Archive for the ‘Detroit Film Theatre’ Category

Museum Pieces

Monday, June 20th, 2016

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During the recent bankruptcy proceedings for the city of Detroit, the Detroit Institute of Arts was threatened with the sale of some of its art. During World War II, the art at the Louvre Museum in Paris also was threatened, by the approaching German army, as shown in the new movie Francofonia, which I saw at the Detroit Film Theatre at the DIA on Sunday, June 19, 2016.

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Storytellers

Tuesday, May 3rd, 2016

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When Lewis Grassic Gibbon wrote the novel Sunset Song in the early 1930s, he faced the challenge of using only words to create powerful images of early 20th century Scotland in the minds of his readers.  More than 80 years later, movie director Terence Davies used all of the resources of the motion picture to tell his own powerful version of the story.

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A Master’s Voice

Monday, January 11th, 2016

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François Truffaut was a enthusiastic student of film, and he created a fascinating record of this enthusiasm in his films, in his movie reviews in the magazine Cahiers du cinéma, and in books like The Films in My Life (1975).

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Visions of Rome

Monday, December 21st, 2015

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Rome has been the setting for many films, from historical epics like Julius Caesar to romantic dramas like Three Coins in the Fountain. Area moviegoers recently had the chance to see two vastly different movies that were filmed on location in Rome in the ten years after World War II.

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The First Ten Years

Wednesday, November 25th, 2015

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I sometimes feel amazed that an area can support three large historic movie theaters like the Detroit Film Theatre, Michigan Theater, and Redford Theatre. In most cities, any one of these theaters would be the center of attraction for fans of alternative film programs.

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Shelter from the Storm

Sunday, November 22nd, 2015

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I had been looking forward to seeing The Makioka Sisters at the Detroit Film Theatre on November 21, 2015, so I tried not to be bothered by the first (and very heavy) snowstorm of the winter.

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A Spielberg Halloween

Saturday, October 31st, 2015

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In the first ten years of an extraordinary career that has lasted more than four decades, director Steven Spielberg often tapped into the audience’s fear of the unknown.

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Individual Lives

Friday, October 9th, 2015

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Closeups are an important part of filmmaking, but sometimes a well-placed long shot can be just as revealing, like in Metropolis, which I saw at the Redford Theatre on October 3, 2015, and in The Third Man, which I watched at the Detroit Film Theatre on October 4, 2015.

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DFT Binge

Sunday, August 23rd, 2015

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It has become common for many people to watch several episodes of a television show back to back, thanks to video services like Netflix and television stations like the Decades TV Network.

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Pushed to the Limit

Sunday, July 26th, 2015

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A pair of movies at the Detroit Film Theatre on July 25, 2015 showed how human beings can respond to being pushed to the limit, both by circumstance and by their own choice.

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