Three people from the film 63 Up, posing with photographs of themselves as children

63 Up

  • 7:00 p.m. Fri, Jan 23 | 4:00 & 7:00 p.m. Sat, Jan 25 | 4:00 p.m. Sun, Jan 26, 2020
  • Detroit Film Theatre

Michael Apted’s landmark documentary series, beginning in 1963, followed the lives of a dozen or so British 7-year-olds, checking in with them every seven years.

A still from To Be Or Not To Be

To Be Or Not To Be

  • 2:00 p.m. Sat, Jan 25 | 2:00 p.m. Sun, Jan 26, 2020
  • Detroit Film Theatre

This comic yet poignant masterwork stars Jack Benny and Carole Lombard as husband-and-wife actors in Nazi-occupied Warsaw.

Still from animated film One Small Step

The 2020 Academy Award® Nominated Short Films: Animation and Live Action

  • Various | Jan 31 - Feb 16, 2020
  • Detroit Film Theatre

The 2020 Oscar® Shorts program will combine all the nominees in the short animation and live-action categories.

Still of seven women holding some sort of packaging

The 2020 Academy Award® Nominated Short Films: Documentary

  • Various | Feb 6 - 15, 2020
  • Detroit Film Theatre

We’re delighted to present this rich program of all five of the Academy Award® nominated short documentary films.

Gone to the Village

Gone to the Village: Royal Funerary Rites for Asantehemaa Nana Afia Kobi Serwaa Ampem II

  • Sun, Feb 9 , 2020
  • 2:00 PM
  • Detroit Institute of Arts - Lecture Hall

A unique and powerful documentary, beautifully filmed, of the elaborate funerary rites for the Queen Mother of the Asante in Ghana.

Internet-famous cat Maru in a box

CatVideoFest 2020

  • 2:00 pm, 4:30 p.m. & 7:00 p.m. Sat, Feb 22 | 12:00 p.m., 2:30 p.m. & 5:00 p.m., Sun, Feb 23, 2020
  • Detroit Film Theatre

Immensely popular at its DFT debut last year, the all-new 2020 edition of the CatVideoFest is exactly what the name suggests.

A still from the film My Brother's Wedding

My Brother's Wedding

  • Thu, Feb 27 , 2020
  • 7:00 PM
  • Detroit Film Theatre

The second film from pioneering African American director Charles Burnett was rushed to semi-completion to meet a film festival deadline in 1983

A still of two dancers from Cunningham


  • 2:00, 4:30 & 7:00 p.m. | Sat, Feb 29, 2020
  • Detroit Film Theatre

Brings to life the work of visionary choreographer and dancer Merce Cunningham in commemoration of his centennial

Princess Kaguya from the film The Tale of Princess Kaguya

DFT Family: The Tale of Princess Kaguya

  • 12:00 & 2:45 p.m. Sun, Mar, 1 2020
  • Detroit Film Theatre

Found inside a shining stalk of bamboo by an old bamboo cutter and his wife, a tiny girl grows rapidly into an exquisite young lady.

A courtroom scene in a still from the film The Traitor

The Traitor

  • 4:30 & 7:00 p.m. Sat, Mar 7 | 4:30 p.m. Sun, Mar 8 | 9:15 p.m. Fri, Mar 13 2020
  • Detroit Film Theatre

The real-life story of a mafia boss who fled to Brazil in the wake of a war between Sicilian mob bosses over the local heroin trade