A film for the ages

. May 2, 2012.

The truly magical thing about E.T.: the Extra Terrestrial is that it's a film you grew up with, but, unlike a slew of other whimsical kid-magnet flicks, you can continue to appreciate it as an adult for non-nostalgic reasons. In the Spielberg classic — screening at the State Theater as a midnight showing on May 5 — there are enough imagination-fueled light-hearted moments for a pre-teen to watch it 52 times a year, but also substance to make you think: Are we, as a society, too afraid of things we don't understand? And do we slowly lose basic levels of compassion and acceptance as we age and conform with the world? $10. 11:59pm. State Theater, 233 South State St. 734-761-8667. www.michtheater.com

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