Dia Detroit Film Theatre - 1967 DETROIT HOME MOVIES

Jan 01, 2017 to Jul 29, 2017

12:00 PM

DIA - Detroit Film Theatre, 5200 Woodward Ave., Detroit


Sunday, January 01, 2017 Saturday, July 29, 2017


    1967 Detroit Home Movies is a year-long project to uncover and exhibit home movies made around 1967 that depict everyday life in Detroit's diverse communities. The project, a partnership of the Detroit Institute of Arts, Detroit Free Press, Charles H. Wright Museum of African American History, Walter P. Reuther Library of Labor and Urban Affairs, Detroit Historical Society and Bridge magazine, is dedicated to observing and reflecting on the 50th anniversary of Detroit's 1967 rebellion. 

    This project is calling on the greater Detroit community to loan family (or found) home movies to the DFT where they will be presented in weekly public screenings beginning in January of 2017. Selected films will be included in a program created by the Detroit Free Press for the 2017 Freep Film Festival (March 3-April 2) and a marathon screening of films will be presented as part of the 2017 DFT summer schedule beginning on July 29. Film lenders will receive a digital copy of their celluloid originals, and selected films will be invited to enter the permanent collections of the Walter P. Reuther Library of Labor and Urban Affairs and the Charles H. Wright Museum of African American History.

    This program is made possible with the generous support of the
    John S. and James L. Knight Foundation.