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PREMIERE: ‘Til We See The Sky Short Film

Watch the premiere of ‘TIL We See The Sky by Eightfold Creative, produced by Bre’Ann White and Mic Phelps. The history of Detroit has changed vastly over the past century. It has faced countless moments of hardships and injustice, economic and political ups and downs, but a sense of optimism and pride for the city […]

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Earth Day 2020: Short Films Debut by VNESSWOLFCHILD & Christiana Laine

In celebration of Earth Day on April 22nd, two Detroit-based interdisciplinary and multi-talented artists, VNESSWOLFCHILD and Christiana Laine (Beckley) organized a digital screening of two short video releases. Watch the premiere of VNESSWOLFCHILD new music video for her track, “heart gushes constantly forever into the earth.” “This song is a love song to the Earth,” […]

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VIDEO PREMIERE: Ayana Love’s “Space” takes her ‘To Be Human EP’ into the Beyond

The single, “Space,” is premiering below from Ayana Love’s To Be Human EP, exists as a climax within the project as a whole. In her own words she explained, “Quite literally, [with this project] I’m giving myself the ‘Space’ to get to know myself more, and to be the well-rounded artist and woman that I […]

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“United States of Detroit” Documentary to Release for Streaming on June 18th

Award winning film, United States of Detroit is being released on iTunes on June 18th, with a powerful story about people in the neighborhoods of Detroit available for streaming in 45 countries across the globe. The United States of Detroit is an exciting, groundbreaking new documentary available to the public for the first time. Stylized […]

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FREEP FILM FESTIVAL RETURNS IN ITS FIFTH YEAR OF MUST-SEE MOVIES

The Freep Film Festival is back for its fifth year with a documentary-focused lineup that features films with a strong connection to Detroit and Michigan. The festival takes place from April 11-15th with more than 70 programs that hope to foster engagement and discussion about issues and challenges we face, while celebrating what makes us unique. […]

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REVIVAL CITIES VIDEO SERIES DEBUTS PILOT EPISODE FEATURING DETROIT

Revival Cities Pilot Episode heads to Detroit to get the pulse of an ’emerging art city,’ The Series promotes a variety of emerging art cities, their uprising cultural markets, influence on the global economy, and revitalization of the communities they are active within. Revival Cities structures and promotes cultural, urbanistic and art projects to build opportunities and […]

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“Candy” Short Film Series to Premiere from Dessislava Terzieva + Katai Feb. 24th

бонбони (“bonbon or “candy”), is a multimedia exhibition featuring the independent and collaborative works of artist and designer Dessislava Terzieva (*Paid Actor) and visual artist, Katai. The exhibition will feature video, large-scale installation, and wearable sculpture through the release of *Paid Actor’s new collection, Champagne and Tears; a sustainable line composed wholly of salvaged materials. This […]

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ZGTOBOYZ RELEASES ‘A PIECE OF THE GETO’ SHORT FILM

ZGTOBOYZ, the Detroit-based duo between Bruiser Brigade’s ZelooperZ, and composer-electronic solo artist Shigeto, have released a short film ‘A Piece of the Geto‘ after a string of teasers quietly dropped over the past week, directed by Devin Williams, Walter Williams, and Alexander Gao. The collaboration between up and coming Williams’ team and LA-based Gao is nothing […]

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ELLEN RUTT & PATRICK ETHEN MAKING A MESS, VIA THE COMMITTEE [PREMIERE]

“Andy [Miller] is one of my favorite videographers in the city,” celebrated Detroit-based artist and graphic designer, Ellen Rutt confirms; “When I invited him over and explained the concept- ‘we wanna trash this thing I built,’ he totally got it. It really couldn’t have been more comfortable and fun working with him.”  Watch the exclusive premiere […]

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DETROIT ARTISTS CREATE PUBLIC ARTWORK IN REACTION TO FILM ‘DETROIT’

Detroiters may have noticed a few new ‘large-scale’ public artworks around the city over the past week. These ‘artwork’ vinyl wallscapes are part of a custom outdoor campaign for the movie DETROIT, commissioned by Annapurna Pictures by four local artists who have family history in connection to the events of 1967. This year is the […]

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Detroit Free Press // ‘Detroit’ movie’s themes depicted in powerful murals by local artists

The mural on Congress across from Cobo Center in Detroit depicts two somber young African-American men. Behind them are smaller scenes of a crowd in motion, a tank and the silhouettes of cops facing off against a group of citizens. “I really wanted to paint it so you could feel the discomfort,” says Detroit artist Sydney G. James, who also […]

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Curbed // ‘Detroit’ movie mural revealed, premiere date set

As Detroit readies for the 50th anniversary of the events from July ‘67 (a riot or rebellion, depending on who you ask), a Hollywood film could take center stage later this month. Detroit, directed by Kathryn Bigelow, details the events at the Algiers Motel, where three young men were murdered and nine others were badly […]

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