A portrait of Highlights Magazine following the creation of the cultural phenomenon's 70th Anniversary issue, from the first editorial meeting to its arrival in homes, and introducing the quirky people who passionately produce the monthly publication for "the world's most important people,"...children. Along the way, a rich and tragic history is revealed, the state of childhood, technology, and education is explored, and the future of print media is questioned.
Through its lyrical structure, CHAVELA will take viewers on an evocative, thought-provoking journey through the iconoclastic life of game-changing artist Chavela Vargas. Centered around never before-seen interview footage of Chavela shot 20 years before her death in 2012, and guided by the stories in Chavela's songs, and the myths and tales others have told about her - as well as those she spread about herself - the film weaves an arresting portrait of a woman who dared to dress, speak, sing, and dream her unique life into being.
Dolores Del Rio stars as twin sisters, one a wealthy man-eating housewife, the other a dowdy manicurist. When jealousy turns to murder, family secrets are revealed. Remade in the U.S. as DEAD RINGER, starring Bette Davis.
Tales of an Immoral Couple centers on Lucio and Martina, two former lovers whose passionate romance began while attending a strict Catholic high school in Mexico. Twenty-five five years later, they unexpectedly run into each other and they both pretend to be in happy marriages––even if it’s all lies. As they try to maintain their facades, a comedy of errors ensues, revealing the true reasons why the couple separated in the first place.
A night guard has to deal with a bizarre and improbable series of events in the most important night of his life.
Young mother Alejandra is a working housewife, raising two boys with husband Angel in a small city. Her brother Fabian works as a nurse in a local hospital. Their provincial lives are upset with the arrival of mysterious Veronica. Sex and love can be fragile in certain regions where strong family values, hypocrisy, homophobia, and male chauvinism exist. Veronica convinces them that in the nearby woods, inside an isolated cabin, dwells something not of this world that could be the answer to all of their problems. Something whose force they cannot resist and with whom they must make peace or suffer its wrath.
A fatal turf war between neighborhoods haunts the city of Richmond, CA. Donté Clark transcends the violence in his hometown by writing poetry about his experiences. Using his voice to inspire those around him, he and the like-minded youth of the city mount an urban adaptation of Shakespeare's "Romeo and Juliet", with the hope of starting a real dialogue about violence in the city. Will Richmond force Donté to compromise his idealistic ambitions? Or will Donté end Richmond's cycle of trauma?
Award-winning filmmaker and environmental activist Greg Reitman’s Rooted in Peace is a globally transformative, socially- and environmentally-conscious film about his search for enlightened action, and why it's so difficult to achieve. The film follows him as he speaks to thought leaders around the world about sustainable development, never-ending wars, and the uncertainty placed on the world’s institutions by our current political climate. From the US to Costa Rica to India, Reitman traveled to visit such luminaries and activists as Deepak Chopra, music legends Donovan, Mike Love, and Pete Seeger, film director David Lynch, Nobel Peace Laureate Mairead Maguire, Ted Turner, Archbishop Desmond Tutu, and many others. Their common ideas and examples make Rooted in Peace one of the most unexpectedly inspirational viewing experiences of our time. The film resonates with those seeking inner peace in a world dominated by war, affected by global warming, or haunted by inner conflict. It was most recently screened at the United Nations.
French Food and Film is back...with a twist: the film will be a surprise! Enjoy one savory crepe and one sweet crepe from The French Cow crepes shop and admission to the film, plus some French surprises...all for $23. French Cow will begin serving the crepes at 5:30 p.m., the film will begin at 7:30. And yes, there will be subtitles ;)
Cinema Detroit and Kino Club 313 present a screening and discussion of the first Hollywood production to feature zombies, 1932's WHITE ZOMBIE, with Chera Kee, Associate Professor of Film & Media Studies at Wayne State University. Professor Kee is the author of the forthcoming book, "Not Your Average Zombie: Rehumanizing the Undead from Voodoo to Zombie Walks."