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Film Calendar

Feature films and documentaries.

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26

Sunday


September 2021
 Noon. 

"The Transformers": Fathom Events.

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(Nelson Shin, 1986). Robots attempt to retake their planet from evil forces.
Ann Arbor 20, 4100 Carpenter. Tickets $12.50 in advance online (recommended) & at the door. 973-8424. [map]


 3 p.m. 

"Carrie": Fathom Events.

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(Brian De Palma, 1976). Acclaimed horror film about a shy 16-year-old with a fanatically religious mother.
Ann Arbor 20, 4100 Carpenter. Tickets $12.50 in advance online (recommended) & at the door. 973-8424. [map]


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Tuesday


September 2021
 7 p.m. 

"The Transformers": Fathom Events.

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(Nelson Shin, 1986). Robots attempt to retake their planet from evil forces.
Ann Arbor 20, 4100 Carpenter. Tickets $12.50 in advance online (recommended) & at the door. 973-8424. [map]


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Wednesday


September 2021
 7 p.m. 

"Carrie": Fathom Events.

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(Brian De Palma, 1976). Acclaimed horror film about a shy 16-year-old with a fanatically religious mother.
Ann Arbor 20, 4100 Carpenter. Tickets $12.50 in advance online (recommended) & at the door. 973-8424. [map]


 7:30 p.m. 

"The Lodger: A Story of the London Fog": Michigan Theater.

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(Alfred Hitchcock, 1926). A jealous detective acuses a lodger of murder. Ivor Novello, Malcolm Keen. Proof of vaccination-or negative Covid test within past 72 hours-required.
Michigan Theater. Tickets $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. Schedule online at MichiganTheater.org. [map]


30

Thursday


September 2021
 7 & 10 p.m. 

"After We Fell": Fathom Events.

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(Castille Landon, 2021). Romantic drama about a young couple trying to pursue their careers.
Ann Arbor 20, 4100 Carpenter. Tickets $12.50 in advance online (recommended) & at the door. 973-8424. [map]


1

Friday


October 2021
 TBA 

"I'm Your Man": State Theater.

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Opens Oct. 1 (Maria Schrader, 2021) Clever drama about an archaeologist who agrees to test out an android boyfriend in order to help fund her own project. German, subtitles.
State Theatre. Tickets $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. Proof of vaccination (or negative Covid test within past 72 hours) required for all patrons over the age of 12; masks required when not seated in theater. Michtheater.org.


 7:30 p.m. 

"Vertigo": Michigan Theater.

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(Alfred Hitchcock, 1958) Mystery thriller that stars James Stewart as a retired police detective who is afraid of heights. 7:30 p.m.
Michigan Theater. Tickets $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. Proof of vaccination (or negative Covid test within past 72 hours) required for all patrons over the age of 12; masks required when not seated in theater. Michtheater.org. [map]


 10 p.m. 

"Akira": Michigan Theater.

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(Katsuhiro Otomo, 1988) Anime classic about a bike gang leader who saves a friend involved in a secret government project. Japanese, subtitles.
Michigan Theater. Tickets $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. Proof of vaccination (or negative Covid test within past 72 hours) required for all patrons over the age of 12; masks required when not seated in theater. Michtheater.org. [map]


2

Saturday


October 2021
 1 p.m. 

"Dracula" & "The Bride of Frankenstein": Fathom Events.

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Double feature of 1930's horror movies. First,"Dracula" (Tod Browning, 1931). Bela Lugosi stars in this iconic adaptation of Bram Stoker's tale of an ancient Transylvanian vampire who arrives in England and begins to prey upon the virtuous young Mina, followed by "The Bride of Frankenstein" (James Whale, 1935), a classic blend of Gothic horror and satire that's regarded as the best of the Frankenstein movies.
Ann Arbor 20, 4100 Carpenter, 973-8424 & Emagine, 1335 E. Michigan Ave., Saline, 316-5500. Tickets $12.50 in advance online (recommended) & at the door. [map]


 1:30 p.m.  Free!  Online 

"Fluxus Fest 2021": Fifth Wall Performing Arts.

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Oct. 2, 9, 16, 23 (different programs). Artists from around the country premiere their prerecorded performance art videos that riff off of work produced by Fluxus, the 1960s avant-garde art collective that believed anything could be art and anyone could make art. Also, Fifth Wall cofounder Grey Grant premieres her own performance Ropeplay on Oct. 28 (see listing).
Online at youtube.com and facebook.com (search "Fifth Wall Performing Arts"). Free. FifthWallPerformingArts@gmail.com.


3

Sunday


October 2021
 3 p.m. 

"Spirited Away": Fathom Events.

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(Hayao Miyazaki, 2001). Dubbed (Oct. 3 & 6) and subtitled (Oct. 4) screenings of this Oscar-winning Japanese anime about a girl who must rescue her parents from a haunted bath house.
3 p.m. (Sun.) and 7 p.m. (Mon. & Wed.) Ann Arbor 20, 4100 Carpenter, 973-8424 & Emagine, 1335 E. Michigan Ave., Saline, 316-5500. Tickets $12.50 in advance online (recommended) & at the door. [map]


 4 p.m. 

"AAFF Presents: A Machine to Live In.": State Theater.

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Screening of this Ann Arbor Film Festival selection, Meredith Zielke & Yoni Goldstein's 2021 critical examination of Brazil's modernist architecture. Portuguese & Esperanto, subtitles. Preceded by Daily Life of Human, Iranian visual artist Siavash Naghshbandi's 2019 short film that consists of still images sourced from the massive photo database ImageNet presented in a rapid montage of a slightly askew but inhabited world.
State Theatre. Free for AAFF & Michigan Theater members. Tickets $10.50 (children under 12, students, seniors age 65 & older, & U.S. veterans, $8:50) in advance online (recommended) & at the door. Proof of vaccination (or negative Covid test within past 72 hours) required for all patrons over the age of 12; masks required when not seated in theater. Michtheater.org. [map]


 10 p.m.  Free! 

Burnout Society Film Club: 8 Ball Movie Night.

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Patio screening of 2 films each night, with trivia at intermission. 21 & up only. Tonight: "The Gate" (Tibor Takács, 1987). Kids, left in their suburban home alone, unleash a horde of malevolent demons from a hole in their backyard. "The Monster Squad" (Fred Dekker, 1987). Loopy horror comedy about a group of classic movie monsters who invade a small town, but are thwarted by some boys who decide to fight back.
8 Ball Saloon, 208 S. First. Starts at 10 p.m. [map]


4

Monday


October 2021
 7 p.m. 

"God's Not Dead: We The People": Fathom Events.

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(Vance Null, 2021) Drama about a Christian pastor defending his values against the law.
Ann Arbor 20, 4100 Carpenter, 973-8424 & Emagine, 1335 E. Michigan Ave., Saline, 316-5500. Tickets $12.50 in advance online (recommended) & at the door. [map]


 7 p.m. 

"Spirited Away": Fathom Events.

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(Hayao Miyazaki, 2001). Dubbed (Oct. 3 & 6) and subtitled (Oct. 4) screenings of this Oscar-winning Japanese anime about a girl who must rescue her parents from a haunted bath house.
3 p.m. (Sun.) and 7 p.m. (Mon. & Wed.) Ann Arbor 20, 4100 Carpenter, 973-8424 & Emagine, 1335 E. Michigan Ave., Saline, 316-5500. Tickets $12.50 in advance online (recommended) & at the door. [map]


5

Tuesday


October 2021
 7 p.m. 

"God's Not Dead: We The People": Fathom Events.

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(Vance Null, 2021) Drama about a Christian pastor defending his values against the law.
Ann Arbor 20, 4100 Carpenter, 973-8424 & Emagine, 1335 E. Michigan Ave., Saline, 316-5500. Tickets $12.50 in advance online (recommended) & at the door. [map]


 7:30 p.m. 

"Boyz N The Hood": Michigan Theater.

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(John Singleton, 1991) Thoughtful look at a man's coming-of-age in inner city L.A.
Michigan Theater. Tickets $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. Proof of vaccination (or negative Covid test within past 72 hours) required for all patrons over the age of 12; masks required when not seated in theater. Michtheater.org. [map]


6

Wednesday


October 2021
 7 p.m. 

"God's Not Dead: We The People": Fathom Events.

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(Vance Null, 2021) Drama about a Christian pastor defending his values against the law.
Ann Arbor 20, 4100 Carpenter, 973-8424 & Emagine, 1335 E. Michigan Ave., Saline, 316-5500. Tickets $12.50 in advance online (recommended) & at the door. [map]


7

Thursday


October 2021
 7 p.m. 

"Soul": Michigan Theater.

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(Pete Docter & Kemp Powers, 2020) Oscar Award-winning animated film about a drained jazz pianist who contemplates his life's choices after a near-death experience lands him in limbo.
Michigan Theater. Tickets $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. Proof of vaccination (or negative Covid test within past 72 hours) required for all patrons over the age of 12; masks required when not seated in theater. Michtheater.org. [map]


 7 p.m. 

"Spirited Away": Fathom Events.

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(Hayao Miyazaki, 2001). Dubbed (Oct. 3 & 6) and subtitled (Oct. 4) screenings of this Oscar-winning Japanese anime about a girl who must rescue her parents from a haunted bath house.
3 p.m. (Sun.) and 7 p.m. (Mon. & Wed.) Ann Arbor 20, 4100 Carpenter, 973-8424 & Emagine, 1335 E. Michigan Ave., Saline, 316-5500. Tickets $12.50 in advance online (recommended) & at the door. [map]


 7:30 p.m. 

"The Evil Dead": Fathom Events.

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(Sam Raimi, 1981.) Low-budget supernatural horror about 5 college students who take a trip to an isolated house in the Tennessee hills.
Ann Arbor 20, 4100 Carpenter, 973-8424 & Emagine, 1335 E. Michigan Ave., Saline, 316-5500. Tickets $12.50 in advance online (recommended) & at the door. [map]


8

Friday


October 2021
 TBA 

"No Time To Die": State Theater.

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(Cary Joji Fukunaga, 2021). The latest James Bond flick starring Daniel Craig. Opens Oct. 8.
State Theatre. Tickets $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. Proof of vaccination (or negative Covid test within past 72 hours) required for all patrons over the age of 12; masks required when not seated in theater. Michtheater.org.


 7:15 p.m. 

"One Night in Miami": Michigan Theater.

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Regina King's 2020 Oscar-nominated adaptation of Kemp Powers play, a fictionalized account of an actual meeting of Malcolm X, Jim Brown, Sam Cooke, and Cassius Clay (aka Muhammad Ali) in a hotel room to celebrate Clay's upset defeat of Sonny Liston earlier that night to win the heavyweight boxing crown.
Michigan Theater. Tickets $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. Proof of vaccination (or negative Covid test within past 72 hours) required for all patrons over the age of 12; masks required when not seated in theater. Michtheater.org. [map]


 7:30 p.m. 

"The Birds": Michigan Theater.

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Alfred Hitchcock's 1963 eerie thriller about hordes of bloodthirsty sparrows, gulls, and crows plaguing a small California town. Not for the squeamish.
Michigan Theater. Tickets $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. Proof of vaccination (or negative Covid test within past 72 hours) required for all patrons over the age of 12; masks required when not seated in theater. Michtheater.org. [map]


 10 p.m. 

"Donnie Darko": Michigan Theater.

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Richard Kelly's 2000 psychological thriller about a hallucinating teen.
Michigan Theater. Tickets $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. Proof of vaccination (or negative Covid test within past 72 hours) required for all patrons over the age of 12; masks required when not seated in theater. Michtheater.org. [map]


9

Saturday


October 2021
 12:55 p.m. 

"Boris Godunov.": Fathom Events.

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Live broadcast (Oct. 9) and rebroadcast (Oct. 13) of the Metropolitan Opera production of Pushkin's sprawling epic verse drama about power and corruption, based on the early-17th-century czar's career and instantly banned by censors upon its publication in 1825. Russian, subtitles.
12:55 p.m. (Sat. at both theaters), 1 p.m. (Wed., Ann Arbor 20 only), & 6:30 p.m. (Wed. at both). Ann Arbor 20, 4100 Carpenter, 973-8424 & Emagine, 1335 E. Michigan Ave., Saline, 316-5500. Tickets $12.50 in advance online (recommended) & at the door. [map]


 1:30 p.m.  Free!  Online 

"Fluxus Fest 2021": Fifth Wall Performing Arts.

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Oct. 2, 9, 16, 23 (different programs). Artists from around the country premiere their prerecorded performance art videos that riff off of work produced by Fluxus, the 1960s avant-garde art collective that believed anything could be art and anyone could make art. Also, Fifth Wall cofounder Grey Grant premieres her own performance Ropeplay on Oct. 28 (see listing).
Online at youtube.com and facebook.com (search "Fifth Wall Performing Arts"). Free. FifthWallPerformingArts@gmail.com.


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Sunday


October 2021
  3 p.m. 

"Scream": Fathom Events.

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(Wes Craven, 1996) A young woman is stalked by a killer in this sly, self-mocking horror film.
Ann Arbor 20, 4100 Carpenter. Tickets $12.50 in advance online (recommended) & at the door. 973-8424. [map]


 10 p.m.  Free! 

Burnout Society Film Club: 8 Ball Movie Night.

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Patio screening of 2 films each night, with trivia at intermission. 21 & up only. Tonight: "Captain Kronos: Vampire Hunter" (Brian Clemens, 1974). A debonair supernatural expert and his assistant meet their match when they come across a town where vampires have been siphoning off the vitality of young women. "The Lost Boys" (Joel Schumacher, 1987). Horror comedy about 2 Arizona brothers who move to California, where they find themselves at war with a gang of teen vampires.
8 Ball Saloon, 208 S. First. Starts at 10 p.m. [map]


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Monday


October 2021
 7 p.m. 

"Scream": Fathom Events.

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(Wes Craven, 1996) A young woman is stalked by a killer in this sly, self-mocking horror film.
Ann Arbor 20, 4100 Carpenter. Tickets $12.50 in advance online (recommended) & at the door. 973-8424. [map]


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Tuesday


October 2021
 7:30 p.m. 

"Friday": Michigan Theater.

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F. Gary Gray's 1995 comic stoner buddy film set in South Central L.A.
Michigan Theater. Tickets $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. Proof of vaccination (or negative Covid test within past 72 hours) required for all patrons over the age of 12; masks required when not seated in theater. Michtheater.org. [map]


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Wednesday


October 2021
 All Day  Free! 

2021 Taiwan Bunun Indigenous Music & Film Festival: Ann Arbor District Library/Detroit Institute of Arts.

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Oct. 13-27. Fifteen days of entertainment, available online, showcasing the Bunun, the indigenous people of Taiwan. "Listen to Bunun" (Oct. 13-27, available all day) is a musical performed by Bunun tribal members on their history as a people. "Bunun Music and Culture" (Oct. 14, 7:30-8:30 p.m.) is a livestream panel discussion with U-M Flint anthropology professor Daniel Birchok and 3 Taiwanese professionals involved with arts and culture, Chin-Lin Yang, Guo-Ching Wang, and Shiu-Lan Chuan. Q&A. "Chance and Intent: Bunun's Pasibutbut" (Oct. 19-27, all day) is a prerecorded talk by Taipei National University of Arts music professor Rung-Shun Wu. "Music and Instruments of the Bunun People of Taiwan" (Oct. 20, 6-7:30 p.m.) is a livestream talk by U-M music professor Joseph Gascho. For film screening, see Films.
Various times, online at AADL.org. Free. adseetoo@att.net.


 1 p.m. & 6:30 p.m. 

"Boris Godunov.": Fathom Events.

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Live broadcast (Oct. 9) and rebroadcast (Oct. 13) of the Metropolitan Opera production of Pushkin's sprawling epic verse drama about power and corruption, based on the early-17th-century czar's career and instantly banned by censors upon its publication in 1825. Russian, subtitles.
12:55 p.m. (Sat. at both theaters), 1 p.m. (Wed., Ann Arbor 20 only), & 6:30 p.m. (Wed. at both). Ann Arbor 20, 4100 Carpenter, 973-8424 & Emagine, 1335 E. Michigan Ave., Saline, 316-5500. Tickets $12.50 in advance online (recommended) & at the door. [map]


14

Thursday


October 2021
 7 p.m. 

"Rad": Fathom Events.

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(Hal Needham, 1986) Drama about a bicycle-motorcrosser who tries to enter a popular but corrupt cash-prize race.
Ann Arbor 20, 4100 Carpenter. Tickets $12.50 in advance online (recommended) & at the door. 973-8424. [map]


15

Friday


October 2021
 TBA 

"Bergman Island": State Theater.

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(Mia Hansen-Løve, 2021). Lyrical drama about the love between two filmmakers. Opens Oct. 15.
State Theatre. Tickets $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. Proof of vaccination (or negative Covid test within past 72 hours) required for all patrons over the age of 12; masks required when not seated in theater. Michtheater.org.


 TBA 

"The Rescue": State Theater.

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(Elizabeth Chai Vasarhelyi and Jimmy Chin, 2021). Documentary on the 2018 rescue mission of a junior football team from the Tham Luang Nang Non cave in northern Thailand. Opens Oct. 15.
State Theatre. Tickets $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. Proof of vaccination (or negative Covid test within past 72 hours) required for all patrons over the age of 12; masks required when not seated in theater. Michtheater.org.


 7:30 p.m. 

"Psycho": Michigan Theater.

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Alfred Hitchcock's 1960 classic suspense thriller set in a motel run by a peculiar mama's boy.
Michigan Theater. Tickets $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. Proof of vaccination (or negative Covid test within past 72 hours) required for all patrons over the age of 12; masks required when not seated in theater. Michtheater.org. [map]


 10 p.m. 

"Alien": Michigan Theater.

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(Ridley Scott, 1979) First in the trilogy of sci-fi thrillers in which Sigourney Weaver battles an extraterrestial killer.
Michigan Theater. Tickets $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. Proof of vaccination (or negative Covid test within past 72 hours) required for all patrons over the age of 12; masks required when not seated in theater. Michtheater.org. [map]


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Saturday


October 2021
 1:30 p.m.  Free!  Online 

"Fluxus Fest 2021": Fifth Wall Performing Arts.

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Oct. 2, 9, 16, 23 (different programs). Artists from around the country premiere their prerecorded performance art videos that riff off of work produced by Fluxus, the 1960s avant-garde art collective that believed anything could be art and anyone could make art. Also, Fifth Wall cofounder Grey Grant premieres her own performance Ropeplay on Oct. 28 (see listing).
Online at youtube.com and facebook.com (search "Fifth Wall Performing Arts"). Free. FifthWallPerformingArts@gmail.com.


 10 p.m. 

"The Rocky Horror Picture Show"" Michigan Theater.

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Dick Sharman's 1975 cult classic musical about a fresh-scrubbed pair who find themselves the guests of a transsexual transvestite Transylvanian. Also, on Oct. 29 only, the U-M student pantomime troupe Leather Medusas provides live accompaniment.
Michigan Theater. Tickets $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. Proof of vaccination (or negative Covid test within past 72 hours) required for all patrons over the age of 12; masks required when not seated in theater. Michtheater.org. [map]


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Sunday


October 2021
 2-4 p.m. 

"Listen Before You Sing": Taiwan Bunun Indigenous Music & Film Festival/Ann Arbor District Library.

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(Yang Chih-lin, 2021) Touching family drama about a group of Bunun (indigenous Taiwanese) schoolmates who rally together to compete in a national choir contest that could save their school from closing down. Mandarin, subtitles.
Tentative; check AADL.org for updates. FREE. AADL downtown, 343 S. Fifth. 327-4200. Masks required.


 3 & 7 p.m. 

"Silence of the Lambs": Fathom Events.

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(Jonathan Demme, 1992) Bloodcurdling thriller about a fresh-faced FBI newbie who tries to match wits with a ferociously intelligent serial killer.
3 p.m. (Sun. at both theaters), 7 p.m. (Sun. at Emagine only), & 7 p.m. (Wed. at both). Ann Arbor 20, 4100 Carpenter, 973-8424 & Emagine, 1335 E. Michigan Ave., Saline, 316-5500. Tickets $12.50 in advance online (recommended) & at the door. [map]


 10 p.m.  Free! 

Burnout Society Film Club: 8 Ball Movie Night.

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Patio screening of 2 films each night, with trivia at intermission. 21 & up only. Tonight: "Neon Maniacs" (Joseph Mangine, 1986). Gore-flick about urban teens who discover a community of mutant monsters running unchecked. "Friday the 13th: Part 3" (Steve Miner, 1982). Slasher film set in the woods at a lake house.
8 Ball Saloon, 208 S. First. [map]


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Monday


October 2021
 7 p.m. 

"Ends of the Earth": Fathom Events.

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(David Lavallee, 2016) Faith-based documentary about local concern at the frontiers of large-scale oil and gas extraction.
Ann Arbor 20, 4100 Carpenter. Tickets $12.50 in advance online (recommended) & at the door. 973-8424. [map]


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Tuesday


October 2021
 7:30 p.m. 

"Ray": Michigan Theater.

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Taylor Hackford's 2004 Biopic about the late R&B, blues, and soul legend Ray Charles.
Michigan Theater. Tickets $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. Proof of vaccination (or negative Covid test within past 72 hours) required for all patrons over the age of 12; masks required when not seated in theater. Michtheater.org. [map]


20

Wednesday


October 2021
 7 p.m. 

"Silence of the Lambs": Fathom Events.

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(Jonathan Demme, 1992) Bloodcurdling thriller about a fresh-faced FBI newbie who tries to match wits with a ferociously intelligent serial killer.
3 p.m. (Sun. at both theaters), 7 p.m. (Sun. at Emagine only), & 7 p.m. (Wed. at both). Ann Arbor 20, 4100 Carpenter, 973-8424 & Emagine, 1335 E. Michigan Ave., Saline, 316-5500. Tickets $12.50 in advance online (recommended) & at the door. [map]


22

Friday


October 2021
 TBA 

"The French Dispatch"

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Wes Anderson's new Anthology film depicting the goings on at a fictional weekly magazine. Opens Oct. 22.
State Theatre. Tickets $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. Proof of vaccination (or negative Covid test within past 72 hours) required for all patrons over the age of 12; masks required when not seated in theater. Michtheater.org.


 10 p.m. 

"Eraserhead": Michigan Theater.

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David Lynch's 1978 disturbing, experimental film about a couple who must raise their reptilian child.
Michigan Theater. Tickets $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. Proof of vaccination (or negative Covid test within past 72 hours) required for all patrons over the age of 12; masks required when not seated in theater. Michtheater.org. [map]


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Saturday


October 2021
 12:55 p.m. 

"Fire Shut Up in My Bones": Fathom Events.

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Live broadcast (Oct. 23) and rebroadcast (Oct. 27) of the Metropolitan Opera production of Grammy Award-winning composer Terence Blanchard's musical adaptation of Charles M. Blow's profoundly moving memoir about a young man's journey to overcome a life of trauma and hardship.
12:55 p.m. (Sat. at both theaters), 1 p.m. (Wed., Ann Arbor 20 only), & 6:30 p.m. (Wed. at both). Ann Arbor 20, 4100 Carpenter, 973-8424 & Emagine, 1335 E. Michigan Ave., Saline, 316-5500. Tickets $12.50 in advance online (recommended) & at the door. [map]


 1:30 p.m.  Free!  Online 

"Fluxus Fest 2021": Fifth Wall Performing Arts.

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Oct. 2, 9, 16, 23 (different programs). Artists from around the country premiere their prerecorded performance art videos that riff off of work produced by Fluxus, the 1960s avant-garde art collective that believed anything could be art and anyone could make art. Also, Fifth Wall cofounder Grey Grant premieres her own performance Ropeplay on Oct. 28 (see listing).
Online at youtube.com and facebook.com (search "Fifth Wall Performing Arts"). Free. FifthWallPerformingArts@gmail.com.


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Sunday


October 2021
 3 p.m. 

"Howl's Moving Castle": Fathom Events.

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(Hayao Miyazaki, 2004) Dubbed (Oct. 24 & 28) and subtitled (Oct. 25) screenings of this kooky anime love story about an 18-year-old girl cursed into an old woman's body and a wizard able to see through the curse.
3 p.m. (Sun.) and 7 p.m. (Mon. & Wed.). Ann Arbor 20, 4100 Carpenter. Tickets $12.50 in advance online (recommended) & at the door. 973-8424. [map]


 10 p.m.  Free! 

Burnout Society Film Club: 8 Ball Movie Night.

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Patio screening of 2 films each night, with trivia at intermission. 21 & up only. Tonight: "Brainscan" (George Clinton, 1994). A video game buff, with an interest in horror films, finds his virtual games playing out in real life. "The Crow" (Alex Proyas, 1994). Action-thriller about a young couple who are murdered, only to rise from death a year later to exact revenge on their killers.
8 Ball Saloon, 208 S. First. [map]


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Monday


October 2021
 7 p.m. 

"Howl's Moving Castle": Fathom Events.

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(Hayao Miyazaki, 2004) Dubbed (Oct. 24 & 28) and subtitled (Oct. 25) screenings of this kooky anime love story about an 18-year-old girl cursed into an old woman's body and a wizard able to see through the curse.
3 p.m. (Sun.) and 7 p.m. (Mon. & Wed.). Ann Arbor 20, 4100 Carpenter. Tickets $12.50 in advance online (recommended) & at the door. 973-8424. [map]


 7 p.m. 

"Purgatory": Fathom Events.

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(Michał Kondrat, 2021) Drama exploring what happens to the human soul after death.
Ann Arbor 20, 4100 Carpenter. Tickets $12.50 in advance online (recommended) & at the door. 973-8424. [map]


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Tuesday


October 2021
 7-8:30 p.m.  Online 

"American Rimpoche-A Tibetan Lama in the 21st Century": Jewel Heart Buddhist Center.

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Livestream watch party hosted by the director Nikki Appino of his documentary about Jewel Heart founder Gelek Rimpoche, featuring interviews with Philip Glass, Donald Lopez, Robert Thurman, Richard Gere and many others. Followed by discussion.
For URL preregister at JewelHeart.org/events/american-rimpoche-watch-party. $10 suggested donation. 994-3387.


 7:30 p.m. 

"If Beale Street Could Talk": Michigan Theater.

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Barry Jenkins' 2018 romantic drama about a pregnant woman whose fiancé is falsely accused of a crime.
Michigan Theater. Tickets $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. Proof of vaccination (or negative Covid test within past 72 hours) required for all patrons over the age of 12; masks required when not seated in theater. Michtheater.org. [map]


 8 p.m. 

"Amityville 4: The Evil Escapes.": Fathom Events.

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Live broadcast of a "riffing" performance by former Mystery Science Theater 3000 stars Michael J. Nelson, Kevin Murphy, and Bill Corbett, who aim their comic heckling at a screening of Sandor Stern's 1989 horror film about an exorcism that accidentally channels a supernatural presence into a tacky floor lamp.
Ann Arbor 20, 4100 Carpenter. Tickets $12.50 in advance online (recommended) & at the door. 973-8424. [map]


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Wednesday


October 2021
 1 & 6:30 p.m. 

"Fire Shut Up in My Bones": Fathom Events.

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Live broadcast (Oct. 23) and rebroadcast (Oct. 27) of the Metropolitan Opera production of Grammy Award-winning composer Terence Blanchard's musical adaptation of Charles M. Blow's profoundly moving memoir about a young man's journey to overcome a life of trauma and hardship.
12:55 p.m. (Sat. at both theaters), 1 p.m. (Wed., Ann Arbor 20 only), & 6:30 p.m. (Wed. at both). Ann Arbor 20, 4100 Carpenter, 973-8424 & Emagine, 1335 E. Michigan Ave., Saline, 316-5500. Tickets $12.50 in advance online (recommended) & at the door. [map]


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Thursday


October 2021
 7 p.m. 

"Howl's Moving Castle": Fathom Events.

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(Hayao Miyazaki, 2004) Dubbed (Oct. 24 & 28) and subtitled (Oct. 25) screenings of this kooky anime love story about an 18-year-old girl cursed into an old woman's body and a wizard able to see through the curse.
3 p.m. (Sun.) and 7 p.m. (Mon. & Wed.). Ann Arbor 20, 4100 Carpenter. Tickets $12.50 in advance online (recommended) & at the door. 973-8424. [map]


 7:30 p.m. 

"Nosferatu": Michigan Theater.

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F.W. Murnau's 1922 adaptation of Bram Stoker's Dracula - a silent horror classic with live organ accompaniment on the Barton Theater organ by Steven Warner.
Michigan Theater. Tickets $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. Proof of vaccination (or negative Covid test within past 72 hours) required for all patrons over the age of 12; masks required when not seated in theater. Michtheater.org. [map]


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Friday


October 2021
 10 p.m. 

"The Rocky Horror Picture Show"" Michigan Theater.

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Dick Sharman's 1975 cult classic musical about a fresh-scrubbed pair who find themselves the guests of a transsexual transvestite Transylvanian. Also, on Oct. 29 only, the U-M student pantomime troupe Leather Medusas provides live accompaniment.
Michigan Theater. Tickets $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. Proof of vaccination (or negative Covid test within past 72 hours) required for all patrons over the age of 12; masks required when not seated in theater. Michtheater.org. [map]


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Saturday


October 2021
 1 p.m. 

"The Invisible Man" & "The Wolf Man": Fathom Events.

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This double feature of classic horror films. "The Invisible Man" (James Whale, 1933). Claude Rains stars as a scientist who discovers a way to make himself invisible but finds himself committing random acts of violence as a side effect. "The Wolf Man" (George Waggner, 1941). Lon Chaney Jr. stars in this classic werewolf movie.
Ann Arbor 20, 4100 Carpenter, 973-8424 & Emagine, 1335 E. Michigan Ave., Saline, 316-5500. Tickets $12.50 in advance online (recommended) & at the door. [map]


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Sunday


October 2021
 10 p.m.  Free! 

Burnout Society Film Club: 8 Ball Movie Night.

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Patio screening of 2 films each night, with trivia at intermission. 21 & up only. Tonight: "The Beyond" (Lucio Fulci, 1981). Southern gothic supernatural horror film. "The Evil Dead" (Sam Raimi, 1981). Low-budget supernatural horror about 5 college students who take a trip to an isolated house in the Tennessee hills.
8 Ball Saloon, 208 S. First. [map]


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Monday


December 2021
 7 p.m. 

"A Very Merry Nutcracker": Ballet Chelsea.

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Dec. 4-6. Drive-in rebroadcast of a performance by this Chelsea-based company of young dancers (ages 8-18) of The Nutcracker, Tchaikovsky's classic ballet with choreography by artistic director Wendi DuBois. With narration based on E.T.A. Hoffmann's "The Nutcracker and the Mouse King." Prerecorded earlier this year at the Chelsea Fairgrounds barn and Sharon Mills Park.
Chelsea Fairgrounds, W. Old US-12 at Manchester Rd., Chelsea. Tickets $30 per car in advance only. BalletChelsea.org, 475-3070.






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