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Russ Collins
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The Ann Arbor Art Fairs are now officially open!  But, if you ever need to cool down from the outdoor heat, you can always catch a good flick!  In this week's "Cinema Chat," WEMU's David Fair talks with Michigan and State Theater executive director Russ Collins about the latest movie news and all of the new films coming to your local movie house this weekend.

Russ Collins
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Russ Collins has served as the executive director of the Michigan Theater Foundation since 1982.  In his tenure, he has led capital campaigns that have resulted in the the award winning restoration of the Michigan Theater and the more recent overhaul of the State Theatre.  Over the weekend, he was honored by the League of Historical American Theaters with this year's Award for Outstanding Individual Contribution.  Russ made a special appearance at WEMU to talk about this award.