06 Feb ‘The United States of Detroit’

Residents of Detroit's neighborhoods fight for survival and growth in a city with an uncertain future, working tirelessly to improve their communities in spite of the lack of resources. The legacy of broken infrastructure has made Detroit one the most unstable metro areas in the US, yet the characters in this film find ways to succeed and even thrive by activating the power of their community, ultimately making progress in the struggle to take back their neighborhoods from the forces of economic decline and mismanagement.

12:30 p.m. Saturday, April 14, the Redford Theatre

After the film: Free Press senior news director James Hill talks to director Tylor Norwood, Barry Randolph, pastor at Church of the Messiah, and Terry Holston, youth director at Church of the Messiah, who are both featured in the film.

After the panel: Artist Village, next to the theatre, will host tours for film goers. Enter through Motor City Java & Tea House, which will stay open until 5 p.m. A donation to Motor City Blight Busters is encouraged for those who take the tour.

YEAR 2017
RUN TIME 86 minutes
Directed by Tylor Norwood