Available Copies: Downtown 1st Floor, Downtown Storage Adult, West Adult
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, sculpts a dreamlike collage of a grand city teetering on the brink of dissolution.
I was expecting a more substantial documentary - it lacked proper vision and direction. I watched through the end hoping it would improve....very sad to see the motor city in ruin - the message is loud and clear that we got to help put out the fire in the neighbors house or else it will spread.
I was underwhelmed with this film. I was intrigued with the topic and wanted more from the story. It lacked a certain spark. I preferred the documentary "After The Factory," also about Detroit (and comparison to Poland).