Wednesday, March 19, 2014

Check Out the First Ever Freep Film Festival & Win Tickets to See "Packard: The Last Shift"

This Thursday kicks off the first ever Freep Film Festival in Detroit. This inaugural event is taking place at The Fillmore and the Detroit Film Theatre inside the DIA and runs from Thursday the 20th thru Sunday the 23rd. The festival will feature film talks, a tour of some of Detroit's theatres,  premieres and screenings of several documentaries about Detroit and Michigan. You can check out the full schedule of events below. 

The first film being shown at the festival is Packard:The Last ShiftThe Packard plant in Detroit went up in
1903 and has been used for everything from making cars, to hosting some of the most legendary raves in the 90s. In 2008, director Brian Kaufman decided he needed to tell its story and in 2010 he began filming a documentary about its past. The film uses pictures and videos, past and present, to give viewers an inside look at the history of this space. Packard: The Last Shift will premiere this Thursday, March 20th at The Fillmore. This film takes an interesting look at the Packards decline over the last century and features narration by NPR’s Celeste Headlee

Tickets to this screening are $10 for general admission and $25 for VIP seating. They can be purchased through Ticketmaster here. We also have one set of tickets to give away to one of our lucky readers. To win these passes, please email your full name to with the subject line "Packard". We will draw a winner the morning of the show and give them more information on how to claim their prize. This film promises to offer us an inside look at the downfall of a once great facility that was ahead of its time. 

To learn more about the Freep Film Fest check out their website here. For a full list of films and links to purchase tickets to each, click here


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