“Detroit” has garnered a host of criticism for its brutality, its narrow focus, its failure to depict important dimensions of the black community. But “Detroit” the movie is not trying to be Detroit the city.
I wasn’t sure what to expect when arriving in Detroit, Michigan Wednesday. The city is heavy with symbolism in the American imagination – everything from Motor City and Motown to Broken Dreams and Bankruptcy. A recent article called Detroit “a mixed picture of hope and desolation.” Which side would reveal itself to me? I […]