Cinema Chat

Every Thursday

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.

Top Ten Films of 2012

Jan 3, 2013

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.

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

Cinema Chat

Oct 4, 2012

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

Cinema Chat

Sep 27, 2012

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

Cinema Chat

Sep 13, 2012

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.

Cinema Chat

Sep 6, 2012

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

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.

Beers, Brats, Music, and Movies

Jul 19, 2012
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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!

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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 Con and Movies

Jul 5, 2012

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

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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.

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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.

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 Film Festival

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

Cinema Chat

May 10, 2012

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.

Cinema Chat

May 3, 2012

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

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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!

Cinetopia Preview

Apr 19, 2012
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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!

Cinema Chat

Apr 12, 2012

Hunger Games director may not direct sequel; more Hollywood buzz;  Three Stooges, Cabin in the Woods, new openings downtown, and much more on this week's Cinema Chat from WEMU.

Cinema Chat

Apr 5, 2012

Salmon Fishing in the Yemen, a Grande Ballroom documentary, Razzie results, new openings, and special screenings on this week's Cinema Chat from WEMU.

Cinema Chat

Mar 8, 2012

Oscar nominees and winners opening downtown; new releases at the cineplexes, special screenings, and an Ann Arbor Film Festival preview on this week's Cinema Chat from WEMU.

Cinema Chat

Mar 1, 2012

Oscar review, Oscar winners at the Michigan,  new openings downtown, and at least a couple of new releases on this week's Cinema Chat from WEMU.

Cinema Chat

Feb 23, 2012

Oscars this weekend!  Michigan Theater Executive Director Russ Collins makes his picks on this week's Cinema Chat from WEMU.

Cinema Chat

Feb 16, 2012

Oscars coming up, film festival winding down, and a tremendous variety of special screenings coming your way on this week's Cinema Chat from WEMU.

Cinema Chat

Feb 9, 2012

More Film Festivals than you can count!  New openings downtown, and new releases too.  Cinema Chat from WEMU features the Executive Director of the Michigan Theater in Ann Arbor, Russ Collins.

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