Events

Paddle to the Sea

Third Coast Percussion: Paddle to the Sea

  • 8 p.m. Fri, Nov 30 | 2 p.m. Sat, Dec 1
  • Detroit Film Theatre

The classic children’s book and Academy Award-nominated film, Paddle to the Sea, is the focus of a new project that looks at our relationship to the bodies of water that connect our lives.

Jenny Scheinman

Friday Night Live! Kannapolis: A Moving Portrait

  • Fri, Dec 14
  • 7:00 PM
  • Detroit Film Theatre

Acclaimed composer, singer, and violinist Jenny Scheinman invites us into the captivating visual world of Depression-era filmmaker H. Lee Waters in the multi-media performance Kannapolis: A Moving Portrait.

No Date, No Signature

No Date, No Signature

  • 7 & 9:30 p.m. Sat, Dec 15 | 2 & 4:30 p.m. Sun, Dec 16
  • Detroit Film Theatre

A seemingly minor traffic collision has far-reaching consequences in this tale of a well-meaning medical examiner haunted by a death that he believes he could have prevented.

A still from the film Wild Strawberries by Ingmar Bergman featuring a man being given flowers through a car window.

Bergman at 100: Wild Strawberries & The Virgin Spring (Double Feature)

  • Fri, Dec 21
  • 7:00 PM
  • Detroit Film Theatre

Wild Strawberries (Sweden/1957 - directed by Ingmar Bergman, 92 min.)  Followed by The Virgin Spring (Sweden/1960 - Ingmar Bergman, 89 min.)

Still from The Magic Flute by Ingmar Bergman

The Magic Flute

  • 3 & 7 p.m. Sat, Dec 22
  • Detroit Film Theatre

This scintillating screen version of Mozart’s beloved opera showed Bergman’s deep knowledge of music and his gift for expressing it in filmic terms.

A still from the film Fanny and Alexander

Fanny and Alexander

  • Sun, Dec 23
  • 2:00 PM
  • Detroit Film Theatre

Through the eyes of ten-year-old Alexander, we witness the delights and conflicts of the Ekdahl family, a sprawling bourgeois clan in turn-of-the-twentieth-century Sweden.

A still from the film Cielo by Alison McAlpine

Cielo

  • 4:30 p.m. Wed, Dec 26 - Sun, Dec 30
  • Detroit Film Theatre

Cielo is a cinematic reverie on the crazy beauty of the night sky, as experienced in the Atacama Desert in Chile, one of the best places on our planet to explore and contemplate its splendor.

British Arrows 2018

British Arrows 2018

  • 7 p.m. Wed, Dec 26 - Sun, Dec 30
  • Detroit Film Theatre

The marvelously creative “adverts” of British TV continue to dazzle and delight; they’re annually recognized with the prestigious British Arrows awards.

Ernest and Celestine

Tea-Time Theatre: Ernest and Celestine

  • Thu, Dec 27
  • 2:00 PM
  • Detroit Film Theatre

Based on the classic Belgian book series by Gabrielle Vincent, Ernest & Celestine tells of an unlikely friendship between two society outcasts.

The Princess and the Frog

Tea-Time Theatre: The Princess and the Frog

  • Fri, Dec 28
  • 2:00 PM
  • Detroit Film Theatre

Disney’s return to traditional hand-drawn animation features award-winning music, irresistible characters and a modern twist on a classic fairy tale.