Plays Tuesday, February 18 at 7:30 PM at the Michigan!
Director Jim Jarmusch chronicles the story of The Stooges, one of the greatest rock-n-roll bands of all time who emerged from Ann Arbor amidst a countercultural revolution. Their powerful and aggressive style of rock ‘n’ roll blew a crater in the musical landscape of the late 1960s, assaulting audiences with a blend of rock, blues, R&B, and free jazz, and planted the seeds for what would be called punk and alternative rock in the decades that followe
Plays Wednesday, February 19 at 7:00 PM at the Michigan! Free and open to the public! Please RSVP to guarantee your seat!
This documentary tells the story of the Americans who are fighting against one of the largest-known polluters in the country — the United States military. For decades, it’s been documented that a category of chemicals known as PFAS are harmful to life, yet the military continues to mandate its use at hundreds of sites across the country, contaminating surface water and drinking water. With no plan in pla
This lecture has been moved to Rackham Auditorium, 915 Washington St., Ann Arbor, MI!
Music and Bad Manners
Plays Thursday, February 20 at 7:30 PM at the Michigan!
Cinematographer: Shigeyoshi Mine
In this jazzy gangster film, reformed killer Tetsu’s attempt to go straight is thwarted when his former cohorts call him back to Tokyo to help battle a rival gang. Director Seijun Suzuki’s onslaught of stylized violence and trippy colors is equal parts Russ Meyer, Samuel Fuller, and Nagisa Oshima—an anything-goes, in-your-face rampage. Tokyo Drifter is a delirious highlight of the brilliantly excessive Japanese ci
Plays Friday, February 21 at 9:30 PM at the Michigan!
The first feature-length film from the acclaimed studio TRIGGER, creators of the hit series KILL la KILL and Little Witch Academia, and director Hiroyuki Imaishi, Promare uses a bold cel-shaded visual style to tell a blistering action-adventure story, and is the spiritual successor to many of director Imaishi’s former works. Thirty years have passed since the appearance of the Burnish, a race of flame-wielding mutant beings, who destroyed half of the world with
Plays Saturday, February 22 at 1:00 PM at the Michigan. Part of the KOREAN CINEMA NOW Film Series presented by the Nam Center for Korean Studies. Free and open to the public!
In 1950, over 700 student soldiers with only two weeks of boot camp training are deployed to open a path for the larger Incheon Landing Operation. This battle helped to turn the tide of the war against the communist backed forces from the North.
Saturday, February 22 at 3:00 PM at the Michigan. Part of the Not Just for Kids Live Performing Arts Series presented by Toyota.
Whatever you do, don’t let The Pigeon star in his own musical production! This brand-new show from Kennedy Center Artist-in-Residence and beloved author, Mo Willems, is the latest Kennedy Center Theater for Young Audiences on Tour presentation. Starring an innovative mix of actors, puppets, songs, and feathers, Don’t Let The Pigeon Drive The Bus! (The Musical) is sure to get everyone’s wings flapping.
Plays Friday, February 14 with an additional screening added Saturday, February 22 at 9:30 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 Sunday, February 23 at 7:00 PM at the Michigan. Presented in partnership with UMS. Broadcast Live in HD.
The young peasant girl Giselle dies of a broken heart when she learns that the man she loves, Albrecht, has betrayed her. The Wills, vengeful spirits of jilted brides, rouse her spirit and induct her into their clan. They condemn Albrecht to dance until he dies of exhaustion, but Giselle’s true love spares him that fate, and she is released from the power of the Wills.
Choreographed by Alexei Ratmansky.
Plays Monday, February 24 at 7:30 PM at the Michigan!
A bizarre retro comedy shot entirely on VHS, VHYes takes us back to a simpler time, when twelve-year-old Ralph mistakenly records home videos and his favorite late night shows over his parents’ wedding tape. The result is a nostalgic wave of home shopping clips, censored pornography, and nefarious true-crime tales that threaten to unkindly rewind Ralph’s reality.
Plays Tuesday, February 25 at 7:30 PM at the Michigan!
From Writer/Director Jim Jarmusch – Set against the romantic desolation of Detroit and Tangier, an underground musician, deeply depressed by the direction of human activities, reunites with his resilient and enigmatic lover. Their love story has already endured several centuries at least, but their debauched idyll is soon disrupted by her wild and uncontrollable younger sister. Can these wise but fragile outsiders continue to survive as the modern world collaps
Oscar-nominated Richard Jenkins shines as a fast food worker calling it quits after 38 years ruling the restaurant’s graveyard shift. His final work task is to train his young replacement (played by the talented Shane Paul McGhie) in Andrew Cohn’s serio-comic narrative debut set in Albion, Michigan.
Once considered a project for Alexander Payne, who executive produces, Variety calls The Last Shift a “fantastic fast-food tragedy” and The Hollywood Reporter calls it a “breezy
Plays Thursday, February 27 at 7:30 PM at the Michigan!
Cinematographer: Masaki Tamura
Imagine if Quentin Tarantino had directed Napoleon Dynamite—that might give an insight into the offbeat raucousness and punk sensibility of Adam Carter Rehmeier‘s Dinner In America.
This deliriously combative misfit love story stars Kyle Gellner (star of the new CBS All Access series Interrogation) as a punk rocker on the lam who teams up with his biggest fan, played by Tony Award nominee Emily Skeggs, to cut a swathe of foul-mouthed destruction through Detroit’s suburbs.
Friday, February 28 at 7:00 PM at the Michigan!
The 2020 Fly Fishing Film Tour is headed to Ann Arbor!
Plays Friday, February 28 at 9:30 PM at the Michigan!
It is the year 2029. Technology has advanced so far that cyborgs are commonplace. In addition, human brains can connect to the internet directly. Major Motoko Kasunagi is an officer in Section 9, an elite, secretive police division that deals with special operations, including counter terrorism and cyber crime. She is currently on the trail of the Puppet Master, a cyber criminal who hacks into the brains of cyborgs in order to obtain information and to commit other crimes.
The Metropolitan Opera presents a live broadcast of AGRIPPINA live in HD on Saturday, February 29 at 12:55 PM
As the imperious title empress, mezzo-soprano Joyce DiDonato leads the Met premiere of Handel’s tale of deception and deceit. Harry Bicket conducts Sir David McVicar’s wry new production, which gives this Baroque black comedy a politically charged, modern updating.
Presented in Italian with English subtitles
Please be aware that this production of Agrippina, although containin
Plays Saturday, February 29 at 1:00 PM at the Michigan. Part of the KOREAN CINEMA NOW Film Series presented by the Nam Center for Korean Studies. Free and open to the public!
Convinced he’s on the verge of death, an aging poet invites his two bickering sons to an isolated hotel for a final goodbye.
Plays Sunday, March 1 at 1:30 PM at the Michigan!
Buster Keaton double-feature with live organ accompaniment from Andrew Rogers!
Plays Monday, March 2 at 7:30 PM with an added screening on Saturday, March 7 at 1:30 PM at the Michigan!
Each year, CatVideoFest curates a compilation reel of the latest, best cat videos culled from countless hours of unique submissions and sourced animations, music videos, and, of course, classic internet powerhouses.
Screening events raise money for cats in need, often through partnerships with local cat charities, animal welfare organizations, and shelters to identify how best to serve cats in the area. 10% of our pr
Plays Tuesday, March 3rd at 6:30 PM at the Michigan!
In celebration of the life and career of Kirk Douglas, a Hollywood legend and icon.
Stanley Kubrick directed a cast of screen legends—including Kirk Douglas as the indomitable gladiator that led a Roman slave revolt—in the sweeping epic that defined a genre and ushered in a new Hollywood era. The assured acting, lush Technicolor cinematography, bold costumes, and visceral fight sequences won Spartacus four Oscars; the blend of politics and sexual sugg
Plays Friday, March 6 at 9:30 PM at the Michigan!
Celebrating “The Day of the Dude” on the anniversary of the release of the Coen Brothers’ late-night cult classic. In this unconventional take on film noir genre, Jeff `The Dude’ Leboswki (Jeff Bridges) is mistaken for Jeffrey Lebowski, who is The Big Lebowski. Which explains why he’s roughed up and has his precious rug peed on. In search of recompense, The Dude tracks down his namesake, who offers him a job. His wife has been kidnapped and he needs a re
Plays Sunday, March 8 at 7:00 PM. Presented in partnership with UMS; Tickets available at UMS.org
William Shakespeare’s Coriolanus is directed by Robert Lepage. Presented by Stratford Festival on Film, The Michigan Theater and University Musical Society.
Plays Monday, March 9 at 7:30 PM at the Michigan!
Beginning our Abbas Kiarostami: A Retrospective film series – Written and Directed by Kiarostami, this dark, intense, and emotional film follows a depressed, middle-aged man as he travels the Iranian countryside searching for someone to bury him after he commits suicide. Eventually, he encounters a Turkish taxidermist who tries to get him to see life’s beauty.
One night only! Plays Tuesday, March 10 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 Wednesday, March 11 at 6:30 PM at the Michigan
CODE exposes the dearth of female and minority software engineers, explores the reasons for this gap and highlights breakthrough efforts that are producing more diverse programmers while showing how this critical gap can be closed.
With special guests for a post-film discussion TBD.
Thursday, March 12 at the Michigan! Part of the Penny Stamps Speaker Series. Free to the public!
Hacking in the Sixth Extinction
Plays Thursday, March 12 at 7:30 PM at the Michigan!
Cinematographer: Masaki Tamura
The tale of an eccentric band of culinary ronin who guide the widow of a noodle-shop owner on her quest for the perfect recipe, this rapturous “ramen western” by Japanese director Juzo Itami is an entertaining, genre-bending adventure underpinned by a deft satire of the way social conventions distort the most natural of human urges—our appetites. Interspersing the efforts of Tampopo (Nobuko Miyamoto) and friends
Plays Friday, March 13th at 9:30 PM at the Michigan!
Celebrating the 40th Anniversary of the film! Crystal Lake’s history of murder doesn’t deter counselors from setting up a summer camp in the woodsy area. Superstitious locals warn against it, but the fresh-faced young people — Jack (Kevin Bacon), Alice (Adrienne King), Bill (Harry Crosby), Marcie (Jeannie Taylor) and Ned (Mark Nelson) — pay little heed to the old-timers. Then they find themselves stalked by a brutal k
The Metropolitan Opera presents a live broadcast of DER FLIEGENDE HOLLÄNDER in HD on Saturday, March 14 at 12:55 PM
Sir Bryn Terfel returns to the Met for the first time since 2012, as the mysterious seafarer searching for salvation. Director François Girard, whose mesmerizing production of Parsifal recently wowed Met audiences, returns to stage Wagner’s eerie early masterwork.
Presented in German with English subtitles
Plays Sunday, March 15 at the Michigan!
Turner Classic Movies and Fathom Events are proud to bring you the classic movies you love the way they were meant to be seen, uncut and in the company of other movie lovers.
Plays Monday, March 16 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
Wednesday, March 18 at 7:30 PM. Part of Science on Screen Film Series.
From executive producer Dan Rather and director Adam Bolt, the co-writer and editor of the Oscar-winning film Inside Job, comes the story of the biggest tech revolution of the 21st Century. And it isn’t digital, it’s biological. A breakthrough called CRISPR has given us unprecedented control over the basic building blocks of life. It opens the door to curing diseases, reshaping the biosphere, and designing o
Thursday, March 19 at the Michigan! Part of the Penny Stamps Speaker Series. Free to the public!
Writing My Wrongs
Plays Thursday, March 19 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 Saturday, March 21 at 1:00 PM at the Michigan. Part of the KOREAN CINEMA NOW Film Series presented by the Nam Center for Korean Studies. Free and open to the public!
“My Name Is Kim Bok-dong” focuses on Kim’s life and struggles in fighting to get the Japanese government to take legal responsibility for the comfort women, admit its forceful nature and formally apologize directly to the victims since reporting herself as a victim in 1992.
March 21, 2020 at 8:00 PM at the Michigan.
Don’t let the mysterious shimmer that opens this concert and Diana Syrse’s Colección de Readlidades deceive you–this program packs a remarkably vivacious punch. As the texture broadens the rhythms of Mexico are revealed as the backbone to this gripping piece. To Puerto Rico we go next with Roberto Sierra’s Concerto for Saxophones and Orchestra as the A2SO is joined by saxophonist and Detroit native, James Carter. A virtuosic blend of jazz, classical, and Latin styles come together a
Plays Sunday, March 22 at 7:00 PM. Presented in partnership with UMS; Tickets available at UMS.org
This giddy and surprisingly modern reflection on fame, desire, and loneliness stars Andrew Scott (BBC’s Sherlock, Fleabag) as Garry.
As he prepares to embark on an overseas tour, star actor Garry Essendine’s colorful life is in danger of spiraling out of control. Engulfed by an escalating identity crisis as his many and various relationships compete for his attention, Garry’s few remaining days at home are a chaotic whirlwin
Plays Monday, March 23 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.
Thursday, March 26 at the Michigan! Part of the Penny Stamps Speaker Series. Free to the public!
Rip it Up
Plays Monday, March 30 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 rep
Wednesday, April 1 at 7:30 PM at the Michigan. Part of Science on Screen.
Grieving the recent death of his wife, Shmuel (Géza Rohrïg), decides that, in order to move on, he must understand the science behind the decomposition process of his wife’s body—despite the blasphemy inherent in any scientific inquiry. To assist his sinful pursuit, he seeks out Albert (Matthew Broderick), a community-college biology professor who Shmuel enlists to teach informal science lessons. These soon grow to include homem
Thursday, April 2 at the Michigan! Part of the Penny Stamps Speaker Series. Free to the public!
The Place of the Artist is on the Side of the Weak: A Manifesto for the 21st Century
Plays Saturday, April 4 at 1:00 PM at the Michigan. Part of the KOREAN CINEMA NOW Film Series presented by the Nam Center for Korean Studies. Free and open to the public!
In 1994 Seoul when the Seongsu Bridge collapses, 14-year-old Eunhee wanders the city and searches for love.
Sunday, April 5 at 7 PM!
Traveling to stunning landscapes and remote cultures, and bringing audiences up-close and personal with adrenaline-packed action sports, the 2019/2020 World Tour is an exhilarating and provocative exploration of the mountain world. Banff Centre Mountain Film Festival is one of the largest and most prestigious mountain festivals in the world! Hot on the heels of the Festival held every fall in Banff, Canada, the Banff Centre Mountain Film Festival World Tour hits the road. With stops planned in about 550 commun
Thursday, April 9 at the Michigan! Part of the Penny Stamps Speaker Series. Free to the public!
Plays Thursday, April 9 at 7:30 PM at the Michigan!
Cinematographer: Akiko Ashizawa
Japanese auteur Kiyoshi Kurosawa explores cross-cultural miscommunication in this engagingly low-key portrait of a TV host becoming lost in Uzbekistan.
The Metropolitan Opera presents a live broadcast of TOSCA in HD on Saturday, April 11 at 12:55 PM
Superstar soprano Anna Netrebko appears in her 16th Live in HD transmission, taking on the soaring title diva of Puccini’s grand melodrama. Bertrand de Billy conducts Sir David McVicar’s evocative production, with tenor Brian Jagde as Tosca’s impassioned lover, Cavaradossi, and baritone Michael Volle as the sinister Scarpia.
Presented in Italian with English subtitles
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 Wednesday, April 15 at 7:00 PM. Presented in partnership with UMS; Tickets available at UMS.org
Featuring a Tony Award-winning performance from host of the The Late Late Show, James Corden, the hilarious West End and Broadway hit One Man, Two Guvnors returns to cinemas to mark National Theatre Live’s 10th birthday.
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
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.
With special guests for a post-film discussion TBD.
The Metropolitan Opera presents a live broadcast of MARIA STUARDA in HD on Saturday, May 9 at 12:55 PM
A pseudo-historical opera about Mary, Queen of Scots, and her bitter rivalry with Queen Elizabeth I, Donizetti’s drama thrills with intense stand-offs and impressive vocal displays. Soprano Diana Damrau and mezzo-soprano Jamie Barton square off as two of history’s most formidable monarchs, with Maurizio Benini conducting.
Presented in Italian with English subtitles
Wednesday, May 20, 2020 at 8:00 PM Tickets onsale soon at Ticketmaster.com
The Head and the Heart is an indie folk band formed in 2009 in Seattle, Washington. They have released three albums and went on hiatus in 2016 due to health-related issues. The band has toured alongside Vampire Weekend, Dave Matthews, Iron & Wine, Death Cab For Cutie, and more. They were also featured in the first episode of the Showtime TV show Roadies. Their most recent album, Signs of Light, was released in 2016 and debuted at number five on the
Friday, May 29 at 8:00 PM at the Michigan!
The Fab Faux with The Hogshead Horns, The Creme Tangerine Strings & The Nutopian Choir perform IMAGINE: THE MUSIC OF JOHN LENNON solo years and with The Beatles
With a commitment to the accurate reproduction of The Beatles’ repertoire, The Fab Faux treat the seminal music with unwavering respect, and are known for their painstaking recreations of the songs (with emphasis on the later works never performed live by the Beatles).read more
Wednesday, June 3rd 2020 at 7:30 PM Presented by Zingerman’s
Part of Camp Bacon! Join us at the Michigan Theater for a special film screening followed by a Q&A with special guests.
General Admission: $30 Michigan Theater members: $25