Ursula Watson | The Detroit News | December 16, 2008
A bright red carpet and flood lights grabbed the attention of passersby of Birmingham's Forté restaurant on Tuesday night.
Inside, cast and crew of the film "Gran Torino" mingled during a pre-party prior to the screening of the Clint Eastwood film at the Uptown Birmingham 8.
Eastwood, 78, directs and stars in the film that was filmed on location in and around Detroit this summer. The Oscar-winning star portrays a cantankerous Korean War veteran, named Walt Kowalski, who decides to make a change in his neighborhood after his prized car, a 1972 Gran Torino, is stolen.