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Posted on Thu, Mar 15, 2012 : 12:24 p.m.

Jason Segel talks about his time in Ann Arbor

By Staff

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Today's Detroit Free Press has a story about Jason Segel and his new film, "Jeff, Who Lives at Home," which opens this weekend. (Locally, it screens at the State Theatre.)

But Segel also, of course, spent a good bit of time in Ann Arbor last year while filming "The Five Year Engagement," and he talks about that in the article, too.

"I'm a big fan of a small town," Segel told the Free Press. "I got to very quickly find your local pubs. I had my bar crawl. I had the restaurants I liked. Everyone knew your name."

He also referenced how he found himself at the Stooges' homecoming concert while in town.

"I was just randomly walking down State Street," he told the Free Press. "There was an Iggy Pop concert going on. I tried to get tickets and they said it was sold out. And then some dude happened to recognize me from 'Freaks and Geeks,' which I did 10 years ago, and was like, 'Hey, do you want to see the concert?' He turned out to be the violin player or something. I spent the whole night backstage with Iggy Pop and Henry Rollins."

Read the Free Press article here.

"The Five Year Engagement" will have a benefit sneak preview screening at the Michigan Theater on April 20. Check out past coverage of the movie here.


Wolf's Bane

Thu, Mar 15, 2012 : 5:54 p.m.

Well, those days are behind us since Gov. Snyder has repealed all of the Michigan Film Incentives. Thanks a lot Snyder!


Thu, Mar 15, 2012 : 5:21 p.m.

Hopefully Jason will speak with about his Ann Arbor-filmed movie.