Films at the State

Maiden

Maiden

Maiden is the story of how Tracy Edwards, a 24-year-old cook in charter boats, became the skipper of the first ever all-female crew to enter the Whitbread Round the World in 1989. Tracy’s inspirational dream was opposed on all sides: her male competitors thought an all-women crew would never make it, the chauvinistic yachting press took bets on her failure, and potential sponsors rejected her, fearing they would die at sea and generate bad publicity. But Tracy refused to give up: she remortgaged her home and bought a secondhand boat, p

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The Farewell

The Farewell

Opens Thursday, Aug. 1 at the State.

In this funny, uplifting tale based on an actual lie, Chinese-born, U.S.-raised Billi (Awkwafina) reluctantly returns to Changchun to find that, although the whole family knows their beloved matriarch, Nai-Nai, has been given mere weeks to live, everyone has decided not to tell Nai Nai herself. To assure her happiness, they gather under the joyful guise of an expedited wedding, uniting family members scattered among new homes abroad. As Billi navigates a minefield of family expectatio

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The Nightingale

The Nightingale

The Nightingale is a meditation on the consequences of violence and the price of seeking vengeance. Set during the colonization of Australia in 1825, the film follows Clare (Aisling Franciosi), a 21-year-old Irish convict. Having served her 7-year sentence, she is desperate to be free of her abusive master, Lieutenant Hawkins (Sam Claflin) who refuses to release her from his charge. Clare’s husband Aidan (Michael Sheasby) retaliates and she becomes the victim of a harrowing crime at the hands of the lieutenant and

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Cold Case Hammerskjöld

Cold Case Hammerskjöld

Opens Aug. 30 at the State.

Cinetopia 2019 Audience Award Winner!

In 1961, Secretary General of the UN, Dag Hammarskjöld, died in a plane crash in Northern Rhodesia. He was en route to ceasefire negotiations between non combatant UN forces and troops from the breakaway state of Katanga. He was taking a stance in the fight against colonialism in times of instability and the Cold War. What started as conspiracy theories have evolved into a growing consensus that Hammarskjöld and 15 other people were shot down, inciting

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John Wick

John Wick

Plays Saturday, August 31 at 10:00 PM at the State!

After gunning down a member of the High Table — the shadowy international assassin’s guild — legendary hit man John Wick finds himself stripped of the organization’s protective services. Now stuck with a $14 million bounty on his head, Wick must fight his way through the streets of New York as he becomes the target of the world’s most ruthless killers.

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IT: Chapter Two

IT: Chapter Two

Opens September 5 at the State!

Evil resurfaces in Derry as director Andy Muschietti reunites the Losers Club in a return to where it all began with “IT Chapter Two,” the conclusion to the highest-grossing horror film of all time. Twenty-seven years after the Losers Club defeated Pennywise, he has returned to terrorize the town of Derry once more. Now adults, the Losers have long since gone their separate ways. However, kids are disappearing again, so Mike, the only one of the group to remain in their hometow

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David Crosby: Remember My Name

David Crosby: Remember My Name

Opens September 6 at the State!

A revealing and deeply personal documentary exploring the life and creative renaissance of music icon David Crosby. A cultural force for over fifty years, Crosby faced uncertain future after the 2015 dissolution of Crosby, Stills and Nash. Racked with health issues and personal obstacles, Crosby forged a new path at the age of 77. Seeking out younger musicians and recording a pair of critically-praised new albums, Crosby now sets out to make a mark in a world now so different from the generation

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The Big Lebowski

The Big Lebowski

Plays Sat. Sep. 7 at 10:00 PM at the State.

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Jeff “the Dude” Lebowski, a laid-back, easygoing burnout happens to have the same name as a millionaire whose wife owes a lot of dangerous people a whole bunch of money — resulting in the Dude having his rug soiled, sending him spiraling into the Los Angeles underworld.

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Ann Arbor Film Festival Presents: <3

Ann Arbor Film Festival Presents:

Wed. Sep. 11 at 7:00 PM at the State.

Presented in partnership with the Ann Arbor Film Festival.
Free for AAFF & MT Gold Card members!

The LNZ Visual Album is the longest night of LNZ’s life as everyone is trying to kill her. In this loosely woven, spiraling death odyssey of the night, LNZ’s body moves through different forms of digital imagery until finally being uploaded to the Internet to live forever. Formally, it’s a 60-minute selfie, lol. It’s also a coming-of-age story in a technological commun

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The Goldfinch

The Goldfinch

Opens September 13 at the State!

Theodore Decker (Ansel Elgort) was 13 years old when his mother was killed in a bombing at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York. The tragedy changes the course of his life, sending him on a stirring odyssey of grief and guilt, reinvention and redemption, and even love. Through it all, he holds on to one tangible piece of hope from that terrible day – a painting of a tiny bird chained to its perch.

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Brittany Runs a Marathon

Brittany Runs a Marathon

Opens September 13 at the State!

A hard-partying woman receives a startling wake-up call when a visit to the doctor reveals how unhealthy she is. Motivated to lose weight, she soon takes up running to help her prepare for her ultimate goal of competing in the New York City Marathon. Stars Jillian Bell.

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Space Jam

Space Jam

Plays Sat., Sep. 14 at 10:00 PM at the State.

Basketball superstar MICHAEL JORDAN and cartoon favorite BUGS BUNNY team up with other basketball greats and Looney Tunes characters in this combination animated/live-action feature.

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Caddyshack

Caddyshack

Plays Mon. Sep. Xx at 7:30 at the State.

Danny Noonan (Michael O’Keefe), a teen down on his luck, works as a caddy at the snob-infested Bushwood Country Club to raise money for his college education. In an attempt to gain votes for a college scholarship reserved for caddies, Noonan volunteers to caddy for a prominent and influential club member (Ted Knight). Meanwhile, Danny struggles to prepare for the high pressure Caddy Day golf tournament while absorbing New Age advice from wealthy golf guru Ty Webb (Chevy Chase).

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Honeyland

Honeyland

Opens September 20 at the State!

In a deserted Macedonian village, Hatidze, a fiftysomething woman in a bright yellow blouse and green headscarf, trudges up a hillside to check her bee colonies nestled in the rocks. Serenading them with a secret chant, she gently maneuvers the honeycomb without netting or gloves. Back at her homestead, Hatidze tends to her handmade hives and her bedridden mother, occasionally heading to the capital to market her wares. One day, an itinerant family installs itself next door, and Hatidze’s peac

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Fight Club

Fight Club

Plays Sat., Sep. 21 at 10:00 PM at the State.

An unnamed protagonist (Edward Norton), an “everyman” who is discontented with his white-collar job, moves from touring support groups to forming an underground club with a strange soap salesman named Tyler Durden (Brad Pitt)–a club with strict rules where he fights other men who are similarly fed up with their mundane lives. Their perfect partnership frays when Marla (Helena Bonham Carter), a fellow support group crasher, attracts Tyler’

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Lost in Translation

Lost in Translation

Plays Mon, Sep. 23 at 7:30 PM at the State.

A lonely, aging movie star named Bob Harris (BILL MURRAY) and a conflicted newlywed, Charlotte (SCARLETT JOHANNSON), meet in Tokyo. Bob is there to film a Japanese whiskey commercial; Charlotte is accompanying her celebrity-photographer husband. Strangers in a foreign land, the two find escape, distraction and understanding amidst the bright Tokyo lights after a chance meeting in the quiet lull of the hotel bar. They form a bond that is as unlikely as it is heartfelt and meaningful.<

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Aquarela

Aquarela

Opens September 27 at the State!

AQUARELA takes audiences on a deeply cinematic journey through the transformative beauty and raw power of water. Captured at a rare 96 frames-per-second, the film is a visceral wake-up call that humans are no match for the sheer force and capricious will of Earth’s most precious element. From the precarious frozen waters of Russia’s Lake Baikal to Miami in the throes of Hurricane Irma to Venezuela’s mighty Angel Falls, water is AQUARELA’s main character, with director Victor Kossa

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Donnie Darko

Donnie Darko

Plays Sat. Sep. 28 at 10:00 PM at the State.

During the presidential election of 1988, a teenager named Donnie Darko (Jake Gyllenhaal) sleepwalks out of his house one night and sees a giant, demonic-looking rabbit named Frank, who tells him the world will end in 28 days. When Donnie returns home, he finds that a jet engine has crashed into his bedroom. Is Donnie living in a parallel universe, is he suffering from mental illness – or will the world really end?

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Groundhog Day

Groundhog Day

Plays Mon. Sep. 30 at 7:30 at the State.

Phil (Bill Murray), a weatherman, is out to cover the annual emergence of the groundhog from its hole. He gets caught in a blizzard that he didn’t predict and finds himself trapped in a time warp. He is doomed to relive the same day over and over again until he gets it right.

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Ann Arbor Film Festival Presents: Two A.M.

Ann Arbor Film Festival Presents: Two A.M.

Wed. Oct. 9 at 7:00 PM at the State.

Presented in partnership with the Ann Arbor Film Festival.
Free for AAFF & MT Gold Card members!

Sanna is pitted against an overbearing family of mind-reading “Watchers.” As a telepathic police state manipulates social unrest in a city in flames, Sanna attempts to reconnect with her sister Algin, a blacklisted pop singer. On the run from her unpredictably sinister Watcher cousins, Sanna is soon joined by her lover Franz. But just as the possibility of freedom seems fin

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Ann Arbor Film Festival Presents: El Mar La Mar

Ann Arbor Film Festival Presents: El Mar La Mar

Wed. Nov. 6 at 7:00 PM at the State.

Presented in partnership with the Ann Arbor Film Festival.
Free for AAFF & MT Gold Card members!

An immersive and enthralling journey through the Sonoran Desert on the U.S.-Mexico border, El Mar La Mar weaves together harrowing oral histories from the area with hand-processed 16mm images of flora, fauna and items left behind by travelers. Subjects speak of intense, mythic experiences in the desert: A man tells of a fifteen-foot-tall monster said to haunt the region, while

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