Kevyn Orr speaks at premiere of documentary - "Gradually, Then Suddenly: The Bankruptcy of Detroit"
Kevyn Orr, Partner-in-Charge U.S. Offices, spoke on a panel on April 27 after the public premiere of the award-winning documentary "Gradually, Then Suddenly: The Bankruptcy of Detroit.” In 2013, Mr. Orr served as Emergency Manager of the City of Detroit and was charged with restructuring the city's finances and operations—overseeing the largest and most complicated municipal bankruptcy proceeding in U.S. history.
The film opened the Freep Film Festival and was shown to a sold-out audience at the Detroit Institute of Arts. The documentary won the 2021 Library of Congress Lavine/Ken Burns Prize for film. Detroit Free Press columnist Nancy Kaffer moderated the panel, which also included Thomas Stallworth III, a former Democratic member of the Michigan House of Representatives; community activist Monica Lewis-Patrick; and Sam Katz and James McGovern, the documentary’s co-producers.