12th and Clairmount

2017 | USA | NR | 82 min.


Kirkbride at the Commons Sun, Jul 30, 2017 9:00 AM
Central High School Auditorium Sun, Jul 30, 2017 9:00 PM
Film Info
Section:US Documentary
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Release Year:2017
Runtime:82 min.
Production Country:USA
Cast/Crew Info
Director:Brian Kaufman
Produced by:Brian Kaufman
Kathy Kieliszewski
Bill McGraw
Screenwriter:Brian Kaufman
Kathy Kieliszewski
Bill McGraw
Editing By:Brian Kaufman


Fifty years ago, in the heat of July, the city of Detroit was irrevocably shaken by five of the most pivotal and divisive days in its history. The turmoil of that summer left 43 dead, hundreds injured, and more than 1,000 buildings destroyed. Drawing from over 400 reels of donated home movies, this important and carefully crafted documentary delves into the complex causes and effects of the 1967 Detroit uprising. Weaving together found footage with newly recorded oral histories and powerful illustrations, director Brian Kaufman showcases his adroit storytelling skills in a debut feature that is at once complicated and seamless. Produced by the Detroit Free Press in collaboration with Bridge Magazine, WXYZ-TV, and a group of metro Detroit cultural institutions led by the Detroit Institute of the Arts, this is the perfect companion piece to Kathryn Bigelow’s new film, “Detroit,” capturing the full spectrum of life in Detroit and the explosive tensions that are still alive today.

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