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June Films

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Ann Arbor District Library Downtown multipurpose rm. FREE. 327-4200. 7-8:30 p.m.

June 26: "Ride the Tiger: A Guide Through the Bipolar Brain" (Ed Moore, 2016). Documentary about the current understanding of this illness. & follows with mental health advocate Stephanie Prechter and U-M Heinz Prechter Bipolar Research Program director Melvin McInnis.


Ann Arbor Senior Center. $2 (members, free). 794-6250. 1320 Baldwin. 12:30-3 p.m.

Every Mon.: "Movie Matinee," a DVD screening with films TBA.


Cinetopia International Film Festival. May 31-June 10. This 7th annual Michigan Theater film festival features dozens of films-many of which are Michigan premieres-screened over 11 days at 3 local venues (Michigan Theater, State Theater, and outdoors on Maynard). The festival also includes several Detroit venues (see cinetopiafestival.org for info about screenings in Detroit). The films include narrative feature-length films and documentaries that recently premiered at international festivals such as Sundance and Berlin. Tickets $15 (Michigan Theater members, $12; 4-pack, $45; festival passes, $50-$175) in advance at cinetopiafestival.org and the Michigan Theater, and at the door.

May 31:

At the Michigan Theater: "Eighth Grade" (Bo Burnham, 2018). Comedy about a 13-year-old who's more comfortable in the virtual world of her YouTube videos than she is in real life. Director is in attendance. 8 p.m.

June 1:

At the Michigan Theater: "Hal" (Amy Scott, 2018). Documentary about 1970s filmmaker Hal Ashby. 5:45 p.m. "Madeline's Madeline" (Josephine Decker, 2018). The lines between performance and reality blur for a teen dedicated to theater. Miranda July. 8:30 p.m. "A Boy. A Girl. A Dream: Love on Election Night" (Qasim Basir, 2018). Dreamlike drama about a romantic spark between 2 strangers in L.A. on the night of the 2016 presidential election. 9 p.m.

At the State Theater: "This Is Home" (Alexandra Shiva, 2018). Documentary about Syrian refugees attempting to settle in Baltimore in 2016. 5:45 p.m. "Under the Tree" (Hafsteinn Gunnar Sigurosson, 2017). Absurd comedy about tensions between neighboring families in a sleepy suburb. Icelandic, subtitles. 5:45 p.m. "Three Identical Strangers" (Tim Wardle, 2018). Gripping documentary about triplets separated at birth. 6 p.m. "Nico, 1988" (Susanna Nicchiarelli, 2017). Biopic about the last days of the former Velvet Underground singer. English, German, & Czech; subtitles. 6:15 p.m. "White Rabbit" (Daryl Wein, 2018). Comic drama about a Korean-born L.A. performance artist. 8 p.m. "The Guilty" (Gustav Möller, 2018). Thriller about a police officer who gets an emergency call from a kidnapped woman. Danish, subtitles. 8:15 p.m. "Butterflies" (Tolga Karaçelik, 2018). Dark comedy about long-separated siblings getting reacquainted on a road trip back to their home village. Turkish, subtitles. 8:45 p.m. "Never Goin' Back" (Augustine Frizzell, 2018). Comedy about teens in suburban Dallas trying to get money for a beach trip after a stint in juvenile detention. 9 p.m.

Outdoors on Maynard: "The Princess Bride" (Rob Reiner, 1987). Tongue-in-cheek fairy tale classic. FREE, 8 p.m.

June 2:

At the Michigan Theater: "Best of the Fest: Children's Film Festival Seattle 2018." Family-friendly shorts. FREE, 12:05 p.m. "Anote's Ark" (Matthieu Rytz, 2018). Documentary about the ways the low-lying Pacific nation Kiribati is navigating climate change. 12:30 p.m. "Scaffolding" (Matan Yair, 2017). A special-needs high schooler's dedication to his father is tested by his close relationship with his literature teacher. Hebrew, subtitles. 3 p.m. "Under the Tree." See June 1 listing. 6:30 p.m. "Three Identical Strangers." See June 1 listing. 3:30 p.m. "Woman Walks Ahead" (Susanna White, 2017). Biopic about Catherine Weldon, an artist who traveled from NYC to the Dakota Territory to meet Sitting Bull. Jessica Chastain. 6:45 p.m. "Relaxer" (Joel Potrykus, 2018). Comic thriller about a guy trying to beat a video game challenge while surviving without food and water. 9:30 p.m.

At the State Theater: "The Great Buddha+" (Hsin-yao Huang, 2017). A night security guard and his friend watch dash-camera footage of the guard's rich boss, eventually seeing something they shouldn't have. Minnan, subtitles. 1 p.m. "The Guilty." See June 1 listing. 1:15 p.m. "Supa Modo" (Likarion Wainaina, 2018). A terminally ill 9-year-old dreams of being a superhero. Swahili & Kikuyu, subtitles. 3:15 p.m. "Butterflies." See June 1 listing. 3:30 p.m. "Nico, 1988." See June 1 listing. 3:45 p.m. "We the Animals" (Jeremiah Zagar, 2018). The youngest of 3 brothers becomes increasingly invested in an imaginary world in an effort to escape his parents' volatility. 3:45 p.m. "Angels Wear White" (Vivian Qu, 2017). A teen working a motel night shift witnesses an assault on 2 schoolgirls. Chinese, subtitles. 6:15 p.m. "306 Hollywood" (Elan & Jonathan Bogarin, 2018). Documentary about the filmmakers' excavation of their deceased grandma's home. 6:45 p.m. "The Big House" (multiple directors, 2017). Documentary about Michigan Stadium. 7 p.m. "Savage Youth" (Michael Curtis Johnson, 2018). Comic thriller based on true events about 6 youths struggling to make their mark. 7:15 p.m. "Night Is Short, Walk on Girl" (Masaaki Yuasa, 2017). Anime about a young woman who drinks her way through Kyoto. Japanese, subtitles. 9:45 p.m.

June 3:

At the Michigan Theater: "The Legacies Project." Screening of short films made by area high school and college students based on their interviews with local senior citizens. FREE, 12:15 p.m. "Supa Modo." See June 2 listing. 12:45 p.m. "Soufra" (Thomas Morgan, 2018). Documentary about a Palestinian woman who starts a catering business in a refugee camp near Beirut. Arabic, subtitles. 3:45 p.m. "Hearts Beat Loud" (Brett Haley, 2017). A single dad preparing to send his daughter to college encourages her to start a band with him. Nick Offerman. 4 p.m. "Ray Meets Helen" (Alan Rudolph, 2018). Romantic drama about 2 middle-age strangers who happen into large sums of money and a relationship with each other.

At the State Theater: "Angels Wear White." See June 2 listing. 12:15 p.m. "Butterflies." See June 1 listing. 12:30 p.m. "306 Hollywood." See June 2 listing. 1 p.m. "White Rabbit." See June 1 listing. 1:15 p.m. "Woman Walks Ahead." See June 2 listing. 3:30 p.m. "Three Identical Strangers." See June 1 listing. 3:45 p.m. "The Great Buddha+." See June 2 listing. 4 p.m. "Savage Youth." See June 2 listing. 5 p.m.

June 4:

At the Michigan Theater: "306 Hollywood." See June 2 listing. 4:30 p.m. "Remember My Name" (Alan Rudolph, 1978). A young woman just released from prison stalks a married construction worker for no apparent reason. Geraldine Chaplin, Anthony Perkins. 7 p.m. "Madeline's Madeline. See June 1 listing. 8 p.m. "Choose Me" (Alan Rudolph, 1984). An L.A. talk radio host gives romantic counseling while dealing with unresolved issues in her own love life. 9 p.m.

At the State Theater: "Night Is Short, Walk on Girl." See June 2 listing. 7:45 p.m.

June 5:

At the Michigan Theater: "The Moderns" (Alan Rudolph, 1988). A struggling painter in 1926 Paris agrees to forge masterpieces for a wealthy divorcee while pining for a jealous man's wife. 8:15 p.m.

At the State Theater: "Angels Wear White." See June 2 listing. 4 p.m. "We the Animals." See June 2 listing. 7 p.m. "The Great Buddha+." See June 2 listing. 9:30 p.m.

June 6:

At the Michigan Theater: "Of Love and Law" (Hikaru Toda, 2017). U.S. premiere of this documentary about the 1st law firm in Japan set up by an openly gay couple. Japanese, subtitles. "White Rabbit." See June 1 listing. 9:30 p.m.

At the State Theater: "Under the Tree." See June 1 listing. 4:15 p.m. "Scaffolding." See June 2 listing. 9:15 p.m.

June 7:

At the Michigan Theater: "Soufra." See June 3 listing. 4 p.m. "Bisbee '17" (Robert Greene, 2018). Documentary about citizens of an old Arizona copper-mining town preparing to commemorate the Bisbee Deportation of 1917, when 1,200 striking miners were taken to the middle of the desert and left to die. 7:15 p.m. "Relaxer." See June 2 listing. 10 p.m.

At the State Theater: "Of Love and Law." See June 6 listing. 4:15 p.m. "Nico, 1988." See June 1 listing. 7 p.m.

June 8:

At the Michigan Theater: "Quiet Heroes" (Jenny Mackenzie, Jared Ruga, & Amanda Stoddard; 2018). Documentary about the only 2 medical professionals in Utah willing to treat AIDS patients in the early 1980s. 1:30 p.m. "Thirst for Justice" (Leana Hosea, 2018). Documentary about women from Flint and Sanders (AZ) fighting for clean water in their hometowns and at the Standing Rock Indian Reservation. 4 p.m.

At the State Theater: "Bisbee '17." See June 7 listing. 4:15 p.m. "Angels Wear White." See June 2 listing. 7:15 p.m.

June 9:

At the Michigan Theater: "This Is Home." See June 1 listing. 2 p.m. "Bisbee '17." See June 7 listing. 4:45 p.m. "The Last Race" (Michael Dweck, 2018). Documentary about the last stock car racetrack on Long Island, situated on a piece of undeveloped land worth millions. 7:30 p.m.

At the State Theater: "Hal." See June 1 listing. 2:30 p.m. "Butterflies." See June 1 listing. 4:30 p.m. "Savage Youth." See June 2 listing. 7:15 p.m.

June 10:

At the Michigan Theater: "The Big House." See June 2 listing. 1 p.m. "Of Love and Law." See June 6 listing. 5:15 p.m. "Blindspotting" (Carlos López Estrada, 2018). When an ex-con misses curfew in the final days of his probation, his life spirals out of control. 8 p.m.

At the State Theater: "Quiet Heroes." See June 8 listing. 1:15 p.m. "The Guilty." See June 1 listing. 3:45 p.m. "Bisbee '17." See June 7 listing. 6:30 p.m. [aw]

Fathom Events. 623-7469 (Quality 16) & 973-8424 (Ann Arbor 20). Tickets available in advance at fathomevents.com and at the door. Quality 16 (3686 Jackson) & Ann Arbor 20 (4100 Carpenter), different times.

June 1 & 4: "Best F[r]iends: Volume Two" (Justin McGregor, 2018). Second half of a 2-part dark comedy about a lonely mortician who is sucked into a wild misadventure when he teams up with a young drifter. Tommy Wiseau, Greg Sestero. $12. 8 p.m. (Ann Arbor 20 only on June 1).

June 3 & 6: "The Producers" (Mel Brooks, 1968). Outrageous comedy about a hard-luck Broadway producer who schemes to get rich with a surefire flop--a musical about Hitler. Zero Mostel, Gene Wilder. $5.75. 2 & 7 p.m., Ann Arbor 20 only.

June 5 & 7: "Fate/stay night: Heaven's Feel" (Tomonori Sudo, 2017). Part 1 ("presage flower") of this anime about an epic battle over a holy grail. $9.50-$11.50.7:30 p.m., Ann Arbor 20 only.

June 10: "Jumanji Movie Event." Double feature with Joe Johnston's 1995 adaptation (with Robin Williams) of Chris Van Allsburg's fantasy adventure about a sinister magical board game and Jake Kasdan's 2017 blockbuster sequel. $9.50-$11.50. 2 p.m., Ann Arbor 20 only.

June 11: "Doctor Who: Genesis of the Daleks" (David Maloney, 1975). Feature-length director's cut of this popular story, originally 6 TV episodes, that finds Doctor Who and his companions transported millennia into the past to thwart development of a race of killer robots. Tom Baker. $12. 7 p.m.

June 13: "One Last Thing" (Tim Rouhana, 2017). A lonely dentist is confronted by a figure from the past bringing news that sends him on a life-altering journey of discovery. $12. 7 p.m.

June 17, 18, & 20: "Pom Poko" (Isao Takahata, 1994). Anime classic about a community of magical shape-shifting raccoon dogs struggling to prevent their forest home from being destroyed by urban development. Shown in both dubbed (June 17 & 20) and subtitled (June 18) versions. $9.50-$11.50. 12:55 p.m. (June 17), 7 p.m. (June 18 & 20).

June 24 & 27: "West Side Story" (Robert Wise & Jerome Robbins, 1961). Classic adaptation of Leonard Bernstein's Romeo-and-Juliet musical set in 50s New York City. $9.50-$11.50. 2 & 7 p.m., Ann Arbor 20 only.


Interfaith Center for Spiritual Growth. $5 suggested donation. 327-0270. 704 Airport Blvd., 8 p.m.

Jun. 16: "Spiritual Cinema."Screening of a feature film or several shorts TBA with spiritual themes. Followed by discussion.


Jewel Heart Buddhist Center. FREE. 994-3387. Jewel Heart (1129 Oak Valley Dr. between Ann Arbor-Saline Rd. & Ellsworth), 7 p.m.

Jun. 29: "Heal" (Kelly Noonan, 2017). Documentary exploring the scientific evidence behind the idea that the power of thoughts, beliefs, and emotions affects the healing process. Discussion about dharma in the film follows.


Michigan Theater Foundation. Unless there is a live show in the main theater, 2 or 3 different films are shown, usually 2-3 times a day. For complete, updated schedules, see michtheater.org, annarborobserver.com, or call 668-TIME. Tickets (unless otherwise noted): $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). Michigan Theater (unless otherwise noted), times TBA unless otherwise noted.

Opens June 1: "Grace Jones: Bloodlight and Bami" (Sophie Fiennes, 2018). Biopic of the iconic singer and social activist.

Opens June 8: "First Reformed" (Paul Schrader, 2018). Thriller that revolves around a former military chaplain and his parishioners.

June 11: The Ann Arbor Academy Film Festival. A program of short films made by students at this local private school for kids with learning differences in grades 4-12. 7 p.m.

June 12-14: "Always at the Carlyle" (Matthew Miele, 2018). Documentary about the iconic NYC hotel.

Opens June 15: "The Seagull" (Michael Mayer, 2018). Chekov adaptation. Elisabeth Moss, Saoirse Ronan, Annette Bening.

June 15: "Four Games in Fall" (Julie Marron, 2017). Documentary about the 2015 NFL controversy over whether the New England Patriots were deliberately under-inflating their footballs for a better grip. & follows with the director. $15 ($12 for MTF members, free for Cinetopia passholders). 7 p.m.

June 15: "Reign of Judges: Title of Liberty" (Darin Southam, 2018). Short film depicting Moroni's battle as described in the Book of Mormon. & follows with writer/director Darin Southam, actors Eugene Brave Rock and Philip Niu, and hairstylist Clifton Chippewa. 7 p.m. $12.

Opens June 22: "The Catcher Was a Spy" (Ben Lewin, 2018). WWII biopic about Jewish MLB catcher Moe Berg, who was sent to spy in Nazi Germany.

June 30: "When I Stutter" (John Gomez, 2017). Documentary chronicling the different impacts of stuttering on a diverse group of people. 4 & 7 p.m.


State Theatre. For complete, updated schedules, see michtheater.org, annarborobserver.com, or call 668-TIME. Tickets (unless otherwise noted): $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). State Theatre, times TBA.

Opens June 1: "How to Talk to Girls at Parties" (John Cameron Mitchell, 2018). Quirky comedy about aliens who come to London in the 1970s and pose as punk-obsessed teens.

Opens June 8: "The Rider" (Chloé Zhao, 2017). Docudrama of a rising rodeo star who must find a new sense of purpose after a tragic riding accident.

Opens June 8: "Hereditary" (Cari Aster, 2018). Horror film about the family secrets that emerge after the clan matriarch dies.

Opens June 15: "Hearts Beat Loud" (Brett Haley, 2017). A single dad preparing to send his daughter to college encourages her to start a band with him. Nick Offerman.

Opens June 22: "Won't You Be My Neighbor?" (Morgan Neville, 2018). Biopic of children's television icon Mr. Rogers.

Opens June 22: "American Animals" (Bart Layton, 2018). True crime drama about 4 young men who plot to steal rare books and Audubon prints from a Kentucky university library.






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