Archive for April, 2009

Film Prologues

Thursday, April 30th, 2009

The recent restoration of the Detroit Institute of Arts included the creation of more user-friendly labels for artworks. In that spirit, the Detroit Film Theatre has been giving its patrons more background on its rich selection of world cinema.


The Music of the Redford

Sunday, April 26th, 2009

A few years ago, I started to regularly watch The Lawrence Welk Show, at 6 p.m. on Saturdays on Channel 56. Something about it really appealed to me, and I was curious where this new enthusiasm came from.


DFT at the DIA

Sunday, April 12th, 2009

The Detroit Film Theatre has forged such a strong identity for itself that it’s easy to forget that it’s also one of many activities presented by the Detroit Institute of Arts. The DFT screens films in the DIA auditorium, which was part of the original 1927 construction of the building and which also hosts activities like the Mosaic Youth Theatre of Detroit


Final Four and Stooges Three

Tuesday, April 7th, 2009

Redford Theatre fans got a double dose of fun on Saturday, April 4, 2009.  The anarchy and silliness of the Three Stooges was spiced with anticipation for a win by the Michigan State University men’s basketball team in the NCAA Final Four, taking place only a few miles away in downtown Detroit.