Detroit Film Theatre


Saturday, October 27, 2012

 Detroit Film Theatre

  • For Everyone
  • Family Friendly

The story of film in the late 50s and 60s is an explosive one. In this section, the great iconic star Claudia Cardinale (8 ½, Once Upon a Time in the West) talks exclusively about working with Federico Fellini. In Denmark, Lars Von Trier (Melancholia, Breaking the Waves) reveals the reasons for his admiration for Ingmar Bergman, and Bernardo Bertolucci (The Conformist, Last Tango in Paris) remembers his work with the brilliant Pier Paolo Pasolini (The Gospel According to St. Matthew, Salo). We discover how subversively talented French critics and filmmakers planted a metaphorical bomb under the movies, and watch as the “new wave” it caused rippled across Europe and the rest of the world. That wave washed ashore everywhere in the 1960s; in Hollywood, legendary cinematographer Haskell Wexler (One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest) reveals how documentary influenced mainstream movies. Easy Rider and 2001: A Space Odyssey gave birth to a new era in America cinema. And as the new wave sweeps around the world, we discover the works of Roman Polanski, Andrei Tarkovsky, and Nagisa Oshima. Black African cinema is born and we meet the largely-unknown Indian master director Mani Kaul. (120 min.)

October 27 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.