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With dire economic circumstances becoming the norm throughout the U.S. and Europe, the city of Detroit is beginning to show the world how to emerge. With its unique style of urban innovation, will Detroit write the new rulebook for next-generation cities that face the same challenges? These two movies will take on that question.
"Lemonade: Detroit," directed by Austin resident Erik Proulx, captures the courageous actions of everyday people who are playing a significant role in moving Detroit forward. From small business owners to ministers, “Lemonade: Detroit” unveils the simple innards of hope through the profiled subjects' relentless conviction to remain committed to change.
"'Lemonade: Detroit' is a gob smacking 17-minute short."
"After the Factory,” directed by Philip Lauri, further expands on that question by examining urban revival solutions through Detroit and its similar European counterpart in Lodz, Poland. Detroit ran out of steam with the fall of domestic automobile production, while Lodz' economy is hanging by a thread with the fallout of its textile industry. This trans-continental approach puts global context around the issues these cities face and begins to envision blueprints for the growth of smart cities in the future.
Tickets for this event are $5. Both directors will be present at the screening as the event kicks off a screening tour on the east coast and the premiere of their work in New York City the following week.
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