Like a housewife fed up with her husband asking what she does around the house all day, God (Morgan Freeman)puts the chores — and the powers and responsibilities — of running Buffalo in Bruce’s (Jim Carrey) incapable hands. This comic fable begs comparison to It’s a Wonderful Life, but doesn’t have a prayer.
Finishing off Madstone Theaters’ Film Forward Independent Film Festival are a couple of peculiar islands of thought — strange birds brought to lights, camera and action — disturbing poetic visions on-screen May 29-June 11 in Ann Arbor.
This documentary follows eight participants in the 1999 National Spelling Bee as they struggle with words that mere mortals only run across in, uh, spelling tests. Each of the eight kids has their own story, and, not surprisingly, the most affecting tales are those of the underprivileged.
French filmmaker Cedric Klapisch has mastered just the right tone for his busy coming-of-age tale — neither too silly nor too serious and always a pleasure to watch — about a young French student who decides it would be advantageous to spend a year in Barcelona.
An art gallery restaurant that features an international menu of reinvented favorites. Vegetarian and vegan friendly dishes are featured. Only the freshest ingredients are used in their dishes, and organic ingredients are used whenever possible. From the viande selection only all-natural chemical free free-range chicken, certified Angus beef tenderloin, all-natural chemical free seafood and pork are perpared in their entrees. There are various specials on the weekends. A full selection of fine wines, beers and coctails are availble to compliment any meal choice. The menu is seansonal and changes several times a year to keep in line with seasonl changes in order to ensure the freshest ingredients. The restaurant is also a full art gallery that features various artists' works throughout the year. Showings change every month or two. All of the artwork in the restaurant is available for sale. Permision has been given to the Starving Artist to set a few side walk tables out front, and, if they get busy enough this summer, they may serve outdoors on the back terrace as well. It's hard to think of anything finer than to sit ouside on a summer monring with a mimosa. Closed Sunday and Monday.