Calendar of Events
(Jack Arnold, 1954). Archetypal 50s monster movie set on the Amazon.
1:30 p.m. (June 3) & 7 p.m. (June 5), Michigan Theater. $10 (children under 12, students with ID, seniors age 55 & older, & U.S. veterans, $8; MTF members, $7.50; films before 6 p.m., $7). 668-TIME. [map]
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(John Madden, 2011). Comedy about British retirees who decide to move to a less expensive retirement community in India. Stars Judi Dench, Bill Nighy, & Maggie Smith.
Michigan Theater. Tickets: $10 (children under 12, students with ID, seniors age 55 & older, & U.S. veterans, $8; MTF members, $7.50; films before 6 p.m., $7). 668-TIME, michtheater.org. [map]
Every Fri. A chance for seniors to watch a movie with their grandkids. Popcorn. A chance for seniors to watch a movie with their grandkids. Popcorn. July 27: Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy. (Tomas Alfredson, 2011). Cold War thriller that stars Gary Oldman as an espionage veteran who’s forced out of semi-retirement to uncover a Soviet agent at MI6.Aug. 3: Jeff Who Lives at Home (Jack & Mark Dupllass, 2011). A slacker who still lives with his parents, discovers his destiny when he spends the day with his brother. Jason Segal, Ed Helms, Judy Greer.Aug. 10: 50/50 Jonathan Levine, 2011). Comedy about a 27-year-old man diagnosed with cancer who struggles to beat the disease. Seth Rogen, Joseph Gordon-Levitt.Aug. 17: Peace, Love, & Misunderstanding (Bruce Beresford, 2011). An uptight NYC lawyer takes her two teenagers to her hippie mother's farmhouse upstate for a family vacation. Jane Fonda.Aug. 24: People Like Us (Alex Kurtzman, 2012). While settling his recently deceased father's estate, a salesman discovers he has a sister whom he never knew about, leading both siblings to re-examine their perceptions about family and life choices. Chris Pine, Elizabeth Banks, Michelle Pfeiffer.Aug. 31: Mirror, Mirror (Tarsem Singh, 2012). An evil queen steals control of a kingdom and an exiled princess enlists the help of seven resourceful rebels to win back her birthright. Julia Roberts..
12:30 p.m. Chelsea Senior Center, 512 Washington, Chelsea. Free; donations accepted. 475-9242. [map]
(Richard Linklater, 2011). Dark comedy about the 1996 murder of an 81-year-old Texas millionaire by her much younger gay companion. Stars Jack Black, Shirley MacLaine, Matthew McConaughey.
Michigan Theater. Tickets $10 (children under 12, students with ID, seniors age 55 & older, & U.S. veterans, $8; MTF members, $7.50; films before 6 p.m., $7). 668-TIME, michtheater.org. [map]
June 8-10. This year’s summer film series features films directed by Tai Kato. Japanese, subtitles. June 8: “Tokijiro of Kutsukake—Lone Yakuza” (Tai Kato, 1966). A widow and her son have no one to care for them until her husband’s killer attempts to fill the void. 7 p.m.June 9: “Red Peony Gambler: Flower Cards Match” (Tai Kato, 1969). The 3rd in Kato’s 8-film yakuza series about a woman named Ryu who’s caught between rival gangs. 5 p.m. “Red Peony Gambler: Red Peony Finds a Daughter” (Tai Kato, 1970). The 6th film in the series tells the story of Ryu’s journey to Tokyo to search for a lost girl who’s been seen in the entertainment district. 8 p.m.June 10: “Brave Records of the Sanada Clan” (Tai Kato, 1963). Comedy-fantasy, set during the Edo period, about 2 famed ninjas and the historical 1615 siege of Osaka Castle. The film operates as commentary on the 1960s Japanese student movements. 5 p.m. “Blood of Revenge” (Tai Kato, 1965). Set in 1907 Osaka, this drama features a mob boss and his clan who attempt to leave behind their criminal ways, but past connections and old enemies lead them back to violence. 8 p.m. .
Various times, Angell Hall Auditorium A (enter through the doors facing the Diag). Free. 764-6307. [map]
Every Sat. & Sun. Four different audiovisual planetarium shows. The Sky Tonight (11:30 a.m. Sat., 1:30 & 3:30 p.m. Sat. & Sun.) is an exploration of the current night sky. Larry Cat in Space (12:30 p.m. Sat.) is a playful cartoon about an inquisitive cat that learns more than it wanted to know about life in space when it stows away on a shuttle to be with its owner, a female scientist on her way to the Moon. Expanded View (Sat. 2:30 p.m.) is an exploration of deep space objects through the eyes of the Hubble, Spitzer, and Chandra space telescopes, each of which operates in different parts of the electromagnetic spectrum. Origins of Life (2:30 p.m. Sun.) is an audiovisual show about the prebiotic chemistry of the Universe after the Big Bang, the formation of the stars and solar systems, the first life on Earth, the great extinctions, and the search for extraterrestrial life.
11:30 a.m. & 12:30, 1:30, 2:30, & 3:30 p.m., U-M Natural History Museum, 1109 Geddes at North University. $5. 764–0478. [map]
(George Hill 1973). When two small-time con men stumble into serious crime, it’s all they can do to stay a step ahead. Paul Newman, Robert Redford.
1:30 p.m. (June 10) & 7 p.m. (June 12), Michigan Theater. $10 (children under 12, students with ID, seniors age 55 & older, & U.S. veterans, $8; MTF members, $7.50; films before 6 p.m., $7). 668-TIME. [map]