polls: Three major movies with local angles open today; what are you hoping to see?
In a rather odd accident of timing, three national movie releases with significant ties to Ann Arbor will screen this weekend.
• "Bully," the acclaimed documentary about the issue of bullying, has been in limited release for a couple of weeks, but tonight marks its local premiere, at the State Theatre. Katy Butler, an Ann Arbor student who herself has been bullied, led a successful nationwide effort to get the movie's rating changed from R to PG-13 so that more teens will be able to see it.
• "Chimpanzee," the latest true-life documentary from Disneynature, opens nationally today—and locally at Quality 16 and Rave Motion Pictures. University of Michigan Professor John Mitani played a key off-screen role in the making of the movie.
• "The Five Year Engagement," the high-profile romantic comedy starring Jason Segel and Emily Blunt, gets a special sneak preview screening at the Michigan Theater tonight as a benefit for 826michigan. (The movie opens in wide release next Friday.) "Engagement" was filmed primarily in Ann Arbor last year, and is also set here.
Which of the three are you planning to see?