Rows of older television screens

Recorder: The Marion Stokes Project

  • 7:00 p.m. Fri, Dec 20 | 4:30 & 7:00 p.m. Sat, Dec 21 | 2:00 & 4:30 p.m. Sun, Dec 22, 2019
  • Detroit Film Theatre

Recorder is a mesmerizing study of an obsessed archivist who believed taping was activism – an unassailable record of the truth

Villagers climbing a mountain

The Mill and The Cross

  • Sat, Dec 21 , 2019
  • 2:00 PM
  • Detroit Film Theatre

The Mill and the Cross focuses on a dozen characters whose stories unfold and intertwine in a landscape populated by villagers and red-caped horsemen.

Large, odd shaped house with a face

Tea-Time Theatre: Howl’s Moving Castle

  • Thu, Dec 26 , 2019
  • 2:00 PM
  • Detroit Film Theatre

On a quest to break a spell, Sophie climbs aboard Howl’s magnificent moving castle and into a new life of wonder and adventure.

Chulas Fronteras

Chulas Fronteras (Beautiful Borders)

  • 4:00 p.m. | Thu, Dec 26 - Mon, Dec 30, 2019
  • Detroit Film Theatre

Selected by the Library of Congress as a national treasure, Chulas Fronteras is a zesty introduction to musica Norteña and the culture of the Texas-Mexico border.

A black woman in a hallway with thin, brightly colored lines painted on the walls and ceilings

British Arrows 2019

  • 7:00 p.m. | Thu, Dec 26 - Mon, Dec 30, 2019
  • Detroit Film Theatre

The uniquely creative “adverts” of British TV continue to dazzle and delight; they’re annually recognized with the prestigious British Arrows awards.

Eggs with some boxtrolls behind them

Tea-Time Theatre: The Boxtrolls

  • Fri, Dec 27 , 2019
  • 2:00 PM
  • Detroit Film Theatre

Orphaned at infancy, Eggs was raised by Boxtrolls, underground dwellers who scavenge the streets of Cheesebridge by night.

A young girl being watched by toys in a bookstore

Tea-Time Theatre: Eleanor’s Secret

  • Sat, Dec 28 , 2019
  • 2:00 PM
  • Detroit Film Theatre

Eleanor’s Secret is a beautifully designed, rollicking adventure in which a boy’s newfound ability to read not only sets his imagination free, but saves the day!

Traditional Looney Tunes, "That's All Folks!" title card

New Year’s Eve Matinee: Looney Tunes Classics

  • Tue, Dec 31 , 2019
  • 2:00 PM
  • Detroit Film Theatre

This special New Year’s Eve edition of DFT Family will delight audiences of all ages as we unspool some of the best and most hilarious Warner Bros. Looney Tunes shorts.

A still from Okkos

DFT Family: Okko’s Inn

  • 2:00 p.m. | Sat, Jan 11 & Sun, Jan 12, 2020
  • Detroit Film Theatre

After losing her parents in a car accident, Okko goes to live in the countryside with her grandmother.

Still from animated film One Small Step

The 2020 Academy Award® Nominated Short Films: Animation and Live Action

  • Various | Jan 24 - Feb 12, 2020
  • Detroit Film Theatre

The 2020 Oscar® Shorts program will combine all the nominees in the short animation and live-action categories.