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State Theatre:
One ChancePG-13
1:00, 3:30, 8:30 pm

State Theatre: Special Event
Black and BlueNR
6:00 pm
Tickets $5
Director in Person

Bijou by the Bay:
Gone GirlR
11:30 am, 2:45, 6:00, 9:15 pm


State Theatre: 25¢ Classic Matinee
All About EveNR
10:30 am

State Theatre:
Fed UpPG
1:30 pm

State Theatre:
One ChancePG-13
3:45, 6:20, 8:40 pm

Bijou by the Bay:
Gone GirlR
11:30 am, 2:45, 6:00, 9:15 pm


State Theatre:
One ChancePG-13
1:00, 3:30, 8:30 pm

State Theatre: Special Event
The Shot Felt ‘Round the WorldNR
6:00 pm
Presented by Rotary for World Polio Day

Bijou by the Bay:
Gone GirlR
11:30 am, 2:45, 6:00, 9:15 pm


State Theatre:
One ChancePG-13
1:00, 3:30, 6:20 pm

State Theatre:
Fed UpPG
8:40 pm

State Theatre: Friday Night Flick
11:00 pm

Bijou by the Bay:
Gone GirlR
Times TBD


State Theatre: 25¢ Kids Matinee
10:00 am

State Theatre: Special Event
Treefort Test ScreeningNR
1:00 pm

State Theatre: Special Event
U of M vs. MSUNR
3:30 pm

State Theatre:
One ChancePG-13
7:15, 9:40 pm

Bijou by the Bay:
Gone GirlR
Times TBD

  • 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 on Tuesday.
  • Friday Night Flicks (cool and edgy films that roll between 10 and midnight on Friday) are just $3 or two admissions for $5!
  • The box office is open from one hour before the first show until approximately 9 pm daily.

Opening Friday, November 7 at the Bijou by the Bay – Special Sneak Screening on Thursday, November 6 at 8:00 pm

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2014/USA/PG-13/169 min
Director: Christopher Nolan
Cast: Matthew McConaughey, Anne Hathaway, Jessica Chastain, Michael Caine

From director Christopher Nolan (“Inception” and The Batman Trilogy) comes the most anticipated film of 2014. When a wormhole (which theoretically can connect widely separated regions of spacetime) is discovered, explorers and scientists unite to embark on a voyage through it, transcending the limits of human space travel. Among the travelers is a widowed engineer (McConaughey) who has to decide to leave behind his two children to join the voyage with the goal of saving humanity from an environmentally devastated Earth.


Opening Friday, November 7 at the Bijou by the Bay

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Opening Friday, October 17 at the State Theatre

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2014/UK/USA/PG-13/103 min
Director: David Frankel
Cast: James Corden, Alexandra Roach, Julie Walters

Director David Frankel (“The Devil Wears Prada,” “Marley & Me”) teams with screenwriter Justin Zackham (“The Bucket List”) to tell the story of amateur opera singer Paul Potts (“James Corden”), who went from meek shop clerk to international superstar after his stunning performance on Britain’s Got Talent became a viral video phenomenon. Julie Walters, Colm Meaney, and Mackenzie Crook co-star.


“The goose bumps are undeniable. You may as well just give in.”
- Christy Lemire,

“Feel-good stories feel good for a reason, and this one is practically operatic.”
- Steven Rea, Philadelphia Inquirer

“Delivers a screen version of Mr. Potts’s life with straightforward crowd-pleasing instincts and more than a dollop of schmaltz.”
- Ben Kenigsberg, New York Times

“A sweet, funny, heartfelt film, and while we may know all along how it all turns out, Paul’s signature performance still gives us chills.”
- Annlee Ellingson, Los Angeles Times

“You’d have to be totally cynical, with a heart of stone and ice water in your veins, not to be even the slightest bit charmed by One Chance.”
- Christy Lemire,

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Now Playing at the Bijou by the Bay

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2014/USA/R/149 min
Director: David Fincher
Cast: Ben Affleck, Rosamund Pike, Neil Patrick Harris

Nick Dunne, a small town guy who made good in the big city as a magazine writer blames the recession and the loss of his job for the decline of his marriage to his intellectually superior wife with a substantial trust fund. Questions of his motives and character begin to arise after his wife’s disappearance on the morning of their fifth anniversary. As the search for his missing wife plays out over the ensuing days, guilty suspicions are fueled into a national frenzy by the media circus camped outside his house. Is this idyllic, everyman truly capable of murdering his wife?


“Grimly dark humor and spot-on production design buttress the captivating story and heighten the unnerving atmosphere…Gone Girl will leave you breathless and haunted.”
- Claudia Puig, USA Today

“Fincher is a fearless filmmaker who understands his audience’s intelligence (not to mention their cinematic blood lust). By the end of Gone Girl, we feel like we’ve lived through about four movies, not just one. Good luck letting go of any of them.”
– Joe Neumaier, New York Daily News

“Superbly cast from the two at the top to the smallest speaking parts, impeccably directed by Fincher and crafted by his regular team to within an inch of its life, Gone Girl shows the remarkable things that can happen when filmmaker and material are this well matched.”
- Kenneth Turan, Los Angeles Times

“Anyone who loved Gone Girl the book will walk out of Gone Girl the movie with a sick grin on their face. You can stop being nervous.”
- Chris Nashawaty, Entertainment Weekly

“Surgically precise, grimly funny and entirely mesmerizing over the course of its swift 149-minute running time, this taut yet expansive psychological thriller represents an exceptional pairing of filmmaker and material.”
– Justin Chang, Variety

“Gone Girl is a terrific movie, everything the book and its fans deserve.
- Steve Persall, Tampa Bay Times

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Special Limited Engagement Starts Friday, October 17 at the State Theatre

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2014/USA/PG/92 min
Director: Stephanie Soechtig , Mike Meeker
Cast: Katie Couric

Far more of us get sick from what we eat than anyone has ever realized. This potent exposé uncovers the food industry’s dirty secrets. This exploration reveals how, in the wake of media attention, public fascination with appearance and government policies pushing for change, generations of Americans will live shorter lives.

The Monday, October 20 screening at 6 pm will feature a panel of local health experts following the film presented by Oryana Natural Foods Market.

“Fed Up is a glossy package that gets its warnings across loud and clear: we need to change what we eat.”
- Indiewire

“Soechtig puts mainstream clout to work to deliver a hard-hitting message. Her mix of archival material, punchy graphics and concise talking-head commentary traces a troubling modern history.”
– Shari Linden, Los Angeles Times

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Playing Saturday, October 18* and Saturday, November 1 at 10:00 am- 25¢ Kids Matinee

2014/USA/PG/92 min
Director: Rob Minkoff
Cast: Ty Burrell, Max Charles, Stephen Colbert

Mr. Peabody, the most accomplished dog in the world, and his mischievous boy Sherman, use their time machine – the WABAC – to go on the most outrageous adventures known to man or dog. But when Sherman takes the WABAC out for a joyride to impress his friend Penny, they accidentally rip a hole in the universe, wreaking havoc on the most important events in world history. Before they forever alter the past, present and future, Mr. Peabody must come to their rescue, ultimately facing the most daunting challenge of any era: figuring out how to be a parent. Together, the time traveling trio will make their mark on history.

*Make sure you arrive early to the Saturday, October 18 screening because we will be giving away a FREE children’s bike to a lucky attendee, courtesy of Grand Traverse Pie Company and Einstein Cycles.

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Playing Tuesday, October 21 at 6:00 pm at the State Theatre- Presented by the U of M Club of Grand Traverse – Admission $5 – Director In Person!

2012/USA/NR/80 min
Director: Brian Kruger

Director Brian Kruger in Person! It was one of the most disgraceful incidents in University of Michigan football history, and ultimately, one of the most inspiring. This film tells the long-forgotten story of the 1934 game between The University of Michigan and Georgia Tech. When the Yellow Jackets agreed that season to come to Ann Arbor, Michigan for a game, they insisted on one condition – Michigan had to sit out the lone African-American player on the team, a talented end from Detroit named Willis Ward. Many of Ward s teammates were outraged when athletic officials at The University of Michigan agreed to the demand. The most outraged Wolverine was Ward s roommate, a lineman from Grand Rapids named Gerald Ford. Ford threatened to quit the team in response to Ward s benching – and changed his mind only after Ward convinced him that he had to play. The incident also galvanized the Michigan student body and Ann Arbor community, which held loud and vocal protests against the decision to keep Ward out of the game. In the end, the Ward incident helped The University of Michigan turn an important corner in race relations, and made an impact on Gerald Ford that stayed with him all the way to the White House. When Ford passed away in 2006, President George W. Bush referenced the Willis Ward incident in his eulogy.

Q&A with director Brian Kruger following the film.

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Playing Wednesday, October 22 at 10:30 am – 25¢ Classic Matinee

1950/USA/NR/138 min
Director: Joseph L. Mankiewicz
Cast: Bette Davis, Anne Baxter, George Sanders

Based on the story The Wisdom of Eve by Mary Orr, “All About Eve” is an elegantly bitchy backstage story revolving around aspiring actress Eve Harrington (Anne Baxter). Tattered and forlorn, Eve shows up in the dressing room of Broadway mega-star Margo Channing (Bette Davis), weaving a melancholy life story to Margo and her friends. Taking pity on the girl, Margo takes Eve as her personal assistant. Before long, it becomes apparent that naïve Eve is a Machiavellian conniver who cold-bloodedly uses Margo, her director Bill Sampson (Gary Merill), Lloyd’s wife Karen (Celeste Holm), and waspish critic Addison De Witt (George Sanders) to rise to the top of the theatrical heap. Also appearing in All About Eve is Marilyn Monroe, introduced by Addison De Witt as “a graduate of the Copacabana school of dramatic art.” This is but one of the hundreds of unforgettable lines penned by writer/director Joseph L. Mankiewicz, the most famous of which is Margo Channing’s lip-sneering admonition, “Fasten your seat belts. It’s going to be a bumpy night.” All About Eve received 6 Academy Awards, including Best Picture.

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Playing Thursday, October 23 at 6:00 pm at the State Theatre – Presented by – FREE!

2012/USA/NR/67 min
Director: Tjardus Greidanus

The images and memories are still familiar to those of a certain age – children in braces or iron lungs; the terrifying fear that washed over America each summer – a fear that out of nowhere a seemingly healthy child would catch polio and be crippled or killed. A fear so great that children were forbidden to play at pools, playgrounds and movie theaters. And, then, a medical miracle occurred, and with it, a medical superstar was made, Dr. Jonas Salk, whose name became synonymous with a vaccine that he initially requested not be named after him. Less widely known are the events that took place from 1949-1955, a six-year period that changed the medical community and the country forever; how a beloved, polio-afflicted President inspired a nation to send their dimes to the unlikely place of the University of Pittsburgh, and how there, an entire community pulled together to conquer the most feared disease of the 20th century.

On the eve of World Polio Day join us for a special event presented by Rotary featuring guest speakers and a Q&A.

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Playing Friday, October 24 – Time TBD – Friday Night Flicks – Tickets $3 or 2 for $5

1996/USA/R/111 min
Director: Wes Craven
Cast: Neve Campbell, Courteney Cox, David Arquette

The sleepy little town of Woodsboro just woke up screaming. There’s a killer in their midst who’s seen a few too many scary movies. Suddenly, nobody is safe, as the psychopath stalks victims, taunts them with trivia questions, then rips them to bloody shreds. It could be anybody… Sidney, the quiet high school beauty with an ugly past… Billy, her faithful boyfriend with a frustrated sex life… Tatum, her cute best friend with a answer for everything… Casey, the lovely blonde who knows her thrillers… Geeky Randy, the scary movie fanatic… Stuart, the wild partier… Gale, the overeager TV reporter… even Dewey, the syrupy-sweet police officer. The only hope is to stay one step ahead of this crazed slasher–know your trivia. The clues are there; are you good enough to see them?

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Playing Saturday, October 25 at 10:00 am- 25¢ Kids Matinee

1995/USA/PG/100 min
Director: Brad Silberling
Cast: Christina Ricci, Bill Pullman, Cathy Moriarty, Eric Idle

Casper is a friendly but lonely young ghost who can’t seem to help scaring people. Then, one day, two new visitors show up on the doorstep of his fantastically haunted house, Whipstaff Manor: Kat Harvey and her eccentric dad, Dr. Harvey, a self-styled ghost therapist. Whipstaff’s scheming owner, Carrigan Crittenden, has hired Harvey to exorcise the house’s spectral inhabitants so that she can get her hands on the manor’s fabled treasure. Unfortunately for Dr. Harvey, the Ghostly Trio–Fatso, Stinkie, and Stretch–have their own methods of getting rid of unwanted visitors–and a certifiably twisted sense of humor.

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Playing Saturday, October 25 at the State Theatre at 1:00 pm – FREE!

Join us at the State for a special test screening of the latest project from the local filmmaking group, the Treefort Collective. Free admission!

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MSU vs. U of M Football
Playing Saturday, October 25 at the State Theatre at 3:30 pm – FREE!

We are happy to once again play host to the greatest rivalry in the great State of Michigan! Join us to watch the Wolverines battle the Spartans in East Lansing — LIVE in HD on the biggest screen in the North, for FREE! Wear your Maize and Blue or Green and White (just don’t wear your Scarlet and Gray) and see who takes home the legendary Paul Bunyan Trophy this year!

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Playing Sunday, October 26 at 3:30 pm at the State Theatre – FREE! – Community Panel on Homelessness

2014/USA/NR/62 min
Director: Thomas A. Morgan, Jack Henry Robbins

This winter, two homeless people froze to death in our area. No place in America is without homelessness these days. But really, do we have to watch another film about the homeless? One of the big political debates in front of the TC City Commission this summer is whether or not to turn the City’s building at 517 Wellington Street, which the film festival has used as a warehouse for many years, into a 100 bed homeless shelter. But what’s being done to fix the reason we have homelessness in the first place? Come watch this searing documentary produced by Thomas Morgan (“Waiting for Mamu,” TCFF ‘13) that explores homelessness across America by telling the stories of those who live it every day.

Following the film, stay for a community panel on homelessness with representatives from Northwest Michigan Community Action Agency, Goodwill Inn and Street Outreach, Safe Harbor, Dann’s House, Women’s Resource Center, Northwest Michigan Supportive Housing, STEP (Students in Transition Education Program), and Third Level Crisis Center/Pete’s Place.

Playing Sunday, October 26 at 6:00 pm at the State Theatre – FREE! – Filmmakers In Person! – Presented by Pine Hollow Institue

2010/USA/NR/60 min
Producer: George Colburn

This one-hour documentary is told from the perspectives of six surviving Navajo Code Talkers and their families who returned in 2005 and 2006 to five former World War II battlefields of the bloody and brutal Pacific Theater. Their observations on the secret code created in their language for the U.S. Marine Corps by young Navajo recruits in 1942 – and their lives before and after the war – were recorded on location with high definition cameras. The interviews took place on Guam, Saipan, Tinian, Iwo Jima and Okinawa, at USMC Camp Pendleton, California, where they trained and learned the code, and on the lands of the Navajo Nation in the American Southwest.

FREE Admission! Following the film, stay for a Q&A with producer George Colburn and editor Richard Hartwell.

Playing Monday, October 27 at 6:00 pm at the State Theatre – FREE! – Presented by Northern Michigan Environmental Action Council – Q&A Discussion

2014/USA/NR/87 min
Director: Carl Morano , Bodie Johnson

DamNation is a film odyssey across America that explores the sea change in our national attitude from pride in big dams as engineering wonders to the growing awareness that our own future is bound to the life and health of our rivers. Dam removal has moved beyond the fictional Monkey Wrench Gang to go mainstream. Where obsolete dams come down, rivers bound back to life, giving salmon and other wild fish the right of return to primeval spawning grounds, after decades without access. DamNation’s majestic cinematography and unexpected discoveries move through rivers and landscapes altered by dams, but also through a metamorphosis in values, from conquest of the natural world to knowing ourselves as part of nature.

Following the film, stay for a speaker Q&A discussion presented by the Northern Michigan Environmental Action Council

Playing Monday, October 27 & Wednesday, October 29 at 8:30 pm – Tickets $18

National Theatre Live’s thrilling broadcast of “Frankenstein” returns to cinemas for a limited time, due to unprecedented audience demand. Directed by Academy Award®-winner Danny Boyle (“Slumdog Millionaire”), “Frankenstein” features Benedict Cumberbatch (“12 Years A Slave,” “Sherlock,” “Star Trek: Into Darkness”) and Jonny Lee Miller (“Elementary”) alternating roles as Dr. Victor Frankenstein and his creation.

The production was a sell-out hit at the National Theatre, and the broadcast has since become an international sensation, experienced by almost half a million people in cinemas around the world to date.

On Monday, October 27 Benedict Cumberbatch will play the Creature and Jonny Lee Miller will play Dr. Victor Frankenstein. And on Wednesday, October 29 they will switch roles, with Cumberbatch as Dr. Victor Frankenstein and Jonny Lee Miller as the Creature.

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Playing Tuesday, October 28 at 6:00 pm at the State Theatre – FREE! – Fundraiser for a TC City Parks Water Bottle Filling Station – Director Q&A via Skype

2014/USA/NR/82 min
Director: Kris Kaczor

The TCFF10 favorite returns for this special event to raise money for a new Water Bottle Filling Station for the City of Traverse City. Mayor Estes will be on hand to introduce the film and discuss this exciting project.

Imagine if your city wanted to entirely ban the sale of bottled water—everywhere. In Concord, MA, home to “shot heard round the world” reenactments galore and an intensely interesting form of local government, lives Jean Hill, an octogenarian who learned about the world’s largest landfill, the Great Pacific Garbage Patch, from her grandson—and decided to do something about it. Joined by passionate activists who go door to door and build giant sculptures from discarded plastic water bottles, Jean takes on the International Bottled Water Association, local merchants, and Adriana Cohen, a model and celebrity publicist turned pundit who insists that Jean’s proposed bill is an attack on freedom. Funny, enlightening, and shocking in parts, this story of an exhausting three-year battle ends with a tense nail-biter of a vote.

Following the film, stay for a Q&A with the director Kris Kaczor and producer Dave Reggos.

Playing Wednesday, October 29 at 10:30 am – 25¢ Classic Matinee

1951/USA/NR/122 min
Director: George Stevens
Cast: Montgomery Clift, Elizabeth Taylor and Shelley Winters

Montgomery Clift stars as George Eastman, a handsome and charming but basically aimless young man who goes to work in a factory run by a distant, wealthy relative. Feeling lonely one evening, he has a brief rendezvous with assembly-line worker Alice Tripp (Shelley Winters), but he forgets all about her when he falls for dazzling socialite Angela Vickers (Elizabeth Taylor). Alice can’t forget about him, though: she is pregnant with his child. Just when George’s personal and professional futures seem assured, Alice demands that he marry her or she’ll expose him to his society friends. This predicament sets in motion a chain of events that will ultimately include George’s arrest and numerous other tragedies, including a vicious cross-examination by a D.A. played by future Perry Mason Raymond Burr. A huge improvement over the 1931 “An American Tragedy,” directed by Josef von Sternberg, “A Place in the Sun” softens some of the rough edges of Dreiser’s naturalism, most notably in the passages pertaining to George’s and Angela’s romance. Even those 1951 bobbysoxers who wouldn’t have been caught dead poring through the Dreiser original were mesmerized by the loving, near-erotic full facial closeups of Clift and Taylor as they pledge eternal devotion. “A Place in the Sun” won six Oscars, including Best Director, Best Adapted Screenplay, and Best Cinematography, although it lost Best Picture to “An American in Paris.”

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Playing Wednesday, October 29 at 6:00 pm at the State Theatre – Democratic Party Night! – FREE! – Meet the Candidates

2013/USA/NR/90 min
Director: Jacob Kornbluth

Aiming to do for the economy what “An Inconvenient Truth” did for the environment, this engrossing documentary offers an engaging and playful examination into the causes and consequences of the widening income gap in America. Former Secretary of Labor Robert Reich acts as an affable tour guide through the current US economy, showing how the 400 wealthiest individuals came to own half of the country’s total assets, and the risks of continuing down the path we’re currently on. With a deft and humorous touch, he breaks down the complex issues our country faces to show what’s happening to the disappearing middle class, and what we can do about it.

Democratic Party Night at the State! Hear from the local candidates following the film.

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Friday, October 31 from 3:30 – 6:00 pm at the State Theatre – FREE! Family Halloween Party and Haunted Basement Tours

Bring the kids and your costumes to a fun Halloween Party at the State Theatre during the downtown Halloween Walk! There’ll be treats, activities, and cartoons for all ages. And those who dare can take a tour of the State Theatre’s Haunted Basement. You never know what might be found in the darkest corners of a building constructed in 1916…

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Playing Friday, October 31 – 8:50 pm – Director In Person!

2011/USA/NR/95 min
Director: Rich Brauer
Cast: Renée O’Connor, Larry Joe Campbell

An inspector (Renee O’Connor) for the Historic Trust visits an abandoned ship on a desolate waterfront. She meets up with the self-apppointed caretaker Vigs (Larry Joe Campbell) who blindly made the application for historical status. Upon arrival, her car is accidentally destroyed. Far from town, she is stuck for the night. Without any particular option, she accepts Vigs’ offer to spend the night on the once proud steamship. What follows is a sleepless night of bad dreams and creepy reality. This is definitely one of Director Rich Brauer’s most surprisingly unusual films.

Director Rich Brauer In Person!

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Playing Friday, October 31 – 11:15 pm – Friday Night Flicks – Tickets $3 or 2 for $5

1973/USA/R/122 min
Director: William Friedkin
Cast: Ellen Burstyn, Max von Sydow, Linda Blair

Novelist William Peter Blatty based his best-seller on the last known Catholic-sanctioned exorcism in the United States. Blatty transformed the little boy in the 1949 incident into a little girl named Regan, played by 14-year-old Linda Blair. Suddenly prone to fits and bizarre behavior, Regan proves quite a handful for her actress-mother, Chris MacNeil (played by Ellen Burstyn, although Blatty reportedly based the character on his next-door neighbor Shirley MacLaine). When Regan gets completely out of hand, Chris calls in young priest Father Karras (Jason Miller), who becomes convinced that the girl is possessed by the Devil and that they must call in an exorcist: namely, Father Merrin (Max von Sydow). His foe proves to be no run-of-the-mill demon, and both the priest and the girl suffer numerous horrors during their struggles. The Exorcist received a theatrical rerelease in 2000, in a special edition that added 11 minutes of footage trimmed from the film’s original release and digitally enhanced Chris Newman’s Oscar-winning sound work.

Arrive early for a Halloween Costume Contest! NOTE: This is not an “Exorcist”-themed Costume Contest. Please leave the pea soup at home!

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Playing Sunday, November 2 at 1:00 pm at the State Theatre – FREE! – Presented by Grand Traverse County Commission on Aging – Filmmaker Q&A via Skype

2011/USA/NR/75 min
Director: Christopher Rufo

“Age of Champions” is the award-winning documentary following five competitors who sprint, leap, and swim for gold at the National Senior Olympics. You’ll meet a 100 year-old tennis champion, 86 year-old pole vaulter, and rough-and-tumble basketball grandmothers as they discover the power of the human spirit and triumph over the limitations of age.

“Age of Champions” premiered to a standing ovation at the prestigious Silverdocs Film Festival and has since shown at more than 1,000 venues around the world. The Washington Post called the film “infectiously inspiring” and its characters have been featured in major media outlets including ABC, CBS, PBS, and NPR.

Filmmaker Q&A via Skype following the film.

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Playing Sunday, November 2 at 3:30 pm at the State Theatre – FREE! – Presented by ELF – eat learn frolic

2013/USA/PG/102 min
Director: Chris Wedge
Cast: Blake Anderson, Aziz Ansari, Colin Farrell

A teenage girl finds herself transported to a secret universe where she must join forces with a team of whimsical creatures to battle the forces of evil that are trying to destroy their world in this adventure comedy based on author William Joyce’s illustrated children’s book “The Leaf Men.”

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Playing Tuesday, November 4 at 6:00 pm – Presented by the Pine Hollow Institute – Director In Person!

2013/USA/NR/88 min
Director: Cecilia Peck
Cast: Linor Abargil, Morgan Carpenter, Joan Collins

Miss Israel Linor Abargil was abducted, stabbed, and raped in Milan, Italy, at age 18. She had to represent her country in the Miss World competition only six weeks later. When to her shock she was crowned the winner, she vowed to do something about rape. The film follows her from the rape, to her crowning and through her crusade to fight for justice and break the silence. During her travels to speak out and meet with other rape victims, her own trauma begins to resurface. Her serial rapist becomes eligible for parole, and she has to hunt down his previous victims in order to help keep him behind bars. The film explores the trauma of sexual assault through one young woman’s journey from teenage rape victim to Miss World to empowered lawyer and activist.

Following the film, director Cecilia Peck will join us in person for a Q&A.

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Playing Tuesday, November 4 at 8:30 pm at the State Theatre – New York Film Critics Series Sneak – $12 – Simulcast Q&A with Shirley MacLaine

2014/USA/PG-13/94 min
Director: Michael Radford
Cast: Shirley MacLaine, Christopher Plummer, Marcia Gay Harden

ELSA AND FRED is the story of two people who, at the end of the road, discover that it’s never too late to love. After losing his wife, Fred (Christopher Plummer) feels disturbed, confused and alone, so his daughter (Marcia Gay Harden) helps move him into a small apartment where he meets Elsa (Shirley MacLaine). From that moment on, everything changes. Elsa bursts into Fred’s life like a whirlwind, determined to teach him that the time he has left to live—be it more or less—is precious and that he should enjoy it as he pleases.

Tickets $12 for this special New York Film Critics Series Sneak featuring a simulcast Q&A with Shirley MacLaine following the film.

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Playing Wednesday, November 5 at 6:00 pm – Tickets $10


The Walker Art Center’s highly acclaimed festival of the best cat videos the Internet has to offer comes to the State Theatre for a very special one-night-only event, with a very special guest appearance by Lil BUB, the world’s most inspiring and magical feline celebrity! The evening will offer audiences a unique and fun opportunity to join fellow cat lovers and lovers of all things cute in LOLing and aww-ing their way through old and new favorites. Including everything from six-second vine videos to short films and everything in between, this is truly an event for all ages and will also feature some local and staff picks, including the winners of our audience online pick!

There will be an exclusive meet and greet with the amazing Lil BUB prior to the start of the festival! Special ticket rates apply and 100% of the proceeds benefit the Cherryland Humane Society and Lil BUB’s Big Fund for the ASPCA! Learn more about the inspiring story of Lil BUB on her amazing website!

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Wednesday, November 5 Starting at 3:30 pm – Tickets Fundraising $50


There will be an exclusive meet & greet with the amazing Lil BUB! 100% of proceeds benefit the Cherryland Humane Society and Lil BUB’s Big Fund for the ASPCA. Tickets include free pop and popcorn while you wait, a commemorative BUB photo, and your photo with BUB (one child under 15 can attend free with ticket guardian)!

Learn more about the inspiring story of Lil BUB on her amazing website!

In order to bring BUB to TC and share he inspiring magic with everyone, we are in search of a few generous and cat-loving sponsors. Learn more about sponsoring Lil BUB and all the cool perks, including a cat video of your choice included in the fest, here.

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Playing Thursday, November 6 at 8:30 pm – Tickets $18

The landmark, record-breaking Broadway production starring James Franco, Chris O’Dowd, Leighton Meester and Jim Norton comes to the big screen for an extraordinary one-night cinema event!

Golden Globe®-winner and Academy Award®-nominee James Franco (“127 Hours,” “Milk”) and Tony Award®-nominee Chris O’Dowd (“Bridesmaids,” “Girls”) star in the hit Broadway production “Of Mice And Men,” filmed on stage by National Theatre Live. This landmark revival of Nobel Prize winner John Steinbeck’s play is a powerful portrait of the American spirit and a heartbreaking testament to the bonds of friendship.

“Of Mice and Men” is directed by Tony Award®-, Drama Desk- and Outer Critics Circles- award winner Anna D. Shapiro (Broadway’s “August: Osage County”) and features Leighton Meester (“Country Strong,” “Gossip Girl”).

Tickets for this special event are $18.

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