The Michigan Theater Main Auditorium
Angell Hall
8:00 PM (98 min)
Before You Know It
Opening Night Film!
Stage manager Rachel Gurner still lives in her childhood apartment—along with her off-kilter actress sister, Jackie; eccentric playwright father Mel; and deadpan preteen niece Dodge—above the tiny theatre they own and operate. Level-headed and turtleneck-wearing Rachel is the only thing standing between her family and utter chaos. Then, in the wake of a sudden family tragedy, Rachel and Jackie learn their presumed-deceased mother is actually alive and thriving as a soap-opera star. Now the sisters’ already-precarious balance turns upside down, and Rachel must figure out how to liberate herself from this surreal imbroglio.
Followed by a Q&A with director/star/writer Hannah Pearl Utt and co-writer/co-star Jen Tullock
6:00 PM (124 min)
Household Saints
Part of the U-M Mavericks and Makers Symposium!Household Saints is a leisurely-paced portrait of three different generations of working-class, New York-based, Italian women. Carmela Santangelo (JUDITH MALINA) is an elderly immigrant whose son (VINCENT D'ONOFRIO) wins a wife, Catherine Falconetti (TRACEY ULLMAN), during a pinochle game. The pair have a daughter, Teresa (LILI TAYLOR), who becomes obsessed with religion, eventually believing that she will become the bride of Christ.