Opening October 5!
Official Selection, AFI-Discovery Channel Silverdocs Documentary Festival, 2012 Sundance Film Festival
"Beautiful and quietly devastating." —New York Magazine
Once it may have been music, manufacturing or automobiles that defined Detroit but now, through the eyes of the Academy Award nominated makers of JESUS CAMP, it is the city's near dissolution and the scrappy residents fighting to keep it alive. Though numerous remarkable characters are featured who are striving to make ends meet and to make sense of their city teetering on the brink of collapse, it is Detroit itself that emerges as the film's central and most evocative character. The intricate rhythms of desolation, survival and rebirth make DETROPIA a worthy heir of one of the founding glories of the documentary cinema: the city symphony.
DIR/PROD Heidi Ewing, Rachel Grady; PROD Craig Atkinson. US, 2012, color, 91 min. NOT RATED