06-02-10

‘Beyond the Motor City’ Film Screening

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Beyond the Motor City, a new documentary directed by acclaimed filmmaker Aaron Woolf (King Corn), will be showing for free at the Cleveland Museum of Natural History on June 9th at 5:30pm. The film will be screened in select cities across America’s industrial heartland as a part of The Blueprint America Screening Tour. According to the press release,

Beyond the Motor City…examines how Detroit, a grim symbol of America’s diminishing status in the world, may come to represent the future of transportation and progress in America.

Narrated by Miles O’Brien, the film explores Detroit’s historic investments in infrastructure – from early 19th-century canals to the urban freeways that gave The Motor City its name and made America’s transportation system the envy of the world.

But over the last 30 years, much of the world has left Detroit – and America – behind, choosing faster, cleaner, more modern transportation. In a journey that takes us into the neighborhoods of Detroit and then beyond to Spain, California, and our nation’s capital, Beyond the Motor City urges us to ask how we might finally push America’s transportation system into the 21st century.

What: Beyond the Motor City film screening
Where: CMNH /1 Wade Oval Drive, University Circle, Cleveland, OH 44106
When: Wednesday, June 9th, 5:30pm
Cost: Free!

Space is limited for the screening. To attend, please RSVP to: bchase(AT)cmnh.org

Full press release (download pdf)

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