film http://michiganradio.org en Filmmakers will capture "one day in Detroit" this Saturday http://michiganradio.org/post/filmmakers-will-capture-one-day-detroit-saturday <p></p><p>On Saturday, hundreds of folks with cameras in hand will descend upon Detroit.</p><p><br /><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Their mission is to document stories that most affect the future of the city. The stories they capture will become part of a TV series on the future of the American city.</span></p><p>It's called “<a href="http://onedayindetroit.org/">One Day in Detroit: Your Day, Your City, Your Future</a>.”</p><p>Detroit is one of 11 cities across America to be a part of this "One Day" event.</p><p>The co-founder and executive producer of One Day on Earth, Brandon Litman, joined us today. And we also welcomed Stephen McGee, the local producer of “One Day in Detroit.”</p><p><em>*Listen to the audio above.</em></p><p> Wed, 23 Apr 2014 21:31:35 +0000 Stateside Staff 17339 at http://michiganradio.org Filmmakers will capture "one day in Detroit" this Saturday New Ken Burns film documents students learning the Gettysberg Address http://michiganradio.org/post/new-ken-burns-film-documents-students-learning-gettysberg-address <p></p><p>Ever since a student at Ann Arbor's Pioneer High School got his first 8mm camera for his 17th birthday, he has searched for good stories to tell.</p><p>And tell them he does. That Ann Arbor high school kid was Ken Burns. And since getting that first camera in 1970, Ken has turned his camera and his storyteller's eye to subjects like World War II, the Civil War, the Brooklyn Bridge, baseball, jazz, the West, the Brooklyn Five, and so much more.</p><p>Tonight on PBS, Ken Burns brings us his newest story. It's called "The Address."</p><p>The film follows the students at a tiny school in Vermont where students are challenged each year to learn and recite Lincoln's Gettysburg Address.</p><p>As he follows these boys, Ken uncovers many powerful individual stories and, at the same time, brings us a much-needed reminder of the power of Abraham Lincoln's words.</p><p>Ken Burns joined us today.</p><p><em>Listen to the full interview above.</em></p><p> Tue, 15 Apr 2014 20:57:03 +0000 Stateside Staff 17233 at http://michiganradio.org New Ken Burns film documents students learning the Gettysberg Address Stateside for Thursday, April 10, 2014 http://michiganradio.org/post/stateside-thursday-april-10-2014 <p></p><p>The average gas mileage of new vehicles sold in the U.S. has steadily been improving, and greenhouse gas emissions are at an all-time low. The Environmental Protection Agency also recently set new emissions standards, scheduled to be phased in between 2017 and 2025, that will reduce the amount of sulfur found in gasoline.</p><p>B<span style="line-height: 1.5;">ut is the slow and steady climb in fuel economy and emissions enough? On today’s show, we ask if the Obama administration's 2016 and 2025 fuel efficiency goals setting the bar too low?</span></p><p>Then, a new documentary film brings us the story of the Great Lakes as seen through its ice.</p><p>And, last month, Gov. Snyder confirmed a financial emergency existed in Royal Oak Township. Can other communities learn from Royal Oak’s situation?</p><p>Also, the Share Art Project is a collaborative effort among artists at the Buckham Gallery, students and the Genesee Valley Regional Center. We spoke to a Buckham board member about the program and an upcoming exhibit.</p><p>First on the show, t<span style="line-height: 1.5;">here have been two big developments this week in the high-stakes showdown over Detroit's pensioners, its art treasures and creditors, who hope bankruptcy judge Steven Rhodes will pressure the city to put those art treasures on the table.</span></p><p>There's a lot to try to sort out. So, as we do each Thursday, we spoke to Detroit News business columnist Daniel Howes.</p><p> Thu, 10 Apr 2014 21:10:35 +0000 Stateside Staff 17192 at http://michiganradio.org Stateside for Thursday, April 10, 2014 New documentary explores why ice is important to the Great Lakes http://michiganradio.org/post/new-documentary-explores-why-ice-important-great-lakes <p></p><p>Those of us who live in Michigan grow up with an ingrained awareness of the Great Lakes. We drink their water, sail and swim in them, build homes and cottages on their shorelines, and live with the weather they help produce.</p><p>The Great Lakes are an economic power-player. They contribute one trillion dollars to America's gross national product. And let's not overlook that $4 billion Great Lakes fishing industry.</p><p>A new documentary film brings us a unique look at the Great Lakes. PROJECT: ICE explores the crucial role that ice has played and continues to play in shaping and maintaining Michigan's most important resource.</p><p>The executive producer and director of PROJECT: ICE, Bill Kleinert, joined us today.</p><p><em>Listen to the full interview above.</em></p><p><em><span style="line-height: normal; font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">*Support for Arts and culture coverage on Stateside comes in part from the Michigan Council for Arts and Cultural Affairs and the National Endowment for the Arts.</span></em></p><p> Thu, 10 Apr 2014 21:09:20 +0000 Stateside Staff 17187 at http://michiganradio.org New documentary explores why ice is important to the Great Lakes Not just another movie about Detroit: Free Press Film Fest kicks off an experiment http://michiganradio.org/post/not-just-another-movie-about-detroit-free-press-film-fest-kicks-experiment <p></p><p>I like movies. You like movies.</p><p>So let’s get together, watch some new documentaries about Detroit, and then talk with the people who actually have the power to fix some of the stuff that’s wrong in this city.</p><p>That’s the idea behind the first-ever Detroit Free Press Film Fest, which kicked off last week with a line stretched for blocks around the Fillmore Theater.</p><p> Mon, 24 Mar 2014 11:00:00 +0000 Kate Wells 16944 at http://michiganradio.org Not just another movie about Detroit: Free Press Film Fest kicks off an experiment Bryan Cranston, Naomi Watts to star in 'Holland, Michigan' http://michiganradio.org/post/bryan-cranston-naomi-watts-star-holland-michigan <p>Attention “Breaking Bad” fans (read: almost everyone): Bryan Cranston’s latest role has a Michigan twist.&nbsp;</p><p>Cranston, the 57-year-old star of “Breaking Bad” and of course, “Malcolm in the Middle,” signed on for the lead role in the new movie, “Holland, Michigan.”</p><p>Academy Award-winning director Errol Morris is expected to direct the film, a thriller centered on a family from – you guessed it – Holland.</p> Fri, 28 Feb 2014 20:01:12 +0000 Michigan Radio Newsroom 16661 at http://michiganradio.org Bryan Cranston, Naomi Watts to star in 'Holland, Michigan' Stateside for Wednesday, December 11th, 2013 http://michiganradio.org/post/stateside-wednesday-december-11th-2013 <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Renewable resources, such as wind and solar, are likely to supply 10% of Michigan electricity by 2015, as state law mandates. On today’s program, we looked at a recent report that says we could be doing more, boosting the number to 30% by 2035.</span></p><p>Then, the losing streak of Medora, Indiana's high school basketball team compelled two Michigan filmmakers to move there, and to tell the story of this small industrial town and the people who live there.</p><p>And, federal Judge Stephen Rhodes gave Detroit the go-ahead to slash its public pension and healthcare benefits. What will this mean for Detroit retirees?</p><p>First on the show, i<span style="line-height: 1.5;">t was one year ago this day that the State Legislature and Governor Rick Snyder passed a set of bills into law that made some very contentious history in our State.</span></p><p>On December 11th, 2012, Michigan became the nation's 24th right-to-work state.</p><p>The laws took effect in March, making it illegal to force workers to pay union dues as a condition of employment.</p><p>One year later, has right-to-work changed Michigan?</p><p>We were joined for this discussion by Michigan State University economist Charley Ballard, and, from the Michigan Chamber of Commerce, Wendy Block.</p><p> Wed, 11 Dec 2013 21:56:27 +0000 Stateside Staff 15647 at http://michiganradio.org Stateside for Wednesday, December 11th, 2013 Ann Arbor filmmakers document a struggling high school basketball team http://michiganradio.org/post/ann-arbor-filmmakers-document-struggling-high-school-basketball-team <p>It began with a <a href="http://www.nytimes.com/2009/11/28/sports/28medora.html?pagewanted=all">New York Times feature story</a> about a struggling boys' high school basketball team in a tiny town in southern Indiana.</p><p>The story of the 0-22 Medora Hornets so gripped a pair of Ann Arbor filmmakers that they picked up and moved to struggling, hardscrabble Medora, Indiana for a full year to follow the team as it fought for just one win.</p><p>In doing so, Davy Rothbart and Andrew Cohn discovered layers and layers of compelling stories, which they have packed into a powerful documentary.</p><p>"Medora," which premiered at the SXSW Film Festival, is now being screened all around Michigan.</p><p>There will be a live screening tomorrow night in Ann Arbor at the Michigan Theater. Additional screenings will be held in Grand Rapids and Kalamazoo (see listings <a href="http://medorafilm.com/news.html">here</a>).</p><p>Davy Rothbart and Andrew Cohn joined us today (<em>listen to the interview above</em>).</p><p>Watch a trailer for the film below, and here's a link to their <a href="http://medorafilm.com/home.html">website</a>.</p><p><iframe allowfullscreen="" frameborder="0" height="281" mozallowfullscreen="" src="//player.vimeo.com/video/78691063" webkitallowfullscreen="" width="500"></iframe></p><p><a href="http://vimeo.com/78691063">MEDORA OFFICIAL TRAILER</a> from <a href="http://vimeo.com/beachsidefilms">beachside</a> on <a href="https://vimeo.com">Vimeo</a>.</p><p> Wed, 11 Dec 2013 20:07:41 +0000 Stateside Staff 15644 at http://michiganradio.org Ann Arbor filmmakers document a struggling high school basketball team Stateside for Wednesday, November 13, 2013 http://michiganradio.org/post/stateside-wednesday-november-13-2013 <div><p>On the show today, a surprising new study shows binge drinking is up among high school students, and that's not all. It's a rising problem across the Midwest.</p></div><div>&nbsp;</div><div>Then, a very personal story from a filmmaker who overcame being a bully, and how her mission to educate kids and parents resulted in a powerful film.</div><div>&nbsp;</div><div>And, we took a look at Michigan House Speaker Jase Bolger's&nbsp;visit to Detroit and what he learned while there.</div><div>&nbsp;</div><p>First on the show,&nbsp;<span style="line-height: 1.5;">As Detroit's troubles and "dirty laundry" have been aired out on a world-wide stage, there has been plenty of finger-pointing and judging of the city's leaders, employees, retirees and citizens.</span></p><p>But a new analysis from Michigan State University suggests we might want to hold up on judging Detroit and take a look at our own cities and towns.</p><p>That MSU report finds cities all around Michigan face the very same mountain of "legacy" debt that toppled Detroit.</p><p>Study co-author Eric Scorsone joined us today.</p><p> Wed, 13 Nov 2013 21:32:44 +0000 Stateside Staff 15270 at http://michiganradio.org Stateside for Wednesday, November 13, 2013 Michigan filmmaker's new film explores bullying from the point of view of the bully http://michiganradio.org/post/michigan-filmmakers-new-film-explores-bullying-point-view-bully <p>As social media has embedded itself into our lives, so too has the national conversation about bullying.</p><p>Facebook, Twitter and other forms of social media have given bullies boundless opportunities to torture their victims. What used to be something that happened in school halls and classrooms now finds its way into every corner of the lives of our young people.</p><p>One of the voices that has joined this conversation about bullying is that of a Michigan filmmaker. Her newest film, shot in Oakland County, is called "The Bully Chronicles."</p><p>It brings us the story of teen bullying through the eyes of the bully, and she recently turned to the Huffington Post, where she wrote to the teens accused of bullying a 12-year-old Florida girl to the point where she committed suicide by jumping off a tower.</p><p>Her post was headlined "<a href="http://www.huffingtonpost.com/amy-weber/from-one-bully-to-another_b_4129613.html">From One Bully To Another: An Open Letter to Rebecca Sedwick's Bullies</a>."</p><p>Amy Weber joined us in the studio.</p><p><i>Listen to the full interview above.</i></p><p> Wed, 13 Nov 2013 21:24:38 +0000 Stateside Staff 15267 at http://michiganradio.org Michigan filmmaker's new film explores bullying from the point of view of the bully Stateside for Wednesday, November 6th, 2013 http://michiganradio.org/post/stateside-wednesday-november-6th-2013 <p>On today's show, we took a look at key election results from around the state, from marijuana to gay rights. How did you vote?&nbsp; And what's the take away from Election 2013?</p><p>Then, we spoke with Michigan singer-songwriter Stewart Franke as he takes us inside his battle with leukemia.</p><p>And, we talked Michigan beer. A new film looks at the craft beer scene in our state.</p><p>First on the show, i<span style="line-height: 1.5;">t has been quite a journey for a candidate who got booted off the primary ballot, was going to fold his tent and walk away, then was urged to mount a write-in campaign, swept the primary and today, is the new Mayor-Elect of Detroit.</span></p><p>Mike Duggan has become Detroit's first white mayor in 40 years, beating Wayne County Sheriff Benny Napoleon.</p><p>Michigan Radio's Sarah Cwiek has covered the Duggan campaign and was at the victory party last night. She joined us today.</p><p> Wed, 06 Nov 2013 22:11:00 +0000 Stateside Staff 15168 at http://michiganradio.org Stateside for Wednesday, November 6th, 2013 New film about Michigan beer to premiere at the Fillmore Theatre http://michiganradio.org/post/new-film-about-michigan-beer-premiere-fillmore-theatre <p>There's an intriguing movie premiere happening Thursday night at the Fillmore Theatre on Woodward in downtown Detroit.</p><p>"The Michigan Beer Film" will be screened along with samples of some of the Michigan brews featured in the film.</p><p>We're always happy to talk about Michigan beer here on Stateside, so we welcomed the producer and director of "The Michigan Beer Film", Kevin Romeo. He joined us today from Kalamazoo.&nbsp;</p><p><em>Listen to the full interview about.</em></p><p> Wed, 06 Nov 2013 21:58:12 +0000 Stateside Staff 15167 at http://michiganradio.org New film about Michigan beer to premiere at the Fillmore Theatre Superman-Batman movie coming to Michigan http://michiganradio.org/post/superman-batman-movie-coming-michigan <p>The "Caped&nbsp;Crusader" and the "Man of Steel" are getting a handout from Michigan.</p><p><a href="http://www.freep.com/article/20130829/ENT01/308290057/batman-superman-affleck-detroit-michigan">Julie Hinds of the Detroit Free Press reports&nbsp;</a>Warner Brothers will get millions in tax incentives to shoot the movie in the state.</p><blockquote><p>The upcoming Superman-Batman movie has been approved for the state’s film incentives, the Michigan Film Office announced today.</p> Thu, 29 Aug 2013 14:28:04 +0000 Mark Brush 14188 at http://michiganradio.org Superman-Batman movie coming to Michigan Michigan film director documents his year in Antarctica http://michiganradio.org/post/michigan-film-director-documents-his-year-antarctica <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">From growing up in </span>Zeeland<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> on Michigan's West Side to cooking for scientists at the South Pole, Keith </span>Reimink<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> has led a life that is, to say the least, fascinating.</span></p><p>Keith's job as a cook led him to spend a year at an Antarctic research center. He turned that experience into a documentary called "No Horizon Anymore."</p><p>Keith Reimink joined us today to talk about the experience.</p><p><em>Listen to the full interview above.</em></p><p> Thu, 08 Aug 2013 21:32:34 +0000 Stateside Staff 13900 at http://michiganradio.org Michigan film director documents his year in Antarctica The history of the American postcard can be traced back to Detroit http://michiganradio.org/post/history-american-postcard-can-be-traced-back-detroit <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Sadly, posting a photo or video from your smartphone onto Facebook or Twitter seems to have supplanted the good old postcard.</span></p><p>But there is a rich history to the American Picture Postcard and it centers on Detroit.</p><p>The "City That Put the World on Wheels" is also the city that turned out millions and millions of American postcards.</p><p>John Collier spent three decades as a photojournalist for the Detroit Free Press.</p><p>He is also a filmmaker who has turned his love of postcards into a documentary that’s called “My Postcard Collection: The Detroit Publishing Story: A History of the American Picture Postcard.”</p><p>John Collier joined us today in the studio.</p><p>For more information, go to <a href="http://www.mypostcardcollection.net/">http://www.mypostcardcollection.net/</a></p><p><em>Listen to the full interview above.</em> Wed, 07 Aug 2013 19:38:41 +0000 Stateside Staff 13882 at http://michiganradio.org The history of the American postcard can be traced back to Detroit Waterfront Film Festival will go on, despite power outage in South Haven http://michiganradio.org/post/waterfront-film-festival-will-go-despite-power-outage-south-haven <p>The show will go on tonight in South Haven.</p><p></p><p>It looked for a while this morning that the start of the 15th annual Waterfront Film Festival might be delayed. Last night’s wind storm knocked out power to more than 95% of South Haven.</p><p></p><p>Patrick Revere is with the film festival. He says things looked “dicey” this morning, but they have since made arrangements to have the backup power they need to kick off the festival tonight.</p><p></p><p>“We’ll be able to do everything that we were planning on doing for our opening night party tonight at South Beach,” says Revere.</p> Thu, 13 Jun 2013 17:42:44 +0000 Steve Carmody 13036 at http://michiganradio.org Waterfront Film Festival will go on, despite power outage in South Haven New documentary shows how Michigan families cope with loss http://michiganradio.org/post/new-documentary-shows-how-michigan-families-cope-loss <p>Suffering loss and going through grief is a part of the human experience. There's not one of us who will skate through life without having to cope with losing someone close to us.</p><p>But sometimes that loss is sudden and horrifying. How can someone possibly climb back out of that pit of grief?</p><p>That's the question addressed in a new documentary called "Transforming Loss." In it, we meet six Michigan families who have managed to triumph, transform, and grow, despite indescribable heartbreak. And they have lessons for each of us.</p><p>The filmmaker and licensed psychotherapist Judith Burdick joined us in the studio.</p><p>Also in the studio was Elizabeth Guz, one of the people who shared her story of loss and transformation, a story that began when her teenage son committed suicide. Today she volunteers for the Heinz Prechter Bipolar Research Project at the University of Michigan Depression Center.</p><p><em>Listen to the full interview above.</em> Wed, 29 May 2013 20:48:17 +0000 Stateside Staff 12765 at http://michiganradio.org New documentary shows how Michigan families cope with loss Making one film with 40 directors in 23 countries http://michiganradio.org/post/making-one-film-40-directors-23-countries <p>When you think of filmmaking, chances are pretty good that you think of a producer, a director and a cast chosen by that director.<br><br>But there are a couple of filmmakers in Detroit who are blowing up that traditional model of making films, and in its place have come up with something completely different.</p><p>How about 40 directors for one film? And they're spread across 23 countries on five continents?<br><br>Marty Shea is one of the Detroit-based filmmakers doing this "collaborative" movie under the name of "CollabFeature."</p><p>He joined us today.</p><p><em>Listen to the full interview above.</em> Thu, 09 May 2013 20:42:55 +0000 Stateside Staff 12500 at http://michiganradio.org Making one film with 40 directors in 23 countries Stateside: Documenting a region in flux at the Arab Film Festival http://michiganradio.org/post/stateside-documenting-region-flux-arab-film-festival <p><em>The following is a summary of a previously recorded interview. To hear the complete segment, click the audio above. </em></p><p><a href="http://www.arabamericanmuseum.org/">The 2013 Arab Film Festival</a> opens Thursday in Dearborn.</p><p>Eight films will be screened at the Arab American National Museum. Wed, 23 Jan 2013 21:45:45 +0000 Michigan Radio Newsroom 10908 at http://michiganradio.org Stateside: Documenting a region in flux at the Arab Film Festival Stateside: Two firefighters' impressions of "BURN" http://michiganradio.org/post/stateside-two-firefighters-impressions-burn <p>It’s possible to leave <a href="http://detroitfirefilm.org">“BURN”</a> feeling as if you’ve just combated the inferno of multiple house fires.</p><p><a href="http://www.michiganradio.org/post/stateside-detroit-firefighters-documented-burn">The documentary</a>- which utilizes actual footage of Detroit firefighters- is strikingly realistic, unlike previous films of its kind.</p><p>Firefighter Chris Palm and Sergeant Tony Angelucey shared their accounts of entering burning buildings.</p><p>Though an experienced firefighter, Angelucey was pleased with the shift of perspective the film afforded him.</p><p>“It was shocking to see what we do. We’re always doing it, so we don’t usually get to sit back and watch it unravel,” he said. Wed, 19 Dec 2012 22:34:59 +0000 Michigan Radio Newsroom 10440 at http://michiganradio.org Stateside: Two firefighters' impressions of "BURN"