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ROBOCOP WAS FILMED MOSTLY IN DALLAS

SEE IT THROUGH

David Gazdowicz, 2003 (5min)

Jonathan Cherry, 2011 (2min)

Robocop was filmed mostly in Dallas looks at the connection and disconnection that the blockbuster film “Robocop” has with the city of Detroit. A tongue in cheek tour of settings that might have been used in the making of the film takes you through the emotion of the scenes as you explore the locations, drawing subtle attention to the fact that “Robocop” was in fact NOT shot mostly in Detroit.

Photographer / Filmmaker Jonathan Cherry spent a week capturing the spirit of the city of Detroit in this short film, set to a poem by Edgar Albert Guest, resident of Detroit in the early 20th century and Michigan’s only Poet Laureate.

SLOW DOWN

SOUNDS LIKE DETROIT

Supreme, 2006 (5min)

Angela Last, 2012 (7min)

Music Video “Slow Down” represents the struggles that inner-city youth are faced with today. Based on true events, the song features the voices of Xiomara and participants from a Summer Program at the Detroit Hispanic Development Corporation.

Sounds Like Detroit operates at two levels. Playing with the visual and musical representation of Detroit, it asks: what is generic and what is unique about Detroit? Does its uniqueness perhaps lie in its ability to reflect back the commonalities people want to see? What is the ‘spirit of Detroit’ and can it be present in other places?

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Imaging Detroit Program  

The IMAGING DETROIT program guide/ project catalogue. Between September 21st and 22nd, 2012 the Metropolitan Observatory for Digital Cultur...

Imaging Detroit Program  

The IMAGING DETROIT program guide/ project catalogue. Between September 21st and 22nd, 2012 the Metropolitan Observatory for Digital Cultur...