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Entertainment has become extremely valuable during this difficult time, especially when it comes to a good flick.  In this week's "Cinema Chat," WEMU's David Fair gets on the phone with Michigan and State Theater executive director Russ Collins to talk about the newest films and special screenings becoming available this weekend for your online streaming pleasure.

Ann Arbor Film Fest
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For 58 years, the Ann Arbor Film Festival has traditionally invited people to pack into Ann Arbor film houses to watch and discuss films made by filmmakers from all over the world.  The 2020 version of the festival was anything but traditional, due to the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic.  Leslie Raymond, director of the festival, joins Deb Polich and David Fair to give her first-person account of the 2020 festival experience on this week’s edition of "creative:impact."


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The 58th Ann Arbor Film Festival will come to an end this weekend.  WEMU's Jorge Avellan tells us how their move to an online only format has been going.


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The COVID-19 pandemic has affected so many industries worldwide, and the movie business is no exception.  In this week's "Cinema Chat," WEMU's David Fair and Michigan and State Theater executive director Russ Collins discuss how movie theaters, especially those found in Ann Arbor, are adapting to this difficult situation.


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The Ann Arbor Film Festival (AAFF) was scheduled to open to the public later this month.  However, in response to the global COVID-19 pandemic, the festival has had to make significant changes.  AAFF executive director Leslie Raymond joins WEMU's David Fair for a conversation about these changes, which include shifting the festival to an online format.


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In this week's "Cinema Chat," WEMU's David Fair sits down with Michigan and State Theater executive director to discuss the latest movie news and all of the new flicks landing at your local movie house this weekend.  Plus, Leslie Raymond stops by to talk about this year's Ann Arbor Film Festival, including precautions being taken amidst the current public health crisis.


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Concerns over the Coronavirus are prompting a growing number of local organizations to cancel, postpone, or issue advisories about upcoming events.

The Ann Arbor District Library is cancelling all library events and programs, effective immediately, and until further notice, although the libraries themselves will remain open to the public.

WEMU’s Lisa Barry talks with Library Director Josie Parker about their decision made in the interest of public health.


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“Welcome to Commie High” has been several years in the making and will have its world premiere at the Ann Arbor Film Festival at the Michigan Theater March 28th.  WEMU’s Lisa Barry talks with film director and producer Donald Harrison about the message and emotions viewers will likely get from this documentary about this unique Ann Arbor high school.


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It's the spookiest, scariest time of the year, and a good movie goes well with it.  In this week's "Cinema Chat," WEMU's David Fair sits down with Michigan and State Theater executive director Russ Collins to talk about the latest movie news and all of the new flicks hitting theatres this Halloween weekend.


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Summertime is starting to wind down, but the movies still keep on coming.  In this week's "Cinema Chat," WEMU's David Fair talks to Michigan and State Theater executive director Russ Collins about the latest movie news and all of the flicks landing on the big screen this weekend.


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Film festival season is getting started, and box office records are being shattered!  In this week's "Cinema Chat," WEMU's David Fair talks to Michigan and State Theater executive director Russ Collins about the latest Hollywood news and all of the new films arriving on the big screen this weekend.


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There's plenty to check out in the movie world, including the 57th Ann Arbor Film Festival!  In this week's "Cinema Chat," WEMU's David Fair and Michigan and State Theater executive director Russ Collins discuss the latest movie news and all of the new flicks hitting the silver screen this weekend.


Ann Arbor Film Fest
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In this week's "Cinema Chat," WEMU's David Fair and Michigan and State Theater executive director Russ Collins talk about the latest movie news and all of the new films hitting the big screen this weekend.  Plus, Leslie Raymond drops by to give you the inside scoop on the 57th Ann Arbor Film Festival.


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The Spring 2018 Pledge Drive has wrapped up, so let's unwind with some good movies!  In this week's "Cinema Chat," WEMU's David Fair talks to Michigan and State Theater executive director Russ Collins about the latest movie news and all of the films you check out this weekend.


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In this week's "Cinema Chat," WEMU's David Fair talks to Michigan and State Theater executive director Russ Collins about all of the new and returning films coming to the big screen this weekend.  Plus, special guest Leslie Raymond joins them to discuss this year's Ann Arbor Film Festival!

WEMU's Spring Pledge Drive ended with a bang, so let's celebrate with some movies!  In this week's "Cinema Chat," WEMU's David Fair talks to Michigan Theater executive director Russ Collins about the movie business and the films available to you this weekend.  


Michigan Theater
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In this week's "Cinema Chat," WEMU's David Fair talks to Michigan Theater executive director Russ Collins about the movie business and all of the flicks coming to the big screen this weekend.  Plus, special guest Leslie Raymond offers a preview of the 2017 Ann Arbor Film Festival!


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On this week's Art & Soul, I am joined by local journalist and blogger Jenn McKee and the Executive Director of the 55th Ann Arbor Film Festival, Leslie Raymond.


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The Ann Arbor Film Festival is the longest running independent and experimental film festival in North America.  In its 54th year, it continues to impact the local economy.


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Spring is in the air and so is the 2016 Ann Arbor Film Festival!  In this week's "Cinema Chat," WEMU's David Fair, Michigan Theater Executive Director Russ Collins, and Ann Arbor Film Festival Executive Director Leslie Raymond preview this year's festival and all the movies coming to the big screen this weekend.


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The 53rd Ann Arbor Film Festival is underway and advocates for the arts hit Washington to fight for greater federal support. Those are just a few of the topics highlighted in this week's 'Cinema Chat' with David Fair and Russ Collins. 


Cinema Chat: Ann Arbor Film Festival Special Edition

Mar 19, 2015
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This week's Cinema Chat is an extended length "special edition" focusing on this year's Ann Arbor Film Festival.  Patrick Campion talks with Russ Collins and Leslie Raymond. 

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  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.

Cinema Chat: The Ann Arbor Film Festival

Mar 21, 2013

The 51st annual Ann Arbor Film Festival is underway.   Everything you need to know about it is on this week's Cinema Chat from WEMU.

The 51st annual Ann Arbor Film Festival kicked off Tuesday night with the opening gala at the Michigan Theater.   WEMU's Andrew Cluley was there.