Detropia – A Great American City Struggles to Survive

51os2sR3hkL._SX500_Join Conscientious Projector for the 2012 film Detropria on Thursday, March 14, 7:00 p.m. at the Armory Center for the Arts.  In post-industrial America, the once vital “Motor City” of Detroit stands as our society’s most vivid example of devastating urban decline and the human cost of a broken economic system. The story of its rise and fall, the flight of much of its population, and the indomitable spirit of so many of those who remain is captured through powerful imagery and compelling personal accounts in Heidi Ewing and Rachel Grady’s evocative film. “Surprisingly lyrical and often very moving,” says New Yorker film critic David Denby  Author John Rennie Short calls it, “As much a work of art as a social documentary.”

A community discussion follows the film. The Armory is located at 145 N. Raymond in Old Pasadena. Admission is free and the facility is accessible to disabled persons.


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