Events

Films of Mohammed Bayoumi with live score by The National Arab Orchestra

Friday Night Live!: Films of Mohamed Bayoumi with live score by The National Arab Orchestra

  • Fri, Nov 17
  • 8:00 PM
  • Detroit Film Theatre

The Arab American National Museum’s Global Fridays series and the DIA present the world premiere of an original film score written by Michael Ibrahim, founder and director of the National Arab Orchestra, to accompany a screening of rarely-seen silent films from the 1920s and 1930s by pioneering Egyptian director Mohamed Bayoumi.

Marie Curie as seen in Marie Curie: The Courage of Knowledge

Marie Curie: The Courage of Knowledge

  • SAT, NOV 18, 7 & 9:30 PM and SUN, NOV 19, 4:30 PM
  • Detroit Film Theatre

(Poland/Germany/France/2016—directed by Marie Noëlle)

The first woman to win the Nobel Prize, Polish-born Marie Sklodowska Curie (Karolina Gruszka) spent her life setting precedents as a physicist, chemist and pioneer i...

Wile E. Coyote and Road Runner

DFT Animation Club: Looney Tunes Classics

  • Sat, Nov 18
  • 2:00 PM
  • Detroit Film Theatre

This special edition of the DFT Animation Club will delight audiences of all ages as we unspool some of the best and most hilarious Warner Bros. Looney Tunes shorts. Immortal stars such as Bugs Bunny, Porky Pig, Daffy Duck...

Wile E. Coyote and Road Runner

DFT Animation Club: Looney Tunes Classics

  • Sun, Nov 19
  • 2:00 PM
  • Detroit Film Theatre

This special edition of the DFT Animation Club will delight audiences of all ages as we unspool some of the best and most hilarious Warner Bros. Looney Tunes shorts. Immortal stars such as Bugs Bunny, Porky Pig, Daffy Duck...

Chavela

Chavela

  • FRI, NOV 24, 9:45 PM; SAT, NOV 25, 1 PM and SUN, NOV 26, 5 PM
  • DFT Auditorium

(Mexico/Spain/USA/2017—directed by Catherine Gund and Daresha Kyi)

Chavela is the captivating look at the unconventional life of beloved singer Chavela Vargas, whose passionate renditions of Mexican music and triumphant ...

An image from The Square

The Square

  • FRI, NOV 24, 7 PM; SAT, NOV 25, 3:30, 7, & 9:45 PM and SUN, NOV 26, 2 PM
  • Detroit Film Theatre

(Sweden/2017—directed by Ruben Östlund)

Christian (Claes Bang), the director of a renowned contemporary art museum, is persuaded by his marketing staff that the institution would benefit from a form of bold performance ...

A scene from The Other Side of Hope directed by Aki Kaurismaki

The Other Side of Hope

  • FRI, DEC 15, 7 PM; SAT, DEC 16, 7 & 9:30 PM and SUN, DEC 17, 2 PM
  • Detroit Film Theatre

(Finland/Germany/2017—directed by Aki Kaurismäki)

The first feature in six years from Aki Kaurismäki, Finland’s grand master of comic melancholy (Man Without a Past, Leningrad Cowboys Go America), is the tale of two ...

A scene from Night School

Night School

  • Sat, Dec 16
  • 4:00 PM
  • Detroit Film Theatre

(USA/2016—directed by Andrew Cohn)

Filmed in Indianapolis, a city with one of the lowest high school graduation rates in the nation, this documentary introduces us to three African-American adults who all – despite a v...

A scene from Night School

Night School

  • Sun, Dec 17
  • 4:30 PM
  • Detroit Film Theatre

(USA/2016—directed by Andrew Cohn)

Filmed in Indianapolis, a city with one of the lowest high school graduation rates in the nation, this documentary introduces us to three African-American adults who all – despite a v...

Lawrence of Arabia (restored)

  • Fri, Dec 22
  • 7:00 PM
  • DFT Auditorium

(UK/1962—directed by David Lean)

One of the cinema’s great visual experiences, David Lean’s sweeping biography of T. E. Lawrence, the enigmatic Englishman (Peter O’Toole) who sought to unite Arab tribes against the...