Cinema Chat

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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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9:22 am
Thu June 13, 2013

Cinema Chat: Frances Ha, Before Midnight, Man of Steel and More!

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Michigan Theater Executive Director Russ Collins paid his weekly visit with David Fair for this week's installment of Cinema Chat, and began the conversation discussing the return of one of the University of Michigan's most successful exports to Hollywood.

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Arts
9:19 am
Fri June 7, 2013

Cinema Chat: Cinetopia Film Festival Special Edition

The 2nd annual Cinetopia Film Festival kicked off in Ann Arbor Thursday night and will run right through the weekend. With so much to cover, a second installment of Cinema Chat this week seemed appropriate and needed! In this bonus edition, WEMU's David Fair is joined by Michigan Theater Executive Director Russ Collins and Michigan Theater Program Director Amanda Bynum. Additionally, there is a special appearance by Richmond Arquette! Richmond is the co-star of the film, "This is Martin Bonner."  The film will be shown twice at Cinetopia, the first of which is 9:30 tonight. 

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8:28 am
Thu June 6, 2013

Cinema Chat: The Cinetopia Film Festival

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In this week's installment of "Cinema Chat" David fair, Russ Collins and Amanda Bynum discuss the 2nd annual Cinetopia Film festival, which kicks off tonight. 

It’s Here!  Cinetopia 2013

45 films (including two free films at a Rooftop Theater on top of the Maynard Street Parking Structure) will be shown.  Over 30 filmmakers are in town – directors, cinematographers, producers and stars. And Cinetopia will take place in both Ann Arbor and Detroit.

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Movies and more
9:16 am
Thu May 30, 2013

Cinema Chat: Cinetopia Approaches, Transforming Loss

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In this week's installment of "Cinema Chat", WEMU's David Fair finds out more about the rapidly approaching "Cinetopia Film Festival" and talks with Julie Stotler of The Kite Network.  the Kite Network is sponsoring tonight's Michigan Theater showing of the documentary, "Transforming Loss", but only after recognizing Russ Collins birthday!

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Arts and Entertainment
8:33 am
Thu May 16, 2013

Cinema Chat: Into the Woods, Star Trek Into Darkness and More

There are new films opening in the are this week, and it is the season for film festivals. In this week's installment of "Cinema Chat"  WEMU's David Fair and Michigan Theater Executive Director Russ Collins cover all of it for you, beginning with discussion of a new, lavish movie musical that's in the works.

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Movies and More
9:06 am
Thu May 9, 2013

Cinema Chat: The Great Gatsby, From Up on Poppy Hill, Mud, and more!

The Great Gatsby  opens in theaters this weekend!  In this week's installment of  Cinema Chat, WEMU's David Fair and  Russ Collins discuss several film options for the weekend and preview the upcoming Cinetopia Film Festival. The conversation began, however, with some sad news out of Hollywood.

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Movies and More
9:36 am
Thu April 25, 2013

Cinema Chat: The Cannes Fest, Great Gatsby, Cinetopia, and more!

Cannes Film Festival set to open,  The Great Gatsby, Cinetopia, and more on this week's Cinema Chat from WEMU.

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Movies and More
9:31 am
Thu April 18, 2013

Cinema Chat: Cinetopia Film Festival details released; Star Wars; and more

Cinetopia International Film Festival scheduled for June 6-9 in Ann Arbor, Detroit

Star Wars galore!  Michigan premieres!  Lights, cameras, action!  It's Cinema Chat from WEMU.

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Movies and more
10:15 am
Thu March 28, 2013

Cinema Chat: Love and Honor, the Oscars, Bond, Star Wars and more

Oscars moving for the Olympics; New Star Wars news; new openings downtown, and much more on this week's Cinema Chat from WEMU.

Amanda Bynum is Director of Programming and Education at the Michigan Theater in Ann Arbor. 

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Movies & More
8:41 am
Thu March 21, 2013

Cinema Chat: The Ann Arbor Film Festival

The 51st annual Ann Arbor Film Festival is underway.   Everything you need to know about it is on this week's Cinema Chat from WEMU.

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Movies and More
9:30 am
Thu March 14, 2013

Festival Central: AA Film Fest, New Releases & More

This week's Cinema Chat from WEMU is film festival central, plus new openings downtown and new releases at the cineplexes.

Ann Arbor Film Festival

SXSW

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Movies and More
8:35 am
Thu March 7, 2013

Cinema Chat: Ann Arbor Film Fest and more

The latest Star Wars news, the yellow brick road returns, upcoming Ann Arbor Film Fest, special screenings and new openings downtown, and much more on this week's Cinema Chat from WEMU. 

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Movies and More
8:48 am
Thu February 28, 2013

Cinema Chat: Oscars in Review

Reviewing the Oscars and the Razzies;  a special screening of Hitchock's 'Marnie';  plus new openings downtown, and at the cineplexes on this week's Cinema Chat from WEMU.

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Movies and More
9:35 am
Thu February 21, 2013

Cinema Chat: Guide to the Oscars

More about the Oscars, including Russ's sure-fire winners; Oscar nominee shorts at the Michigan, and new openings downtown and at the cineplexes.  It's all on this week's Cinema Chat from WEMU.

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Movies and more
9:26 am
Thu February 14, 2013

Cinema Chat: Sure-fire Oscar Picks

Sure-fire Oscar picks; great new openings downtown, and new releases too on this week's Cinema Chat from WEMU.

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8:40 am
Thu February 7, 2013

Cinema Chat: Russ Celebrates 30 Years at the Michigan Theater

Russ Collins and Deb Polich at the celebration of his 30th Anniversary as Michigan Theater director.

Oscar shorts; Star Wars spin-0ffs; new releases, and a celebration on this week's Cinema Chat from WEMU, featuring the Executive Director of the Michigan Theater in Ann Arbor, Russ Collins.

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Cinema Chat
11:27 am
Thu January 31, 2013

Cinema Chat: Sundance in A2

  Russ and Amanda are back from Utah with all the highlights of the Sundance Film Festival on this week's Cinema Chat from WEMU.

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Sundance Preview
7:00 am
Fri January 25, 2013

Cinema Chat: At Sundance

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  Michigan Theater Executive Director Russ Collins and Program Director Amanda Bynum report in from  Park City, Utah, where they're attending the Sundance Film Festival.  Hear about the movies they've seen so far, and what's ahead on this week's Cinema Chat from WEMU.

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8:39 am
Thu January 17, 2013

Cinema Chat: Off to the Sundance Film Festival

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Scoring Amanda's Oscar picks;  Sundance Film Festival underway; new openings downtown and much more on this week's Cinema Chat from WEMU.

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Movies and more
8:38 am
Thu January 10, 2013

Cinema Chat

It's the movie awards season and Michigan Theater Programming Director Amanda Bynum has the likely top picks on this week's Cinema Chat from WEMU.

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Cinema Chat
8:58 am
Thu January 3, 2013

Top Ten Films of 2012

Michigan Theater Program Director Amanda Bynum joins Russ Collins to discuss their picks for top-ten films of 2012 on this week's Cinema Chat from WEMU.

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Movies and more
10:24 am
Thu December 27, 2012

Best and Worst Films of 2012

The best and worst films of 2012 on this week's Cinema Chat from WEMU.

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Movies and more
9:38 am
Thu October 4, 2012

Cinema Chat

"Frankenweenie" is the word, and Michigan Theater Programming Director Amanda Bynum explains why on this week's Cinema Chat from WEMU.

Movies and more
8:56 am
Thu September 27, 2012

Cinema Chat

Three Corpse Circus

An Oscar boycott?   Looper, Three Corpse Circus, the latest buzz from Hollywood, and much much more on this week's Cinema Chat from WEMU.

Movies and more
9:12 am
Thu September 13, 2012

Cinema Chat

Detropia, Kubrick's first film coming to home video, Finding Nemo 3D, new openings downtown and more on this week's Cinema Chat from WEMU.

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