Mark Ruffalo and Zoe Saldana star in 'Infinitely Polar Bear.' (Michigan Theater)
The Michigan Theater is staying ahead of the curve with two special preview events in January.
The first is a Tuesday screening of “At Middleton,” starring Vera Farmiga and Andy Garcia, which is part of the new New York Film Critics series that offers advance looks at films of interest. Garcia and Farmiga play parents who fall in love while taking their children on a college admissions tour.
The 8 p.m. screening is preceded by a live broadcast introduction from film critic Alison Bailes. Following the movie will be a live broadcast interview with Farmiga, Garcia and director Adam Rogers, moderated by Rolling Stone film critic Peter Travers.
On Jan. 30, the Michigan Theater will screen “Infinitely Polar Bear,” a film being shown at this year’s Sundance Film Festival. For the fifth year in a row, the Michigan has been chosen as one of nine theaters nationwide to premiere a film while it’s playing at Sundance.
“Infinitely Polar Bear” stars Mark Ruffalo as a bipolar father who has to take care of his children when his wife (Zoe Saldana) returns to college. Writer-director Maya Forbes and producer Wally Wolodarsky will be on hand for the screening.
On Jan. 28 and 29 the theater will screen a collection of the best Sundance short films from 2013.
Michigan Theater exclusives
8 p.m. Tuesday
Tickets $22, $20 students, $18 member
‘Infinitely Polar Bear’
7:30 p.m. Jan. 30
603 E. Liberty