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Detroit Institute of Arts and Mi Community Media present Movies at Stony Creek - Outdoor animated films perfect way for families to enjoy summer evenings

Tuesday, August 09, 2011

(Detroit)—The Detroit Institute of Arts' (DIA) Detroit Film Theatre (DFT) and Mi Community Media present Summer Cinema Evenings (SCE) in cooperation with Huron Clinton Metroparks. SCE is an outdoor, two-day film event on Aug. 19 and 20 and will feature the animated, family-friendly movies Eleanor's Secret on Friday and Mia and the Migoo on Saturday. The winning entrants of the Romeo Student Film Festival 2011 will also be shown both nights.

Movies begin at dusk on a 60-ft. screen at Stony Creek Metropark's Baypoint Beach. Moviegoers can bring blankets, chairs, food and beverages (no glass please). Concessions will also be available. Aside from the $5 per vehicle park admission, this event is free. Stony Creek Metropark is located at 4300 Park Rd. in Shelby Township (on 26 Mile Road, west of Mound Road).

Eleanor’s Secret is about seven-year-old Nathaniel, who can’t read, but has been left an inheritance of books by his Aunt Eleanor. Unhappy with the collection at first, he soon discovers that the books are home to living versions of all the great fairy-tale characters, from Alice to Captain Hook, and it's up to him to protect them.

Mia and the Migoo is a fable-like journey of a young girl who must overcome her fears on a quest to find her father and save the world from destruction. Mia and the Migoo features the voices of Whoopi Goldberg, Matthew Modine, Wallace Shawn and James Woods.

Primary funding for Summer Cinema Evenings comes from the DIA’s Detroit Film Theatre and Mi Community Media in collaboration with the Huron Clinton Metroparks. Sponsors also include Romeo/Washington/Bruce Parks and Recreation Dept., Macomb County Dept. of Planning & Economic Development and the townships of Bruce, Shelby and Washington.

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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.

Programs are made possible with support from the City of Detroit.

Contact: Pamela Marcil 313-833-7899 pmarcil@dia.org www.dia.org