Archive for the ‘Documentaries’ Category

In the City

Friday, January 11th, 2008

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.


Memories of ’07

Monday, December 31st, 2007

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).


Whole New Worlds

Saturday, November 24th, 2007

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.


A Matter of Trust

Sunday, October 21st, 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.


Following Your Curiosity

Monday, April 23rd, 2007

For the curious-minded, the Michigan Theater can be a treasure chest of intriguing information and fascinating images.


DFT Details

Sunday, March 25th, 2007

The texture of the Detroit Film Theatre is often like a finely played piece of chamber music.


A DFT Education

Sunday, February 11th, 2007

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.”


Excitement of New DFT Schedule

Saturday, January 27th, 2007

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.


A Rock’n’Roll Journey

Sunday, December 10th, 2006

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.


Wartime Film

Saturday, November 11th, 2006

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.