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August 2019: New and On Order DVDs

Published: September 3, 2019

After the Wedding (2019, Drama, Director: Bart Freundlich) Starring: Michelle Williams, Julianne Moore, Billy Crudup, Will Chase Isabel has devoted her life to working with the children in a Calcutta orphanage. Theresa is the multimillionaire leader of a media company who lives with her artist husband and twin boys in New York. When Isabel hears of a mysterious and generous grant for the financially strained orphanage, she must travel to New York to meet the benefactor, Theresa, in person. (widescreen, PG-13)   Alienist (2019, Television Crime/Legal Series) Starring: Daniel Bruhl, Luke Evans, Dakota Fanning, Brian Geraghty, Robert Wisdom, Q’orianka Kilcher, …


July 2019: New and On-Order DVDs

Published: July 19, 2019

Anna (2019. Suspense/Thriller, Director: Luc Besson) Starring: Sasha Luss, Helen Mirren, Luke Evans, Cillian Murphy, Lera Abova, Alexander Petrov Beneath Anna Poliatova’s striking beauty lies a secret that will unleash her indelible strength and skill to become one of the world’s most feared government assassins. (widescreen, R) Annabelle Comes Home (2109. Horror, Director: Gary Dauberman) Starring: Vera Farmiga, Patrick Wilson, McKenna Grace, Madison Iseman, Samara Lee, Steve Coulter Determined to keep Annabelle from wreaking more havoc, demonologists Ed and Lorraine Warren bring the possessed doll to the locked artifacts room in their home, placing her ‘safely’ behind sacred glass and enlisting …


Cannes Palme d'Or
Cannes Film Festival 2019 Winners

Published: May 30, 2019

Palme d’Or: “Parasite,” Bong Joon-ho Grand Prix: “Atlantics,” Mati Diop Jury Prize (tie): “Les Miserables” (Ladj Ly) and “Bacurau” (Kleber Mendonca Filho, Juliano Dornelles) Best Actress: Emily Beecham, “Little Joe” Best Actor: Antonio Banderas, “Pain & Glory” Best Director: Jean-Pierre & Luc Dardenne, “The Young Ahmed” Best Screenplay: “Portrait of a Lady on Fire”, Celine Sciamma Special Mention of the Jury: “It Must Be Heaven,” Elia Suleiman Camera d’Or: “Our Mothers,” Cesar Diaz Short Film Palme d’Or: “The Distance Between Us And The Sky,” Vasilis Kekatos Special Mention of the Jury: “Monstruo Dios,” Agustina San Queer Palm (Feature): “Portrait of …


We Can’t Wait! New Films May-December 2019

Published: May 5, 2019

Rocketman May 31 Dark Phoenix June 7 Secret Life of Pets 2 June 7 Late Night June 7 MIB International June 14 Last Black Man in San Francisco June 14 Toy Story 4 June 21 Shaft June 14 Spiderman: Far From Home July 2 The Lion King July 19 Once Upon a Time in Hollywood July 26 Where’d You Go, Bernadette? August 6 It Chapter Two September 6 Downton Abbey September 20 Gemini Man October 4 Joker October 4 Zombieland: Double Tap October 4 The Goldfinch October 11 Malificent: Mistress of Evil October 18 A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood …


May 2019: New and On-Order DVDs

Published: May 5, 2019

Amazing Grace (2019, Documentary: Music, Directors: Alan Elliott, Sydney Pollack) (widescreen, G) Starring: Aretha Franklin, Rev. James Cleveland, Rev. C. L. Franklin, Bernard ‘Pretty’ Purdie, Chuck Rainey, Clara Ward The documentary presents footage from a concert in 1972 at a Baptist church in Los Angeles where Aretha Franklin performs some of her bestselling gospel songs.  Ash Is The Purest White (2019, Chinese Drama, Director: Zhangke Jia) (widescreen, Chinese with subtitles) Starring: Tao Zhao, Fan Liao, Yi’Nan Diao, Xiaogang Feng, Casper Liang, Zheng Xu, Yibai Zhang Qiao is in love with Bin, a local mobster. During a fight between rival gangs, …


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“An Astrophysicist Goes To the Movies”

Published: May 3, 2019

Dr. Neil deGrasse Tyson appears at the Fox Theater in Detroit on Monday, May 20 at 7:30 p.m. “From Star Wars to Frozen to The Martian, Dr. Neil deGrasse Tyson shares an entertaining and enlightening review of all the science that our favorite movies got wrong, combined with some of the stuff they got right. He will incorporate the latest films as well as some classics that you may not have known had any science in them at all”.May 20, 2019Fox Theater 7:30 Tickets are available at


April 2019: New and On-Order DVDs

Published: April 5, 2019

12 Days (2018, French Documentary, Director: Raymond Depardon) (widescreen, French with English subtitles) Every year in France, 92,000 people are placed under psychiatric care without their consent. This documentary focuses on those who have been involuntarily remanded to a mental hospital, and more specifically documents the hearings that, according to a 2013 law, are required to take place twelve days after each patient has been committed.   Apollo 11 (2019, Documentary, Director: Todd Douglas Miller) (widescreen, G) Starring: Buzz Aldrin, Neil Armstrong, Michael Collins From director, Todd Douglas Miller comes a cinematic event fifty years in the making. Crafted from …


March 2019: New and On-Order DVDs

Published: March 6, 2019

1804: The Hidden History of Haiti (2017, Documentary, Dir. Tariq Nasheed) (widescreen) A documentary film about the untold history of the Haitian Revolution. 4 Months, 3 Weeks, and 2 Days (2007, Romanian Drama, Dir. Cristian Mungiu) (widescreen, in Romanian with English subtitles, Criterion Collection) Starring: Anamaria Marinca, Laura Vasiliu, Vlad Ivanov A young woman and her friend make their way to a black market doctor and face the choice as to whether or not one of them should have an illegal abortion. Alita: Battle Angel (2019, Canadian Action/Adventure Drama, Dir. Robert Rodriquez) (widescreen, PG-13) Starring: Rosa Salazar, Mahershala Ali, Jennifer …


Freep Film 2019

Published: March 3, 2019

Detroit Does Documentaries The 6th Annual Freep Film Festival is coming up April 10-14. Tickets to all events are on sale now. Read about the full lineup of over 70 events here.


Perry Seibert
Perry Seibert hosts the YDL Film Club

Published: February 15, 2019

Film Critic Perry Seibert leads the Film Club at YDL-Whittaker. Watch and talk about movies with Perry on the 2nd and 4th Tuesdays at 7pm.