The Pruitt-Igoe Myth

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Theatrical Performance
Domestic Box Office $44,883Details
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Synopsis

It began as a housing marvel. Built in 1956, Pruitt-Igoe was heralded as the model public housing project of the future, "the poor man's penthouse." Two decades later, it ended in rubble - its razing an iconic event that the architectural theorist Charles Jencks famously called "the death of modernism." The footage and images of its implosion have helped to perpetuate a myth of failure, a failure that has been used to critique Modernist architecture, attack public assistance programs, and stigmatize public housing residents. THE PRUITT-IGOE MYTH seeks to set the historical record straight. To examine the interests involved in Pruitt-Igoe's creation. To re-evaluate the rumors and the stigma. To implode the myth

Metrics

Rotten Tomatoes
Critics
89% - Fresh
Audience
81% - Upright

Movie Details

Theatrical Release: January 20th, 2012 (Limited) by First Run Features
Video Release: May 15th, 2012 by First Run Home
Keywords: Political, Bigotry, Discrimination, Poverty, African-American
Source:Based on Real Life Events
Genre:Documentary
Production Method:Live Action
Creative Type:Factual
Production Companies: Unicorn Stencil, Missouri History Museum

Cast

Jason Henry    Narrator
Sylvester Brown    Himself
Robert Fishman    Himself
Joseph Heathcott    Himself
Brian King    Himself
Joyce Lander    Herself
Ruby Russell    Herself
Valerie Sills    Herself
Jacquelyn Williams    Herself

Production and Technical Credits

Director    Chad Freidrichs
Producer    Chad Freidrichs
Producer    Jaime Freidrichs
Producer    Paul Fehler
Producer    Brian Woodman
Screenwriter    Chad Freidrichs
Screenwriter    Jaime Freidrichs
Composer    Benjamin Balcom

Daily Box Office Performance

Weekend Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossDays
2012/01/20 73 $4,721   1 $4,721   $4,721 3
2012/01/27 67 $7,153 +52% 1 $7,153   $17,567 10
2012/02/03 68 $5,069 -29% 1 $5,069   $26,806 17
2012/02/10 94 $851 -83% 2 $426   $32,115 24
2012/03/02 110 $141   1 $141   $32,482 45
2012/03/09 95 $2,472 +1,653% 1 $2,472   $34,954 52
2012/03/16 103 $715 -71% 1 $715   $38,795 59
2012/04/06 90 $1,598   2 $799   $41,145 80
2012/04/13 108 $108 -93% 1 $108   $42,405 87
2012/04/20 108 $294 +172% 1 $294   $42,764 94
2012/04/27 99 $1,919 +553% 5 $384   $44,683 101

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