When A Michael Bolton Loves Detroit, He Makes A Movie

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Grammy award-winning singer Michael Bolton has made a new documentary film that is all about showering Detroit with love.

“American Dream: Detroit” will screen in theaters May 15th as a special one-time event. The former be-mulleted balladeer and current humanitarian activist  traces the film to visiting the city for his 2013 album of Motown covers.

He describes the film to People Magazine as a “long overdue love letter to Detroit.”

Says Bolton, “For about five years, we started following people and places and witnessing the determination of the city as a whole — made up of diverse, amazing individuals from all walks of life — to create opportunity out of challenge, to make art from its scars.”

It honors Detroit’s legacy and examines a new generation of entrepreneurs and artists who are building a new city.

The film includes appearances by local music luminaries like Aretha Franklin … Smokey Robinson … and Alice Cooper, plus famous natives like Francis Ford Coppola and John Varvatos. Bolton showed excerpts of the film in 2015 at a red-carpet screening at the Fox Theater.

Tickets for the screening go on sale April 13th, with locations to be announced at a later date.

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