In a totalitarian future society, a man whose daily work is rewriting history tries to rebel by falling in love.
The story of one of the most infamous books ever written, "The Anarchist Cookbook," and the role it's played in the life of its author, now 65, who wrote it at 19 in the midst of the counterculture upheaval of the late '60s and early '70s
A selection of documentary shorts focused on people searching for personal connections and self-identity.
Take a culinary journey to the real Italy with two of the Detroit area’s best chefs. James Rigato and his culinary godfather Luciano Del Signore travel to Luciano’s parents' hometown in Abruzzo, Italy, to attend Luciano’s cousin’s wedding and to seriously cook for much of his Italian family for the first time. Rigato, an Italian-American, has never been to Italy before and learns a lot about his mentor and his own heritage in one whirlwind cooking adventure.
History tells us that Cesar Chavez transformed the U.S. labor movement by leading the first farm workers’ union. But often missing from this narrative is his equally influential co-founder, Dolores Huerta, who fought tirelessly alongside Chavez for racial and labor justice and became one of the most defiant feminists of the 20th Century.
RRated R for language, some drug use and violence.
A troubled teenager is plagued by visions of a large bunny rabbit that manipulates him to commit a series of crimes, after narrowly escaping a bizarre accident.
Explores the life and visionary work of Finnish-American modernist architectural giant Eero Saarinen (1910-1961). Best known for designing National Historic Landmarks such as St. Louis’ iconic Gateway Arch and the General Motors Technical Center in Warren, Saarinen spent much of his life based at the Cranbrook Academy of Art in Bloomfield Hills before his sudden death at age 51 cut short one of the most influential careers in American architecture.
Self-described meta-archivist Rick Prelinger has spent years collecting, cataloguing and digitizing tens of thousands of ephemeral films that span the spectrum of genre and purpose but together speak volumes about America through its audio-visual past. San Francisco-based Prelinger has become something of a fixture on the Detroit scene in recent years, visiting the city with archival projects such as “No More Road Trips!” and “Lost Landscapes.”
Rfor violence, bloody images, and language including sexual references
A young African American man visits his Caucasian girlfriend's cursed family estate.
Rich and distinguished stories unfold among the lives of long-term survivors who have learned how to celebrate, heal, love and thrive after the devastation of the early AIDS crisis. In this cathartic and intimate documentary, eight men look back on their experiences and then toward the future with the strength and resiliency they have cultivated over the past 30 years.
For more than 50 years, the Lindell AC was the place to see and be seen in Detroit. Thanks to hosts Jimmy and Johnny Butsicaris, on any given night, a beer at the Lindell could be your ticket to an evening with a who’s who of famous athletes, entertainers, politicians and media figures. The film tells the story of the legendary downtown watering hole that launched a million stories.
University of Michigan graduate Michael Rubenstone, a first-time filmmaker and Sly and the Family Stone super fan, sets out to find the band’s leader: the reclusive funk legend Sly Stone. In doing so, he makes the most comprehensive documentary on the band to date, while also bringing Sly out of hiding for the first time since his Rock and Roll Hall of Fame induction in 1993.
Enjoy Algerian, Syrian, and Persian tea and desserts before a screening of the award-winning documentary SALAM NEIGHBOR, the story of some of the 85,000 people living in the Za'atari refugee camp in Syria. Event begins at 3:00 p.m. Film begins at 4:30. Film running time is 1 hour and 15 minutes. No discounts, offers or special prices apply to this event.
"The Force" presents a cinema vérité look deep inside the long-troubled Oakland Police Department as it struggles to confront federal demands for reform, a popular uprising following events in Ferguson and an explosive scandal.
The story of the late Jessie White, an influential blues artist who had a profound effect on multiple generations of musicians in the Detroit region. An allegory of survival and redemption this film traces Jessie White’s story from his impoverished rural youth in Mississippi to his migration to Detroit where his charismatic personality and musical integrity kept the spirit of the original Delta blues alive during some of Detroit’s darkest days