Ann Arbor Area Community News
The anonymous urban explorer at detroitblog writes about tonight’s screening of Detroit: Ruin of a City at Rackham Ampitheater as part of the Ruins of Modernity conference.
I heard the filmmakers on local TV news this week and saw them in some clips from the movie, droning on in pedantic, haughty tones, lamenting the ruin of a city they’ve never been to before and apparently know nothing about. One of them referred in condescending tones to the Michigan Central Station as a “monument to political impotence.” Unlike the European Union, I suppose. Typical Euros—wave the magic wand of government and voila! Everything will be better. Forget decisive factors such as population loss, economic collapse, etc. It’s the lack of will on the part of our bureaucracies that’s at fault here.
> detroitblog entry
UPDATE: This showing sold out. They’re planning a second screening, but I’m not sure when. If you made it in, I’d like to hear thoughts on it.
« Previous Article An Idea for Local Peace Groups and Local Peace Activists by Ralph Nader
Next Article Ecology Center Presents: "Clean Environment and Good Jobs" »
New Comments(twitter feed)
Arbor Update Topics