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Hottest Films of the Upcoming Festival Circuit: What are you looking for???

Hottest Films of the Upcoming Festival Circuit: What are you looking for???

June 18, 2014 No Comments

If you’ve grown weary of the summer blockbuster batch, you are probably wondering about the films that lit up the screens in Cannes and those making their way to Toronto, Venice  Telluride and ultimately to us. Fortunately, there are ample sites scooping the most exciting films in our near future. If you are planning to […]

The Detroit Film Theater Goes to The Toronto Film Festival: September 4-7

The Detroit Film Theater Goes to The Toronto Film Festival: September 4-7

June 17, 2014 No Comments

The Detroit Film Theater is sponsoring its annual trek to the Toronto Film Festival on the opening weekend! Join DFT curator Elliot Wilhelm who once again will lead his group of intrepid cinephiles through premieres of the year’s most influential films. The DFT offers several packages that simplify the experience:  transportation by train, lodging at […]

The Classic Redford Theater Presents: War of the Worlds and Invasion of the Body Snatchers!

The Classic Redford Theater Presents: War of the Worlds and Invasion of the Body Snatchers!

June 10, 2014 No Comments

Friday, June 13 8pm Saturday, June 14 2pm and 8pm Don’t miss the classic Redford Theater’s romp through 1950’s sci-fi heaven with the double feature presentations this weekend of War of the Worlds and Invasion of the Body Snatchers. The Redford opened its movie doors in 1928 and has remained in continuous operation with the […]

Cinetopia: June 4-8 (A Film Festival of Festivals) was remarkable!

Cinetopia: June 4-8 (A Film Festival of Festivals) was remarkable!

May 8, 2014 No Comments

This year’s Cientopia offered events usually reserved for those attending Cannes, Toronto, Berlin, Tribeca and LA Film Festivals.  Appearances by Spike Lee and John Sayles and a host of films in Detroit and Ann Arbor (see my favorite “A Story of Children and Film” written above) lit our screens and provided local cinephiles with a […]

Maple Theater Presents: Secret Cinema Thursday, June 19 at 7:30pm

Maple Theater Presents: Secret Cinema Thursday, June 19 at 7:30pm

March 9, 2014 No Comments

Join the cinephiles at the Maple Theater for a chance to screen the “new Hollywood” serving of the Secret Cinema. The Maple has done a marvelous job of offering the opportunity to view classic movies on the big screen. $5   What a Deal! See you at the Maple

Reel Deal Goes to the Movies: In Bloom at the DFT, Sunday, March 30 at 2pm

Reel Deal Goes to the Movies: In Bloom at the DFT, Sunday, March 30 at 2pm

March 9, 2014 No Comments

Join us on Sunday, March 30 at 2pm at the Detroit Film Theater for a screening of: In Bloom Discussion to follow. MEET IN CRYSTAL GALLERY AFTER THE FILM – 3:45PM! This is a riveting film about adolescent girlhood in Georgia (Soviet) joining the ranks of recent films pondering the questions about this developmental challenge. See […]

Sunday Night at the Oscars

Sunday Night at the Oscars

March 2, 2014 No Comments

Frozen just won best animated film. Who cares? Those of us who love films may cringe at the commercialization of movies and the pandering to big business but try to keep us away from the red carpet. We may complain about the ultimate choices when those films that we KNOW are far superior fail to […]

Reel Deal Presents Hitchcock’s Spellbound: Sunday, February 9 at 1pm

January 22, 2014 No Comments

Join us at the Bloomfield Library on Sunday, February 9 for the first Reel Deal program of the 2014 season:  Alfred Hitchcock’s Spellbound. Bloomfield Pubic Library 1-3pm Director’s chair:  Brian Murphy PhD Psychoanalyst:  Charles Burch, PhD

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Special Symposium: Happy Endings: Real Life and the Movies

Special Symposium: Happy Endings: Real Life and the Movies

January 13, 2014 2 Comments

The Reel Deal went to the movies at the Waldorf Astoria last Saturday with “Happy Endings:  Real Life and the Cinema.”  Elliot Wilhelm, our own DFT curator was the key speaker for a wonderful program that explored the remarkable ability of film to reveal complex aspects of human existence despite (and sometimes with) the inevitable […]

The 40th anniversary celebration of the Detroit Film Theater: January 10-13

The 40th anniversary celebration of the Detroit Film Theater: January 10-13

January 2, 2014 No Comments

Movie geeks, cinephiles and cineastes united this weekend to celebrate the 40th anniversary of the Detroit Film Theater. There were ten films screened, offered at 1974 prices.  Those who attended the wonderful strolling dinner in the Rivera Court on Saturday evening celebrated the success of the DFT and sipped champagne in the balcony while watching […]

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Coursera and the Reel Deal Mind Join Again on September 2 for: Scandinavian Film and Television!

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