AN X-RATED FAMILY HISTORY
A Night At The Stone Burlesk
paints an intimate picture of a
Jewish American family
grappling with the effects of owning an
city in the throes of a massive economic decline
. What makes this story unique is the highly eccentric family who owned the theater, whose story is uncovered through a man's intrepid investigation into the theater his grandparents secretly ran for over fifty years. The
transformation of the theater and the block it stands on provides a motif for what happens in the family over the decades,
and invites viewers to take a fascinating peek behind the curtain at the
evolution of an adult theater
changing landscape of Detroit
At the end of the Depression, Milton Jacobson purchased a tiny theater in Detroit and named it the Stone. Sixty years later, it was the only business still standing on the deserted block that had once been a bustling part of the city's downtown core. After his death, Milton’s grandson Matthew discovered a treasure trove of sexy photos, vintage sex toys, 16mm pinup films, intimate home movies, and secret audio recordings. With the help of this archive and a cast of colorful characters, this film tells the true story of what was going on throughout the decades behind Detroit's iconic Burlesk marquée.
“I CAN’T REMEMBER WHAT I DID FOR A LIVING, BUT I THINK IT HAD SOMETHING TO DO WITH SEX.”
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