ENJOY TWO FREE TIGER STADIUM DOCUMENTARIES THIS WEEKEND AT THE DETROIT HISTORICAL MUSEUM AND THE DOSSIN GREAT LAKES MUSEUM
DETROIT- The Detroit Historical Society’s Fall Film Series returns this weekend with two free documentaries focusing on Tiger Stadium. Catch “Stealing Home” on October 10 and October 11 at 2 p.m. at the Detroit Historical Museum. “Stranded at the Corner” will be screened on Saturday, October 10 and Sunday, October 11 at 2 p.m. at the Dossin Great Lakes Museum. Admission for both films is free, and running time is 90 minutes.
More about the films:
“Stealing Home”: For more than 100 years, Detroit baseball fans watched the stars play at Bennett Park, Navin Field, Briggs Stadium, and Tiger Stadium. When the city demolished the stadium in 2009, blight took over. “Stealing Home,” a documentary film by director Jason Roche, tells the heartwarming story of the Navin Field Grounds Crew, a group of devoted fans who preserve their city’s history by maintaining the historic baseball diamond. But city officials don’t view their civic devotion as an act of service; they see it as trespassing. Will the grounds crew save this historic baseball site? Or will they be thrown out stealing home?
“Stranded at the Corner”: This 2006 film, directed by Gary Glaser, offers a frank exploration of the public and private maneuverings that resulted in the abandonment of one of America’s most beloved ballparks. Featuring an entertaining blend of archival footage and contemporary interviews, “Stranded at the Corner” examines Tiger Stadium’s rich history, recounts the long struggle to prevent the team from leaving the park, and takes a critical look at its state of neglect.
The Society’s Film Series features free monthly screenings of fascinating Detroit films at the Detroit Historical Museum and the Dossin Great Lakes Museum.
Upcoming films include:
November 7 and 8: “Brothers on the Line” at the Detroit Historical Museum and “Safe Ashore” at the Dossin Great Lakes Museum.
December 12 and December 13: “The Hudson’s Building” at the Detroit Historical Museum and “Borderline: The Story of 8 Mile Road” at the Dossin Great Lakes Museum.
For full details, please visit http://detroithistorical.org/things-do/lectures-films.
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 $6 at all times. Group tour pricing and information is available by calling 313.833.7979. 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,” the Gallery of Innovation, 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 detroithistorical.org.
The Dossin Great Lakes Museum is located at 100 Strand Drive on Belle Isle. Admission is free for all, all the time. Permanent exhibits include Built by the River in the John A. and Marlene L. Boll Foundation Gallery, the Miss Pepsi vintage 1950s championship hydroplane, the Gothic Room from the City of Detroit III in the Polk Family Hall, a bow anchor from the S.S. Edmund Fitzgerald, the pilothouse from the Great Lakes freighter S.S. William Clay Ford in the Wayne and Joan Webber Foundation Gallery, and one of the largest known collections of scale model ships in the world. For more information, call the Museum at 313.833.5538 or check out our website at detroithistorical.org.
CONTACT: Sarah Murphy