Detroit Film Theatre

SOLD OUT!: Detroit Revealed on Film: LOUDER THAN LOVE

Thursday, April 05, 2012

7:00 & 9:30 PM Detroit Film Theatre

(USA/2011—directed by Tony D’Annunzio)

Both the 7:00 and 9:30 p.m. shows are SOLD OUT


During the late 1960s the Grande Ballroom stood as the epicenter of the Detroit rock music scene that spawned bands such as Iggy & The Stooges, Alice Cooper, The Frost, SRC and more. The Grande experience also inspired British acts such as Led Zeppelin, Cream, Rod Stewart and Pink Floyd, many of whom dreaded having to follow a blistering opening set by the MC5, considered to be the Grande’s house band. Conceived by a young Michigan radio talk-show host named Russ Gibb, who felt that the faded 1930s dance hall would be the perfect venue to rival both west and east coast music scenes, the Grande entered rock legend as the stage where The Who first performed Tommy in America. Louder than Love documents the creative and revolutionary frenzy of Detroit in the 1960s with rare archival footage and interviews by surviving musicians, and explores the now abandoned theater haunted by this legacy.    
Detroit Revealed on Film is presented in conjunction with the DIA exhibition Detroit Revealed: Photographs 2000-2010. The films range from bold experiments such as a 3D film shot in the abandoned Packard complex (plant), a tribute to the storied Grande Ballroom (Louder than Love), a kaleidoscopic look at the aspirations of Detroit's citizens and civic leaders (Detroit/State Theater) and documentaries about grass-roots efforts at revitalization and the urban agriculture movement (After the Factory, Grown in Detroit and Urban Roots). For complete Detroit Revealed on Film program information click on the Detroit Revealed on Film link.