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"A Humanistic Portrait of a Godlike Man...[director Jamila] Wignot helps to push past the god-like aura that has long permeated his mythology." —
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--> Jennifer Hudson stars as Aretha Franklin in the biopic RESPECT starting Friday, August 13. What else can we say? Tickets on sale now.
---> The tiny but mighty truffle has so far resisted all attempts to cultivate it. Despite increasing demand, It only grows in the wild. The small group of elders who make their living by finding it are facing deforestation, climate change, and the extinction of their way of life, as there's no one younger to pass it on to. Yet haven't THE TRUFFLE HUNTERS discovered the secret to a rich and meaningful life? The documentary of the same name starts online on Tuesday, August 17 on Cinema Detroit Marquee. You can get tickets now. Part of every ticket for virtual screenings comes back to us so every rental helps support Cinema Detroit.

"A film that lies at the intersection of documentary, Italian neorealism and Renaissance painting, a wholly singular visual experience that is inextricably tied to the film's storytelling." — Los Angeles Times       
---> Tickets are now on sale for Reclaiming Family and Origins, the next edition of our Ethics & Aesthetics series with Detroit Narrative Agency. Bring a chair or blanket and join us under the stars on Friday, August 20 at the Marygrove Conservancy. Click here for all the details!
See you soon,
AILEY starts Friday, August 6

AILEY follows the brilliant and enigmatic choreographer Alvin Ailey, whose search for the truth in movement resulted in enduring choreography that centers on the Black American experience with grace, strength, and unparalleled beauty.

Told through Ailey’s own words and featuring evocative archival footage and interviews with friends and colleagues, director Jamila Wignot weaves together a resonant biography of an elusive visionary. 

"[Director Jamila] Wignot layers images, video and - most important - voice-overs from Ailey to create a portrait that feels as poetic and nuanced as choreography itself." — New York Times Critic's Pick
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RESPECT starts Friday, August 13
Following the rise of Aretha Franklin’s career from a child singing in her father’s church’s choir to her international superstardom, RESPECT is the remarkable true story of the music icon’s journey to find her voice.
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Last but not least, gift cards are available here. They'll be held under your name at the box office and redeemable as usual when we re-open.

Cinema Detroit is....
...Metro Detroit’s only truly independent cinema, delivering an eclectic, quirky and quality mix of contemporary, indie, cult, genre, and classic movies in the heart of the city.

Established in 2013, it is also the only first-run 7-day-a-week movie theater in Greater Downtown. Located at 4126 Third Street, 48201, we feature a wide variety of movies in a unique setting – the former Weber Furniture Store – and freshly made popcorn, Faygo pop, and occasionally other locally-made treats.

...a community-based, mission-driven non-profit cinema that exists to benefit the community and the arts. Specifically, Cinema Detroit:
  • promotes media literacy and arts education.
  • provides a community gathering place for watching films and for the dialogue that they spark.
  • provides the city of Detroit and the metro Detroit region with access to a breadth of film options, from mainstream to local, especially the best independent film.
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