Detroit Film Theatre


FREEP FILM FESTIVAL: White Boy

Friday, March 31, 2017

8:00 PM Detroit Film Theatre

Please be aware that the Crystal Gallery Cafe will be closed on Friday, March 31. The Cafe DIA will be available for food service.
 
(USA/2017—directed by Christopher S. Rech)
 

"White Boy Rick," as he was called, was a novelty: A white teenager seemingly running a major inner-city drug operation. In May of 1987, 17-year-old Richard Wershe Jr. was charged with a non-violent, juvenile drug offense. By the time of his arrest he was already a Detroit legend, frequently making front-page headlines and leading the local television news. In this film, gangsters, hit men, journalists and federal agents struggle to explain why he remains in prison at nearly 50 years old. The possible explanation is more stunning than the crimes Wershe was alleged to have committed. World premiere. (75 minutes)

Watch the White Boy trailer.

Tickets for all Freep Film Festival titles playing the DIA are $10. Online and phone orders incur a $1.50 per ticket convenience fee. Ticketing fees are waived for DIA members.
 
 
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