Previous Films

~WORK IN PROGRESS~ Since 2013, Paula has programmed hundreds of films for Cinema Detroit, as many as 5 or 6 a week, from the commercial to the experimental and locally made and every budget in between. This list is handy for recalling the name of that amazing film you saw last month or a few years ago.

2024 | 2023 | 2022 | 2021 | 2020 | 2019 | 2018 | 2017 | 2016 | 2015 | 2014 | 2013


LEGEND
EX – Cinema Detroit Exclusive; QA – Filmmaker Q & A;
TB – Talkback; PR – Presentation; FOC – Filmmaker(s) of Color; LF – Local Filmmaker(s); LGBTQ; LM – Live Music; LS – Local Significance; WC – World Cinema; WF – Woman Filmmaker(s)

2024
West Indies: The Fugitive Slaves of Liberty – Detroit premièreMay 22EX, FOC, WC
Love Lies BleedingMay 15LGBTQ, WF
EL SANTO Double FeatureMay 5EX, WC
The Draughtsman’s ContractMarch 10
Anatomy of a FallFeb. 25WC, WF
I Heard It Through The Grapevine (James Baldwin) – Detroit premièreFeb. 22 & 29EX, FOC, LS, WF
Quantum Cowboys – Detroit premièreJan. 19EX, QA
2023
Rare ExportsDec. 17WC
Kid Flicks at MOCAD – Detroit premièreNov. 18, 2023EX, FOC, LF, LS, WC, WF
Nosferatu / Caligari with Live Music by Invincible CzarsOct. 9, 2023LM, WC, EX
Make Me FamousSept. 27, 2023QA, LS, WF, EX
Pee Wee’s Big AdventureAug. 16, 2023
Moonrise KingdomAug. 8, 2023
Moonstruck in the ParkAug. 1, 2023
Earth Mama previewJuly 23, 2023FOC, WF, EX
10 Things I Hate About YouJuly 18, 2023
Hollow Triumph (1948)July 9, 2023
Max Roach: The Drum Also Waltzes – Detroit premièreJuly 8, 2023EX, FOC, LS
Big Boys – Detroit premièreJune 23, 2023EX, LGBTQ
Cadejo Blanco – Detroit premièreJune 16, 2023EX, WC
SanctuaryJune 2, 2023
Science on Screen: Picture A ScientistMay 23, 2023EX, PR, LS, WF
A Life on the Farm – Detroit premièreMay 21, 2023EX
Chop & Steele – Detroit premièreMay 21, 2023EX
Beau Is AfraidApril 28, 2023
Showing Up previewApril 24, 2023EX, WF
Pi 25th Anniversary RestorationApril 23, 2023EX
How to Blow Up a PipelineApril 21, 2023
Whatever Happened to Blood, Sweat & Tears?April 19, 2023EX
Little Richard: I Am EverythingApril 11, 2023FOC, WF, LGBTQ
Science on Screen: Close Encounters of the Third KindApril 6, 2023EX, PR
Return to Seoul (encore)March 31, 2023FOC, WC
Enys MenMarch 30, 2023
DrylongsoMarch 24, 2023EX, FOC, LGBTQ, WF
Science on Screen: Birders: The Central Park Effect & Pheasants with Detroit AudubonMarch 21, 2023EX, TB, PR, WF
Rewind & Play March 17, 2023EX, FOC, LS
CloseMarch 12, 2023EX, WC, LGBTQ
The Quiet GirlMarch 11, 2023WC
Return to SeoulMarch 5, 2023WC
The Blue CaftanFeb. 26, 2023EX, WC, LGBTQ
Let It Be MorningFeb. 25, 2023EX, WC
Cocaine BearFeb. 23, 2023WF
Buffed UpFeb. 19, 2023FOC, LS
AlcarràsFeb. 19, 2023EX, WC
Decision to Leave + Q & A with Park Chan Wook & Bong Joon HoFeb. 13, 2023WC, QA, FOC
Holy SpiderFeb. 12, 2023
James Baldwin AbroadFeb. 11, 2023EX, LS, LGBTQ
A Woman on the Outside + Q & A with subject Kristal Bush and activist Marvin Cotton Jr.Feb. 3, 2023EX, TB, LS, WF
BrokerJan. 28, 2023WC, FOC
Infinity PoolJan. 28, 2023
Cat DaddiesJan. 21, 2023EX, WF, FOC
Battling Butler and One Week with Live Music by Jeff RapsisJan. 21, 2023EX, LM
CorsageJan. 7, 2023WC, WF
2022
Film TitleFirst ScreeningNotes
The Eternal DaughterDec. 9, 2022WF, EX
Memories of My FatherDec. 2, 2022WC, EX
AftersunNov. 25, 2022WF
Bad AxeNov. 18, 2022FOC, LF, LS
Triangle of SadnessNov 11. 2022WC
No Time to FailNov 2, 2022LS, EX
Decision to LeaveOct 28, 2022FOC, WC
Scary Movie (2000) Oct 26, 2022
Stars at NoonOct 14, 2022WF
SidneySept 30, 2022FOC, EX
Woman in the Moon (1929)
with Live Music
Sept 29, 2022EX
Let the Little Light ShineSept 24, 2022LS, EX
Sundance Indigenous Shorts Tour Sept 16, 2022FOC, WF, EX
Sundance Shorts TourSept 16, 2022FOC, WF, EX
1982 Aug. 14, 2022WC
NopeJuly 20, 2022FOC
America You Kill MeJuly 17, 2022LF, LGBTQ
Lost Highway (restoration)July 8, 2022EX
Neptune Frost July 1, 2022FOC, LGBTQ, WC, WF, EX
Ali & AvaJune 26, 2022WC
Fire of LoveJune 25, 2022WF
Memoria June 24, 2022FOC, EX
BebaJune 24, 2022FOC, WF
Cane Fire with Standing Above The CloudsJune 17, 2022FOC, WF, EX
Science on Screen: The Wicker ManJune 12, 2022EX
Primera screening + discussionJune 11, 2022WC, FOC, WF, EX
Crimes of The FutureJune 3, 2022
Science on Screen: The Birder’s Guide to EverythingMay 22, 2022EX
Lux ÆternaMay 20, 2022WC, EX
FlintMay 6, 2022LS
The Wobblies (restoration)May 1, 2022WF, LS, EX
Inland Empire (restoration)April 22, 2022EX
GagarineApril 15, 2022WC, WF, EX
Science on Screen: The Nice GuysApril 9, 2022EX
The Earth is Blue as an Orange – Benefit for Razom for UkraineMarch 22, 2022WC, WF, EX
X (2022)March 18, 2022
The Worst Person in the World March 12, 2022WC
Parallel MothersFeb 28, 2022WC
Chameleon Street (restoration)Feb 25, 2022FOC, LF, EX
Sankofa (restoration) + talkbackFeb 23, 2022WC, FOC, EX
Drive My Car Feb 21, 2022WC
Nicolas Uncaged 8 – Adaptation (2002); Mandy (2016)Feb 19, 2022EX
Who We Are: A Chronicle of Racism in AmericaFeb 11, 2022FOC, LS
FleeFeb 5, 2022FOC, LGBTQ
France Feb 04, 2022WC, EX
In The Heat of the Night (1967)Jan 14, 2022
Spies (1928) with live music Jan 13, 2022EX
FOC – Filmmaker(s) of Color; LF – Local Filmmaker(s); LGBTQ; LS – Local Significance; WC – World Cinema; WF – Woman Filmmakers; EX – Cinema Detroit Exclusive
2021
Film TitleDate of First ScreeningNotes
Cinematic Coalition ShowcaseNov 26, 2021FOC, LF, LS, WF, EX
Hava, Maryam, Ayesha (2019) Nov 21, 2021EX, FOC, TB, WF, LS
The French DispatchNov 5, 2021
Uncle.Oct 29, 2021EX, LF
Ethics & Aesthetics: Breaking and Transforming PatternsOct 21, 2021FOC, LF, LGBTQ, LS, WF, EX
Better Cities Film FestivalOct 7-9, 2021LS, EX
Titane Oct 1, 2021LGBTQ, WC, WF
Days Sept 17, 2021FOC, LGBTQ, WC
Ethics & Aesthetics: Reclaiming Family & OriginsAug 20, 2021FOC, LF, LGBTQ, LS, WF, EX
Respect Aug 13, 2021FOC, LS, WF
Ailey Aug 06, 2021FOC, LGBTQ, LS
Who Will Start Another Fire? June 11, 2021FOC, LGBTQ, WC, WD, EX
Two Gods + Q & A with director and producer May 21, 2021FOC, LS, EX
The County April 30, 2021WC, EX
Who Killed Vincent Chin? + Discussion April 21, 2021FOC, LF, LS, WD
This is Not A Burial, It’s A Resurrection April 02, 2021FOC, WC, EX
Rose Plays Julie March 26, 2021WC, WF, EX
F.T.A. (Restoration)March 12, 2021WF, EX
StrayMarch 5, 2021WC
Test PatternFeb 26, 2021FOC, WF, EX
Judas and the Black MessiahFeb 18, 2021FOC, LS
AtlantisJan 29, 2021WC, EX
Deux (Two of Us)LGBTQ, WC, WF
Native SonJan 8, 2021FOC, LS, EX
Sweded Film Festival
MinariFOC
A Glitch in the Matrix
Some Kind of Heaven
The Story of Lovers RockFeb 05, 2021
Rock Camp: The MovieJan 13, 2021
Coup 53 + DiscussionJan 05, 2021
FOC – Filmmaker(s) of Color; LF – Local Filmmaker(s); LGBTQ; LS – Local Significance; WC – World Cinema; WF – Woman Filmmakers; EX – Cinema Detroit Exclusive
2020
Film TitleDate of First ScreeningNotes
76 DaysApril 12, 2020WC, LS, EX
The Changin’ Times of Ike WhiteApril 12, 2020
FOC – Filmmaker(s) of Color; LF – Local Filmmaker(s); LGBTQ; LS – Local Significance; WC – World Cinema; WF – Woman Filmmakers; EX – Cinema Detroit Exclusive
2019