"Motor City Movies: Discovering Detroit": Michigan Theater Foundation.
Sept. 24: “Out of Sight” (Steven Soderbergh, 1998). Adaptation of the Elmore Leonard crime novel, set in Detroit, about an escaped bank robber who gets involved with a female federal marshal. George Clooney, Jennifer Lopez.
Oct. 1: “The Giant Mechanical Man” (Lee Kirk, 2012). Comedy, filmed in Detroit, about a street performer and the zoo worker who falls for him. Jenna Fischer, Chris Messina.
Oct. 8: “The Myth of the American Sleepover” (David Robert Mitchell, 2010). See review. Coming-of-age drama about 4 young people in suburban Detroit in search of love and adventure during the last week of summer vacation.
Oct. 15: "Robocop" (Paul Verhoeven, 1987). Sci-fi action film set in a crime-ridden Detroit. Peter Weller.
Oct. 22: Double feature. "Roger & Me" (Michael Moore, 1989). is a snarky yet earnest documentary about filmmaker Moore’s effort to track down GM chairman Roger Smith while exploring the effects of plant closings on Flint, and “Blue Collar” (Paul Schrader, 1978) is a drama about a trio of Detroit auto workers—Richard Pryor, Harvey Keitel, and Yaphet Kotto—who get caught up in their union’s ties to organized crime.
Oct. 29: “Gran Torino” (Clint Eastwood, 2008). Drama, set in Highland Park, about an embittered, recently widowed Korean War veteran who develops a young Hmong neighbor who had attempted to steal his prized 1972 Ford Gran Torino. Clint Eastwood.
Nov. 5: “True Romance” (Quentin Tarantino, 1993). Romantic thriller about a newlywed couple on the run from gangsters whose cocaine they have stolen. Christian Slater, Patricia Arquette, Val Kilmer.
Nov. 12: “Narc” (Joe Carnahan, 2002). Two Detroit plice detectives investigate the murder of an undercover cop. Jason Patric, Ray Liotta.
Nov. 19: “Louder Than Love” (Tony D’Annunzio, 2011). Documentary about the Detroit Grande Ballroom where many great rock bands got their starts. With footage of Iggy & the Stooges, Alice Cooper, the Frost, Led Zeppelin, Cream, Rod Stewart, and others.
Nov. 26: “Standing in the Shadows of Motown” (Paul Justman, 2002). Portrait of the Funk Brothers, the Motown house band who created some of Motown’s best music but was never credited.
7 p.m., Michigan Theater. $10 (children under 12, students with ID, seniors age 55 & older, & U.S. veterans, $8; MTF members, $7.50; Wed., $7). 668-TIME. [map]