Detroit Film Theatre


Thursday, September 20, 2007

7:30 PM Detroit Film Theatre

  • Film
  • Fees Apply


Directed by Anthony Brancaleone

A Detroit Thing is about that point in the city's club scene, some time after punk had spent its fury and moved to Seattle, when perennially left-behind, working-class rockers gave up covering 70s metal and started playing funk & R&B infused rock like they really meant it. The Howling Diablos, Thornetta Davis and Robert Bradley's Blackwater Surprise and the Twistin' Tarantulas reconnected audiences to healthy Detroit roots music, and for kids like Robert Ritchie (aka Kid Rock) the larger prospect loomed that somebody in the industry would notice what he was up to and grant his rags-to-raggedy-riches dreams. This first feature by Anthony and Nicholas Brancaleone is as much about the experience of music played real live as it is the trajectory of any one band, and their brilliantly photographed Detroit nightscapes capture like no other film the stubborn poetry of a city that refuses to forget its golden age. (110 min.)

Special ticket prices apply for this event. $10.00 general admission, $7.50 for DIA members, students & senior citizens or 2 DFT pass card punches.