Ann Arbor chefs join Michigan Theater to discuss culinary industry, answer questions Monday
ANN ARBOR, Mich. – At 7 p.m. on Monday, Michigan Theater audiences can learn more about four inspiring Ann Arbor chefs. As part of its Women’s Voices series presented by Toyota, Michigan Theater will begin virtual screenings of Her Name is Chef on Friday. The documentary explores the changing culture of the culinary industry through the stories of six female chefs. Virtual screenings cost $12 to rent, $10 for Michigan Theater members and is free for gold members. If rented through the MTF AgileLink streaming platform, 50 percent of proceeds from the film benefit the independent Ann Arbor theater.
Ann Arbor’s Michigan Theater to launch series of films centered around women’s stories Friday
ANN ARBOR – The Michigan Theater has partnered with Toyota to add a Diversity Film Series kicking off this month in its Virtual Movie Palace. In celebration of Women’s History Month, the series will start with four films centered around women’s stories during the month of March. AdBelow are the four feature films in the series, with synopses by the Michigan Theater. The film opens virtually on March 12. AdThe film opens virtually on March 26.
Ann Arbor’s Michigan Theater showcases award-winning documentary
“The history of the Michigan Theater is the history of Buffalo; they tell the story of how a community’s perseverance, vision, and loyalty, even in the face of decline, can bring hope and change. At 7 p.m. on Monday, March 1, the independent Ann Arbor theater will host Wall and producer Eric Wojtanik for a Q&A session. Tickets cost $12, $10 for Michigan Theater members and are free for gold members. Fifty percent of film proceeds made through the MTF AgileLink will go to the Ann Arbor independent theater, according to the Michigan Theater website. In 2019, the documentary won an Audience Award at the Buffalo Film Festival and was an official selection of the 2019 Film Festival of Columbus and 2020 Maryland International Film Festival.
Documentary on Black male experiences in Washtenaw County premieres virtually on Sunday
ANN ARBOR – A new documentary by Washtenaw My Brother’s Keeper will premiere virtually on Sunday through a screening hosted by the Ann Arbor Area Community Foundation at 4 p.m. Directed by Fred Culpepper, the film documents the experience of Black men in Washtenaw County, from hopes to conflicts to thoughts and worries. Viewers will get a rare glimpse of openness and vulnerability -- and an open space where young Black men speak freely about their views and experiences, and share with mentors and peers in the community. Reminder that Washtenaw My Brother's Keeper (WMBK) documentary premieres this Sunday virtually at AAACF! AdThe partnership with WMBK has helped to guide AAACF’s EmpowerMENt Fund, which focuses on educational success and the uplifting of young Black men in Washtenaw County.
Francis becomes 1st pope to endorse same-sex civil unions
Pope Francis endorsed same-sex civil unions for the first time as pope while being interviewed for the feature-length documentary Francesco, which premiered Wednesday at the Rome Film Festival. However, he had never come out publicly in favor of civil unions as pope, and no pontiff before him had, either. “The pope’s statement clearly contradicts what has been the long-standing teaching of the church about same-sex unions," he said in a statement. Wim Wenders did that in the 2018 film “Pope Francis: A Man of His Word.”“Francesco,” is more a visual survey of the world’s crises and tragedies, with audio from the pope providing possible solutions. Instead, Rubin said, Bergoglio urged his fellow bishops to lobby for gay civil unions.
Heres what should be rolling on your home screen this weekend!
Movie theaters may still be closed but the movies are continuing to roll on home screens. Host Jason Carr talked to movie reviewer Greg Russell about new movies coming to Netflix and movies you can watch to get your baseball fix. Spelling The DreamThis Netflix documentary is about a group of kids who have dominated the National Scripps Spelling Bee the past 12 years. This movie will take you on an inside look at how they prepare themselves for the competition. If youre missing the great american pastime you can checkout these baseball movies.
A CBS News documentary: "The Faces of Family Separation"
A CBS News documentary: "The Faces of Family Separation" CBS News takes viewers inside the real-life challenges facing migrant families split apart by the Trump administration's "Zero Tolerance" policy. The documentary provides an immersive look at the hotly debated issue through the eyes of those impacted the most — the fathers, mothers, sons and daughters separated and unaware when they'll see their family members again.cbsnews.com
"Murder in the Park": New documentary explores controversial case
In 1999 Anthony Porter was released after spending 16 years on death row in an Illinois prison. Porter had been convicted in the 1982 murder of two teenagers in a Chicago park. According to a new documentary “Murder in the Park,” there is more to the story. The film’s co-director Shawn Rech joins “CBS This Morning: Saturday” to talk more about the case.cbsnews.com
"The And" displays complicated truths of couples' experiences
The upcoming interactive documentary asks 30 couples of all ages, backgrounds and genders to be honest about sex, money, power and more. Director Topaz Adizes and creative director of marketing agency "Noise" Nathan Phillips join the "CBS This Morning" co-hosts to discuss the documentary. For more, visit www.theand.us.cbsnews.com