Detroit Film Theatre


Saturday, March 30, 2013

 Detroit Film Theatre

(USA/2011—directed by Paul Mariano and Kurt Norton)

The documentary These Amazing Shadows weaves clips from America's most-beloved films (and some rare treasures) with moving personal tales of how specific films have reflected our culture and changed lives; appearing in the film are directors including Julie Dash, Christopher Nolan, John Lasseter, Rob Reiner, John Singleton, Barbara Kopple, and John Waters, producers, archivists, actors and members of the National Film Preservation Board. These Amazing Shadows documents the passage of the National Film Preservation Act of 1988 and how this law set in motion a system to identify notable films for preservation. The Librarian of Congress, with input from the public, selects 25 films each year to add to the Registry. These Amazing Shadows goes behind the scenes to show the discussions, the debates, and the drama that surround this selection process. This screening will be introduced by Julie Dash (Daughters of the Dust) and will by followed by a Q and A afterwards. (complete program approximately 2 hours)

“Inspiring and elegantly assembled.” –David Rooney, The Hollywood Reporter
Admission to this show is free for DIA members.

Saturday, March 30 at 3:00 PM