Teachers don’t have it too easy these days. They face layoffs, a lack of supplies and staying updated on ever-changing technology, yet many of them can still do some pretty amazing things — like shaping lives. American Teacher, a feature-length documentary that follows four teachers from all over the country, was produced by 826michigan co-founders Dave Eggers and Ninive Calegari and will screen at the Michigan Theater on Wednesday, December 14. The evening is sponsored by — and will benefit — 826michigan, a non-profit writing and tutoring center. Jonathan Dearman, one of the documentary’s featured teachers, will be available for a public Q&A. $6. 7pm. Michigan Theater, 603 E. Liberty St. 734-761-3463. www.826michigan.com.
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.