Monday, January 28, 2008

The Detroit Film Theater and Persepolis

Yesterday, we went to the DIA yet again, and walked around Wayne State University yet again, and took more pictures, some of which I will surely show you at some point soon.

We also went to the Detroit Film Theater which is located at the DIA. It was my first ever trip to the Detroit Film Theater--remember--I am new in town--and I loved it. It is a beautiful old-fashioned theater all fancy and done up in gold. The first picture I took hand-held inside a partially darkened theater--it was very dark for pictures. Click image to view larger.

The movie we saw was Persepolis, which got a golden globe for the foreign language film. It was in French with English subtitles and about a fiesty Iranian woman Marjane. It's an animated film based on her graphic novel. I haven't read the book (BB has), and was pleasantly surprised. I loved the movie. I highly recommend it. The second and third shots are not mine, obviously, but from the promotional materials from the movie.

Now I want to read the book. The movie was really really good.


Dick said...

Hi Mary

I saw in your profile your age is 261!!!!!!!!!
About the link in my post, that's how I did it in the first place but then Dot told me she didn't understand. I tried it four times and every time it was not the right page showing up. It seems to be a protected page or something like that. The last part in the link " _broom" is the problem it disappears every time. This is the only way it works. Thank you for visiting, I love your photos.

Mary Stebbins Taitt said...

OK! Well, that's weird.

Sorry it didn't work. But when I copied and pasted it, it did work fine.

Mary Stebbins Taitt said...

Oh and thanks for your compliment!

I am actually 61 but I don't feel 61 and I don't like being considered "old."

Jim said...

The theater looks neat, the stage and surrounding area remind me of field trips we used to take when I was in school to the movies. We didnt get to see the good ones. We had to watch the historical movies or the one with a moral to the story. I was just glad to get out of a half day of school.

Anonymous said...

Hello, I have been away for a few days and will never catch up! HAHA. Love the theatre, especially old ones. I have enjoyed all your photographs I missed :)

Marie said...

Thank you for paying homage to a Frnch film. Marjane Satrapi is French now and she exposes what some women live in "certain" islamic countries.