Events

Black and white photo of Miles Davis in sunglasses

Miles Davis: Birth of the Cool

  • 7:00 & 9:30 p.m. Fri, Oct 18 | 2:00 p.m. Sat, Oct 19, 2019
  • Detroit Film Theatre

Featuring never-before-seen footage and studio outtakes, this new documentary tells the story of a singular talent and unpacks the man behind the horn.

One man in normal dress, and one man in black and white overalls, face makeup and a large black wig

Alloy Orchestra Presents: Gallery of Monsters

  • Sat, Oct 19 , 2019
  • 8:00 PM
  • Detroit Film Theatre

Gallery of Monsters begins as the melodramatic tale of a young small-town woman whose father forbids her marriage to the man she loves.

A mass of people from the 20s crowded in a subway car

Alloy Orchestra Presents: Speedy

  • Sun, Oct 20 , 2019
  • 12:00 PM
  • Detroit Film Theatre

Speedy, made in 1928 at the end of the silent era, was the last silent feature to star Harold Lloyd—and one of his funniest.

Coriolanus

Stratford Festival on Film: Coriolanus

  • Sun, Oct 20 , 2019
  • 2:00 PM
  • Detroit Film Theatre

The last play that Shakespeare is known to have written solo, this is the tale of a fearless military leader, Caius Martius, who’s unpopular with Rome’s common people.

All the King's Men poster

Thursdays at the Museum: All the King's Men (film)

  • Thu, Oct 24 , 2019
  • 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
  • Detroit Film Theatre

Every Thursday at 1 p.m. the Detroit Institute of Arts offers programs for adults 55+.

Large, sleepy black dog with a tennis ball in its mouth

Los Reyes

  • 7:00 p.m. Fri, Oct 25 | 2:00, 4:30 & 7:00 p.m. Sat, Oct 26 , 2019
  • Detroit Film Theatre

In Santiago, homeless dogs Futbol and Chola are not really homeless at all. Scrappy and irresistible, they live in Los Reyes, the city’s oldest skateboard park.

The cover of Ninth Street Women, a woman painting on the floor, with a bright yellow overtone

Detroit Jewish Book Fair Presents Mary Gabriel, author of Ninth Street Women

  • Sun, Oct 27 , 2019
  • 1:00 PM
  • Detroit Film Theatre

The JCC's Annual Jewish Book Fair is a community-wide cultural and literary event and is the oldest and largest Jewish book fair in the nation.

David Byrne in a large suit singing in front of a microphone

Stop Making Sense

  • 7:00 p.m. Fri, Nov 1 | 4:00 & 7:00 p.m. Sat, Nov 2 | 2:00 & 4:30 p.m. Sun, Nov 3, 2019
  • Detroit Film Theatre

This brilliant 88-minute performance film of the Talking Heads in concert has only grown more exciting and satisfying over the years.

Jay Maisel in his home

Jay Myself

  • 3:00, 5:00 & 6:45 p.m. Sun, Nov 10, 2019
  • Detroit Film Theatre

The place where Jay Maisel lived and worked for forty-eight years was anything but ordinary.

Students in blue polo shirts standing in a line

Angels Are Made of Light

  • 7:00 p.m. Fri, Nov 15 | 4:00 & 7:00 p.m. Sat, Nov 16, 2019
  • Detroit Film Theatre

This documentary traces the lives of several young students and their teachers at the Daqiqi Balkhi School in the old city of Kabul.

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