When: Fri., Jan. 20, 7 p.m., Sat., Jan. 21, 7 p.m. and Sun., Jan. 22, 2 p.m. 2017
Gianfranco Rosi crafted this award-winning documentary that follows 12-year-old Samuele as he explores the island of Lampedusa and his efforts to gain mastery of the sea. The island, located 150 miles south of Sicily, is the first port of call for hundreds of thousands of African and Middle Eastern refugees hoping to make a new life in Europe. Rosi spent months living there and documenting the day-to-day culture of the island’s inhabitants. The result is a true-to-life portrait of the island’s people and their lives. Shows start at 7 p.m. on Friday and Saturday and 2 p.m. on Sunday; 5200 Woodward Ave., Detroit; 313-833-3237; dia.org; general admission tickets are $9.50.