Note: Most educational documentaries are listed with the daily Events.
Ann Arbor Senior Center. 794-6250.
Every Mon.: "Movie Matinee," with films TBA. FREE. 12:30-3 p.m.
Center of Light "Conscious Movie Night." FREE. 330-5048. Center of Light, Huronview Blvd. (off N. Main), 7:30 p.m.
July 24: "Sacred Journey of the Heart" (Scott Cervine, 2012). Documentary that explores the healing power of the heart through interviews with scientists and holistic healers.
Interfaith Center for Spiritual Growth. $5 suggested donation. 327-0270. 704 Airport Blvd., 8 p.m.
July 20: "Spiritual Cinema." Screening of a feature film or several shorts TBA with spiritual themes. Followed by discussion.
Interfaith Council for Peace and Justice. FREE. 663-1870. FUMC Wesley Foundation, 600 E. Huron, 7 p.m.
July 29: "Justice Now: ICPJ Summer Movie Series." Screening of a documentary or feature film TBA about social justice issues.
Jewel Heart Buddhist Center. FREE. 994-3387. Jewel Heart (1129 Oak Valley Dr. between Ann Arbor-Saline Rd. & Ellsworth), 7 p.m.
July 26: "Pay It Forward" (Mimi Leder, 2000). Adaptation of Catherine Ryan Hyde's novel about a 7th grader who devises a ramifying network of good deeds. Haley Joel Osment, Kevin Spacey, Helen Hunt.
Michigan Theater Foundation. Unless there is a live show in the main theater, 2 or 3 different films are shown, usually twice, almost every night. For complete, updated schedules, see michtheater.org or call 668-TIME. Tickets (unless otherwise noted): $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). Michigan Theater (unless otherwise noted), times TBA unless otherwise noted.
June 28-July 4: "Love Is All You Need" (Susanne Bier, 2012). Romantic comedy about a Danish hairdresser who finds out her husband is having an affair and ends up traveling to Italy for her daughter's wedding with a bitter widower who turns out to be the father of the groom. Pierce Brosnan. Some Danish & Italian, subtitles.
Opens June 28: "Much Ado About Nothing" (Joss Whedon, 2012). A contemporary retelling of Shakespeare's sharp-tongued comedy.
June 30 & July 2: "A Night at the Opera" (Sam Wood, 1935). Riotous, loopy Marx Brothers musical comedy that's widely regarded as their masterpiece. 1:30 p.m. (June 30) & 7 p.m. (July 2).
Opens July 5: "Kings of Summer" (Jordan Vogt-Roberts, 2013). Comedy about 3 teenagers who spend their summer building a house in the woods and living off the land.
July 7 & 9: "Dirty Dancing" (Emile Ardolino, 1987). Girl-meets-boy tale about a coddled teen princess who falls for a boy who might be trouble. Patrick Swayze, Jennifer Grey. 1:30 p.m. (July 7) & 7 p.m. (July 9).
July 11: "Eraserhead" (David Lynch, 1978). Disturbing experimental film about a couple who must raise a reptilian child. 10 p.m.
July 11 (tentative): "The Voice of the Moon" (Federico Fellini, 1990). Dramatic comedy about an oddball pair who wander through the countryside and discover a dystopia of TV commercials, fascism, beauty pageants, rock music, Catholicism, and pagan ritual. Roberto Benigni. Italian, subtitles.
Opens July 12: "Twenty Feet from Stardom" (Morgan Neville, 2012). Documentary about backup singers who never made it big but were part of songs that made others famous. Includes interviews with stars such as Bruce Springsteen and Bette Midler.
July 13: "American Made Movie" (Nathaniel Thomas McGill & Vincent Vittorio, 2013). Documentary about U.S. manufacturing.
July 14 & 16: "Raiders of the Lost Ark" (Stephen Spielberg, 1981) and "Indiana Jones & the Temple of Doom (Stephen Spielberg, 1984). Double feature with the first 2 in the series of thrill-packed tales featuring Harrison Ford as an adventurer-archaeologist. 1:30 p.m. (July 14) & 7 p.m. (July 16).
"The Way, Way Back" (Nat Faxon & Jim Rash, 2013). Coming-of-age comedy about a 14-year-old who finds an unexpected friend in the manager of a water park. Steve Carrell, Toni Collette.
July 21 & 23: "Planet of the Apes" (Franklin Schaffner, 1968). An astronaut crew crash-lands on a planet where apes have evolved into creatures with human-like intelligence and speech. Charlton Heston, Roddy McDowall. 1:30 p.m. (July 21) & 7 p.m. (July 23).
July 24: "Girl Rising" (Richard Robbins, 2013). Documentary about 9 girls from around the world facing arranged marriages, child slavery, and other heartbreaking injustices who are able to break barriers and create change by getting an education. $10 in advance at gathr.us/screening/4287 and at the door. 7 p.m.
Opens July 26: "Renoir" (Gilles Bourdos, 2012). Biopic set in the south of France during WWI about Renoir's last model, who became the first actor in his son Jean Renoir's films. French, subtitles.
July 28 & 30: "Rocky" (John G. Avildsen, 1976). The classic saga of a small-time Philadelphia boxer who nearly wins a grueling, blood-soaked title fight. Sylvester Stallone, Talia Shire, Burgess Meredith. 1:30 p.m. (July 28) & 7 p.m. (July 30).
State Theater Midnight Movies. For complete, updated schedule, see michtheater.org or call 761-8667. Tickets $7. Midnight.
July 20: "Almost Famous" (Cameron Crowe, 2000). Funny, touching autobiographical tale about a naive 70s teen who wrangles an assignment from Rolling Stone to profile a touring rock band. "It's as if Huckleberry Finn came back to life in the 1970s, and instead of taking a raft down the Mississippi, got on the bus with the band," says Roger Ebert. Patrick Fugit, Kate Hudson, Frances McDormand.
WCBN-FM. FREE admission. 763-3500. Arbor Brewing Company (114 E. Washington), 9 p.m.
July 9: "Tapeheads" (Bill Fishman, 1988). Comedy about a couple of creative losers who accidentally become big shots in the music video industry. John Cusack, Tim Robbins. Soundtrack by Fishbone.