26 Jan ‘From Detroit with Love: Shorts Program #1’

A selection of Detroit-themed shorts, all documentaries unless noted. Films include:

“Promised Land”: A Sudanese family is given a new home in Detroit. But how do you survive in a land you don’t understand?

“Change in the City”: The conversation about Detroit and change can mean different things to different people. Traveling chef and writer Tunde Wey visits three cities – Detroit, Philadelphia and New Orleans – to talk to people on the front lines of urban change, and find out what’s going on in their communities.

“A Poem of Glass and Steel”: Detroit filmmaker Ryan Clancy explores the largest collection of Mies van der Rohe-designed homes in the world, Detroit’s Lafayette Park.

“Pedal to Porch”: This film looks at a program where community members are encouraged to ride bikes around to meet their neighbors and learn about the history of their neighborhoods.

“American Prophet”: Directed by Detroit filmmaker Jasmine Rivera, this narrative, historic docudrama set in 1968 tells the story of real-life Detroit Bishop Thomas Gumbleton, who as a young man is suddenly appointed to a position of great authority – and whose leadership must guide a community in a time of great upheaval and social change.