Archive for December, 2007

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 Real Movie

Tuesday, December 11th, 2007

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I hardly know where to start to describe the richness of the experience of seeing A.I.: Artificial Intelligence on Dec. 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.

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Christmas in the 1940s

Tuesday, December 11th, 2007

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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.

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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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Christmas Comes to the Redford

Sunday, December 2nd, 2007

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As I walked across the parking lot of the Redford Theatre on the evening of Dec. 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.

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