Archive for the ‘Detroit Film Theatre’ Category

Renewal and Growth

Saturday, July 19th, 2014

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One of the philosophies that I carry around in my pocket is: Life is movement—either growth, decay, or renewal—and renewal always precedes growth.

The Detroit Film Theatre and Michigan Theater are currently applying this philosophy in different ways as they face the endless challenges of time and competition.

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Early Hitchcock

Sunday, March 2nd, 2014

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No film director unites the audiences of the Detroit Film Theatre, Michigan Theater, and Redford Theatre more than Alfred Hitchcock.

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DFT Classics

Saturday, January 11th, 2014

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The Detroit Film Theatre is probably best known for screening new foreign language, documentary, and American independent films that you are not likely to see in a mainstream commercial theater.

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That’s Not All Folks

Saturday, October 19th, 2013

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For many decades, a trip to a movie theater in the Detroit area promised more than just the feature film. It could also include extras like cartoons, newsreels, short comedies, travelogues, or other entertainments, both live and on screen.

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A Quarter Century

Monday, August 5th, 2013

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This past weekend marked 25 years since I first started attending movies at the Detroit Film Theatre. I first visited the DFT around August 1, 1988 for the German drama Wings of Desire.

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Cinetopia Selections

Wednesday, June 19th, 2013

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A two-day program of silent films starring Mary Pickford might have seemed out of place among the many new movies at the Cinetopia International Film Festival, but guest speaker Christel Schmidt helped put things in perspective.

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So Long Til Summer

Monday, April 29th, 2013

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The Detroit Film Theatre and Redford Theatre finished up their current seasons on the weekend of April 26-28, 2013 with the usual wide variety of movie entertainments that included classic, silent, and foreign language films. But before patrons enjoyed these treasures of the silver screen, theater representatives announced many special events in the coming months.

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Synergies

Saturday, April 20th, 2013

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I was pleasantly surprised the other day to see that this year the Detroit Film Theatre will be participating in the Cinetopia International Film Festival that the Michigan Theater started last year.

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Collecting Images

Saturday, January 19th, 2013

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A double feature on the opening weekend of the Detroit Film Theatre’s Winter 2013 season helped me better understand and appreciate how images are combined to create film and film-like experiences.

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Finding Expression

Sunday, November 18th, 2012

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The printed word, the moving picture, the photograph, the sound of a voice—all modes of expression of reflections, feelings, observations.

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