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Category Archives: Documentaries
When famous Detroit television movie host Bill Kennedy went to Hollywood in the early 1940s, he set in motion a chain of events that led to a very heartwarming and entertaining day at the Redford Theatre on Saturday, November 3, … Continue reading
Every time we watch a movie, our understanding and enjoyment of it are affected by our knowledge of film history. Two movies at the Detroit Film Theatre on September 10, 2017 educated me more about the histories of feature film … Continue reading
The six-year-old Cinetopia Film Festival has always been promoted as a gathering place for movies from film festivals around the world. This mission has given film lovers in southeastern Michigan access to cinematic wonders from the Cannes, Sundance, Toronto, Venice, … Continue reading
After I saw the fascinating new cat documentary Kedi at the Michigan Theater on March 20, 2017, I couldn’t wait to get home to see my own feline friend Dusky, to see how this film might have affected my view … Continue reading
During the recent bankruptcy proceedings for the city of Detroit, the Detroit Institute of Arts was threatened with the sale of some of its art. During World War II, the art at the Louvre Museum in Paris also was threatened, … Continue reading
François Truffaut was a enthusiastic student of film, and he created a fascinating record of this enthusiasm in his films, in his movie reviews in the magazine Cahiers du cinéma, and in books like The Films in My Life (1975).
During the screening of the documentary Rosenwald at the Michigan Theater on September 24, 2015, one person after another testified to how they had benefited from the generosity of businessman and philanthropist Julius Rosenwald.
A pair of movies at the Detroit Film Theatre on July 25, 2015 showed how human beings can respond to being pushed to the limit, both by circumstance and by their own choice.
The four-year-old Cinetopia International Film Festival continued to grow in 2015. New venues this year included several well-known alternative film theaters (Maple Theater, Redford Theatre, and Senate Theater).
On a rainy Sunday when many people might have been tempted to stay inside, the Michigan Theater presented two films about individuals who stretched the boundaries of their experiences.