We are sitting in Lodz now, doing the mostly non-glamorous work of getting the Polish subtitles ready for the Lodz premiere of the film tomorrow. Once we screen in Lodz, the flood gates fall, and we will be on a five day run that will end us in Amsterdam on Sunday. From there will pick up the pace through the Netherlands and end the screening tour in Paris. There’s a lot of excitement going around! We are pumped to be showing the film to European audiences and look forward to seeing what the reception will be across the pond.
More (short) updates to come from the road. In the meantime, a few things to keep you busy:
1. There’s a particularly enthralling dispatch that just came via the Freep from Roy Roberts, the Detroit Public Schools Emergency Financial Manager. The overall message as it relates to steps being taken to fix issues in the school system, Mr. Roberts comments: “If we aren’t bold in what we’re doing, we’re going to fail.” Refreshing I must say. Really though, read the full article.
2. Check out our latest additions to the Speakers Bureau– the videos we are developing for the Detroit Creative Corridor Center in an effort to tell their story in Detroit– by clicking here. The list of people we have profiled is growing!
3. We were on an airplane, so we didn’t get to see it in the flesh for the original airing, but the new Chrysler commercial is a pleasant addendum to the earth-shattering original (I mean, come on, an entire year’s worth of branding, marketing and commerce was practically based on this commercial). I sort of like that the scope was broadened in that it’s still a focus on Detroit, but using Detroit’s position as a larger narrative about the country.