A documentary that explores the glory days of Detroit’s past from the perspective of people trying to carve out a similar future for the beleaguered city will premiere Thursday, May 15, at the Main Art Theatre in Royal Oak.
Native Detroiter Anthony Brogdon’s 75-minute documentary, “The Great Detroit? It was-It is-It will be” was three years in the making and is intended to show the positive sides of the Detroit, The Oakland Press reports.
Brogdon said in a statement that hhis goal was “to produce a film to show the world that Detroit is a special place with many people who are working hard to make a difference and get Detroit back to its glory days.”
He interviewed more than 50 people for the documentary, which shows cultural enclaves such as a downtown farmers market, tells stories about Motown’s influence on the music scene, features the legacies of Henry Ford, and reveals other uniquely Detroit icons and community treasures.Where o See the Film
The Main Art is located at 118 Main St. in Royal Oak, and showtime is 7:30 p.m. Tickets are $7 and available at astrongdetroit.com, through eventbrite or at the box office. Seating is limited, so advanced ticket purchases are recommended. For ticket information, call (313) 281-8301.
After Thursday’s premiere in Royal Oak, the film moves to the Detroit Historical Museum for a showing at noon Saturday, to the Farmington Civic Center on June 13 and to the Senate Theater in Detroit on June 19.