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The Bookshop

Opens Friday, August 31 at the Michigan!
England, 1959. Free-spirited widow Florence Green (Emily Mortimer) risks everything to open a bookshop in a conservative East Anglian coastal town. While bringing about a surprising cultural awakening through works by Ray Bradbury and Vladimir Nabokov, she earns the polite but ruthless opposition of a local grand dame (Patricia Clarkson) and the support and affection of a reclusive book loving widower (Bill Nighy). As Florence's obstacles amass and bear suspicious signs of a local power struggle, she is forced to ask: is there a place for a bookshop in a town that may not want one?
Wed, Sep 19 4:15 PM
Thu, Sep 20 9:30 PM
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Pick of the Litter

Opens Friday, September 14 at the Michigan! This documentary follows a litter of puppies from the moment they're born and begin their quest to become guide dogs for the blind. Cameras follow these pups through an intense two-year odyssey as they train to become dogs whose ultimate responsibility is to protect their blind partners from harm. Along the way, these remarkable animals rely on a community of dedicated individuals who train them to do amazing, life-changing things in the service of their human. The stakes are high and not every dog can make the cut. Only the best of the best. The pick of the litter.
Wed, Sep 19 4:30 PM9:30 PM
Thu, Sep 20 3:45 PM
Sat, Sep 22 3:30 PM
Sun, Sep 23 3:30 PM
Wed, Sep 26 4:15 PM
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The Wife

Opens Friday, September 7 at the Michigan!

After nearly forty years of marriage, Joan and Joe Castleman (Glenn Close and Jonathan Pryce) are complements. Where Joe is casual, Joan is elegant. Where Joe is vain, Joan is self-effacing. And where Joe enjoys his very public role as the great American novelist, Joan pours her considerable intellect, grace, charm and diplomacy into the private role of a great man's wife. As Joe is about to be awarded the Nobel Prize for his acclaimed and prolific body of work, Joan starts to think about the shared compromises, secrets and betrayals.
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A Boy. A Girl. A Dream

Opens Friday, September 14 at the Michigan!

Cass (Omari Hardwick), a handsome USC grad stalled in his career, is getting lost in the alcohol- and drug-infused world of LA club promotion. On the night of the 2016 presidential election, he meets Frida (Meagan Good), a beautiful, spirited midwestern visitor dealing with a difficult breakup. Their chemistry is undeniable. Nothing will ever be the same again. With a sense of quiet enchantment and magnitude in the mundane, director and Ann Arbor native Qasim Basir has created a visually sensuous, dreamlike film unspooling in real time, seemingly in one continuous take, that transports you to a singular moment in time-election night-when the texture of life seemed to indescribably yet drastically change.
Wed, Sep 19 7:15 PM9:45 PM
Thu, Sep 20 7:30 PM9:45 PM
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Life Itself

Opens Thursday, September 20 at the Michigan!

As a young New York couple goes from college romance to marriage and the birth of their first child, the unexpected twists of their journey create reverberations that echo over continents and through lifetimes in Life Itself. Director and writer Dan Fogelman (This Is Us) examines the perils and rewards of everyday life in a multigenerational saga featuring an international ensemble including Oscar Isaac, Olivia Wilde, Antonio Banderas, Annette Bening, Olivia Cooke, Sergio Peris-Mencheta, Laia Costa, Alex Monner and Mandy Patinkin. Set in New York City and Carmona, Spain, Life Itself celebrates the human condition and all of its complications with humor, poignancy and love.
Thu, Sep 20 7:15 PM
Fri, Sep 21 4:00 PM9:45 PM
Tue, Sep 25 6:30 PM9:30 PM
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Love, Gilda

Opens Friday, September 21 at the Michigan! In her own words, comedienne Gilda Radner looks back and reflects on her life and career. Weaving together her recently discovered audiotapes, interviews with her friends (Chevy Chase, Lorne Michaels, Laraine Newman, Paul Shaffer and Martin Short), rare home movies and diaries read by modern-day comedians inspired by Gilda. Love, Gilda opens up a unique window into the honest and whimsical world of a beloved performer whose greatest role was sharing her story.
Sat, Sep 22 7:00 PM9:15 PM
Sun, Sep 23 6:00 PM8:45 PM
Mon, Sep 24 4:15 PM9:45 PM
Tue, Sep 25 4:00 PM
Wed, Sep 26 9:30 PM
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The Lady from Shanghai

Plays Friday, September 21 at 7:00 PM at the Michigan! Part of the Fatally Yours Film Noir Series presented with support from Connie Crump & Jay Simrod. With Special Guest Eddie Muller, president and founder of the Film Noir Foundation and host of TCM's Noir Alley. Join Eddie for the film's introduction and a post-film discussion!

A seaman becomes involved in a complex murder plot when he is hired to work on a yacht. He soon finds himself implicated in the murder, despite his innocence. The film is best remembered for it's climax "hall of mirrors" scene with a shoot out amidst shards of shattering glass. Directed by and starring ORSON WELLES and RITA HAYWORTH.
Fri, Sep 21 7:00 PM
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Double Indemnity

Plays Monday, September 24 at 7:00 PM at the Michigan! Part of the Fatally Yours Film Noir Series presented with support from Connie Crump & Jay Simrod.

In this classic film noir, insurance salesman Walter Neff (FRED MACMURRY) gets roped into a murderous scheme when he falls for the sensual Phyllis Dietrichson (BARBARA STANWYCK), who is intent on killing her husband (TOM POWERS) and living off the fraudulent accidental death claim. Prompted by the late Mr. Dietrichson's daughter, Lola (JEAN HEATHER), insurance investigator Barton Keyes (EDWARD G. ROBINSON) looks into the case, and gradually begins to uncover the sinister truth.
Mon, Sep 24 7:00 PM
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Bad Reputation

One night only! Plays Wednesday, September 26 at 7:00 PM at the Michigan

This theatrical version of the film will come packaged with an exclusive, brand new solo performance by Joan made specifically for these 9/26 screenings (this footage will follow the feature)

A journey through Joan Jett's life and career, from her early years as founder of "The Runaways" and first collaborations with Kenny Laguna to her status as rock icon.
Wed, Sep 26 7:00 PM
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Manhattan Short Film Festival 2018

Plays September 27 at 7:30 PM at the Michigan.

This year, Manhattan Short received 1565 entries from 73 countries from which nine finalists were selected. These nine short films will screen more than 1000 times in over 300 countries on six continents during the week of September 27 - October 7. And the judges of these films are YOU, the audience. Upon entry, festival attendees are handed a Voting Card and an Official Program and asked to vote for the ONE Film they feel should win. Votes are tallied by each host venue then emailed to the festival’s NYC headquarters. Regular Michigan Theater admission rates apply. For more information, visit www.michtheater.org ; for more information about the Manhattan Short Film Festival, visit www.msfilmfest.com .

Thu, Sep 27 7:30 PM
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Mildred Pierce

Plays Monday, October 1 at 7:00 PM at the Michigan! Part of the Fatally Yours Film Noir Series presented with support from Connie Crump & Jay Simrod.

When Mildred Pierce's (JOAN CRAWFORD) wealthy husband leaves her for another woman, Mildred decides to raise her two daughters on her own. Despite Mildred's financial successes in the restaurant business, her oldest daughter, Veda (ANN BLYTH), resents her mother for degrading their social status. In the midst of a police investigation after the death of her second husband (ZACHARY SCOTT), Mildred must evaluate her own freedom and her complicated relationship with her daughter.
Mon, Oct 1 7:00 PM
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Nights and Days (Noci i dnie)

Plays Wednesday, Oct.3, 7:00 pm. Part of the Polish Film Festival Film Series presented by the Polish Cultural Fund. Free and open to the public!. Against the backdrop of World War I, a Polish matron (Jadwiga Baranska) recalls her turbulent marriage to an unfaithful spouse (Jerzy Binczycki) as well as her life's triumphs and hardships. Directed by Jerzy Antczak .
Wed, Oct 3 7:00 PM
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World Premiere: Football’s Valhalla, The Bob Ufer Story

Plays Friday, October 5, 2018 at 7:00 PM.

For many Michigan Football fans, nothing can describe the force of nature that was Bob Ufer. Considered the original “Voice” of Michigan Football, Bob Ufer is a University of Michigan icon. Far from being an impartial reporter, Ufer released endless kilocycles of unbridled maize and blue favoritism. For nearly four decades, Bob Ufer was beloved by a wide range of listeners for his enthusiastic, articulate and engaging style. His high-octane broadcasts had an impact on many local kids, including one who became the head football coach at Michigan, Jim Harbaugh. Recordings of Ufer’s game broadcasts have delighted Michigan fans for decades and are routinely heard at tailgate gatherings today.

Fri, Oct 5 7:00 PM
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The Big House

Plays October 5 - 11 at the Michigan!

Join us for a special homecoming screening on Saturday, October 6 at 7:00 PM with filmmakers in attendance!

Ann Arbor, Michigan is the prototypical college town—a small city with a massive research university, a tradition of political radicalism and Michigan Stadium, the largest in the United States and the home of University of Michigan football. With a capacity of 107,601 the entire population of Ann Arbor fits in the stadium, which fans affectionately call “The Big House.” Michigan football goes back to 1879, and is known for its distinctive winged helmet and its fight song “The Victors.” But this direct-cinema documentary eschews gridiron grandeur to look closely at all the labor—from the cooks to the cops to the cleaners—that goes into hosting 100,000 people. Shot against the backdrop of the 2016 election and the rise of Donald Trump, it presents a microcosm of America by showing everything but the game.
Sat, Oct 6 7:00 PM
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The Birds

Plays Saturday, October 6 at 7:30 PM at the Michigan!

A wealthy San Francisco socialite (TIPPI HEDREN) pursues a potential boyfriend to a small Northern California town that slowly takes a turn for the bizarre when birds of all kinds suddenly begin to attack people.
Sat, Oct 6 7:30 PM
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Dragonfly Eyes

Plays Sunday, October 7, 2018 at 6:15 PM. Free Admission.

Constructed entirely from real surveillance video, Dragonfly Eyes is a unique hybrid of fiction and documentary.

Sun, Oct 7 6:15 PM
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Laura

Plays Monday, October 8 at 7:00 PM at the Michigan! Part of the Fatally Yours Film Noir Series presented with support from Connie Crump & Jay Simrod.

In one of the most celebrated 1940s film noirs, Manhattan detective Mark McPherson (DANA ANDREWS) investigates the murder of Madison Avenue executive Laura Hunt (GENE TIERNEY) in her fashionable apartment. On the trail of her murderer, McPherson quizzes Laura's arrogant best friend, gossip columnist Waldo Lydecker (CLIFTON WEBB) and her comparatively mild fiancé, Shelby Carpenter (VINCENT PRICE). As the detective grows obsessed with the case, he finds himself falling in love with the dead woman.
Mon, Oct 8 7:00 PM
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The Promised Land (Ziemia Obiecana)

Wednesday, Oct.10, 7:00 pm. Part of the Polish Film Festival Film Series presented by the Polish Cultural Fund. Free and open to the public! When ambitious Polish aristocrat Karol Borowiecki (Daniel Olbrychski) decides to open his own textile factory, he recruits two enterprising friends, Jewish businessman Moryc Welt (Wojciech Pszoniak) and German industrial heir Maks Baum (Andrzej Seweryn), to begin the new venture. Unfortunately, Karol's affair with Lucy Zuckerowa (Kalina Jedrusik), the wife of a business rival, threatens to derail the trio's attempts at establishing their own company. Directed by Andrzej Wajda.
Wed, Oct 10 7:00 PM
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Gun Crazy

Plays Monday, October 15 at 7:00 PM at the Michigan! Part of the Fatally Yours Film Noir Series presented with support from Connie Crump & Jay Simrod.

When gun-obsessed pacifist Bart Tare (JOHN DALL) witnesses expert shooter Annie Laurie Starr (PEGGY CUMMINS) demonstrate her firearm prowess at a carnival one night, it's love at first sight. Aimless Bart joins the traveling show and begins a romance with Annie, but her dangerously rebellious spirit soon gets them both fired. After eloping, the young lovers embark on an armed robbery spree, managing to elude the authorities until Annie insists on pulling one last job.
Mon, Oct 15 7:00 PM
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Nosferatu

Plays Friday, October 19 at 7pm at the Michigan. This very special presentation of the1922 film classic will have live organ accompaniment on the Michigan Theater's grand Barton Organ by the Michigan's gifted organist, Stephen Warner (who will play an original score he wrote). An Ann Arbor tradition continues with Nosferatu - the first vampire movie! A real estate agent (Gustav von Wangenheim) begins conducting business with the eerie Count Orlok (the beyond-creepy Max Schreck), who goes on a rampage when he becomes obsessed with the man's beautiful wife. Roger Ebert said it best about this Michigan Theater Halloween tradition: "[Nosferatu] doesn't scare us, but it haunts us. It shows not that vampires can jump out of the shadows, but that evil can grow there, nourished on death." Special ticket prices apply.
Fri, Oct 19 7:00 PM
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