He lay on the floor with four bullets in his body only minutes after making a call to police. Six minutes after Colin Goddard, a 21-year Virginia Tech senior, made the call, police arrived, probably saving dozens of lives. The sad news — 32 were already dead, 17 more wounded. Goddard hasn’t wasted his four years since a legally mentally ill student armed with two handguns and 400 rounds of ammo tore apart hundreds of lives — he’s made an amazing recovery, and waged a war against gun violence. The documentary Living For 32 — which screens at the Michigan Theater on Thursday, November 10 at 7:30pm — follows Goddard volunteering for the Brady Campaign to Prevent Gun Violence and trying to prove how easy it is to buy a gun. Hard proof. Proof you can only get by walking into a gun show with a wad of cash and no ID. $9. Michigan Theater, 603 Liberty St. 734-668-8463.
DIYpsi Aug 18 & Aug 19 at ABC Microbrewery I’ve detected an increasing amount of positive energy generating from the independent arts community of Ypsilanti over the last several years, grassroots efforts that stoke a sense of pride and celebration of the local culture scene, from First Fridays and Bona Sera, to the Threads All
If you missed Eighth Grade at Cinetopia, it’s finally officially playing this week at The State! Eighth Grade is this generation’s Sixteen Candles, Breakfast Club, and Welcome To The Dollhouse. If you’ve wondered what adolescence in the digital age is like, this movie’s strength is capturing Generation Z middle school life—while remaining universal.
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When performing plays, actors use props, costumes and set pieces to immerse themselves in the story. Spinning Dot Theatre repertory company members Aya Aziz and Forrest Hejkal, who star in the North American premiere of Chelsea Woolley’s two-hander, The Mountain, had extra help preparing to portray children on a playground; they did some of their