Midnight in Paris Review: A Sensitive, Joyful Portrait of Prom in Flint, Michigan

Midnight in Paris Review: A Sensitive, Joyful Portrait of Prom in Flint, Michigan
There’s a moment in Midnight in Paris that strikes because of its simple beauty and melancholy. The seniors of Flint Northern High School’s Class of 2012 made it! They are in the midst of the prom referenced in the film’s title, and are dancing their cares away to Kelly Rowland’s “Motivation.” While the boys bring out their best sexy moves, the girls mostly roll their eyes as they demand to be treated like the queens they are. One of them indifferently eats cotton candy as the camera pans by; she has earned this.

Of course, only one girl gets to be prom queen and the boys’ night turns out to be less eventful than they planned, but neither are the focus of Roni Moore and James Blagden’s sensitive documentary. Instead, the filmmakers capture a snapshot of the joy in a community that would soon be known for its dehumanizing water crisis.
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