Charles H. Wright Museum of African American Histo
Cinema Detroit - Theater 1
College for Creative Studies
DIA Lawn
7:00 PM (87 min)
Imperial Dreams
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MICHIGAN PREMIERE An aspiring and gifted 21-year-old writer, freshly returned to his Watts neighborhood after a two-year prison stint, dreams of better days for himself and his 4-year-old son in this unexpectedly hopeful depiction of inner-city life. - Sundance Institute
7:00 PM (116 min)
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MICHIGAN PREMIERE Chaitanya Tamhane’s naturalistic first film challenges the established caste and class system, the Indian judicial system, and how colonial law still affects millions of people in this riveting, multi-award winning film. Blending outstanding performances with beautiful cinematography, Court will leave you captivated from beginning to end. - Brian Hunter
10:30 PM (84 min)
We Are Still Here
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One part Italian Giallo film and one part Sam Raimi, We Are Still Here is graphic, disturbing, and unlike any recent American horror film. Eschewing the teenagers-in-trouble trappings of modern horror, the film melds smart dialogue with dark visuals to create a haunting homage to horror films of the 1970s. - Brian Hunter
7:15 PM (90 min)
Back on Board: Greg Louganis
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MICHIGAN PREMIERE To conquer the world of diving as a four-time Olympic champion, Greg Louganis proved that no goal is unattainable. Combining archival footage with new interviews, audiences can once again watch this champion climb the heights of diving on the world stage, promoting tolerance and inspiring the next generation. - Drew Waller
7:00 PM (60 min)
The Mike Jellick Ensemble Performs Holst's The Planets
Free Outdoor Event! A live jazz interpretation of Holst’s The Planets by the Mike Jellick Ensemble.
9:45 PM (84 min)
Kahlil Gibran's The Prophet
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MICHIGAN PREMIERE Presented by the Arab American National Museum as part of the Arab Film Festival. Based on one of the most popular books of poetry in the world, Kahlil Gibran’s The Prophet is an animated epic weaving together stunningly beautiful narratives of freedom, love, and the meaning of work, the centerpiece of which is the friendship between a young girl (QUVENZHANÉ WALLIS) and an imprisoned poet (LIAM NEESON). -MM