Ann Arbor Summer Festival
Cinetopia is partnering with the Ann Arbor Summer Festival on their Cinema Series! Join us as we begin the festivities immediately following Cinetopia’s final film on Sunday, June 11!
All films are free and start at 10pm (dark) and take place at Top of the Park at 915 E. Washington Street, Ann Arbor. See the list of films below!
Please visit : www.a2sf.org for more about the Ann Arbor Summer Festival.
Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them
Sunday, June 11 @ 10pm
A new era of magic begins—
Follow the astonishing adventures of Newt Scamander (played by Oscar winner Eddie Redmayne), a young activist wizard from England, when he arrives in 1920’s New York to join a community of witches and wizards seventy years before Harry Potter reads his book in school. This is a dazzling, visual effects rich prequel to the Harry Potter series written by J.K. Rowling for the over 13 set.
Tuesday, June 13 @ 10pm
Know better, do better—
Buddhists rejoice! The funniest movie ever to explore human folly and samsara stars Bill Murray as Phil Connors, a cynical, glass-is-half-empty TV weatherman who finds himself living the same February 2nd over and over again in Punxsutawney, Pennsylvania, until he gains some karmic and comic insight into his life.
Wednesday, June 14 @ 10pm
The reality you know is just one of many—
Enter the hidden world of mysticism and alternate dimensions. Based on the genius of Marvel’s Stan Lee and Steve Ditko, this mesmerizing CGI stunner features Benedict Cumberbatch as Dr. Stephen Strange, a neurosurgeon who, after a tragic car accident, must put ego aside and become an intermediary between the perceived world and what lies beyond, inspiring audiences with his challenge to “harness energy and change reality.”
Thursday, June 15 @ 10pm
Girl power just got an upgrade—
Thirty years after Bill Murray, Dan Aykroyd, Harold Ramis donned their jumpsuits and Proton Stream packs to fight off Slimer and defend New York City, Ghostbusters makes its long-awaited return with a cast of hilarious lady scientists who you’ll recognize from SNL—Kristen Wiig, Kate McKinnon, Leslie Jones, and Melissa McCarthy. Director Paul Feig brings a fresh take to this supernatural comedy that will be fun to share with the kids. They still ain’t afraid of no ghost!
Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory
Sunday, June 18 @ 10pm
The world is astounded when Willy Wonka (Gene Wilder), for years a recluse in his candy factory, announces that five lucky people will be given a tour of the factory and one will win a lifetime supply of Wonka chocolate. Charlie, along with four other obnoxious children, go on a whirlwind tour of Willy’s incredible, edible realm of milk chocolate waterfalls, elfish Oompa-Loompas and industrial-sized sugar-coated creations. Along the way, mild disasters befall the group, but can Charlie beat the odds and grab the brass ring? Adapted from the classic Charlie and the Chocolate Factory by Roald Dahl.
Tuesday, June 20 @ 10pm
Meet the women you don’t know, behind the mission you do.
As the U.S. raced against Russia to put a man in space, NASA found untapped talent in a group of African-American female mathematicians that served as the brains behind one of the greatest operations in U.S. history. Based on the unbelievably true life stories of three of these women—played with humor and candor by Taraji P. Henson, Octavia Spencer, and Janelle Monáe—cheer on these remarkable Americans who enabled John Glen to be launched into space while you groove out to a soundtrack by Pharrell.
Good Morning Vietnam
Wednesday, June 21 @ 10pm
His strategy: keep ’em laughing. His problem: staying out of trouble.
Why not build a movie around Robin Williams letting loose on the microphone? It’s 1965 and military disc jockey Adrian Cronauer has been sent to Saigon to raise morale on Armed Forces Radio. His non-stop comedy, insistence on rock’n’roll, broadcasts of unauthorized news, and celebrity impressions are breaking the station rules, just as his friends among the Vietnamese and his understanding of what the war is doing to their country bristle against the story told on the radio. ** 30 Year Anniversary **
Thursday, June 22 @ 10pm
She’s got everything going for her. He’s going for her with everything he’s got.
So was kickboxing the sport of the future? P90X and SoulCycle aside, Cameron Crowe’s irresistible portrait of teenage love in Seattle, 1989, is spot on. John Cusack immortalizes Llyod Dobbler, an oddball optimist in a Clash t-shirt and trench coat bold enough to call up Diane Court, the class valedictorian and “a brain trapped in the body of a game show host.” Raging keggers, drama at the old folks home, and the unforgettable swell of “In Your Eyes” as Lloyd stands under Diane’s window holding his boombox high: it’s time to fall in love again.
Secret Life of Pets
Sunday, June 25 @ 10pm
The secret is out.
Ever wonder what your pets think about? What they talk about? And what they do when we’re not home? In this 2017 Kids Choice Award pick and hilarious send up of Manhattan dog owner culture, a well-heeled apartment dog and the stray his owner took in cut loose from their dog walker, resulting in a far-fetched escapade starring Kevin Hart, Louis C.K., and Ellie Kemper perfect for the whole family.
Men in Black
Tuesday, June 27 @ 10pm
“The difference between me and you is….I make this look good.”
Will Smith and Tommy Lee Jones are men in black, galaxy defenders. In this ‘90s blockbuster sci-fi adventure comedy, two NYPD police operatives are on a secret mission to monitor extraterrestrial interactions on Earth. With buddy cop wisecracking, sweet ‘90s alien CGI, and an invitation to “Just bounce with me” in the aisles, this is summer fun at its best. ** 20 Year Anniversary **
Star Wars: The Force Awakens
Wednesday, June 28 @ 10pm
The force is calling to you. Just let it in.
Three decades after the defeat of the Galactic Empire, a new threat arises. The First Order attempts to rule the galaxy and only a ragtag group of heroes can stop them, along with the help of the Resistance. JJ Abrams directs the original cast of Harrison Ford, Mark Hamill, and Carrie Fisher in this epic installment of the action adventure sci-fi behemoth.
Thursday, June 29 @ 10pm
“Unhappy with eternity? Having difficulty adjusting? . . . Weeell, cooome on dooown!”
This is classic Tim Burton with an all-star ‘80s cast. Michael Keaton is Beetlegeuse, a rambunctious spirit and “bio-exorcist” hired by the Deetzes and their teen daughter Lydia to scare away the ghosts of the previous owners who want their house back. Full of surreal costumes, goofy black humor, and cartoonish set designs, indulge in the fun of this cult classic starring Alec Baldwin, Geena Davis, Winona Ryder, and Catherine O’Hara.
La La Land
Sunday, July 2 @ 10pm
Here’s to the fools who dream.
So Long Sunday closes with the 2017 musical sensation La La Land! Oscar winner Emma Stone is Mia, an aspiring actress, and Ryan Gosling is Sebastian, a dedicated jazz pianist, struggling to make ends meet while pursuing their dreams in a city known for breaking hearts. With modern day Los Angeles as the backdrop, including a much talked about dance sequence that closed down LA freeways, this Golden Globe Best Picture revives the classical musical genre and asks what is more important: a once-in-a-lifetime love or the spotlight.
Closing out our Bicentennial themed season, swoon over “City of Stars,” the song for which University of Michigan alums Benj Pasek and Justin Paul’s won an Academy Award and a Golden Globe.