In preparation for the 2017 Academy Awards (Sunday, Feb. 26), the Detroit Film Theatre will screen 10 short films, any of which could take home an award at this year’s ceremony. The films will be separated into two categories — animated shorts and live action shorts — with a 25-minute intermission in between. They range in length from six to 35 minutes. Titles include Borrowed Time, Timecode, Silent Nights, and Pixar’s Piper. Of the 10 films, seven are foreign. $9
Pale Flower will be showing at the Michigan Theater on February 20. $8-$10
As a part of the Science on Screen Film Series, Concussion will be playing at the Michigan Theater. $8-$10
Tom Hanks plays Professor Robert Langdon in The Da Vinci Code . Set in Paris, Langdon begins to stumble upon clues that would unleash the answer to one of the most precious mysteries. Catch a screening of the film in February. $13
Chris Marker, the cinemaʼs globetrotter/essayist par excellence, travelled between Japan, Africa and Iceland to create his masterpiece Sans Soleil. Refiltering and synthesizing sounds and images with astonishing fluidity, Marker dissolves the distinctions between fiction and non-fiction film, offering the viewer the extraordinary sensation of simultaneously spanning the globe and being enclosed within someoneʼs mind.
"No two people will come away from Sans Soleil with the same impression, nor will a solitary viewer's multiple viewings yield the same experience. Marker's film prefigures multimedia and... approximates the experience of being trapped inside the Internet and making radical leaps of associative connection...only Marker typically prefigured the technology." - Eric Henderson, Slant Magazine
Marker’s La Jetée is one of the most influential, radical science-fiction films ever made, a tale of time travel told in still images.
"One of the best of all SF films is this haunting, apocalyptic 27-minute French short by the great Chris Marker." - Jonathan Rosenbaum, Chicago Readerhttp://ufofactory.com/events/
Catch the film about the girl who falls down a rabbit hole. Become immersed in the wonderland she gets taken to when viewing Alice in Wonderland at The Berman. $14
You don’t want to miss this very important date! Alice and her friends will be joining us for a spot of tea (mad tea party style!) before we nestle in our rabbit holes to enjoy this classic film. Bring your imagination to The Berman for a grand adventure in Wonderland! Tickets start @ $14 - Discounts availablehttp://theberman.org/event/alice-in-wonderland/
The Holocaust Memorial Center Zekelman Family Campus will host Academy Award-Winning Filmmaker Jon Blair, CBE, 1:30 p.m., Sun., Feb. 26. The event, titled “Anne Frank Remembered,” will begin with a Q&A session with Blair, who will then speak about his experiences making the documentary of the same name, followed by a presentation of the film. In 1995, Blair wrote, directed and produced “Anne Frank Remembered,” a documentary featuring Kenneth Branagh, Glenn Close and Miep Gies, the woman who hid the Frank’s. The film went on to win an Academy Award for Best Documentary Film, International Emmy and BAFTA. Free with admission or membershiphttp://www.holocaustcenter.org/programs
At the MJR Digital Cinema 20 in Southgate for the RED CARPET EXTRAVAGANZACome out and enjoy local restaurants and businesses before watching the Oscars live on the big screen. Your ticket will get you appetizers, wine and champagne along with Pepsi and popcorn to enjoy during the Academy Awards telecast on the big screen. We will also have raffle baskets to take a chance on, our BIG 50/50 raffle and our annual Apple Raffle. There will also be a special raffle to win four one-day park hopper passes to Walt Disney World. $25 Pre-sale $30 at the doorhttps://www.facebook.com/events/1406536416051455/
A Fugitive from the Past will be presented by KURO: The Dark Edge of Japanese Filmmaking Film Series at the Michigan Theater. $8-$10
KURO: The Dark Edge of Japanese Filmmaking Film Series is presenting the silent film Dragnet Girl at the Michigan Theater. $8-$10
Presented by the Nam Center for Korean Studies at the University of Michigan is Right Now, Wrong Then at the Michigan Theater.
The DAMNED Exhibition of Enlightened Darkness proudly presents the seventh year exhibition of powerful cinema called Purgatory - A Cinematic Exploration of the Soul. Held on March 12th 2017 at Detroit's Tangent Gallery, Purgatory will present approximately 90 minutes of short films of introspective, emotive and/or enlightened subject matters from filmmakers worldwide. This is not an industry-focused film festival, but a tributary showcase of the often redemptive films from the filmmaker’s personal collections. $10 ($5 matinee)http://www.PurgatoryFilmExhibition.com
Based off of the manga, Hideo Yamamoto, Ichi the Killer is screening at the Michigan Theater as a part of KURO: The Dark Edge of Japanese Filmmaking Film Series. $8-$10
Listen to your heart telling you that Pocahontas and friends will be at The Berman! Come build native beaded crafts, paint with the wind and watch all of your friends from “Pocahontas” on the big screen! Tickets start @ $14http://theberman.org/event/pocahontas/
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