It’s no secret that actor/comedian Denis Leary supports America’s firefighters as one of his pet causes – in 2000, the Rescue Me star started the Leary Firefighters Foundation as a way to help fire departments to obtain the best available equipment, technology, and training. On Jan. 18th and 19th, the Hollywood Theater will host advance screenings of Burn – produced by Leary, the film is an intimate look at the lives of city firefighters.
Produced and directed by Tom Putnam and Brenna Sanchez, Burn is a feature documentary about Detroit as told through the eyes of its firefighters, who are charged with the task of saving a city that many have written off as dead. The film follows the crew of Engine Company 50 — one of the busiest firehouses in America. Located on the blighted east side, E50 stands at ground zero of the city’s problems. Every day, the firefighters face injury, disablement, and death, and, despite the challenges and dysfunction, attempt to make a difference every day.
A Q&A with the filmmakers will follow on the 18th only. Proceeds from the screenings will help fund Burn and bring it one step closer to a wide release. Tickets are $15 and are available for purchase on the film’s website.