Detroit Film Theatre


Friday, November 19, 2010 – Sunday, November 28, 2010

 Detroit Film Theatre

USA/2009—directed by Paul and Sandra Fierlinger (82 min.)

Based on the celebrated 1956 novel by J.R. Ackerley (We Think the World of You), the deeply touching My Dog Tulip is the first animated film to ever be entirely hand drawn and painted using high-definition paperless computer technology. Though the middle-aged Ackerley had never previously been known for his love of animals, he nevertheless decided to adopt what he described as an “intolerable” 18 month-old German shepherd with whom he quickly fell in love - in spite of her erratic and often inconvenient behavior (sometimes seen in vivid detail), as well as her distinctly canine tastes, attitudes and appetites. Absorbing, visionary and bittersweet, My Dog Tulip comes as a gently breathtaking surprise, enriched by a memorable vocal characterization by the great Christopher Plummer as Tulip’s devoted owner. Featuring Isabella Rosselini and the late Lynn Redgrave.

“I was absolutely swept away… Witty, wise and brilliantly animated – a work of art.” –Mel Brooks
Friday, November 19 at 7:30 p.m.
Saturday, November 20 at 7:00 p.m.
Sunday, November 21 at 2:00 p.m.
Friday, November 26 at 9:30 p.m.
Saturday, November 27 at 9:30 p.m.
Sunday, November 28 at 4:00 p.m.