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Michigan Theater

• Watch the final battle for Middle-Earth in The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King. 7 p.m. April 1. $7.50-$10.

• High-school classmates reunite after 25 years and relive their memories of the ’80s in Sunny. 2 p.m. April 6. Free.

• When a king collapses, his body-double must pull off the biggest scam of his career to save their country in Masquerade. 2 p.m. April 6. Free.

• Gus Van Sant wrote and directed Last Days, inspired by the life of Kurt Cobain. 7 p.m. April 8. $7-$10.

• In The Last Mimzy, a brother and sister discover a box of high-tech artifacts masquerading as toys and soon discover that they’re responsible for saving the world. 7 p.m. April 15. $7-$10.

Michigan Theater, 603 E. Liberty, Ann Arbor; 734-668-8463;


photograph courtesy Redford Theatre

Redford Theatre

The Three Stooges festival features six of the Stooges’ best work. Watch Larry, Moe, and Curly at 8 p.m. April 5; 2 p.m. & 8 p.m. April 6. $5.

• Paul Newman and Robert Redford star as Wild West outlaws in search of a more successful criminal career in Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid. 8 p.m. April 19; 2 p.m. & 8 p.m. April 20. $4.

• Buster Keaton was known for his silent films, physical comedy, and deadpan expression. See why he earned the nickname “The Great Stone Face” during the Buster Keaton festival, featuring his films Electric House, Playhouse, The Scarecrow, and The Goat. 8 p.m. April 27. $8-$12.

17360 Lahser, Detroit; 313-537-2560;


State Theatre

The Crow stars Brandon Lee as a rock musician who is murdered by a group of thugs. One year later, a crow appears at his grave to raise him from the dead. The film, which takes place in Detroit, has become infamous because Lee was accidently shot during filming and died 12 hours later. Midnight. April 6. $7.

Beavis and Butt-Head Do America follows two obnoxious teens who are on a mission to get another television after theirs disappears. Midnight. April 20. $7.

• The first film adaption of Freaky Friday follows a mother and daughter who make a wish to trade places. Their wish comes true, and the two are left to navigate each other’s complicated lives. 1:30 p.m. April 21. Free for children 12 and under. $7.50-$10.

233 S. State St., Ann Arbor; 734-761-8667;


Detroit Film Theatre

• An intense family drama turns into a legal thriller when Simin obtains a visa to leave Iran for the U.S., where he hopes to make a better future for his 11-year-old daughter. But his wife doesn’t want to leave her sick father in The Separation. 7 p.m. April 4. $5.

Women Without Men interweaves stories of four Iranian women and their relationships during a time of political turmoil in 1953 Iran. 7 p.m. April 5. $5.

Black Orpheus brings the ancient Greek myth of Orpheus to the madness of Carnival. 3 p.m. April 6. $5.

• Weird connections ensue after two women become friends in the groundbreaking 1974 film, Celine and Julie Go Boating. 7 p.m. April 6; 1 p.m. April 7. $7.50.

Close-Up uses a real-life event, the arrest of a man who impersonated a famous filmmaker, to investigate movies, identity, and existence. 7 p.m. April 11. $5.

Nicky’s Family tells the story of Nicholas Winton, a man who organized the rescue of 669 Czech and Slovak children before World War II. 7 p.m., 9:30 p.m. April 19; 7 p.m. & 9:30 p.m., April 20; 2 p.m. & 4:30 p.m. April 21. $7.50.

• Take a look at the 1964 Harlem ghetto, filled with drugs, violence, and deep despair, in The Cool World. 3 p.m. April 20. $5.

• The 1971 film Max Et Les Ferrailleurs wasn’t released in the United States until 2012. This crime drama follows a Paris detective who is out for justice after watching too many criminals slip through his fingers. 7 p.m. & 9:30 p.m. April 26 & 27; 2 p.m. & 4:30 p.m. April 28. $7.50.

• A knight, recently returned from the Crusades, challenges death to a game of chess in hopes of extending his life in The Seventh Seal. 4 p.m. April 27. $5.

Detroit Institute of Arts; 5200 Woodward Ave., Detroit; 313-833-7900;
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