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Films - Week of March 23, 2020

Feature films and documentaries.





 
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Monday


March 2020
 1:30 p.m. (Canceled) 

Canceled: "American Factory": Michigan Theater.

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(Julia Reichert & Steven Bogna, 2019). Documentary about a Chinese billionaire who opens a new factory in post-industrial Ohio. The Chinese & American workers learn from each other.
Michigan Theater. Tickets: $10 (children under 12, students with ID, seniors age 65 & older, & U.S. veterans, $8; MTF members, $7.50; weekdays before 6 p.m., $7). michtheater.org, 668-TIME. [map]


 4 & 8:45 p.m. (Canceled) 

Canceled: "Oscar Shorts: Animations": Michigan Theater.

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Screening of short animated films nominated for an Academy Award.
Michigan Theater. Tickets: $10 (children under 12, students with ID, seniors age 65 & older, & U.S. veterans, $8; MTF members, $7.50; weekdays before 6 p.m., $7). michtheater.org, 668-TIME. [map]


  7:30 p.m. (Canceled) 

Canceled: "The Wind Will Carry Us": Michigan Theater.

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(Abbas Kiarostami, 2014). Acclaimed comic drama about the arrival in a Kurdish village of a group of apparent treasure hunters from Tehran whose visit is transformed into a meditation on life and death. Persian, subtitles.
Michigan Theater. Tickets: $10 (children under 12, students with ID, seniors age 65 & older, & U.S. veterans, $8; MTF members, $7.50; weekdays before 6 p.m., $7). michtheater.org, 668-TIME. [map]


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Tuesday


March 2020
 4:30 p.m. (Canceled) 

Canceled: "American Factory": Michigan Theater.

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(Julia Reichert & Steven Bogna, 2019). Documentary about a Chinese billionaire who opens a new factory in post-industrial Ohio. The Chinese & American workers learn from each other.
Michigan Theater. Tickets: $10 (children under 12, students with ID, seniors age 65 & older, & U.S. veterans, $8; MTF members, $7.50; weekdays before 6 p.m., $7). michtheater.org, 668-TIME. [map]


 7 p.m. (canceled)  Free! 

Canceled You Can't Give Up": Ann Arbor District Library.

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(Tony Collings, 2020). Short film by local filmmaker Collings about a Ypsilanti youth and the guidance he received from his mentor. Followed by a panel discussion--panelists TBA--on the school to prison pipeline and its impact on the community.
Malletts Creek, 3090 E. Eisenhower. 327-4200. [map]


 7 p.m. (Canceled)  Free! 

Canceled: "Playing with Fire": U-M Classical Studies Department.

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(Anneta Papathanassiou, 2014). Documentary about the dangers facing Afghan women who want to perform in the theater. Persian, subtitles.
Michigan League Hussey Rm. 764-0360. [map]


 7:15 & 9:45 p.m. (Canceled) 

Canceled: "Oscar Shorts: Animations": Michigan Theater.

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Screening of short animated films nominated for an Academy Award.
Michigan Theater. Tickets: $10 (children under 12, students with ID, seniors age 65 & older, & U.S. veterans, $8; MTF members, $7.50; weekdays before 6 p.m., $7). michtheater.org, 668-TIME. [map]


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Wednesday


March 2020
 4 p.m. (Canceled) 

Canceled: "American Factory": Michigan Theater.

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(Julia Reichert & Steven Bogna, 2019). Documentary about a Chinese billionaire who opens a new factory in post-industrial Ohio. The Chinese & American workers learn from each other.
Michigan Theater. Tickets: $10 (children under 12, students with ID, seniors age 65 & older, & U.S. veterans, $8; MTF members, $7.50; weekdays before 6 p.m., $7). michtheater.org, 668-TIME. [map]


 4:30 & 7 p.m. (Canceled) 

Canceled: "American Factory": Michigan Theater.

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(Julia Reichert & Steven Bogna, 2019). Documentary about a Chinese billionaire who opens a new factory in post-industrial Ohio. The Chinese & American workers learn from each other.
Michigan Theater. Tickets: $10 (children under 12, students with ID, seniors age 65 & older, & U.S. veterans, $8; MTF members, $7.50; weekdays before 6 p.m., $7). michtheater.org, 668-TIME. [map]


 7 p.m. (Canceled) 

Canceled: "Digimon Adventure: Last Evolution Kizuna": Fathom Events.

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(Akiyoshi Hongo, 2020). Anime adventure about monsters living in a digital world. Japanese, subtitles.
Emagine, 1335 E. Michigan Ave., Saline. [map]


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Thursday


March 2020
 5, 7:20 & 9:35 p.m. (Canceled) 

Canceled: "Downhill": State Theater.

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(Nat Faxon & Jim Rash, 2020). A husband and wife reevaluate their lives after escaping an avalanche.
State Theatre. Tickets: $10 (students with ID, seniors age 65 & older, & U.S. veterans, $8, children under 12, free). statetheatrea2.org, 668-TIME.


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Friday


March 2020
 10 a.m.  Free! 

Online event: "Osbert Parker: New Adventures in Animation": Ann Arbor Film Festival.

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Mixed live-action and animated films by festival juror & artist Osbert Parker. Available to watch at aafilmfest.org
10 a.m., aafilmfest.org. Free.


 Noon  Free! 

Online event: "Video Blues": Ann Arbor Film Festival.

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(Emma Tusell, 2019). A reconstruction of the director's childhood in 1980s Spain, told through old family movies. Spanish, subtitles. Watch at aafilmfest.org
Noon, aafilmfest.org. Free.


 2 p.m.  Free! 

Online event: Films in Competition 7: Ann Arbor Film Festival.

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Screenings of experimental, documentary, narrative, and animated films. Today's program includes a story about fairies and gods, an investigation into the romanticization of sexual violence, and more. Watch at aafilmfest.org
2 p.m., aafilmfest.org. Free.


 4 p.m. (Canceled) 

Canceled: "American Factory": Michigan Theater.

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(Julia Reichert & Steven Bogna, 2019). Documentary about a Chinese billionaire who opens a new factory in post-industrial Ohio. The Chinese & American workers learn from each other.
Michigan Theater. Tickets: $10 (children under 12, students with ID, seniors age 65 & older, & U.S. veterans, $8; MTF members, $7.50; weekdays before 6 p.m., $7). michtheater.org, 668-TIME. [map]


 4 p.m.  Free! 

Online event: "Films in Competition 8": Ann Arbor Film Festival.

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Screenings of experimental, documentary, narrative, and animated films. Today's films explore subjects from dependency on pharmaceutical drugs to the struggles of raising a daughter. Watch at aafilmfest.org
4 p.m., aafilmfest.org. Free.


 5-9 p.m. (Canceled) 

Canceled: "Pets & Pajamas Movie Night": Humane Society of Huron Valley.

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Kids ages 5-11 invited to watch the 2009 Japanese fantasy animation Ponyo (Mar. 13) and/or the 1993 drama movie Free Willy (Mar. 27), which tells the story of a boy who rescues a whale. Also, crafts and a chance to interact with adoptable pets. Pizza dinner. Wear pajamas and bring a sleeping bag and pillow.
5-9 p.m., Humane Society of Huron Valley, 3100 Cherry Hill Rd. $35 ($15 for each additional sibling). Preregistration required at hshv.org. 661-3575. [map]


 5, 7:20, & 9:35 p.m. (Canceled) 

Canceled: "Downhill": State Theater.

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(Nat Faxon & Jim Rash, 2020). A husband and wife reevaluate their lives after escaping an avalanche.
State Theatre. Tickets: $10 (students with ID, seniors age 65 & older, & U.S. veterans, $8, children under 12, free). statetheatrea2.org, 668-TIME.


 6 p.m.  Free! 

Online event: "Films in Competition 9: Animation": Ann Arbor Film Festival.

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Screenings of animated films. Tonight's program includes films about reflections and refractions of light, bones and tendons with their own agenda, and an exiled king. Watch at aafilmfest.org
6 p.m., aafilmfest.org. Free.


 7 p.m. (Canceled)  Free! 

Canceled: "Old Fashioned": Jewel Heart Buddhist Center.

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(Rik Swartzwelder, 2014). Rom-com. Discussion follows.
1129 Oak Valley Dr. 994-3387. [map]


 7:40 p.m. (Canceled) 

Canceled: "Oscar Shorts: Live Action"

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Screening of short films nominated for an Academy Award.
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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Saturday


March 2020
 8 a.m.  Free! 

Online event: "Films in Competition 10: Almost All Ages (Ages 6+)": Ann Arbor Film Festival.

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A program of family-friendly films about an unusual antiques dealer, an enchanted fish, a piece of tofu that goes on a journey, and more. Watch at aafilmfest.org
8 a.m., aafilmfest.org. Free.


 10 a.m.  Free! 

Online event: "Films in Competition 11": Ann Arbor Film Festival.

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Screenings of experimental, documentary, narrative, and animated films. Today's films feature invasive weeds, a hiking journey, & more. Watch at aafilmfest.org
10 a.m., aafilmfest.org. Free.


 Noon  Free! 

Online event: "Films in Competition 12": Ann Arbor Film Festival.

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Screenings of experimental, documentary, narrative, and animated films. Today's films feature a spirit living in an abandoned house, the closing of a beloved diner, and more. Watch at aafilmfest.org
Noon, aafilmfest.org. Free.


 2 p.m.  Free! 

Online event: "Home In the Woods": Ann Arbor Film Festival.

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(Brandon Wilson, 2018). An immersive portrait of a forest from different perspectives and scales. Watch at aafilmfest.org
2 p.m., aafilmfest.org. Free.


 4 p.m.  Free! 

Online event: "Films in Competition 13": Ann Arbor Film Festival.

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Screenings of experimental, documentary, narrative, and animated films. The films include stories about the release of an imprisoned woman, collective hypnosis, & more. Watch at aafilmfest.org
4 p.m., aafilmfest.org. Free.


 6 p.m.  Free! 

Online event: "Films in Competition 14": Ann Arbor Film Festival.

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Screenings of experimental, documentary, narrative, and animated films. Tonight's films explore the loss of a mother, a spider in a dark basement, & more. Watch at aafilmfest.org
6 p.m., aafilmfest.org. Free.


 8 p.m.  Free! 

Online event: "Dream Journal 2016-2019": Ann Arbor Film Festival.

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(Jon Rafman, 2019). An experimental film made with amateur 3D modeling software, based on the artist's dreams and meant to portray the effects of information overload on our minds. Watch at aafilmfest.org
8 p.m., aafilmfest.org. Free.


 11:59 p.m. (Canceled) 

Canceled: "The Host": State Theater.

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(Bong Joon-ho, 2006). A monster emerges from Seoul's Han

River and begins attacking people.
Tickets: $10 (students with ID, seniors age 65 & older, & U.S. veterans, $8, children under 12, free). statetheatrea2.org, 668-TIME.


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Sunday


March 2020
 9 a.m.  Free! 

Online event: "What We Left Unfinished": Ann Arbor Film Festival.

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(Mariam Ghani, 2019). Newly restored footage from lost fiction films shot during Afghanistan's communist era (1978-1991). Watch at aafilmfest.org
9 a.m., afilmfest.org. Free.


 11 a.m.  Free! 

Online event: "Camp on the Wind's Road": Ann Arbor Film Festival.

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(Nataliya Kharlamova, 2018). Documentary about a teenage girl in rural Russia struggling to keep her family together after her father's death. Russian, subtitles. Watch at aafilmfest.org
11 a.m., aafilmfest.org. Free.


 12:55 p.m. (Canceled) 

Canceled: "Romeo and Juliet": Fathom Events.

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Rebroadcast of the Bolshoi Ballet (Moscow) production of former Bolshoi artistic director Alexei Ratmansky's detailed, dramatically urgent ballet adapted from Shakespeare's romantic tragedy.
Quality 16, Emagine, & Ann Arbor 20. Tickets $17.


 1 p.m.  Free! 

Online event: "Serpentarius": Ann Arbor Film Festival.

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(Carlos Conceição, 2019). Narrative film about a young man travelling through a post-disaster African landscape in search of his mother's ghost. Portuguese, subtitles. Watch at aafilmfest.org
1 p.m., aafilmfest.org. Free.


 3 p.m. & 5 p.m.  Free! 

Online event: Award Screenings 1: Ann Arbor Film Festival.

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Screenings of the award-winning films from the Ann Arbor Film Festival. Watch at aafilmfest.org
3 p.m. & 5 p.m., aafilmfest.org. Free.


 7 p.m.  Free! 

Online event: "Works on White": Ann Arbor Film Festival.

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Online afterparty celebration of today's Film Festival screenings. With live music by musicians from the Blue Llama Jazz Club. Join at aafilmfest.org
7 p.m., aafilmfest.org. Free.





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