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This Week at the DFT: The Story of Film (part 3 and 4) and The Alloy Orchestra does Metropolis!!!!!!!!!!!1

This Week at the DFT: The Story of Film (part 3 and 4) and The Alloy Orchestra does Metropolis!!!!!!!!!!!1

October 4, 2012 No Comments

Join us this Saturday, October 5 at 3pm for parts 3 and 4 of the wonderful “The Story of Film.”  Here is an opportunity to experience the film world of the remarkable 1920’s and 1930’s! And then at 7:30, the Alloy Orchestra will accompany the richly remastered and restored Fritz Lang uber classic “Metropolis”.  What […]

This Week at the Detroit Film Theatre: Louder than Love (SOLD OUT!) and Jiro Dreams of Sushi

April 4, 2012 No Comments

Contratualions to the DFT fo their two sold out screenings of “Louder than Love” an homage to the Grande Ballroom….don’t despair…an equally compelling film “Jiro Dreams of Sushi” is screening on April 6 and 7 at 9:30 and April 8 at 4;30….foodies and Oedipal-philes unite !

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The Gold Rush

The Gold Rush

March 20, 2012 1 Comment

“The Gold Rush” is one of those classic films I felt I must have seen…after all,  Chaplin’s 1925 masterpiece (at least the film HE hoped to be remembered for) seemed so familiar.  I could of course instantly recognize The Tramp and had seen pieces of the film numerous times (the famous shoe-eating scene that must have sparked […]

A Separation

February 26, 2012 No Comments

This fantastic film just won the Academy Award for Best Foreign Film…..it is a sensitive film that offers no easy solutions, gratuitous “feel good” moments or contrived tragedies….instead, this Iranian film respects its audience and invites them to struggle with the dilemmas faced by its protagonists…if you missed it this weekend at the Detroit Film […]

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2012 Academy Nominated Short Films at the DFT

2012 Academy Nominated Short Films at the DFT

February 12, 2012 3 Comments

The Detroit Film Theatre has once again offered us the opportunity to experience films not normally shared in the commercial market–hosting a pre-Oscar viewing of the nominees for best animated short and live action short films…this year’s choices span a wide international and broad subject choices screened at the marvelous DFT. The animated films span […]

This Week at the DFT

January 25, 2012 No Comments

T!1his is a blockbuster weekend for the DFT:  starting with Saturday, Januray 28 at 2pm is Andrei Rublev, Tarkovsky’s masterpiece!!!  Followup up with “Detroit Revisited:  The Making of a Plant” part of the DFT’s committment to the spirit of our city.  Then Friday evening at 7pm( and Saturday and Sunday) catch “Outrage”…..

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DFT Winter Season begins January 13

January 1, 2012 No Comments

The Detroit Film Theatre opens its 2012 season on January 13 with Aki Kaurismaki’s  wonderful new film “Le Havre” -one of the big hits at this year’s Toronto Film Festival. The film will screen on January 13 and 14 at 7pm and January 15 at 2pm (also January 20, 21 at 9:30 and January 22at […]

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This Week at the DFT: World on a Wire

November 19, 2011 No Comments

Ranier Werner Fassbinder’s  World on a Wire has been restored in all its 1970’s kinky glory for this weekend’s screenings at the DFT (November 18 at 7:30, November 19 at 7pm and November 20 @ 2pm)…this  212 minute film was way ahead of its time, with the tale of cyberworld antics and Matrix-like questions of […]

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This Week at the DFT: La Rafle, Passione, A Woman Like That

October 20, 2011 No Comments

The DFT is offering a wide range of film experience this weekend.  La Rafle is screening October 21 and 22 at 7pm and October 23 at 2pm.  The repeat screening of John Tuturro’s wonderful Passione is screening on October 21 and 22 at 9:30 and October 23 at 4:30.  A Woman Like That , a […]

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Mozart’s Sister

Mozart’s Sister

October 2, 2011 5 Comments

Mozart had a SISTER?  Director Rene Fere answers this question by providing a touching film imagining the life of Marie Anna Mozart, older sister of Wolfgang who was herself a musical prodigy and whose talents were sadly eclipsed by the genius-appropriate gender of her brilliant younger brother.  Fere  captures the sadness of  the story without […]

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