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

Every Mon.: "Movie Matinee," a screening of a film TBA.

Fathom Events. 623-7469 (Quality 16), 973-8424 (Ann Arbor 20), 316-5500 (Emagine). Tickets $11.50-$12.50 in advance at and at the door. Quality 16 (3686 Jackson), Ann Arbor 20 (4100 Carpenter), & Emagine Saline (1335 E. Michigan Ave., Saline), different times.

July 3, 5, 7: "Fireworks" (Akiyuki Shinbo, 2017). Anime about star-crossed teen lovers. Shown in both subtitled (July 3 & 5) & dubbed (July 7) versions. 7 p.m. (July 3 & 5) & 12:55 p.m. (July 7). Ann Arbor 20 & Emagine only.

July 12: "350 Days: Legends. Champions. Survivors." Behind-the-scenes documentary about professional wrestling starring former world champions Bret Hart and Billy Graham. 7 p.m. Ann Arbor 20 only.

July 15 & 18: "Big" (Penny Marshall, 1988). Endearing comedy about a young boy whose wish to be big turns him into an adult. Tom Hanks. 2 & 7 p.m. Ann Arbor 20 & Emagine only.

July 22, 23, & 25: "Princess Mononoke" (Hayao Miyazaki, 1997). Complex anime fantasy adventure set in Japan's Iron Age that depicts a siege by samurai and forest gods of a remote village populated by outcasts. Shown in both dubbed (July 22 & 25) and subtitled (July 23) versions. 12:55 p.m. (July 22) & 7 p.m. (July 23 & 25).

July 28 & 30: "Sailor Moon." Screenings of 2 movies based on this popular anime series. Shown in both dubbed (July 28) and subtitled (July 30) versions. 12:55 p.m. (July 28) & 7 p.m. (July 30). Ann Arbor 20 & Emagine only.

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

July 21:"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.

July 27: "Knowledge of Healing" (Franz Reichle, 1997). Documentary about Tibetan medicine. Discussion 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,, 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.

July 1: "Dr. No" (Terence Young, 1962). James Bond's search for a missing colleague leads him to the island of the mysterious Dr. No and a scheme to end the U.S. space program. 1:30 p.m.

July 3: "From Russia With Love" (Terence Young, 1964). Bond willingly falls into an assassination ploy to retrieve a Soviet encryption device stolen by SPECTRE. 7 p.m.

Opens July 6: "Mountain" (Jennifer Peedom, 2018). Largely shot using drones, Go-Pros, and helicopters, this documentary chronicles the experiences of mountaineers, ice climbers, and others on mountains around the world.

July 8: "Goldfinger" (Guy Hamilton, 1964). Bond uncovers a plot to contaminate the gold at Fort Knox. 1st Bond film featuring the iconic Aston Martin and the vodka martini "shaken, not stirred." 1:30 p.m.

July 10: "On Her Majesty's Secret Service" (Peter Hunt, 1969). George Lazenby's only appearance as Secret Agent 007 also features Diana Rigg and Telly Savalas. 7 p.m.

July 13-15: "Yellow Submarine"(George Dunning, 1968). Animated Beatles classic, a generational anthem about good vs. bad in Pepperland.

Opens July 13: "Whitney"(Kevin MacDonald, 2018). Documentary on the life of Whitney Houston.

July 15: "Live and Let Die" (Guy Hamilton, 1973). Roger Moore's first outing as 007 also features Jane Seymour's movie debut as a psychic tarot card reader. 1:30 p.m.

July 16-19: "The Gospel According to André" (Kate Novak, 2018). Documentary about the life of fashion icon André Leon Talley.

July 17: "Moonraker" (Lewis Gilbert, 1979). Bond investigates the theft of a space shuttle in an especially gadget-heavy franchise entry. 7 p.m.

July 18 & 19: "Filmworker" (Tony Zierra, 2018). Documentary on Leon Vitali, who gave up a promising acting career to work behind the scenes with Stanley Kubrick.

Opens July 20: "1945" (Ferenc Török, 2017). B&W drama about the paranoia that ensues after 2 Orthodox Jews enter a small Hungarian town in denial about the mass deportation of its Jewish citizens. Hungarian, subtitles.

July 22: "The Living Daylights" (John Glen, 1987). The 1st Timothy Dalton Bond shows Bond's serious side as he prevents an arms dealer from starting WWIII. 1:30 p.m.

July 24: "GoldenEye" (Martin Campbell, 1995). Pierce Brosnan's 1st Bond film features a young Famke Janssen as an assassin with deadly thighs and a phlegmatic Judi Dench as M. 7 p.m.

Opens July 27: "Don't Worry, He Won't Get Far on Foot" (Gus Van Sant, 2018). Biopic about controversial Portland (OR) cartoonist John Callahan, who took up illustration after a car accident left him a paraplegic. Joaquin Phoenix, Jonah Hill, Rooney Mara.

July 29: "Casino Royale" (Martin Campbell, 2006). Daniel Craig's Bond marks a turn toward the emotionally intense and physically muscular. 1:30 p.m.

July 31: "Skyfall" (Sam Mendes, 2012). MI6 comes under attack when one of M's past decisions comes back to haunt her. 7 p.m.

State Theatre. For complete, updated schedules, see,, 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 29: "Boom for Real: The Late Teenage Years of Jean-Michel Basquiat"

(Sara Driver, 2018). Documentary on American artist Jean-Michel Basquiat focusing on his peers and artistic influences in NYC in the early 80s.

Opens July 6: "Damsel" (David Zellner and Nathan Zellner, 2018). Quirky comedy about an affluent young man traveling to the western frontier in 1870 to get married, accompanied by a drunkard and a miniature horse. Robert Pattinson, Mia Wasikowska.

Opens July 13: "Boundaries" (Shana Feste, 2018). Road trip film about a single mother who has to drive her father to her sister's house after he gets kicked out of his nursing home for selling marijuana. Vera Farmiga, Christopher Plummer.

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