12/13/2012, 7:00 PM to 8:30 PM
$8/$6 Brooks members, free with VIP Film Pass. map
story has encapsulated the iconic narrative of America over the last century—
the Great Migration of African Americans escaping Jim Crow; the rise
of manufacturing and the middle class; the love affair with automobiles;
the flowering of the American dream; and now . . . the collapse of the economy
and the fading American mythos.
This cinematic tapestry chronicles the lives of several Detroiters trying to
survive and make sense of what is happening to their city. An owner of a blues
bar, a young blogger, an auto union rep, a group of young artists, an opera
impresario and a gang of illegal “scrappers” make up an unlikely chorus that
illuminates the tale of both a city and a country in a soul-searching mood,
desperate for a new identity.
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Directors: Heidi Ewing and Rachel Grady
Documentary Film | U.S.A. | 2012 | 90 minutes
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