THE DETROIT HISTORICAL SOCIETY'S FILM SERIES CONTINUES WITH
"THE ROUGE" MAY 11 & 12 AT THE DETROIT HISTORICAL MUSEUM
The Detroit Historical Society continues its monthly film series with "The Rouge," showing Saturday and Sunday, May 11 & 12 at 1 p.m. at the Detroit Historical Museum.
Each screening is free to the public.
"The Rouge," directed by John Owens and produced by Kingberry Productions, was produced in 1997 for WDIV-TV Local 4.
The film features early archival footage, rare photographs and interviews that help tell the intriguing story of one of the most famous industrial workplaces ever.
From its first years as a model of integration for its time, to Ford Motor Company's using cruel force to crush organized labor, the Rouge plant indelibly shaped the history of Detroit and the world.
The run time for the film is 46 minutes.
The Film Series is supported by the Michigan Council for Arts and Cultural Affairs and the National Endowment for the Arts.
The Detroit Historical Museum, located at 5401 Woodward Ave. (NW corner of Kirby) in Midtown Detroit, is open to the public Tuesday through Friday from 9:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. and Saturday and Sunday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Admission is free for all, all the time. Parking in the Museum's lot is $5 at all times. Group tour pricing and information is available by calling (313) 833-1733. Permanent exhibits include the famous Streets of Old Detroit, the Allesee Gallery of Culture, Kid Rock Music Lab, Doorway to Freedom: Detroit and the Underground Railroad, Detroit: The "Arsenal of Democracy," Frontiers to Factories, America's Motor City, and The Glancy Trains. For more information, call the Museum at (313) 833-1805 or check out our website at www.detroithistorical.org.