Yesterday and Tomorrow in Detroit 5


Dutmers at the Dennos Museum Fri, Jul 31, 2015 9:00 AM
The Buzz Sun, Aug 2, 2015 9:00 AM
Film Info
Section:Special Screenings
Free Movies at the Buzz
Release Year:2015
Runtime:75 min.
Type of Film:Feature Documentary
Production Country:USA
Original Language:English
Cast/Crew Info
Director:Rick Prelinger


Returning to the festival after selling out all of his screenings at TCFF 2014 (and then some), Rick Prelinger presents the world premiere of the fifth in his series of archival urban history explorations of Detroit. He’ll moderate an interactive screening of this newly edited version of his perennially uncompleted film, comprised of home movies made in Detroit from 1920-1970 and footage produced by the industry and government. Filled with humor and surprises, the images of Detroit work and culture, streets and shops, parks and parties counter “ruin porn” stereotypes. The arresting images of a vibrant multicultural city encourage Detroit supporters to contemplate the future of a very complex place. Like Prelinger’s “No More Road Trips?” this won’t be a quiet experience in the dark. Viewers make the soundtrack, identifying places, people, and events, asking questions, and discussing what they see. Don’t wait too long to get your free ticket to this incredibly popular interactive film event. In Person: Director Rick Prelinger.