He lay on the floor with four bullets in his body only minutes after making a call to police. Six minutes after Colin Goddard, a 21-year Virginia Tech senior, made the call, police arrived, probably saving dozens of lives. The sad news — 32 were already dead, 17 more wounded. Goddard hasn’t wasted his four years since a legally mentally ill student armed with two handguns and 400 rounds of ammo tore apart hundreds of lives — he’s made an amazing recovery, and waged a war against gun violence. The documentary Living For 32 — which screens at the Michigan Theater on Thursday, November 10 at 7:30pm — follows Goddard volunteering for the Brady Campaign to Prevent Gun Violence and trying to prove how easy it is to buy a gun. Hard proof. Proof you can only get by walking into a gun show with a wad of cash and no ID. $9. Michigan Theater, 603 Liberty St. 734-668-8463.
Nevertheless Film Festival opens in mid July in Ann Arbor, and Current sat down with festival founder Meredith Finch to talk about what makes this film festival unique. The festival’s name is inspired by the phrase “Nevertheless, she persisted,” spoken by Sen. Majority Leader Mitch McConnell when justifying his move to silence Sen. Elizabeth Warren
“A vision of Now” is part of a line from the Go-Go’s song “Vision of Nowness”, featured in their new jukebox musical, Head Over Heels.
Ann Arbor Restaurant Week, a semiannual event starting Sunday, June 9, is the perfect time to try something new (or settle into your stand-by favorites with deep discounts).
Master printmaker and experimental artist Takeshi Takahara is a restless spirit. Rather than working comfortably within established print traditions, he prefers to skate near the edge of the unknown.