Postponed - Eleven P.M. at the Senate Theater

Please Note: The Detroit Historical Museum is closed due to flooding.

May 9 2020 | 8:00pm to May 10 2020 | 7:55pm

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Featuring Live Organ accompaniment and Post-Film Discussion

Tickets - $10.00 for Members & Non-Members. Cinetopia passes accepted. 

Produced in Detroit, Michigan, in 1928 by little-known African American filmmaker Richard Maurice, ELEVEN P.M is a surreal melodrama in which a poor violinist named Sundaisy (Maurice) tries to protect an orphaned girl (Wanda Maurice) from a small-time hoodlum. The story, which may or may not be a dream concocted by a struggling newspaperman, has one of the most bizarre endings in film history, when the spirit of the deceased Sundaisy possesses the body of a dog in order to take vengeance upon the crook.

After the screening, the Detroit Historical Society is bringing together a body of cultural arts scholars and professionals who can speak to the power of image, the quality of the film given the time it was produced, the import of preservation of narrative art as archive, particularly regarding the Black experience, and to the historic cultural multiplicity of Black identity in the U.S. It will be followed by a brief Q&A. 

Screening at the Senate Theater - 6424 Michigan Ave, Detroit, MI 48210


Ticket Prices
General admission