Detroit Film Theatre


Sunday, October 07, 2012

 Detroit Film Theatre

  • For Everyone
  • Family Friendly

In this special show for the whole family, the Alloy Orchestra will play live, newly-composed musical scores for three hilarious shots featuring the great Buster Keaton: The Butcher Boy (Keaton’s very first screen appearance), Good Night Nurse (also featuring the legendary Roscoe “Fatty” Arbuckle), and The Play House, which opens with a now-famous dream sequence in which, by way of Keaton’s famous technological innovation, Keaton plays every character in a theater simultaneously – including the band leader, everybody in the band, all the dancers on stage, and everyone in the audience! These three joyous treats celebrate the talents of one of the greatest performers, comics and visual innovators in movie history – Buster Keaton – and they’re brought to glorious life for a new generation thanks to the loving and lively scores by the Alloy Orchestra. (approx. 65 min.)

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 2:00 PM