As I drove to downtown Detroit on January 10, 2008 for the first movie of the Winter/Spring 2008 season of the Detroit Film Theatre, I thought about how the city landscape plays a role in the DFT experience.
Archive for the ‘Documentaries’ Category
The hopeful, vulnerable face of the six-year-old Russian boy in The Italian, and his moving journey from an orphanage to maybe a real family and home (Detroit Film Theatre and Michigan Theater).
The Detroit Film Theatre saw many new worlds come alive during the first weekend of the public re-opening of the Detroit Institute of Arts on November 23-25, 2007.
As I listened to the famous documentary filmmaker Albert Maysles speak at the Detroit Film Theatre on October 20, 2007, I thought about the importance of trust in his work.
For the curious-minded, the Michigan Theater can be a treasure chest of intriguing information and fascinating images.
The texture of the Detroit Film Theatre is often like a finely played piece of chamber music.
The Detroit Film Theatre is part of the Detroit Institute of Arts, whose mission statement reads, “The DIA creates experiences that help each visitor find personal meaning in art.”
One of the most enjoyable parts of visiting the Detroit Film Theatre is seeing a new schedule. My first glimpse of the wide variety of films that the DFT presents each season always fills me with a heady mixture of curiosity and anticipation.
After I watched the film New York Doll at the Detroit Film Theatre on December 8, 2006, the warm afterglow of this poignant movie helped shield me from the sharp chill of the winter evening. I turned on the car radio, and there was John Lennon on WCSX (94.7 FM), singing “Watching the Wheels,” as part of that classic rock station’s tribute to Lennon, who was shot to death 26 years ago on December 8.
As I drove home from the Redford Theatre last night, oldies station WOMC-FM was playing “Ballad of the Green Berets”, a 1966 salute to soldiers fighting in the Vietnam War. That popular song honored U.S. troops during a war that, like the current Iraq War, divided the country, provoked many protests, and shook up the political power structure in the United States.