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Movie buffs: get ready for new film season at Flint Institute of Arts

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Movie buffs; it's time to get your popcorn.  The Flint Institute of Arts is getting ready for a new exciting season of unique film screenings. 

Screenings in the Friends of Modern Art film series are at 7:30 p.m. Fridays-Saturdays (and select Thursdays) and 2 p.m. Sundays at the Flint Institute of Arts, 1120 E. Kearsley St. 

The curtain rises on September 9th for a film called Maggie’s Plan. (U.S., 2016)  Directed by Rebecca Miller, 98 min., rated R

In it, a young woman (Greta Gerwig) longing to start a family gets involved in a complicated love triangle with a professor (Ethan Hawke) and his theorist wife (Julianne Moore). Bill Hader and Maya Rudolph co-star in a romantic comedy-drama The New York Times calls “tart but not sour, sweet but not too sweet.”

Sept. 16-18: Sing Street, (Ireland/U.K./U.S., 2016)  Directed by John Carney, 106 min., rated PG-13

In a funny and artful coming-of-age movie from the writer-director of Once, a teenage boy in 1985 Dublin escapes his strained family life by starting a pop-rock band to impress the girl he likes. The Playlist lauds this as “supremely entertaining.”

Sept. 23-25: The Man Who Knew Infinity, (United Kingdom, 2016)  Directed by Matthew Brown, 108 min., rated PG-13

Dev Patel (Slumdog Millionaire) and Oscar winner Jeremy Irons co-star in a dramatization of the story of pioneer Indian mathematician Srinivasa Ramanujan and his friendship with mentor and professor G.H. Hardy. 

Sept. 30-Oct. 2: The Lobster, (Ireland/U.K./France, 2015)  Directed by Yorgos Lanthimos, 119 min., rated R

In an offbeat mix of romance, comedy, and dystopian sci-fi, a newly single man (Colin Farrell) must find a partner in a society in which the unattached are turned into animals if they cannot find true love.  Rachel Weisz, Lea Seydoux, and John C. Reilly co-star in a mordantly funny fable about modern relationships.

Oct. 7-9: Genius, (U.K./U.S., 2016)  Directed by Michael Grandage, 104 minutes, rated PG-13

Oscar winner Colin Firth portrays legendary book editor Max Perkins, who collaborated with some of America’s brightest literary lights, among them Thomas Wolfe, F. Scott Fitzgerald, and Ernest Hemingway.  Also in the impressive cast: Jude Law, Nicole Kidman, Dominic West, and Laura Linney.

Admission is $6 for nonmembers, $5 for FIA members, $4 for FOMA members, unless noted.  Details: (810) 234-1695,

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