Detroit Film Theatre
Cinetopia Film Festival: WELCOME TO PINE HILL
Friday, June 07, 2013
9:30 PM DFT Auditorium
(USA/2013–directed by Keith Miller) Blurring the line between documentary and fiction, Welcome to Pine Hillfollows the daily struggles of Shannon (or Abu, as he’s sometimes called). Haunted by his past of selling drugs, committing crimes, and engaging in other various illegal activities, he’s trying to cultivate a future while doing his best to stay on the correct side of what's right. Staying on the righteous path is hard, though. Having left the hood life behind, Shannon now works at an insurance claims company in midtown Manhattan, a typical desk job, but one that involves working with difficult people. By night he’s a bouncer in a bar and often has to deal physically with troublemakers. But when Shannon receives a grim medical diagnosis, he sets out to make peace with those around him and in turn find his own peace beyond the cacophony of New York City. Grand Jury Prize, Slamdance Film Festival; Jury Prize, Atlanta Film Festival; New American Cinema Award, Seattle Film Festival. (81 min.)
Director Keith Miller in person!
Special pricing applies for Cinetopia Films: $12 general admission, $9 for DIA members.
Festival passes are available through the Michigan Theater box office. Please call (866) 777-8932 or visit the Cinetopia website at http://www.cinetopiafestival.org