Kristen Stewart’s CAMP X-RAY Starts Exclusive Premiere Run 11/7

The United States military prison camp in Guantamao Bay, Cuba, houses what are presumed to be some of this country’s most dangerous adversaries in the war on terror. But it has also been the source of cAdd a descriptiononflict over the legality, ethics and politics of this unique situation. Camp X-Ray, an extraordinary dramatic film and a Sundance  Film Festival Award nominee, tackles this very subject. Starring Kristen Stewart of Twilight fame, it starts its Exclusive Theatrical Premiere run Friday, November 7 here at Cinema Detroit. Stewart is a revelation as a tough but also naive soldier who begins a rotation at Guantanamo, only to find herself buffeted by her relationships with the other guards, and the prisoners themselves.

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FLOOD TIDE – Sunday Nov. 16 – Screening with live music


In Flood Tide, A group of artists and musicians living in a small, post-industrial town chase jobs, struggle with bills, and use art and music to build their own small world. When their friend Maya dies, they set out on an extraordinary voyage, unknowingly accompanied by her ghostly presence. And while they drift past empty new condo developments, explore crumbling castles, and swim in iridescent quarries, Maya narrates a parallel story about a strange and meandering river that flows both ways.

The film will be preceded by a program of shorts by director Todd Chandler and accompanied by a live score by Chandler and Marshall LaCount (Dark Dark Dark, XXXPRSNXXX).

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Flood Tide is a collaboration with the Swimming Cities of Switchback Sea, a project dreamed up by the artist Swoon and built by a group of artists and performers who floated seven large sculptures down the Hudson River. The film interweaves documentation of this journey with layers of fiction, mythology, and oral history to create a film that both documents and re-imagines the real-life project.

Music is an integral part of Flood Tide, both on screen and off. The film features an original score by the band Dark Dark Dark and includes several onscreen performances by the band, as well as a special performance by renowned experimental musician Pauline Oliveros.

Flood Tide
Music, drama – NR – 90 min – Tickets $12 – Get tickets online
One screening onlySunday, November 16 at 5:00 p.m.

 

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ETERNITY: THE MOVIE starts Friday, Nov. 7

Regrettable fashion, synthesized riffs, and power ballads dominate the 1985 music scene. That’s when Todd Lucas (Barrett Crake), a young and talented musician, moves to Los Angeles in hopes of making it big. Searching for someone to share his passion for smooth R&B music, Todd meets up with BJ Fairchild (Myko Olivier), a cocky loner who is convinced his life is more glamorous than it is.

The two musicians have big dreams but little future until their best friend, Gina Marie (Nikki Leonti), gets them the break of a lifetime. Fate brings them together, love tears them apart, and their songs of heartbreak and loss redefine their genre. Todd and BJ epitomize the awkwardness of an era while becoming R&B’s most mediocre duo… Eternity.

Eternity: The Movie
Comedy – NR – 88 min – Tickets $8 – Get tickets online
Friday, November 7: 7:15, 9:45 p.m.
Saturday, November 8: 7:15, 9:45
Sunday, November 9: 4:15, 7:00
Monday, November 10: 7:15, 9:45
Tuesday, November 11: 7:15, 9:45
Wednesday, November 12: 7:15, 9:45
Thursday, November 13: 7:15, 9:45

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Showtimes through Thursday, November 6

TICKETS are available at the box office or online HERE. This post is for CURRENT features, for upcoming shows, visit the Coming Soon page. Check out the About page for location info.

HELD OVER
Evolution of a Criminal
Documentary – NR – 81 min – Tickets $8 – Get tickets online
Wed, Oct. 29: 7:30 p.m.
Thurs, Oct. 30: 7:30
Fri, Oct. 31: 7:30
Sat, Nov. 1: 7:30
Sun, Nov. 2: 5:30
Mon, Nov. 3: 7:30
Tues, Nov. 4: 7:30
Wed, Nov. 5: No Screening
Thurs, Nov. 6: 7:30

LAST CHANCES
Felony
Thriller, suspense – NR (suggested rating R) – 105 min – Tickets $8 – Get tickets online
Wed, Oct. 29: 7:00
Thurs, Oct. 30: 7:00

Halloween (1978)
Horror, thriller – R – 91 min – Tickets $10 – Get tickets online
Wed, Oct. 29: 9:15 p.m.
Thurs, Oct. 30: 9:15
Fri, Oct. 31: 9:15

ONE NIGHT ONLY
Hit By Lightening
Romantic Comedy  – NR – 84 min – Tickets $8 – Get tickets online
Fri, Oct. 31: 7:00 p.m.

Stealing Home – Screening and DVD Release
Documentary – NR – 88 min – Tickets $8 – Get tickets online
Wed, Nov. 5: 7:30p.m.

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STEALING HOME – Screening and DVD Release Party – Weds, Nov. 5 at 7:30

To the City of Detroit, it’s a nine-acre abandoned lot. But to generations of baseball fans it still feels like home. After Tiger stadium was demolished in 2009, blight sprung up. But a group of citizens took action, chopping down weeds, mowing the grass, and lovingly maintaining the ball field. In a city facing bankruptcy it sounds like a feel-good story. But city officials want to sell the land. They see these volunteers as trespassers. But the grounds crew keeps going, tirelessly spending their time, energy, and money to preserve the field. Can a baseball field be considered sacred ground? Why is it important for cities to preserve memory? Can the grounds crew save the field? Or will they be thrown out stealing home?

DVDs will be available for $20 each.

Stealing Home
Documentary – NR – 88 min – Tickets $8 – Get tickets online
Wednesday, November 5 at 7:30 p.m.

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Showtimes through Thursday, October 30

TICKETS are available at the box office or online HERE. This post is for CURRENT features, for upcoming shows, visit the Coming Soon page. Check out the About page for location info.

STARTING FRIDAY OCTOBER 24
Evolution of a Criminal
Documentary – NR – 81 min – Tickets $8 – Get tickets online
Fri, Oct. 24: 7:30 p.m.
Sat, Oct. 25: 7:30
Sun, Oct. 26: 5:30
Mon, Oct. 27: 7:30
Tues, Oct. 28: 7:30
Wed, Oct. 29: 7:30
Thurs, Oct. 30: 7:30

HELD OVER
Felony
Thriller, suspense – NR (suggested rating R) – 105 min – Tickets $8 – Get tickets online
Wed, Oct. 22: 7:15, 9:30 p.m.
Thurs, Oct. 23: 7:15, 9:30
Fri, Oct. 24: No screenings
Sat, Oct. 25: 7:00
Sun, Oct. 26: 5:00
Mon, Oct. 27: 7:00
Tues, Oct. 28: 7:00
Wed, Oct. 29: 7:00
Thurs, Oct. 30: 7:00

Halloween (1978)
Horror, thriller – R – 91 min – Tickets $10 – Get tickets online
Wed, Oct. 22: 7:00, 9:00
Thurs, Oct. 23: 7:00, 9:00
Fri, Oct. 24: No screenings
Sat, Oct. 25: 9:15
Sun, Oct. 26: 7:15
Mon, Oct. 27: 9:15
Tues, Oct. 28: 9:15
Wed, Oct. 29: 9:15
Thurs, Oct. 30: 9:15

LIMITED ENGAGEMENT
The Rocky Horror Picture Show
Comedy, Musical – R – 100 min – Tickets $8 – Get tickets online
Fri, October 24: 11:30 p.m.
Sat, October 25: 11:30 p.m.

ONE NIGHT ONLY
Viktor
Thriller – NR – 90 min – Tickets $8 – Get tickets online
Fri, Oct. 24: 7:00p.m.

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One Night Only – VIKTOR – Friday, October 24

After spending seven years in jail for an art heist, Frenchman Victor Lambert (Gerard Depardieu) returns to Moscow to uncover the circumstances behind his son Jeremy’s brutal murder. He is assisted by his lover Alexandra (Elizabeth Hurley), and by his ex-partner-in-crime, choreographer Souliman (Eli Danker).

In a series of fierce, action-filled scenes that tear through Moscow and Grozny, Viktor brutally hunts down his prey until he finally comes face to face with the man responsible for his son’s death.

Viktor is a film of revenge and redemption set against a backdrop of a gorgeous, modern-day Russian Federation that finds its inspiration in the tradition of action films like Clint Eastwood’s “Gran Torino” and Sam Mendes’ “Road to Perdition.”  Told in a powerful, visually stunning cinematic style, Viktor highlights Moscow’s thriving art scene, seductive nightlife, and stunning architecture while Chechnya’s beautiful natural landscape and extraordinary redevelopment is seen through Viktor’s eyes.  A father’s sins are redeemed as he avenges his son’s death, and a bitter, burned man finds his heart.

Viktor
Drama, action – NR – 90 min – Tickets $8
One night only – Friday, October 24 at 7:00 p.m.

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Showtimes through Thursday, October 23

TICKETS are available at the box office or online HERE. This post is for CURRENT features, for upcoming shows, visit the Coming Soon page. Check out the About page for location info.

STARTING FRIDAY, OCTOBER 17
Felony
Thriller, suspense – NR (suggested rating R) – 105 min – Tickets $8 – Get tickets online
Fri, Oct. 17: 7:15 p.m.
Sat, Oct. 18: 7:15, 9:30
Sun, Oct. 19: 5:15, 7:30
Mon, Oct. 20: 7:15, 9:30
Tues, Oct. 21: 7:15, 9:30
Wed, Oct. 22: 7:15, 9:30
Thurs, Oct. 23: 7:15, 9:30

Halloween (1978)
Horror, thriller – R – 91 min – Tickets $10 – Get tickets online
Fri, Oct. 17: 7:00, 9:00 p.m.
Sat, Oct. 18: 7:00, 9:00
Sun, Oct. 19: 5:00, 7:00
Mon, Oct. 20: 7:00, 9:00
Tues, Oct. 21: 7:00, 9:00
Wed, Oct. 22: 7:00, 9:00
Thurs, Oct. 23: 7:00, 9:00

ONE NIGHT ONLY
Default
Thriller – NR – 88 min – Tickets $8 – Get tickets online
Fri, Oct. 17: 9:30p.m.

Ribbit
Animated – NR – 87 min – Tickets $8 – Get tickets online
Fri, Oct. 17: 5:00p.m.

LAST CHANCES
Finding Fela
Documentary – NR – 119 min – Tickets $8 – Get tickets online
Wed, October 15: 8:00 p.m.
Thurs, October 16: 8:00 p.m.

Purgatorio
Documentary – NR – 80 min – Tickets $8 – Get tickets online
Wed, Oct. 15: 7:00, 9:00
Thurs, Oct. 16: 7:00, 9:00

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One Night Only: RIBBIT – Friday, October 17

A fantastic journey sometimes begins with one tiny little hop. Ribbit is a frog with an identity crisis. Unlike most frogs, he hates hopping and has a strong aversion to water. He is a misfit full of questions about his life… and so together with his best friend, a flying squirrel, he embarks on a soul-searching journey for the truth and his rightful place in this world. Set amid the breathtaking backdrop of the Amazon rain forest, they surge ahead in their quest for the answer to life’s mysteries… encountering a zany variety of colorful characters, both friend and foe, along the way. Featuring the voices of Sean Astin, Tim Curry and Russell Peters, among others. “Family approved” by Dove.org.

Ribbit
Animation – NR – 87 min – Tickets $8 – Get tickets online
Friday, October 17 at 5:00 p.m.

Check out this “making of” Ribbit featurette:

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One Night Only: DEFAULT

A news crew is taken hostage on an airplane set to take off from the Seychelles by a gang of Somali pirates whose leader is driven by one goal: to be interviewed by a prominent member of the crew, legendary journalist Frank Saltzman.

Default
Thriller – NR – 88 min – Tickets $8 – Get tickets online
Friday, October 17 at 9:30 p.m. only

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