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Films - Week of July 17, 2017

Feature films and documentaries.





 
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Monday


July 2017
 2 p.m.  Free! 

"Movie Monday": Chelsea District Library.

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Family film screenings. Bring a pillow to sit on; popcorn provided.



June 26: The Secret Life of Pets, the 2016 animated film about a terrier whose life is upended when his owner takes in a stray.

July 17: Zootopia, Byron Howard, Rich Moore, and Jared Bush's charming 2016 animation about a bunny who dreams of being a cop in a world where predators have historically held positions of power.
2 p.m., CDL KidSpot, 221 S. Main, Chelsea. Free. 475-8732. [map]


 4:15, 7:30, 9:15 p.m. 

"The Beguiled": Michigan Theater.

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(Sofia Coppola, 2017). Drama, set in Civil War-era Virginia, about a girls' school where a wounded Union soldier is taken in. Kirsten Dunst, Nicole Kidman, Elle Fanning.
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, & 9:30 p.m. 

"The Big Sick": Michigan Theater.

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Michael Showalter's 2017 rom-com about a young couple dealing with their cultural differences.
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]


 4:45 p.m. 

"Beatriz at Dinner": Michigan Theater.

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(Miguel Arteta, 2017). Drama that stars Salma Hayek as a holistic healer who disrupts an upper-crust gathering.
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]


 7:15 & 9:45 p.m. 

"The Hero": Michigan Theater.

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(Brett Haley, 2017). Comedy that stars Sam Elliott as an aging Western star and Nick Offerman as his drug dealer buddy.
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


July 2017
 11:30 a.m. and 12:30, 1:30, & 2:30 p.m. 

U-M Natural History Museum Planetarium Shows.

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Daily. Various audiovisual planetarium shows.

The Sky Tonight (11:30 a.m. Mon.-Sat., 1:30 p.m. daily, 2:30 p.m. Mon.-Fri., & 3:30 p.m. Sat. & Sun.) is an exploration of the current night sky.

Larry Cat in Space (12:30 p.m. Mon.-Fri.) is a playful cartoon about an inquisitive cat that learns more than it wanted to know about life in space when it stows away on a shuttle to be with its owner.

Did an Asteroid Really Kill the Dinosaurs? (12:30 p.m. Sat.) 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 (2:30 p.m. Sat. & Sun.) is an audiovisual show that looks at the history and the astronomy of total solar eclipses.

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


 4:15, 7:15, 9:15 p.m. 

"The Beguiled": Michigan Theater.

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(Sofia Coppola, 2017). Drama, set in Civil War-era Virginia, about a girls' school where a wounded Union soldier is taken in. Kirsten Dunst, Nicole Kidman, Elle Fanning.
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, 6:45, & 9:30 p.m. 

"The Big Sick": Michigan Theater.

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Michael Showalter's 2017 rom-com about a young couple dealing with their cultural differences.
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]


 4:45 p.m. 

"The Hero": Michigan Theater.

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(Brett Haley, 2017). Comedy that stars Sam Elliott as an aging Western star and Nick Offerman as his drug dealer buddy.
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 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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Aug. 1: North by Northwest (Alfred Hitchcock, 1959). Classic thriller about an ad exec mistaken for a government agent who's relentlessly pursued halfway across the country. Cary Grant. Eva Marie Saint.

Aug. 6: The Birds (Alfred Hitchcock, 1963). Eerie thriller about hordes of bloodthirsty sparrows, gulls, and crows plaguing a small California town. Not for the squeamish. Tippi Hedren, Rod Taylor, Suzanne Pleshette, Jessica Tandy.

Aug. 8: Marnie (Alfred Hitchcock, 1964). Suspense drama about a compulsive thief blackmailed by her boss into marrying him. Tippi Hedren, Sean Connery.

Aug. 13 & 15: Steamboat Bill Jr. (Charles Reisner, 1928). Silent comedy with Buster Keaton as a namby-pamby trying to prove his manhood to his boat captain dad. Live organ accompaniment.

Aug. 20 & 22: Wizard of Oz Victor Fleming, 1939). The classic film musical based on L. Frank Baum's well-loved children's fantasy. Judy Garland.

Aug. 27 & 29: The Little Mermaid (Ron Clements & John Musker, 1989). Sing-along version of this animated Disney classic adapted from the Hans Christian Andersen fairy tale. With on-screen lyrics, interactive props, goody bags, and more.

Sept. 3 & 5: Children of Men (Alfonso Cuarón, 2006). A British bureaucrat is secretly tasked with protecting a pregnant refugee during a mysterious 18-year global fertility crisis which has caused geopolitical chaos. Clive Owen, Julianne Moore.

Sept. 4: Psycho (Alfred Hitchcock, 1960). Suspense thriller set in a motel run by a peculiar mama's boy. Anthony Perkins, Janet Leigh. Students with ID, free.

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1:30 p.m. (Sun. & Mon. ) & 7 p.m. (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]


 7-8:30 p.m.  Free! 

"Night of Fools: Jewish Community Center.

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Director Rami Kimchi is on hand to introduce a screening of his 2014 docudrama about a WWII Jewish underground movement that, with only 400 men, succeeded in taking control of the city of Algiers, where there were 25,000 pro-Nazi French soldiers, maintaining control for one night before handing the city over to the Americans, who landed on the city's shores the next morning.
7-8:30 p.m., JCC, 2935 Birch Hollow Dr. (off Stone School Rd. south of Packard). Free. 971-0990. [map]


 7:30 p.m. 

"Discovery's Shark Week at the Movies": Fathom Events.

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Broadcast of a popular episode from the Discovery channel's 2016 Shark Week series of shark-related documentary shows as well as a sneak preview of an episode from this year's series.
7:30 p.m., Quality 16, 3686 Jackson. Tickets $14 in advance at fathomevents.com/events/shark-week-2017. 623-7469. [map]


 9:45 p.m. 

"Beatriz at Dinner": Michigan Theater.

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(Miguel Arteta, 2017). Drama that stars Salma Hayek as a holistic healer who disrupts an upper-crust gathering.
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


July 2017
 11:30 a.m. and 12:30, 1:30, & 2:30 p.m. 

U-M Natural History Museum Planetarium Shows.

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Daily. Various audiovisual planetarium shows.

The Sky Tonight (11:30 a.m. Mon.-Sat., 1:30 p.m. daily, 2:30 p.m. Mon.-Fri., & 3:30 p.m. Sat. & Sun.) is an exploration of the current night sky.

Larry Cat in Space (12:30 p.m. Mon.-Fri.) is a playful cartoon about an inquisitive cat that learns more than it wanted to know about life in space when it stows away on a shuttle to be with its owner.

Did an Asteroid Really Kill the Dinosaurs? (12:30 p.m. Sat.) 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 (2:30 p.m. Sat. & Sun.) is an audiovisual show that looks at the history and the astronomy of total solar eclipses.

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


 4:15, 7:30, 9:15 p.m. 

"The Beguiled": Michigan Theater.

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(Sofia Coppola, 2017). Drama, set in Civil War-era Virginia, about a girls' school where a wounded Union soldier is taken in. Kirsten Dunst, Nicole Kidman, Elle Fanning.
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, 6:45, & 9:30 p.m. 

"The Big Sick": Michigan Theater.

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Michael Showalter's 2017 rom-com about a young couple dealing with their cultural differences.
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]


 4:45 & 9:45 p.m. 

"The Hero": Michigan Theater.

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(Brett Haley, 2017). Comedy that stars Sam Elliott as an aging Western star and Nick Offerman as his drug dealer buddy.
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 p.m. 

"Stop Making Sense": Michigan Theater Foundation.

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(Jonathan Demme, 1984). Exuberant Talking Heads concert film regarded by many as the best concert film of all time. This screening features a prerecorded introduction with director Demme, David Byrne, and film critic Janet Maslin. Part of a national celebration today of the life of Jonathan Demme, who recently died.
7 p.m., Michigan Theater. Tickets $10 (children under 12, students with ID, seniors age 65 & older, & U.S. veterans, $8; MTF members, $7.50). 668-TIME. [map]


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Thursday


July 2017
 11:30 a.m. and 12:30, 1:30, & 2:30 p.m. 

U-M Natural History Museum Planetarium Shows.

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Daily. Various audiovisual planetarium shows.

The Sky Tonight (11:30 a.m. Mon.-Sat., 1:30 p.m. daily, 2:30 p.m. Mon.-Fri., & 3:30 p.m. Sat. & Sun.) is an exploration of the current night sky.

Larry Cat in Space (12:30 p.m. Mon.-Fri.) is a playful cartoon about an inquisitive cat that learns more than it wanted to know about life in space when it stows away on a shuttle to be with its owner.

Did an Asteroid Really Kill the Dinosaurs? (12:30 p.m. Sat.) 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 (2:30 p.m. Sat. & Sun.) is an audiovisual show that looks at the history and the astronomy of total solar eclipses.

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


 4:15, 6:45, 9:15 p.m. 

"The Beguiled": Michigan Theater.

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(Sofia Coppola, 2017). Drama, set in Civil War-era Virginia, about a girls' school where a wounded Union soldier is taken in. Kirsten Dunst, Nicole Kidman, Elle Fanning.
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, & 9:45 p.m. 

"The Big Sick": Michigan Theater.

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Michael Showalter's 2017 rom-com about a young couple dealing with their cultural differences.
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]


 4:45 & 7:15 p.m. 

"The Hero": Michigan Theater.

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(Brett Haley, 2017). Comedy that stars Sam Elliott as an aging Western star and Nick Offerman as his drug dealer buddy.
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]


 9:30 p.m. 

"Summer Classics: Kubrick & Lynch after Dark": Michigan Theater Foundation.

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July 6: Lolita (Stanley Kubrick, 1962). Adaptation of Nabokov's unsettlingly comic novel about a middle-age professor smitten by a sexually precocious 14-year-old girl. James Mason, Sue Lyon, Shelley Winters, Peter Sellers.

July 13: 2001: A Space Odyssey (Stanley Kubrick, 1968). Mesmerizing sci-fi epic, based on an Arthur C. Clarke story, about an interplanetary search for human origins that's prompted by an enigmatic monolith. Keir Dullea.

July 20: A Clockwork Orange (Stanley Kubrick, 1971). Disturbingly vivid adaptation of Anthony Burgess's sci-fi satire about behaviorist schemes to pacify antisocial misfits. Malcolm McDowell.

July 27: The Shining (Stanley Kubrick, 1980). Adaptation of Stephen King's horror novel about a haunted hotel. Jack Nicholson.

Aug. 3: Eraserhead (David Lynch, 1978). See review, p. 000. Disturbing experimental film about a couple who must raise their reptilian child.

Aug. 10: Dune (David Lynch, 1984). Sprawling adaptation of Frank Herbert's cult futuristic sci-fi novel. Kyle MacLachlan, Sting.

Aug. 17: Blue Velvet (David Lynch, 1985). Film noir about the sinister underbelly of a peaceful-seeming suburban town. Dennis Hopper, Kyle MacLachlan, Isabella Rossellini, Laura Dern.

Aug. 24: Wild at Heart (David Lynch, 1990. Southern Gothic melodrama about an oddball young couple in love and on the lam. Nicholas Cage, Laura Dern.

Aug. 31: Lost Highway (David Lynch, 1997). Eerie drama, set in parallel universes, about what happens when a convicted killer disappears from death row and another man appears in his place. Bill Pullman, Patricia Arquette.

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9:30 p.m., Michigan Theater. Tickets: $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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Friday


July 2017
 11:30 a.m. and 12:30, 1:30, & 2:30 p.m. 

U-M Natural History Museum Planetarium Shows.

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Daily. Various audiovisual planetarium shows.

The Sky Tonight (11:30 a.m. Mon.-Sat., 1:30 p.m. daily, 2:30 p.m. Mon.-Fri., & 3:30 p.m. Sat. & Sun.) is an exploration of the current night sky.

Larry Cat in Space (12:30 p.m. Mon.-Fri.) is a playful cartoon about an inquisitive cat that learns more than it wanted to know about life in space when it stows away on a shuttle to be with its owner.

Did an Asteroid Really Kill the Dinosaurs? (12:30 p.m. Sat.) 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 (2:30 p.m. Sat. & Sun.) is an audiovisual show that looks at the history and the astronomy of total solar eclipses.

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


 2 p.m.  Free! 

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

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Film screenings for adults. Muffins & beverages. July 21: Hacksaw Ridge, Mel Gibson's 2016 drama that tells the true story of WWII conscientious objector and army medic Desmond Doss, who saved 75 men without using a gun. Aug. 18: La La Land, Damien Chazelle's 2016 musical comedy about a jazz pianist who falls for an aspiring actress in L.A. Ryan Gosling, Emma Stone.
2 p.m., DDL, 3255 Alpine, Dexter. Free. 426-4477. [map]


 4:15, 6:45, & 9:15 p.m. 

"Maudie": Michigan Theater.

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An arthritic Nova Scotia woman escapes her oppressive family to work as housekeeper while she develops her artistic vision of her hardscrabble world.
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]


 4:45, 7:15, & 9:45 p.m. 

"The Little Hours": Michigan Theater.

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(Jeff Baena, 2017). A handsome young man fakes deafness and blindness to work in a convent in this nuns-gone-wild farce inspired by 2 stories in Boccaccio's Decameron.
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]


 6:30 p.m.  Free! 

"Movies in the Park": Saline Parks & Recreation.

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July 21 & Aug. 18. An inflatable obstacle course and bouncer, music, games, activities, and more. Concessions. Followed at sundown by films. The July 21 event is in conjunction with a "Family Campout" (5 p.m.-10 a.m., $10 per tent in advance, $20 on the day, continental breakfast included). July 21: The Lego Batman Movie, Chris McKay's 2017 animated action-comedy about Bruce Wayne dealing with the usual villains of Gotham City while accidentally adopting a teenage orphan. Aug. 18: Sing, Christophe Lourdelet and Garth Jennings' 2016 animated comedy, set in a city of animals, about a down-on-his-luck theater owner who tries to revive his business with a singing competition.
6:30 p.m.-dusk, Mill Pond Park, end of W. Bennett St. (west of Ann Arbor St.), Saline. Free. 429-3502.


 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


July 2017
 11:30 a.m. and 12:30, 1:30, & 2:30 p.m. 

U-M Natural History Museum Planetarium Shows.

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Daily. Various audiovisual planetarium shows.

The Sky Tonight (11:30 a.m. Mon.-Sat., 1:30 p.m. daily, 2:30 p.m. Mon.-Fri., & 3:30 p.m. Sat. & Sun.) is an exploration of the current night sky.

Larry Cat in Space (12:30 p.m. Mon.-Fri.) is a playful cartoon about an inquisitive cat that learns more than it wanted to know about life in space when it stows away on a shuttle to be with its owner.

Did an Asteroid Really Kill the Dinosaurs? (12:30 p.m. Sat.) 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 (2:30 p.m. Sat. & Sun.) is an audiovisual show that looks at the history and the astronomy of total solar eclipses.

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


 4:15, 6:45, & 9:15 p.m. 

"Maudie": Michigan Theater.

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An arthritic Nova Scotia woman escapes her oppressive family to work as housekeeper while she develops her artistic vision of her hardscrabble world.
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]


 4:45, 7:15, & 9:45 p.m. 

"The Little Hours": Michigan Theater.

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(Jeff Baena, 2017). A handsome young man fakes deafness and blindness to work in a convent in this nuns-gone-wild farce inspired by 2 stories in Boccaccio's Decameron.
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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Sunday


July 2017
 12:55 p.m. 

"Kiki's Delivery Service": Rave.

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(Hayao Miyazaki, 1989). Dubbed (July 23) & subtitled (July 24) screenings of this classic Studio Ghibli coming-of-age anime film about a teen witch trying to find her place in the world.
12:55 p.m. (July 23) & 7 p.m. (July 24), Rave, 4100 Carpenter. $12.50 in advance at fathomevents.com and at the door. 973-8424. [map]


 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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Aug. 1: North by Northwest (Alfred Hitchcock, 1959). Classic thriller about an ad exec mistaken for a government agent who's relentlessly pursued halfway across the country. Cary Grant. Eva Marie Saint.

Aug. 6: The Birds (Alfred Hitchcock, 1963). Eerie thriller about hordes of bloodthirsty sparrows, gulls, and crows plaguing a small California town. Not for the squeamish. Tippi Hedren, Rod Taylor, Suzanne Pleshette, Jessica Tandy.

Aug. 8: Marnie (Alfred Hitchcock, 1964). Suspense drama about a compulsive thief blackmailed by her boss into marrying him. Tippi Hedren, Sean Connery.

Aug. 13 & 15: Steamboat Bill Jr. (Charles Reisner, 1928). Silent comedy with Buster Keaton as a namby-pamby trying to prove his manhood to his boat captain dad. Live organ accompaniment.

Aug. 20 & 22: Wizard of Oz Victor Fleming, 1939). The classic film musical based on L. Frank Baum's well-loved children's fantasy. Judy Garland.

Aug. 27 & 29: The Little Mermaid (Ron Clements & John Musker, 1989). Sing-along version of this animated Disney classic adapted from the Hans Christian Andersen fairy tale. With on-screen lyrics, interactive props, goody bags, and more.

Sept. 3 & 5: Children of Men (Alfonso Cuarón, 2006). A British bureaucrat is secretly tasked with protecting a pregnant refugee during a mysterious 18-year global fertility crisis which has caused geopolitical chaos. Clive Owen, Julianne Moore.

Sept. 4: Psycho (Alfred Hitchcock, 1960). Suspense thriller set in a motel run by a peculiar mama's boy. Anthony Perkins, Janet Leigh. Students with ID, free.

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1:30 p.m. (Sun. & Mon. ) & 7 p.m. (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, & 3:30 p.m. 

U-M Natural History Museum Planetarium Shows.

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Daily. Various audiovisual planetarium shows.

The Sky Tonight (11:30 a.m. Mon.-Sat., 1:30 p.m. daily, 2:30 p.m. Mon.-Fri., & 3:30 p.m. Sat. & Sun.) is an exploration of the current night sky.

Larry Cat in Space (12:30 p.m. Mon.-Fri.) is a playful cartoon about an inquisitive cat that learns more than it wanted to know about life in space when it stows away on a shuttle to be with its owner.

Did an Asteroid Really Kill the Dinosaurs? (12:30 p.m. Sat.) 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 (2:30 p.m. Sat. & Sun.) is an audiovisual show that looks at the history and the astronomy of total solar eclipses.

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


 1:45, 4:15, 6:45, & 9:15 p.m. 

"Maudie": Michigan Theater.

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An arthritic Nova Scotia woman escapes her oppressive family to work as housekeeper while she develops her artistic vision of her hardscrabble world.
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]


 4:45, 7:15, & 9:45 p.m. 

"The Little Hours": Michigan Theater.

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(Jeff Baena, 2017). A handsome young man fakes deafness and blindness to work in a convent in this nuns-gone-wild farce inspired by 2 stories in Boccaccio's Decameron.
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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