Showing posts with label DETROIT FILM. Show all posts
Showing posts with label DETROIT FILM. Show all posts




Some of you may remember when I set out to make my album Ain't No Mountain High Enough: Tribute to Hitsville, back in 2012, I made my very first trip to Hitsville Studio A! And that's where this journey of exploring Detroit's incredible history began.

Over the past 5 years, I have met some of the most amazing people who are all driven by a common mission, to bring back the new Detroit and with it to rebuild the American Dream. I will introduce them to you over the next several weeks and share with you our collective journey -- in cinemas on MAY 15!

I could only capture a window into all that is going on in the new city of Detroit but I hope you get a chance to visit yourself! And most importantly, I hope you get inspired by this film to create your own American Dream wherever you may live.

Here's a private link for you to pre-order tickets to the world premiere of AMERICAN DREAM: DETROIT, in a theater near you on MAY 15 ONLY!

Much Love, MB



Sun, Jun 5 7:00 PM

Detroit Film Theatre

Sun, Jun 12 7:00 PM Ann Arbor

Michigan Theater - Auditorium

There’s a reason why many consider Iggy Pop the godfather of punk – every single punk band of the past and present has either knowingly or unknowingly borrowed a thing or two from Pop and his late ’60-early ’70 band, the Stooges. Iggy Pop, an outstanding artist known for his outrageous and unpredictable stage antics, sings at the Baloise Session in Basel, Switzerland, where he was honored with a 2015 Lifetime Achievement Award.

This fantastic performance features many of Iggy Pop’s top hits, including I Wanna be Your Dog, The Passenger, Lust for Life and many more. Advance tickets and festival passes are available at the Cinetopia Film Festival website. - See more RETROKIMMER.COM



Ron Perry in Ann Arbor (my photo)

Guess who came out to Ann Arbor last week to show me his completed footage for his DETROIT ROCKS documentary...that's right... my pal Ron Perry! Everybody but everybody is in this film!

What dedication Ron Perry has to devote so much time and energy to bring this Detroit Rock history to the world! I have seen many other rock docs about Detroit but this one is light years better and more in depth!

Ron brought 2 hours of edited film for me to see featuring  early Doo Wop groups, Detroit's first rock star Jack Scott, Nolan Strong (Mind Over Matter), the Larados, then gets rocking with Mitch Ryder/Detroit Wheels. Next up was The Rationals, some excellent history of the Grande Ballroom that the fans will love. He has a tight section on The MC5. I just loved it... I am in it a couple of times talking about Scott Morgan's fainting fans and my only trip at age 15 to the Grande in 1971!

Ron's film has  FABULOUS new footage and images which I had never seen of MITCH RYDER AND THE DETROIT WHEELS. It was so GREAT!. That band was my very first musical obsession and I adore them to this day...

The Rationals got the star treatment they have always deserved in this movie too! Can't wait for their fans to see this!!

The MC5 section focuses on their MUSIC and has great images...MC5's monster drummer, Dennis Thompson will love this and he is one of the film's narrators...

Dennis Thompson's Interview 

I loved what I have seen so far and the fans will not be disappointed with this Detroit Rocks Documentary! Great work Ron and Nick!! All of our favorite Detroit Rock friends are in this!



Cinetopia’s “Cinema Circus” events bring free outdoor film screenings to Detroit area neighborhoods

Free performances and family friendly films

Detroit, MI – The fourth Cinetopia International Film Festival officially starts on Friday, but the first in the festival’s free outdoor Cinema Circus events takes place tonight at New Center Park, kicking off their Wednesday Night Film Series.

Starting at 8 PM with a performance by Detroit Flyhouse circus performers, the evening continues with a screening of the comedy “Detroit Unleaded,” with the film’s director Rola Nashef in attendance to discuss the film and answer questions from the audience.

Bring your own chairs and blankets to enjoy a free night of entertainment under the stars. New Center Park is located at the southwest corner of Second Ave. and West Grand Blvd, across from the Fisher Building.

The next in the Cinema Circus series are:

Tuesday, June 9: the beautiful documentary “Koyaanisqatsi” at Hyperion Coffee Company in Ypsilanti;

Wednesday, June 10: a Michael Jackson Sing-along at Campus Martius Park, 800 Woodward Ave., Detroit;

Friday, June 12: biopic “Selena” at the Ford Resource and Engagement Center at 2826 Bagley Ave., Detroit;

Saturday, July 18: the classic “Wizard of Oz” at the Ford Resource and Engagement Center at 2826 Bagley Ave., Detroit;

Saturday, August 15 : the family comedy “Sandlot” at Balduck Park, on Detroit’s East Side at Canyon Rd. between Chandler Park Drive and E. Warren Ave. (in partnership with the Friends of the Alger Theatre’s annual “Film on the Hill” event)

Saturday, August 22: Dr. Suess’s animated story “Horton Hears a Who” at the Ford Resource and Engagement Center at 2826 Bagley Ave., Detroit;

All events begin at 8 PM with live performances prior to the film. For a full listing of Cinema Circus events, visit

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