“Demolition Dreaming” DVD Release at Eat My Words
March 23 @ 7:00 pm
Minneapolis animator John Akre is releasing DVDs of his animated feature, “Demolition Dreaming” at Eat My Words Bookstore, 214 13th Ave NE, Saturday, March 23, 7 pm. He will present a slide show of images and video from the film and photographs and ideas that inspired it. The film is a fictional family story set in the Minneapolis Gateway District.
The Gateway District was a Minneapolis neighborhood near downtown that was completely demolished in the late 1950s and early 1960s as part of the city’s urban renewal program. That lost part of the city inspired Akre to create an animated feature film with a score by Dreamland Faces and narration by Jill Underwood. DVDs of the film will be for sale at the event.
“Demolition Dreaming,” begins and ends at the site of the Quarry Shopping Center in Northeast Minneapolis. The movie tells the story of a sign-painter and his family. They run a residence hotel, in which some other characters of the Gateway live.