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.
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 www.dia.org/dft or call 313-833-7900.