We recently added The Pruitt-Igoe Myth to the DBRL collection. The film played at the 2011 True False Film Fest and currently has a rating of 89% from critics at Rotten Tomatoes. The film is directed by local filmmaker Chad Freidrichs who also co-directed Jandek on Corwood. Here’s a synopsis from our catalog:
Destroyed in a dramatic and highly publicized implosion, the Pruitt-Igoe public housing complex has become a widespread symbol of failure among architects, politicians and policy makers. The Pruitt-Igoe Myth explores the social, economic and legislative issues that led to the decline of conventional public housing in America, and the city centers in which the projects resided, while tracing personal and poignant narratives of those who lived in them.