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Feature films and documentaries.





 
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Monday


March 2013
 4 p.m. 

"56 Up": Michigan Theater.

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(Michael Apted & Paul Almond, 2012). Documentary about a group of British citizens who have been interviewed every 7 years since 1964, when they were all 7 years old.
Michigan Theater. Tickets $10 (children under 12, students with ID, seniors age 55 & older, & U.S. veterans, $8; MTF members, $7.50; films before 6 p.m., $7). michtheater.org. [map]
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 4:15 p.m. 

"A Place at the Table": Michigan Theater.

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(Kristi Jacobson & Lori Silverbush, 2012). Documentary about the millions of Americans who go hungry. With Jeff Bridges & Tom Colicchio.
Michigan Theater. Tickets: $10 (children under 12, students with ID, seniors age 55 & older, & U.S. veterans, $8; MTF members, $7.50; films before 6 p.m., $7). michtheater.org. 668-TIME. [map]
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 7 p.m. 

"The Player": Michigan Theater Foundation.

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(Robert Altman, 1992). Satire about a Hollywood studio executive who murders an aspiring screenwriter he believed was sending him death threats. Tim Robbins.
7 p.m., Michigan Theater. $10 (children under 12, students with ID, seniors age 55 & older, & U.S. veterans, $8; MTF members, $7.50.) 668-TIME. [map]
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 7:15 p.m. 

"Amour": Michigan Theater.

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(Michael Haneke, 2012). Drama set in Paris about 2 retired music teachers whose marriage is tested when the woman has an attack. French, subtitles.
Michigan Theater. Tickets: 10 (children under 12, students with ID, seniors age 55 & older, & U.S. veterans, $8; MTF members, $7.50; films before 6 p.m., $7). 668-TIME. michtheater.org. [map]
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Tuesday


March 2013
 3 p.m. 

"Amour": Michigan Theater.

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(Michael Haneke, 2012). Drama set in Paris about 2 retired music teachers whose marriage is tested when the woman has an attack. French, subtitles.
Michigan Theater. Tickets: 10 (children under 12, students with ID, seniors age 55 & older, & U.S. veterans, $8; MTF members, $7.50; films before 6 p.m., $7). 668-TIME. michtheater.org. [map]
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 6:05 & 8:30 p.m. 

"A Place at the Table": Michigan Theater.

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(Kristi Jacobson & Lori Silverbush, 2012). Documentary about the millions of Americans who go hungry. With Jeff Bridges & Tom Colicchio.
Michigan Theater. Tickets: $10 (children under 12, students with ID, seniors age 55 & older, & U.S. veterans, $8; MTF members, $7.50; films before 6 p.m., $7). michtheater.org. 668-TIME. [map]
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 7 p.m.  Free! 

"Which Way Home": UMMA.

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(Rebecca Cammisa, 2010). Documentary that follows the journey of several unaccompanied child migrants as they travel through Mexico en route to the U.S. on a freight train they call "the Beast." Part of the "UMS on Film" series.
7 p.m., UMMA Auditorium, 525 S. State. Free. 764-0395. [map]
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Wednesday


March 2013
 2, 4, 6:30, & 8:30 p.m. 

"A Place at the Table": Michigan Theater.

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(Kristi Jacobson & Lori Silverbush, 2012). Documentary about the millions of Americans who go hungry. With Jeff Bridges & Tom Colicchio.
Michigan Theater. Tickets: $10 (children under 12, students with ID, seniors age 55 & older, & U.S. veterans, $8; MTF members, $7.50; films before 6 p.m., $7). michtheater.org. 668-TIME. [map]
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 2:15 p.m. 

"Amour": Michigan Theater.

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(Michael Haneke, 2012). Drama set in Paris about 2 retired music teachers whose marriage is tested when the woman has an attack. French, subtitles.
Michigan Theater. Tickets: 10 (children under 12, students with ID, seniors age 55 & older, & U.S. veterans, $8; MTF members, $7.50; films before 6 p.m., $7). 668-TIME. michtheater.org. [map]
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 7 p.m.  Free! 

Ann Arbor Docu Fest.

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Feb. 13: When the Drum Is Beating (Whitney Dow, 2011). Documentary about the history of Haiti from independence from France to the 2010 earthquake, set to the music Haiti's most celebrated big band, Septentrional.

Feb. 20: Urban Roots (Henry Stephens, 2007). (Mark MacInnis, 2011). Documentary about the spontaneous emergence of urban farming in Detroit.

Feb. 27: The Great Culling: Our Water (Paul Wittennberger, 2010). Documentary about heavy metal toxicity and its direct relationship with the current rise in neurological disorders.

Mar. 6: Surviving Progress (Mathieu Roy & Harold Crooks, 2011). Documentary exploring whether contemporary global civilization is caught in a "progress trap" that, in his best-selling A Short History of Progress, Ronald Wright argues destroyed past civilizations.

Mar. 13: Green Fire (Ann & Steve Dunsky and Dave Steinke, 2011). Documentary about the pioneering 20th-century conservationist Aldo Leopold.

Mar. 20: Tears of Gaza (Vibeke Lokkeberg, 2010). Documentary about the impact of contemporary warfare that follows 3 children though the 3-week 2008-2009 Gaza War and its aftermath.

Mar. 27: Bitter Pill (Vivek Palavali, 2012) Director Palavali, a Flint neurosurgeon, introduces his documentary (bitterpilldoc.com) about the deteriorating American health care system.

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7 p.m., Elmo's Hideaway, lower level of Elmo's T-Shirts, 220 S. Main, Free. 662-5414. [map]
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 7 p.m. 

"Best in Show": Michigan Theater Foundation.

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(Christopher Guest, 2000). Clever, very funny satire about dog lovers bound for a dog show. Followed by a talk by U-M biopsychology lecturer Camille Ward on the development of social behavior in dogs and human-canine communication.
7 p.m., Michigan Theater. $10 (children under 12, students with ID, seniors age 55 & older, & U.S. veterans, $8; MTF members, $7.50.) 668-TIME. [map]
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 7:30 p.m.  Free! 

Lenten Film Series: Canterbury House.

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Feb. 20: "The Big Parade" (King Vidor, 1925). Classic WWI film that blends spectacular, singularly credible battle scenes with an irresistibly charming romance between a young French woman (Renee Adoree) and the American soldier (John Gilbert) who, in one of the films's most famous scenes, teaches her how to chew gum. Also, film scholar Mary Tubbs gives an introductory talk on "A Mechanized Art for a Mechanized War: Glamor and Trauma in The Big Parade" and leads a discussion of the film.

Feb. 27: "Le Grande Illusion" (Jean Renoir, 1937). WWI film about 2 French soldiers who repeatedly attempt to escape a German POW camp until they're sent to an impenetrable fortress that seems impossible to escape. French, German, English, Russian; subtitles. Also, Tubbs gives an introductory talk on "Looking Forward by Looking Back, Part 1: Race and Class in Le Grande Illusion" and leads a discussion of the film.

Mar. 6: "The 49th Parallel" (Michael Powell, 1941). A WWII German U-boat, stranded in northern Canada, tries to escape to the still-neutral U.S. Also, Tubbs gives an introductory talk on "Invasion-Free since 1812: Walking with the Enemy and Talking Freedom in The 49th Parallel" and leads a discussion of the film.

Mar. 13: "The Deer Hunter" (Michael Cimino, 1978). 3 Pennsylvania factory workers end up in a Vietcong POW camp. Robert De Niro & Christopher Walken. Also, Tubbs gives an introductory talk on "Over Here Over There: Meanings of Survival in The Deer Hunter" and leads a discussion of the film.

Mar. 20: "Catch-22" (Mike Nichols, 1970). Film based on Joseph Heller's classic WWII black humor novel about a bombardier who tries to escape the insanity of the war. Also, Tubbs gives an introductory talk on "Looking Forward by Looking Back, Part 2: An Enemy for a New Age in Catch-22" and leads a discussion of the film.

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7:30 p.m., Canterbury House, 721 E. Huron. Free. 764-3152. [map]
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Thursday


March 2013
 7:30 p.m. 

"Amour": Michigan Theater.

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(Michael Haneke, 2012). Drama set in Paris about 2 retired music teachers whose marriage is tested when the woman has an attack. French, subtitles.
Michigan Theater. Tickets: 10 (children under 12, students with ID, seniors age 55 & older, & U.S. veterans, $8; MTF members, $7.50; films before 6 p.m., $7). 668-TIME. michtheater.org. [map]
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Friday


March 2013
 2 p.m.  Free! 

"Muffins-N-Movies": Dexter District Library.

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Screening of contemporary feature films. Mar. 15: The Devil's Own (1997), about a police officer who learns his house guest is an IRA terrorist on the run. Apr. 19: Hope Springs (2012), about a couple who attends counseling in order to save their marriage of 30 years.
2 p.m., DDL, 3255 Alpine, Dexter. Free. 426-4477. [map]
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 3 p.m.  Free! 

Film and Panel: "The Race for the Double Helix": EMU Women's History Month 2013.

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This film portrays the process by which the work of James Watson, Francis Crick, Maurice Wilkins, and Rosalind Franklin led to the discovery of the double helical structure of DNA. After viewing the film we will have a short Q & A session with the audience.
EMU Halle Library 300, 955 W Circle Dr Ypsilanti, MI 48197, Ypsilanti. Free. mmarti50@emich.edu www.emich.edu/womenshistorymonth/ [map]
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 4, 6:15, & 8:30 p.m. 

"Happy People: A Year in the Taiga": Michigan Theater.

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(Werner Herzog & Dmitry Vasyukov, 2010). Documentary about the indigenous people living in Bakhtia in the heart of the Siberian Taiga whose daily lives have barely changed over the last century.
Michigan Theater. Tickets $10 (children under 12, students with ID, seniors age 55 & older, & U.S. veterans, $8; MTF members, $7.50; films before 6 p.m., $7). michtheater.org. 668-TIME. [map]
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Saturday


March 2013
 11:30 a.m. and 12:30, 1:30, 2:30, & 3:30 p.m. 

U-M Natural History Museum Planetarium Shows.

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Every Sat. & Sun. Two different audiovisual planetarium shows.

The Sky Tonight (11:30 a.m. Sat. & 1:30 p.m. both days) is an exploration of the current night sky.

Flight Adventures (Sat. 12:30 p.m & Sun. 2:30 p.m.) is an audiovisual show examining the science of flight through the eyes of a young girl and her grandfather as they explore how birds, kites, planes, and models fly and learn about the history and future of human flight.
Various times, Natural History Museum, 1109 Geddes at North University. $5. 764-0478. [map]
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 2 p.m.  Free! 

"In Another Country": U-M Nam Center for Korean Studies.

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Screening of Hong Sang-soo's 2012 film about a young film student and her mother who run away to the seaside town of Mohang, Korea, to escape their mounting debt. Korean, subtitles.
2 p.m., Michigan Theater. Free. 764-1825. [map]
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 2:15, 4:30, 6:45, & 8:45 p.m. 

"Happy People: A Year in the Taiga": Michigan Theater.

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(Werner Herzog & Dmitry Vasyukov, 2010). Documentary about the indigenous people living in Bakhtia in the heart of the Siberian Taiga whose daily lives have barely changed over the last century.
Michigan Theater. Tickets $10 (children under 12, students with ID, seniors age 55 & older, & U.S. veterans, $8; MTF members, $7.50; films before 6 p.m., $7). michtheater.org. 668-TIME. [map]
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 4:15 p.m. 

"Amour": Michigan Theater.

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(Michael Haneke, 2012). Drama set in Paris about 2 retired music teachers whose marriage is tested when the woman has an attack. French, subtitles.
Michigan Theater. Tickets: 10 (children under 12, students with ID, seniors age 55 & older, & U.S. veterans, $8; MTF members, $7.50; films before 6 p.m., $7). 668-TIME. michtheater.org. [map]
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 7 p.m.  Free! 

Chinese Documentary Film Series: U-M Center for Chinese Studies.

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Feb. 16: "The Revolutionary" (Irv Drasnin, Lucy Ostrander, & Don Sellers, 2011). Saul Rittenberg, a former GI Chinese language expert who stayed to become an active participant in the Chinese communist revolution and its aftermath, reflects on his life in China from the mod-1940s through the end of the Mao era.

Feb. 23: Ai Weiwei: Never Sorry (Alison Klayman, 2012). Portrait of China's most famous international artist and its most outspoken domestic critic. Mandarin & English, subtitles.

Mar. 16: When China Met Africa (Nick & Marc Francis, 2011). Exploration of China's expanding footprint in Africa through the stories of 3 people in Zambia: a Chinese farmer, a Chinese multinational's road project manager, and Zambia's trade minister. Mandarin & Zambian, subtitles.

Mar. 23: The Transition Period (Zhou Hao, 2009). A startlingly candid look inside the unsavory dynamics of Chinese politics at the local level seen through the eyes of a retiring Communist Party secretary in a rural inland province. Mandarin & Henan dialect, subtitles.

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7 p.m. Unless otherwise noted), Angell Hall Auditorium A (entrance at the Fishbowl on the east side of the bldg.) Free. 764-6308. [map]
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 7:15 p.m. 

"56 Up": Michigan Theater.

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(Michael Apted & Paul Almond, 2012). Documentary about a group of British citizens who have been interviewed every 7 years since 1964, when they were all 7 years old.
Michigan Theater. Tickets $10 (children under 12, students with ID, seniors age 55 & older, & U.S. veterans, $8; MTF members, $7.50; films before 6 p.m., $7). michtheater.org. [map]
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Sunday


March 2013
 1:30, 2:30, & 3:30 p.m. 

U-M Natural History Museum Planetarium Shows.

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Every Sat. & Sun. Two different audiovisual planetarium shows.

The Sky Tonight (11:30 a.m. Sat. & 1:30 p.m. both days) is an exploration of the current night sky.

Flight Adventures (Sat. 12:30 p.m & Sun. 2:30 p.m.) is an audiovisual show examining the science of flight through the eyes of a young girl and her grandfather as they explore how birds, kites, planes, and models fly and learn about the history and future of human flight.
Various times, Natural History Museum, 1109 Geddes at North University. $5. 764-0478. [map]
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 4:30, 6:40, & 8:50 p.m. 

"Happy People: A Year in the Taiga": Michigan Theater.

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(Werner Herzog & Dmitry Vasyukov, 2010). Documentary about the indigenous people living in Bakhtia in the heart of the Siberian Taiga whose daily lives have barely changed over the last century.
Michigan Theater. Tickets $10 (children under 12, students with ID, seniors age 55 & older, & U.S. veterans, $8; MTF members, $7.50; films before 6 p.m., $7). michtheater.org. 668-TIME. [map]
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 7:45 p.m. 

"A Place at the Table": Michigan Theater.

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(Kristi Jacobson & Lori Silverbush, 2012). Documentary about the millions of Americans who go hungry. With Jeff Bridges & Tom Colicchio.
Michigan Theater. Tickets: $10 (children under 12, students with ID, seniors age 55 & older, & U.S. veterans, $8; MTF members, $7.50; films before 6 p.m., $7). michtheater.org. 668-TIME. [map]
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