Archive for the ‘Detroit Film Theatre’ Category

South of the Border

Wednesday, September 21st, 2011

When you think of Mexican movies, you might think of dusty roads, adobe dwellings, mariachi music, and dramatically expressed passions. The Redford Theatre and Detroit Film Theatre recently gave their patrons a look at films based in Mexico, from two different perspectives.


Two Rides on the Potemkin

Sunday, August 28th, 2011

It’s Back to School time of year again. This fall, visitors to the Detroit Film Theatre and Michigan Theater will have chances to return to the classroom for special film presentations that include introductory remarks by the leaders of the theaters.


Added Value

Sunday, July 10th, 2011

I admit that it was hard to motivate myself to go see the 1926 German silent film Faust at the Detroit Film Theatre on July 9, 2011. After all, it was a beautiful summer afternoon—not the ideal time to spend two hours watching a serious movie about a man struggling with the temptations of the Devil.

But I knew that attending the DFT is more than just watching a motion picture on a screen. There’s always added value, both in the regular activities of the theater and in the different special events that it presents.


Making the Cut

Sunday, June 12th, 2011

When film editor Richard Chew took to the stage of the Detroit Film Theatre on June 11, 2011, he might have felt a sense of honor and accomplishment. Here he was, sharing the lessons of his life’s work, with a sophisticated group of film lovers, in the beautifully restored DFT.


End of the Season

Sunday, May 1st, 2011

As we struggle through the transition from winter to spring to summer, the Detroit Movie Palaces wrapped up their current seasons, and gave us all something to look forward to when the weather is warmer.


Career Moves

Saturday, March 19th, 2011

Movie stars often look bigger than life, but like the rest of us, each day they wake up with the challenge to manage their career and survive the competitive rigors of our economy. Recent movies at the three Detroit Movie Palaces showed significant career moves by some very famous stars of the screen.


Lust for Life

Sunday, February 20th, 2011

There are some good movies that I’ve avoided watching on television, perhaps because their seriousness might be trivialized by the small screen. Since I’ve had many chances to see classic films on the big screen in this area, I’ve probably subconsciously waited to see them in a theater.


But Seriously…

Sunday, February 6th, 2011

Serious movies can provide as much escapism as your typical action flick. I felt that on Friday, February 4, 2011 at the Detroit Film Theatre as I watched the German film Vision.


Classic Cinema 2010

Saturday, January 1st, 2011

How is this for a solid and varied lineup of old movies for your local art/repertory film theater:

  • 8 1/2
  • Metropolis
  • Rashomon
  • Rear Window
  • Rules of the Game
  • Seven Samurai
  • White Christmas

Each of these films was shown at more than one Detroit Movie Palace in 2010.


Depths of Beauty

Sunday, October 3rd, 2010

The 2009 Mexican film Alamar, which I saw at the Detroit Film Theatre on October 1, 2010, did what all good DFT films do—took me to a new place. Alamar took me physically to the bottom of the ocean, where I discovered unique structures and organizations of nature.