Arts and Entertainment
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Detroit Film Theatre
Jiro Dreams of Sushi follows 85-year-old sushi chef Jiro Ono, considered to be the world’s greatest sushi chefs, on his quest for perfection while raising and mentoring his son to follow in his footsteps. April 1 and April 6-8. $7.50 adults, $6.50 students and seniors.
• Complementing the DIA exhibition Detroit Revealed: Photographs 2000-2010, Louder Than Love highlights the Detroit musical revolution of the 1960s and how the past shaped the present. April 5. $7.50 adults, $6.50 students and seniors.
• Gianni Di Gregorio plays a middle-aged retiree who has been shut out by the women in his life in the comedy The Salt of Life. April 6-8 and April 13-15. $7.50 adults, $6.50 students and seniors.
• Scott Carey (Grant Williams) lived an uncomplicated middle-class existence until a freak accident made him into The Incredible Shrinking Man. April 7. $5, and free for DIA members.
• Combining modern dance with traditional ballet, The Joffrey Ballet: Mavericks of American Dance documents the historic rise of the Joffrey dance company. April 12 and April 14. $7.50 adults, $6.50 students and seniors.
• In The Wages of Fear, four desperate men are commissioned to drive trucks of nitroglycerine over 300 miles to extinguish an oil-well fire, but the dangers of the nitro become the least of their worries as personalities clash and the environment pushes their fear to explosive limits. April 13-15 and April 20-22. $7.50 adults, $6.50 students and seniors.
• In a post-industrial Detroit, urban farming struggles to take root and provide a future for urban communities in the documentary Urban Roots. April 19. $7.50 adults, $6.50 students and seniors.
• After the death of their teacher, a Canadian elementary class is culturally shaken by Bachir Lazhar, their Algerian replacement. Monsieur Lazhar tells the story of two worlds learning through grief. April 20-22 and April 27-29. $7.50 adults, $6.50 students and seniors.
• Aristocrat Satyajit Ray clings to the past opulence and prestige of The Music Room, his now-fading mansion where he hosted concerts with the finest dancers and musicians. April 21. $5, and free for DIA members.
• Detroit/State Theater explores the literal look of theater and includes photos and performances throughout Detroit’s theaters. April 26. $7.50 adults, $6.50 students and seniors.
• For president Nasheed of the Maldives, one of the lowest- lying countries in the world, global warming is the highest priority on his agenda as the rise of the ocean brings his country closer to an impending submersion. The Island President documents Nasheed’s fight to keep his country afloat. April 27-29. $7.50 adults, $6.50 students and seniors.
• The apparently perfect crime goes wrong in The Killing as a group of ex-cons engineering a racetrack heist let their independent agendas foil the plan. April 28. $5, and free for DIA members.
5200 Woodward, Detroit; 313-833-7900; dia.org.
The duo Jay and Silent Bob are getting old, but they are not going to age gracefully in the live production of Jay and Silent Bob Get Old. April 13. $25.
• A clumsy laundry woman played by Mary Pickford is in love with one of her handsome customers, but her colleagues don’t think she has a chance in the bubbly film Suds. April 21. $12 for adults, $8 for children.
• James Cagney is public enemy No. 1 in The Public Enemy, and he also plays the leader of a gang in Angels with Dirty Faces. April 28. $5.
17360 Lahser, Detroit; 313-537-2560, redfordtheatre.com.
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