• Fri-Sat & Tue, October 19-20 & 23

    DETROPIA

    Dirs. Heidi Ewing and Rachel Grady , USA, 2012, 91 min., NR, HD
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    Fri-Sat & Tue, October 19-20 & 23

    Part of Doctober

    On Tuesday, October 23rd, following the 7:00 pm screening of DETROPIA, a post-film discussion will be led by Richard Lloyd, professor of urban sociology at Vanderbilt University, and Bruce Barry, professor of management and sociology at Vanderbilt University.

    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.

    "It's elegiac, beautiful and quietly devastating." —New York Magazine