Events

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The Tsugua Diaries

  • 7:00 p.m. Fri, Aug 12 | 7:00 p.m. Sat, Aug 13 | 2:00 p.m. Sun, Aug 14, 2022
  • Detroit Film Theatre Auditorium

The daily lives of characters Crista, Carloto, and João, it gradually becomes clear (if the title hadn’t given it away already!), that this diary of the trio’s month is unfolding in reverse

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The Adventures of Prince Achmed

  • Sat, Aug 13 , 2022
  • 2:00 PM
  • Detroit Film Theatre Auditorium

Lotte Reiniger’s The Adventures of Prince Achmed premiered in Germany in 1926, whereupon it was immediately hailed as the world’s first feature-length animated film.

A woman with dark-brown skin and a concerned expression, holds the wrap around her head closely under her chin.

Sambizanga (newly restored)

  • 7:00 p.m. Fri, Aug 19 | 7:00 p.m. Sat, Aug 20 | 2:00 p.m. Sun, Aug 21, 2022
  • Detroit Film Theatre Auditorium

A forceful, stirring evocation of the Angolan population’s plight before the revolution and their intensifying political consciousness during it.

A man in a cozy sweater and curly white hair leans against the front window of Hello, Bookstore, where those words are printed.

Hello, Bookstore

  • 7:00 p.m. Sat, Aug 27 | 2:00 p.m. Sun, Aug 28, 2022
  • Detroit Film Theatre Auditorium

In the shadow of the pandemic, a small town rallies to protect a beloved local bookstore in its hour of need.

Drawings of a man amongst animals like a ram, monkey, horse, and pig.

Tom Lee's The Great Zodiac Animal Race

  • Sat, Aug 27 , 2022
  • 2:00 PM
  • Detroit Film Theatre Auditorium

A live-streaming puppet show that will be projected on the DFT's giant screen.

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Distant (Uzak)

  • 7:00 p.m. Sat, Sep 3 | 2:00 p.m. Sun, Sep 4 2022
  • Detroit Film Theatre Auditorium

A subtly comic psychological dance that can’t help but suggest an austere yet witty Turkish tribute to Neil Simon’s The Odd Couple.

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The Ape Star

  • Sat, Sep 3 , 2022
  • 2:00 PM
  • Detroit Film Theatre Auditorium

A warm tale of love over greed, the joy in the things that make us different, and the life-changing magic of sometimes letting things get a little messy.

A man in swim trunks gets ready to dive off a platform in the water near a bustling city nestled in the mountains.

Blue Island

  • Sun, Sep 11 , 2022
  • 2:00 PM
  • Detroit Film Theatre Auditorium

An elegiac corollary to the fiery documentaries that captured Hong Kong's recent protest movement.

Tucker: The Man and His Dream

  • 7:00 p.m. Fri, Sep 16 | 2:00 & 7:00 p.m. Sat, Sep 17 | 4:00 p.m. Sun, Sep 18, 2022
  • Detroit Film Theatre Auditorium

“Francis Coppola's heartfelt tribute to Preston Tucker turns out to be one of his most personal and successful movies.”  –Jonathan Rosenbaum