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A still from King: A Filmed Record… Montgomery to Memphis of a standoff between a line of police and a line of protesters

King: A Filmed Record… Montgomery to Memphis

  • Mon, Jan 20 , 2020
  • 1:00 PM
  • Detroit Film Theatre

Follows Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. from 1955 to 1968, in his rise from regional activist to world-renowned leader of the Civil Rights movement.

Three people from the film 63 Up, posing with photographs of themselves as children

63 Up

  • 7:00 p.m. Fri, Jan 23 | 4:00 & 7:00 p.m. Sat, Jan 25 | 4:00 p.m. Sun, Jan 26, 2020
  • Detroit Film Theatre

Michael Apted’s landmark documentary series, beginning in 1963, followed the lives of a dozen or so British 7-year-olds, checking in with them every seven years.

A still from To Be Or Not To Be

To Be Or Not To Be

  • 2:00 p.m. Sat, Jan 25 | 2:00 p.m. Sun, Jan 26, 2020
  • Detroit Film Theatre

This comic yet poignant masterwork stars Jack Benny and Carole Lombard as husband-and-wife actors in Nazi-occupied Warsaw.

Still from animated film One Small Step

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

  • Various | Jan 31 - Feb 16, 2020
  • Detroit Film Theatre

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

Still of seven women holding some sort of packaging

The 2020 Academy Award® Nominated Short Films: Documentary

  • Various | Feb 6 - 15, 2020
  • Detroit Film Theatre

We’re delighted to present this rich program of all five of the Academy Award® nominated short documentary films.

Gone to the Village

Gone to the Village: Royal Funerary Rites for Asantehemaa Nana Afia Kobi Serwaa Ampem II

  • Sun, Feb 9 , 2020
  • 2:00 PM
  • Detroit Institute of Arts - Lecture Hall

A unique and powerful documentary, beautifully filmed, of the elaborate funerary rites for the Queen Mother of the Asante in Ghana.

Internet-famous cat Maru in a box

CatVideoFest 2020

  • 2:00 pm, 4:30 p.m. & 7:00 p.m. Sat, Feb 22 | 12:00 p.m., 2:30 p.m. & 5:00 p.m., Sun, Feb 23, 2020
  • Detroit Film Theatre

Immensely popular at its DFT debut last year, the all-new 2020 edition of the CatVideoFest is exactly what the name suggests.

A still from the film My Brother's Wedding

My Brother's Wedding

  • Thu, Feb 27 , 2020
  • 7:00 PM
  • Detroit Film Theatre

A unique and powerful documentary, beautifully filmed, of the elaborate funerary rites for the Queen Mother of the Asante in Ghana.

A still of two dancers from Cunningham

Cunningham

  • 2:00, 4:30 & 7:00 p.m. | Sat, Feb 29, 2020
  • Detroit Film Theatre

Brings to life the work of visionary choreographer and dancer Merce Cunningham in commemoration of his centennial

A courtroom scene in a still from the film The Traitor

The Traitor

  • 4:30 & 7:00 p.m. Sat, Mar 7 | 4:30 p.m. Sun, Mar 8 | 9:15 p.m. Fri, Mar 13 2020
  • Detroit Film Theatre

The real-life story of a mafia boss who fled to Brazil in the wake of a war between Sicilian mob bosses over the local heroin trade

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