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Tuesday, June 17, 2014 from 6:30-8:30pm
Thursday, May 8, 2014 from 8-9:30pm
Irene Butter tells of her experience of living through the holocaust as a survivor not a victim. Sponsored by the Ann Arbor Jewish Film Festival.
Tuesday, October 22, 2013 from 7-8:30pm
A visit to the doctor can be traumatic enough. Now we learn about the “influencers” – the people you never see, but whose job it is to turn you into a compliant, pill popping, revenue generation unit. And at all costs. Doctored reveals the unseen tactics of these “influencers” in an investigation that leads to the highest levels of the American Medical Association (AMA) and reveals an alarming portrait of deception and criminality. Along the way we wonder: Is much of what we “know” about modern medicine just slick marketing from companies that profit when we’re in pain (or by putting us in pain)? Why aren’t we being told about the successes of natural therapies? Why do so many people think chiropractors are “quacks,” nutritional supplements a waste of money, and acupuncture a fringe therapy?
Wednesday, October 16, 2013 from 7-8:30pm
This event will only happen if 75 tickets are reserved. Reserve your tickets now at Tugg.com to help make it happen; tickets are $11.00. Unacceptable Levels examines the results of the chemical revolution of the 1940s through the eyes of affable filmmaker Ed Brown, a father seeking to understand the world in which he and his wife are raising their children. To create this debut documentary, one man and his camera traveled extensively to find and interview top minds in the fields of science, advocacy, and law. Weaving their testimonies into a compelling narrative, Brown presents us with the story of how the chemical revolution brought us to where we are, and of where, if we’re not vigilant, it may take us.
Wednesday, October 16, 2013 from 6:30-9:30pm
A passionate argument on behalf of the middle class, Inequality for All features Robert Reich—professor, best-selling author, and Clinton cabinet member—as he demonstrates how the widening income gap has a devastating impact on the American economy. The film is an intimate portrait of a man who’s overcome a great deal of personal adversity and whose lifelong goal remains protecting those who are unable to protect themselves. Through his singular perspective, Reich explains how the massive consolidation of wealth by a precious few threatens the viability of the American workforce and the foundation of democracy itself. In this Inconvenient Truth for the economy, Reich uses humor and a wide array of facts to explain how the issue of economic inequality affects each and every one of us. 85 minutes. Rated PG.
Wednesday, October 9, 2013 from 7-8:30pm
This award-winning documentary examines the apartheid analogy commonly used to describe the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. Roadmap to Apartheid is as much a historical documentation of the rise and fall of apartheid in South Africa, as it is a film about why many Palestinians feel they are living in an apartheid system today, and why an increasing number of people around the world agree with them. There will be brief presentations by and Q&A following the film with Sam Bahour, Managing Partner of Applied Information Management in Ramallah, Palestine, and Barbara Harvey, Detroit labor lawyer and co-founder of Jewish Voice for Peace – Detroit Chapter. Advance tickets available at TicketWeb.com
Monday, October 7, 2013 from 7-8:30pm
In 1964, with the Cuban Missile Crisis fresh in viewers’ minds, the Cold War at its frostiest, and the hydrogen bomb relatively new and frightening, Stanley Kubrick dared to make a film about what could happen if the wrong person pushed the wrong button — and played the situation for laughs. Dr. Strangelove’s jet-black satire (from a script by director Stanley Kubrick, Peter George, and Terry Southern) and a host of superb comic performances (including three from Peter Sellers) have kept the film fresh and entertaining, even as its issues have become (slightly) less timely. Loaded with thermonuclear weapons, a U.S. bomber piloted by Maj. T.J. “King” Kong (Slim Pickens) is on a routine flight pattern near the Soviet Union when they receive orders to commence Wing Attack Plan R, best summarized by Maj. Kong as “Nuclear combat! Toe to toe with the Russkies!” On the ground at Burpleson Air Force Base, Group Capt. Lionel Mandrake (Peter Sellers) notices nothing on the news about America being at war. Gen. Jack D. Ripper (Sterling Hayden) calmly informs him that he gave the command to attack the Soviet Union because it was high time someone did something about fluoridation, which is sapping Americans’ bodily fluids. Meanwhile, President Merkin Muffley (Sellers again) meets with his top Pentagon advisors, including super-hawk Gen. Buck Turgidson (George C. Scott), who sees this as an opportunity to do something about Communism in general and Russians in particular. However, the ante is upped considerably when Soviet ambassador de Sadesky (Peter Bull) informs Muffley and his staff of the latest innovation in Soviet weapons technology: a “Doomsday Machine” that will destroy the entire world if the Russians are attacked. ~ Mark Deming, Rovi 1964. 95 minutes. Rated PG. Advance tickets at TicketWeb.com
Friday, October 4, 2013 at 6pm through Thursday, October 10, 2013 at 10pm
6pm through Thursday, October 10 at 10pm
Opens Friday, October 4. Special panel discussion on Tuesday, October 8. A passionate argument on behalf of the middle class, Inequality for All features Robert Reich—professor, best-selling author, and Clinton cabinet member—as he demonstrates how the widening income gap has a devastating impact on the American economy. The film is an intimate portrait of a man who’s overcome a great deal of personal adversity and whose lifelong goal remains protecting those who are unable to protect themselves. Through his singular perspective, Reich explains how the massive consolidation of wealth by a precious few threatens the viability of the American workforce and the foundation of democracy itself. In this Inconvenient Truth for the economy, Reich uses humor and a wide array of facts to explain how the issue of economic inequality affects each and every one of us. 85 minutes. Rated PG.
Thursday, September 26, 2013 from 7:30-8:30pm
Cancer Surgeons become a rock band. Patients become fans. Music can change the journey. N.E.D. or No Evidence of Disease, the words every patient dreams to hear, is a rock band of 6 GYN cancer surgeons outraged by the wall of silence surrounding their field. This intimate, yet boldly energizing film interweaves the harrowing experiences and remarkable courage of women, devoted families, and dedicated doctors. As music and medicine join forces in the fight for life, the struggle for survival is infused with heart, hope and Rock ‘n’ Roll. Brought to you by the award-winning Spark Media, N.E.D. expands our understanding of critical health issues for women and empowers everyone to get involved. Click link to listen to N.E.D.’s new song “Rhythm Heals”!
Sunday, September 22, 2013 at 7pm through Tuesday, September 24, 2013 at 9:30pm
7pm through Tuesday, September 24 at 9:30pm
Sunday September 22 7:15 & 9:45 Monday September 23 4:30 Tuesday September 24 9:45 It’s the dirty little secret of the War on Terror: all bets are off, and almost anything goes. We have fundamentally changed the rules of the game and the rules of engagement. Today drone strikes, night raids, and U.S. government–condoned torture occur in corners across the globe, generating unprecedented civilian casualties. Investigative reporter Jeremy Scahill (author of Blackwater: The Rise of the World’s Most Mercenary Army) traces the rise of the Joint Special Operations Command, the most secret fighting force in U.S. history, exposing operations carried out by men who do not exist on paper and will never appear before Congress. No target is off-limits for the JSOC “kill list,” even a U.S. citizen. Director Richard Rowley takes us on a chilling ride with whistle-blower Scahill. Dirty Wars is a battle cry for the soul and conscience of an America few of us know exists.