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Detroit Institute of Arts Reschedules Detroit Film Theatre’s Richard Chew Double Feature

Tuesday, June 14, 2011

Rescheduled Detroit Film Theatre (DFT) Double Feature with Oscar-winning editor Richard Chew: The Bicycle Thief and One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest.

Monday, June 20, 6 p.m.; doors open at 5 p.m.

Detroit Institute of Arts Lecture Hall, 5200 Woodward Ave., Detroit. Use DFT entrance off John R Street.

Tickets are $5; Free for DIA members.

Originally scheduled for June 9 but postponed due to the recent power outage, the described below will now take place on in the DIA's Lecture Hall. Patrons will be able to use the Detroit Film Theatre (John R.) entrance beginning at 5 p.m.

Vittorio De Sica’s Academy Award–winning The Bicycle Thief defined an era in cinema. In postwar, poverty-stricken Rome, a man hoping to support his desperate family with a new job loses his bicycle, his main means of transportation for work. With his young son in tow, he sets off to track down the thief. Chew, who edited Star Wars and is the Bob Allison (Allesee) Media Professor in the Department of Communication, Wayne State University, will introduce The Bicycle Thief, and will then present a film he edited—One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest (1975) starring Jack Nicholson—which he feels was strongly influenced by De Sica's film. Chew will discuss both films and answer audience questions during a break between the screenings. 

This event is made possible by the Bob Allison (Allesee) Endowed Chair in Media in the Department of Communication at Wayne State University. Mr. Chew appears courtesy of the Visiting Artists program of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences.

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Museum hours are 10 a.m.–4 p.m. Wednesdays and Thursdays, 10 a.m.–10 p.m. Fridays, and 10 a.m.–5 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays. Admission is $8 for adults, $6 for seniors, $4 for ages 6-17, and free for DIA members. For membership information call 313-833-7971.

The Detroit Institute of Arts (DIA), one of the premier art museums in the United States, is home to more than 60,000 works that comprise a multicultural survey of human creativity from ancient times through the 21st century. From the first van Gogh painting to enter a U.S. museum (Self-Portrait, 1887), to Diego Rivera's world-renowned Detroit Industry murals (1932–33), the DIA's collection is known for its quality, range, and depth. The DIA’s mission is to create opportunities for all visitors to find personal meaning in art.

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