Freep Film Festival: Beyond 'Flint Town'

The acclaimed new Netflix documentary series has been heralded for its nuanced and detailed look at the troubled city of Flint, particularly its behind-the-scenes access with the Flint Police Department. A five-star review in London’s the Guardian called it “brutal, unflinching, real (and) so rich it’s almost impossible to binge.”

In this special program, the “Flint Town” directors – Zackary Canepari, Jessica Dimmock and Drea Cooper – will join some of the series’ subjects for an in-depth discussion that will be intertwined with a screening of an episode. The conversation will be moderated by Anna Clark, journalist and author of the forthcoming book “The Poisoned City: Flint’s Water and the American Urban Tragedy.” 

The fifth annual Freep Film Festival arrives April 11-15 at a variety of venues centered in greater downtown Detroit. Full schedule, links to buy tickets and more at