Exclusive WEEKLONG DIGITAL ENGAGEMENT OF
Teens Prepare for Senior Prom in This Joyous Documentary Shot in Flint, Michigan
“A slice-of-life documentary that allows the varied and connected lives of young black people from Flint—who are usually pitied, demonized, or ignored by mainstream press because of their class and race—to loom energetically and spiritually large.”—Cassie Da Costa, The Daily Beast
“A truly great film.”—Kelli Weston, Film Comment
Beginning Friday, October 23, Midnight in Paris will receive an exclusive weeklong digital engagement via Metrograph Live Screenings. An exuberant portrait of adolescence on the verge of adulthood, Midnight in Paris follows a small group of teenagers in Flint, Michigan, during the lead-up to their senior prom—an event that has transcended the typical black-tie affair and become a rare communal opportunity to celebrate the achievements of its youth. The film looks at the significance of the dance in the lives of Flint’s youth, the preparation and effort involved in participating, and the precarious juncture between expectation and reality. The students’ humor, style, and love, are seen in stark contrast to what the former automotive boom-town is more typically and tragically known for, beyond its city limits.
Screener is available for consideration, as well as press access to Metrograph Live Screenings. Please contact Michael Lieberman if interested - [email protected].
ABOUT METROGRAPH DIGITAL:
Metrograph Digital, long in the works, will continue and expand long after the theatrical film experience returns. In the coming weeks and months, an expansion of digital initiatives will include ticketed extended engagements on demand (TVOD), as well as expanded editorial coverage and exclusive original video work available exclusively to members.
“The digital strategy of Metrograph will be to roll out new components through 2020 and beyond,” said Metrograph CEO Christian Grass. “Our goal is to present all the facets of the Metrograph experience—from our distinct film programming, editorial coverage, and original video material—to create a compelling, essential home for anyone who is passionate about movies.”