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Running time: 83 minutes
Director: Chad Freidrichs
Written by: Chad Freidrichs, Jaime Freidrichs
Producers: Chad Freidrichs, Jaime Freidrichs, Brian Woodman, Paul Fehler
Original Score by: Benjamin Balcom
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American Historical Association:
2011 John E. O'Connor Film Award
"Recognizing outstanding interpretations of history through the medium of film or video."
Organization of American Historians:
2012 Erik Barnouw Award
"For outstanding programming on television, or in documentary film, dealing with American History."
International Documentary Association:
2012 ABCNews VideoSource Award
"For best use of archival footage in a documentary produced for television or film."
Variety review by Robert Koehler
New Yorker review by Michael Sragow
New York Times "Art & Design" section; by Michael Kimmelman
indieWIRE review by Eric Kohn
AMC FilmCritic.com review by Chris Barsanti
PopMatters review by Cynthia Fuchs
Icon review by Tim Maly
February 22, 2011 Press release announcing True/False Film Festival [PDF]
February 16, 2011 Missouri History Museum press release announcing St. Louis screening, April 9th [PDF, HTML]
January 12, 2011 Press release announcing Oxford and Big Sky Film Festivals [PDF]
Images and Stills
The following images are available in two sizes; "Large" images are around 1500px, and 350kB, "Very Large" images are around 3000px and 1200kB. All images are available at higher resolution TIFFs if needed, email us if you require them.
"The Pruitt-Igoe Myth" Movie Poster [Thumb – Large – Very Large – PDF]
Iconic P-I Implosion Photograph [Thumb]
Aerial View of Pruitt-Igoe [Thumb – Large – Very Large]
Half-Demolished Building [Thumb – Large – Very Large]
Architectural Model of Pruitt-Igoe [Thumb – Large – Very Large]
USGS Airphoto of Pruitt-Igoe and Environs [Thumb – Large – Very Large]
Child Sitting in Pruitt-Igoe [Thumb – Large – Very Large]
Site-Plan/Blueprints of Pruitt-Igoe [Thumb – Large – Very Large]
All film stills taken at native 720p resolution. Preview all film stills at our Flickr account or download all stills as a ZIP file (8.1mb ZIP). Here are a few:
Walking in Pruitt-Igoe
Walking in Pruitt-Igoe II
Make Pruitt-Igoe #1
Pruitt-Igoe Wide Shot
Unbreakable Items Designed for Pruitt-Igoe
Slum Clearance in St. Louis
Arch Construction with Pruitt-Igoe in Background
Children on Empty Pruitt-Igoe Site
Chad and Jaime Freidrichs
Narrator Jason Henry is an actor, voice talent and print model represented by the TalentPlus agency. Mr. Henry was born and raised in East St. Louis, IL, just across the river from the Pruitt-Igoe site. He is a loving husband and father of four.
(For info on Director Chad Freidrichs, please see Director's Bio page
He was a producer on Freidrichs’ previous two feature length documentaries, Jandek on Corwood and First Impersonator. Mr. Fehler lives in an apartment in the Shaw neighborhood of St. Louis, Missouri and has one pet.
In addition to her role as a producer of The Pruitt-Igoe Myth: An Urban History, Jaime co-wrote the film's script.
The Pruitt-Igoe Myth is Brian's first film with Chad, Jaime, and Paul.