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Russ Collins and the organization he heads, the Art House Convergence, made global news this week by agreeing to show the controversial movie 'The Interview'. Listen to the story, and read the letter to Sony, below, that created a viral response. 


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Once again, there is plenty of Hollywood news to cover! David Fair and Russ Collins have that and previews of this week's movie offerings in 'Cinema Chat'. 

  

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Award season is getting underway in the film industry, and some surprising titles are getting attention. In this week's edition of 'Cinema Chat', David fair and Russ Collins provide the news from Hollywood and cover the movies opening for you this weekend.

  

  The slate of films to open at the upcoming Sundance Film Festival is starting to take shape. In this week's edition of 'Cinema Chat', David Fair and Russ Collins cover the news from Hollywood and Park City, Utah and preview the slate of movies available to you this weekend. 

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It's a holiday edition of Cinema Chat! Michigan Theater Executive Director Russ Collins joins David Fair to discuss all of the movie offerings, and some pertinent Hollywood news, as well.


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There is plenty of Hollywood news to listen to in this week's installment of Cinema Chat. David Fair and Russ Collins cover that for you, and fill you in all your new movie options for the week.

                                                                                               

Nearly 100-year-old "Sherlock Holmes" Film Found in France!

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A heartbreakingly tragic story, an acting tour de force from a couple of Saturday Night Live alums and some unique film events and opportunities. It's all covered in this week's edition of "Cinema Chat."   

  

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In this week's installment of  "Cinema Chat", you get news from the Toronto Film Festival, predictions of a box office comeback in 2015 and an insiders look at how "Star Wars" presents Disney with a huge opportunity. Additionally, Michigan Theater Executive Director Russ Collins provides previews of this week's movie offerings. 

  

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Michigan Theater Executive Director and CEO, Russ Collins, has plenty of movie news and previews in "Cinema Chat" this week. 

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There are plenty of film previews for you in this week's edition of Cinema Chat. But, the conversation begins with a discussion of the ongoing Venice Film Festival. 


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Movie openings, special screenings and Hollywood news. It's all covered in this week's installment of Cinema Chat with Michigan Theater Executive Director and CEO Russ Collins!   

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This week's edition of Cinema Chat takes note of the passing of two Hollywood greats 

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A look back at the Traverse City Film Festival, Hollywood news, movie openings, special screenings and more. Cinema Chat!

Cinema Chat begins with a discussion on efforts to preserve the art of making movies on film.  

  

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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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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. 

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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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For 15 years the Michigan Theater staff has helped choose and market films at Ann Arbor's State Theatre.  A deal reached today will have the Michigan own and operate the portion of the State Theatre that's currently used for movies.  

 

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

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Cinetopia is almost here!

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

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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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Legendary Bluesman B.B. King is scheduled to perform at the Michigan Theater in Ann Arbor on June 1st. He heads to town amid a rather sketchy performance in St. Louis over the weekend. Keep in mind, King is now 88-years old.  

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