DFT @ HOME is a virtual screening room that presents new Detroit Film Theatre selections every week, all week, at your convenience. In addition to providing access to the best new international feature films and documentaries as they become available, the DIA will receive revenue from every ticket sold, helping to assure that when the current crisis is over, the DFT’s beloved 1927 auditorium will be ready to greet you again.
New this week
Beyond the Visible: Hilma af Klint (Germany/2019—directed by Halina Dyrschka)
An abstract artist before the term existed, Hilma af Klint was a visionary, inspired by modern science, spiritualism, and the riches of the natural world. In 1906 she began a series of huge, sensual works without precedent. The subject of a record-breaking retrospective at the Guggenheim Museum in 2018, af Klint was for years an all-but-forgotten figure in art history narratives until this rediscovery. Director Halina Dryschka’s eye-opening documentary describes not only Hilma’s life and craft, but also the process of her “erasure” by academics and art dealers. (93 minutes)
“Critic’s Pick! Bristles with the excitement of discovery! It refreshes the eyes and the mind.” —A.O. Scott, The New York Times
The Cordillera of Dreams (Chile/2019—directed by Patricio Guzmán)
The Cordillera, the surreal landscape of the Andes that runs the length of Chile’s eastern border, is at once protective, isolating and magisterial; it serves as the geographical focal point around which master filmmaker Patricio Guzmán (Nostalgia for the Light) contemplates the legacy of the 1973 military coup in his native country. Juxtaposing stunning vistas with the testimony of artists and writers exploring their conflicted feelings about the Cordillera and Chilean identity, The Cordillera of Dreams is unflinching in its presentation of recent history and possibilities for a future time. In Spanish with English subtitles.
“This is a nature film refracted through historical trauma, a visual wonder that doubles as an act of remembrance." —Justin Chang, Los Angeles Times
Available now through May 24 | Catch the best short films from around the world!
The DIA’s Detroit Film Theatre is excited to host The New York International Children’s Film Festival Kids Flicks programs, filled with fun and clever stories of growth and transformation providing a great opportunity to share the art of film with kids. Watch as many times as you want for 48 hours.
NYICFF Kid Flicks One (Ages 3+)
With films from 10 countries for the youngest viewers, these shorts are sure to delight and inspire. 56 mins, In English, or with no dialogue. Watch >
NYICFF Kid Flicks Two (Ages 8+)
Great films for slightly older kids with plenty of inspiration to continue the conversation with your kids long after the screening is done. 72 mins, In English or with English subtitles. Watch >