May 26, 2023 9:30 pm
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State Theatre

Film screenings every Tues. & Thurs.–Sun. Mask and proof of vaccination (or negative Covid test within 72 hours) required for all patrons over the age of 12. Tickets $10.50 (children under 12, students, seniors age 65 & older, & U.S. veterans, $8:50; MTF members, $8; matinee $7.50) in advance online (recommended) & at the door. For updated schedule, see MichTheater.org. 

May 4: “Cinema Paradiso” (Giuseppe Tornatore, 1988). Influential, Oscar-winning coming-of-age drama about the friendship between a young boy and an aging projectionist who works at the titular movie theater in a small Sicilian town. Philippe Noiret, Jacques Perrin, Antonella Attili. 7:30 p.m. 

May 5: “Midsommar” (Ari Aster, 2019). Horror film about a couple who travel to an isolated Swedish village for a mysterious midsummer festival. Florence Pugh. 9:30 p.m. 

May 6: “Children Who Chase Lost Voices” (Makoto Shinkai, 2011). Japanese anime fantasy drama about a teenage girl grieving the death of her father, and the subsequent loss of a classmate. 4 p.m. 

May 9: “Up the River with Acid” (Harald Hutter, 2022). Documentary about the cognitive decline of the director’s father, who worked as a philosophy professor for 42 years. Part of the Ann Arbor Film Festival Presents series. 7 p.m. 

May 12: “Pink Flamingos” (John Waters, 1972). Part of Waters’ “Trash Trilogy,” a group of people compete for the title of “filthiest person alive.” Divine, David Lochary, Mink Stole. 9:30 p.m. 

May 19: “Legally Blonde” (Robert Luketic, 2001). A sorority girl attempts to win back her boyfriend by attending Harvard Law School, and in the process triumphs as a successful lawyer. Reese Witherspoon, Luke Wilson, Selma Blair. 9:30 p.m. 

May 26: “Princess Mononoke” (Hayao Miyazaki, 1997). Animated fantasy classic, set in 15th-century Japan, about humans in conflict with gods and woodland spirits. 9:30 p.m. 

May 28 & 30: “8½” (Federico Fellini, 1963). Surrealist comedy-drama about a famous director struggling to direct an epic sci-fi film. May 28 1:30 p.m. & May 30 7:30 p.m.