Events

ArtLab J’s 6th Annual Spring Dance Concert

ArtLab J’s 6th Annual Spring Dance Concert

  • Thu, May 24
  • 7:00 PM
  • Detroit Film Theatre

ArtLab J invites you to celebrate another a successful year of dance in Detroit! Dedicated to the art of dance in the city of Detroit, Artlab J strives to create spaces where people of all ages and abilities can learn and grow through dance. The Spring Concert will feature new works by ArtLab J's professional, pre-professional and grown-up companies as well as other local dance groups.

Eight Hours Don't Make a Day

Eight Hours Don't Make a Day

  • Part One: MAY 25 at 7 PM; Part Two: MAY 26 at 7 PM; Part Three: MAY 27 at 2 PM
  • DFT Auditorium

(Germany/1972—directed by Rainer Werner Fassbinder)

Legendary German filmmaker Rainer Werner Fassbinder (1945 – 1982) shook the cinema world, directing 44 movies in just 15 years. His best-known films (The Marriage of ...

PERSONA, Sweden/1966—directed by Ingmar Bergman

Ingmar Bergman: The Centennial Retrospective - Persona

  • Sat, May 26
  • 2:00 PM
  • Detroit Film Theatre

Born a hundred years ago in Uppsala, Sweden, Ingmar Bergman’s passion for observation, storytelling and introspection led him to work tirelessly in many different art forms, right up until his death in 2007 at age 89. 

Adventures and Quests: The Hidden Fortress

Adventures and Quests: The Hidden Fortress (1958)

  • Tue, Jun 5
  • 3:00 PM
  • Detroit Film Theatre

A general (Toshiro Mifune) guards his defeated clan’s princess in a journey across enemy territory, accompanied by two bickering, bumbling peasants. If the plot of director Akira Kurosawa’s rollicking and exhilarating 16th-century Japanese swordplay adventure seems familiar, it may be because it’s not only one of George Lucas’s favorite films, but one he cites as a primary influence on Star Wars. In Japanese with English subtitles. 

2001: A Space Odyssey

Space Travel: 2001: A Space Odyssey (1968)

  • Wed, Jun 6
  • 3:00 PM
  • Detroit Film Theatre

When a mysterious object found on the moon emits a radio signal aimed at the planet Jupiter, a team of astronauts is dispatched to discover what may be waiting on the receiving end of the signal. Directed by Stanley Kubrick and written by Arthur C. Clarke, 2001 may be the most profound of all science fiction films.  

Cinetopia: Detroit Voices Short Film Competition

Cinetopia: Detroit Voices Short Film Competition

  • Wed, Jun 6
  • 7:00 PM - 10:00 PM
  • Detroit Film Theatre

This year’s program of Michigan-made short films is easily the strongest ever, with local talent that has gone to the next level. A look at talented Detroiters, sharing their love and lives behind and in-front of the camera. 

It Came From Outer Space (1953)

Alien Encounters: It Came From Outer Space (1953)

  • Thu, Jun 7
  • 3:00 PM
  • Detroit Film Theatre

In this unusually thoughtful sci-fi hit (based on a Ray Bradbury story), an alien spaceship lands on Earth to make emergency repairs, hoping to leave the planet undiscovered. The aliens understand that their physical form will appear so horrible to humans that our prejudice and unfounded fear will result in violence and death to their people. 

Creatures: The Blob (1958)

Creatures: The Blob (1958)

  • Sat, Jun 9
  • 3:00 PM
  • Detroit Film Theatre

The police don’t believe teenager Steve (billed as Steven) McQueen when he reports that a shapeless mass from outer space is devouring local residents. Eventually they do, but first, it’s up to hot-rodding teens to figure out how to contend with the invader. This surprise hit packed America’s drive-ins in the autumn of 1958. 

David Bowie

The Man Who Fell to Earth (1976)

  • Sat, Jun 9
  • 7:00 PM
  • Detroit Film Theatre

When an alien (David Bowie) visits Earth in hopes of finding a way to save his dehydrated planet, his mission becomes complicated when he discovers the unexpected power wielded by certain aspects of human existence. Greed, money, and jealousy make little sense to him, but love – perhaps the strongest and most complicated motivation of all – is hardly unique to Earth.

Love, Gilda

CINETOPIA: Love, Gilda

  • Sun, Jun 10
  • 2:00 PM
  • Detroit Film Theatre

There’s the beloved image of Gilda Radner: fearless, passionate, and iconic. And then, there are shades of Radner the public wasn’t privileged to know, beyond her beloved characters on Saturday Night Live: the Radner who struggled with success, fame, relationships, and a battle with ovarian cancer.

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