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Home Of The Brave

Wednesday, September 08, 2004


The Detroit Institute of Arts’ Detroit Film Theatre (DFT) presents the special world premiere of Home of the Brave, a new documentary by Paola di Florio, which tells the extraordinary story of Viola Liuzzo and her impact on the civil rights movement.

Liuzzo was a 39 year-old Detroit woman, Teamster’s wife and mother of five who joined thousands of people converging in Selma, Alabama in 1965 for the march on Montgomery led by Martin Luther King, Jr. Shortly after the historic Voting Rights March had ended, she was shot and killed by a car full of Ku Klux Klansmen while driving on a lone highway. The film documents the trial and acquittal of three arrested Klan members, a smear campaign by the FBI against Liuzzo, and the later revelations of the FBI informant present during her murder.

The filmmakers will be present to introduce the film, and will discuss the systematic campaign that led to the discrediting of Liuzzo’s name and her unfairly obscure place in the history of the voting rights struggle.


Thursday, September 30, 7:30 p.m.
Saturday and Sunday, October 2 and 3, 2 p.m.


The Detroit Institute of Arts, Theatre
5200 Woodward Avenue, Detroit


General admission: $6.50; DIA members, students, and seniors: $5.50. Discount coupon books are available for $25, and include five coupons that can be used for regular DFT screenings.

Tickets are available at the DIA and DFT ticket offices, or by phone at 313-833-3237.


Programs are made possible with support from the Michigan Council for Arts and Cultural Affairs and the City of Detroit.