Events

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Blue Note Records: Beyond the Notes

  • Mon, Jul 15 , 2019
  • 7:00 PM
  • Detroit Film Theatre

Blue Note Records: Beyond the Notes explores the unique vision behind the iconic jazz record label.

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Grace Jones: Bloodlight and Bami

  • Tue, Jul 16 , 2019
  • 7:00 PM
  • Detroit Film Theatre

This electrifying journey of pop culture mega-icon Grace Jones contrasts musical sequences with intimate personal footage, all the while brimming with Jones’s bold aesthetic.

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Babylon

  • 7:00 p.m. Fri, July 19 | 7:00 & 9:30 p.m. Sat, July 20 | 4:30 p.m. Sun, July 21 , 2019
  • Detroit Film Theatre

The incendiary Babylon premiered at Cannes in 1980 but went unreleased in the U.S. for "being too controversial”

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Buddy

  • 1:00 & 3:30 p.m. Sat, July 20 | 2:00 p.m. Sun, July 21 , 2019
  • Detroit Film Theatre

This poignant portrait of the relationship between dogs and humans explores the extraordinary bond between service dogs and their owners

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Thursdays at the Museum: Ride the High Country (film)

  • Thu, Jul 25 , 2019
  • 1:00 PM - 2:30 PM
  • Detroit Film Theatre

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

Alice Guy-Blache

Be Natural: The Untold Story of Alice Guy-Blaché

  • 7:00 p.m. Fri, July 26 | 4:00 & 7:00 p.m. Sat, July 27 | 2:00 & 4:30 p.m. Sun, July 28 , 2019
  • Detroit Film Theatre

Almost completely forgotten until now, Alice Guy-Blaché entered the movie business at its very beginning—in 1894, when she was just 21.

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Say Amen Somebody! (restored)

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

Say Amen Somebody! was universally hailed as a masterpiece of documentary filmmaking upon its release in 1982.

Five women in the same classic Motown outfit, with only one facing front with a microphone

Mosaic Youth Theatre: Now That I Can Dance – Motown 1962

  • 7:00 p.m. Fri, Aug 9 | 7:00 p.m. Sat, Aug 10 | 4:00 p.m. Sun, Aug 11 | 7:00 p.m. Fri, Aug 16 | 7:00 p.m. Sat, Aug 17 | 4:00 p.m. Sun, Aug 18 , 2019
  • Detroit Film Theatre

Mosaic Youth Theatre of Detroit, in cooperation with the Motown Museum, returns to the DIA with Now That I Can Dance – Motown 1962 in celebration of Motown’s 60th anniversary.

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Thursdays at the Museum: To Have and Have Not (film)

  • Thu, Aug 22 , 2019
  • 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
  • Detroit Institute of Arts - Lecture Hall

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

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The Fate of Lee Khan (restored)

  • 2:00 & 4:30 p.m. | Sun, Aug 25, 2019
  • Detroit Film Theatre

In 1973, trailblazing Chinese filmmaker King Hu (A Touch of Zen) brought together an all-star female cast, including Hong Kong cinema stalwart Li Li-hua and Angela "Lady Whirlwind" Mao.

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