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April DFF Movie Meet Up

Sunday, April 22, “Isle of Dogs”

Sunday, April 22, 2018. 4:15 pm at the Main Art Theater in Royal Oak. Meet up in the lobby at 4:00.

Writer/director Wes Anderson (Fantastic Mr. Fox, The Grand Budapest Hotel, Moonrise Kingdom) returns with the animated adventure Isle of Dogs, the story of Atari Kobayashi, a 12-year-old ward to corrupt Mayor Kobayashi. When, by Executive Decree, all the canine pets of Megasaki City are exiled to a vast garbage-dump called Trash Island, Atari sets off alone in a miniature Junior-Turbo Prop and flies across the river in search of his bodyguard-dog, Spots. There, with the assistance of a pack of newly-found mongrel friends, he begins an epic journey that will decide the fate and future of the entire Prefecture. Stellar voice cast includes F. Murray Abraham, Bob Balaban, Bryan Cranston, Greta Gerwig, Jeff Goldblum, Akira Ito, Scarlett Johansson, Harvey Keitel, Frances McDormand, Bill Murray, Mari Natsuki, Yojiro Noda, Kunichi Nomura, Edward Norton, Yoko Ono, Koyu Rankin, Liev Schreiber, Fisher Stevens, Tilda Swinton, Akira Takayama, Courtney B. Vance and Frank Wood.

Rate PG13, 1 hour 41 minutes.

Main Art Theatre, 118 N Main St, Royal Oak, MI 48067. Arrive early because parking is difficult! Hope you can make it and bring a friend!

A howl of a good time for reel fans!

DFF Movie Meet Up – “Death of Stalin”

Friday, March 23, 2018. 7:00 pm at the Main Art Theater in Royal Oak. Meet up in the lobby at 6:45.

Follows the Soviet dictator’s last days and depicts the chaos of the regime after his death.

Rate R, comedy, 1 hour 47 minutes.

DFF Movie Meet Up – “Phantom Thread”


Set in 1950’s London, Reynolds Woodcock is a renowned dressmaker whose fastidious life is disrupted by a young, strong-willed woman, Alma, who becomes his muse and lover. Rated R, 2 hours and 10 minutes.

DFF Movie Meet Up – “Lady Bird”

SATURDAY, December 16, 6:00 p.m., BIRMINGHAM 8, BIRMINGHAM

Join us to see “Lady Bird” this Saturday, December 16 at 6:00 pm at the Birmingham 8, 211 S. Old Woodward, Birmingham, MI 48009.

Comedy, drama. Rated R for language, sexual content, brief graphic nudity and teen partying.

In Lady Bird, Greta Gerwig reveals herself to be a bold new cinematic voice with her directorial debut, excavating both the humor and pathos in the turbulent bond between a mother and her teenage daughter. Christine “Lady Bird” McPherson (Saoirse Ronan) fights against but is exactly like her wildly loving, deeply opinionated and strong-willed mom (Laurie Metcalf), a nurse working tirelessly to keep her family afloat after Lady Bird’s father (Tracy Letts) loses his job. Set in Sacramento, California in 2002, amidst a rapidly shifting American economic landscape, Lady Bird is an affecting look at the relationships that shape us, the beliefs that define us, and the unmatched beauty of a place called home.

DFF Movie Meet Up – “The Florida Project”


Join us THIS Saturday, November 18 at 7:15 pm at the Main Art Theatre in Royal Oak to watch “The Florida Project.” We will meet inside the theater (there is a sitting room inside the front door to the right) and go in at 7:00. Please note that sometimes it takes a long time to find a parking place so be sure to arrive a little early. The movie is rated R and is 1 hour and 55 minutes long.

“Warm, winning, and gloriously alive, Sean Baker’s The Florida Project is a deeply moving and unforgettably poignant look at childhood. Set on a stretch of highway just outside the imagined utopia of Disney World, The Florida Project follows six-year-old Moonee (Brooklynn Prince in a stunning breakout turn) and her rebellious mother Halley (Bria Vinaite, another major discovery) over the course of a single summer. The two live week to week at “The Magic Castle,” a budget motel managed by Bobby (a career-best Willem Dafoe), whose stern exterior hides a deep reservoir of kindness and compassion. Despite her harsh surroundings, the precocious and ebullient Moonee has no trouble making each day a celebration of life, her endless afternoons overflowing with mischief and grand adventure as she and her ragtag playmates—including Jancey (Valeria Cotto), a new arrival to the area who quickly becomes Moonee’s best friend—fearlessly explore the utterly unique world into which they’ve been thrown. Unbeknownst to Moonee, however, her delicate fantasy is supported by the toil and sacrifice of Halley, who is forced to explore increasingly dangerous possibilities in order to provide for her daughter. From the director of Tangerine.”

DFF Movie Meet Up – “Loving Vincent”


Hello, everyone! We are having our first DFF Movie Meet Up this Saturday, October 21 at 7:30 to see “Loving Vincent” at the Main Art Theatre in Royal Oak. After the movie, we will meet at Atomic Coffee down the street to talk about the film and DFF. We will meet inside the door to the right in the little sitting area. We will go into the film at about 7:15. All other details are below. We would love to see you there!

Rated PG-13
(for mature thematic elements, some violence, sexual material and smoking)

95 minutes

“The world’s first fully oil painted feature film brings the artwork of Vincent van Gogh to life in an exploration of the complicated life and controversial death of one of history’s most celebrated artists.”

118 N. Main Street
Royal Oak, MI 48067
7:30 pm

401 S. Main St.
Royal Oak, MI 48067


Grab a chair and join us for this fun, free, outdoor event! Watch “The Pickle Recipe” for free! View films by Oakland University students! Chat with a local Michigan Dogman expert! Enjoy pizza and hot dogs from local food vendors! Listen to live music! Buy a t-shirt! Find out how you can join the pack by volunteering for or becoming a sponsor of our fall 2018 Rochester film festival, DOGMAN FILM FRENZY! SO MUCH FUN AT ONE EVENT! Yes, it IS hard to believe!

THE PICKLE RECIPE – “It’s not grandma’s money they’re after”

Enjoy a FREE screening of the heartfelt comedy, “The Pickle Recipe” (rated PG-13 for brief suggestive humor and drug references). Join us for a Q&A with director Michael Manasseri after the movie.

“Desperate for cash, a down on his luck party emcee is corrupted by his shameless uncle to steal his grandmother’s top secret pickle recipe.”