This Thursday, May 10th, PLAYGROUND DETROIT is presenting a Documentary Double Screening of “Lemonade: Detroit” & “After the Factory.” These two films will dive into the depths of Detroit to explore how its unique style of urban innovation is showing the world how to emerge out of the dire economic circumstances. Tickets are on sale for a discounted rate online and are $10 at the door. Both directors will be present for Q&A after the screening.
“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.
“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.
Thursday, May 10, 2012 at 8:30 PM
102 Ingraham Street
Brooklyn, NY 11237