Teachers don’t have it too easy these days. They face layoffs, a lack of supplies and staying updated on ever-changing technology, yet many of them can still do some pretty amazing things — like shaping lives. American Teacher, a feature-length documentary that follows four teachers from all over the country, was produced by 826michigan co-founders Dave Eggers and Ninive Calegari and will screen at the Michigan Theater on Wednesday, December 14. The evening is sponsored by — and will benefit — 826michigan, a non-profit writing and tutoring center. Jonathan Dearman, one of the documentary’s featured teachers, will be available for a public Q&A. $6. 7pm. Michigan Theater, 603 E. Liberty St. 734-761-3463. www.826michigan.com.
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