Cinephiles can easily become afflicted with a serious need for pop-film candy. For all the appreciation given to highbrow cinema there are still sweet-tooth cravings for the kiss kiss bang bang of well done camp. And no other director embraces the B-movie aesthetic and transforms it to A+ solid gold than true movie buff turned auteur Quentin Tarantino. Feed your need for pop-culture sweetness with a heavy portion of Tarantino films this September at the State Theater. First, revel in his talkie shoot-em-up Reservoir Dogs on the 10th, veg out on the iconic cultural decadence of Pulp Fiction on the 17th, and stuff yourself with a double feature of his kung-fu masterpiece Kill Bill Volumes 1 & 2 on the 24th. All of his films are modern classics, so indulge in the juicy dialogue and enjoy his mastery of the nonlinear storyline. 11:59pm. 734-761-8667. 233 S. State. www.michigantheater.org.
I’ve been writing for The Current for almost 10 years now…, which is crazy to think about. But I’ve known musician Jeffrey Freer for longer than that, from previous bands as well as some of his solo material. He was an Ypsilanti and an Ann Arbor regular for years, but moved away for a spell.
Terry Holbrook heads home from downtown Ann Arbor to Dexter after working his shift as a video editor. It’s a winter night. The highway is icy. The car ahead skids, then crashes. Terry, the everyman in author Mark Beyer’s new page-turner crime thriller, Hired Man, pulls over and rushes to the aid of the injured
“Heathers”, the 2014 musical based on the 1989 movie starring Winona Ryder, will be presented by Ann Arbor Civic Theatre from June 7th-10th at the Lydia Mendelssohn Theatre.