About Film Festival
WTVS Detroit Public TV's Friday Night Film Festival is your destination for uncut, uninterrupted classic films. Each Friday at 8p.m. (repeat 1:30a.m. early Sat.) , host Elliot Wilhelm, film curator for the Detroit Institute of Arts and founder of the Detroit Film Theatre, introduces the film and offers his insight and commentary.
NOTICE NEW TIME SLOT 8pm FRIDAY'S
most movies repeat 1:30am early Saturday mornings.
Friday 11/29, 12/6, 12/13 and 12/20/2013.
We are pleased to bring you special programming during our December Pledge Drive. Thanks for your interest in DPTV. All contributions to Detroit Public Television are greatly appreciated.
East of Eden
Friday, 12/27/2013 from 8 -10:30 p.m.
Elia Kazan's "East of Eden" is based on the John Steinbeck novel of the same name. It is a modern tale of Kane and Abel.
Friday, 1/3/2014 from 8:00-10pm
The planet from Alien (1979) has been colonized, but contact is lost. This time, the rescue team has impressive firepower, but will it be enough?
Friday, 1/10/2014 from 8:00-11:30pm
Sprawling epic covering the life of a Texas cattle rancher and his family and associates.
The Hot Rock
Friday, 1/17/2014 from 8:00-9:45pm
Dortmunder and his pals plan to steal a huge diamond from a museum. But this turns out to be only the first time they have to steal it...
Ten Little Indians
Friday, 1/17/2014 from 9:45-11:15pm
Agatha Christie tale of 10 people invited to an isolated place only to find that an unseen person is killing them one by one. One of them?
Rebel Without a Cause
Friday, 1/24/2014 from 8:00-10:00 p.m.
A rebellious young man with a troubled past comes to a new town, finding friends and enemies.
Some Like it Hot
Friday, 1/31/2014 from 9:45-11:30pm
When two musicians witness a mob hit, they flee the state in an all female band disguised as women, but further complications set in.
Kiss Me Deadly
Friday, 2/7/2014 from 9:45-11:30pm
A doomed female hitchhiker pulls Mike Hammer into a deadly whirlpool of intrigue, revolving around a mysterious "great whatsit."
Friday, 2/14/2014 from 8:00-10:15 p.m.
A small time boxer gets a once in a lifetime chance to fight the heavyweight champ in a bout in which he strives to go the distance for his self-respect.
Run Silent, Run Deep
Friday, 2/21/2014 from 8:00-10:00 p.m.
A U.S. sub commander, obsessed with sinking a certain Japanese ship, butts heads with his first officer and crew.
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