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Feature films and documentaries.

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July 2013
 7 p.m.  Free! 

"Coal Country": Interfaith Council for Peace and Justice.

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Screening of Mari-Lynn Evans & Phylis Geller's 2011 documentary about strip mining and mountaintop removal. Popcorn.
7 p.m., Wesley Foundation at First United Methodist Church, 602 E. Huron. Free. 663-1870. [map]
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 7 p.m.  Free! 

"Justice Now: ICPJ Summer Movie Series".

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Screening of a documentary or feature film TBA about social justice issues.
7 p.m., FUMC Wesley Foundation, 600 E. Huron. Free. 663-1870. [map]
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August 2013
 6:30-8:30 p.m.  Free! 

"Brooklyn Castle": Ann Arbor District Library.

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Katie Dellamaggiore's award-winning 2012 documentary about a group of inner city kids in Brooklyn who defy stereotypes to become the highest ranked junior chess team in the nation.
6:30-8:30 p.m., AADL multipurpose room (lower level), 343 S. Fifth Ave. Free. 327-8301. [map]
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 7:30 p.m. 

"Sunshine Daydream": Grateful Dead Meet Up at the Movies 2013.

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One of several premiere screenings of the 1st official release of John Norris's film of a 1972 Grateful Dead concert in Veneta, Oregon. Originally filmed using four 16mm cameras, it has been painstakingly restored to HD resolution, with a new stereo mix.
7:30 p.m., Quality 16, 3686 Jackson. $10 (seniors age 62 & over, $7; kids ages 3-11, $6.75) in advance at the Quality 16 box office and at 623-7469. [map]
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 10 p.m. 

"Summer Classics after Dark": Michigan Theater Foundation.

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June 27: Django (Sergio Corbucci, 1966). Western about a coffin-dragging gunslinger who enters a town caught between two feuding factions, the KKK and a gang of Mexican Bandits. Franco Nero.

July 11: Eraserhead (David Lynch, 1978). Disturbing experimental film about a couple who give birth to a deformed child.

Aug. 1: Taxi Driver (Martin Scorsese, 1976). Deeply disturbing portrait of a crazed NYC cab driver slipping into delusion. Robert DeNiro, Harvey Keitel, Jodie Foster.

Aug. 15: Willow (Ron Howard, 1988). Sword-and-sorcery fantasy adventure.

Aug. 29: Trapped in the Closet (R. Kelly, 2007). Sing-along version of this musical drama, a so-called "hip-hopera," about one-night stand that sets off a chain of events that gradually reveals a greater web of lies, sex, and deceit. It is set to a score by R&B singer Kelly that features a single melodic theme with varying lyrics.

Sept. 5: Psycho Alfred Hitchcock, 1960). Classic suspense thriller set in a motel run by a peculiar mama's boy. Anthony Perkins, Janet Leigh. 10 p.m. [aw]

10 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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August 2013
 Time TBA 

"Fill the Void": Michigan Theater.

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(Rama Burshtein, 2012). Drama set in Tel Aviv's ultra-Orthodox Jewish community about an 18-year-old girl who has to decide whether or not to marry her recently deceased sister's husband. Hebrew, 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. [map]
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August 2013
 1:30 p.m. 

Summer Classic Film Series: Michigan Theater Foundation.

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June 22 & 24: The Muppets Take Manhattan (Frank Oz, 1984). Musical comedy in which Kermit discovers why they say there's a broken heart for every light on Broadway. Kermit the Frog, Miss Piggy.

June 29 & July 1: All about Eve (Joseph Mankiewicz, 1950). This multi-Oscar-winning film features Bette Davis in her greatest role as an aging Broadway diva who's clawed her way to the top, only to be threatened by a fan-turned-parasite. With Anne Baxter, George Sanders, and Celeste Holm, and a cameo by Marilyn Monroe.

July 6 & 8: A Hard Day's Night (Richard Lester, 1964). The Beatles' joyously exuberant film debut, a visually arresting, slapstick version of two typical days in their life. Features "Can't Buy Me Love," "And I Love Her," and other early Beatles songs.

July 13 & 15: A Day at the Races (Sam Wood, 1937). The Marx Brothers enter a horse in a steeplechase to win enough money to save from financial ruin a sanitarium where Groucho, a horse doctor illicitly employed as the director, has his eyes on one of the patients, a wealthy hypochondriac.

July 20 & 22: Close Encounters of the Third Kind (Steven Spielberg, 1977). Spellbinding classic about alien contact. Richard Dreyfuss.

July 27 & 29: Wizard of Oz (Victor Fleming, 1939). The classic film musical based on L. Frank Baum's beloved children's fantasy. Judy Garland.

1:30 p.m. (Sun.) & 7 p.m. (Tues.), Michigan Theater. $10 (children under 12, students with ID, seniors age 55 & older, & U.S. veterans, $8; MTF members, $7.50). [map]
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