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284. Up From the Bottoms: The Search for the American Dream

October 18, 2011

I am huge history nut and since I am not originally from the area; I don’t have the life time historical education of the area and I soak up the local history whenever I can. When my wife told me about her coworker Rod’s film, I was very excited to see it and very pleased I saw it. We went and saw Up From The Bottoms couple of years ago when it premiered. The Schaub brothers have done a fantastic job telling the story of the migration of African Americans from the south to the north and the struggles of life in the Muskegon area. The film is narrated by Cicely Tyson guiding the movie through the touching, thoughtful, and often funny stories as told by fifteen residents of Muskegon, Michigan.

If you are from the Muskegon area you should see this film. If you are not from the area you should still see this film!! To me one of the most fascinating things of the movie is to see how the area has changed. Take time out, have a good time, and see this film!!

Side note I know the Schaub brothers worked on the biopic of Cicely Tyson this past summer. I will keep you posted on the realse of that film.

Howmet Playhouse presents a film documentary by local filmmakers Jim and Rob Schaub, “Up From the Bottoms: The Search for the American Dream”.

When: October 22nd at 7:00pm.

Cost: This film is free and open to the public.

For more information, call 231-894-4048, visit: or

Location: Howmet Theater is located at 304 S. Mears Ave. in Whitehall.

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