Detroit Film Theatre


Saturday, November 03, 2012

 Detroit Film Theatre

  • For Everyone
  • Family Friendly

We’ve arrived at the remarkable moment of the maturing of American cinema of the late 60s and 70s. Buck Henry, screenwriter of The Graduate, talks exclusively about movie satire of the time. Paul Schrader discusses the genesis of his powerful, existential screenplay for Taxi Driver. Writer Robert Towne explores the dark ideas in Chinatown, and director Charles Burnett (To Sleep With Anger) talks about the birth of Black American cinema. By the 1970s, filmmakers were convinced they could change the world. Testimony comes from Wim Wenders (Wings of Desire) in Germany, head to Britain in the 70s and talk exclusively to Ken Loach (Kes), travel to Italy, witness the birth of the new Australian cinema, and then arrive in Japan, where some of the most moving films in the world were being created. Even bigger, bolder questions about the cinema were being asked in Africa and South America, and this part of the story ends with John Lennon’s favorite film, Jodorowsky’s extraordinary, psychedelic The Holy Mountain. (120 min.)

November 3 at 3:00 PM
Admission to all showings in the Story of Film series is free to DIA members. Please show your membership card to the ticket taker to gain admittance.