Sunday, February 26, 2012

Lemonade Detroit: The Movie



Though this has nothing at all to do with Biblioasis, as a proud South-Detroit-er I thought I'd post it here for anyone who might find it of interest.  I've always felt very grateful to have Detroit on my doorstep; it's provided opportunities -- both personal and professional -- I'd be unlikely to find almost anywhere else in Canada.  It still has the infrastructure of a great American city; in it's prime, it was one of those places that most closely came to realize the American dream; and Detroit is also the canary in the North American coal-mine: what has happened in Detroit can happen anywhere else.  Ignore and write off this city at your peril.

So it is nice to see someone doing something on the people who are trying to turn Detroit around, and the real opportunities Detroit can offer now.  Lemonade Detroit is a film being made by a friend of a friend, and he's asking for a bit of help to raise the cash to make sure the film gets made.  From the trailer, which you can watch above, it seems to have real potential.  (Roger Ebert said he was 'gobsmacked' by the 17 minute short: pretty high praise.) You can get a producer credit for buying a frame of film for as little as a dollar by going here.

You can watch the whole 17 minute trailer here.

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