"Detropia -Ends 10/25"
Friday, October 19, 2012 - Thursday, October 25, 2012
Detroit's 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. With its vivid, painterly palette and haunting score, DETROPIA sculpts a dreamlike collage of a grand city teetering on the brink of dissolution. As houses are demolished by the thousands, automobile-company wages plummet, institutions crumble, and tourists gawk at the 'charming decay,' the film's vibrant, gutsy characters glow and erupt like flames from the ashes. These soulful pragmatists and stalwart philosophers strive to make ends meet and make sense of it all, refusing to abandon hope or resistance. Their grit and pluck embody the spirit of the Motor City as it struggles to survive postindustrial America and begins to envision a radically different future.
2012 Color 1 hour 30 minutes Not Rated
Friday, October 19 through Sunday, October 21 (12:10) 2:30 5:10 7:30
Monday, October 22 through Thursday, October 25 (5:10) 7:30
General Admission $9.50
Playing in Theatre 3