Detroit Film Theatre


Sunday, October 07, 2012

 Detroit Film Theatre

(USA/1928—directed by Josef von Sternberg)

After numerous requests and triumphant performances at the Telluride and New York Film Festivals, The Alloy Orchestra will present a single encore performance of their stunning accompaniment to director Josef von Sternberg’s brilliant, rarely-seen 1928 drama The Last Command (originally presented at the DFT in 2008) about a former Imperial General to the Czar of Russia whose life takes several astounding turns, eventually culminating in his being cast in a Hollywood movie in which he plays – what else? – a Russian general. The great Emil Jannings (The Blue Angel, The Last Laugh) won the Academy Award for his remarkable performance, which once again springs to vivid life thanks to this sparkling 35mm restoration (courtesy of Paramount Pictures), as well as to the vibrant score performed live by incomparable The Alloy Orchestra. (88 min.)  
"Four Stars! Stunning and fascinating."   -Leonard Maltin's Movie Guide 

The DFT’s Crystal Gallery Café will be closed during September and the first two weeks of October due to glass and metalwork restoration of the café’s three monumental windows. Please excuse our dust while we complete this exciting project, the finished work will help to preserve the historic ironwork window frames of Samuel Yellin, and give visitors a beautiful view of the night sky and midtown museum campus along John R. During construction, beverages and light snacks will be continue to served on the ground floor in the central Loggia space near the theater entrance.

Sunday, October 7 at 4:30 PM