2020 Filmetry Festival

The 2020 Filmetry Festival, despite being interrupted by the COVID pandemic, was a huge success. 11 filmmakers created a terrific set of films based around the anthology RESPECT: The Poetry of Detroit Music. As it became clear the in-person festival could not go ahead as planned, the organizers pivoted to a virtual premiere event, with nearly 200 viewers tuning in live. After the film premiere, a great group of filmmakers and poets gathered virtually for a Q&A session which was broadcast live on YouTube.

Featured Films

Memorial in Open Air
Film by Garrett Boudreaux
Poem by Robert Fanning

Patti Smith at the Punch and Judy Theater
Film by Matt Mullins
Poem by Jim Daniels

Detroit Hymns, Christmas Eve
Film by Marcus Fields
Poem by Jim Daniels

Incident on Grand River, 1967
Film by Peter Johnston
Poem by Cindy Hunter Morgan