Detropia (2012)



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Detroit's story has encapsulated the iconic narrative of America over the last century the Great Migration of African Americans escaping Jim Crow; the rise of manufacturing and the middle class; the love affair with automobiles; the flowering of the American dream; and now . . . the collapse of the economy and the fading American mythos. With its vivid, painterly palette and haunting score, Detropia sculpts a dreamlike collage of a grand city teetering on the brink of dissolution. These soulful … More

Rating: Unrated
Genre: Documentary
Directed By: ,
In Theaters:
On DVD: Oct 18, 2012
Box Office: $0.4M
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All Critics (39) | Top Critics (20)

A fascinating portrait of a 21st-century post-industrial hellscape.

Full Review… | October 18, 2012
Arizona Republic
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Detropia's filmmakers stay out of the picture, hanging back to allow the viewer to absorb the meaning of Detroit's fate. It is even more complex than we thought.

Full Review… | October 18, 2012
Philadelphia Inquirer
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A startling, haunting documentary about a once-great city, "Detropia" is all but a eulogy for Detroit.

Full Review… | October 18, 2012
Seattle Times
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Rachel Grady and Heidi Ewing, Oscar-nominated for their earlier Jesus Camp, aim a compassionate and artful lens in their new documentary Detropia, finding signs of life in the ruined city.

Full Review… | October 18, 2012
Toronto Star
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City services are shutting down, schools are closing, houses are being demo'd by the thousands - like lights being turned out one by one, "Detropia" powerfully captures a city fighting not to go dark.

Full Review… | October 18, 2012
Los Angeles Times
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Artfully - perhaps too artfully - illustrates the transformation of the Motor City from a middle-class utopia to an urban nightmare of blight, crime and fleeing residents.

Full Review… | October 18, 2012
San Francisco Chronicle
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