Detropia aims to tell the story of Detroit while showing the spirit of the people in the city and their refusal to abandon it. It also focuses on the connection of the downfall of Detroit to the collapse of the U.S. manufacturing base. The movie gained a lot of hype when it first screened recently, and not just in the Detroit area. My Dad, who is not exactly in the loop on these types of things, in western New York heard about it and wants to see it!
The documentary was out of theatres for a little while, but you're in luck if you missed it the first time around! It is playing again tonight for one day only at the Magic Bag for Brew 'n View! Admission is only $2 and doors are at 8 p.m. with the movie starting at 9:30 p.m. Sorry kiddos, it's 21 and up.
Among the many nominations Detropia has received, was best original original music score. You can listen to the whole thing, as well as buy it, online here. It is really beautiful and done entirely by local artist Dial.81, so you should definitely check it out! You will have a chance this Saturday, November 17, at Motor City Wine, where Dial.81 will be giving a live performance with a few of his friends of the Detropia soundtrack. They will be playing from 10 p.m.- 2 a.m. and the cover is $5. Here is a little promo for the show Saturday.
The closest the movie will be playing after tonight for awhile will be Toronto, so I suggest heading to Ferndale to check it out tonight! Until then, here is the trailer for your viewing pleasure.