DETROIT– The Detroit Historical Society’s October film series explores some infamous Detroit history with two exciting features on the city’s criminal underworld. Watch “Detroit Mob Confidential” at 3 p.m. on Saturday, October 8 and Sunday October 9 at the Detroit Historical Museum and “Killing Jimmy Hoffa” at 1 p.m. on Saturday, October 8 at the Dossin Great Lakes Museum. As always, admission to the films and museums is FREE!
More about the films:
· “Detroit Mob Confidential”: Back by popular demand! Detroit’s La Cosa Nostra faction is the most successful crime family in American history. “Detroit Mob Confidential” covers an entire century of mafia activity, from bootlegging to murder, from gambling to Jimmy Hoffa. Packed with interviews from current and former FBI agents, federal prosecutors, and mob associates, as well as hundreds of never before seen photos straight from the FBI files and the private family collection of Don Joe Zerilli, this film will astound you. Shown at the Detroit Historical Museum. Running time: 85 minutes.
· “Killing Jimmy Hoffa”: Jimmy Hoffa’s disappearance and probable murder is one of the great crimes of the century. Despite a massive federal investigation spanning four decades and hundreds of suspects, only the general contours of the crime are known. In the American mythology, Hoffa is both hero and villain—a self-made man who ran the nation’s largest union and so beloved by the rank and file Teamsters he represented that they supported him as union president while he was under indictment and even in prison. Shown at the Dossin Great Lakes Museum. Running time: 60 minutes.
The Society’s Film Series features free monthly screenings of fascinating Detroit films at the Detroit Historical Museum and the Dossin Great Lakes Museum. Join us next month for:
· Detroit: Remember When, Made in the Motor City at the Detroit Historical Museum on November 12 and 13
· Please note that there will be no Film Series screening at the Dossin next month due to other programming.
See the full list of upcoming films and learn more at http://detroithistorical.org/things-do/lectures-films
The Detroit Historical Museum, located at 5401 Woodward Ave. (NW corner of Kirby) in Midtown Detroit, is open to the public Tuesday through Friday from 9:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. and Saturday and Sunday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Admission is free for all, all the time. Parking in the Museum’s lot is $7 at all times. Group tour pricing and information is available by calling 313.833.7979. Permanent exhibits include the famous Streets of Old Detroit, theAllesee Gallery of Culture, Kid Rock Music Lab, Doorway to Freedom: Detroit and the Underground Railroad,Detroit: The “Arsenal of Democracy,” the Gallery of Innovation, Frontiers to Factories, America’s Motor City, andThe Glancy Trains. For more information, call the Museum at 313.833.1805 or check out our website atdetroithistorical.org.
The Dossin Great Lakes Museum is located at 100 Strand Drive on Belle Isle. Admission is free for all, all the time. Permanent exhibits include Built by the River in the John A. and Marlene L. Boll Foundation Gallery, theMiss Pepsi vintage 1950s championship hydroplane, the Gothic Room from the City of Detroit III in the Polk Family Hall, a bow anchor from the S.S. Edmund Fitzgerald, the pilothouse from the Great Lakes freighter S.S. William Clay Ford in the Wayne and Joan Webber Foundation Gallery, and one of the largest known collections of scale model ships in the world. For more information, call the Museum at 313.833.5538 or check out our website atdetroithistorical.org.