Events

Buster Keaton

The Great Buster

  • Fri, Jan 18, 7:00 P.M. | Sat, Jan 19, 7:00 & 9:30 P.M. | Sun, Jan 20, 2:00 P.M. | Sun, Jan 27, 4:30 P.M., 2019
  • Detroit Film Theatre

A joyous overview of the work of one of the greatest and most influential artists in cinema history, The Great Buster celebrates the life and career of Buster Keaton.

Buster Keaton in the film Sherlock Jr.

Buster Keaton Restored: Sherlock Jr. and Seven Chances

  • Sat, Jan 19 , 2019
  • 4:00 PM
  • Detroit Film Theatre

In celebration of Peter Bogdanovich’s new documentary portrait of Buster Keaton, The Great Buster, we’re presenting this special screening of newly restored versions of two of Keaton’s greatest comedies.

An image of Dr. and Mrs. King walking hand in hand through the streets with other Civil Rights leaders

King: A Filmed Record... Montgomery to Memphis

  • Mon, Jan 21 , 2019
  • 1:00 PM
  • Detroit Film Theatre

Follow Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. from 1955 to 1968, in his rise from regional activist to world-renowned leader of the Civil Rights movement.

The Guilty

The Guilty

  • Fri, Jan 25, 7:00 p.m. | Sat, Jan 26, 4:00 & 7:00 p.m. | Sun, Jan 27, 2:00 p.m., 2019
  • Detroit Film Theatre

An edge-of-your-seat portrait of one individual’s moral and professional crisis, The Guilty is Denmark’s official submission for the 2019 Foreign Language Oscar®.

A photo of André Leon Talley in all black against a floral background

The Gospel According to André

  • Sat, Feb 2 , 2019
  • 2:00 PM
  • Detroit Film Theatre

André Leon Talley has been a fixture in the world of fashion for so long that it’s difficult to imagine a time when he wasn’t defining the boundaries of great style.

A black and white photo of a woman singing in front of an organ from the film "Say Amen, Somebody!"

Say Amen, Somebody!

  • Sat, Feb 2, 2019 - 4:30 & 7:00 P.M. | Sun, Feb 3, 2019 - 2:00 & 4:30 P.M.
  • Detroit Film Theatre

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

A still of two girls from an animated film

The 2019 Academy Award® Nominated Short Films - animated and live action

  • Fri, Feb 8 - Thu, Feb 28, 2019 (dates and times below)
  • Detroit Film Theatre

As in previous years, the 2019 Oscar® Shorts program will present all five nominees in both the short animation and live-action short film categories in one spectacular presentation.

A woman carefully working on a large mural

The 2019 Academy Award® Nominated Short Films - Documentary

  • 2:00 PM Sat, Feb 9 | 7:00 P.M. Thu, Feb 14 | 2:00 PM Sat, Feb 23 , 2019
  • Detroit Film Theatre

We’re delighted to present again this year a program of all of the Academy Award® nominated short documentary films.

Never Look Away

Never Look Away

  • Fri, Mar 1 - 7:00 p.m. | Sat, Mar 2 - 7:00 p.m. | Sun, Mar 3 - 5:00 p.m. | Fri, Mar 8 - 7:00 p.m. | Sat, Mar 9 - 7:00 p.m. | Sun, Mar 10 - 5 p.m. , 2019
  • Detroit Film Theatre

Visually rich and emotionally complex, Never Look Away is Germany’s Foreign Language submission to this year’s Academy Awards®.

A baby napping with a tabby cat

CatVideoFest 2019

  • Sat, Mar 9 - 12:30, 3:00 & 5:00 p.m. | Sun, Mar 10 - 12:30 & 3:00 p.m., 2019
  • Detroit Film Theatre

Exactly what the name suggests, the CatVideoFest is a hand-selected, curated collection of around 80 minutes’ worth of the most entertaining cat videos of the year.

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