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Detropia *CLOSING FILM*

This screening took place on
Sunday, February 10, 2013 at 8:00pm
Yukon Arts Centre

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, unforgettable characters and haunting score, Detropia sculpts a dreamlike collage of a grand city teetering on the brink of dissolution.

“A potent snapshot for a potential future for many American cities.” ~ Variety

Winner of the Editing Prize at 2012 Sundance Film Festival.
Winner of Grand Jury prizes at:
Independent Film Festival Boston, Traverse City Film Festival, The Tel Aviv International Film
Festival and Indianapolis Film Festival.

Canadian west coast premiere.

  • Directed by Rachel Grady + Heidi Ewing
  • 2012, United States
  • 90 minutes

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