Two decades ago, Lucy Liu was a far cry from the ceremonious decapitations and Josh Hartnett-chasing her recent film roles have prescribed. In 1988, she starred onstage at the Power Center in a production of “Jesus Christ Superstar.”

This weekend, Liu will return to Ann Arbor in a small way. The actress served as producer on the documentary “Freedom’s Fury,” which will screen at The Michigan Theater tomorrow and Friday only at 7 p.m. The film’s writer/director, Colin Gray, is an Ann Arbor native and University alum who befriended Liu on the set of “Superstar” during the 1988 production.

The film pivots around the 1956 Hungarian Revolution and subsequent Melbourne Olympic games, where the Hungarians faced off against the Soviet Union in what was called “the bloodiest game in Olympic history.”

Regular ticket prices apply, with the customary $6.75 discount given to students with ID.

Freedom’s Fury

Tomorrow and Friday at 7 p.m.

At the Michigan Theater

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