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It’s a Wonderful Life

Fri., Dec. 20, 8-10:30 p.m. and Sat., Dec. 21, 2-4:30 & 8-10:30 p.m.
Redford Theatre 17360 Lahser Rd, Detroit Greater Detroit Area


Don’t miss Frank Capra’s 1946 holiday fable about a man at the end of his rope (James Stewart) who discovers from a guardian angel (Henry Travers) what his town would be like if he was never born. Also starring Donna Reed, Lionel Barrymore and Karolyn Grimes as Zuzu. Come a half-hour early for a live performance on the Barton theatre organ. Free guarded parking. 313-537-2560

NT Live: All My Sons

Sun., Jan. 19, 7 p.m.
Michigan Theater 603 E. Liberty St., Ann Arbor Downtown Ann Arbor


734-668-8480

Silent Shorts Past and Present

Fri., April 3, 8-10:30 p.m.


Screenings of two Laurel & Hardy silent shorts: “The Battle of the Century,” (1927, 10 min.) where Hardy, a fight manager for puny pugilist Laurel, tries an insurance scam. The film includes a classic pie throwing fight with over 3,000 cream pies. “Liberty” (1929, 20 min.) where they are escaped convicts who, while trying to change pants, end up on a skyscraper under construction. Also included will be screenings of 5 previous International Youth Silent Film Festival competition silent short film winners. All films accompanied by Nathan Avakian on the Redford’s 1928 Barton Theatre Organ. Free supervised parking. 313-537-2560

Silent Shorts Past and Present

Fri., April 3, 8-10 p.m.
Redford Theatre 17360 Lahser Rd, Detroit Greater Detroit Area


Screenings of two Laurel & Hardy silent shorts: “The Battle of the Century,” (1927, 10 min.) where Hardy, a fight manager for puny pugilist Laurel, tries an insurance scam. The film includes a classic pie throwing fight with over 3,000 cream pies. “Liberty” (1929, 20 min.) where they are escaped convicts who, while trying to change pants, end up on a skyscraper under construction. Also 5 previous International Youth Silent Film Festival competition silent short film winners to be shown. All films will have live accompaniment on the Redford’s 1928 Barton Theatre Organ by Nathan Avakian. Free supervised parking. (313) 537-2560

International Youth Silent Film Festival

Sat., April 4, 8-11 p.m.


The International Youth Silent Film Festival Detroit regional competition will screen the top twenty 2020 silent film finalists and award prizes to the top 3 silent films. Organist Nathan Avakian will accompany the silent films on the historic 1928 Barton organ. Free supervised parking. (313) 537-2560

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