May 22-Aug. 21. Annual festival of documentary and feature films on Jewish themes.
July 7, 8 p.m.-July 9, 5 p.m.: "An Impossible Love" (Catherine Corsini, 2018). Drama about a brief but passionate affair that results in a decades long legal battle over a daughter. French, subtitles.
July 10, 11 p.m.-July 13, 8 p.m.: "Breaking Bread" (Beth Elise Hawk, 2021). Documentary about Israeli chef Nof Atamna-Ismaeel, a Muslim Arab who recently won the Israeli cooking competition MasterChef. Hebrew, subtitles.
July 13, 8 p.m.-July 16, 6 p.m.: "Thou Shalt Not Hate" (Mauro Mancini, 2020). Drama about a doctor-the son of a holocaust survivor-and his neo-Nazi patient. Italian, subtitles.
July 20, 8 p.m.-July 23, 6 p.m.: "Aulcie" (Dani Menkin, 2020). Documentary exploring the life and career of the American-Israeli pro basketball player Aulcie Perry.
July 24, 11 p.m.-July 27, 8 p.m.: "The Sign Painter" (Viesturs Kairišs, 2020). Historical drama about the modest life of a young Latvian man who's enlisted in WWII. Latvian, subtitles.
July 27, 8 p.m.-July 30, 6 p.m.: Narrative Short Films. A program of short films: Mum's Hairpins (Tatiana Fedorovskaya, 2019). A young Ukranian boy only has his mom's hairpins to escape Nazi-German soldiers. Cinema Rex (Mayan Engelman & Eliran Peled, 2020). Animation about two kids from different backgrounds who connect through cinema. White Eye (Tomer Shushan, 2019). Drama about a man who attempts to retrieve his stolen bicycle from it's new owner. Hebrew, subtitles. In Our Synagogue (Ivan Orlenko, 2019). Adaptation of Franz Kafka's eerie short story of the same title. Yiddish, subtitles. Letters to God (Yves Cohen, 2019). A distraught man gets a job at the Jerusalem Post Office letters to God department. Hebrew, subtitles. The Disappearing Act (Billy Kent, 2020). Comedy about a magician who's rehearsing his virtual act for a Zoom bar mitzvah. Deep Blue (Itamar Schwartz, 2020). While mourning the death of his wife, a man tries to operate the washing machine without success. Hebrew, subtitles. The Book of Ruth (Chen Drachman & Becca Roth, 2019). Drama about a family's Passover celebration.
July 31, 8 p.m.-Aug. 3, 8 p.m.: "They Ain't Ready For Me" (Brad Rothschild, 2020). Documentary about Tamar Manasseh, a Black rabbinical student who's leading a fight against gun violence on the south side of Chicago.
Online this year at Film.jccAnnArbor.org. $12 per film (Michigan Theater Foundation members, $10). 971-0990. [map]
"Can You Bring It: Bill T. Jones and D-Main in the Waters": Michigan Theater Foundation Virtual Movie Palace.more >
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(Rosalynde LeBlanc, Tom Hurwitz, 2021). Online screening of this documentary that explores the making and legacy of D-Man in the Waters, a memorial dance for a former Bill T. Jones Dance company member that died from AIDS. Available for 48 after you start watching.
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Every Sun. & Tues. in July & Aug., except July 25.
July 4 & 6: "The Sandlot" (David Mickey Evans, 1993). Comic drama about young baseball players.
July 11 & 13: "West Side Story" (Robert Wise, Jerome Robbins, 1961). Film version of Leonard Bernstein's Romeo-and-Juliet musical story set in 1950s New York City.
July 18 & 20: "Jaws" (Steven Spielberg, 1975). Gripping adventure classic about a great white shark that terrorizes a New England shore community.
July 27 & Aug. 1: "Empire Strikes Back" (George Lucas, 1980). Amid a blossoming romance between Princess Leia and Han Solo, Luke meets Yoda and Darth Vader reveals his identity.
$10.50 (children under 12, students, seniors age 65 & older, & U.S. veterans, $8:50; MTF members, $8) in advance online (recommended) & at the door.
Enjoy a special guided tour of Ann Arbor Distilling Company with information of how the company started, their vision, details on products and how they are distilled.
Ann Arbor Distilling creates all its award-winning spirits from ingredients sourced here in the state of Michigan. This cooperation with Michigan farms allows Ann Arbor Distilling to choose the very best inputs, creating products that change how customers experience spirits.
The tour will be followed by the tasting of 5 product expressions. A 10% discount will be give on all specialty cocktails and products purchased that day.
To purchase tickets, go to www.eventbrite.com.
Ann Arbor Distilling Company, 220 Felch Street. $25 for Bourbon Women Members and $40 for non-members. firstname.lastname@example.org Eventbrite [map]
RTA Regional Transit Master Plan Community Virtual Open Houses: Regional Transit Authority of Southeast Michigan.more >
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The Advance 2021 Regional Master Transit Plan will be developed through fall 2021, starting with the broad perspective of how we want to shape transit in Southeast Michigan for the next five, 10 and 20 years.
The Regional Transit Authority of Southeast Michigan (RTA) is hosting a series of virtual open houses as a key part of the effort to update the Regional Master Transit Plan (RMTP) over the next five years and beyond.
The goal of the Advance 2021 conversations is to:
- Help the RTA hear from our customers, riders and residents about how they feel about our transit systems.
- Provide the public with an opportunity to share their view on how the RTA can improve.
- Learn from the residents of Southeast Michigan what they would like to see as it relates to regional transit and the RTA moving forward.
Every Tues. All knitters invited to work on their projects and swap tips with others. In-person outdoors and also streamed live via Zoom (see MeetUp.com
Community High School back lawn, 379 N. Fifth. $2 monthly dues, preregistration required at MeetUp.com
July 13 & 27. All musicians invited to bring their acoustic instruments to play bluegrass-style music. Vocalists welcome. Indoor capacity limited to 10 participants. If the weather is nice, you'll jam outside in front of the center (capacity unlimited). Masks required indoors, but not outdoors if you're vaccinated.
Evening time TBA, Senior Center, 1320 Baldwin. For updates, see a2bluGrass.com. $5. [map]
Every Tues. All male singers invited to join the weekly outdoor rehearsals of this local barbershop harmony chorus.
For location see hvharmonizers.org
Reading by local writer Alison Swan, host of Literati's Eco Book Club, whose work tenderly explores nuanced connections in nature. Writer Janisse Ray praises Swan's recent poetry collection, A Fine Canopy, for its "bone-deep passion, astonishing clarity, and watchful tending about the life 'at the edge of a freshwater sea.'"
For URL preregister at facebook.com
Every Tues. All invited to form teams of 4 or so persons to compete in a 2-round family-friendly trivia contest featuring a range of questions from entertainment and history to pop culture and geography. Solo competitors are matched up together.
For URL email email@example.com. Free.
Internationally exhibited textile artist Lynee Stein discusses her new book exploring women's craft enterprises, their artisanal excellence, and the positive impact their individual projects have on breaking the poverty cycle.
Online at LiteratiBookstore.com
(Makoto Shinkai, 2020). Dubbed (Sun.) & subtitled (Tues.) screening of an animated romantic fantasy about a young city boy who befriends a girl who appears to be able to manipulate the weather. Japanese, subtitles.
Ann Arbor 20 (4100 Carpenter, 973-8424) and Emagine (1335 E. Michigan Ave., Saline, 316-5500). Tickets $12.50 in advance online (recommended) & at the door.
Renowned local singer-songwriter Siegel has rounded up his popular early 80s band, with some members coming from as far as Germany and Ecuador, to reconvene for an evening of their trademark blend of rock 'n' roll, swing, and blues. They'll be showcasing the repertoire that made them famous, including such Siegel-penned favorites as "What would Brando Do," "Angelo's," "When the Sumac Is on Fire, "Downsize Blues," and more. The lineup 3 original members--tenor saxophonist Mir Blanchard, drummer Rick Hollander, and keyboardist Andy Adamson--and Siegel's current bassist, Dave Roof. Bring a folding chair & dancing shoes. BYOB.
8 p.m. (arrive around 7:30 p.m. to park), Rancho Tranqilico, 11300 Island Lake Rd., Dexter. Tickets $25 in advance only to @dicksiegel via PayPal or Venmo. [map]
Zal Gaz Grotto: Easy Street Jazz Band
Dixieland and swing by this local ensemble founded by the late saxophonist and trumpeter Klinger. 5:30-8:30 p.m. in the back parking lot.
Zal Gaz Grotto: Easy Street Jazz Band
Dixieland and swing by this veteran local ensemble led by trombonist Terry Kimura. 5:30-8:30 p.m.
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