CJS Cinetopia Film Screening | The Big House
Ann Arbor, Michigan is the prototypical college town—a small city with a massive research university, a tradition of political radicalism and Michigan Stadium, the largest in the United States and the home of University of Michigan football. With a capacity of 107,601 the entire population of Ann Arbor fits in the stadium, which fans affectionately call “The Big House.” Michigan football goes back to 1879, and is known for its distinctive winged helmet and its fight song “The Victors.” But this direct-cinema documentary eschews gridiron grandeur to look closely at all the labor—from the cooks to the cops to the cleaners—that goes into hosting 100,000 people. Shot against the backdrop of the 2016 election and the rise of Donald Trump, it presents a microcosm of America by showing everything but the game.
|Building:||Off Campus Location|
|Location:||State Theatre, Ann Arbor|
|Cost:||Tickets must be purchased from the venue.|
|Event Type:||Film Screening|
|Tags:||Asia, Athletics - Football, Film, Japanese Studies|
|Source:||Happening @ Michigan from Center for Japanese Studies, International Institute, Asian Languages and Cultures|
Saturday, June 2, 2018 7:00-9:00 PM
Sunday, June 10, 2018 1:00-3:00 PM  (Last)
International Institute Programming
The International Institute’s centers sponsor numerous conferences, lectures, exhibits, and cultural performances throughout the year. These events are designed to educate the university community and the public about global issues and inspire discussion and dialogue.
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