Midnight in Paris. 2019. USA. Directed by Roni Moore, James Blagden. 75 min.
“In the week leading up to prom seniors at Flint Northern High School chatter about their plans and get ready for the big night. The woebegone school band provides the soundtrack, the cast is full of cheeky characters, and the filmmakers spend far more time outside of school than in. On prom day, some students’ procrastination causes other ones to break down, and after the spirited prom night, during an after-party, the ghost of proms past makes a humorous appearance. Shot in 2012, two years before the water crisis, this charming and festive film is by filmmakers James Blagden and Roni Moore, whose sister attended Flint Northern. Their film is both a corrective of the media narrative of life in Flint and also a delightful romp through halcyon days. It will simultaneously make you nostalgic for high school and be thankful that those days are over” (2019 True/False Film Festival Program Notes).