November 9 – The Pruitt-Igoe Myth (Chad Freidrichs, 2011, USA) and selected shorts
The Pruitt-Igoe Myth tells the story of the transformation of the American city in the decades after World War II, through the lens of the infamous Pruitt-Igoe housing development and the St. Louis residents who called it home. At the film’s historical center is an analysis of the massive impact of the national urban renewal program of the 1950s and 1960s, which prompted the process of mass suburbanization and emptied American cities of their residents, businesses, and industries.
The film will be introduced by Conrad Kickert, Assistant Professor of Urban Design, DAAP, UC.
Shorts programmed by Sayak Shome (UC) and Jing Xie (UC) include:
A City Within a City – Cylixe (2013) 18 minutes
A plea for modernism - Evan Mather (2011) 12 minutes
Sponsored by the UC Center for Film and Media Studies, the UC School of Planning, and the Mini Microcinema.
UC Center for Film and Media Studies at the Mini programming partnership
The UC Center for Film and Media Studies has arranged to provide programming throughout the academic year at the Mini Microcinema. All films and events will be free and open to the public. Faculty and students will be curating film selections. We also hope to bring visiting filmmakers to the Mini for post screening Q&As and workshops.