Category Archives: Foreign Language

French National Cinema

Among the benefits of visiting the Detroit Film Theatre and the Michigan Theater are the new things that you learn about other countries. You can see how they differ from the United States in their language, geography, food, politics, and … Continue reading

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Classic Film Fest

A midsummer weekend turned into a cinematic journey through different eras, genres, and techniques when I visited the latest screenings in four classic movie programs on July 13, 14, and 15, 2012. [ viagra suppliers in the uk | how … Continue reading

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A Second Look

As the French Canadian film Monsieur Lazhar came to its poignant and heart-stirring conclusion on May 10, 2012 at the Michigan Theater, I felt glad that I was seeing it as the K-12 school year nears its end. [ generic … Continue reading

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Renewal

The 85th birthday is approaching for the Redford Theatre, the Michigan Theater, and the auditorium of the Detroit Institute of Arts that hosts the Detroit Film Theatre. All three theaters have taken on ambitious renewal projects that will make them … Continue reading

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Immortality

The people involved in making films often achieve a kind of immortality. That is especially true for French director Jean Vigo, whose last feature film, L’Atalante, was screened at the Detroit Film Theatre on March 10, 2012 as part of … Continue reading

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Classic Cinema 2011

Many movie buffs consider 1939 to be Hollywood’s greatest year, with releases like Gone with the Wind, Stagecoach, and Wizard of Oz. But 1940 wasn’t too bad either, and in 2011, visitors to the Detroit Movie Palaces enjoyed some of … Continue reading

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A DIA Benefit

Membership in the Detroit Institute of Arts qualifies you for free admission to the current major exhibition Rembrandt and the Face of Jesus. It also gets you in free to the DFT 101 Saturday afternoon film series at the Detroit … Continue reading

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South of the Border

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 … Continue reading

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Animal Reflections

In what were advertised as documentaries about animals, quite a bit was communicated about human beings. That was what many people took away from the screenings of Buck and Nénette at the Michigan Theater on July 11, 2011. [ buy … Continue reading

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Making the Cut

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 … Continue reading

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