12th and Clairmount
In July 1967, Detroit experienced one of America's most violent civil disturbances. To tell that story in an emblematic way, 12th and Clairmount fuses rare archival footage from the era - including newsreel, educational films and more than 400 reels of home movies donated by Detroiters - along with illustrations. The narrative combines contemporary interviews, oral histories, radio broadcasts and dispatch recordings to create an immersive film experience that transports the audience back in time to explore the causes and aftermath of Detroit's most pivotal moment in history.
Community partner: Rochester CITY Newspaper
Director Brian Kaufman will be at The Little for a post-screening Q&A.
Brian Kaufman is Executive Video Producer at the Detroit Free Press. Working alone or in small teams, Kaufman’s work spans a broad range, from news-driven video journalism to feature films on social and environmental issues. Since the founding of the Detroit Free Press’ Freep Film Festival in 2014, Kaufman’s work has screened annually in theaters across Metro Detroit and been featured in film festivals nationwide, including DOC NYC.