Calendar of Events
Screening of Judith Burdick's 2013 documentary about the grief journeys of 6 families who coped with devastating losses through helping others.
Michigan Theater. Tickets: $10 (children under 12, students with ID, seniors age 55 & older, & U.S. veterans, $8; MTF members, $7.50). thekitenetwork.org. michtheater.org, 668-TIME. [map]
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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. Apr, 26: Argo (Ben Affleck, 2012). Dramatization of the 1980 joint CIA-Canadian secret operation to extract six fugitive American diplomatic personnel out of revolutionary Iran. Ben Affleck. May 3: Skyfall (Sam Mendes, 2012). The Latest James Bond adventure. Daniel Craig, Judi Dench. May 10: The Life of Pi (Ang Lee, 2012). Adaptation of Vann Martel’s fable about a young man lost at sea in lifeboat with a fearsome Bengal tiger.May 17: Lincoln (Stephen Spielberg. 2012). Oscar-winning historical drama based on Doris Kerans Goodwin’s book Daniel Day-Lewis, Sally Field. May 24: Les Miserables (Tom Hooper, 2012). Adaptation of the Broadway musical, itself an adaptation of Victor Hugo’s sweeping epic of 19th-century Parisian life. Hugh Jackman, Russell Crowe, Anne Hathaway. May 31: Brave (Mark Andrews, Brenda Chapman, & Steve Purcell, 2012). Animated fable about a Princess who must rely on her bravery and archery skills to undo a beastly curse..
12:30 p.m., Chelsea Senior Center, 512 Washington, Chelsea. Free; donations accepted. 475-9242. [map]
Film screenings followed by discussion. Apr. 26: Sedona (Tommy Stovall, 2011) Comedy-drama about the unexpected spiritual experiences of a lawyer and an ad executive visiting Sedona, Arizona.May 31: Brother Sun, Sister Moon (Franco Zeffirelli, 1972) Biopic about St. Francis. The soundtrack features songs by Donovan. June 28: Compassion in Emptiness ((Dalai Lama, 2011) Video of 2 talks on selflessness by the Dalai Lama. Followed by discussion. .
7 p.m., Jewel Heart (1129 Oak Valley Dr. between Ann Arbor-Saline Rd. & Ellsworth). Free. 994-3387.
Every Sat. & Sun. Three different audiovisual planetarium shows. The Sky Tonight (11:30 a.m. Sat. and 1:30 & 3:30 p.m. Sat. & Sun.) is an exploration of the current night sky. Cosmic Colors (Sat. 12:30 p.m.) is an audiovisual journey across the entire electromagnetic spectrum that explores the reasons for color, the nature of X-rays, and more. Stars to Starfish (Sat. & Sun. 2:30 p.m.) is an animated show that compares the exploration of the universe of outer space with the exploration of the Earth’s oceans.
11:30 a.m. and 12:30, 1:30, 2:30, & 3:30 p.m., Natural History Museum, 1109 Geddes at North University. $5. 764–0478. [map]
Little Lake, a Democratic Learning Community for children, is screening several movies to spark conversation and discussion amongst parents and caregivers of children. The screenings show a counterexample to the student-led learning at Little Lake Learning Community, where the students and staff have full democratic participation in all aspects of learning and play. The movies being shown include Race to Nowhere (May 5th), Free to Learn (May 19th), Where do the Children Play? (June 2nd), and Schooling the World (June 16th). Each movie is a provocative presentation on the ills of dominant corporate education. Seasoned LLLC facilitators will lead the discussions.
Little Lake Learning Community (@ Episcopal Church of the Incarnation), 3257 Lohr Rd. Free. email@example.com. firstname.lastname@example.org https://sites.google.com/site/littlelakefs/ [map]