Plays Tuesday, April 14 at 7:30 PM at the Michigan!
Agnès Varda eloquently captures Paris in the sixties with this real-time portrait of a singer (Corinne Marchand) set adrift in the city as she awaits test results of a biopsy. A chronicle of the minutes of one woman’s life, Cléo from 5 to 7 is a spirited mix of vivid vérité and melodrama, featuring a score by Michel Legrand (The Umbrellas of Cherbourg) and cameos by Jean-Luc Godard and Anna Karina.read more
Plays Wednesday, April 15 at 6:30 PM at the Michigan
Underwater Dreams, written and directed by Mary Mazzio, and narrated by Michael Peña, is an epic story of how the sons of undocumented Mexican immigrants learned how to build an underwater robot from Home Depot parts. And defeat engineering powerhouse MIT in the process.
With special guests for a post-film discussion TBD.
Plays Friday, April 17 at 9:30 PM at the Michigan!
Women cry for it—men die for it! While an anti-drug crusader lectures a group of concerned citizens, the town’s innocent teens are drawn into a vice-ridden web of reefers, red-hot jazz, and the insanity they provoke. With frequent detours through frank sexual terrain, director Louis Gasnier and producer George Hirliman (who together comprised G&H productions) proved they were neither saints nor saps when it came to making movies. They brilliantly demo
Sunday, April 19 at 3:00 PM at the Michigan. Part of the Not Just for Kids Live Performing Arts Series presented by Toyota.
Swim along with pouty Mr. Fish and his friends in this brand new musical adventure. Utilizing live actors and puppets, this colorful adaptation of The New York Times bestseller is sure to turn the poutiest of frowns upside down. This brand new production is being co-conceived, directed and designed by the acclaimed puppeteers of AchesonWalsh Studios.read more
Plays Monday, April 20 at 7:30 PM at the Michigan! Special ticket prices apply. Gold cards not admitted free
When Ruka was younger, she saw a ghost in the water at the aquarium where her dad works. Now she feels drawn toward the aquarium and the two mysterious boys she meets there, Umi and Sora. They were raised by dugongs and hear the same strange calls from the sea as she does. Ruka’s dad and the other adults who work at the aquarium are only distantly aware of what the children are experiencing as they get caught up
One night only! Plays Tuesday, April 21 at 7:30 PM at the Michigan!
Three classic, award winning Alex Honnold climbing films from the creators of The Dawn Wall, The Reel Rock Film Tour, and Valley Uprising.
Plays Thursday, April 23 at 7:30 PM at the Michigan!
Sandrine Bonnaire won the Best Actress César for her portrayal of the defiant young drifter Mona, found frozen to death in a ditch at the beginning of Vagabond. Agnès Varda pieces together Mona’s story through flashbacks told by those who encountered her (played by a largely non-professional cast), producing a splintered portrait of an enigmatic woman. With its sparse, poetic imagery, Vagabond (Sans toit ni loi) is a stunner, and won Varda the
Plays Friday, April 24 at 9:30 PM at the Michigan!
Celebrating its 25th anniversary! Ice Cube stars in (and also wrote) this 1995 comedy that started a franchise alongside Chris Tucker as two down-and-out stoners that must find a way to pay a local drug dealer by the end of the day. Also starring John Witherspoon and Nia Long, and featuring one of the best 90s hip-hop soundtracks with artists such as Dr. Dre, Cypress Hill and Mack 10.
Plays Sunday, April 26 at 3:00 PM at the Michigan!
Inspired by the imagination of P.T. Barnum and with music composed by Oscar, Grammy, Tony, and Golden Globe Award-winning songwriters Benj Pasek & Justin Paul, who also graduated from U of M! The Greatest Showman is an original musical that celebrates the birth of show business & tells of a visionary who rose from nothing to create a spectacle that became a worldwide sensation. Sing along to the 2019 Grammy-winning soundtrack! Stars Hugh Jackman, Zac
Plays Monday, April 27 at 7:30 PM at the Michigan!
Directed by renowned animator Hayao Miyazaki, this anime has broken a number of box office records in its native Japan. Essentially a statement on the ecological devastation brought on by human advancement, the story follows the battle between Princess Mononoke and a mining village.
Presented in Japanese with English subtitles.
Plays Tuesday, April 28 at 7:30 PM at the Michigan!
Though married to the good-natured, beautiful Thérèse (Claire Drouot), young husband and father François (Jean-Claude Drouot) finds himself falling unquestioningly into an affair with an attractive postal worker. One of Agnès Varda’s most provocative films, Le Bonheur examines, with a deceptively cheery palette and the spirited strains of Mozart, the ideas of fidelity and happiness in a modern, self-centered world.read more
Wednesday, April 29 at 7:30 PM at the Michigan. Part of Science on Screen.
Based on the best-selling pair of memoirs from father and son David and Nic Sheff, Beautiful Boy chronicles the heartbreaking and inspiring experience of survival, relapse, and recovery in a family coping with addiction over many years. Starring Steve Carell, Timothée Chalamet, Maura Tierney and Amy Ryan.
Plays Thursday, April 30 at 7:30 PM at the Michigan!
Cinematographer: Yutaka Yamazaki
Inspired by a real-life incident of child abandonment, this piercing family drama is a testament to the everyday resilience of four young siblings left to survive on their own in a Tokyo apartment. When young single mother Keiko (You) leaves home to pursue a mysterious job and a new romance, 12-year-old Akira (Yuya Yagira) must look after his younger sisters and brother, keeping the household together as money dwind
Plays Monday, May 4 at 7:30 PM at the Michigan!
Part of the Abbas Kiarostami: A Retrospective film series – Juliette Binoche won the Best Actress prize in Cannes for her performance in this playful and provocative romantic drama from legendary auteur Abbas Kiarostami, his first feature made outside of Iran. Binoche plays a gallery owner living in a Tuscan village who attends a lecture by a British author (opera star William Shimell) on authenticity and fakery in art. Afterward, she invites him on a to
Plays Monday, May 18 at 7:30 PM at the Michigan!
Part of the Abbas Kiarostami: A Retrospective film series – Behzad, Keyvan, Ali and Jahan, journalists posing as production engineers, arrive in a Kurdish village to document the locals’ mourning rituals that anticipate the death of an old woman, but she remains alive. The main “engineer” is forced to slow down and appreciate the lifestyle of the village.
Plays Tuesday, May 19 at 7:30 PM at the Michigan!
From Executive Producers Deepak Chopra and Jewel, comes THE MINDFULNESS MOVEMENT, a feature documentary that examines the growing number of people throughout society who believe mindfulness – a peaceful quality of attention anyone can develop by simply focusing on the present moment in a non-judgmental way – is the key to creating a healthier, happier world.
Plays Monday, May 25 at 7:30 PM at the Michigan!
Part of the Abbas Kiarostami: A Retrospective film series – The film that established director Abbas Kiarostami’s reputation outside his native Iran, Where Is the Friend’s Home? tells a simple story in such a spare fashion, many critics found its impact to be almost subliminal. Ahmed (Ahmed Ahmed Poor), a grade schooler, watches as his teacher (Kheda Barech Defai) berates a fellow student, Mohammed (Babek Ahmed Poor), for repea
Wednesday, June 3 at 7:30 PM Presented by Zingerman’s
Hearing perspectives and experiences from world-renowned chefs, including: World’s Best Female Chef Dominique Crenn, Emmy Award Winning TV Host Lidia Bastianich, Two Michelin-starred Chef April Bloomfield, One of Time Magazine’s Most Influential People Barbara Lynch, First Female Iron Chef Cat Cora, World’s Best Chef Daniel Humm and many more…
Meanwhile, getting to the heart of what is needed to empower women across all