"Burn," The Award-Winning Documentary On The DFD, Will Premiere Sept. 28
"Burn," the documentary about Detroit firefighters, is having its Motor City premiere on Sept. 28 at the Fillmore Detroit.
The screening will be presented by the Detroit Free Press and will include a question-and-answer session with "Burn" filmmakers Tom Putnam and Detroit native Brenna Sanchez as well as firefighters from the movie, hosted by Detroit Free Press editorial page editor Stephen Henderson. Tickets for the premiere go on sale at 10 a.m. Sunday.
"Burn" follows the lives of the city's firefighters and tells the story of the challenges they face in an arson-plagued, budget-beleaguered city, using cutting-edge techniques like helmet cans to convey the dangers that are a regular part of their job.
The documentary won an audience award at the Tribeca Film Festival in April. It also drew raves when it was shown in July to patrons of the Traverse City Film Festival.
And "Burn" so impressed "Resce Me" star Denis Leary — who played a New York firefighter on the FX show — that he came on board as an executive producer.