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22

Friday


February 2019
 2-7 p.m.  Free! 

"Stories Never Told: Yemen's Crises & Renaissance": U-M Global Islamic Studies Center/U-M Center for Middle Eastern & North African Studies.

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A traveling exhibition of visual art and poetry created by Yemeni artists in response to the Yemeni crisis. At 7 p.m., local Yemeni American (and U-M grad) Hanan Ali Yahya, the exhibit curator, shows and discusses a program of short films. Followed by Q&A.
2-7 p.m., 1010 Weiser Hall, 500 Church. Free, but RSVP required at tinyurl.com/yboo248o. 615-9558. [map]


 3:30 p.m. 

"Roma": Michigan Theater.

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(Alfonso Cuarón, 2018). B&W drama about a young domestic worker employed by a middle-class family in Mexico City during the political turmoil of the 1970s. Spanish, subtitles.
Michigan Theater. Tickets: $10.50 (children under 12, students with ID, seniors age 65 & older, & U.S. veterans, $8.50; MTF members, $8; weekdays before 6 p.m., $7.50). michtheater.org, 668-TIME. [map]


 3:35 p.m. 

"On the Basis of Sex": Michigan Theater.

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(Mimi Leder, 2018). Biopic about Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsberg and her fight for equal rights. Felicity Jones, Armie Hammer.
Michigan Theater. Tickets: $10.50 (children under 12, students with ID, seniors age 65 & older, & U.S. veterans, $8.50; MTF members, $8; weekdays before 6 p.m., $7.50). michtheater.org, 668-TIME. [map]


 3:45 p.m. 

"Green Book": State Theatre.

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(Peter Farrelly, 2018). Drama about an Italian American bouncer who becomes the driver of an African American classical pianist on a tour through the American south in the 1960s. Viggo Mortensen, Mahershala Ali.
State Theatre. Tickets: $10.50 (children under 12, students with ID, seniors age 65 & older, & U.S. veterans, $8.50; MTF members, $8; weekdays before 6 p.m., $7.50). statetheatre.org, 668-TIME.


 4, 6:40 & 9 p.m. 

"Capernaum": Michigan Theater.

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(Nadine Labaki, 2018). Drama about a Lebanese boy who sues his neglectful parents for the "crime" of giving him life. Arabic, subtitles.
Michigan Theater. Tickets: $10.50 (children under 12, students with ID, seniors age 65 & older, & U.S. veterans, $8.50; MTF members, $8; weekdays before 6 p.m., $7.50). michtheater.org, 668-TIME. [map]


 4:30 p.m. 

"If Beale Street Could Talk": State Theatre.

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(Barry Jenkins, 2018). Romantic drama about a pregnant woman whose fiancé is falsely accused of a crime.
State Theatre. Tickets: $10.50 (children under 12, students with ID, seniors age 65 & older, & U.S. veterans, $8.50; MTF members, $8; weekdays before 6 p.m., $7.50). statetheatrea2.org, 668-TIME.


 6:25 p.m. 

"The Favourite": State Theatre.

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(Yorgos Lanthimos, 2018). Period drama set in 18th-century England about 2 women competing for the affection of the eccentric and sickly Queen Anne. Olivia Colman, Emma Stone, Rachel Weisz.
State Theatre. Tickets: $10.50 (children under 12, students with ID, seniors age 65 & older, & U.S. veterans, $8.50; MTF members, $8; weekdays before 6 p.m., $7.50). statetheatrea2.org, 668-TIME.


 7 p.m.  Free! 

"And Then They Came for Us": First United Methodist Church.

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Screening of Abby Ginzberg's 2017 documentary linking the incarceration of 120,000 Japanese Americans during WWII to recent proposals for a Muslim registry and travel ban.
7 p.m., 120 S. State. Free. 662-4536. [map]


 7 p.m. 

"Cold War": State Theatre.

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Pawel Pawlikowski, 2018). B&W Romeo-and-Juliet story set in post-WWII Poland. Polish, subtitles.
State Theatre. Tickets: $10.50 (children under 12, students with ID, seniors age 65 & older, & U.S. veterans, $8.50; MTF members, $8; weekdays before 6 p.m., $7.50). statetheatrea2.org, 668-TIME.


 7:15 p.m. 

"Free Solo": State Theatre.

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(E. Chai Vasarhelyi & Jimmy Chin, 2018). Documentary following the free soloist climber Alex Honnold as he prepares to climb El Capitan in Yosemite National Park.
State Theatre. Tickets: $10.50 (children under 12, students with ID, seniors age 65 & older, & U.S. veterans, $8.50; MTF members, $8; weekdays before 6 p.m., $7.50). statetheatrea2.org, 668-TIME.


 9:10 p.m. 

"Lords of Chaos": State Theatre.

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(Jonas ┼kerlund, 2019). Darkly comic biographical drama about the early 90s Norwegian black metal music scene, which erupted in uncontrollable violence after the suicide of a prominent vocalist. Rory Culkin.
State Theatre. Tickets: $10.50 (children under 12, students with ID, seniors age 65 & older, & U.S. veterans, $8.50; MTF members, $8; weekdays before 6 p.m., $7.50). statetheatrea2.org, 668-TIME.


 9:20 p.m. 

"Vice": State Theatre.

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(Adam McKay, 2018). Biopic about former Vice President Dick Cheney. Christian Bale, Amy Adams, Steve Carell.
State Theatre. Tickets: $10.50 (children under 12, students with ID, seniors age 65 & older, & U.S. veterans, $8.50; MTF members, $8; weekdays before 6 p.m., $7.50). statetheatrea2.org, 668-TIME.


 9:30 p.m. 

"Midnights at the State Theatre."

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Friday shows at 9:30 p.m. Saturday shows at midnight.

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Jan. 25: "Baby Driver" After being coerced into working for a crime boss, a young getaway driver finds himself taking part in a heist doomed to fail. 9:30 p.m.

Jan. 26: "Scott Pilgrim vs. the World" (Edgar Wright, 2010). Action-comedy-fantasy about a guy who must defeat his new girlfriend's 7 evil exes to win her heart. Midnight.

Feb. 8: "Monty Python and the Holy Grail Sing-Along." A sing-along to Terry Gilliam's 1975 film about King Arthur and his knights' search for the fabled Grail. 9:30 p.m.

Feb. 9: "Shrek" (Andrew Adamson and Vicky Jenson, 2001). Animated classic featuring a whimsical Beauty-and-the-Beast-style tale of a genial green ogre who falls for a canny princess. Midnight.

Feb. 22: 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. 9:30 p.m.

Feb. 23: "Spaceballs" (Mel Brooks, 1987) Manic, pun-filled Star Wars parody starring Mel Brooks, John Candy, Bill Pullman, and Rick Moranis. Midnight.
State Theatre. Tickets $8 (MTF members, $7.50). statetheatrea2.org, 668-TIME.


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Saturday


February 2019
 3, 5:30, & 8:30 p.m. 

"Green Book": State Theatre.

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(Peter Farrelly, 2018). Drama about an Italian American bouncer who becomes the driver of an African American classical pianist on a tour through the American south in the 1960s. Viggo Mortensen, Mahershala Ali.
State Theatre. Tickets: $10.50 (children under 12, students with ID, seniors age 65 & older, & U.S. veterans, $8.50; MTF members, $8; weekdays before 6 p.m., $7.50). statetheatre.org, 668-TIME.


 3:10, 6:15 & 8 p.m. 

"Capernaum": Michigan Theater.

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(Nadine Labaki, 2018). Drama about a Lebanese boy who sues his neglectful parents for the "crime" of giving him life. Arabic, subtitles.
Michigan Theater. Tickets: $10.50 (children under 12, students with ID, seniors age 65 & older, & U.S. veterans, $8.50; MTF members, $8; weekdays before 6 p.m., $7.50). michtheater.org, 668-TIME. [map]


 3:10 p.m. 

"If Beale Street Could Talk": State Theatre.

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(Barry Jenkins, 2018). Romantic drama about a pregnant woman whose fiancé is falsely accused of a crime.
State Theatre. Tickets: $10.50 (children under 12, students with ID, seniors age 65 & older, & U.S. veterans, $8.50; MTF members, $8; weekdays before 6 p.m., $7.50). statetheatrea2.org, 668-TIME.


 3:20, 5:45 & 9 p.m. 

"Cold War": State Theatre.

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Pawel Pawlikowski, 2018). B&W Romeo-and-Juliet story set in post-WWII Poland. Polish, subtitles.
State Theatre. Tickets: $10.50 (children under 12, students with ID, seniors age 65 & older, & U.S. veterans, $8.50; MTF members, $8; weekdays before 6 p.m., $7.50). statetheatrea2.org, 668-TIME.


 3:30 & 8:45 p.m. 

"The Favourite": State Theatre.

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(Yorgos Lanthimos, 2018). Period drama set in 18th-century England about 2 women competing for the affection of the eccentric and sickly Queen Anne. Olivia Colman, Emma Stone, Rachel Weisz.
State Theatre. Tickets: $10.50 (children under 12, students with ID, seniors age 65 & older, & U.S. veterans, $8.50; MTF members, $8; weekdays before 6 p.m., $7.50). statetheatrea2.org, 668-TIME.


 6:15 p.m. 

"On the Basis of Sex": Michigan Theater.

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(Mimi Leder, 2018). Biopic about Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsberg and her fight for equal rights. Felicity Jones, Armie Hammer.
Michigan Theater. Tickets: $10.50 (children under 12, students with ID, seniors age 65 & older, & U.S. veterans, $8.50; MTF members, $8; weekdays before 6 p.m., $7.50). michtheater.org, 668-TIME. [map]


 8:15 p.m. 

"Vice": State Theatre.

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(Adam McKay, 2018). Biopic about former Vice President Dick Cheney. Christian Bale, Amy Adams, Steve Carell.
State Theatre. Tickets: $10.50 (children under 12, students with ID, seniors age 65 & older, & U.S. veterans, $8.50; MTF members, $8; weekdays before 6 p.m., $7.50). statetheatrea2.org, 668-TIME.


 8:45 p.m. 

"Stan & Ollie": Michigan Theater.

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(Jon S. Baird, 2018). Biopic about Laurel & Hardy's attempt to restart their comedy career by touring post-WWII Britain. John C. Reilly, Steve Coogan.
Michigan Theater. Tickets: $10.50 (children under 12, students with ID, seniors age 65 & older, & U.S. veterans, $8.50; MTF members, $8; weekdays before 6 p.m., $7.50). michtheater.org, 668-TIME. [map]


 11:25 p.m 

"Free Solo": State Theatre.

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(E. Chai Vasarhelyi & Jimmy Chin, 2018). Documentary following the free soloist climber Alex Honnold as he prepares to climb El Capitan in Yosemite National Park.
State Theatre. Tickets: $10.50 (children under 12, students with ID, seniors age 65 & older, & U.S. veterans, $8.50; MTF members, $8; weekdays before 6 p.m., $7.50). statetheatrea2.org, 668-TIME.


 11:35 p.m. 

"Lords of Chaos": State Theatre.

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(Jonas ┼kerlund, 2019). Darkly comic biographical drama about the early 90s Norwegian black metal music scene, which erupted in uncontrollable violence after the suicide of a prominent vocalist. Rory Culkin.
State Theatre. Tickets: $10.50 (children under 12, students with ID, seniors age 65 & older, & U.S. veterans, $8.50; MTF members, $8; weekdays before 6 p.m., $7.50). statetheatrea2.org, 668-TIME.


 11:59 p.m. 

"Midnights at the State Theatre."

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.

Friday shows at 9:30 p.m. Saturday shows at midnight.

.

Jan. 25: "Baby Driver" After being coerced into working for a crime boss, a young getaway driver finds himself taking part in a heist doomed to fail. 9:30 p.m.

Jan. 26: "Scott Pilgrim vs. the World" (Edgar Wright, 2010). Action-comedy-fantasy about a guy who must defeat his new girlfriend's 7 evil exes to win her heart. Midnight.

Feb. 8: "Monty Python and the Holy Grail Sing-Along." A sing-along to Terry Gilliam's 1975 film about King Arthur and his knights' search for the fabled Grail. 9:30 p.m.

Feb. 9: "Shrek" (Andrew Adamson and Vicky Jenson, 2001). Animated classic featuring a whimsical Beauty-and-the-Beast-style tale of a genial green ogre who falls for a canny princess. Midnight.

Feb. 22: 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. 9:30 p.m.

Feb. 23: "Spaceballs" (Mel Brooks, 1987) Manic, pun-filled Star Wars parody starring Mel Brooks, John Candy, Bill Pullman, and Rick Moranis. Midnight.
State Theatre. Tickets $8 (MTF members, $7.50). statetheatrea2.org, 668-TIME.


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Sunday


February 2019
 2 & 4:30 p.m. 

"Green Book": State Theatre.

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(Peter Farrelly, 2018). Drama about an Italian American bouncer who becomes the driver of an African American classical pianist on a tour through the American south in the 1960s. Viggo Mortensen, Mahershala Ali.
State Theatre. Tickets: $10.50 (children under 12, students with ID, seniors age 65 & older, & U.S. veterans, $8.50; MTF members, $8; weekdays before 6 p.m., $7.50). statetheatre.org, 668-TIME.


 2 p.m. 

"Roma": Michigan Theater.

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(Alfonso Cuarón, 2018). B&W drama about a young domestic worker employed by a middle-class family in Mexico City during the political turmoil of the 1970s. Spanish, subtitles.
Michigan Theater. Tickets: $10.50 (children under 12, students with ID, seniors age 65 & older, & U.S. veterans, $8.50; MTF members, $8; weekdays before 6 p.m., $7.50). michtheater.org, 668-TIME. [map]


 2:10 p.m. 

"If Beale Street Could Talk": State Theatre.

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(Barry Jenkins, 2018). Romantic drama about a pregnant woman whose fiancé is falsely accused of a crime.
State Theatre. Tickets: $10.50 (children under 12, students with ID, seniors age 65 & older, & U.S. veterans, $8.50; MTF members, $8; weekdays before 6 p.m., $7.50). statetheatrea2.org, 668-TIME.


 2:20 & 4:45 p.m. 

"Cold War": State Theatre.

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Pawel Pawlikowski, 2018). B&W Romeo-and-Juliet story set in post-WWII Poland. Polish, subtitles.
State Theatre. Tickets: $10.50 (children under 12, students with ID, seniors age 65 & older, & U.S. veterans, $8.50; MTF members, $8; weekdays before 6 p.m., $7.50). statetheatrea2.org, 668-TIME.


 2:30, 5:30 & 8:15 p.m. 

"Capernaum": Michigan Theater.

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(Nadine Labaki, 2018). Drama about a Lebanese boy who sues his neglectful parents for the "crime" of giving him life. Arabic, subtitles.
Michigan Theater. Tickets: $10.50 (children under 12, students with ID, seniors age 65 & older, & U.S. veterans, $8.50; MTF members, $8; weekdays before 6 p.m., $7.50). michtheater.org, 668-TIME. [map]


 2:30 & 7:45 p.m. 

"The Favourite": State Theatre.

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(Yorgos Lanthimos, 2018). Period drama set in 18th-century England about 2 women competing for the affection of the eccentric and sickly Queen Anne. Olivia Colman, Emma Stone, Rachel Weisz.
State Theatre. Tickets: $10.50 (children under 12, students with ID, seniors age 65 & older, & U.S. veterans, $8.50; MTF members, $8; weekdays before 6 p.m., $7.50). statetheatrea2.org, 668-TIME.


 3 p.m.  Free! 

Iranian Film Festival.

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Screening of 6 Iranian films (every Sun., Jan. 20-Feb. 24) from the last 40 years. Persian, subtitles.

Feb. 3: "The Hidden Half" (Tahmineh Milani, 2001). When a government official is assigned to hear the final appeal of a woman political prisoner who's been sentenced to death, his wife reveals her own intertwined political and romantic histories.

Feb. 10: "No One Knows About Persian Cats" (Bahman Ghobadi, 2009). Two young musicians, recently released from prison, organize an underground concert to buy the documents they need to flee the Islamic Republic.

Feb. 17: "The Salesman" (Asghar Farhadi, 2016). A married couple acting in a production of Death of a Salesman find their lives upended after the wife is assaulted.

Feb. 24: "The Marriage of the Blessed" (Mohsen Makhmalbaf, 1989). Drama about an Iranian soldier traumatized by the war with Iraq.
3 p.m., Rackham Amphitheatre. Free. 764-0314. [map]


 5:15 p.m. 

"On the Basis of Sex": Michigan Theater.

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(Mimi Leder, 2018). Biopic about Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsberg and her fight for equal rights. Felicity Jones, Armie Hammer.
Michigan Theater. Tickets: $10.50 (children under 12, students with ID, seniors age 65 & older, & U.S. veterans, $8.50; MTF members, $8; weekdays before 6 p.m., $7.50). michtheater.org, 668-TIME. [map]


 5:15 & 7:45 p.m. 

"Stan & Ollie": Michigan Theater.

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(Jon S. Baird, 2018). Biopic about Laurel & Hardy's attempt to restart their comedy career by touring post-WWII Britain. John C. Reilly, Steve Coogan.
Michigan Theater. Tickets: $10.50 (children under 12, students with ID, seniors age 65 & older, & U.S. veterans, $8.50; MTF members, $8; weekdays before 6 p.m., $7.50). michtheater.org, 668-TIME. [map]


 7:15 p.m. 

"Vice": State Theatre.

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(Adam McKay, 2018). Biopic about former Vice President Dick Cheney. Christian Bale, Amy Adams, Steve Carell.
State Theatre. Tickets: $10.50 (children under 12, students with ID, seniors age 65 & older, & U.S. veterans, $8.50; MTF members, $8; weekdays before 6 p.m., $7.50). statetheatrea2.org, 668-TIME.


 7:30 p.m. 

"Lords of Chaos": State Theatre.

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(Jonas ┼kerlund, 2019). Darkly comic biographical drama about the early 90s Norwegian black metal music scene, which erupted in uncontrollable violence after the suicide of a prominent vocalist. Rory Culkin.
State Theatre. Tickets: $10.50 (children under 12, students with ID, seniors age 65 & older, & U.S. veterans, $8.50; MTF members, $8; weekdays before 6 p.m., $7.50). statetheatrea2.org, 668-TIME.


 8 p.m. 

"Free Solo": State Theatre.

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(E. Chai Vasarhelyi & Jimmy Chin, 2018). Documentary following the free soloist climber Alex Honnold as he prepares to climb El Capitan in Yosemite National Park.
State Theatre. Tickets: $10.50 (children under 12, students with ID, seniors age 65 & older, & U.S. veterans, $8.50; MTF members, $8; weekdays before 6 p.m., $7.50). statetheatrea2.org, 668-TIME.


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Monday


February 2019
 4:30 p.m. 

"Green Book": State Theatre.

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(Peter Farrelly, 2018). Drama about an Italian American bouncer who becomes the driver of an African American classical pianist on a tour through the American south in the 1960s. Viggo Mortensen, Mahershala Ali.
State Theatre. Tickets: $10.50 (children under 12, students with ID, seniors age 65 & older, & U.S. veterans, $8.50; MTF members, $8; weekdays before 6 p.m., $7.50). statetheatre.org, 668-TIME.


 4:45 & 7:30 p.m. 

"Cold War": State Theatre.

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Pawel Pawlikowski, 2018). B&W Romeo-and-Juliet story set in post-WWII Poland. Polish, subtitles.
State Theatre. Tickets: $10.50 (children under 12, students with ID, seniors age 65 & older, & U.S. veterans, $8.50; MTF members, $8; weekdays before 6 p.m., $7.50). statetheatrea2.org, 668-TIME.


 5:15 & 8:30 p.m. 

"Capernaum": Michigan Theater.

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(Nadine Labaki, 2018). Drama about a Lebanese boy who sues his neglectful parents for the "crime" of giving him life. Arabic, subtitles.
Michigan Theater. Tickets: $10.50 (children under 12, students with ID, seniors age 65 & older, & U.S. veterans, $8.50; MTF members, $8; weekdays before 6 p.m., $7.50). michtheater.org, 668-TIME. [map]


 5:15 p.m. 

"If Beale Street Could Talk": State Theatre.

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(Barry Jenkins, 2018). Romantic drama about a pregnant woman whose fiancé is falsely accused of a crime.
State Theatre. Tickets: $10.50 (children under 12, students with ID, seniors age 65 & older, & U.S. veterans, $8.50; MTF members, $8; weekdays before 6 p.m., $7.50). statetheatrea2.org, 668-TIME.


 7:45 p.m. 

"The Favourite": State Theatre.

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(Yorgos Lanthimos, 2018). Period drama set in 18th-century England about 2 women competing for the affection of the eccentric and sickly Queen Anne. Olivia Colman, Emma Stone, Rachel Weisz.
State Theatre. Tickets: $10.50 (children under 12, students with ID, seniors age 65 & older, & U.S. veterans, $8.50; MTF members, $8; weekdays before 6 p.m., $7.50). statetheatrea2.org, 668-TIME.


 8 p.m. 

"Free Solo": State Theatre.

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(E. Chai Vasarhelyi & Jimmy Chin, 2018). Documentary following the free soloist climber Alex Honnold as he prepares to climb El Capitan in Yosemite National Park.
State Theatre. Tickets: $10.50 (children under 12, students with ID, seniors age 65 & older, & U.S. veterans, $8.50; MTF members, $8; weekdays before 6 p.m., $7.50). statetheatrea2.org, 668-TIME.


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Tuesday


February 2019
 2 & 4:30 p.m. 

"Green Book": State Theatre.

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(Peter Farrelly, 2018). Drama about an Italian American bouncer who becomes the driver of an African American classical pianist on a tour through the American south in the 1960s. Viggo Mortensen, Mahershala Ali.
State Theatre. Tickets: $10.50 (children under 12, students with ID, seniors age 65 & older, & U.S. veterans, $8.50; MTF members, $8; weekdays before 6 p.m., $7.50). statetheatre.org, 668-TIME.


 2:10 p.m. 

"If Beale Street Could Talk": State Theatre.

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(Barry Jenkins, 2018). Romantic drama about a pregnant woman whose fiancé is falsely accused of a crime.
State Theatre. Tickets: $10.50 (children under 12, students with ID, seniors age 65 & older, & U.S. veterans, $8.50; MTF members, $8; weekdays before 6 p.m., $7.50). statetheatrea2.org, 668-TIME.


 2:15, 4, & 7:35 p.m. 

"Capernaum": Michigan Theater.

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(Nadine Labaki, 2018). Drama about a Lebanese boy who sues his neglectful parents for the "crime" of giving him life. Arabic, subtitles.
Michigan Theater. Tickets: $10.50 (children under 12, students with ID, seniors age 65 & older, & U.S. veterans, $8.50; MTF members, $8; weekdays before 6 p.m., $7.50). michtheater.org, 668-TIME. [map]


 2:20 & 4:45 p.m. 

"Cold War": State Theatre.

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Pawel Pawlikowski, 2018). B&W Romeo-and-Juliet story set in post-WWII Poland. Polish, subtitles.
State Theatre. Tickets: $10.50 (children under 12, students with ID, seniors age 65 & older, & U.S. veterans, $8.50; MTF members, $8; weekdays before 6 p.m., $7.50). statetheatrea2.org, 668-TIME.


 2:30 & 7:45 p.m. 

"The Favourite": State Theatre.

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(Yorgos Lanthimos, 2018). Period drama set in 18th-century England about 2 women competing for the affection of the eccentric and sickly Queen Anne. Olivia Colman, Emma Stone, Rachel Weisz.
State Theatre. Tickets: $10.50 (children under 12, students with ID, seniors age 65 & older, & U.S. veterans, $8.50; MTF members, $8; weekdays before 6 p.m., $7.50). statetheatrea2.org, 668-TIME.


 5:15 p.m. 

"On the Basis of Sex": Michigan Theater.

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(Mimi Leder, 2018). Biopic about Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsberg and her fight for equal rights. Felicity Jones, Armie Hammer.
Michigan Theater. Tickets: $10.50 (children under 12, students with ID, seniors age 65 & older, & U.S. veterans, $8.50; MTF members, $8; weekdays before 6 p.m., $7.50). michtheater.org, 668-TIME. [map]


 5:15 p.m. 

"Stan & Ollie": Michigan Theater.

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(Jon S. Baird, 2018). Biopic about Laurel & Hardy's attempt to restart their comedy career by touring post-WWII Britain. John C. Reilly, Steve Coogan.
Michigan Theater. Tickets: $10.50 (children under 12, students with ID, seniors age 65 & older, & U.S. veterans, $8.50; MTF members, $8; weekdays before 6 p.m., $7.50). michtheater.org, 668-TIME. [map]


 7 p.m. 

"Pioneers: First Women Filmmakers": Michigan Theater.

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Screening of 6 comedy shorts from early female filmmakers Alice Guy Blaché, Grace Cunard, Helen Holmes, Mabel Normand, and Angela Murray Gibson. NYC-based film critic Elizabeth Weitzman introduces the films, and gives a post-screening talk on her new book, Renegade Women in Film & TV.
7 p.m., Michigan Theater. Tickets TBA. michtheater.org, 668-TIME. [map]


 7 p.m.  Free! 

"The 56th Ann Arbor Film Festival Tour": Ann Arbor District Library.

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Compilation of some of the best independent and experimental films from the 2018 edition of this internationally renowned festival.
7 p.m., AADL Pittsfield, 2359 Oak Valley Dr. Free. 327-4200. [map]


 7:15 p.m. 

"Vice": State Theatre.

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(Adam McKay, 2018). Biopic about former Vice President Dick Cheney. Christian Bale, Amy Adams, Steve Carell.
State Theatre. Tickets: $10.50 (children under 12, students with ID, seniors age 65 & older, & U.S. veterans, $8.50; MTF members, $8; weekdays before 6 p.m., $7.50). statetheatrea2.org, 668-TIME.


 7:30 p.m. 

"Lords of Chaos": State Theatre.

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(Jonas ┼kerlund, 2019). Darkly comic biographical drama about the early 90s Norwegian black metal music scene, which erupted in uncontrollable violence after the suicide of a prominent vocalist. Rory Culkin.
State Theatre. Tickets: $10.50 (children under 12, students with ID, seniors age 65 & older, & U.S. veterans, $8.50; MTF members, $8; weekdays before 6 p.m., $7.50). statetheatrea2.org, 668-TIME.


 8 p.m. 

"Free Solo": State Theatre.

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(E. Chai Vasarhelyi & Jimmy Chin, 2018). Documentary following the free soloist climber Alex Honnold as he prepares to climb El Capitan in Yosemite National Park.
State Theatre. Tickets: $10.50 (children under 12, students with ID, seniors age 65 & older, & U.S. veterans, $8.50; MTF members, $8; weekdays before 6 p.m., $7.50). statetheatrea2.org, 668-TIME.


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Wednesday


February 2019
 12:30-2 p.m.  Free! 

"The Notebook": Jewish Community Center of Greater Ann Arbor.

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(Nick Cassavetes, 2004). Romantic drama based on the Nicholas Sparks novel. Ryan Gosling, Rachel McAdams.
12:30-2 p.m., JCC, 2935 Birch Hollow Dr. Free. 971-0990. [map]


 4:30 & 7:30 p.m. 

"Capernaum": Michigan Theater.

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(Nadine Labaki, 2018). Drama about a Lebanese boy who sues his neglectful parents for the "crime" of giving him life. Arabic, subtitles.
Michigan Theater. Tickets: $10.50 (children under 12, students with ID, seniors age 65 & older, & U.S. veterans, $8.50; MTF members, $8; weekdays before 6 p.m., $7.50). michtheater.org, 668-TIME. [map]


 4:30 p.m. 

"Green Book": State Theatre.

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(Peter Farrelly, 2018). Drama about an Italian American bouncer who becomes the driver of an African American classical pianist on a tour through the American south in the 1960s. Viggo Mortensen, Mahershala Ali.
State Theatre. Tickets: $10.50 (children under 12, students with ID, seniors age 65 & older, & U.S. veterans, $8.50; MTF members, $8; weekdays before 6 p.m., $7.50). statetheatre.org, 668-TIME.


 4:45 p.m. 

"Cold War": State Theatre.

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Pawel Pawlikowski, 2018). B&W Romeo-and-Juliet story set in post-WWII Poland. Polish, subtitles.
State Theatre. Tickets: $10.50 (children under 12, students with ID, seniors age 65 & older, & U.S. veterans, $8.50; MTF members, $8; weekdays before 6 p.m., $7.50). statetheatrea2.org, 668-TIME.


 5:15 p.m. 

"On the Basis of Sex": Michigan Theater.

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(Mimi Leder, 2018). Biopic about Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsberg and her fight for equal rights. Felicity Jones, Armie Hammer.
Michigan Theater. Tickets: $10.50 (children under 12, students with ID, seniors age 65 & older, & U.S. veterans, $8.50; MTF members, $8; weekdays before 6 p.m., $7.50). michtheater.org, 668-TIME. [map]


 7:15 p.m. 

"Vice": State Theatre.

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(Adam McKay, 2018). Biopic about former Vice President Dick Cheney. Christian Bale, Amy Adams, Steve Carell.
State Theatre. Tickets: $10.50 (children under 12, students with ID, seniors age 65 & older, & U.S. veterans, $8.50; MTF members, $8; weekdays before 6 p.m., $7.50). statetheatrea2.org, 668-TIME.


 7:30 p.m. 

"Lords of Chaos": State Theatre.

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(Jonas ┼kerlund, 2019). Darkly comic biographical drama about the early 90s Norwegian black metal music scene, which erupted in uncontrollable violence after the suicide of a prominent vocalist. Rory Culkin.
State Theatre. Tickets: $10.50 (children under 12, students with ID, seniors age 65 & older, & U.S. veterans, $8.50; MTF members, $8; weekdays before 6 p.m., $7.50). statetheatrea2.org, 668-TIME.


 7:45 p.m. 

"The Favourite": State Theatre.

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(Yorgos Lanthimos, 2018). Period drama set in 18th-century England about 2 women competing for the affection of the eccentric and sickly Queen Anne. Olivia Colman, Emma Stone, Rachel Weisz.
State Theatre. Tickets: $10.50 (children under 12, students with ID, seniors age 65 & older, & U.S. veterans, $8.50; MTF members, $8; weekdays before 6 p.m., $7.50). statetheatrea2.org, 668-TIME.


 8 p.m. 

"Free Solo": State Theatre.

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(E. Chai Vasarhelyi & Jimmy Chin, 2018). Documentary following the free soloist climber Alex Honnold as he prepares to climb El Capitan in Yosemite National Park.
State Theatre. Tickets: $10.50 (children under 12, students with ID, seniors age 65 & older, & U.S. veterans, $8.50; MTF members, $8; weekdays before 6 p.m., $7.50). statetheatrea2.org, 668-TIME.


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Thursday


February 2019
 1 & 6 p.m. 

"Gone with the Wind": Fathom Events.

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(Victor Fleming, 1939). 80th anniversary screening. Intermission.
Ann Arbor 20 (4100 Carpenter) & Emagine (1335 E. Michigan Ave., Saline). Tickets $11.50-$12.50 in advance at fathomevents.com/events and at the door. 973-8424 (Ann Arbor 20), 316-5500 (Emagine).


 2 & 4:30 p.m. 

"Green Book": State Theatre.

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(Peter Farrelly, 2018). Drama about an Italian American bouncer who becomes the driver of an African American classical pianist on a tour through the American south in the 1960s. Viggo Mortensen, Mahershala Ali.
State Theatre. Tickets: $10.50 (children under 12, students with ID, seniors age 65 & older, & U.S. veterans, $8.50; MTF members, $8; weekdays before 6 p.m., $7.50). statetheatre.org, 668-TIME.


 2 & 7:45 p.m. 

"Roma": Michigan Theater.

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(Alfonso Cuarón, 2018). B&W drama about a young domestic worker employed by a middle-class family in Mexico City during the political turmoil of the 1970s. Spanish, subtitles.
Michigan Theater. Tickets: $10.50 (children under 12, students with ID, seniors age 65 & older, & U.S. veterans, $8.50; MTF members, $8; weekdays before 6 p.m., $7.50). michtheater.org, 668-TIME. [map]


 2:10 p.m. 

"If Beale Street Could Talk": State Theatre.

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(Barry Jenkins, 2018). Romantic drama about a pregnant woman whose fiancé is falsely accused of a crime.
State Theatre. Tickets: $10.50 (children under 12, students with ID, seniors age 65 & older, & U.S. veterans, $8.50; MTF members, $8; weekdays before 6 p.m., $7.50). statetheatrea2.org, 668-TIME.


 2:20 & 4:45 p.m. 

"Cold War": State Theatre.

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Pawel Pawlikowski, 2018). B&W Romeo-and-Juliet story set in post-WWII Poland. Polish, subtitles.
State Theatre. Tickets: $10.50 (children under 12, students with ID, seniors age 65 & older, & U.S. veterans, $8.50; MTF members, $8; weekdays before 6 p.m., $7.50). statetheatrea2.org, 668-TIME.


 2:30, 5:30 & 8:15 p.m. 

"Capernaum": Michigan Theater.

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(Nadine Labaki, 2018). Drama about a Lebanese boy who sues his neglectful parents for the "crime" of giving him life. Arabic, subtitles.
Michigan Theater. Tickets: $10.50 (children under 12, students with ID, seniors age 65 & older, & U.S. veterans, $8.50; MTF members, $8; weekdays before 6 p.m., $7.50). michtheater.org, 668-TIME. [map]


 2:30 p.m. 

"The Favourite": State Theatre.

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(Yorgos Lanthimos, 2018). Period drama set in 18th-century England about 2 women competing for the affection of the eccentric and sickly Queen Anne. Olivia Colman, Emma Stone, Rachel Weisz.
State Theatre. Tickets: $10.50 (children under 12, students with ID, seniors age 65 & older, & U.S. veterans, $8.50; MTF members, $8; weekdays before 6 p.m., $7.50). statetheatrea2.org, 668-TIME.


 5:15 p.m. 

"On the Basis of Sex": Michigan Theater.

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(Mimi Leder, 2018). Biopic about Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsberg and her fight for equal rights. Felicity Jones, Armie Hammer.
Michigan Theater. Tickets: $10.50 (children under 12, students with ID, seniors age 65 & older, & U.S. veterans, $8.50; MTF members, $8; weekdays before 6 p.m., $7.50). michtheater.org, 668-TIME. [map]


 5:15 p.m. 

"Stan & Ollie": Michigan Theater.

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(Jon S. Baird, 2018). Biopic about Laurel & Hardy's attempt to restart their comedy career by touring post-WWII Britain. John C. Reilly, Steve Coogan.
Michigan Theater. Tickets: $10.50 (children under 12, students with ID, seniors age 65 & older, & U.S. veterans, $8.50; MTF members, $8; weekdays before 6 p.m., $7.50). michtheater.org, 668-TIME. [map]


 7:15 p.m. 

"Vice": State Theatre.

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(Adam McKay, 2018). Biopic about former Vice President Dick Cheney. Christian Bale, Amy Adams, Steve Carell.
State Theatre. Tickets: $10.50 (children under 12, students with ID, seniors age 65 & older, & U.S. veterans, $8.50; MTF members, $8; weekdays before 6 p.m., $7.50). statetheatrea2.org, 668-TIME.


 7:30 p.m. 

"Lords of Chaos": State Theatre.

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(Jonas ┼kerlund, 2019). Darkly comic biographical drama about the early 90s Norwegian black metal music scene, which erupted in uncontrollable violence after the suicide of a prominent vocalist. Rory Culkin.
State Theatre. Tickets: $10.50 (children under 12, students with ID, seniors age 65 & older, & U.S. veterans, $8.50; MTF members, $8; weekdays before 6 p.m., $7.50). statetheatrea2.org, 668-TIME.


 8 p.m. 

"Free Solo": State Theatre.

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(E. Chai Vasarhelyi & Jimmy Chin, 2018). Documentary following the free soloist climber Alex Honnold as he prepares to climb El Capitan in Yosemite National Park.
State Theatre. Tickets: $10.50 (children under 12, students with ID, seniors age 65 & older, & U.S. veterans, $8.50; MTF members, $8; weekdays before 6 p.m., $7.50). statetheatrea2.org, 668-TIME.


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Friday


March 2019
 7 p.m. 

"Fly Fishing Film Tour": Michigan Theater.

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An anthology of cutting-edge films aimed at both entertaining and educating outdoor enthusiasts.
7 p.m., Michigan Theater. $18 in advance at flyfilmtour.com & at the door; $15 at Schultz Outfitters (4 E. Cross, Ypsilanti). 668-TIME. [map]


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Sunday


March 2019
 1 & 6 p.m. 

"Gone with the Wind": Fathom Events.

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(Victor Fleming, 1939). 80th anniversary screening. Intermission.
Ann Arbor 20 (4100 Carpenter) & Emagine (1335 E. Michigan Ave., Saline). Tickets $11.50-$12.50 in advance at fathomevents.com/events and at the door. 973-8424 (Ann Arbor 20), 316-5500 (Emagine).


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Tuesday


March 2019
 6:30 p.m.  Free! 

"Film Screening: How to Survive a Plague (2012)": The Ypsilanti District Library.

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Winner of the best documentary of 2012 from the Gotham Independent Film Awards, How to Survive a Plague tells the untold story of the efforts that turned AIDS into a mostly manageable condition and the improbable group of young men and women who, with no scientific training, infiltrated government agencies and the pharmaceutical industry, and helped identify promising new compounds, moving them through trials and into drugstores in record time.
The Ypsilanti District Library- Whittaker Branch, 5577 Whittaker Road, Ypsilanti. Free. 734-482-4110. info@ypsilibrary.org www.ypsilibrary.org/event/film-screening-how-to-survive-a-plague-2012/ [map]


 7 p.m. 

"Celebrating Women Filmmakers": State Theatre.

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Mar. 5: "Cléo from 5 to 7" (Agnès Varda, 1962). Comedy about a hypochondriac who becomes increasingly worried she has cancer. 7 p.m.

Mar. 12: "A League of Their Own" (Penny Marshall, 1992). Beloved WWII-era dramedy about 2 sisters in the All American Girls Professional Baseball League. Geena Davis, Madonna, & Rosie O'Donnell. 7 p.m.

Mar. 19: "The Hurt Locker" (Kathryn Bigelow, 2009). Drama about bomb technicians in the Iraq War. 7 p.m.
7 p.m., State Theatre. Tickets: $10.50 (children under 12, students with ID, seniors age 65 & older, & U.S. veterans, $8.50; MTF members, $8). statetheatrea2.org, 668-TIME.


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Wednesday


March 2019
 12:30-2 p.m.  Free! 

"Film Screening @ the J": Jewish Community Center of Greater Ann Arbor.

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Mar. 6: "Yentl" (Barbra Streisand, 1983). Streisand stars as a Jewish girl who poses as a boy to enter religious training.

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Mar. 13: "RBG" (Julie Cohen & Betsy West, 2018). Documentary about Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg.

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Mar. 20: "For Your Consideration" (Christopher Guest, 2006). Comedy about 3 actors whose film-in-progress, Home for Purim, could be up for an Oscar.

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Mar. 27: "Funny Girl" (William Wyler, 1968). Barbra Streisand stars in her Oscar-winning film debut as Fanny Brice, the rags-to-riches 1920s comedienne with a tragic private life.

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12:30-2 p.m., JCC, 2935 Birch Hollow Dr. Free. 971-0990. [map]


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Sunday


March 2019
 4-6 p.m.  Free! 

"Paris to Pittsburgh": Citizens' Climate Lobby.

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Screening of this documentary on grassroots efforts to solve the problems of climate change. Followed by discussion of carbon pricing and other possible solutions. Refreshments.
4-6 p.m., NEW Center, 1100 N. Main. Free. annarbor@citizensclimatelobby.org. [map]


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Monday


March 2019
 6:30 p.m.  Free! 

"Is It Too Much to Ask?": U-M Center for South Asian Studies.

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(Leena Manimekalai, 2017). Documentary about 2 single, transgender Indian women and the prejudice they face while trying to rent an apartment.
6:30 p.m., 1010 Weiser Hall, 500 Church. Free. 615-4059. [map]


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Tuesday


March 2019
 7 p.m. 

"Celebrating Women Filmmakers": State Theatre.

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Mar. 5: "Cléo from 5 to 7" (Agnès Varda, 1962). Comedy about a hypochondriac who becomes increasingly worried she has cancer. 7 p.m.

Mar. 12: "A League of Their Own" (Penny Marshall, 1992). Beloved WWII-era dramedy about 2 sisters in the All American Girls Professional Baseball League. Geena Davis, Madonna, & Rosie O'Donnell. 7 p.m.

Mar. 19: "The Hurt Locker" (Kathryn Bigelow, 2009). Drama about bomb technicians in the Iraq War. 7 p.m.
7 p.m., State Theatre. Tickets: $10.50 (children under 12, students with ID, seniors age 65 & older, & U.S. veterans, $8.50; MTF members, $8). statetheatrea2.org, 668-TIME.


 7 p.m.  Free! 

"Dinner & a Movie": Interfaith Council for Peace & Justice Latin America Task Force.

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Screening of Monseñor: The Last Journey of Ëscar Romero, Ana Carrigan and Juliet Weber's 2011 documentary about the archbishop of El Salvador who was known as the voice of the poor, disenfranchised, and disappeared. Preceded at 6:30 p.m. by dinner from Pilar's Tamales ($8; reservations required at icpj.org/events-calendar).
7 p.m., St. Mary's Student Parish, 331 Thompson. Free. 663-1870. [map]


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Wednesday


March 2019
 12:30-2 p.m.  Free! 

"Film Screening @ the J": Jewish Community Center of Greater Ann Arbor.

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Mar. 6: "Yentl" (Barbra Streisand, 1983). Streisand stars as a Jewish girl who poses as a boy to enter religious training.

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Mar. 13: "RBG" (Julie Cohen & Betsy West, 2018). Documentary about Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg.

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Mar. 20: "For Your Consideration" (Christopher Guest, 2006). Comedy about 3 actors whose film-in-progress, Home for Purim, could be up for an Oscar.

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Mar. 27: "Funny Girl" (William Wyler, 1968). Barbra Streisand stars in her Oscar-winning film debut as Fanny Brice, the rags-to-riches 1920s comedienne with a tragic private life.

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12:30-2 p.m., JCC, 2935 Birch Hollow Dr. Free. 971-0990. [map]


 7 p.m. 

"Doctor Who: Logopolis": Fathom Events.

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100-minute 1981 episode of this long-running BBC sci-fi show, the final episode with Tom Baker as the doctor.
Quality 16 (3686 Jackson), Ann Arbor 20 (4100 Carpenter), & Emagine (1335 E. Michigan Ave., Saline). Tickets $11.50-$12.50 in advance at fathomevents.com/events and at the door. 623-7469 (Quality 16), 973-8424 (Ann Arbor 20), 316-5500 (Emagine).


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Thursday


March 2019
 6:30 p.m. 

"The Moses Controversy": Fathom Events.

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(Timothy Mahoney, 2019). Christian documentary seeking evidence that Moses wrote the first books of the Bible.
Quality 16, 3686 Jackson. Tickets $11.50-$12.50 in advance at fathomevents.com/events and at the door. 623-7469. [map]


 7 p.m. 

"Fate/stay night: Heaven's Feel": Fathom Events.

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(Tomonori Sudou, 2019). Part 2 ("lost butterfly") of this anime about an epic battle over the Holy Grail.
Ann Arbor 20, 4100 Carpenter. Tickets $11.50-$12.50 in advance at fathomevents.com/events and at the door. 973-8424. [map]


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Saturday


March 2019
 10 a.m.-midnight  Free! 

"Con Ja Nai XXV": U-M Animania.

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Yearly anime-a-thon, with Japanese animation old and new on several screens. Also, panel discussions, vendors, a raffle, and game shows, such as Anime Jeopardy and Name That Tune. Food available. Costumes encouraged. U-M campus admission policy: No one under 18 admitted without an adult.
MLB, 812 E. Washington at Thayer. Free. conjanai.org. [map]


 12:55 p.m. 

"The Moses Controversy": Fathom Events.

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(Timothy Mahoney, 2019). Christian documentary seeking evidence that Moses wrote the first books of the Bible.
Ann Arbor 20, 4100 Carpenter. Tickets $11.50-$12.50 in advance at fathomevents.com/events and at the door. 973-8424. [map]


 1 p.m.  Free! 

"After My Death": U-M Nam Center for Korean Studies Korea NOW Film Series.

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Screening of Euiseok Kim's 2017 drama. Police investigate the apparent suicide of a high-performing high school girl. Korean, subtitles.
Michigan Theater. Free. 764-1825. [map]


 8 p.m.  Free! 

"Spiritual Cinema": Interfaith Center for Spiritual Growth.

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Screening of a feature film or several shorts with spiritual themes. Followed by discussion.
8 p.m., Interfaith Center for Spiritual Growth, 704 Airport Blvd. $5 suggested donation. 327-0270. [map]


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Tuesday


March 2019
 6 p.m. 

"Fruitless Tree": U-M CEW+.

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(Aicha Macky, 2016). Documentary that breaks the Nigerian taboo against discussing women's experiences of infertility. French, subtitles.
Michigan Theater Foundation. Free. 764-6005. [map]


 7 p.m. 

"Celebrating Women Filmmakers": State Theatre.

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Mar. 5: "Cléo from 5 to 7" (Agnès Varda, 1962). Comedy about a hypochondriac who becomes increasingly worried she has cancer. 7 p.m.

Mar. 12: "A League of Their Own" (Penny Marshall, 1992). Beloved WWII-era dramedy about 2 sisters in the All American Girls Professional Baseball League. Geena Davis, Madonna, & Rosie O'Donnell. 7 p.m.

Mar. 19: "The Hurt Locker" (Kathryn Bigelow, 2009). Drama about bomb technicians in the Iraq War. 7 p.m.
7 p.m., State Theatre. Tickets: $10.50 (children under 12, students with ID, seniors age 65 & older, & U.S. veterans, $8.50; MTF members, $8). statetheatrea2.org, 668-TIME.


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Wednesday


March 2019
 12:30-2 p.m.  Free! 

"Film Screening @ the J": Jewish Community Center of Greater Ann Arbor.

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Mar. 6: "Yentl" (Barbra Streisand, 1983). Streisand stars as a Jewish girl who poses as a boy to enter religious training.

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Mar. 13: "RBG" (Julie Cohen & Betsy West, 2018). Documentary about Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg.

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Mar. 20: "For Your Consideration" (Christopher Guest, 2006). Comedy about 3 actors whose film-in-progress, Home for Purim, could be up for an Oscar.

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Mar. 27: "Funny Girl" (William Wyler, 1968). Barbra Streisand stars in her Oscar-winning film debut as Fanny Brice, the rags-to-riches 1920s comedienne with a tragic private life.

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12:30-2 p.m., JCC, 2935 Birch Hollow Dr. Free. 971-0990. [map]


 7 p.m.  Free! 

"Die Parallelstra▀e": U-M German Department.

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(Ferdinand Khittl, 1962). A sometimes hilarious philosophical thriller about a group of young men trying to analyze an enormous number of documentary film fragments. German, subtitles. Preceded at 6:30 p.m. by dinner.
7 p.m., 2435 North Quad, 105 S. State. Free. 764-8018. [map]


 7 p.m. 

"Genesis 2.0": Michigan Theater.

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(Christian Frei & Maxim Arbugaev, 2018). Documentary about Siberian mammoth tusk hunters and the researchers they sell to.
7 p.m., Michigan Theater. Tickets $10.50 (children under 12, students with ID, seniors age 65 & older, & U.S. veterans, $8.50; MTF members, $8). michtheater.org, 668-TIME. [map]


 7 p.m.  Free! 

"Season in the Mist": Ann Arbor District Library.

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(Arifa Javed, 2018). Documentary on the history of Sikhs in the U.S. by this U-M Dearborn sociology lecturer, who leads a post-film discussion.
7 p.m., AADL Downtown 4th fl. meeting rm., 343 S. Fifth Ave. Free. 327-4200.


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Thursday


March 2019
 6 p.m.  Free! 

"Muslimah's Guide to Marriage": U-M Arab and Muslim American Studies.

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(Amina Bakeer Abdul-Jabbaar, 2016). An orthodox Muslim American woman has 7 days to patch up her marriage or risk disappointing her community if she's officially divorced from her cheating husband.
6-8 p.m., Rackham Amphitheatre. Free. 763-1460. [map]


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Friday


March 2019
 6 p.m.  Free! 

"Yanan": U-M Center for Southeast Asian Studies.

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(Mae Caralde, 2013). Documentary about Ka Yanan, a Philippine revolutionary who died during an encounter with government troops in 2012. Q&A with filmmaker.
6 p.m., 110 Weiser, 500 Church. Free. 764-0352. [map]


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Saturday


March 2019
 1 p.m.  Free! 

"I Can Speak": U-M Nam Center for Korean Studies Korea NOW Film Series.

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Screening of Hyeon-Seok Kim's 2017 comic drama about the relationship between a young civil servant and the elderly woman who annoys him with daily complaints. Korean, subtitles.
Michigan Theater. Free. 764-1825. [map]


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Sunday


March 2019
 Noon & 7 p.m. 

"To Kill a Mockingbird": Fathom Events.

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(Robert Mulligan, 1962). Classic based on Harper Lee's novel.
Ann Arbor 20 (4100 Carpenter) & Emagine (1335 E. Michigan Ave., Saline). 973-8424 (Ann Arbor 20), 316-5500 (Emagine).


 1 & 4 p.m. 

"To Kill a Mockingbird": Fathom Events.

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(Robert Mulligan, 1962). Classic based on Harper Lee's novel.
Ann Arbor 20 (4100 Carpenter) & Emagine (1335 E. Michigan Ave., Saline). 973-8424 (Ann Arbor 20), 316-5500 (Emagine).


 3 p.m. 

"The Greatest Showman" Sing-Along: Michigan Theater.

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A sing-along to the 2017 P.T. Barnum biopic musical that won a Golden Globe for Best Original Song.
3 p.m., Michigan Theater. $10.50 (children under 12, students with ID, seniors age 65 & older, & U.S. veterans, $8.50; MTF members, $8). michtheater.org, 668-TIME. [map]


 7 p.m. 

"Antony and Cleopatra": University Musical Society.

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Taped broadcast of the 2018 National Theatre (London) production of Shakespeare's melodramatic tragedy about Cleopatra and Mark Antony's epic love affair. When an aging Antony rejects austere Roman duties for sensual Egyptian pleasures, his decision leads to a series of humiliating failures, culminating in a double suicide. Stars Ralph Fiennes.
7 p.m., Michigan Theater. Tickets $22 (MTF members, $18) in advance at ums.org, by phone, and (if available) at the door. 764-2538. [map]


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Tuesday


March 2019
 3-10 p.m. 

57th Annual Ann Arbor Film Festival.

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Mar. 26-31. The oldest and one of the most prestigious avant-garde film festivals in North America features 6 days of film screenings, panel discussions, and parties that culminate in screenings of the award-winning films on Mar. 31. The competition showcases new experimental and independent 16-mm, 35-mm, and digital films and videos in a wide range of genres. Also, "Off the Screen" round table discussions, exhibits, and parties (see aafilmfest.org for full schedule).

Mar. 26: An opening reception at U-M North Quad (Rm. 2435) features video screenings of work by festival filmmakers and U-M students. FREE, 3-5 p.m. Opening Night. The festival kicks off tonight with the first "Films in Competition" screenings of experimental, documentary, and animated films featuring everything from a housing development in East London to an army of dancing objects. 8:15 p.m. Preceded 6:30-8 p.m. by a party ($50; members, students, & seniors, $40; screening only, $12) with an interactive performance by Iowa artist Melissa Airy. Open bar & appetizers from local restaurants.

Mar. 27: "Happiness Is a Warm Projector." Juror Bryan Konefsky shows his films about the discomfort of being a U.S. citizen-consumer. FREE, 1 p.m. Last Days in Chinatown, Nicole Macdonald's documentary (in competition) about Detroit's Cass Corridor. 5 p.m. "Films in Competition 2" explores everything from cosmic and subatomic realms depicted as everyday objects to altered perception after a heart transplant. 5:15 p.m. Ethnographic Frictions features films challenging ethnography and anthropology conventions. 7 p.m. "Films in Competition 3" includes a drone view of wolves, America's first circus elephant, & more. 7:15 p.m. Closing Time, Nicole Vögele's documentary (in competition) about a couple running an all-night diner in Taipei. 9 p.m. "Films in Competition 4" is highlighted by live film performances exploring shadowy and fragile audiovisual worlds and unseen biological processes. 9:15 p.m.

Mar. 28: Festival juror Stacey Steers shows her surrealist animation. FREE, 1 p.m. Meow Wolf. Santa Fe art collective members Chris Cloud and Morgan Capps discuss their fantastical work. Part of the U-M Penny Stamps Speaker Series. FREE, 5:10 p.m. Found Sounds: A Retrospective of Barbara Meter's Avant-Garde Films features Meter's feminist and activist documentaries. 7 p.m. "Films in Competition 5: Out Night" features experimental shorts with LGBTQ themes. 7:15 p.m. Wonders Wander, Shu Lea Cheang's 4-episode fictional web series (in competition), set in Madrid, about refugees, migrants, transfeminism, sustainable living, & more. 9 p.m. "Films in Competition 6" explores a near-death experience, the Finnish countryside, a historic black barbershop, & more. 9:15 p.m.

Mar. 29: Festival juror Akosua Adoma Owusu shows her documentary and experimental shorts about the collision of identities experienced by immigrants in the U.S. FREE, 1 p.m. Becoming Myself, 9 shorts about coming to terms with oneself and aspirations of greatness. 5 p.m. "Films in Competition 7" includes a months-long dialogue between a woman and a prisoner, a distant future, the son of a Mexican shaman, & more. 5:15 p.m. Caballerango, Juan Pablo González's documentary (in competition) about a young man's disappearance from a Mexican village. 7 p.m. "Films in Competition 8" explores subjects from a crying baby to a poltergeist semaphore. 7:15 p.m. Two A.M., Loretta Fahrenholz's fantasy (in competition), set in a future telepathic police state, about a woman pitted against her family of overbearing mind-readers. 9 p.m. "Films in Competition 9: Animation" includes animated shorts about a family visiting a funeral home, the magnetic sun, a train ride across Canada, anthropomorphic ducks and a pet robot at an amusement park, & more. 9:15 p.m. Meow Wolf: Origin Story, Morgan Capps and Jilann Spitzmiller's documentary about this anarchic art collective (see Mar. 28), which gained the support of Game of Thrones creator George R.R. Martin and grew into a multimillion-dollar corporation. Midnight.

Mar. 30: "Films in Competition 10: Almost All Ages (Ages 6+)," a program of family-friendly films that explore everything from freshwater ecosystems to true love. $6, 11 a.m. <3, LNZ Arturo's "60-minute selfie" (in competition) about coming of age during a tech revolution. 1 p.m. "Films in Competition 11" features a story from the 1992-93 Abkhazian War, a Belgian missionary who falls for a Rwandan girl, & more. 1:15 p.m. Remnants of a Dream, shorts about black experiences, from ancestral struggles to contemporary paths of healing. 3 p.m. "Films in Competition 12" explores machine consciousness, hyper-personalized ads, dark stairways, & more. 3:15 p.m. Nothing or Everything, Gyeol Kim's drama (in competition) where past and present overlap as 2 heartbroken women climb a mountain. 5 p.m. My Friend the Polish Girl, Ewa Banaszkiewicz and Mateusz Dymek's drama (in competition) about a rich amateur director making a film about an erratic, unemployed actress. 5:15 p.m. Looking in the Mirror, I See Me-Early Women's Video Art from the Video Data Bank, a program of 1960s and 70s shorts by women. 7 p.m. "Films in Competition 13" features a ghost, a search for a bathroom, a collection of spam emails, show dogs, & more. 7:15 p.m. Wada's World: Wrestling with Existence, a retrospective of films by Japanese animator Wada Atsushi, who animates simple pen drawings. 9 p.m. "Films in Competition 14" explores a labyrinth, a watery spiral world, ant civilizations, the legitimization of sexual violence, & more. 9:15 p.m.

Mar. 31: "Off the Screen: What the Hell Was That?" Panel discussion, moderated by U-M film professor Daniel Herbert, on films screened during the festival. 2435 U-M North Quad. FREE, 10 a.m. vulture, Philip Hoffman's film (in competition), a detailed study of farm animals and surrounding flora. Opener: Chicago spoken-word performance artist Fulla Abdul-Jabbar. 1 p.m. "Films in Competition 15" explores Arctic climate change, an underground construction site, and light, time, and decayed film. 1:15 p.m. how we live--messages to the family, Gustav Deutsch's documentary mashup (in competition) of home movies and other footage. 3 p.m. "Films in Competition 16" features a wise old elephant, audio appropriated from teen YouTube videos, an intense relationship between 2 magical tweens, & more. 3:15 p.m. Performances by the all-female drumline Bitch, Thunder! (5:30 p.m. & other times TBA). Award Screening 1 (6 p.m.). Award Screening 2 (8 p.m.).

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Michigan Theater (except as noted). Tickets: $100 (members, students, & seniors, $85) for the entire festival (including the opening night reception) & $60 (members, students, & seniors, $50) for weekend passes in advance at aafilmfest.org. $12 (students, seniors, & members, $8) per show at the door. 995-5356. [map]


 7 p.m. 

"Diana Ross: Her Life, Love and Legacy": Fathom Events.

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Documentary, produced by Ross, that includes footage of her massive 1983 Central Park concert.
Quality 16 (3686 Jackson), Ann Arbor 20 (4100 Carpenter), & Emagine (1335 E. Michigan Ave., Saline). Tickets $11.50-$12.50 in advance at fathomevents.com/events and at the door. 623-7469 (Quality 16), 973-8424 (Ann Arbor 20), 316-5500 (Emagine).


 7 p.m. 

"Secret Love in Peach Blossom Land": Michigan Theater.

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(Stan Lai, 1992). Taiwanese comedy set in 1949 Singapore about 2 rival acting troupes trying to rehearse on the same stage. Mandarin, subtitles.
7 p.m., Michigan Theater. Tickets $10.50 (children under 12, students with ID, seniors age 65 & older, & U.S. veterans, $8.50; MTF members, $8). michtheater.org, 668-TIME. [map]


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Wednesday


March 2019
 12:30-2 p.m.  Free! 

"Film Screening @ the J": Jewish Community Center of Greater Ann Arbor.

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Mar. 6: "Yentl" (Barbra Streisand, 1983). Streisand stars as a Jewish girl who poses as a boy to enter religious training.

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Mar. 13: "RBG" (Julie Cohen & Betsy West, 2018). Documentary about Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg.

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Mar. 20: "For Your Consideration" (Christopher Guest, 2006). Comedy about 3 actors whose film-in-progress, Home for Purim, could be up for an Oscar.

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Mar. 27: "Funny Girl" (William Wyler, 1968). Barbra Streisand stars in her Oscar-winning film debut as Fanny Brice, the rags-to-riches 1920s comedienne with a tragic private life.

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12:30-2 p.m., JCC, 2935 Birch Hollow Dr. Free. 971-0990. [map]


 1-11 p.m. 

57th Annual Ann Arbor Film Festival.

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Mar. 26-31. The oldest and one of the most prestigious avant-garde film festivals in North America features 6 days of film screenings, panel discussions, and parties that culminate in screenings of the award-winning films on Mar. 31. The competition showcases new experimental and independent 16-mm, 35-mm, and digital films and videos in a wide range of genres. Also, "Off the Screen" round table discussions, exhibits, and parties (see aafilmfest.org for full schedule).

Today: "Happiness Is a Warm Projector." Juror Bryan Konefsky shows his films about the discomfort of being a U.S. citizen-consumer. FREE, 1 p.m. Last Days in Chinatown, Nicole Macdonald's documentary (in competition) about Detroit's Cass Corridor. 5 p.m. "Films in Competition 2" explores everything from cosmic and subatomic realms depicted as everyday objects to altered perception after a heart transplant. 5:15 p.m. Ethnographic Frictions features films challenging ethnography and anthropology conventions. 7 p.m. "Films in Competition 3" includes a drone view of wolves, America's first circus elephant, & more. 7:15 p.m. Closing Time, Nicole Vögele's documentary (in competition) about a couple running an all-night diner in Taipei. 9 p.m. "Films in Competition 4" is highlighted by live film performances exploring shadowy and fragile audiovisual worlds and unseen biological processes. 9:15 p.m.

Mar. 28: Festival juror Stacey Steers shows her surrealist animation. FREE, 1 p.m. Meow Wolf. Santa Fe art collective members Chris Cloud and Morgan Capps discuss their fantastical work. Part of the U-M Penny Stamps Speaker Series. FREE, 5:10 p.m. Found Sounds: A Retrospective of Barbara Meter's Avant-Garde Films features Meter's feminist and activist documentaries. 7 p.m. "Films in Competition 5: Out Night" features experimental shorts with LGBTQ themes. 7:15 p.m. Wonders Wander, Shu Lea Cheang's 4-episode fictional web series (in competition), set in Madrid, about refugees, migrants, transfeminism, sustainable living, & more. 9 p.m. "Films in Competition 6" explores a near-death experience, the Finnish countryside, a historic black barbershop, & more. 9:15 p.m.

Mar. 29: Festival juror Akosua Adoma Owusu shows her documentary and experimental shorts about the collision of identities experienced by immigrants in the U.S. FREE, 1 p.m. Becoming Myself, 9 shorts about coming to terms with oneself and aspirations of greatness. 5 p.m. "Films in Competition 7" includes a months-long dialogue between a woman and a prisoner, a distant future, the son of a Mexican shaman, & more. 5:15 p.m. Caballerango, Juan Pablo González's documentary (in competition) about a young man's disappearance from a Mexican village. 7 p.m. "Films in Competition 8" explores subjects from a crying baby to a poltergeist semaphore. 7:15 p.m. Two A.M., Loretta Fahrenholz's fantasy (in competition), set in a future telepathic police state, about a woman pitted against her family of overbearing mind-readers. 9 p.m. "Films in Competition 9: Animation" includes animated shorts about a family visiting a funeral home, the magnetic sun, a train ride across Canada, anthropomorphic ducks and a pet robot at an amusement park, & more. 9:15 p.m. Meow Wolf: Origin Story, Morgan Capps and Jilann Spitzmiller's documentary about this anarchic art collective (see Mar. 28), which gained the support of Game of Thrones creator George R.R. Martin and grew into a multimillion-dollar corporation. Midnight.

Mar. 30: "Films in Competition 10: Almost All Ages (Ages 6+)," a program of family-friendly films that explore everything from freshwater ecosystems to true love. $6, 11 a.m. <3, LNZ Arturo's "60-minute selfie" (in competition) about coming of age during a tech revolution. 1 p.m. "Films in Competition 11" features a story from the 1992-93 Abkhazian War, a Belgian missionary who falls for a Rwandan girl, & more. 1:15 p.m. Remnants of a Dream, shorts about black experiences, from ancestral struggles to contemporary paths of healing. 3 p.m. "Films in Competition 12" explores machine consciousness, hyper-personalized ads, dark stairways, & more. 3:15 p.m. Nothing or Everything, Gyeol Kim's drama (in competition) where past and present overlap as 2 heartbroken women climb a mountain. 5 p.m. My Friend the Polish Girl, Ewa Banaszkiewicz and Mateusz Dymek's drama (in competition) about a rich amateur director making a film about an erratic, unemployed actress. 5:15 p.m. Looking in the Mirror, I See Me-Early Women's Video Art from the Video Data Bank, a program of 1960s and 70s shorts by women. 7 p.m. "Films in Competition 13" features a ghost, a search for a bathroom, a collection of spam emails, show dogs, & more. 7:15 p.m. Wada's World: Wrestling with Existence, a retrospective of films by Japanese animator Wada Atsushi, who animates simple pen drawings. 9 p.m. "Films in Competition 14" explores a labyrinth, a watery spiral world, ant civilizations, the legitimization of sexual violence, & more. 9:15 p.m.

Mar. 31: "Off the Screen: What the Hell Was That?" Panel discussion, moderated by U-M film professor Daniel Herbert, on films screened during the festival. 2435 U-M North Quad. FREE, 10 a.m. vulture, Philip Hoffman's film (in competition), a detailed study of farm animals and surrounding flora. Opener: Chicago spoken-word performance artist Fulla Abdul-Jabbar. 1 p.m. "Films in Competition 15" explores Arctic climate change, an underground construction site, and light, time, and decayed film. 1:15 p.m. how we live--messages to the family, Gustav Deutsch's documentary mashup (in competition) of home movies and other footage. 3 p.m. "Films in Competition 16" features a wise old elephant, audio appropriated from teen YouTube videos, an intense relationship between 2 magical tweens, & more. 3:15 p.m. Performances by the all-female drumline Bitch, Thunder! (5:30 p.m. & other times TBA). Award Screening 1 (6 p.m.). Award Screening 2 (8 p.m.).

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Michigan Theater (except as noted). Tickets: $100 (members, students, & seniors, $85) for the entire festival (including the opening night reception) & $60 (members, students, & seniors, $50) for weekend passes in advance at aafilmfest.org. $12 (students, seniors, & members, $8) per show at the door. 995-5356. [map]


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Thursday


March 2019
 1-11 p.m. 

57th Annual Ann Arbor Film Festival.

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Mar. 26-31. The oldest and one of the most prestigious avant-garde film festivals in North America features 6 days of film screenings, panel discussions, and parties that culminate in screenings of the award-winning films on Mar. 31. The competition showcases new experimental and independent 16-mm, 35-mm, and digital films and videos in a wide range of genres. Also, "Off the Screen" round table discussions, exhibits, and parties (see aafilmfest.org for full schedule).

Today: Festival juror Stacey Steers shows her surrealist animation. FREE, 1 p.m. Meow Wolf. Santa Fe art collective members Chris Cloud and Morgan Capps discuss their fantastical work. Part of the U-M Penny Stamps Speaker Series. FREE, 5:10 p.m. Found Sounds: A Retrospective of Barbara Meter's Avant-Garde Films features Meter's feminist and activist documentaries. 7 p.m. "Films in Competition 5: Out Night" features experimental shorts with LGBTQ themes. 7:15 p.m. Wonders Wander, Shu Lea Cheang's 4-episode fictional web series (in competition), set in Madrid, about refugees, migrants, transfeminism, sustainable living, & more. 9 p.m. "Films in Competition 6" explores a near-death experience, the Finnish countryside, a historic black barbershop, & more. 9:15 p.m.

Mar. 29: Festival juror Akosua Adoma Owusu shows her documentary and experimental shorts about the collision of identities experienced by immigrants in the U.S. FREE, 1 p.m. Becoming Myself, 9 shorts about coming to terms with oneself and aspirations of greatness. 5 p.m. "Films in Competition 7" includes a months-long dialogue between a woman and a prisoner, a distant future, the son of a Mexican shaman, & more. 5:15 p.m. Caballerango, Juan Pablo González's documentary (in competition) about a young man's disappearance from a Mexican village. 7 p.m. "Films in Competition 8" explores subjects from a crying baby to a poltergeist semaphore. 7:15 p.m. Two A.M., Loretta Fahrenholz's fantasy (in competition), set in a future telepathic police state, about a woman pitted against her family of overbearing mind-readers. 9 p.m. "Films in Competition 9: Animation" includes animated shorts about a family visiting a funeral home, the magnetic sun, a train ride across Canada, anthropomorphic ducks and a pet robot at an amusement park, & more. 9:15 p.m. Meow Wolf: Origin Story, Morgan Capps and Jilann Spitzmiller's documentary about this anarchic art collective (see Mar. 28), which gained the support of Game of Thrones creator George R.R. Martin and grew into a multimillion-dollar corporation. Midnight.

Mar. 30: "Films in Competition 10: Almost All Ages (Ages 6+)," a program of family-friendly films that explore everything from freshwater ecosystems to true love. $6, 11 a.m. <3, LNZ Arturo's "60-minute selfie" (in competition) about coming of age during a tech revolution. 1 p.m. "Films in Competition 11" features a story from the 1992-93 Abkhazian War, a Belgian missionary who falls for a Rwandan girl, & more. 1:15 p.m. Remnants of a Dream, shorts about black experiences, from ancestral struggles to contemporary paths of healing. 3 p.m. "Films in Competition 12" explores machine consciousness, hyper-personalized ads, dark stairways, & more. 3:15 p.m. Nothing or Everything, Gyeol Kim's drama (in competition) where past and present overlap as 2 heartbroken women climb a mountain. 5 p.m. My Friend the Polish Girl, Ewa Banaszkiewicz and Mateusz Dymek's drama (in competition) about a rich amateur director making a film about an erratic, unemployed actress. 5:15 p.m. Looking in the Mirror, I See Me-Early Women's Video Art from the Video Data Bank, a program of 1960s and 70s shorts by women. 7 p.m. "Films in Competition 13" features a ghost, a search for a bathroom, a collection of spam emails, show dogs, & more. 7:15 p.m. Wada's World: Wrestling with Existence, a retrospective of films by Japanese animator Wada Atsushi, who animates simple pen drawings. 9 p.m. "Films in Competition 14" explores a labyrinth, a watery spiral world, ant civilizations, the legitimization of sexual violence, & more. 9:15 p.m.

Mar. 31: "Off the Screen: What the Hell Was That?" Panel discussion, moderated by U-M film professor Daniel Herbert, on films screened during the festival. 2435 U-M North Quad. FREE, 10 a.m. vulture, Philip Hoffman's film (in competition), a detailed study of farm animals and surrounding flora. Opener: Chicago spoken-word performance artist Fulla Abdul-Jabbar. 1 p.m. "Films in Competition 15" explores Arctic climate change, an underground construction site, and light, time, and decayed film. 1:15 p.m. how we live--messages to the family, Gustav Deutsch's documentary mashup (in competition) of home movies and other footage. 3 p.m. "Films in Competition 16" features a wise old elephant, audio appropriated from teen YouTube videos, an intense relationship between 2 magical tweens, & more. 3:15 p.m. Performances by the all-female drumline Bitch, Thunder! (5:30 p.m. & other times TBA). Award Screening 1 (6 p.m.). Award Screening 2 (8 p.m.).

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Michigan Theater (except as noted). Tickets: $100 (members, students, & seniors, $85) for the entire festival (including the opening night reception) & $60 (members, students, & seniors, $50) for weekend passes in advance at aafilmfest.org. $12 (students, seniors, & members, $8) per show at the door. 995-5356. [map]


 7 p.m. 

"Diana Ross: Her Life, Love and Legacy": Fathom Events.

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Documentary, produced by Ross, that includes footage of her massive 1983 Central Park concert.
Ann Arbor 20 (4100 Carpenter) & Emagine (1335 E. Michigan Ave., Saline). Tickets $11.50-$12.50 in advance at fathomevents.com/events and at the door. 973-8424 (Ann Arbor 20), 316-5500 (Emagine).


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Friday


March 2019
 1 p.m.-midnight 

57th Annual Ann Arbor Film Festival.

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Mar. 26-31. The oldest and one of the most prestigious avant-garde film festivals in North America features 6 days of film screenings, panel discussions, and parties that culminate in screenings of the award-winning films on Mar. 31. The competition showcases new experimental and independent 16-mm, 35-mm, and digital films and videos in a wide range of genres. Also, "Off the Screen" round table discussions, exhibits, and parties (see aafilmfest.org for full schedule).

Today: Festival juror Akosua Adoma Owusu shows her documentary and experimental shorts about the collision of identities experienced by immigrants in the U.S. FREE, 1 p.m. Becoming Myself, 9 shorts about coming to terms with oneself and aspirations of greatness. 5 p.m. "Films in Competition 7" includes a months-long dialogue between a woman and a prisoner, a distant future, the son of a Mexican shaman, & more. 5:15 p.m. Caballerango, Juan Pablo González's documentary (in competition) about a young man's disappearance from a Mexican village. 7 p.m. "Films in Competition 8" explores subjects from a crying baby to a poltergeist semaphore. 7:15 p.m. Two A.M., Loretta Fahrenholz's fantasy (in competition), set in a future telepathic police state, about a woman pitted against her family of overbearing mind-readers. 9 p.m. "Films in Competition 9: Animation" includes animated shorts about a family visiting a funeral home, the magnetic sun, a train ride across Canada, anthropomorphic ducks and a pet robot at an amusement park, & more. 9:15 p.m. Meow Wolf: Origin Story, Morgan Capps and Jilann Spitzmiller's documentary about this anarchic art collective (see Mar. 28), which gained the support of Game of Thrones creator George R.R. Martin and grew into a multimillion-dollar corporation. Midnight.

Mar. 30: "Films in Competition 10: Almost All Ages (Ages 6+)," a program of family-friendly films that explore everything from freshwater ecosystems to true love. $6, 11 a.m. <3, LNZ Arturo's "60-minute selfie" (in competition) about coming of age during a tech revolution. 1 p.m. "Films in Competition 11" features a story from the 1992-93 Abkhazian War, a Belgian missionary who falls for a Rwandan girl, & more. 1:15 p.m. Remnants of a Dream, shorts about black experiences, from ancestral struggles to contemporary paths of healing. 3 p.m. "Films in Competition 12" explores machine consciousness, hyper-personalized ads, dark stairways, & more. 3:15 p.m. Nothing or Everything, Gyeol Kim's drama (in competition) where past and present overlap as 2 heartbroken women climb a mountain. 5 p.m. My Friend the Polish Girl, Ewa Banaszkiewicz and Mateusz Dymek's drama (in competition) about a rich amateur director making a film about an erratic, unemployed actress. 5:15 p.m. Looking in the Mirror, I See Me-Early Women's Video Art from the Video Data Bank, a program of 1960s and 70s shorts by women. 7 p.m. "Films in Competition 13" features a ghost, a search for a bathroom, a collection of spam emails, show dogs, & more. 7:15 p.m. Wada's World: Wrestling with Existence, a retrospective of films by Japanese animator Wada Atsushi, who animates simple pen drawings. 9 p.m. "Films in Competition 14" explores a labyrinth, a watery spiral world, ant civilizations, the legitimization of sexual violence, & more. 9:15 p.m.

Mar. 31: "Off the Screen: What the Hell Was That?" Panel discussion, moderated by U-M film professor Daniel Herbert, on films screened during the festival. 2435 U-M North Quad. FREE, 10 a.m. vulture, Philip Hoffman's film (in competition), a detailed study of farm animals and surrounding flora. Opener: Chicago spoken-word performance artist Fulla Abdul-Jabbar. 1 p.m. "Films in Competition 15" explores Arctic climate change, an underground construction site, and light, time, and decayed film. 1:15 p.m. how we live--messages to the family, Gustav Deutsch's documentary mashup (in competition) of home movies and other footage. 3 p.m. "Films in Competition 16" features a wise old elephant, audio appropriated from teen YouTube videos, an intense relationship between 2 magical tweens, & more. 3:15 p.m. Performances by the all-female drumline Bitch, Thunder! (5:30 p.m. & other times TBA). Award Screening 1 (6 p.m.). Award Screening 2 (8 p.m.).

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Michigan Theater (except as noted). Tickets: $100 (members, students, & seniors, $85) for the entire festival (including the opening night reception) & $60 (members, students, & seniors, $50) for weekend passes in advance at aafilmfest.org. $12 (students, seniors, & members, $8) per show at the door. 995-5356. [map]


 7 p.m.  Free! 

"Zachariah": Jewel Heart Buddhist Center.

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(George Englund, 1971). In this surrealistic film adaptation of Hesse's Siddhartha, two 19th-century gunfighters toting electric guitars journey through the West looking to set up a dope farm. Discussion follows.
7 p.m., Jewel Heart (1129 Oak Valley Dr. between Ann Arbor-Saline Rd. & Ellsworth). Free. 994-3387.


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Saturday


March 2019
 11 a.m.-11 p.m. 

57th Annual Ann Arbor Film Festival.

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Mar. 26-31. The oldest and one of the most prestigious avant-garde film festivals in North America features 6 days of film screenings, panel discussions, and parties that culminate in screenings of the award-winning films on Mar. 31. The competition showcases new experimental and independent 16-mm, 35-mm, and digital films and videos in a wide range of genres. Also, "Off the Screen" round table discussions, exhibits, and parties (see aafilmfest.org for full schedule).

Today: "Films in Competition 10: Almost All Ages (Ages 6+)," a program of family-friendly films that explore everything from freshwater ecosystems to true love. $6, 11 a.m. <3, LNZ Arturo's "60-minute selfie" (in competition) about coming of age during a tech revolution. 1 p.m. "Films in Competition 11" features a story from the 1992-93 Abkhazian War, a Belgian missionary who falls for a Rwandan girl, & more. 1:15 p.m. Remnants of a Dream, shorts about black experiences, from ancestral struggles to contemporary paths of healing. 3 p.m. "Films in Competition 12" explores machine consciousness, hyper-personalized ads, dark stairways, & more. 3:15 p.m. Nothing or Everything, Gyeol Kim's drama (in competition) where past and present overlap as 2 heartbroken women climb a mountain. 5 p.m. My Friend the Polish Girl, Ewa Banaszkiewicz and Mateusz Dymek's drama (in competition) about a rich amateur director making a film about an erratic, unemployed actress. 5:15 p.m. Looking in the Mirror, I See Me-Early Women's Video Art from the Video Data Bank, a program of 1960s and 70s shorts by women. 7 p.m. "Films in Competition 13" features a ghost, a search for a bathroom, a collection of spam emails, show dogs, & more. 7:15 p.m. Wada's World: Wrestling with Existence, a retrospective of films by Japanese animator Wada Atsushi, who animates simple pen drawings. 9 p.m. "Films in Competition 14" explores a labyrinth, a watery spiral world, ant civilizations, the legitimization of sexual violence, & more. 9:15 p.m.

Mar. 31: "Off the Screen: What the Hell Was That?" Panel discussion, moderated by U-M film professor Daniel Herbert, on films screened during the festival. 2435 U-M North Quad. FREE, 10 a.m. vulture, Philip Hoffman's film (in competition), a detailed study of farm animals and surrounding flora. Opener: Chicago spoken-word performance artist Fulla Abdul-Jabbar. 1 p.m. "Films in Competition 15" explores Arctic climate change, an underground construction site, and light, time, and decayed film. 1:15 p.m. how we live--messages to the family, Gustav Deutsch's documentary mashup (in competition) of home movies and other footage. 3 p.m. "Films in Competition 16" features a wise old elephant, audio appropriated from teen YouTube videos, an intense relationship between 2 magical tweens, & more. 3:15 p.m. Performances by the all-female drumline Bitch, Thunder! (5:30 p.m. & other times TBA). Award Screening 1 (6 p.m.). Award Screening 2 (8 p.m.).

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Michigan Theater (except as noted). Tickets: $100 (members, students, & seniors, $85) for the entire festival (including the opening night reception) & $60 (members, students, & seniors, $50) for weekend passes in advance at aafilmfest.org. $12 (students, seniors, & members, $8) per show at the door. 995-5356. [map]


 5 p.m.  Free! 

"Perween Rahman: The Rebel Optimist": U-M Center for South Asian Studies.

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(Mahera Omar, 2016). Documentary about the late Pakistani social activist and her efforts to keep mafias from stealing water from the poor.
5 p.m., 1010 Weiser Hall, 500 Church. Free. 615-4059. [map]


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Sunday


March 2019
 10 a.m.-10 p.m. 

57th Annual Ann Arbor Film Festival.

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Mar. 26-31. The oldest and one of the most prestigious avant-garde film festivals in North America features 6 days of film screenings, panel discussions, and parties that culminate in screenings of the award-winning films on Mar. 31. The competition showcases new experimental and independent 16-mm, 35-mm, and digital films and videos in a wide range of genres. Also, "Off the Screen" round table discussions, exhibits, and parties (see aafilmfest.org for full schedule).

Today: "Off the Screen: What the Hell Was That?" Panel discussion, moderated by U-M film professor Daniel Herbert, on films screened during the festival. 2435 U-M North Quad. FREE, 10 a.m. vulture, Philip Hoffman's film (in competition), a detailed study of farm animals and surrounding flora. Opener: Chicago spoken-word performance artist Fulla Abdul-Jabbar. 1 p.m. "Films in Competition 15" explores Arctic climate change, an underground construction site, and light, time, and decayed film. 1:15 p.m. how we live--messages to the family, Gustav Deutsch's documentary mashup (in competition) of home movies and other footage. 3 p.m. "Films in Competition 16" features a wise old elephant, audio appropriated from teen YouTube videos, an intense relationship between 2 magical tweens, & more. 3:15 p.m. Performances by the all-female drumline Bitch, Thunder! (5:30 p.m. & other times TBA). Award Screening 1 (6 p.m.). Award Screening 2 (8 p.m.).

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Michigan Theater (except as noted). Tickets: $100 (members, students, & seniors, $85) for the entire festival (including the opening night reception) & $60 (members, students, & seniors, $50) for weekend passes in advance at aafilmfest.org. $12 (students, seniors, & members, $8) per show at the door. 995-5356. [map]


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Saturday


April 2019
 7 p.m.  Free! 

CineMalPractice 2019 Show: CineMalPractice.

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After a quarter-century of intensive study, the former crew of the A^2 Smithee Awards is finally ready to start CineMalPractice. We'll pull on our masks, diagnose cinematic pathology of all kinds, and wrestle that schlock to the mat in a glorious spectacle of brain-melting B-movie clips. You, the audience, will still vote for your favorite clip in categories both strange and familiar, while snacking on mysterious and improbable food items provided by your hosts.
So on Saturday, 4/13/2019, in Room 1800 of the UM Chemistry Building, stare into the cinematic abyss with us & see what waves back. 7 -11 pm.
Please note that clips will include nudity, sex, excessive violence, and explicit language & may not be suitable for all ages.
U of Michigan Chemistry Building, Room 1800, 930 N. University Ave. Free. 734.657.2136. AmyTheEvitable@gmail.com https://www.facebook.com/groups/448827772207418/ [map]



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Friday


August 2019
 8 p.m.  Free! 

Movie in the Park - Night Under the Stars: Pittsfield Township Parks & Recreation.

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Enjoy a movie in the park with the whole family on August 8 from 8:00 to 11:00 PM at Lillie Park South. Before the movie begins there will be craft and game stations set up for the kids. Food trucks will be on site for snacks and dinner. Pre-registration is required by August 19.
Lillie Park South, 4365 Platt Rd, Ann Arbor, MI 48108-9725. Free. recreation@pittsfield-mi.gov https://recreation.pittsfield-mi.gov/CourseActivities.aspx?id=2 [map]


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Saturday


November 2019
 4:15, 7, & 9:35 p.m. 

"The Happy Prince": Michigan Theater.

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Drama about Oscar Wilde's life after his release from prison. Rupert Everett, Colin Firth.
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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