Plot & Details
Filmmaker Chad Freidrichs attempts to dispel the myths surrounding St. Louis' Pruitt-Igoe housing project by examining the rise and fall of the once-promising development within a historical context. Constructed in 1956, Pruitt-Igoe offered people who once lived in poverty the change to enjoy modern living in a convenient urban setting. But by the late 1960s Pruitt-Igoe was overrun with crime, and the following decade it was demolished. As a result, Pruitt-Igoe is often cited as an example of both failed Modern Architecture and public planning. By looking a bit deeper and examining the circumstances surrounding the fall of Pruitt-Igoe, however, Freidrichs posits that those who perpetuate these arguments may be missing some crucial components of the big picture.
- MPAA Rating: Not Rated
- Genre(s): Documentary,Epic and Historical,Special Interest
- Run Time: 79min.
- Theatrical Release Date: 01/20/2012
- DVD Release Date: 05/15/2012
- Distributor(s): First Run Features
- Director(s): Chad Freidrichs
- Starring: Jason Henry , Sylvester Brown , Robert Fishman , Joseph Heathcott , Brian King
- Keywords: housing, urban
- Country of Origin: USA - Limited (01-20-2011)