British Council Russia together with Dewar’s Powerhouse studio presents a series of weekly screenings of contemporary British cinema. This project will launch on 5 March with Julien Temple’s film, Requiem for Detroit.
This film evokes an apocalyptic vision. Once America’s fourth largest city, Detroit was built by the car for the car, and with the first freeways, suburbs, and shopping centres, it embodied the American dream.
Now it’s a dystopic city. Greenery grows through ruined office blocks and car plants. Crime and arson are rife. But there’s hope. Streets are being turned into art. Farming is returning to the city. Is this the future for post-industrial cities?
These screenings are part of the UK — Russia Year of Culture 2014 programme.
The film will be screened in English without subtitles. Entrance is free.