A CITY FOR ALL: A free screening of the New Urbanism Film Festival

Non-Profit Partners announce national film festival date at the Muskegon Museum of Art

 

DOWNTOWN MUSKEGON – Join neighbors, friends, and family for a viewing of award-winning films as part of the New Urbanism Film Festival. The event will kick off at 5:00 pm with an outdoor hot dog dinner and engagement activity, and will be closely followed by the film screening in the Muskegon Museum of Art starting at 5:30. From 5:30-8:00 pm attendees will view a series of films and hear from Muskegon-area community members who will share perspectives about issues of housing, beautification, and hope for their city.

 

The films, which highlight diverse experiences across North America through authentic, timely storytelling, range from two (2) to sixty (60) minutes in length. From the poetic confession of Urban Lament (2017), to the hard-hitting stories of displacement in the feature film, Priced Out (2017), the films tackle issues that are increasingly relevant to Muskegon residents such as gentrification, business development, and land use.

 

Both national and local conversations set a backdrop for A City For All. Discriminatory zoning practices, municipalities that are in the midst of housing crises, rising rents that displace people, and conversations about the need for racial and gender equity in public spaces are high-stakes issues that require local attention, especially considering current context and deep-rooted history. In fact, A City For All coordinators intend to host future follow-up events so that conversations about the relationship between city design and people is ongoing.

 

A City for All is a free event open to all community members to attend. RSVP, learn more about the event, and see a full list of films by searching for A City for All: New Urbanism Film Festival on Facebook. Join us on June 18th, 2019 from 5:00-8:00 pm at the Muskegon Museum of Art, 296 W Webster Ave, Muskegon, MI 49440. Parking is free and onsite, the event is open to persons of all ages, films are in English and will not be subtitled.

 

A City For All ’s screening of New Urbanism Film Festival is a collaborative project championed by Community enCompass with partner organizations including Muskegon Museum of Art, Dwelling Place, City of Muskegon Planning Department, Muskegon County Community Foundation, and Downtown Muskegon Business Improvement District.