44 Pages

US | Documentary | Not Rated | 92 min | English


Cinema Detroit - Theater 1 Sun, Jun 11, 2017 1:45 PM
Event Info
US Documentary
Film Section:Documentary
Film Info
Release Year:2017
Run Time (in minutes):92 minutes
Premiere Status:Michigan
Rating:Not Rated
Production Country:US
Previous Festivals:Dallas International Film Festival
Sarasota Film Festival
Cleveland International Film Festival
RiverRun International Film Festival
Cast/Crew Info
Director:Tony Shaff
Producer:Rebecca Green
Laura D. Smith


MICHIGAN PREMIERE. 44 Pages is a portrait of an American icon – the venerable Highlights magazine, family-owned since its inception in 1946. This charming documentary follows the creation of the magazine's 70th anniversary issue, from the first editorial meeting to its arrival in homes nine months later. The Highlights staff works tirelessly each month to produce a packed magazine, free of advertisements, for the world's most important people: children. Now, as they fight to stay relevant in a changing world, the editorial team grapples with technology and the expansion of the Highlights digital footprint while also addressing social issues like transgenderism, same-sex couples, and racial sensitivity. If you’ve ever received one of the billion issues of Highlights delivered worldwide, or if you believe in Fun with a Purpose®, this documentary is for you.


Producer REBECCA GREEN will be in attendance for a post-film discussion after the Sunday, June 4 and Sunday, June 11 screenings and Director TONY SHAFF will be in attendance for a post-film discussion after the Saturday, June 3 and Sunday June 4 screenings!