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43 Years of Eye-Opening Experiences

MATRIX:MIDLAND enriches lives through the celebration of art, science and the humanities. Presenting fresh ideas that are both inspiring and thought provoking.

Upcoming Events

Reel Talks: Alone

SEP 23, 7:30 PM
MATRIX:MIDLAND
Hosted by: Zach Green


MATRIX:MIDLAND enriches lives through the celebration of art, science and the humanities. Presenting fresh ideas that are both inspiring and thought provoking. In that spirit we are introducing Matrix Virtual Cinema Discussions. Discussions will occur every other week this summer. Be ready to dive right in at 7:30 pm. The event is free but registration is required. 

About Zach: As an Executive Producer with over 18 years in the entertainment industry, Zach has wide-ranging experience producing series for both cable and broadcast networks in some of the most remote regions of the planet. Green began his career on CBS’s ‘Survivor’, and has overseen production on projects including Discovery Channel’s ‘American Chopper’ and ‘Out of the Wild’, Animal Planet’s ‘Raw Nature’, as well as History Channel’s ‘Top Shot’.

From Zach Green: "I'm the Executive Producer of the series. I've produced many different shows over my career, but this series is the one I'm most proud of. It's the most authentic storytelling on television in my opinion, and it's an incredible challenge to produce both in the field and in the edit bay."

Reel Talks: UP

OCT 7, 7:30 PM
MATRIX:MIDLAND
Hosted by: Carly Lillard and Jenée Velasquez


MATRIX:MIDLAND enriches lives through the celebration of art, science and the humanities. Presenting fresh ideas that are both inspiring and thought provoking. In that spirit we are introducing Matrix Virtual Cinema Discussions. Discussions will occur every other week this summer. Be ready to dive right in at 7:30 pm. The event is free but registration is required. 

From Jenée and Carly:  We chose this film (and TED Talk) after Jenée made Carly realize that talking about malaria wasn’t as much fun as watching a young scout serve a grumpy, old man. UP is a family friendly film that can used to teach children the importance of serving others in the community.


Young Russell set out to earn a badge, but learned a much more about serving others above his own needs. We also viewed the TED Talk: Want to help someone? Shut up and listen! By Ernesto Sirolli. Ernesto Sirolli is a noted authority in the field of sustainable economic development and is the founder of the Sirolli Institute, an international non-profit organization that teaches community leaders how to establish and maintain Enterprise Facilitation projects in their community.

Reel Talks: Short Term 12

OCT 21, 7:30 PM
MATRIX:MIDLAND
Hosted by: Ben Tierney


MATRIX:MIDLAND enriches lives through the celebration of art, science and the humanities. Presenting fresh ideas that are both inspiring and thought provoking. In that spirit we are introducing Matrix Virtual Cinema Discussions. Discussions will occur every other week this summer. Be ready to dive right in at 7:30 pm. The event is free but registration is required. 

Why Ben selected this film:  While the tone and subject of this low-budget indie film are very serious, there are enough lighthearted moments to balance it out. Powerful performances across the board shed light on the difficult topic of abuse in several raw and emotional scenes. You may want to substitute the popcorn with tissues – it’s the only movie that’s ever made me shed a tear!
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MATRIX:MIDLAND Film Series

The MATRIX:MIDLAND Film Series gives patrons the opportunity to experience a world of films – right at our doorstep!

Directions to Midland Center for the Arts

We are just a 2-hour drive from Detroit, Grand Rapids, and Traverse City, with easy access to US-10 and M-20.