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April 26 – 30, 2023

Freep Film Festival is a documentary-focused festival produced by the Detroit Free Press — Michigan’s largest news organization — in cooperation with its business and events arm, The four-day festival features films with a strong connection to the issues, people and places in and around Detroit and Michigan.

In addition to screening films, Freep Film Festival embraces the journalistic and community-minded mission of the Free Press, hosting in-depth discussions after many films, to encourage conversations that spin off the issues raised on-screen. The festival also hosts parties, music shows, dining events and more.

Most of the 2023 lineup is available for at-home streaming.

Documentaries on 1970s era Black cinema, a little-known music fest with big names and stories, and a dedicated chef's gourmet culinary training program inside of a Michigan prison top this year's lineup.

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