Cinema Detroit
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Hello film lovers,

WHO WE ARE: A Chronicle of Racism in America starts Friday, Feb. 11. This new doc is chock-full of the history that at least 24 states are trying to ban. "No matter how much you think you already know, you’re bound to learn new things from WHO WE ARE ...and to be stunned, at some point." — Associated Press Get tickets here or scroll down for more info.

The 2022 Academy Award nominations were announced on Tuesday morning and among those announced were four for DRIVE MY CAR. Japan's official Oscar selection is up for Best Picture, Best Director, Best Adapted Screenplay, and Best International Feature Film.

It screens Feb. 21 and 27. Get your tickets here or see below for more details.

Quick reminder, as has been our policy since November 2021, proof of vaccination (photo ID + vaccination card or photo of same) and masks worn over nose AND mouth are required at all in-person shows. Masks stay on at all times except when you are in your seat eating or drinking. Thank you for your cooperation!
In WHO WE ARE: A Chronicle of Racism in America, criminal defense/civil rights lawyer Jeffery Robinson weaves together lecture, personal anecdotes, and interviews to delineate a stark timeline of anti-Black racism in the United States. This film may surprise you with how white supremacism was baked in from the beginning of our country,

"[WHO WE ARE is] both broad-ranging and deep, covering a history that is political, legal, cultural, economic, psychological, emotional, moral and, in the end, also profoundly personal." — Washington Post.

yet Robinson "prevents this film’s stomach-churning history lesson from numbing our senses" with his "vulnerable human presence." —
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Saturday, Feb. 19 at Senate Theater
There are some tickets left for NICOLAS UNCAGED 8. This edition is a masked formal/costume gala at the Historic Senate Theater in Southwest Detroit. The films are Adaptation (2002) and Mandy (2018), but as always, they are just the starting point for this Cage-ian extravaganza, which will include music, art, spoken word, and performances. As always, alcoholic beverages and merch (t-shirt below) will be available.
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It is our goal to make this event as COVID safe as possible. The location is a significantly larger venue than previous Uncaged events (700+ seats) which will better allow for physical distancing. As with all Cinema Detroit screenings, PROOF OF VACCINATION (vaccination card or photo of same + Photo ID) and MASKS will be required at the door. Masks MUST be worn over the nose and mouth at all times except when eating or drinking. 
CHAMELEON $TREET starts Feb. 25

CHAMELEON STREET (1989) — 4K Restoration

Winner of the Grand Jury Prize at the 1990 Sundance Film Festival, this criminally underseen Michigan-made film recounts the improbable but true story of local con man Douglas Street, the titular “chameleon” who successfully impersonated his way up the socioeconomic ladder by posing as a magazine reporter, an Ivy League student, a respected surgeon, and a corporate lawyer. Written, directed by, and starring Wendell B. Harris, Jr., CHAMELEON STREET is an inventive, sometimes hilarious journey through the psyche of a scammer and the society he operates in.

"A triple-threat filmmaker of original and eccentric talent" — New York Times
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PASSPORT TO THE OSCAR series returns!
Shortlisted International Feature Films — In-person shows ONLY
Presented with Cinema Lamont

DRIVE MY CAR (Japan - 2021) — Two years after his wife’s death, a prominent stage actor/director begins — with the help of his driver – to face the haunting mysteries his wife left behind. Winner of three prizes at the 2021 Cannes Film Festival, including Best Screenplay. Nominated for 4 Academy Awards.

Monday, Feb. 21 7:00 p.m.
Sunday, Feb. 27 4:30 p.m.

PARALLEL MOTHERS (Spain - 2021) — In Pedro Almodóvar's latest film, two women forge a strong bond as they give birth at the same time in the same hospital, which changes their lives in a decisive way. Nominated for two Academy Awards: Best Actress (Penélope Cruz) and Best Score (Alberto Iglesias).

Monday, Feb. 28 7:00 p.m.
Sunday, March 06 4:30 p.m.
Proof of vaccination (vaxx card or photo of same + Photo ID) and masks worn over nose and mouth are required at all in-person shows. Masks must be worn over your nose and mouth except when you are eating or drinking.
CD Logo Merch on Redbubble!

New Year, new threads!

Check out our Redbubble stores for the really cool stuff you didn't get for the holidays
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Membership in the Cinema Detroit Crew has more perks than ever. Join or renew now, and in addition to all the regular benefits, you'll receive three (3) free months of MUBI and Filmatique.

Complete info is on our site here.
Donations to the Cinema Detroit
are tax-deductible through our fiscal sponsor Allied Media Projects and help us to cover expenses like rent and utilities that we have to pay
while we're closed. For more info, visit our donation page.
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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