Detroit Film Theatre


Friday, August 19, 2011

The Detroit Institute of Arts' Detroit Film Theatre, along with Mi Community Media, are delighted to produce Summer Cinema Evenings (SCE) in cooperation with the Huron Clinton Metroparks. SCE is an outdoor, two-day film event on August 19 and 20th and will feature the family friendly movies Eleanor's Secret on Friday and Mia and the Migoo on Saturday. The winning entrants of the Romeo Student Film Festival 2011 will be shown both nights. Movies will be shown at dusk each night on a 60-ft. screen at Stony Creek Metropark's Baypoint Beach. Moviegoers can bring blankets, chairs, food and beverages (no glass please). Concessions will be also made available. Aside from the $5 per vehicle park admission, this event is free to the public. Stony Creek Metropark is located at 4300 Park Rd., Shelby Township, MI 48316 (on 26 Mile Road, west of Mound Rd.)

Eleanor’s Secret

(France/2009/ in English)

From Academy Award nominated director Dominique Monféry comes a sumptuously animated movie about a magic library where all the characters from classic children’s books come alive. Nat has fond memories of his eccentric Aunt Eleanor reading to him from her enormous collection of storybooks but is frustrated by his inability to read the books himself. So he is less than thrilled when he learns that his aunt has left him the keys to her attic library as a gift. However, just as Nat’s parents are selling the collection to a shady antiques dealer, Nat discovers that the library is magical: the books are all original first editions of history’s most popular fairy tales, and the famous characters come to life! Eleanor’s Secret is a beautifully designed adventure which features characters from  Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland, The Jungle Book, Pinocchio, Peter Pan, and more! (93 min)

Primary funding for Summer Cinema Evenings comes from the Detroit Institute

of Arts' Detroit Film Theatre and Mi Community Media in collaboration with the Huron Clinton Metroparks. Sponsors also include: Romeo/Washington/Bruce Parks and Recreation Dept., Macomb County Dept. of Planning & Economic Development and the townships of Bruce, Shelby and Washington.