‘Detroit Musical Movie’ premieres with satirical history of city

The preview for “The Detroit Musical Movie” is laced with the sort of inside jokes that unite those who considers by themselves Detroiters (regardless of whether they basically reside in just the town limitations).

Like this 1: “Why is it so bumpy?,” asks a colonial-era woman about a bizarre new dessert. “I do not know,” suggests the man with her. “It’s a bumpy cake.”

Or this: “They’re closing down the streetcar line we just take to work,” complains a Entire world War II-era Rosie the Riveter. “We’re the Motor Town!,” replies her manufacturing unit colleague. “We’re going to have the greatest bus system in the planet!”

Ba-dum-bum! And that is not even mentioning the element about the Detroit Lions remaining cursed for the ages.

A collaborative job involving 18 impartial filmmakers, 12 music, two authors and just one venerable neighborhood comedy establishment, “The Detroit Musical Movie” debuts this weekend with 3 screenings at Hamtramck’s Earth Ant Theatre.