12th and Clairmount – plus Q&A with filmmakers
Saturday, May 13 at 8:00 pm. Doors open at 7:00 pm. Tickets are $10.00.
SPECIAL FEATURE: Metro Detroiters’ vintage home movie footage provides the heart of 12th and Clairmount, a documentary looking back at the cause, duration, and aftermath of the 1967 Detroit riot/rebellion. Those five days in July were among the most pivotal – and divisive – in the city’s history, with the turmoil leaving 43 dead. While the impending 50th anniversary of the summer of ’67 was the impetus for the film, the found footage in 12th and Clairmount captures a wide spectrum of Detroit life, from proud streetscapes to dance parties to neighborhood sporting events. Drawing from more than 400 reels of home movies from the era, other unearthed footage, and newly recorded oral histories, the documentary was produced by the Detroit Free Press in collaboration with Bridge Magazine, WXYZ-TV (Channel 7) and a group of metro Detroit cultural institutions, led by the Detroit Institute of Arts.
Directed by Brian Kaufman. 1 hour, 15 minutes. Not rated; violence, disturbing imagery and some adult language.
The movie will be followed by a Q&A that will include the filmmakers.