Events

An animated stickman is chased by an animated dog through a flowery field.

The Gruffalo’s Child and Stick Man

  • Sat, Dec 11 , 2021
  • 2:00 PM
  • Detroit Film Theatre

Follow a young gruffalo as she wanders a snowy forest in search of the Big Bad Mouse of her father’s stories and Stick Man on his winding journey to make it home in time for Christmas.

Dana Scruggs, Nyadhour, Elevated, Death Valley, California, 2018

The New Black Vanguard: Photography Between Art and Fashion

  • Dec 17, 2021 – April 17, 2022
  • Detroit Institute of Arts

Vibrant color portraits, conceptual images, and fashion editorial photographs by 15 emerging black photographers are the subject of this exhibition that fuses the genres of art and fashion photography in ways that break down their long-established boundaries. 

A kitten reaching up to grab a toy which has been edited to be the O in the words "Cat Video Fest 2021" which is scrawled on the blue background around the cat in yellow.

CatVideoFest 2021

  • 7:00 p.m. Fri, Dec 17 | 2:00 & 7:00 p.m. Sat, Dec 18 | 2 p.m. Sun, Dec 19, 2021
  • Detroit Film Theatre

The all-new 2021 edition of CatVideoFest is a compilation of the latest and best cat videos culled from countless hours of unique submissions and animations, music videos, and internet powerhouses. 

"Flight with Mirror," 2014, Shirley Woodson, American; acrylic on canvas.

Shirley Woodson: Shield of the Nile Reflections

  • Dec 18, 2021 – May 29, 2022
  • Detroit Institute of Arts

With the Shield of the Nile series begun in 1984, Shirley Woodson (b. 1936) has been presenting Black bathers in rivers, a reference to the diasporic myth that the Nile River holds transformative and nurturing benefits for people of African descent.

A black and white image of two candelabras with two disembodied arms.

Beauty and the Beast

  • 2:00 p.m. Sun, Dec 26 & Fri, Dec 31, 2021
  • Detroit Film Theatre

To celebrate Beauty and the Beast’s anniversary, as well as the DFT’s return, we’re proud to present a special holiday screening of this beloved French classic in a dazzling 4K restoration

Doug Berky featured with two of his puppets in brown robes, one on either side of him.

Gems: The World’s Wisdom Stories

  • 2:00 p.m. Wed, Dec 29 & Thu, Dec 30, 2021
  • Detroit Film Theatre Auditorium

For nearly 3 decades, Doug Berky has brought classic solo physical theater performances to stages all over the world.

A woman in a rose-printed dress walks down a bridge holding a purse in one hand and small suitcase in the other.

World of Wong Kar Wai: Days of Being Wild

  • Fri, Jan 7 , 2022
  • 7:00 PM
  • Detroit Film Theatre

With his lush visuals, stirring soundtracks, and soulful romanticism, Wong Kar Wai has established himself as one of the defining auteurs of contemporary cinema.

A feminine presenting person with short, spiky hair and wearing a collared, yellow shirt, holds a white bowl with chopsticks. They are staring into their reflection in a large window.

World of Wong Kar Wai: Chungking Express

  • Sat, Jan 8 , 2022
  • 2:00 PM
  • Detroit Film Theatre

With his lush visuals, stirring soundtracks and soulful romanticism, Wong Kar Wai has established himself as one of the defining auteurs of contemporary cinema.

An animated still of a small child and an adult as they stare up into the sky and glowing, red flowers fall down around them.

The Legend of Hei

  • Sat, Jan 8 , 2022
  • 2:00 PM
  • Detroit Film Theatre

Evoking Studio Ghibli’s ecological fables, The Legend of Hei is a winsome combination of heart, soul, fantasy, and an extraordinary adventure.

Two men in shorts stand atop a rooftop in a bustling city surrounded by a warm, blue sky. One of the men has his hand wrapped up in gauze.

World of Wong Kar Wai: Happy Together

  • Sat, Jan 8 , 2022
  • 7:00 PM
  • Detroit Film Theatre

With his lush visuals, stirring soundtracks and soulful romanticism, Wong Kar Wai has established himself as one of the defining auteurs of contemporary cinema.