Freep Film Festival is centered in downtown Detroit and held at venues like the Detroit Film Theatre at the Detroit Institute of Arts, The Fillmore Detroit and Cinema Detroit. Films are also shown at Emagine Theater in Royal Oak, the Redford Theater and new this year is the Patriot Theater in Grosse Pointe Farms.
The festival’s focus is on documentaries with strong connections to Detroit or Michigan. In addition to screening films, Freep Film Festival embraces the journalistic and community-minded mission of the Detroit Free Press.
Opening night will feature a VIP reception before the film that is open to the public. The reception will be hosted by festival executives, and allow guests to mingle with filmmakers, dignitaries, on-screen talent and special guests. VIP reception tickets start at $55 and include early entry in the Fillmore, reserved VIP seating, food and two drink tickets.
Freep Film Festival encourages conversations that spin off the issues raised by the movies with in-depth discussions and panels after many of their films.
A Freep Film Festival pass ($175) includes a general admission ticket to Opening Night. A Freep Film Festival VIP pass ($450) includes a ticket to the film and VIP party. Both are on sale now at freepfilmfestival.com. Doors open at 7 p.m. and the film starts at 8 p.m.