Cinema Detroit
Weekly Update
July 01, 2020

I am happy to report that Cinema Detroit Drive-In details have been set! We will be screening PURPLE RAIN on Saturday, July 11 at the Herman Kiefer Complex, 1151 Taylor Street, Detroit, 48202. Get complete info and tickets here. Gate opens at 8:00 p.m.; the movie will start around 9:00 p.m. Click to add to Google calendar

---> "If you miss the summer blockbusters about superheroes, watch this documentary on a real hero, John Lewis." — Detroit Free Press.

John Lewis: Good Trouble is available starting this Friday, July 3! Your virtual cinema ticket includes an exclusive post-film conversation with Representative Lewis and Oprah Winfrey. Get tickets here or scroll down for more info.

---> Sometimes you just need to watch cat videos and Quarantine Cat Film Festival allows you to do so while supporting Cinema Detroit at the same time! QCFF is held over, so grab your tickets right meow.
----> See below for all the other VCD titles that are still available. Remember, we get some portion of each ticket sale. If you haven't tried online screenings yet, see "Virtual Cinema Detroit 101" below. You can also make a tax-deductible donation here. Thank you for your support!

---> One last thing! Our friends at Freep Film Festival want to know how you feel about returning to movie theaters. We'd really appreciate it if you could take a moment to complete this brief (3 minutes max!) survey. You'll also become eligible to win one of (3) $25 Amazon gift cards.
Stay healthy and be safe,
Starting Friday, July 3

From marching with Martin Luther King, Jr. and helping to get the Civil Rights Act passed, to being awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom and continuing to speak truth to power and fight against injustices like voter suppression, U.S. Rep. John Lewis is still getting into plenty of good trouble. This new doc chronicles the life and times of one of the most respected public figures in the world.

Your ticket includes a pre-recorded discussion between Representative Lewis and Oprah Winfrey, which Immediately follows the feature.
This was filmed last month and is available exclusively
for virtual cinema and in-theater engagements ONLY. 

Pre-order your tickets to this new doc now! Click here

Time to get HAPPY ---->
Still Available at Virtual Cinema Detroit
AVIVA uses a universal love story and exuberant dance sequences to explore the gender dynamics of our times. Four different actors play the two principal characters, daringly expressing both masculine and feminine sides.

"Tantalizing explorations of flesh and identity...its leaps and transitions are often mind-bending, breaking down assumptions and putting things back together in ways that are illuminating and expansive."
— The Hollywood Reporter
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Ella Fitzgerald: Just One of Those Things is also now available. It follows the legendary singer's extraordinary journey over six decades as her sublime voice transforms the tragedies of her life and the troubles of her times into joy, without ever discounting her struggles.

This doc take you back in time while serving as a reminder of what a legendary, soul-stirring artist Ella Fitzgerald is.
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Quarantine Cat Film Festival
is for and by families of felines. The film brings together the cutest, funniest, bravest, and most loving cat videos exclusively filmed during the 2020 COVID-19 Quarantine.

*More than 1,100* cat videos were sent in by their humans across the country, including 10 from Cinema Detroit audience members, and ticket sales will help support more than 60 indie theaters like ours nationwide.
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