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Beauty and Ruin
Detroit, a once prosperous city, is going bankrupt and the appointed emergency manager, Kevyn Orr, is plundering the city’s assets in search of cash to pay off Detroit’s creditors. One of the most valuable assets in the city is the Detroit Institute of Art (DIA), which houses one of the country’s richest collections, including masterpieces by Van Gogh, Titian and Brueghel. Canadian director Marc de Guerre chronicles the story of the bankruptcy and the fight over the artwork as Detroit goes into receivership. What will be the consequences? How will this affect its citizens, its art, culture and health care? This documentary artfully explores the story of the once powerful American city now on the verge of financial ruin.
Waiting on Hot Docs, Toronto, Canada
True/​False, Columbia, United-States
Tribeca Film Festival, United-States

Last update in March 2017
Director Marc De Guerre
Author Sally Blake, Marc De Guerre
Production Jeannette Loakman, Subject Chaser Films Inc., Sally Blake, Films A Cinq
Editing Sally Blake
Cinematography Alan Poon
Distribution Subject Chaser Films Inc.
Music Tal Zana, Rose Bolton

Production

Marc De Guerre

Marc De Guerre