Sunday, January 26th from 2pm-3pm, join Iron Fish Distillery for a free screening of the film Clark Park followed by a short presentation from the filmmakers.
About the film:
Detroit is known as Hockeytown. When the city had to close many of its recreation centers in the early 1990’s the once abundant outdoor ice rinks disappeared with them. Except for one. Clark Park is the story of the Southwest Detroit community that saved a rink, helped stabilize a neighborhood, and gives inner city youth the opportunity to play the game of hockey. This short documentary with a runtime of 34 minutes is told through the perspectives of seven southwest Detroiters ranging from 12 to 87 years of age.
While indoor ice rinks are commonplace, the hard work of this Mexicantown community has resulted in the preservation of Southeastern Michigan’s only full regulation outdoor ice rink and sustained the tradition of playing hockey outside in Detroit.