Don’t Miss These June Movies at the Michigan and State

You Hurt My Feelings stars Julia Louis-Dreyfus as a novelist whose marriage hits a rough patch after she overhears her husband give an honest reaction to her latest book. Directed by Nicole Holofcener (Can You Ever Forgive Me?), the film explores whether honesty is always a virtue, while satirizing our current cultural need to be overly supportive. 

This dramady poses the question, is being overly supportive actually helpful? Oscar nominee Tobias Menzies stars as Dreyfus’ husband with real life couple Amber Tamblyn and David Cross in supporting roles.   

“You Hurt My Feelings” is now playing at the State Theater. 

Asteroid Cityis Wes Anderson’s latest film, fresh from its debut at Cannes Film Festival. The film takes place in 1955, in a fictional town famous for its observatory. While hosting some junior high stargazers, their parents, and teachers, the town gets a “visitation” from a creature (which reviews do not reveal in detail) that throws the town into a giddy panic. 

The cast is a constellation of stars in its own right – Jason Schwartzman, Scarlett Johansson, Tom Hanks, Tilda Swinton, Edward Norton, Adrien Brody, and Bryan Cranston are just a few. Bright colors and whimsy abound. If you love Anderson’s work, this one’s for you. 

There will be a screening of “Astroid City” on June 22 at the Michigan Theater and it will open at the State Theatre on June 23. 

Are You There, God? It’s Me, Margarethas been an enduring classic novel for teenage girls for nearly 55 years. A coming-of-age story, both humorous and candid on the topic of girls on the verge of womanhood, the book finally gets the big screen treatment along with nearly universal positive reviews.Abby Ryder Fortson stars as the titular Margaret, with Rachel McAdams and Kathy Bates.

“Are You There, God? It’s Me, Margaret” is now playing at the Michigan Theater.

Juneteenth Free Movies

Go online to register for a free ticket to “I’m Not Your Negro” and “One Night in Miami” both playing at the State Theatre on June 16. This is sponsored by and presented in partnership with the University of Michigan Juneteenth Planning Committee.

Pride Series Highlights

Paris is Burning” will be playing at the Michigan Theater on June 3. One of the best documentaries on any subject full stop, the film focuses on drag queens and specifically the culture of elaborate balls that had sprung up in New York City in the 70s and 80s.

 Touching on issues of racism and poverty juxtaposed with the glamorous world of fashion that would shun these performers while simultaneously borrowing heavily from their culture, this is a landmark film with indelible, wise, very human subjects you never forget. 

The film endures because there’s much to relate to here even for those who aren’t a part of the LGBTQ culture. 

Velvet Goldmine” will be playing at the State Theatre on June 16. Todd Haynes film is a thinly veiled riff on David Bowie and Iggy Pop in its fictionalized story of glam rock star Brian Slade (Jonathan Rhys Myers), the man who discovered him (Ewan McGregor), and reporter/former fan (Christian Bale) who tries to track down the missing pop star a decade later.

More movies playing in June 

Devil in a Blue Dress” will play at the State Theatre on June 25 and 27. Director Carl Franklin’s follow up to his breakout hit, “One False Move,” ”Devil in a Blue Dress” is a noir throwback starring Denzel Washington as “Easy” Rawlins, a WWII veteran hired to find a missing white woman hiding out in LA’s black community who gets caught up in a murderous political scandal. 

Jennifer Beals co-stars as the femme fatale and Tom Sizemore lends his usual strong supporting role. Made in 1995, the film is unique in terms of its narration from a black character’s point of view not seen often in traditional noir of the 40s and 50s. 

Safety Last!” will have a free screening at the Michigan Theater on June 13. 

See Harold Lloyd’s silent comedy classic with live accompaniment from Organist Andrew Rogers. 

Reserve a free ticket now!

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