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.
Thurs, April 24: 4:45 p.m., 7:00 p.m., 9:15 p.m.

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Showtimes – Thursday April 24 to Thursday May 1

Starts Friday, April 25
Vanishing Pearls: The Oystermen of Pointe à la Hache
NR – 80 min – Tickets $7
This documentary film explores into the worst environmental disaster in American history just as news cameras leave the scene of the crime. While 49 million barrels of oil settle in the once-vibrant coastal waters, a generations-old community of African-American fishermen pledge to fight for justice, accountability and their way of life.
Fri, April 25: 7:15, 9:15 p.m.
Sat, April 26: 5:15, 7:15, 9:15
Sun, April 27: 5:15, 7:15
Mon, April 28: 5:15, 7:15
Tues, April 29: 5:15, 7:15
Weds, April 30: 5:15, 7:15
Thurs, May 1: 5:15, 7:15

 Midnight — FRIDAY & SATURDAY ONLY
The Den
NR – 100 min – Tickets $7 – Get tickets online
Friday, April 25: Midnight (11:59 p.m.)
Saturday, April 26: 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.

LAST CHANCES
The Retrieval

R – 92 min – Tickets $7Get tickets online
Thurs, April 24:  7:30 p.m., 9:30 p.m.

HELD OVER
The Grand Budapest Hotel

R – 110 min – Tickets $7Get tickets online
Wed, April 23:  4:45 p.m.
Thurs, April 24: 4:45, 7:00, 9:15
Fri, April 25: 7:00, 9:30
Sat, April 26: 7:00, 9:30
Sun, April 27: 7:00
Mon, April 28: 7:00
Tues, April 29: 7:00
Weds, April 30: 7:00
Thurs, May 1: 7:00

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SUPER DUPER ALICE COOPER starts May 2

“Would you buy a car from this man?” Detroit-born Alice Cooper really needs no introduction. Still touring the world, with over 100 concerts scheduled in 2014, and hosting the internationally syndicated “Night with Alice Cooper” radio show airing five nights a week for over a decade, Alice shows no sign of slowing down. 

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Super Duper Alice Cooper
is his story, from his beginning as Vincent Furnier, preacher’s son, through his transformation into Alice Cooper, the ultimate rock star of the bizarre, striking fear into the hearts of parents everywhere. From the advent of Alice as frontman for a group of Phoenix freaks in the sixties, to the hazy decadence of celebrity in the seventies, to the winking comeback as glam-metal godfather in the eighties, watch in wonder as Alice and Vincent battle for each other’s souls.

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“A must-see documentary:” VANISHING PEARLS starts Friday, April 25

Following the 2010 Deepwater Horizon oil spill, Nailah Jefferson’s Vanishing Pearls chronicles the untold story of personal and professional devastation in Pointe à la Hache, a close-knit fishing village on the Gulf coast.

The filmmaker delves into the worst environmental disaster in American history just as news cameras leave the scene of the crime. While 49 million barrels of oil settle in the once vibrant coastal waters, a generations-old community of African-American fishermen pledge to fight for justice, accountability and their way of life.

Told from the point of view local oyster fishing businessman Byron Encalade, we learn how a once prolific fishing community has nearly vanished.

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Film noir classic LADY FROM SHANGHAI starts May 2

We are proudly presenting the brilliant new digital restoration of Orson Welles’ The Lady from Shanghai, beginning Friday, May 2 (check back for showtimes). Orson Welles’ iconic film noir classic — about an Irish sailor (Welles) caught up in dangerous web of intrigue with a beautiful woman (Rita Hayworth) and her sinister husband (Everett Sloane) — has never looked so great.

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Frame from THE LADY FROM SHANGHAI, before restoration and after.

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Detroit-made LOST RIVER – Un Certain Regard at Cannes Film Festival

Just over a year ago the joy known as How To Catch A Monster, Ryan Gosling’s first feature, filmed in Detroit, an event which transfixed an entire metropolitan area. Ah memories…

The film, now renamed Lost River, stars Christina Hendricks, Ben Mendelsohn, Eva Mendes, Saoirse Ronan, and Doctor Who Matt Smith in “a really bizarre, fantasy-type story, in the vein of ‘Goonies’ meets Twin Peaks,according to Johnny Jewel of the Chromatics, who is writing the soundtrack.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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

flavorpill:

10 of the Strangest Films Starring Non-Actors

Define “strange”

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