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Hosted by Southeastern Mensa, and open to everyone, this award-winning series of presentations is designed to both enlighten and entertain. Past speakers have covered a WIDE variety of topics, including: a man who was falsely accused by the government of espionage, the lone survivor of a Great Lakes shipwreck (Think Edmund Fitzgerald here), a Dutch woman who's family hid Jews from the Nazis, a genuine "Man In Black" (like the movie), a Tuskegee Airman (recently decorated by the president!), the regional head of the FBI, the great-grandson of Dr. Samuel Mudd on the Lincoln assassination, an expert on the dinosaur fossils found in Antarctica, some REAL ghostbusters, presentations on Aimee Semple McPherson, The DaVinci Code, killer asteroids, rum running during prohibition, and the list goes on and on. Some of our speakers have appeared on local TV and radio, ABC, the History Channel, A&E, PBS, NPR, etc., etc. Following the presentation we will adjourn to Shield's Pizza, on Telegraph North of Ten Mile to socialize. Care to attend? Great! We'd love to meet you! Admission: Visitors: $5, Mensa members $4, Mensa website: MensaDetroit.com

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Animation Club: Lila’s Book (Colombia/Uruguay/2017-by Marcela Rincón)(76min)

Meet at 1:00 so we can chat and snack before the 2:00 film. I like to sit in the balcony, then it is easy to return to the Crystal Gallery after the show for a debriefing discussion. Ripped from the pages a children’s book, Lila finds herself trapped in the physical world and discovers that one of her most avid readers, Ramón, has grown up and is beginning to forget her. Hoping to save herself, she enlists Manuela, a local girl, and Ramón himself in order to recover the precious volume she used to inhabit from the Desert of Lost Memories. This hand-drawn animated feature, the first Columbian animated feature to be directed by a woman, embraces the ethnic diversity of Columbia while promoting the importance of imagination, encouraging viewers, child and adult alike, to safeguard their curiosity and value their cultural roots. For ages 6 and older. In Spanish with English subtitles. (76min) DFT Animation Club: Cost $5 general admission, Free for DIA members. https://www.dia.org/events/dft-animation-club-lila%E2%80%99s-book Remember on street parking is free on Sundays. The Detroit Film Theatre is supported by your millage investment in the DIA. DFT general admission tickets are $9.50, member tickets are $7.50. DFT general admission online and phone orders incur a $1.50 per ticket convenience fee. Ticketing fees are waived for DIA members. Student and Senior tickets are $7.50 and are available in person at the DIA box office or at the door. DFT patrons are encouraged to use the John R Street parking lot, directly across from the DFT theater entrance. With every DFT ticket purchase, patrons will receive vouchers for free parking on their next visit. Ticket orders of up to four tickets will receive one voucher. Patrons purchasing a Discount Pass Card will receive 5 vouchers. Present the voucher to the attendant upon entry to the DIA's John R street lot, located directly across from the DFT entrance. Vouchers are only valid for patrons attending the DFT, beginning one hour before showtime. Discount Pass Cards (5 admissions) $35 Discount Pass Cards are valid for any regularly scheduled DFT film and may be used at the door or exchanged in advance for guaranteed seating. Discount Pass Cards are valid on a space available basis only and do not guarantee admission. Discount Pass Cards are valid for one year. Save your ticket! There's a coupon for Buddy's Pizza on the back!

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