year in review

Ann Arbor
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Due to the pandemic, the City of Ann Arbor is wrapping up the year with some serious budget challenges and community concerns.  WEMU's Lisa Barry talks with Mayor Christopher Taylor for their annual "year-in-review" interview about the year coming to a close and what lies ahead for 2021.


Film
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The coronavirus pandemic proved to be devastating for numerous businesses, including the movie industry.  Theaters across the nation, including the Michigan Theater and State Theatre in Ann Arbor, had to shut down.  Plus, studios and distributors had to rethink how to share their films with the public.  In this week's "Cinema Chat," WEMU's David Fair and Michigan Theater Foundation executive director Russ Collins reexamine this year's cinematic events and trends, as well as discuss this year's highlights in film.


Film
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It was a whirlwind time in the film world, so, before the New Year kicks off, let's look back at what celluloid offered the masses this year.  In this week's "Cinema Chat," WEMU's David Fair, Michigan and State Theater executive director Russ Collins, and WEMU's Michael Jewett all sit down for a conversation about the cinematic year that was 2019.