DIA exhibitions include:
Let Me Show You What I Saw: American Views on City and County,
Balance of Power: A Throne for an African Prince;
Foto Europa: 1840 to Present; and
Watch Me Move: The Animation Show,
which ended on January 5. Caravaggio’s
Saint Francis of Assisi in Ecstasy is on view
through January 12, 2014.
Programs are free with museum admission unless otherwise noted.
For more information, call (313) 833-7900 or visit
Other activities include: Guided Tours:Tuesdays–Fridays,
1 p.m.; Saturdays–Sundays, 1 & 3 p.m.
Detroit City Chess Club:
Fridays, 4–8 p.m.
The club’s mission is to teach area students the game and life
lessons. Members have won state, regional and national
competitions. People wanting to learn how to play chess should
show up between 4 and 6 p.m. There will be no teaching between 6
and 8 p.m., but visitors can play chess.
Drawing in the Galleries
(for all ages): Fridays, 6–9 p.m.
Sundays, noon–4 p.m.
(for all ages)
Stained Glass: Have fun creating your very own
stained glass art project using a variety of art materials.
Saturdays, January 11, 18 & 25
Watercolor Postcards:Use watercolors to create
your own postcard.
Sundays, January 12, 19 & 26,
Musical Instruments: Rattles:Small containers
and boxes morph into fantastic percussion instruments when dried
beans, rice, feathers and fun papers are added.
Special Holiday Drop-In Workshops
include: Monday, January 20,
11 a.m.–4 p.m.,
Tibetan Prayer Flags: Learn how Tibetan prayer
flags are made and used while you create your own personal flags
to take home.
Friday Night Live, January 10
Music:Piano Works Music of Morton Feldman: 7 & 8:30 p.m.
Robert Conway performs Morton Feldman’s monumental compositions
for solo piano. These rarely performed pieces include
For Bunita Marcus (1985),
Palais de Mari (1986),
Vertical Thoughts 4 (1963) and
Piano Piece (to Philip Guston) (1963).
Detroit Film Theatre 40th Anniversary Weekend—January
On the occasion of our 40th anniversary in 2014, we invite you
to join us for a weekend of memorable films that we’ve shown
over the years, beginning on January 10 with a special screening
of our very first presentation, Claude Jutra’s haunting and
exquisite 1971 Canadian classic,
Mon Oncle Antoine. To make the weekend even more of
a celebration, all ten films will be shown at 1974 admission
prices—$2 for all seats. For tickets, visit
Friday, January 10 at 9:30 p.m.
Talk to Her
(Spain/2002—directed by Pedro Almodóvar)
The 2002 Best Screenplay Oscar® went to Almadóvar’s
masterpiece about a bond that develops between two men as they
care for two female coma patients. A transcendent, romantic,
breathtaking work. In Spanish with English subtitles. (122 min.)
Saturday, January 11 at 1p.m.
My Left Foot
(England/1989—directed by Jim Sheridan)
Daniel Day-Lewis’s stunning performance as Christy Brown, who
became a gifted writer despite his debilitating cerebral palsy,
is at the core of director Jim Sheridan’s inspiring film, which
co-stars Brenda Fricker and nominated for five Academy Awards®.
Saturday, January 11 at 4 p.m.
Burden of Dreams
(USA/1982—directed by Les Blank)
For five years, Werner Herzog struggled to complete his dream
Fitzcarraldo, the story of a obsessed man’s struggle
to build an opera house in the Amazon jungle. Documentarian Les
Blank’s chronicle of Herzog’s journey is both riveting and
spectacular. (95 min.)
Saturday, January 11 at 7 p.m.
In the Mood for Love(Hong
Kong/2000—directed by Wong Kar-wai)
Wong Kar-wai’s elegantly fractured portrait of love and longing
in 1960s Hong Kong is one of the most visually breathtaking
works of modern cinema. Christopher Doyle’s shimmering images
coupled with Michael Galasso’s haunting music create a unique
big-screen experience. In Cantonese and Shanghainese with
English subtitles. (98 min.)
Saturday, January 11 at 9:30 p.m.
(USA/1931—directed by George Melford)
Filmed at night on the same sets as Bella Lugosi’s
Spanish-language version—featuring a completely
different cast—is even stranger, more disturbing and
stylized than its famous sibling. Fully restored, the
survival of the
Spanish Dracula is a cause for celebration.
In Spanish with English subtitles. (104 min.)
Sunday, January 12 at 1 p.m.
(Russia/2002—directed by Alexander Sokurov)
Using cutting-edge digital technology and 867 actors,
Russian director Alexander Sokurov redefined the
possibilities of cinema with this vision of centuries of
Russian history, filmed within the magnificent walls of
the Hermitage Museum in St. Petersburg in one unbroken,
99-minute shot. In Russian with English subtitles.
Sunday, January 12 at 4 p.m.
by Luis Buñuel)
This masterpiece from the great surrealist director Luis Buñuel
is the darkly comic, perversely erotic tale of a young orphaned
woman (Catherine Deneuve) placed in the guardianship of
respected aristocrat Don Lope (Fernando Rey) with troubling
results. This is the recently restored, original cut, in Spanish
with English subtitles. (95 min.)
Sunday, January 12 at 7 p.m.
(Guatemala/US/1983—directed by Gregory Nava)
A Guatemalan sister and brother dream of leaving poverty behind
and starting a new life in the North (El Norte), but their
journey to America is not what they imagined. A visually rich,
dramatically overwhelming work that Roger Ebert called “The
Grapes of Wrath for our time.” In K’iche, English
and Spanish with English subtitles. (140 min.)
Sunday, January 12 at 9:45 p.m.
Wake in Fright
(Australia/1971—directed by Ted Kotcheff)
A modern cult classic of Australian cinema,
Wake in Fright (originally shown at the DFT in a cut
Outback) tells of a young schoolteacher plunged into
a nightmarish, five-day orgy of gambling, beer and kangaroo
hunting. Paranoid and disturbing (and including actual hunting
scenes), it was described by
The New Yorker’s Pauline Kael: “There’s talent and
intelligence in this original film. You come out with a sense of
epic horror.” (109 min.)
Saturday, January 11—DFT 40th Anniversary
Detroit Film Theatre:
An Affair to Remember:
Please join Friends of the Detroit Film Theatre for a strolling
dinner celebrating the Detroit Film Theatre’s 40th
Anniversary. For details and to purchase tickets, visit
Family Sunday, January 12
Sunday Music Bar:
Pianist Buddy Budson:
Storyteller Performance: Roan Judd: 2 p.m.
Roan Judd is a storyteller who uses mime, puppetry and
physically based acting techniques to tell stories from around
the world and many different cultures.