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45 years later, the theatre is heading into 2019 with their anniversary season of films just announced.
DFT director Elliot Wilhelm has curated the films for the theatre since the very beginning. He spoke with CultureShift about the movie Shoplifters—an emotional story about a family of small-time thieves living in Tokyo by director Hirokazu Kore-eda.
“The first thing that, kind of, alarms viewers is that the family makes its way and eats and survives through stealing,” says Wilhelm. ”You begin to discover as the movie goes on that it’s far more sophisticated and far more layered than one could ever imagine. The movie is about family, but it’s also about moral responsibility.”
Click on the audio player above to hear the full conversation with Detroit Film Theatre curator Elliot Wilhelm talk about their 45th anniversary season.