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.
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.
"Love and Honor", a movie with many connections to the Ann Arbor community, opens Friday at the Michigan Theater.
The movie marks the directorial debut of Danny Mooney, an Ann Arbor actor and filmmaker who graduated from Pioneer High School and the University of Michigan.
Much of the film was shot in Ann Arbor. It tells the story of a soldier who gets a "Dear John" letter while serving in Vietnam. He and his buddy decide to travel halfway around the world to return to Ann Arbor in the hopes of changing the girl's mind.