Archive for July, 2011

A Book and a Movie

Sunday, July 24th, 2011

“Right across from Borders,” has often been the answer to a question about the location of the Michigan Theater in downtown Ann Arbor. Sadly, that answer will soon be changing, with the closure of all Borders bookstores by September 2011.


Animal Reflections

Thursday, July 14th, 2011

In what were advertised as documentaries about animals, quite a bit was communicated about human beings. That was what many people took away from the screenings of Buck and NĂ©nette at the Michigan Theater on July 11, 2011.


Added Value

Sunday, July 10th, 2011

I admit that it was hard to motivate myself to go see the 1926 German silent film Faust at the Detroit Film Theatre on July 9, 2011. After all, it was a beautiful summer afternoon—not the ideal time to spend two hours watching a serious movie about a man struggling with the temptations of the Devil.

But I knew that attending the DFT is more than just watching a motion picture on a screen. There’s always added value, both in the regular activities of the theater and in the different special events that it presents.