Showtimes – Thursday April 17 to Thursday April 24

Schedule note: The stunning new digital restoration of Orson Welles’ film noir classic The Lady from Shanghai starts Friday, May 2. Thanks for your patience & understanding, it is well worth the wait. 

Midnight — FRIDAY & SATURDAY ONLY
The Last Days
NR – 100 min – Tickets $7 – Get tickets online
Friday, April 18: Midnight (11:59 p.m.)
Saturday, April 19: Midnight (11:59 p.m.)

ONE NIGHT ONLY – Wed, April 23 at 7:00 p.m.
Heroes Behind the Badge + Q & A
NR – 100 min – Tickets $15 – Get tickets online
Support the Midtown Detroit Police Unity Tour Riders in the Police Unity Tour, which raises awareness of fallen law enforcement officers and raises funds for the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Fund in Washington, DC. A portion of every ticket also is donated to the NLEOMF. Producer Bill Erfurth will be on hand for a Q & A session after the film.

HELD OVER
The Retrieval

R – 92 min – Tickets $7Get tickets online
Weds, April 16: 5:00 p.m.
Thurs, April 17: 7:15 p.m., 9:15 p.m.
Fri, April 187:30 p.m., 9:30 p.m.
Sat, April 19: 5:00 p.m., 7:30 p.m.
Sun, April 205:00 p.m.
Mon, April 21:  7:30 p.m.
Tues, April 22:  7:30 p.m.
Thurs, April 24:  7:30 p.m., 9:30 p.m.

HELD OVER
The Grand Budapest Hotel

R – 110 min – Tickets $7Get tickets online
Weds, April 16: 4:30 p.m., 7:00 p.m., 9:30 p.m.
Thurs, April 17: 4:30 p.m., 7:00 p.m., 9:30 p.m.
Fri, April 18:  4:45 p.m., 7:00 p.m., 9:15 p.m.
Sat, April 19:  4:45 p.m., 7:00 p.m., 9:15 p.m.
Sun, April 20:  4:45 p.m., 7:00 p.m.
Mon, April 21:  4:45 p.m., 7:00 p.m.
Tues, April 22:  4:45 p.m., 7:00 p.m.
Wed, April 23:  4:45 p.m., 7:00 p.m.
Thurs, April 24: 4:45 p.m., 7:00 p.m., 9:15 p.m.

Leave a comment

Filed under Schedule

Cinema Detroit Midnights – THE LAST DAYS

We have another midnight movie for you: The Last Days. A global epidemic descends upon humanity which causes a quick and painful death to anyone who ventures outside. Trapped indoors with the rest of the population of Barcelona, Marc (Quim Gutiérrez) sets out to find is girlfriend Julia (Marta Etura). But to find her, Marc must traverse a hellish underground labyrinth.

Spanish director/writers Àlex and David Pastor are probably best known in the U.S. for 2009′s underrated Carriers, and they’ve got another unusual gem here. “The Last Days may not represent the flashiest apocalypse story you’ll ever see, but there’s always something to be said for clever storytelling, good acting, and novel apocalypse tales.” — Scott Weinberg, FEARnet

Spanish with English subtitles
NR – 100 min – Tickets $7
Fri, April 18: Midnight (technically 11:59 p.m.)
Sat, April 19: Midnight (technically 11:59 p.m.)

THE LAST DAYS Trailer — Midnight 4/18 & 4/19 ONLY! from Cinema Detroit on Vimeo.

1 Comment

Filed under Features

Showtimes – Thursday April 10 to Thursday April 17

ONE NIGHT ONLY
The Great Detroit
NR – 80 min – Tickets $7 at the door
Wed, April 16: 8:00 p.m.

The Retrieval
R – 92 min – Tickets $7Get tickets online
Fri, April 11: 7:15 p.m., 9:15 p.m.
Sat, April 12: 5:00 p.m., 7:15 p.m., 9:15 p.m.
Sun, April 13: 5:00 p.m., 7:15 p.m.
Mon, April 14: 7:15 p.m., 9:15 p.m.
Tues, April 15: 7:15 p.m., 9:15 p.m.
Weds, April 16: 5:00 p.m.
Thurs, April 17: 7:15 p.m., 9:15 p.m

HELD OVER
The Grand Budapest Hotel

R – 110 min – Tickets $7Get tickets online
Thurs, April 10: 4:30 p.m., 8:00 p.m., 10:15 p.m.
Fri, April 11: 4:30, 7:00 p.m., 9:30 p.m.
Sat, April 12: 2:30 p.m., 4:30 p.m., 7:00 p.m., 9:30 p.m.
Sun, April 13: 2:30 p.m., 4:30 p.m., 7:00 p.m.
Mon, April 14: 7:00 p.m., 9:30 p.m.
Tues, April 15: 4:30 p.m., 7:00 p.m., 9:30 p.m.
Weds, April 16: 4:30 p.m., 7:00 p.m., 9:30 p.m.
Thurs, April 17: 4:30 p.m., 7:00 p.m., 9:30 p.m.

LAST CHANCE
Big Joy: The Adventures of James Broughton
NR – 83 min – Tickets $7Get tickets online
Thurs, April 10: 9:00 p.m.

LAST CHANCE
American Revolutionary: The Evolution of Grace Lee Boggs
NR – 82 min – Tickets $7 – Get tickets online
Thurs, April 10: 7:00 p.m.

ONE NIGHT ONLY

Perfect Sisters
NR – 100 min – Tickets $7Get tickets online
Fri, April 11: 5:00 p.m.

Leave a comment

Filed under Uncategorized

womenofkwmc: Kathryn Bigelow, director of The Hurt Locker, is…

womenofkwmc:

Kathryn Bigelow, director of The Hurt Locker, is the only woman EVER to win a Best Director Oscar. Only women have ever been nominated. Women made up only 6% of Directors for the top movies of 2013. There were NO female nominees for directing, cinematography, film editing, writing (original screenplay), or music (original score) during last year’s Academy Awards.

from Tumblr http://ift.tt/1qeMy5y
via IFTTT

Leave a comment

Filed under Cinema Snacks

flavorpill: 10 of the Strangest Films Starring Non-Actors…

flavorpill:

10 of the Strangest Films Starring Non-Actors

Define “strange”

from Tumblr http://ift.tt/1lAoM3X
via IFTTT

Leave a comment

Filed under Cinema Snacks

SHOWTIMES – Thurs. April 03 to Thurs. April 10

For more info and trailers, click on the title of the film.

STARTING FRIDAY, APRIL 4
Big Joy: The Adventures of James Broughton
NR – 83 min – Tickets $7Get tickets online
Fri, April 4: 9:00 p.m.
Sat, April 5: 5:00 p.m.
Sun, April 6: 5:00 p.m.
Thurs, April 10: 9:00 p.m.

American Revolutionary: The Evolution of Grace Lee Boggs
NR – 82 min – Tickets $7 – Get tickets online
Fri, April 4: 7:00 p.m.
Sat, April 5: 7:00 p.m.
Sun, April 6: 7:00 p.m.
Mon, April 7: 7:30 p.m.
Tues, April 8: 7:30 p.m.
Weds, April 9: 7:30 p.m.
Thurs, April 10: 7:00 p.m.

R – 110 min – Tickets $7 – Get tickets online
Fri, April 4: 8:00 p.m., 10:15 p.m.
Sat, April 5
: 5:00 p.m., 8:00 p.m., 10:15 p.m.

Sun, April 6: 2:45 p.m., 5:00 p.m., 8:00 p.m.
Mon, April 7:
4:30 p.m., 7:00 p.m., 9:30 p.m.
Tues, April 8:
4:30 p.m., 7:00 p.m., 9:30 p.m.
Weds, April 9: 4:30 p.m., 7:00 p.m., 9:30 p.m.
Thurs, April 10
: 4:30 p.m., 8:00 p.m., 10:15 p.m.

On Friday, April 4 and Saturday, April 5, before and after the 8:00 p.m. shows, Cinema Detroit is the place to be to enjoy both GRAND BUDAPEST HOTEL ~and~ the pastry featured in the movie, Courtesan au Chocolat. Angela Foster of Coffee and (_______) will be making these for us so you know they’re going to be fabulous.

LAST CHANCE
Southern Baptist Sissies
NR – 138 min – Tickets $7 – 2 for 1 special
See the closing night of SBS with someone you love! Though there is still quite a way to go, we’re celebrating progress toward marriage equality in Michigan, so tickets are 2 for the price of 1 at this show only.
Thurs, April 3: 8:00 p.m.

COMING SOON – click for more info
The Retrieval – starts Friday, 4/11
The Lady From Shanghai new digital restoration of the Orson Welles classic – Coming Soon

 

Leave a comment

Filed under Schedule

Cinema Detroit Midnights start tonight w/ ALMOST HUMAN

Our Midnights series starts tonight! Catch Almost Human at midnight (technically 11:59 p.m.) on Friday, March 28 or Saturday, March 29 ONLY…after that, it’s done. According to Shock Till You Drop reviewer Ryan Turek, this film is “[a] down ‘n dirty, back-to-the-basics splatter flick that should make any horror fan grin from ear to ear.”

Josh Ethier as Mark (L) and Graham Skipper as Seth in ‘Almost Human.’ © 2013. An IFC Midnight release.

Josh Ethier as Mark (L) and Graham Skipper as Seth in ‘Almost Human.’ © 2013. An IFC Midnight release.

Almost Human – Friday March 28 / Saturday March 29 @ midnight
NR – 80 min – Tickets $7
Mark Fisher disappeared from his home in a brilliant flash of blue light almost two years ago. His friend Seth Hampton was the last to see him alive. Now a string of grisly, violent murders leads Seth to believe that Mark is back, and something evil is inside of him. Psst…don’t rush out when the credits start ;) Continue reading

Leave a comment

Filed under Cinema Snacks

“Damn near flawless:” THE RETRIEVAL starts Friday, April 11

In 1864 Texas, as the Civil War ravages the nation, on the outskirts of the conflict it’s business as usual for slave owners and traders. The Retrieval is the story of 13-year-old Will (Ashton Sanders), who works with his uncle Marcus (Keston John) under threat of death from a white bounty hunter Burrell (Bill Oberst Jr.). The pair gain the trust of runaway slaves, then turn them in to Burrell.

Keston John as Uncle Marcus and Ashton Sanders as Will in THE RETRIEVAL.

Keston John as Uncle Marcus and Ashton Sanders as Will in THE RETRIEVAL.

On a dangerous mission into the free North to find Nate (Tishuan Scott), a fugitive freedman, things go badly. Will and Nate find themselves on the run together.  As the bond between them unexpectedly grows, Will is consumed by conflicting emotions as he faces a gut-wrenching choice: turn Nate in, ensuring the older man’s death, or help him and get killed himself.

Tishuan Scott as Nate

Tishuan Scott as Nate

Thrilling, gorgeously filmed, and grounded in historical research, The Retrieval serves as a straight-up chase picture, an insight into the grey period between slavery and freedom, and an examination of a horrific moral dilemma.

The Retrieval starts Friday, April 11, check back for showtimes.
NR – 92 min – Tickets $7

“The production quality of The Retrieval is damn near flawless. Speaking of flawless, that just about describes Ashton Sanders, Keston John and Tishuan Scott’s performances as well.” – Film Threat

Reviews:

Indiewire: Thompson on Hollywood

 The Hollywood Reporter

Showtimes:
Weds, April 16: 5:00 p.m.
Thurs, April 17: 7:15 p.m.,
9:15 p.m.
Fri, April 187:30 p.m., 9:30 p.m.
Sat, April 19: 5:00 p.m., 7:30 p.m.
Sun, April 205:00 p.m.
Mon, April 21:  7:30 p.m.
Tues, April 22:  7:30 p.m.
Thurs, April 24:  7:30 p.m., 9:30 p.m.

6 Comments

Filed under Features

“Love one another or die” — BIG JOY starts Friday, April 4

If you loved American Revolutionary, you just might like another activist biopic, Big Joy: The Adventures of James Broughton, which also starts Friday, April 4.

ee788b7697c1b9d38279817f5b629a6b

James Broughton by Harry Redl

Years before the Beats arrived in San Francisco, the city exploded with artistic expressions – painting, theatre, film, poetry. At its center was the groundbreaking filmmaker and poet James Broughton. Big Joy explores Broughton’s passionate embrace of a life of pansexual transcendence and a fiercely independent mantra: “follow your own weird.” His remarkable story spans the post-war San Francisco Renaissance, his influence on the Beat generation, escape to Europe during the McCarthy years, a lifetime of acclaim for his joyous experimental films and poetry celebrating the human body, finding his soulmate at age 61, and finally, his ascendancy as a revered bard of sexual liberation. His work simultaneously looked back — for instance, to the work of Georges Mélies, Luis Bunuel, Jean Cocteau and Maya Deren — and forward, to today’s cross-platform media.

Big Joy is a celebratory mosaic of Broughton’s deeply intertwined creative and personal lives, vividly depicted through his involvement with a wide array of artists, activists and spiritual guides, including Lawrence Ferlinghetti, Anna Halprin, Armistead Maupin, Jack Foley, Neeli Cherkovski, Alex Gildzen, Keith Hennessy, Joel Singer, and Pauline Kael.

Big Joy: The Adventures of James Broughton
NR – 83 min – Tickets $7
Fri, April 4: 9:00 p.m.
Sat, April 5: 5:00 p.m.
Sun, April 6: 5:00 p.m.
Thurs, April 10: 9:00 p.m.

BJlaurels100

Gayletter

Indiewire: Thompson on Hollywood

Film Threat

3 Comments

Filed under Features

LADY FROM SHANGHAI’s long road to restoration

ldshi_stl_6_h

This article from Creative COW is a treasure trove of details from the 20-year process of restoring Orson Welles’ 1948 film noir. The Lady from Shanghai will be coming soon to Cinema Detroit.

1 Comment

by | March 24, 2014 · 10:02