UMS Hill Auditorium Documentary

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Feature Documentary

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A Space for Music, A Seat for Everyone:
100 Years of UMS Performances in Hill Auditorium

Winner “Best Historical Documentary” Michigan EMMY Award!

One of the most celebrated venues in the United States, Hill Auditorium, located on the campus of the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor, opened on May 14, 1913.

Designed by the renowned architect Albert Kahn and boasting one of the world’s finest acoustical designs, Hill Auditorium has been a true cultural incubator for the arts community in southeast Michigan for the past 100 years. With a rich history of performances by the world’s top artists, Hill Auditorium is a shining example of how investment in the arts cultivates a vibrant, engaged community.

In many ways, Hill Auditorium is more than a gathering place for music enthusiasts; it has been the beating heart of civic life in Ann Arbor for a century and has created a self-perpetuating reputation for attracting top talent to the venue, the university, and the city itself. Through concert recordings, news articles, and anecdotal interviews, A Space for Music, A Seat for Everyone: 100 Years of UMS Performances in Hill Auditorium provides historical context for the auditorium’s role as UMS’s primary concert venue and highlights its evolving community function.

Length and format: 57 minutes, widescreen, HD.


Festivals Appearances

NYC Independent Film Festival
October 19, 2013, New York, NY

Made-in-Michigan Film Festival
October 19, 2013, Frankfurt, MI
Winner! Best Documentary Feature

Uptown Film Festival
November 7, 2013, Birmingham, MI

East Lansing Film Festival
November 10, 2013, East Lansing, MI – Lake MI Film Competition
Winner! Best Documentary


Executive Producers
UMS, & MLive Media Group, Detroit Public Television

Producer, Director, Editor and Writer
Sophia Kruz

Anna Prushinskaya, Truly Render

Pamela Lewis

Supervising Sound Editor
Rishi Daftuar

Original Score
Howard White

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