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Detroit Film Theatre

In A Separation, Simin and Nader must separate. Simin leaves Iran for the U.S. to give their 11-year-old daughter a better life, while Nader stays behind and hires a pious woman to care for his father, who suffers from Alzheimer’s disease. The new pairing leads to complications, as the woman’s husband doesn’t know she took the job, and an unexpected incident challenges who is to blame. March 4. $7.50 adults, $6.50 students and seniors.

• Bolshoi Ballet in HD: The Sleeping Beauty was recorded live on opening night at Russia’s Bolshoi Theatre, with the Bolshoi Ballet bringing Charles Perrault’s Sleeping Beauty to life. Choreographed by Yuri Grigorovich after Marius Petipa. March 8. $18 adults, $16 students, seniors, and DIA members.

The Conquest is the story of French President Nicolas Sarkozy’s rise to power and the strain of media, politics, and power on his life. March 9-11. $7.50 adults, $6.50 students and seniors.

• Newly married Juliet (Dita Parlo) and Jean (Jean Dasté) are separated by different paths: hers being Paris, his, the barge L’Atlante. The film L’Atalante is the love story of a couple longing to be reunited. Music by Maurice Jaubert. March 10. $5, and free for DIA members.

In The Gold Rush (restored original version), Charlie Chaplin and his pal Mack Swain are isolated in a cabin when extreme hunger sets in. Shoes begin to look like dinner, and Chaplin begins to look appetizing. This comedy is classic Chaplin, with a recorded orchestral performance of The Little Tramp’s music. March 16-18 and March 23-25. $7.50 adults, $6.50 students and seniors.

Yoshikazu Ono in a scene from Jiro Dreams of Sushi, at the Detroit Film Theatre.

The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari is the tale of a carnival sleepwalker whose murderous habit is controlled by the twisted Dr. Caligari. This film is a strong example of German expressionist cinema. March 17. $5, and free for DIA members.

• With costume fittings, changes, rehearsals, and auditions, Crazy Horse is a behind-the-scenes look at the Paris Crazy Horse exotic cabaret, now in its 60th year of operation, as it prepares for a new revue. March 23-25 and March 30- April 1. $7.50 adults, $6.50 students and seniors.

Rio Bravo relates the story of town sheriff John T. Chance (John Wayne), who has a murderer in his lockup, but the killer’s goons will do anything to free him. Directed by Howard Hawks. $5, and free for DIA members. March 24.

Jiro Dreams of Sushi follows 85-year-old sushi chef Jiro Ono, considered to be the world’s greatest sushi chef, on his quest for perfection while raising and mentoring his son to follow in his footsteps. March 30-April 1 and April 6-8. $7.50 adults, $6.50 students and seniors.

 • When French actor Fernandel decides to sell his mistress, a broken-down cabaret singer, she ends up with a wild hunter in an abandoned town. Harvest is a drama that tells how two opposite people become one with each other, and the land. Directed by Marcel Pagnol. March 31. $5, and free for DIA members.

5200 Woodward, Detroit; 313-833-7900; dia.org.

 

Redford Theatre

Clark Cable and Vivien Leigh are paired onscreen to make one of the most talked-about love stories ever made in Gone With the Wind, winner of 10 Academy Awards. March 2-4. $4.

The Three Stooges Festival brings together six episodes of head slaps, eye gouges, and nose grabs from the clumsy comedic trio: Moe, Larry, and Curly. March 9-10. $5.

The Quiet Man, starring John Wayne and Maureen O’ Hara, is a romantic comedy about a boxer who returns home to find love in Ireland. March 16-17. $4.

• It’s a Shirley Temple double feature. First, Temple tries to mend a broken relationship between her mother and Confederate grandfather in the 1935 film The Little Colonel. Then, Temple plays the ignored daughter of a rich couple in Poor Little Rich Girl. March 30-31. $5.

17360 Lahser, Detroit; 313-537-2560; redfordtheatre.com.

 

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