A Poem of Glass and Steel

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Films in Competition 10
Main Theater - Michigan Theater Sat, Mar 25, 2017 4:00 PM
Nine short films including recent experimental, documentary, and animated works. Features hand-printed and laser-printed 16mm footage, a portrait of a man radically transformed by city life, a secret life of monumental sculptures, a small one-eyed boar on the scene of the Mexican Revolution, sleep disturbances, five friends preparing for a night of fun, automatic drawings, and a portrait of the residents of Lafayette Park in Detroit.
Film Info
Event Type:Films in Competition 10
Shorts in Competition
Release Year:2016
Production Country:USA
Cast/Crew Info
Director:Ryan Clancy


Primarily known for being the largest collection of Mies Van Der Rohe designed homes in the world, Detroit's Lafayette Park is usually the subject of Architectural interest, leaving little said about its socioeconomic climate. This project narrates the experience of living in an iconic and rapidly changing neighborhood. The area has been influenced by a grim past and faces an uncertain future, making this footage a valuable documentation of a fragile moment in time. As a result, "A Poem of Glass and Steel" questions the worth and sustainability of beauty and community.