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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9:35 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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Movies and more
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.

Movies and more
9:39 am
Thu September 6, 2012

Cinema Chat

Toronto Film Festival gets underway; new releases, special screenings and more on this week's Cinema Chat from WEMU.

Festivals and News
9:18 am
Thu July 26, 2012

Holy Box Office, Batman!

David and Russ talk about the Traverse City Film Festival, new releases, the latest Hollywood buzz and the Aurora theater shooting this week on Cinema Chat.

Theater and Art
8:55 am
Thu July 19, 2012

Beers, Brats, Music, and Movies

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Amanda and David talk about movies and the Ann Arbor Art Fair. The Michigan Theater is still open during the Art Fair, so come on down!

Hobbits and Ice ages
9:26 am
Thu July 12, 2012

Remembering Ernest Borgnine and More

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David and Russ remember Ernest Borgnine and talk about The Hobbit this week on Cinema Chat. They also talk about Ice Age: Continental Drift and mumblecore movies.

Comic Books and More!
10:59 am
Thu July 5, 2012

Comic Con and Movies

David and Amanda talk about ComicCon and movies to go with it - or not - on this week's Cinema Chat from WEMU.

Weekend Movies
11:02 am
Thu June 14, 2012

Weekend Box Office Preview

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David and Russ talk about Rock of Ages, Hysteria, and more movies showing this weekend on this week's Cinema Chat from WEMU.

30 films, screened over four days
9:39 am
Thu June 7, 2012

Cinetopia International Film Festival at the Michigan Theater

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Cinetopia International Film Festival at the Michigan Theater

New movies and a Cinetopia wrap-up.

More than 30 films were screened over four days at Cinetopia. They were some of the brightest and the best of contemporary films playing the international festival circuit. Films were screened in the Michigan Theater’s historic auditorium, the State Theater and the University of Michigan’s Angell Hall; additional special 3D lecture was presented at the main branch of the Ann Arbor District Library.

Movies and Festival and Snow White, Oh My!
10:32 am
Thu May 31, 2012

Cinetopia and Snow White

Cinetopia International Film Festival at the Michigan Theater

David and Russ talk to Amanda Bynum, the director of Cinetopia International Film Festival at the Michigan Theater and discuss 'the year of Snow White' that seems to be sweeping through the theaters.

Cannes and Cinetopia
9:07 am
Thu May 24, 2012

Cannes Report Card

Cannes Film Festival

Russ and David talk today about the Cannes Film Festival. Also, Cinetopia is coming! Are you ready?

Movies and more
9:27 am
Thu May 10, 2012

Cinema Chat

Film festivals, new openings dowtown, and more.

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Cinema Chat from WEMU features the Executive

Director of the Michigan Theater in Ann Arbor,

Russ Collins.

Movies and more
9:37 am
Thu May 3, 2012

Cinema Chat

Find out more about Cinetopia on this week's Cinema Chat from WEMU.

Upcoming Movies and Cinetopia
9:13 am
Thu April 26, 2012

News, News, and More News!

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This week David and Russ talk about movie news this week - To Rome with Love, Skyfall, and more! Also, Cinetopia news!

Cannes and Cinetopia
9:42 am
Thu April 19, 2012

Cinetopia Preview

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Today, David and Russ talk about the Cannes Film Festival, and also talk in detail about some movies that are going to be at Cinetopia!

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