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MARCH 1 2 3

State Theatre:
BirdmanR
1:30, 4:00, 6:30, 9:00 pm


Bijou by the Bay:
Still AlicePG-13
1:00, 3:30, 6:00, 8:30 pm

4

State Theatre: 25¢ Classic Matinee
Best Picture Winners

You Can’t Take It with YouNR
10:30 am

State Theatre:
BirdmanR
1:30, 4:00, 6:30, 9:00 pm


Bijou by the Bay:
Still AlicePG-13
1:00, 3:30, 6:00, 8:30 pm

5

State Theatre:
BirdmanR
1:30, 4:00, 6:30, 9:00 pm


Bijou by the Bay:
Still AlicePG-13
1:00, 3:30, 6:00, 8:30 pm

6

State Theatre:
CitizenfourR
1:30, 4:00, 6:30, 9:00 pm

State Theatre: Friday Night Flick
The Big LebowskiR
11:30 pm
Day of the Dude Party! Special Treats, Surprises, and Prizes!


Bijou by the Bay:
IdaPG-13
1:00, 3:00, 5:00, 7:00 pm

7

State Theatre: 25¢ Kids Matinee
The Book of LifePG
10:00 am

State Theatre:
CitizenfourR
1:30, 4:00, 6:30*, 9:00 pm


Bijou by the Bay:
IdaPG-13
1:00, 3:00, 5:00, 7:00 pm

*Record-Eagle Night

8

State Theatre:
CitizenfourR
1:00, 3:30, 6:00, 8:30 pm


Bijou by the Bay:
IdaPG-13
1:30, 4:00, 6:30 pm

9

State Theatre:
CitizenfourR
1:00, 3:30, 6:00, 8:30 pm


Bijou by the Bay:
IdaPG-13
1:30, 4:00, 6:30 pm

10

State Theatre:
CitizenfourR
3:00, 8:30 pm

State Theatre:
To Light a CandleNR
6:00 pm


Bijou by the Bay:
IdaPG-13
1:30, 3:30, 5:30, 8:00 pm

11

State Theatre: 25¢ Classic Matinee
Best Picture Winners

Ordinary PeopleR
10:30 am

State Theatre:
CitizenfourR
1:00, 3:30, 6:15, 8:45 pm


Bijou by the Bay:
IdaPG-13
1:30, 3:30, 5:30, 8:00 pm

12

State Theatre:
CitizenfourR
1:00, 3:30, 6:15, 8:45 pm


Bijou by the Bay:
IdaPG-13
1:30, 4:00, 6:00, 8:00 pm

13

State Theatre:
TBA

State Theatre: Friday Night Flick
Blade RunnerR
Time TBD


Bijou by the Bay:
TBA

14

State Theatre: 25¢ Kids Matinee
Night at the Museum: Secret of the TombPG
10:00 am

State Theatre:
TBA


Bijou by the Bay:
TBA

  • Admission at the Saturday morning kids matinees and the Wednesday morning classic matinees is 25 cents – the same price the State (then called the Lyric Theater) charged when it opened in 1916.
  • Tuesday is free popcorn day! Patrons may get a free small popcorn when attending any regularly priced movie at the State and Bijou on Tuesday.
  • Friday Night Flicks (cool and edgy films that play between 10 pm and 12 midnight on Friday) are just $3 or two for $5!
  • The State and Bijou box offices are open from one hour before the first show until approximately 9 pm daily.

BIRDMAN
Now Playing at the State Theatre

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2014/USA/R/119 min
Director: Alejandro González Iñárritu
Cast: Michael Keaton, Emma Stone, Naomi Watts, Zach Galifianakis

OSCAR WINNER FOR BEST PICTURE, BEST DIRECTOR, BEST ORIGINAL SCREENPLAY, AND BEST CINEMATOGRAPHY

A fading actor (Michael Keaton) best known for his portrayal of a popular superhero attempts to mount a comeback by appearing in a Broadway play. As opening night approaches, his attempts to become more altruistic, rebuild his career, and reconnect with friends and family prove more difficult than expected. Lindsay Duncan, Zach Galifianakis, and Edward Norton co-star in this black comedy from Biutiful director Alejandro González Iñárritu.

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“It’s powerfully clear that they all worked their asses of to make this complicated thrill ride look effortless. The result is one of the best times you’ll have at the movies this year– — heck might even be the best movie this year.”
- RogerEbert.com

“I’m jazzed by every daring, devastating, howlingly funny, how’d-they-do-that minute in ‘Birdman.’ Powered by Michael Keaton’s pinballing tour de force, Iñárritu’s cinematic whirlwind is an exhilarating high. No true movie lover would dare miss it.”
- Peter Travers, Rolling Stone

“It is exhilarating moviemaking, an out-of-the-blue masterwork that ranks as one of the best films of not just the year, but the decade, the century.”
- Steven Rea, Philadelphia Inquirer

“How can you not be in awe of the sheer physical achievement, of the intricate choreography of the actors and the camera, of the gung ho performances? When it ends you go, ‘Whew!’ It’s a triumph of vacuous virtuosity.”
- David Edelstein, New York Magazine

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STILL ALICE
Opening Friday at the Bijou by the Bay

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2014/USA/PG-13/101 min
Director: Richard Glatzer, Wash Westmoreland
Cast: Julianne Moore, Alec Baldwin, Kristen Stewart

OSCAR WINNER FOR BEST ACTRESS: JULIANNE MOORE

Alice Howland, happily married with three grown children, is a renowned linguistics professor who starts to forget words. When she receives a diagnosis of Early-Onset Alzheimer’s Disease, Alice and her family find their bonds thoroughly tested. Her struggle to stay connected to who she once was is frightening, heartbreaking, and inspiring.

“Ms. Moore shares her journey with boundless generosity. She makes you feel what it’s like to lose the wind beneath your wings.”
- Rex Reed, New York Observer

“The triumph of Still Alice is that it’s not about an illness; it’s about a person.”
- Stephanie Zacharek

“Julianne Moore guides us through the tragic arc of how it must feel to disappear before one’s own eyes, accomplishing one of her most powerful performances by underplaying the scenario.”
- Peter Debruge, Variety

“You won’t see a better performance by an actress on film this year than Julianne Moore as a linguistics professor struggling to hold onto her personality after a diagnosis of early onset Alzheimer’s in the unforgettable drama Still Alice.”
- Lou Lumenick, New York Post

“The movie is harrowing, as any story about Alzheimer’s should be, but Moore gives it an extra layer of gravity and heartbreaking inevitability.”
- Rene Rodriguez, Miami Herald

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CITIZENFOUR
Returning to the State Theatre on Friday, March 6

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2014/USA/R/114 min
Director: Laura Poitras

OSCAR WINNER FOR BEST DOCUMENTARY

In January 2013, director Poitras (recipient of the 2012 MacArthur Genius Fellowship and co-recipient of the 2014 Pulitzer Prize for Public Service) was several years into making a film about surveillance in the post-9/11 era when she started receiving encrypted e-mails from someone identifying himself as “citizen four,” who was ready to blow the whistle on the massive covert surveillance programs run by the NSA and other intelligence agencies. In June 2013, she and journalist Glenn Greenwald flew to Hong Kong for the first of many meetings with the man who turned out to be Edward Snowden. She brought her camera with her and the film that resulted from these series of tense encounters is an absolutely 100% real-life thriller unfolding minute by minute before our eyes.

“Cinema, even in the service of journalism, is always more than reporting, and focusing on what Ms. Poitras’s film is about risks ignoring what it is. It’s a tense and frightening thriller that blends the brisk globe-trotting of the ‘Bourne’ movies with the spooky, atmospheric effects of a Japanese horror film. And it is also a primal political fable for the digital age, a real-time tableau of the confrontation between the individual and the state.”
- A.O. Scott, New York Times

“’Citzenfour’ is prosaic in its presentation and profoundly chilling in its details, and if you think Snowden is a traitor, you should probably see it. If you think he’s a hero, you should probably see it. If you haven’t made up your mind — well, you get the idea.”
- Ty Burr, The Boston Globe

“This is a movie primarily concerned with numbers and the way that information is fed, processed, and acted upon. But it plays like the greatest paranoid thriller since ‘All the President’s Men.’”
- Drew Taylor, The Playlist

“It is exhilarating moviemaking, an out-of-the-blue masterwork that ranks as one of the best films of not just the year, but the decade, the century.”
- Steven Rea, Philadelphia Inquirer

“Though superlatives can mischaracterize any movie’s qualities, it is not an overstatement, I think, to call ‘Citizenfour’ the movie of the century (to date).”
- RogerEbert.com

“Adapting the cold language of data encryption to recount a dramatic saga of abuse of power and justified paranoia, Poitras brilliantly demonstrates that information is a weapon that cuts both ways.”
- Ronnie Scheib, Variety

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IDA
Opening Friday, March 6th at the Bijou by the Bay

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2014/Poland/PG-13/82 min
Director: Pawel Pawlikowski
Cast: Agata Kulesza, Agata Trzebuchowska, Dawid Ogrodnik

OSCAR WINNER FOR BEST FOREIGN FILM

From acclaimed director Pawel Pawlikowski (“Last Resort,” “My Summer of Love”) comes “Ida,” a moving and intimate drama about a young novitiate nun in 1960s Poland who, on the verge of taking her vows, discovers a dark family secret dating from the terrible years of the Nazi occupation. 18-year old Anna (stunning newcomer Agata Trzebuchowska), a sheltered orphan raised in a convent, is preparing to become a nun when the Mother Superior insists she first visit her sole living relative. Naïve, innocent Anna soon finds herself in the presence of her aunt Wanda (Agata Kulesza), a worldly and cynical Communist Party insider, who shocks her with the declaration that her real name is Ida and her Jewish parents were murdered during the Nazi occupation. This revelation triggers a heart-wrenching journey into the countryside, to the family house and into the secrets of the repressed past, evoking the haunting legacy of the Holocaust and the realities of postwar Communism. In this beautifully directed film, Pawlikowski returns to his native Poland for the first time in his career to confront some of the more contentious issues in the history of his birthplace. Powerfully written and eloquently shot, IDA is a masterly evocation of a time, a dilemma, and a defining historical moment; IDA is also personal, intimate, and human. The weight of history is everywhere, but the scale falls within the scope of a young woman learning about the secrets of her own past. This intersection of the personal with momentous historic events makes for what is surely one of the most powerful and affecting films of the year.

“Let yourself be enveloped by a modern cinema classic.”
- Peter Travers, Rolling Stone

“Consider ‘Ida’ the first offering in a summer celebrating Polish cinema and the latest masterpiece in a powerful tradition.”
- Lisa Kennedy, Denver Post

“A Masterpiece!”
- Steven Adams, Philadelphia Inquirer

“”Ida” is a story of faith and identity, an exquisite, austere drama in a plaintive minor key.”
- Colin Covert, Minneapolis Star Tribune

“What comes across is a vast woefulness for what the war did to Poland and all its people. Amid this darkness and dread, Ida is like a transcendent beacon.”
- Peter Rainer, Christian Science Monitor

“Rendered compellingly in black-and-white.”
- Aaron Cutler, Village Voice

“One of the year’s gems.”
- Michael Phillips, Chicago Tribune

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YOU CAN’T TAKE IT WITH YOU
Playing Wednesday, March 4 at 10:30 am at the State Theatre – 25¢ Classic Matinee – Best Picture Winners

1938/USA/NR/126 min
Director: Frank Capra
Cast: Jean Arthur, James Stewart, Lionel Barrymore

This film focuses on the zany Sycamore household. At the Sycamores, everyone does just what he or she pleases. The one normal member of the household, Alice Sycamore, is in love with Tony Kirby. Naturally, when the stuffy Kirbys come to the Sycamores for dinner, the event is a disaster.

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THE BIG LEBOWSKI
Playing Friday, March 6 – Time TBD – Friday Night Flicks – Tickets $3 or 2 for $5 – International Day of The Dude

1998/USA/UK/R/117 min
Director: Joel Coen
Cast: Jeff Bridges, John Goodman, Julianne Moore, Steve Buscemi, Philip Seymour Hoffman

“The Big Lebowski” is the Coen Brothers cult masterpiece, a Raymond Chandler-esque comedy crime caper that pivots around a case of mistaken identity complicated by extortion, double-crosses, deception, embezzlement, sex, pot, and gallons of White Russians (made with fresh cream, please). The Dude (Jeff Bridges) is one of the laziest men in LA, who enjoys hanging with his bowling buddies, pompous security-store owner Walter Sobchak (John Goodman) and mild-mannered ex-surfer Donny (Steve Buscemi). The Dude’s life takes an alternate route the afternoon two goons break into his threadbare Venice CA bungalow, rough him up, and urinate on his living room rug. Why? Because Jackie Treehorn (Ben Gazzara) is owed money by the wife of a certain Jeff Lebowski. However, the goons grabbed the wrong Jeff Lebowski. And it goes from there. “I guess that’s the way the whole durned human comedy keeps perpetuatin’ itself.”

Day of the Dude Celebration! Free popcorn for anyone in a bathrobe (or other Lebowski related costume)!

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THE BOOK OF LIFE
Playing Saturday, March 7 at 10:00 am – 25¢ Kids Matinee

2014/USA/PG/95 min
Director: Jorge R. Gutiérrez
Cast: Diego Luna, Zoe Saldana, Channing Tatum

“The Book of Life,” a vibrant fantasy-adventure, tells the legend of Manolo, a conflicted hero and dreamer who sets off on an epic quest through magical, mythical and wondrous worlds in order to rescue his one true love and defend his village.

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TO LIGHT A CANDLE
Playing Tuesday, March 10 at 6:00 pm – FREE! – Presented by International Affairs Forum of Traverse City and NMC, the Bahá’ís of Traverse City, and #EducationIsNotaCrime

Amidst controversy over Iran’s nuclear program, issues of human rights and religious freedom in one of the world’s only theocracies are often ignored. The Bahá’í minority in particular are systematically imprisoned, tortured and killed by the Iranian government and prohibited to study or teach in Iranian universities. Maziar Bahari is an Iranian Canadian journalist, filmmaker and human rights activist. His NYT bestselling memoir, Then They Came for Me, is the basis for Jon Stewart’s 2014 film “Rosewater.” “To Light a Candle” shows how the Baha’i minority has defied Iran’s brutal systematic religious persecution through non-violent resistance and educating their youth.

Panel discussion following the film featuring IAF C-Chair Jack Segal, TC Bahá’í Dawn Oh, and special guests.

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ORDINARY PEOPLE
Playing Wednesday, March 11 at 10:30 am at the State Theatre – 25¢ Classic Matinee – Best Picture Winners

1980/USA/R/124 min
Director: Robert Redford
Cast: Donald Sutherland, Mary Tyler Moore, Judd Hirsch

Robert Redford’s directorial debut ended up the 1980 Oscar winner for Best Picture. It is a simple but painfully emotional story of the disintegration of a “perfect” family. Teenager Conrad (Timothy Hutton) lives under a cloud of guilt after his brother drowns after their boat capsizes in Lake Michigan. Despite intensive therapy sessions with his psychiatrist (Judd Hirsch), Conrad can’t shake the belief that he should have died instead of his brother; nor do his preoccupied parents (Donald Sutherland and Mary Tyler Moore) offer much in the way of solace. The boy is brought out of his doldrums through his romance with Jeannine (Elizabeth McGovern). A winner in every respect, Ordinary People (adapted from the novel by Judith Guest) scores highest in the scenes with Mary Tyler Moore, who superbly and perceptively portrays a blinkered, ever-smiling suburban wife and mother for whom outward appearance is all that matters.

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BLADE RUNNER
Playing Friday, March 13 – Time TBD – Friday Night Flicks – Tickets $3 or 2 for $5 –

1982/USA/R/117 min
Director: Ridley Scott
Cast: Harrison Ford, Rutger Hauer, Sean Young

A blend of science fiction and noir detective fiction, Blade Runner (1982) was a box office and critical bust upon its initial exhibition, but its unique postmodern production design became hugely influential within the sci-fi genre, and the film gained a significant cult following that increased its stature. Harrison Ford stars as Rick Deckard, a retired cop in Los Angeles circa 2019. L.A. has become a pan-cultural dystopia of corporate advertising, pollution and flying automobiles, as well as replicants, human-like androids with short life spans built by the Tyrell Corporation for use in dangerous off-world colonization. Deckard’s former job in the police department was as a talented blade runner, a euphemism for detectives that hunt down and assassinate rogue replicants. Called before his one-time superior (M. Emmett Walsh), Deckard is forced back into active duty. A quartet of replicants led by Roy Batty (Rutger Hauer) has escaped and headed to Earth, killing several humans in the process. After meeting with the eccentric Eldon Tyrell (Joe Turkel), creator of the replicants, Deckard finds and eliminates Zhora (Joanna Cassidy), one of his targets. Attacked by another replicant, Leon (Brion James), Deckard is about to be killed when he’s saved by Rachael (Sean Young), Tyrell’s assistant and a replicant who’s unaware of her true nature. In the meantime, Batty and his replicant pleasure model lover, Pris (Darryl Hannah) use a dying inventor, J.F. Sebastian (William Sanderson) to get close to Tyrell and murder him. Deckard tracks the pair to Sebastian’s, where a bloody and violent final confrontation between Deckard and Batty takes place on a skyscraper rooftop high above the city.

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NIGHT AT THE MUSEUM: SECRET OF THE TOMB
Playing Saturday, March 14 at 10:00 am – 25¢ Kids Matinee

2014/USA/PG/98 min
Director: Shawn Levy
Cast: Ben Stiller, Robin Williams, Owen Wilson

Get ready for the wildest and most adventure-filled “Night At the Museum” ever as Larry (Ben Stiller) spans the globe, uniting favorite and new characters while embarking on an epic quest to save the magic before it is gone forever.

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TERMS OF ENDEARMENT
Playing Wednesday, March 18 at 10:30 am at the State Theatre – 25¢ Classic Matinee – Best Picture Winners

1983/USA/R/132 min
Director: James L. Brooks
Cast: Shirley MacLaine, Debra Winger, Jack Nicholson

“Terms of Endearment” covers three decades in the lives of widow Aurora Greenaway (Shirley MacLaine) and her daughter Emma (Debra Winger). Fiercely protected by Aurora throughout childhood, Emma runs into resistance from her mother when she marries wishy-washy college teacher Flap (Jeff Daniels). Aurora is even more put out at the prospect of being a grandmother, though she grows a lot fonder of her three grandkids than she does of her son-in-law. Flap proves that Aurora’s instincts were on target when he enters into an affair with a student (Kate Charleson). Meanwhile, Emma finds romantic consolation with an unhappily married banker (played by John Lithgow, who registers well in a rare “nice guy” performance). As for Aurora, she is ardently pursued by her next-door neighbor, boisterous astronaut Garrett Breedlove (Jack Nicholson). After 75 minutes or so of pursuing an episodic, semi-comic plotline, the film abruptly shifts moods when Emma discovers that she has terminal cancer. “Terms of Endearment” won Academy Awards for Best Picture, Best Director and Best Screenplay for TV veteran James L. Brooks making his first feature film, Best Actress for MacLaine, and Best Supporting Actor for Nicholson. It was followed by a sequel, “The Evening Star” (1996), which again featured MacLaine as Aurora.

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ARMAGEDDON
Playing Friday, March 20 – Time TBD – Friday Night Flicks – Tickets $3 or 2 for $5 –

1998/USA/PG-13/151
Director: Michael Bay
Cast: Bruce Willis, Billy Bob Thornton, Ben Affleck

Michael Bay (“The Rock”) directed this science fiction action thriller in the When Worlds Collide tradition. After astronomy students discover a comet-asteroid collision, an asteroid fragment “the size of the Super Dome” threatens. It’s destroyed by a secret USA defense in space, but a large chunk veers off toward Singapore. With another asteroid “the size of Texas” en route, a plan is devised to send oil drillers to land on the asteroid and drop a nuclear device down a 1000-foot shaft, a scheme calculated to crack the asteroid into two halves, saving Earth. NASA begins a crash program to train beer-besotted oil roughnecks for the mission. During a stopover to refuel at the Mir Station, the space station is accidentally destroyed, so a Russian cosmonaut also joins the team.

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ANNIE
Playing Saturday, March 21 at 10:00 am – 25¢ Kids Matinee

2014/USA/PG/136 min
Director: Will Gluck
Cast: Quvenzhané Wallis, Cameron Diaz, Jamie Foxx

The 1977 Broadway musical returns to the big screen with this Overbrook Entertainment/Sony Pictures production surrounding a 10-year-old Harlem foster child (played by “Beasts of the Southern Wild’s Quvenzhané Wallis”) taken in by a calculating billionaire (Jamie Foxx) who’s campaigning to be mayor. Abandoned by her biological parents as a baby, Annie (Wallis) spends every moment of every day attempting to avoid the wrath of her cruel foster mother Miss Hannigan (Cameron Diaz). Thing start to look up for Annie, however, when she has a very public encounter with Will Stacks (Foxx), a local cell-phone mogul with mayoral ambitions. Stacks campaign isn’t going too well until he meets Annie and invites her into his home at the suggestion of his trusted top assistant Grace (Rose Byrne) and his ambitious PR advisor Guy (Bobby Cannavale). Meanwhile, what was originally conceived as a PR stunt to win over skeptical voters becomes something much more personal when the jaded tycoon realizes his little friend is much more than a mere good-luck charm.

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MARTY
Playing Wednesday, March 25 at 10:30 am at the State Theatre – 25¢ Classic Matinee – Best Picture Winners

1955/USA/NR/90 min
Director: Delbert Mann
Cast: Ernest Borgnine, Betsy Blair, Esther Minciotti

Stuck as the last of six children at home with an overbearing Italian mother, the only child still unmarried, 34 year old socially awkward Bronx butcher Marty faces middle age with no prospects of marriage, and he faces permanent bachelorhood. But when he is goaded by his mother into going to the Stardust Ballroom one Saturday night, Marty unexpectedly meets Clara, a lonely teacher. Suddenly, Marty’s future seems bright. Winner of Best Picture of 1955, Best Adapted Screenplay for Paddy Chayefsky, Best Director for Delbert Mann, and Best Actor for Ernest Borgnine.

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