Film Series

at the University of Massachusetts Boston

Maps & Directions


Thursday, October 4, 2012 at 7 p.m. – Filmmaker Q&A Follows Free Screening



Detroit is on the brink of bankruptcy. In the past 10 years it has lost 25% of its population and 50% of its manufacturing jobs. City officials are in the midst of the most dramatic “downsizing” of an American city ever seen - demolishing thousands of homes, and cutting basic services. As artists and curious outsiders flock to the city in search of inspiration and opportunity, lifelong Detroiters are at the breaking point.


Heidi Ewing and Rachel Grady filmmakerLoki Films is a New York-based documentary production company founded by Heidi Ewing and Rachel Grady. The two directors have been lauded for gaining unprecedented access into hidden worlds and were recently featured in the New York Times as a defining documentary pair. Ewing and Grady were nominated for an Academy Award for Jesus Camp, their candid look at Pentecostal children. They were nominated for an Emmy for The Boys of Baraka, a film about preteens struggling to make it. The directing team collaborated with several high profile nonfiction filmmakers for the 2009 omnibus documentary film Freakonomics: The Movie, based on the best-selling book. Their controversial 12th & Delaware, a searing portrait of the battle between a crisis pregnancy center and an abortion clinic, debuted at Sundance in 2010, won a Peabody Award and aired on HBO.

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