Free film screening next week to examine history, future of America's transportation system
If you dig public transit, documentaries, free entertainment, Detroit, cars, urban planning, architecture or any of the above, then we've got just the event for you! In partnership with Chicago Architecture Foundation and CEOs for Cities, MPC is hosting a community screening of Beyond the Motor City, a documentary on the history and future of transportation in the U.S., next Wednesday, June 23, at 5:30 p.m. at CAF. (Did we mention it's free?)
Beyond the Motor City, directed by acclaimed filmmaker Aaron Woolf (King Corn), takes a broad look at our country’s transportation history through the lens of the experience of Detroit, a city once renowned for its auto manufacturing and now notorious for its extreme deterioration. In a journey that takes viewers into the neighborhoods of Detroit and then beyond to Spain, California, and D.C., Beyond the Motor City urges viewers to ask how we might finally push America’s transportation system into the 21st Century.
Beyond the Motor City is part of Blueprint America, a national, multi-platform initiative examining the state of America's transportation infrastructure. Blueprint America was created and produced by Thirteen for WNET.ORG and supported by the Rockefeller Foundation and Surdna Foundation.
Carol Coletta, president and CEO of CEOs for Cities, will provide opening remarks. While the event is free, registration is required because capacity is limited. Register today!