Detroit Film Theatre


AJAMI

Friday, June 25, 2010 – Saturday, July 03, 2010

 Detroit Film Theatre

(Israel/Germany/2009—directed by Scandar Copti and Yaron Shani)

The Oscar®-nominated Ajami is a powerfully told, thoroughly gripping crime drama set on the tough streets of Jaffa’s Ajami neighborhood. Told through the eyes of a cross-section of the city’s denizens – criminals, detectives, refugees – this teeming and rich tale of vendetta, culture clash, heroism, and the inevitability of human nature has its roots in such classics as Scorsese’s Mean Streets, Kurosawa’s Stray Dog and Inarritu’s Amores Perros, but with a fresh, spontaneous energy all its own. Winner of a special award at the Cannes Film Festival, Ajami signals a breakthrough moment in the history of the modern Israeli cinema. In Hebrew and Arabic with English subtitles. (120 min.)

“Grade ‘A.’ Emotionally mesmerizing.” –Owen Gleiberman, Entertainment Weekly
 
Friday, June 25 at 7:00 p.m.
Saturday, June 26 at 7:00 p.m.
Sunday, June 27 at 2:00 p.m.
 
Friday, July 2 at 9:30 p.m.
Saturday, July 3 at 9:30 p.m.