Sunday, June 2, 2013

Detroit Film Theatre returns with the Cinetopia International Film Festival

     The Detroit Film Theatre at the Detroit Institute of Arts begins its summer season next Friday, June 14, with its Summer 2013 schedule, but first it presents a selection of movies from Ann Arbor’s Cinetopia International Film Festival. That celebration of cinematic excellence from many nations begins Thursday, June 6, in three Ann Arbor venues -- the Michigan Theater auditorium, the State Theater and Angell Hall Auditorium A -- but you can see nine of the films in the DIA auditorium this weekend. Ticket prices for Cinetopia are higher than for normal DFT admissions at $12, or $9 for DIA members. 
     (For more information on the full festival, visit the official website or call 866-777-8932.)
     The films include “The Painting” -- a French/Japanese animated fable about a painting and the three stages of characters who live there: the finished, the half-finished and the crudely sketched -- 7 p.m. June 7; Keith Miller’s documentary-style “Welcome to Pine Hill,” 9:30 p.m. June 7; “Our Nixon” -- an actual documentary featuring home movies shot by H.R. Haldeman, John Ehrlichman and Dwight Chapin, then seized as potential evidence by the FBI during the Watergate investigations -- 1 p.m. June 8; “The Future” -- an Italy-set, multinational coproduction about a planned robbery of a blind, aging B-actor played by Rutger Hauer -- 4 p.m. June 8; “Broken” -- a British coming-of-age story with an acclaimed performance by Eloise Laurence -- 7 p.m. June 8; “Pieta” -- a Korean drama about a violent loan shark attempting redemption after meeting a woman who claims to be his mother -- 9:30 p.m. June 8; “Dear Mr. Watterson” -- a documentary about the lasting impact of Bill Watterson’s newspaper comic strip “Calvin and Hobbes” -- 1 p.m. June 9; “The Source Family” -- a documentary about the 1970s utopian community and its demise -- 4 p.m. June 9; and the film of the Michigan Theater concert “A Tribute to Ron Asheton featuring Iggy and the Stooges,” 7 p.m. June 9.

     The Detroit Film Theatre shows in the auditorium behind the Detroit Institute of Arts, 5200 Woodward Ave., Detroit. For more information, visit or call 313-833-7900.


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