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).
Archive for December, 2007
I hardly know where to start to describe the richness of the experience of seeing A.I.: Artificial Intelligence on December 10, 2007 at the Michigan Theater. As the film drew to its end, I kept thinking how thankful I was to see such a beautiful film in such a beautiful setting.
The 1940s was a Golden Age for Christmas movies. It just seemed the right time for holiday movies, with World War II over and the post-war Baby Boom under way. Area moviegoers have a wonderful opportunity this year to see many of these holiday classics on the big screen.
It felt strange on the evening of December 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.
As I walked across the parking lot of the Redford Theatre on the evening of December 1, 2007, the falling snow peacefully muffled the sounds of the city. As I passed the stage end of the building, I heard the warm tones of Christmas music being played on the Redford’s Barton organ.