I saw the premier of this film at The Gem a couple months ago... but here it is for those who missed it.
Gary Glaser, director Alan Contino, editor
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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
June 15, 2006
Powerful new Tiger Stadium documentary examines "˜demolition by neglect'
DEARBORN, Mich. "” Emmy Award-winning filmmaker Gary Glaser's latest documentary, Stranded at the Corner, will be shown Friday, June 23 and Saturday, June 24, at Adray Auditorium on the campus of Henry Ford Community College.
Stranded explores Detroit's historic Tiger Stadium and its uncertain future at the corner of Michigan and Trumbull. The storied ballpark, which has sat mostly vacant and unused since 1999, opened in 1912, just days after the sinking of the Titanic.
After nearly seven years, the City of Detroit has yet to announce a decision regarding the future of this national historic landmark. But Mayor Kwame Kilpatrick is expected to do so on June 23.
The movie deftly examines The Corner's storied past and tries to answer the burning questions about Tiger Stadium's current predicament.
Stranded features stunning historic footage of the ballpark, as well as insightful interviews with Mickey Briggs, Maryann Mahaffey, Willie Horton, Bill Haase, Peter Riley, Frank Rashid, Scott Martin, Bill Dow, and Harry Glanz, plus some great "comic relief pitching" from Thom Sharp.
Detroit Tigers owner Mike Ilitch declined to be interviewed for the film, as did Detroit director of Planning and Development George Jackson.
Lovers of baseball and history will surely find the movie informative, thought-provoking, and entertaining.
Come see for yourself what caused one of America's great cathedrals to be abandoned ... and stranded at "The Corner" of Michigan and Trumbull.
Doors for both shows open at 7 p.m., and the movie starts promptly at 8 p.m.
Tickets are just $7.50 at the door, and only $6 online.
Seniors and students pay just $6 either way.
Cash refreshments will be available, and director Gary Glaser will be on-hand to sign DVDs before and after each screening.
Adray Auditorium a 400-seat proscenium theater with festival seating located on the campus of Henry Ford Community College on Evergreen, just south of Ford Road in Dearborn.
For directions to the auditorium, click here.
And for a sneak preview of the documentary, click here.
BUY YOUR TICKETS ONLINE AND SAVE:www.strandedatthecorner.comwww.glaserproductions.com
For more information, call 313-845-6475.