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Toni Morrison: The Pieces I Am

Sat., Aug. 24, 7 & 9:30 p.m., Sun., Aug. 25, 4:30 & 7 p.m., Mon., Aug. 26, 7 & 9:30 p.m., Tue., Aug. 27, 7 & 9:30 p.m., Wed., Aug. 28, 7 & 9:30 p.m. and Thu., Aug. 29, 7 & 9:30 p.m.
Cinema Detroit 4126 Third Street, Detroit Greater Detroit Area

“She’s a friend to our minds,” Oprah says of the late Toni Morrison in the documentary Toni Morrison: The Pieces I Am — a reference to her seminal 1987 novel, Beloved. A filmmaker and friend of Morrison’s for nearly four decades, Timothy Greenfield-Sanders (Lou Reed: Rock and Roll Heart, The Trans List) provides an intimate look at the evolution of the prophetic iconoclast, novelist, and first African-American to win the Nobel Prize in Literature. The film, which debuted less than two months before Morrison’s death earlier this month at the age of 88, acts as a compelling mosaic of Morrison’s remarkable life (save for the tragic loss of her son Slade, with whom she notably co-authored a series of children’s books), including the construction of her earliest works, 1977’s Song of Solomon and Beloved, as well as her time as an editor at Random House and when she received the Presidential Medal of Freedom from President Barack Obama in 2012. 313-482-9028

A Boy Named Charlie Brown

Sat., Aug. 24, 4-5:30 p.m.
Cinema Detroit 4126 Third Street, Detroit Greater Detroit Area

Buy Tickets$8.00

Join us on Saturday, August 24 at 4:00 p.m. for the exclusive 50th Anniversary theatrical re-release of the Peanuts® Classic, A BOY NAMED CHARLIE BROWN. This is the first time it's been presented in theaters since its original 1969 release. When Charlie Brown enters the school spelling bee, the doubtful and openly honest Lucy predicts his abject humiliation. But with the help of his best friend Linus and loyal dog Snoopy, Charlie Brown sets out to surprise his detractors. Rated G | Running time 1hr 26min | Animated | One show only 313-482-9028

Movie Nights in the D: Crazy Rich Asians

Sat., Aug. 24, 8 p.m.
Campus Martius Park 800 Woodward Ave., Detroit Downtown Detroit

Calling all film fanatics! Gather your friends and family and come enjoy award-winning films on the big screen right here in Campus Martius Park. Crazy Rich Asians (PG-13) is a contemporary romantic comedy, based on a global bestseller, follows native New Yorker Rachel Chu to Singapore to meet her boyfriend's family. Come prepared with a chair or blanket and camp out on the lawn for a relaxing summer evening in the heart of the city. Don't forget to pack some snacks and non-alcoholic beverages to enjoy while watching the movies. Be sure to get there early, the lawn fills up fast! Events in Downtown Detroit Parks and Public Spaces are programmed by Downtown Detroit Partnership. Movie Nights in the D is sponsored by Faygo and Universal Kids.

Rocky Horror Picture Show Viewing Experience

Second and Fourth Saturday of every month, 11:15 p.m.-2:30 a.m.
State Wayne Theatre 35164 Michigan Ave, Wayne Greater Detroit Area

Buy Tickets$10

Join the Rocky Horror Preservation Society for a screening and full audience participation shadow cast of the Rocky Horror Picture Show! Yell things! Throw things! Do the Time Warp with one of the best shadow casts around. For those who have never experienced The Rocky Horror Picture Show in a theater with a cast, there is truly nothing like it. It's not just a movie and it's not just a stage performance. It's an amazing experience that will have you wanting more! The movie is rated R, so standard R rating age rules apply. 734-326-4602

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