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DFT's summer Film and Music Festival's Opening weekend
Wednesday, June 06, 2007
Contact: Pamela Marcil 313-833-7899 email@example.com
Dave Priestly 313-833-9151 firstname.lastname@example.org
June 6, 2007 MEDIA ALERT
DIA’s Detroit Film Theatre Summer Film and Music Festival Opens with Free Films and Tours
1926 Classic The Adventures of Prince Achmed Showing June 9 and 10
WHAT: The Detroit Film Theatre’s (DFT) Summer Film and Music Festival kicks off with free showings of Lotte Reiniger’s 1926 The Adventures of Prince Achmed, arguably the first animated feature film. This enchanting fantasy was created with intricately crafted silhouette figures that perform against a dreamy color tinted background. Reiniger’s shadow animation film will be accompanied by live music from the DIA auditorium’s original 1927 Casavant classical pipe organ. It will be the first performance on the organ in over a decade.
WHEN: Saturday and Sunday, June 9 and 10.
The Detroit Institute of Arts (DIA), one of the premier art museums in the
The DIA is currently undergoing a major renovation, and will be closed from May 28-Nov. 23 in order to complete the reinstallation of some 6000 works of art. While we are closed, we have many summer activities to enjoy, including mini golf on the lawn, a film and music festival, and drop-in workshops at art festivals around
Programs are made possible with support from the