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POD Movie Night: ‘Heart of a Lions fan’

Come watch a documentary about Lions fandom with us tonight!

Fimnights at the banks of the river Elbe Photo by Robert Michael/picture alliance via Getty Images

Are you missing the movie theaters these days? Date night with the significant other not the same under lockdown?

We here at Pride of Detroit are feeling the same hurt. Going out to the movies with a set of friends is something we all likely took for granted even just months ago, but we’re going to try like hell to recreate it in this virtual age.

Thankfully, our Twitch page has provided us the perfect platform for something like this. So tonight—Friday, May 8 at 7 p.m. ET—we are introducing Pride of Detroit Movie Night! Simply by visiting our Twitch page at that time, you’ll be able to watch a movie at the exact same time as us, chatting with fellow Lions fans as we provide (limited) live commentary.

And for the first POD Movie Night, we are kicking things off with something near and dear to Detroit Lions fans’ heart. A fan-made documentary entitled “Heart of a Lions fan.” Here’s the description from Amazon Prime’s listing of the movie:

“The last time the Detroit Lions won a playoff game was 1991. The last time they won a championship, it was 1957. This film documents one fan’s journey to determine if it is right for him to raise his son as a Lions fan.”

Not only will we be screening this movie for you to watch live for us, but we will also have a live Q&A with director Michael Vanderpool before and after we watch the movie. Here’s a little taste of the movie:

Want to be a part of the fun? Well, first grab your favorite movie snack, then follow these easy directions:

What: Live screening of the Detroit Lions fan documentary “Heart of a Lions fan” + Q&A with the director Mike Vanderpool

When: 7-8:45 p.m. ET TONIGHT (Friday, May 8)

Where: Our Pride of Detroit Twitch page (Must be on computer, mobile won’t work)

To watch, you will need a Twitch account with a linked Amazon Prime subscription. (Instructions on how to do that here) Then, just head to the link above at 7 p.m. ET Friday night and enjoy the premier of POD Movie Night!

If you have any questions, feel free to comment below, and I’ll try to answer as best as I can. Twitch also has a nice FAQ about Watch Parties right here.

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