Events

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Shoplifters

  • 7 p.m. Fri, Jan 4 & Fri, Jan 11 | 4 & 7 p.m. Sat, Jan 5 | 2 & 5 p.m. Sun, Jan 6 | 4:30 & 7 p.m. Sat, Jan 12 | 4:30 p.m. Sun, Jan 13 , 2019
  • Detroit Film Theatre

With his radiant new masterwork Shoplifters, Japan’s great Hirokazu Kore- eda turns his eye on an often invisible segment of modern Japanese society; those struggling to stay afloat in the face of desperate poverty.

Liyana

DFT Animation Club: Liyana

  • 2 p.m. Sat, Jan 12 & Sun, Jan 13 , 2019
  • Detroit Film Theatre

A tribute to creativity, the strength of the human spirit, and the healing power of storytelling.

Buster Keaton

The Great Buster

  • 7 p.m. Fri, Jan 18 | 7 & 9:30 p.m. Sat, Jan 19 | 2 p.m. Sun, Jan 20 , 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.

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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.

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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.

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Say Amen, Somebody!

  • 4:30 & 7:00 p.m. Sat, Feb 2 | 2:00 & 4:30 p.m. Sun, Feb 3, 2019
  • Detroit Film Theatre

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

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The 2019 Academy Award® Nominated Short Films (animation and live action)

  • Fri, Feb 8 - Sun, Feb 24, 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.

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The 2019 Academy Award® Nominated Documentary Short Films

  • 7:00 PM Sat, Feb 9 & 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.