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Films - Week of June 19, 2017

Feature films and documentaries.





 
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Monday


June 2017
 4, 6:45, & 9:15 p.m. 

"My Cousin Rachel": Michigan Theater.

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(Roger Michell, 2017). Period drama about a young Englishman who plots revenge against his mysterious cousin, but then starts to fall for her. Rachel Weisz.
Michigan Theater. Tickets: $10 (children under 12, students with ID, seniors age 65 & older, & U.S. veterans, $8; MTF members, $7.50; weekdays before 6 p.m., $7). michtheater.org, 668-TIME. [map]


 4:15 & 7 p.m. 

"Disturbing the Peace": Michigan Theater.

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(Stephen Apkon & Andrew Young, 2016). Documentary about former enemy combatants-Israeli soldiers and Palestinian fighters-who have joined together to challenge the status quo.
Michigan Theater. Tickets: $10 (children under 12, students with ID, seniors age 65 & older, & U.S. veterans, $8; MTF members, $7.50; weekdays before 6 p.m., $7). michtheater.org, 668-TIME. [map]


 4:30, 7:15, & 9:45 p.m. 

"Paris Can Wait": Michigan Theater.

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(Eleanor Coppola, 2017). A long-married woman unexpectedly takes a 2-day car trip from Cannes to Paris with one of her husband's business associates. Diane Lane & Alec Baldwin.
Michigan Theater. Tickets: $10 (children under 12, students with ID, seniors age 65 & older, & U.S. veterans, $8; MTF members, $7.50; weekdays before 6 p.m., $7). michtheater.org, 668-TIME. [map]


 7:30 p.m. 

"Resident Evil: Vendetta": Rave.

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(Takanori Tsujimoto, 2017).

CG animated action-adventure flick about a government agent and a biotech professor who team up to stop someone from spreading a deadly virus in New York. With an introduction that includes cast interviews and behind-the-scenes footage.
7 & 10 p.m., 4100 Carpenter. $11.50. 973-8424. [map]


 9:30 p.m. 

"The Wedding Plan": Michigan Theater.

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(Rama Burshtein, 2016). When her fiancé bows out on the eve of her wedding, an Orthodox Jew refuses to cancel the event and instead relies on God to supply her with a husband. Hebrew, subtitles.
Michigan Theater. Tickets: $10 (children under 12, students with ID, seniors age 65 & older, & U.S. veterans, $8; MTF members, $7.50; weekdays before 6 p.m., $7). michtheater.org, 668-TIME. [map]


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Tuesday


June 2017
 4 & 7:30 p.m. 

"Disturbing the Peace": Michigan Theater.

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(Stephen Apkon & Andrew Young, 2016). Documentary about former enemy combatants-Israeli soldiers and Palestinian fighters-who have joined together to challenge the status quo.
Michigan Theater. Tickets: $10 (children under 12, students with ID, seniors age 65 & older, & U.S. veterans, $8; MTF members, $7.50; weekdays before 6 p.m., $7). michtheater.org, 668-TIME. [map]


 4:15 & 9:45 p.m. 

"My Cousin Rachel": Michigan Theater.

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(Roger Michell, 2017). Period drama about a young Englishman who plots revenge against his mysterious cousin, but then starts to fall for her. Rachel Weisz.
Michigan Theater. Tickets: $10 (children under 12, students with ID, seniors age 65 & older, & U.S. veterans, $8; MTF members, $7.50; weekdays before 6 p.m., $7). michtheater.org, 668-TIME. [map]


 4:30, 7:15, & 9:30 p.m. 

"Paris Can Wait": Michigan Theater.

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(Eleanor Coppola, 2017). A long-married woman unexpectedly takes a 2-day car trip from Cannes to Paris with one of her husband's business associates. Diane Lane & Alec Baldwin.
Michigan Theater. Tickets: $10 (children under 12, students with ID, seniors age 65 & older, & U.S. veterans, $8; MTF members, $7.50; weekdays before 6 p.m., $7). michtheater.org, 668-TIME. [map]


 5 p.m.-midnight  Free! 

"Top of the Park": Ann Arbor Summer Festival.

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Every Tues.-Sun., June 9-July 2. A beloved summer tradition continues this year with live music, followed at 10 p.m. (Sun. & Tues.-Thurs.) by free movies. Also, a KidZone activity tent, yoga and other fitness activities (5 p.m. on the Power Center lawn), food concessions from area restaurants, beer tastings (Tues., 5 p.m.), wine tastings (Wed., 5 p.m.), and more. Tonight: The Grand Rapids alt-country quintet Deep Greens & Blues (7 p.m.) and The Ben Daniels Band (8:30 p.m.), an Americana folk-rock quintet led by Chelsea singer-songwriter and guitarist Daniels, whose influences range from Robert Johnson to Dylan to Jack White. Also, eclectic local singer-songwriter and guitarist Adam Labeaux (5 p.m.) and singer-songwriters Jud Branam & Kevin Brown (6 p.m.), leaders of the local alt-country band Corndaddy. Tonight is "Bike Night" with free valet parking for bikes and free tune-ups (6-8 p.m., Rackham east lawn) and "Trivia Tuesday" (8:30-9:45 p.m.), a "Space Program Pre-Show Trivia" game hosted by Ann Arbor District Library staffers. The music is followed at 10 p.m. by Hidden Figures, Theodore Melfi's 2016 drama about the team of African American women mathematicians who played a vital role in the early years of the U.S. space program.
5 p.m.-midnight, Ingalls Mall at Washington. Free, but donations accepted. a2sf.org, 994-5999. [map]


 7 p.m. 

Summer Classic Film Series: Michigan Theater Foundation.

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June 18 & 20: Three Stooges Shorts. Screening of 6 1930s slapstick comedy classics by the durably popular trio, including Pop Goes the Easel, A Plumbing We Will Go, Woman Haters, Grips, Grunts & Groans, Men in Black, and Three Little Pigskins. 1:30 p.m. (June 18) & 7 p.m. (June 20).

June 25 & 27: Duck Soup (Leo McCarey, 1933). Marx Brothers satiric masterpiece, a crazed romp about a pointless war between the kingdoms of Freedonia and Sylvania. 1:30 p.m. (June 25) & 7 p.m. (June 27).

July 2 & 4: The Great Dictator (Charlie Chaplin, 1940). Chaplin portrays both tyrant "Adenoid Hynkel" and a Jewish ghetto barber in this barbed slapstick comedy. 1:30 p.m. (Sun.) & 7 p.m. (Tues.).

July 9: Strangers on a Train (Alfred Hitchcock, 1951). Classic thriller about a couple of travelers--a young tennis player and a charming psycho path--who agree to swap murders. 1:30 p.m.

July 11: Rear Window (Alfred Hitchcock, 1954). Stylish thriller-romance about a homebound news photographer who thinks he's witnessed a murder from his apartment window. James Stewart, Grace Kelly. 7 p.m.

July 16: To Catch a Thief Alfred Hitchcock, 1955). Romantic thriller about a reformed cat burglar who has to save his reputation by catching a new thief preying on wealthy tourists in the French Riviera. Cary Grant, Grace Kelly. 1:30 p.m.

July 18: The Trouble with Harry (Alfred Hitchcock, 1955). Trouble erupts in a small, quiet New England town when a man's body is found in the woods. Shirley MacLaine, John Forsythe, Edmund Gwenn. 7 p.m.

July 23: The Man Who Knew Too Much (Alfred Hitchcock, 1956). A man and his wife are caught up in an international conspiracy when their son is kidnapped. James Stewart, Doris Day. 1:30 p.m.

July 25: The Wrong Man (Alfred Hitchcock, 1957). Unusual semidocumentary based on the true story of a New York musician falsely accused of robbery. Henry Fonda, Vera Miles. 7 p.m.

July 30: Vertigo Alfred Hitchcock, 1958). Haunting, dreamlike mystery thriller that stars James Stewart as a retired police detective who is afraid of heights. Kim Novak. 1:30 p.m. (Sun.) & 7 p.m. (Tues.).



Sept. 5: Casablanca (Michael Curtiz, 1942). Enduring sentimental favorite about a pair of star-crossed lovers in Nazi-occupied North Africa during WWII. Humphrey Bogart, Ingrid Bergman. 7 p.m.

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


 9:15 p.m. 

"The Wedding Plan": Michigan Theater.

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(Rama Burshtein, 2016). When her fiancé bows out on the eve of her wedding, an Orthodox Jew refuses to cancel the event and instead relies on God to supply her with a husband. Hebrew, subtitles.
Michigan Theater. Tickets: $10 (children under 12, students with ID, seniors age 65 & older, & U.S. veterans, $8; MTF members, $7.50; weekdays before 6 p.m., $7). michtheater.org, 668-TIME. [map]


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Wednesday


June 2017
 4, 6:45, & 9 p.m. 

"My Cousin Rachel": Michigan Theater.

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(Roger Michell, 2017). Period drama about a young Englishman who plots revenge against his mysterious cousin, but then starts to fall for her. Rachel Weisz.
Michigan Theater. Tickets: $10 (children under 12, students with ID, seniors age 65 & older, & U.S. veterans, $8; MTF members, $7.50; weekdays before 6 p.m., $7). michtheater.org, 668-TIME. [map]


 4:15 & 7 p.m. 

"Disturbing the Peace": Michigan Theater.

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(Stephen Apkon & Andrew Young, 2016). Documentary about former enemy combatants-Israeli soldiers and Palestinian fighters-who have joined together to challenge the status quo.
Michigan Theater. Tickets: $10 (children under 12, students with ID, seniors age 65 & older, & U.S. veterans, $8; MTF members, $7.50; weekdays before 6 p.m., $7). michtheater.org, 668-TIME. [map]


 4:30, 7:15, & 9:30 p.m. 

"Paris Can Wait": Michigan Theater.

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(Eleanor Coppola, 2017). A long-married woman unexpectedly takes a 2-day car trip from Cannes to Paris with one of her husband's business associates. Diane Lane & Alec Baldwin.
Michigan Theater. Tickets: $10 (children under 12, students with ID, seniors age 65 & older, & U.S. veterans, $8; MTF members, $7.50; weekdays before 6 p.m., $7). michtheater.org, 668-TIME. [map]


 5 p.m.-midnight  Free! 

"Top of the Park": Ann Arbor Summer Festival.

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Every Tues.-Sun., June 9-July 2. A beloved summer tradition continues this year with live music, followed at 10 p.m. (Sun. & Tues.-Thurs.) by free movies. Also, a KidZone activity tent, yoga and other fitness activities (5 p.m. on the Power Center lawn), food concessions from area restaurants, beer tastings (Tues., 5 p.m.), wine tastings (Wed., 5 p.m.), and more. Tonight: Moxie Strings (7 p.m.), the local duo of former Dragon Wagon fiddler Diana Ladio and electric cellist Alison Lynn-who play a foot-stomping, rock-influenced fusion of traditional Celtic and Americana music-and the longtime popular local bluegrass band the RFD Boys (8:30 p.m.). Also, Brighton singer-songwriter Sydney Burnham (5 p.m.) and veteran local folk-rock singer-guitarist Dave Boutette (6 p.m.). The music is followed at 10 p.m. by Good Morning, Vietnam, Barry Levinson's 1987 comedic biopic that stars Robin Williams as irreverent DJ Adrian Cronauer, who was stationed with the U.S. Army in Vietnam.
5 p.m.-midnight, Ingalls Mall at Washington. Free, but donations accepted. a2sf.org, 994-5999. [map]


 7:30 p.m.  Free! 

Movie: Karma Thegsum Choling.

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DVD showings of movies related to Tibetan Buddhism.

Jan. 18: Tulku (Gesar Mukpo, 2010) Documentary about the experiences of 5 young Western men who were identified in childhood as a tulku, a reincarnated Tibetan Buddhist master.

Feb. 15: Lost Treasures of Tibet (Liesl Clark, 2003). Documentary about a group of art preservationists who are attempting to restore the artwork in ancient Buddhist temples in the Mustang district of Nepal.

Mar. 15: Buddha on the Silk Road (Magic Play Entertainment, 2013). A film crew follows the route taken by Xuan Zang, a 7th-century Buddhist monk who traveled from Tang dynasty China to Bodhgaya in India in search of enlightenment and original Buddhist scriptures.

Apr. 19: Milarepa: Magician, Murderer, Saint (Neten Chokling, 2006). Biopic, filmed by a lama, about Tibet's greatest mystic. When an 11th-century boy is denied his rightful inheritance, he studies sorcery in a quest for revenge. Shot on the visually stunning Indo-Tibetan border.

May 17: Angry Monk: Reflections on Tibet (Luc Schaedler, 2005). Documentary that follows in the footsteps of the rebellious early-20th-century Tibetan monk Gendun Choepel to uncover facets of ancient and contemporary Tibet that contradict popular stereotypes.

June 21: The Silent Holy Stones (Pema Tseden, 2005). A young Tibetan monk go back home for the New Year's celebrations. Fascinated by television, he wants to bring his family's television to the monastery to show it to his master.

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7:30 p.m., KTC, 614 Miner. Free. annarborktc.org. 678-7549. [map]


 9:15 p.m. 

"Churchill": Michigan Theater.

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(Jonathan Teplitzky, 2017). Thrilling biopic about Winston Churchill in the days leading up to D-Day.
Michigan Theater. Tickets: $10 (children under 12, students with ID, seniors age 65 & older, & U.S. veterans, $8; MTF members, $7.50; weekdays before 6 p.m., $7). michtheater.org, 668-TIME. [map]


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Thursday


June 2017
 4, 6:45, & 9 p.m. 

"My Cousin Rachel": Michigan Theater.

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(Roger Michell, 2017). Period drama about a young Englishman who plots revenge against his mysterious cousin, but then starts to fall for her. Rachel Weisz.
Michigan Theater. Tickets: $10 (children under 12, students with ID, seniors age 65 & older, & U.S. veterans, $8; MTF members, $7.50; weekdays before 6 p.m., $7). michtheater.org, 668-TIME. [map]


 4:15 p.m. 

"Disturbing the Peace": Michigan Theater.

  Ann Arbor Observer tree logo   < less

(Stephen Apkon & Andrew Young, 2016). Documentary about former enemy combatants-Israeli soldiers and Palestinian fighters-who have joined together to challenge the status quo.
Michigan Theater. Tickets: $10 (children under 12, students with ID, seniors age 65 & older, & U.S. veterans, $8; MTF members, $7.50; weekdays before 6 p.m., $7). michtheater.org, 668-TIME. [map]


 4:30, 7:15, & 9:30 p.m. 

"Paris Can Wait": Michigan Theater.

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(Eleanor Coppola, 2017). A long-married woman unexpectedly takes a 2-day car trip from Cannes to Paris with one of her husband's business associates. Diane Lane & Alec Baldwin.
Michigan Theater. Tickets: $10 (children under 12, students with ID, seniors age 65 & older, & U.S. veterans, $8; MTF members, $7.50; weekdays before 6 p.m., $7). michtheater.org, 668-TIME. [map]


 5 p.m.-midnight  Free! 

"Top of the Park": Ann Arbor Summer Festival.

  Ann Arbor Observer tree logo   < less

Every Tues.-Sun., June 9-July 2. A beloved summer tradition continues this year with live music, followed at 10 p.m. (Sun. & Tues.-Thurs.) by free movies. Also, a KidZone activity tent, yoga and other fitness activities (5 p.m. on the Power Center lawn), food concessions from area restaurants, beer tastings (Tues., 5 p.m.), wine tastings (Wed., 5 p.m.), and more. Tonight: The Kalamazoo acoustic pop-folk and blues trio The Go Rounds (7 p.m.) and Frontier Ruckus (8:30 p.m.), the popular experimental bluegrass-based folk-rock ensemble from Lake Orion. Also, local pop-oriented hip-hop singer-songwriter Nadim Azzam (5 p.m.) and the inventive Northern Michigan brother-sister acoustic duo Oh Brother Big Sister (6 p.m.). The music is followed at 10 p.m. by Say Anything, the 1989 Cameron Crowe teen flick in which John Cusack holds a boom box over his head playing Peter Gabriel's "In Your Eyes."
5 p.m.-midnight, Ingalls Mall at Washington. Free, but donations accepted. a2sf.org, 994-5999. [map]


 8:30 p.m. 

"2017 DCI Tour Premiere": Fathom Events.

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Live broadcast of dramatic performances by 6 top drum corps groups from across the U.S.
8:30 p.m., Quality 16 (3686 Jackson) & Rave (4100 Carpenter). Tickets $14 in advance at fathomevents.com/events/dci-tour-premiere-2017. 623-7469 (Quality 16) & 973-8424 (Rave).


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Friday


June 2017
 12:30 p.m.  Free! 

Movies at the Center: Chelsea Senior Center.

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A chance for seniors to watch a movie with their grandkids. Popcorn.

June 16: La La Land (Damien Chazelle, 2016). Musical comedy about a jazz pianist who falls for an aspiring actress in L.A. Ryan Gosling, Emma Stone.

June 23: The Princess Bride (Rob Reiner, 1987). Sweet, witty, tongue-in-cheek fairy tale about a farm girl kidnapped by a villainous ruler who intends to make her his princess. Mandy Patinkin, Cary Elwes, Robin Wright Penn, Christopher Guest, Wallace Shawn.

June 30: Father of the Bride (Vincente Minelli, 1950). The father of a young woman deals with the emotional pain of her getting married, along with the financial and organizational trouble of arranging the wedding. Spencer Tracy, Joan Bennett, Elizabeth Taylor.

July, Aug., & Sept. schedule TBA.

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12:30 p.m., Chelsea Senior Center, 512 Washington, Chelsea. Free; donations accepted. 475-9242. [map]


 5-9 p.m. 

"Pets & Pajamas Movie Night": Huron Valley Humane Society.

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Kids ages 5-11 invited to watch Finding Dory, the 2016 animated underwater adventure (a sequel to Finding Nemo). Also, a chance to interact with adoptable pets. Pizza dinner. Wear pajamas and bring a sleeping bag and pillow.
5-9 p.m., Humane Society, 3100 Cherry Hill (south off Plymouth east of Dixboro). $35 ($15 for each additional sibling). Preregistration required. hshv.org, 661-3575. [map]


 6:30 p.m.  Free! 

"SRSLY Cinema @ the Library": Dexter District Library.

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Screenings of teen-friendly films. June 23: Trolls, Walt Dohrn and Mike Mitchell's 2016 animated musical about a curmudgeonly troll who must team up with the happiest troll ever born to rescue their friends. July 21: The Sandlot, David Mickey Evans' 1993 comic drama about young baseball players. Aug. 18: The Secret Life of Pets, the 2016 animated film about a terrier whose life is upended when his owner takes in a stray.
6:30 p.m., DDL, 3255 Alpine, Dexter. Free. 426-4477. [map]


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Saturday


June 2017
 11:30 a.m. and 1:30, 2:30, & 3:30 p.m. 

U-M Natural History Museum Planetarium.

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Every Sat. & Sun. Various audiovisual planetarium shows.

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

Did An Asteroid Really Kill the Dinosaurs? (Sat. 12:30 p.m.) is an audiovisual show examining the theory that 66 million years ago a 6-mile-wide rock from space slammed into Earth, wiping out 75% of all living species, including the dinosaurs.

Eclipse (Sat. & Sun. 2:30 p.m.) looks at the history and the astronomy of total solar eclipses.

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Various times, U-M Natural History Museum, 1109 Geddes at North University. $5. 764-0478. [map]


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Sunday


June 2017
 1:30 p.m. 

Summer Classic Film Series: Michigan Theater Foundation.

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June 18 & 20: Three Stooges Shorts. Screening of 6 1930s slapstick comedy classics by the durably popular trio, including Pop Goes the Easel, A Plumbing We Will Go, Woman Haters, Grips, Grunts & Groans, Men in Black, and Three Little Pigskins. 1:30 p.m. (June 18) & 7 p.m. (June 20).

June 25 & 27: Duck Soup (Leo McCarey, 1933). Marx Brothers satiric masterpiece, a crazed romp about a pointless war between the kingdoms of Freedonia and Sylvania. 1:30 p.m. (June 25) & 7 p.m. (June 27).

July 2 & 4: The Great Dictator (Charlie Chaplin, 1940). Chaplin portrays both tyrant "Adenoid Hynkel" and a Jewish ghetto barber in this barbed slapstick comedy. 1:30 p.m. (Sun.) & 7 p.m. (Tues.).

July 9: Strangers on a Train (Alfred Hitchcock, 1951). Classic thriller about a couple of travelers--a young tennis player and a charming psycho path--who agree to swap murders. 1:30 p.m.

July 11: Rear Window (Alfred Hitchcock, 1954). Stylish thriller-romance about a homebound news photographer who thinks he's witnessed a murder from his apartment window. James Stewart, Grace Kelly. 7 p.m.

July 16: To Catch a Thief Alfred Hitchcock, 1955). Romantic thriller about a reformed cat burglar who has to save his reputation by catching a new thief preying on wealthy tourists in the French Riviera. Cary Grant, Grace Kelly. 1:30 p.m.

July 18: The Trouble with Harry (Alfred Hitchcock, 1955). Trouble erupts in a small, quiet New England town when a man's body is found in the woods. Shirley MacLaine, John Forsythe, Edmund Gwenn. 7 p.m.

July 23: The Man Who Knew Too Much (Alfred Hitchcock, 1956). A man and his wife are caught up in an international conspiracy when their son is kidnapped. James Stewart, Doris Day. 1:30 p.m.

July 25: The Wrong Man (Alfred Hitchcock, 1957). Unusual semidocumentary based on the true story of a New York musician falsely accused of robbery. Henry Fonda, Vera Miles. 7 p.m.

July 30: Vertigo Alfred Hitchcock, 1958). Haunting, dreamlike mystery thriller that stars James Stewart as a retired police detective who is afraid of heights. Kim Novak. 1:30 p.m. (Sun.) & 7 p.m. (Tues.).



Sept. 5: Casablanca (Michael Curtiz, 1942). Enduring sentimental favorite about a pair of star-crossed lovers in Nazi-occupied North Africa during WWII. Humphrey Bogart, Ingrid Bergman. 7 p.m.

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


 1:30 & 2:30 p.m. 

U-M Natural History Museum Planetarium.

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Every Sat. & Sun. Various audiovisual planetarium shows.

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

Did An Asteroid Really Kill the Dinosaurs? (Sat. 12:30 p.m.) is an audiovisual show examining the theory that 66 million years ago a 6-mile-wide rock from space slammed into Earth, wiping out 75% of all living species, including the dinosaurs.

Eclipse (Sat. & Sun. 2:30 p.m.) looks at the history and the astronomy of total solar eclipses.

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Various times, U-M Natural History Museum, 1109 Geddes at North University. $5. 764-0478. [map]


 5 p.m.-midnight  Free! 

"Top of the Park": Ann Arbor Summer Festival.

  Ann Arbor Observer tree logo   < less

Every Tues.-Sun., June 9-July 2. A beloved summer tradition continues this year with live music, followed at 10 p.m. (Sun. & Tues.-Thurs.) by free movies. Also, a KidZone activity tent, yoga and other fitness activities (5 p.m. on the Power Center lawn), food concessions from area restaurants, beer tastings (Tues., 5 p.m.), wine tastings (Wed., 5 p.m.), and more. Tonight: The internationally known whimsical kid-friendly band Lucky Diaz & the Family Jam Band (7 p.m.) and Madcat Midnight Blues Journey (8:15 p.m.), a quartet of local blues, folk, and jazz veterans led by harmonica wizard and multi-instrumentalist Peter "Madcat" Ruth. Also, local singer-songwriter Dave Menzo (5 p.m.) and literate and soulful Detroit singer-songwriter (and B.B. King's nephew) Phillip-Michael Scales (6 p.m.). The music is followed at 10 p.m. by The Secret Life of Pets, the 2016 animated comedy about a terrier whose life is upended when his owner takes in a new stray.
5 p.m.-midnight, Ingalls Mall at Washington. Free, but donations accepted. a2sf.org, 994-5999. [map]


 7:30 p.m. 

"My Neighbor Totoro": Rave.

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June 25 & 26. (Hayao Miyazaki, 1988). Dubbed (June 25) & subtitled (June 26) screenings of this classic Studio Ghibli anime tale about two girls who move to the Japanese countryside and befriend strange and delightful nature spirits.
12:55 p.m. (June 25) & 7 p.m. (June 26), 4100 Carpenter. $12.50. 973-8424. [map]






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