Events

Beasts of the Southern Wild

Beasts of the Southern Wild

  • Sat, Jan 20
  • 2:00 PM
  • DFT Auditorium

(USA/2012—directed by Benh Zeitlin) In a forgotten bayou community cut off from the rest of the world by a sprawling levee, a six-year-old girl, Hushpuppy, exists on the brink of orphanhood. Buoyed by her optimism and e...

Hedy Lamarr

Bombshell: The Hedy Lamarr Story

  • SAT, JAN 13 at 4 PM; SAT, JAN 20 at 4 PM
  • DFT Auditorium

(USA/2017—directed by Alexandra Dean)

Starlet. Siren. The Most Beautiful Woman in the World. These are some of the phrases used to describe legendary Hollywood actress Hedy Lamarr, and now Alexandra Dean’s illuminating...

The Teacher

The Teacher

  • FRI, JAN 19 at 7 p.m., SAT, JAN 20 at 7 p.m., SUN, JAN 21 at 2 p.m.
  • DFT Auditorium

(Czech Republic/Slovakia/2016—directed by Jan Hřebejk)

In 1983 Czechoslovakia, with Soviet-style Communism in full swing, bossy middle school teacher and Party official Comrade Drazdechova (the wonderful Zuzana Mauréry...

The Divine Order

The Divine Order

  • FRI, JAN 12 at 7 PM; SAT, JAN 13 at 7 & 9:30 PM; SUN, JAN 14 at 4:30 PM; SUN, JAN 21 at 4:30 PM
  • DFT Auditorium

(Switzerland/2017—directed by Petra Volpe)

It’s 1971 in Switzerland. Dutiful housewife Nora (a knockout performance by Marie Leuenberger) is “forbidden” by her husband to take a part-time job. As her frustration gr...

Hedy Lamarr

Thursdays at the Museum: Film "Bombshell: The Hedy Lamarr Story"

  • Thu, Jan 25
  • 1:00 PM
  • Detroit Film Theatre

(USA/2017—directed by Alexandra Dean)

Starlet. Siren. The Most Beautiful Woman in the World. These are some of the phrases used to describe legendary Hollywood actress Hedy Lamarr, and now Alexandra Dean’s illuminating...

Faces Places

Faces Places

  • FRI, JAN 26 at 7 PM; SAT, JAN 27 at 4, 7 & 9:30 PM, SUN, JAN 28 at 2 & 4:30 PM
  • DFT Auditorium

(France/2017—directed by Agnès Varda and JR)

Recipient of an honorary Oscar® this year for her lifetime of cinematic achievement, 89-year old Agnès Varda remains at the top of her game with this enchanting new documen...

Gregory Crewdson

Gregory Crewdson: Brief Encounters

  • Sat, Jan 27
  • 2:00 PM
  • DFT Auditorium

(USA/2012—directed by Ben Shapiro)

A photographer with the eye of a filmmaker, Gregory Crewdson has created some of the most haunting images in the history of the medium. His meticulously composed works are stunning narr...

Sammy Davis, Jr.

Sammy Davis Jr.: I've Gotta Be Me

  • SAT, FEB 3 at 7 & 9:30 PM; SUN, FEB 4 at 2 & 4:30 PM
  • DFT Auditorium

(USA/2017—directed by Sam Pollard)

An astonishingly talented singer, dancer and actor, Sammy Davis Jr. began dazzling audiences at the age of three, never slowing down until his death at age 64 in 1990. As an entertainer...

Oscar Shorts

2018 Academy Award® Nominated Short Films

  • Runs February 9 - March 4, see show dates and times below
  • DFT Auditorium

The DFT’s most popular annual program provides both the pleasure of discovery and renewed wonder at the ways in which the cinema can explore the world through fresh eyes and unbridled imaginations. As in previous years, ...

Academy Award Documentary Shorts

2018 Academy Award® Nominated Documentary Short Films

  • SAT, FEB 10 at 2 PM; SUN, FEB 18 at 6 PM; THUR, FEB 22 at 7 PM
  • DFT Auditorium

We’re delighted to present again this year a program of all of the Academy Award® nominated short documentary films (in addition to the short live-action and animated films, which are playing separately). Feature-length...