Thursday, March 8, 2012

Uptown Film Festival rolls out the red carpet for world premiere of ‘Brothers On The Line’

If you’ve driven along Interstate 696, chances are you’ve seen the signs paying homage to the family name. History books talk about the Reuther brothers who spearheaded the UAW’s transformation of the nation’s social, economic, and political landscape. But who really knows Walter, Roy and Victor?

Filmmaker and Detroit native Sasha Reuther knows the story of his grandfather Victor and uncles and he’s telling it tonight.

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New York City director and Detroit native Sasha Reuther at right, working on his documentary, "Brothers On The Line." The new film about Walter, Roy and Victor Reuther (Sasha's grandfather) will make its debut at 8 p.m., March 8 at the 2nd Annual Uptown Film Festival in Birmingham. The documentary features rare interviews and never-before-seen archival footage from the UAW archives.

Celebrate the Detroit premieres at UFF
The Uptown Film Festival (UFF) is an annual celebration recognizing Michigan's film industry. More than 100 films were submitted by Michigan filmmakers and of those, 61 were selected as Michigan Film Award nominees.
The selections to be screened throughout the course of the three-day film event, through March 10 are as follows:

March 8
Birmingham 8
211 S. Old Woodward Ave., Birmingham
7 p.m.: Michigan Filmmakers Reception
8 p.m.: Brothers On the Line (world premiere)
8 p.m.: Preemie
8:30 p.m.: Dirty Energy (Michigan premiere)
10:30 p.m.: Michigan Filmmakers After Glow Party at South Bar (210 South Woodward Ave.)

March 9
Birmingham 8
6:30 p.m.: Filmmakers Reception
7:30 p.m.: Domestic and international shorts and experimental films:
  • Cabby
  • Easy Snappin
  • Time Freak
  • The Disarticulation of Sarah Fisher
  • Tea for Two
  • Year, Make and Model
  • Pennipotens
  • Mirages
8 p.m.: D-Force (Detroit premiere)
8:30 p.m.: Restitution (Detroit premiere)
8:30 p.m.: Blood on Canvas
9:30 p.m.: Slave

Palladium 12
250 North Old Woodward Ave., Birmingham
10 a.m.: Michigan Film Office Advisory Council Meeting (Nain Rouge Screening)
7 p.m.: VIP Charity Gala
8 p.m.: Detroit Music Awards Video Nominations
9 p.m.: Machine Gun Preacher
11:30 p.m.: VIP AfterGlow Party at What Crepe (172 North Old Woodward Ave.)

March 10
Birmingham 8
11 a.m.: Otelo Burning
11 a.m.: Detroit Winter (world premiere)
11 a.m.: Michigan Film Awards (MFA)-nominated shorts program "Funny and Clever"
  • Heart Shaped Man
  • Springfield and Sausage
  • Killing Kevin
  • Menage Detroit
  • The Paper Man
  • Neurotica
  • One Door Closes
  • Donald
  • Holy Car
  • Deadline: Medium Rare
  • Sobriety Test
  • Pucker
11:15 a.m.: Somewhere West (Metro Detroit premiere)
12:30 p.m.: MFA-nominated short documentaries
  • 14 Days with Alzheimer's
  • Birmingham Public Schools Millage Renewal
  • Strong from Detroit
  • New York Accent
  • Time Dances On
12:45 p.m.: Dear Chelsey
1:30 p.m.: Mooz-lum
1:30 p.m.: MFA-nominated shorts program "Dramatic and Exciting"
  • Appleville
  • I Wish
  • The Girl with Blue Eyes
  • Promises! Promises!
  • Lifeless
  • Disappear Here
  • Collusion
3:45 p.m.: Mary's Buttons
2:45 p.m.: Alleged
3 p.m.: On the Bridge
4 p.m.: MFA-nominated shorts program "Artful, Dark and Edgy"
  • The Olympian
  • American Terrorist
  • Antonio
  • Dirt
  • Slow Burn
  • Patient Spider
  • Abandon
4:30 p.m.: everydayPeople
4:45 p.m.: In Your Hands
Palladium 12
10 a.m.: Panel: Filming in Michigan, Trends and Updates
11 a.m.: Panel: Camera Solutions and Work Flow for the Independent Filmmaker
11:30 a.m.: Michigan's Interactive Gaming Industry: The New Frontier
2 p.m.: Bully
4 p.m.: Panel: Anti-bullying discussion featuring students, teachers and parents
6 p.m.: Michigan Film Awards Reception
7 p.m.: MFA-nominated top five shorts
  • Bright
  • Camp Chapel
  • Down to Sleep
  • The Dream Collector
  • Nain Rouge
7:30 p.m.: Detroit Music Awards top 5 video nominations
7:30 p.m.: Salvation Boulevard
9:30 p.m.: Michigan Film Awards
10 p.m.: Michigan Film Awards Afterglow Party

For show times and updates visit Uptown Film Festival

Wherever there's a scuffle for justice I want to be part of that struggle. This country is my country too, sir. I am not a second-class citizen and I will not act like one -- Walter Reuther 

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