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By John Galt
Famed buffoon-entrepreneur Johnny Knoxville, best known for his starring role in the MTV series Jackass recently released a surprisingly interesting look at the Motor City. The film, entitled Detroit Lives is an honest yet hopeful look at the struggling rebirth of Michigan’s best known city. Beyond the images of blight akin to a post-zombie-apocalypse wasteland, the film tries to look past the abandonment and explore the opportunities of a community that is actively re-defining itself. While the film has a certain “it’s not as bad as you think” message, I think it does a good job of demonstrating how a community can survive and in a small way even thrive in what from the outside looks unlivable. Prepare the quote book, because I am once again about to say something I never thought I would: “That Johnny Knoxville movie was really a work of art.” Check out an excerpt below.