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Host David Fair sits down with Michigan Theater Executive Director Russ Collins for a most entertaining conversation on movies, culture and live events to be experienced in the local area.

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Cinema Chat
9:23 am
Thu July 24, 2014

Cinema Chat: 'A Most Wanted Man', 'Hercules', 'And So It Goes', 'Sing-A-Long Wizard Of Oz' And More

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Movie Openings, Hollywood News And Cinema-Focused Conversation   

Cinema Chat for 7/24/2014 with David Fair and Russ Collins

  Opening Downtown

In “A Most Wanted Man” a half-Chechen, half-Russian, brutally tortured immigrant turns up in Hamburg’s Islamic community, laying claim to his father’s ill-gotten fortune, forcing both German and US security agencies to take close interest. 

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Cinema Chat
8:51 am
Thu July 10, 2014

'Hellion', 'Third Person', 'The German Doctor' And 'Dawn Of The Planet Of The Apes'

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There are a number of good films opening in the area this weekend, and plenty of Hollywood news to discuss. It's all here in this week's installment of Cinema Chat. 

Cinema Chat with WEMU's David Fair and Michigan Theater Program Director Amanda Bynum

Opening at the Multiplex

In “Dawn of the Planet of the Apes,” a growing nation of genetically evolved apes is threatened by a band of human survivors of the devastating virus unleashed a decade earlier. They reach a fragile peace, but it proves short-lived, as both sides are brought to the brink of a war that will determine who will emerge as Earth's dominant species. “Dawn of the Planet of the Apes” opens Friday.

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Cinema Chat
8:44 am
Thu June 5, 2014

Cinema Chat: Cinetopia, '1982', 'Edge of Tomorrow', 'The Fault In Our Stars' And More

The Cinetopia Film Festival is underway! In this week's edition of Cinema chat, WEMU's David Fair and Michigan Theater Executive Director Russ Collins fill you on all there is to see at the festival and beyond.

Cinetopia starts tonight in Ann Arbor with screenings of “1982,” “The Skeleton Twins” & John Sayles’ “Go For Sisters!”

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Cinema Chat
8:41 am
Thu May 29, 2014

Cinema Chat: Cinetopia, 'Maleficent', 'A Million Ways To Die In The West' And More

The Cinetopia Film Festival runs June 4th-8th in Ann Arbor and Detroit.
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Cinetopia is almost here!

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Cinema Chat
8:52 am
Thu May 8, 2014

Cinema Chat: Cinetopia, 'Neighbors', 'Dom Hemingway', 'Only Lovers Left Alive' And More

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The Cinetopia Festival, taking place in Ann Arbor and Detroit June 4-8, features the best feature-length dramas, comedies, and documentaries selected from the world’s outstanding film festivals, including Sundance, Cannes, Toronto, and Berlin. The Cinetopia Festival Schedule is now online, Tickets On Sale May 9

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Arts
10:08 am
Thu May 1, 2014

Cinema Chat: Jewish Film Festival, Nymphomaniac, Elaine Stritch, and more!

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Cinetopia Returns!

The third annual Cinetopia International Film Festival returns to Ann Arbor and Detroit starting June 4th and running until the 8th! Featuring the best feature-length dramas, comedies, and documentaries from the best film festivals around the world, including Sundance, Cannes, Toronto, and Berlin, this year’s festival will have 110 screenings at 10 venues throughout Detroit and Ann Arbor, including Detroit Film Theatre at the Detroit Institute of Arts, College for Creative Studies, Charles H. Wright Museum of African American History, and the Michigan Theater, State Theater, and University of Michigan’s Modern Languages Building. The complete film schedule will be announced on May 1st. Tickets and passes go on sale to the general public on Friday, May 9th. Visit cinetopiafestival.org for more information!

And Cinetopia is not the only Film Festival coming soon: The Jewish Film Festival, May 4-8

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Cinema Chat
8:21 am
Thu April 24, 2014

Cinema Chat: Cinetopia, Locke, The Lunchbox, The Other Woman and More

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WEMU's David Fair and Michigan Theater Executive Director and CEO Russ Collins present this week's edition of Cinema Chat!

CINETOPIA -- The Best Films From the World’s Best Film Festivals -- June 4-8, Detroit/Ann Arbor

More Screens, More Films!

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Arts
8:24 am
Thu April 17, 2014

Cinema Chat: MTV Movie Awards, Le-Weekend, Under The Skin, Heaven Is For Real and More

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WEMU's David Fair and Michigan Theater Executive Director Russ Collings present this week's edition of Cinema Chat!   

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Movies
4:26 am
Fri April 4, 2014

Cinema Chat: Cinetopia Expansion, The Grand Budapest Hotel, Captain America and More

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Cinetopia International Film Festival scheduled for June 4-8 in Detroit, Ann Arbor - More days, venues, screenings, and programs on tap for 2014

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Cinema Chat
9:01 am
Thu March 27, 2014

Cinema Chat: The 52nd Ann Arbor Film Festival, Grand Budapest Hotel, Noah and More

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  The 52nd Ann Arbor Film Festival is underway and will run through Sunday. In this week's edition of Cinema Chat, most of the discussion centers on all you can see and experience at this years festival. 

    

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Cinema Chat
8:17 pm
Thu March 6, 2014

Cinema Chat: Post Academy Awards Edition

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 There is plenty of Hollywood and movie related news this week, and there are some new films showing this weekend. 89.1 WEMU's David Fair and Michigan Theater Executive Director and CEO, Russ Collins, have the breakdown for you.

It's Cinema Chat and you can listen right here:

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Cinema Chat
10:04 am
Thu February 27, 2014

Cinema Chat: Academy Awards Weekend

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  There is plenty of Hollywood and movie related news this week, and there are some new films showing this weekend. 89.1 WEMU's David Fair and Michigan Theater Executive Director and CEO, Russ Collins, have the breakdown for you.

 

It's Cinema Chat and you can listen right here:

 

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Cinema Chat
8:55 am
Thu February 20, 2014

Cinema Chat: Berlin Film Festival, BAFTA, The Past, Pompeii, 3 Days To Kill And More

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There is plenty of Hollywood and movie related news this week, and there are some new films opening this weekend. 89.1 WEMU's David Fair and Michigan Theater Executive Director and CEO, Russ Collins, have the breakdown for you. It's Cinema Chat and you can listen right here:

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Cinema Chat
10:17 am
Thu February 13, 2014

Remembering Shirley Temple Black and Sid Caesar; Events for Your Valentine's Weekend

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This week's edition of Cinema Chat, Michigan Theater Director, Russ Collins sits down to talk with WEMU's Program Director, Patrick Campion to talk about about the latest upcoming movies downtown and around town. The conversation starts with a discussion on the impact of Shirley Temple on film and American culture.

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Cinema Chat is a regular feature heard each Thursday during Morning Edition on 89.1 WEMU.

 

SHIRLEY TEMPLE A GREAT, PINT-SIZED MOVIE STAR

Shirley Temple, Hollywood’s most famous child star ever, has died in Woodside, CA at the age of 85. The cause of death was not disclosed. She made her first appearance on the screen at the age of 3, and by the time she turned 13, she had already appeared in 46 feature films. She made seven movies in 1934 alone, including Bright Eyes, in which she sang the song with which she was most closely identified, “The Good Ship Lollipop.” She did a memorable tap dance with Bill “Bojangles” Robinson in the Civil War musical The Little Colonel. During the Great Depression, She was the top box-office attraction from 1935 through 1938. At one point, President Franklin Roosevelt famously declared, “As long as our country has Shirley Temple, we will be all right.” In middle age she was a diplomat to the UN and ambassador to Ghana and Czechoslovakia and finally chief of protocol at the State Department.

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Cinema Chat
11:54 am
Thu February 6, 2014

Charlie Chaplin's Novel, Death of Phillip Seymour Hoffman, Monuments Men and More!

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This week's edition of Cinema Chat, Michigan Theater Director, Russ Collins sits down to talk with WEMU's Program Director, Patrick Campion to talk about about the latest upcoming movies downtown and around town.

 

Cinema Chat is a regular feature heard each Thursday during Morning Edition on 89.1 WEMU.

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Arts
10:15 am
Thu January 30, 2014

Cinema Chat: Sundance, Hitchcock, Oscar Nominated Shorts, and more!

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In this week's edition of Cinema Chat, Michigan Theater Program Director, Amanda Bynum sits down to talk with 89.1 WEMU's David Fair about the latest upcoming movies downtown and around town.

The conversation first covers some news out of The Sundance Film Festival and in Ann Arbor. 

Cinema Chat is a regular feature heard each Thursday during Morning Edition on 89.1 WEMU.

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Arts
10:37 am
Thu January 23, 2014

Cinema Chat: Sundance Film Festival, I Frankenstein, The Invisible Woman

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The Sundance Film Festival is winding down. On this week's installment of  Cinema Chat, David Fair catches up with Michigan Theater Program Director Amanda Bynum to find out what's happening in Park City, Utah. Amanda and Michigan Theater Director Russ Collins have been scouring the festival to identify movies they can bring back to Ann Arbor and the Cinetopia Film Festival.

Have they? Give it a listen to find out!

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Arts & Culture
12:11 pm
Fri January 17, 2014

Cinema Chat Sundance Edition: Hitchcock on the Big Screen

James Stewart and Kim Novak star in Alfred Hitchcock's 1958 masterpiece "Vertigo."
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  Listen to Amanda Bynum and David Fair on 89.1 WEMU’s Cinema Chat:

Each week, Cinema Chat host David Fair, sits down with Michigan Theater Executive Director Russ Collins for a most entertaining conversation on movies, culture and live events to be experienced downtown and around town. However, this week, The Michigan Theater's Program Director, Amanda Bynum fills in for Russ while they are away for the Sundance Film Festival in Park City, Utah.

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Cinema Chat
11:02 am
Thu January 9, 2014

Cinema Chat: 'August: Osage County,' 'Inside Llewyn Davis' and more at the movies

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In this week's edition of Cinema Chat, Michigan Theater Program Director, Amanda Bynum sits down to talk with 89.1 WEMU's David Fair about the latest upcoming movies downtown and around town.

The conversation first covers some news out of Hollywood and Ann Arbor. Cinema Chat is a regular feature heard each Thursday during Morning Edition on 89.1 WEMU.

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Arts
12:41 pm
Thu January 2, 2014

Cinema Chat: Is The Man Who Is Tall Happy?' 'Spinning Plates' and more

Host David Fair sits down with Michigan Theater Executive Director Russ Collins for a most entertaining conversation on movies, culture and live events to be experienced in the Ypsi-Ann Arbor area each week.   Russ calls in for this edition of 89.1 WEMU's Cinema Chat due to the wintry road conditions. 

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Cinema Chat
8:29 am
Thu December 26, 2013

Cinema Chat: Golden Globes, Oscars, Nebraska, Philomena and More

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In this day-after Christmas installment of Cinema Chat, Michigan Theater Executive Director Russ Collins begins his conversation with WEMU's David Fair discussing the upcoming awards season.

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Education
2:51 pm
Sat December 21, 2013

EMU Alum and Commencent Speaker, Wesley Coller Discusses Career in the Arts

Producer Wesley Coller, who graduated from Eastern Michigan in 1999, gave the Dec. 21 commencement address.
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This week, Bob Eccles had the opportunity to interview movie producer and EMU grad Wesley Coller, who's giving the commencement speech this weekend at Eastern Michigan University. They discussed how Coller's educational journey led to a career in the arts.

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Arts
11:31 am
Thu December 19, 2013

Cinema Chat: Saving Mr. Banks, American Hustle, It’s A Wonderful Life, and more!

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 In this week's installment of Cinema Chat,WEMU's Bob Eccles and Michigan Theater Director Russ Collins look into what's playing downtown and around town.

 

Cinema Chat is a regular feature heard each Thursday during Morning Edition on 89.1 WEMU.

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Arts
9:00 am
Thu December 12, 2013

Cinema Chat: Sundance Film Festival, Nebraska, Kill Your Darlings and More

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There are some great movies  opening up this week! In this week's installment of Cinema Chat, WEMU's David Fair and Michigan Theater Director Russ Collins look into those. The conversation first covers some news out of Hollywood and Ann Arbor. Cinema Chat is a regular feature heard each Thursday during Morning Edition on 89.1 WEMU.

Cinema Chat: 12/12/2013

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