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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.

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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  Opening Downtown

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.

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


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

More Screens, More Films!

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WEMU's David Fair and Michigan Theater Executive Director Russ Collings present this week's edition of Cinema Chat!

  The 52nd Ann Arbor Film Festival is underway and will run through Sunday. In this week's edition of Cinema Chat, most of the discussion centers on all you can see and experience at this years festival. 


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The 52nd annual Ann Arbor Film Festival kicked off last night at the Michigan Theater with a variety of short films, including three North American premieres and a world premiere.

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There is plenty of Hollywood and movie related news this week, and there are some new films opening this weekend. 89.1 WEMU's David Fair and Michigan Theater Executive Director and CEO, Russ Collins, have the breakdown for you. It's Cinema Chat and you can listen right here:

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In this day-after Christmas installment of Cinema Chat, Michigan Theater Executive Director Russ Collins begins his conversation with WEMU's David Fair discussing the upcoming awards season.

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There are some great movies  opening up this week! In this week's installment of Cinema Chat, WEMU's David Fair and Michigan Theater Director Russ Collins look into those. The conversation first covers some news out of Hollywood and Ann Arbor. Cinema Chat is a regular feature heard each Thursday during Morning Edition on 89.1 WEMU.

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Every Thursday is movie day on WEMU's Morning Edition. David Fair is typically joined by Michigan Theater Executive Director Russ Collins for the weekly feature, Cinema Chat. Russ is away this week, so instead, David spoke with Michigan Theater Program Director Amanda Bynum! 

David and Amanda cover a lot of ground, including a movie shooting on the Eastern Michigan University Campus, the political ramifications of screening movies in the White House, and of course, discussion of the movies available to you over the coming weekend.  You can listen to the entire conversation below.

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It's a busy weekend in Washtenaw County. Among other things, both Eastern Michigan and Michigan have home football games. And, of course, there are new and returning movies available to you. 

In this week's installment of WEMU's "Cinema Chat", David Fair and Russ Collins cover your options. First, the conversation begins with the possibility the State Theater will soon morph into a different kind of business. For details, listen below, and say "good morning" to Russ Collins!

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After a week away, Michigan Theater Executive Director Russ Collins made his return to Cinema Chat, and sat down with WEMU's David Fair to discuss Hollywood news and new movie offerings. 

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There are some quality movie offerings available in the area this week. In This week's edition of Cinema chat, WEMU's David Fair talks with  Michigan Theater Program director Amanda Bynum about the highlights. 

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