Archive for the ‘Foreign Language’ Category

Traveling by Cinema

Monday, May 26th, 2008

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If the rising price of gasoline is making you rethink your vacation plans for this summer, the movie ticket agents at the Detroit Film Theatre, Michigan Theater, and Redford Theatre can help you travel back through time with rich programs of classic movies.

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Spring Break

Sunday, April 27th, 2008

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The water fountain is splashing in front of the Detroit Institute of Arts, the trees have blossomed at the main branch of the Detroit Public Library, and once again, spring has come to the Detroit Cultural Center.

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Weekend Impressions (March 2008)

Sunday, March 23rd, 2008

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Notes from a movie palace weekend (March 14-16, 2008):

After enjoying the focused intimacy of the Redford Theatre (Friday, March 14, 2008) and the Detroit Film Theatre (March 15), the spaciousness of the Michigan Theater on March 16 hit me very strongly. Steven Ball’s organ playing drifted out into the Grand Foyer and the street energy of downtown Ann Arbor continued into the Michigan’s auditorium.

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African Journey

Sunday, February 24th, 2008

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Africa has gotten a lot of headlines lately.  U.S. President George W. Bush has been visiting the continent, helping bring more world attention to African problems like political conflict, AIDS and malaria. And one of the contenders for succeeding Bush next year has an African-born fatherBarack Obama.

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More Than Just Words

Sunday, February 17th, 2008

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An 81-year-old American silent movie and a current French film recently gave Michigan Theater audiences the chance to see how movies can entertain through different kinds of non-verbal communication.

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Honoring History

Sunday, January 27th, 2008

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I made my second visit today to the Detroit Historical Museum’s fascinating exhibit about movie theaters in Detroit.  Detroit: The “Reel” Story is a valuable record of local history, and any movie buff should hurry to see this show and find out how the Detroit moviegoing experience has evolved through the years.

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Memories of ’07

Monday, December 31st, 2007

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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).

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A Cold Winter Night of the Soul

Friday, December 7th, 2007

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It felt strange on the evening of Dec. 7, 2007 to be settling in at the Detroit Film Theatre for a serious film about death.  After all, this was the Christmas and Hanukkah season, with its festive fun and life-affirming joy.

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Whole New Worlds

Saturday, November 24th, 2007

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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 Nov. 23-25, 2007.

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The People’s Choice

Saturday, September 29th, 2007

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As I scanned the descriptions of the 12 finalists in the Manhattan Short Film Festival, in which the Michigan Theater participated on Sept. 29, 2007, I thought about the power that my vote gave me over the careers of the 12 filmmakers.  Then I realized that I wield the same power every time I decide on a movie to see.

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