The decisions are made. The films are chosen. And, Matrix Theatre is ready for its closeup with a great lineup of movies at its upcoming Bagley Street Film Festival, a celebration of Michigan filmmakers, taking place October 21, 22, and 23, held at two (2) locations in Southwest Detroit’s Mexicantown: Matrix Theatre at 2730 Bagley and The Ford Resource & Engagement Center at 20th Street, directly across from the theatre.
The festival highlights Michigan filmmakers in a variety of film types – features, documentaries, shorts, and animation, along with a special block of films produced by youth 17 and under. Ticket prices are $10 per block, or buy a weekend pass for $30. Closing night awards reception is Sunday, October 23. For more information, or to order tickets, go to filmfreeway.com/BagleyStreetFilmFestival and www.matrixtheatre.org, or call 313.967.0999 for information.
“The Bagley Street Film Festival brings together local filmmakers who are sharing stories from their communities, their personal experiences,mand their creative imagination to engage new audiences in thoughtful conversation,” said filmmaker and Festival Chair Maurizio Dominguez. “We areexcited to be presenting a block of films entirely produced by youth ages 17 and under.”
Matrix Bagley Street Film Festival, “We have a little bit of everything,” said Matrix Director of Production, Marisa Dluge. “You can learn about the history of Detroit in a moving documentary feature, Diary of an Undertaker. Get the details on the beginnings of the WNBA from a film on its first recruit in Miss Basketball. Experience the early days of Black Bottom, along with the influence music had
on the community’s vibrancy in Paradise Boogie.
Or, spend time enjoying all of the films produced by future filmmakers when you view the movies produced by our youth,” shared Dluge. Go to www.matrixtheatre.org, or find us on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter to get the latest updates on this fun-filled weekend. And…see you at the movies!
Celebrating more than 30 years as a nonprofit community-based theatre, the award-winning Matrix Theatre Company is located in southwest Detroit and uses the transformative power of theatre to change lives, build community, and foster social justice. Go to www.matrixtheatre.org for further information. Matrix Theatre Company is funded in part by Detroit Industrial School Foundation, The Kresge Foundation, Knight Foundation, Hudson Webber Foundation, Michigan Humanities, and the Fred A. and Barbara M. Erb Foundation.