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Detropia at West End Cinema - Meet at 4:45pm

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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. 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.

91 min. • Not rated • Dir. Heidi Ewing and Rachel Grady

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  • Eric

    Good documentary - it had a few issues, but still worth checking out. Thanks to everyone that came - it was a fun time.

    September 17, 2012

  • B.P.

    I liked the documentary quite a lot and the dinner/discussion afterwards was lovely. Great way to spend Sunday afternoon/early evening.

    September 17, 2012

  • Belle W.

    Great film. Highly recommended.

    September 17, 2012

  • Eric

    We're headed inside. Late comers meet at the lobby after the film.

    September 16, 2012

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