John Sayles: An Introduction

John Sayles: An Introduction

Author, screenwriter, director, editor, actor: It is the rare individual who can truthfully claim to have mastered even one of these crafts, and yet John Sayles has managed to conquer them all. Sayles embodies the true spirit of American independent cinema, remaining...
Do The Right Thing: Rewind & Repeat

Do The Right Thing: Rewind & Repeat

On the 30th of June,1989, Spike Lee’s Do The Right Thing set the silver screen ablaze. We’re not just talking about it’s resounding commercial success, but the inferno it set off among several reviewers. Quite a few newspapers openly stated that the film could incite...
Elliot Wilhelm’s DPTV Surprise

Elliot Wilhelm’s DPTV Surprise

On Friday, June 6th at 7:00 PM, Elliot Wilhelm and Cinetopia International Film Festival will present a special, one-time-only “surprise screening” in the Detroit Film Theatre. Though we’re bound to secrecy and can’t reveal the movie’s title, we can tell you that this...
Do the Right Thing – with Spike Lee

Do the Right Thing – with Spike Lee

The Cinetopia International Film Festival is honored to welcome groundbreaking auteur Spike Lee for a special 25th anniversary screening of his film Do the Right Thing at the Michigan Theater on Friday, June 6. This invite-only event is made possible by a generous...
CINETOPIA FESTIVAL 2014: How To Have Fun June 4-8!

CINETOPIA FESTIVAL 2014: How To Have Fun June 4-8!

If you have not been to a film festival before, you might find the notion of sorting through 50 different film titles and over 100 screenings in 10 different locations over 5 days to be overwhelming. This is completely understandable! As a potential festival filmgoer,...
Elliot’s Top 5 Picks for Cinetopia ’14

Elliot’s Top 5 Picks for Cinetopia ’14

There’s a lot going on this Cinetopia & we at the Detroit Film Theatre are very, very pleased to be  bringing this truly international film festival to Southeast Michigan. It’s been almost impossible to  choose just 5 films, but here goes! 1982: This...