Week in CineLife December 8th, 2017

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I, Tonya – Based on the true events of Tonya Harding. Harding (Margot Robbie) is an American figure skater rising through the ranks of competitive figure skating when she is disgraced by events leading up to the 1994 Winter Olympics when her husband Jeff Gillooly (Sebastian Stan) tries to eliminate her rival Nancy Kerrigan (Caitlin Carver) from competition.

I, Tonya opens in New York and Los Angeles on December 8th with a wider release expected to happen in January.

For more on I, Tonya, click here

Lady Bird – One of the highest rated movies ever on Rotten Tomatoes receiving a fresh rating of 100% and a 94 on Metacritic. Lady Bird is the story of a relationship between a mother (Laurie Metcalf) trying to provide for her family and a strong-willed, opinionated daughter (Saoirse Ronan) in a modern coming of age tale.

Lady Bird is now playing at select theatres.

For more info on Lady Bird, click here

The first annual Los Angeles Online Film Critics Society (LAOFCS) Award nominations were announced on Monday with an interesting twist. The group split the category of “Best Director” into two groups; Best Male Director and Best Female Director, in an effort to recognize the power of female filmmakers.

To read more about the LAOFCS award nominations, please click here to read the full article.

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Omaha, NE

The 92-year-old Dundee Theater reopened Friday December 1st, bigger than ever and fresher than it’s been in many years.

The Dundee, closed since 2013, was purchased last year by Susie Buffett’s Sherwood Foundation and gifted to the nonprofit Film Streams, which also owns the two-screen Ruth Sokolof Theater downtown.

Click here to read the full article on the Dundee Theater opening. Click here for events and showtimes.

Ann Arbor, MI

The historic State Theater will reopen on December 8th, just in time for it’s 75th birthday celebration. The newly renovated 4 screen State Theater introduces a full service elevator, escalator, spacious seating, full cocktail bar, updated projection and Dolby sound.

Click here for a the full article detailing the State Theater’s reopening. Click here for events and showtimes.


New Spotlight Pre-show Trivia is hitting movie screens this Friday and can be seen on the CineLife app right now. Here is a factoid about the movie, I, Tonya:

“For the acclaimed biopic I, Tonya, director Craig Gillespie pulled off an astonishing 270 scenes in a 31-day shoot.”

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