February 11, 2012
Q&A with DEFORCE director Daniel Falconer


DEFORCE is a dense and provocative look at the city of Detroit, the corruption it’s endured and the resilient people who choose to call it home. Here’s a Q&A with director Daniel Falconer.


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January 24, 2012
Center Stage: DEFORCE

The present state of the American economy, housing market and unemployment rate make Deforce a hard-hitting and relevant documentary.  Its detailing of Detroit’s collapse is chilling just as it is cogent.  It will leave you ruminating on the hope of your future.

There are many divided cities in these United States of America.Divided by geography, divided by economics, and divided by a political history that most are afraid to acknowledge.

It is not easy to explain to children why the US government once subsidized housing on the basis of race.  It is not easy to explain why this country locks up so many people. Or why sentences for non-violent drug offenders would ever exceed those of violent criminals. 

More difficult than explaining these issues to our children - or ourselves - is confronting the ugly fact that our country has neverresolved these problems. DEFORCE is a chronicle of one city’s long struggle with political oppression.  

Once the engine of America, Detroit remains a proud city - rich with local triumphs and individual achievements, but known best for its overwhelming quality of life challenges.  This film reveals that these present challenges are indeed forged of the past. If nothing changes in our cities, they will shape this country’s future in ways that benefit no one.

Daniel Falconer

Daniel Falconer Born in Detroit, raised in Oakland County’s working class, Daniel Falconer studied film at NYU’s Tisch School of the Arts. Having crewed and served as Contributing Writer on several independent films, Daniel made his directorial debut with the short, On My Own (2009) which he also wrote, edited, and co-produced. In addition to producing & directing DEFORCE, Daniel oversaw the production’s research and script development. DEFORCE is his first feature-length effort, and first venture into non-fiction.

http://www.deforcemovie.com

Screening Time: Friday, February 17th @ 4:30pm

For more information visit www.Actnowproduction.org

January 24, 2012

DEFORCE trailer.  Playing at Bam Rose Cinemas on Friday February 17th at 4:30pm.


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