March 18 – 29
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Run Time: 65 minutes
People in the Rust Belt are thick-skinned. After years of being mocked as a dried-up region with nothing left to offer America, its cities are now rising from the ashes of the past, looking ahead to their role in the future of the country. RED, WHITE AND BLUEPRINTS examines how cities like Buffalo, Cleveland, Pittsburgh, St. Louis, and Detroit have reinvented themselves and how they've partnered together to do it. Instead of competing, they're sharing ideas, working for a cause bigger than their own city limits. This new energy comes from an abundance of vibrant young adults whose hometown pride has motivated them to make a difference. They take every opportunity to tout their city's vast assets. The film highlights various initiatives, individuals, and businesses that are contributing to the revitalization. RED, WHITE AND BLUEPRINTS is proof of the Rust Belt's incredible resiliency. With all the innovation and ingenuity this documentary spotlights, the region's best days may still be ahead. – E.F.
Jack Storey, Brian Friedman, Kris Schrader, Rick Stockburger, Van Manson II
Van Manson II, Kris Schrader
Jon Mancinetti, Reginald Carter
Jack Storey was born in 1982 and resides in Cleveland, Ohio. He received a B.S. in Film and a M.S. in Entertainment Business from Full Sail University. In 2010 he started Saving Cities, a community development organization that focuses on revitalizing the Rust Belt.
RED, WHITE AND BLUEPRINTS: A RUST BELT DOCUMENTARY(2013)
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