Archive for the ‘Foreign Language’ Category

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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A New Encounter of the DFT Kind

Friday, September 14th, 2007

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You can always count on something innovative and creative at the Detroit Film Theatre.  On my first visit of the Fall 2007 season, on September 13, I was greeted by a new entrance that the DFT will use while renovation goes on at the Detroit Institute of Arts near the DFT’s regular entrance.

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A Classic Movie Wish List

Sunday, August 19th, 2007

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In the 20 years that I’ve regularly attended the Detroit Film Theatre, and the 10 years that I’ve visited the Michigan Theater and Redford Theatre, I’ve been lucky enough to enjoy many classic films, from silent movies like Buster Keaton’s The General (1927) to lively musicals like The Pirate (1948) to foreign language films like The Grand Illusion (1937).

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Farewell to Two Art Film Directors

Sunday, August 5th, 2007

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Without the Detroit Film Theatre and the Michigan Theater, I couldn’t have fully experienced the movies of many famous foreign language film directors, including Akira Kurosawa, François Truffaut, Satyajit Ray, and two directors who died on July 30, 2007Ingmar Bergman and Michelangelo Antonioni.

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Monstrous Imaginations

Sunday, July 22nd, 2007

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The beautifully remodeled auditorium of the Detroit Film Theatre has played host this summer to flying saucers, dinosaurs, animated skeletons and Sinbad the Sailor.

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A Decade of Detroit Movie Palaces

Friday, May 11th, 2007

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My general interest in the Detroit Film Theatre, Michigan Theater and Redford Theatre began ten years ago this month, when I saw the most remarkable film I have ever had the privilege of viewing.

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