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Diamonds by the Decade: U-M Center for Japanese Studies Celebrates 75 Years

The University of Michigan’s Center for Japanese Studies (CJS) has been screening Japanese films since the 1960s. One of the longest running Japanese film...

“Hocus Pocus” plays at the Michigan Theatre Oct. 23

Upon its initial release in 1993, Disney’s supernatural, family-friendly comedy “Hocus Pocus” performed poorly at the box office. However, thanks in part to multiple annual...

Detroit native serves as showrunner of “The Winchesters” series

Detroit native Robbie Thompson described “The Winchesters” – which recently debuted on The CW – as the “Supernatural” version of “How I Met Your...

Filmmakers have until Oct. 14 to submit to the Ann Arbor Film Festival 

The Ann Arbor Film Festival (AAFF) has extended their call for entries to Oct. 14. The deadline was previously Sept. 30. This extension offers...

Learn About Downtown Ann Arbor’s Vibrant Murals

  Ann Arbor Art Center (A2AC) is finishing up its scheduled live, in-person “Mocha + Murals: Walking Mural Tours,” but has a related upcoming talk...

New Fall Films Arrive at the State and Michigan Theaters

Now that summer has officially ended, it’s the end of September and we’re into the Fall season of new movie releases.  The State and Michigan...

Local Woman Receives Television Academy Foundation Internship

Twenty-seven-year-old Jessica Curney of Wixom, Michigan, a military veteran who at one point in her life experienced homelessness, has received her first big career...

Michigan Filmmaker Transforms Old West Attraction into Year-Round “HorrorTown”

A spooky new attraction is coming to Onstead, Michigan — and not just for Halloween. The Old West Stagecoach Stop at Irish Hills is being...

The Thunder Rolls: Actors, Director Discuss Thor: Love and Thunder

For Oscar winner Natalie Portman, it was surreal for her to not only return to the Marvel Cinematic Universe, reprising her role as Dr....

A pioneering feminist filmmaker looks back

A conversation with Ariel Dougherty is both inspirational and enlightening. She has been at the apex of women's films, both in terms of women...

Filmmaker endows new award at Ann Arbor Fest

A conversation with Amy Moore is peppered with references to her love for both film and Africa. This is fitting, as her generosity has...