BSFF - 2022 List of Films

Bagley Street Film Festival is delighted to present the following films showing at our 2022 Festival. Below you will find a full list of Films, Showing times/location and additional information.  To purchase tickets visit us at: filmfreeway.com/BagleyStreetFilmFestival/tickets

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Alex's Saints Foundation

Saturday October 22 - 2:30pm
FREC

YOUTH PRODUCED

DIR. Brianna Johnson

America You Kill Me

Sunday October 23 - 2:30pm
Matrix Theatre Company

DOCUMENTARY FEATURE

DIR. Daniel land

The rise, the fall, and the legacy of civil rights warrior Jeffrey Montgomery, and the ongoing struggle for LGBTQ equality in the midwest.

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Dangerous Creation

Saturday October 22 - 6:30pm
Matrix Theatre Company

NARRATIVE FEATURE

DIR. Andrew Alden

A young woman struggles to find her identity and purpose until she discovers a profound and mysterious novelist. After being invited to attend his writing fellowship, she begins to mentally unravel and is forced to face her privilege and her past.

Diary of an Undertaker

Sunday October 23 - 12:30pm
Matrix Theatre Company

DOCUMENTARY FEATRURE

DIR. Michael Mayne

Discover history, life and death in 1920’s Detroit through the journal of an Undertaker, my grandfather.

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Different

Saturday October 22 - 2:30pm
FREC

Youth Produced

DIR. Alexis Giraud

A 7th grade student shares his feeling about being Different.

Dr. Shane Nation

Saturday October 22 - 2:30pm 
FREC

YOUTH PRODUCED

DIR. Matthew Stone

A case study on teenagers and cell phones. 

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Drives Me Crazy

Saturday October 22 - 4:00pm
Matrix Theatre Company

NARRATIVE FEATURE

DIR. Craigen Zimmerman Oster

​EVERYDAY CITIZENS MOVE, GUIDED BY SOMETHING BEYOND THEIR CONTROL...All Denny wants to do is get by like everybody else, but there always seems to be something in the way.

Elevator Beat

Sunday October 23 - 2:30pm
FREC

YOUTH PRODUCED

DIR. Alexsys Giraud and Aiden Hall

An elevator ride turns funky in this comedy by the students of the Downriver Detroit Student Film Consortium.

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Expedition

Saturday October 22 - 2:30pm
FREC

YOUTH PRODUCED

DIR. Milo Smith

Aliens come to planet Earth and witness its demise...

Home Defense

Saturday October 22 - 12:30pm
FREC

NARRATIVE SHORT

DIR. A. Jevon Ward

After Kevin, a self-proclaimed tough guy, has a debate with his wife about her not needing a gun in their home, they find themselves held hostage by intruders. This is Kevin’s chance to show his wife that his fists of fury are all the Home Defense she needs.

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Hunchback

Friday October 21 - 6:00pm
Matrix Theatre Company

DOCUMENTARY SHORT

DIR. Cydney Marie

A visual memoir of chronic illness and deformity.

Major Tom

Saturday October 22 - 2:30pm
FREC

YOUTH PRODUCED

DIR. Kya Garner-Minnick

A young teen (Thomas) who tries to stay away from the dangers of a rough life, imagines he is an astronaut to escape his reality. But the more he struggles on earth, he finds himself lost in outer space.

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Miguel y Estrella

Saturday October 22 - 12:30pm
FREC

NARRATIVE SHORT

DIR. Sebastian Rivera-Mendoza

It is the story of two strangers with an apparent strong connection to each other for seemingly unknown reasons. Follow both Miguel and Estrella through their day as the pair continues to stumble across one another's paths.

Miss Basketball

Saturday October 22 - 4:50pm
FREC

DOCUMENTARY SHORT

DIR. Julius Crouch

The film focuses on Dena Head, former player of the Utah Starzz, and the first woman drafted in the WNBA at its inaugural debut, and how she helped pave the way for women basketball players into the WNBA.

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Neek Freak

Saturday October 22 - 2:30pm
FREC

YOURH PRODUCED

DIR. Scott A. Galeski

A modern Rock-n-Roller wrote, recorded, performed and directed this piece with a vintage 1970s Super 8 look.

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New Beginnings 

Saturday October 22 - 12:30pm
FREC

NARRATIVE SHORT

DIR. Maurizio Dominguez

After experiencing a difficult loss, an orphaned girl and her uncle try to mend their strained relationship.

Paradise Boogie

Sunday October 23 - 5:00pm
Matrix Theatre Company

DOCUMENTARY FEATRURE

DIR. Lisa Hagopian and Eric Harabadian

Paradise Boogie shines a light on the influence of Detroit's early blues musicians, the neighborhoods of Black Bottom & Paradise Valley and how it all influenced the music makers of today and tomorrow. Detroit's bluesmakers demonstrate the melding of times and sharing of cultures through the blues. Highlighting the alliance of a veteran hall of famer musician and a 10 year old harp player, we honor the past, savor the present and strive toward the future of Detroit blues.

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Pheasants of Detroit

Friday October 22 - 6:00pm
Matrix Theatre Company

DOCUMENTARY SHORT

DIR. Diane Cheklich, Diane Weiss

Typically known as a rural farmland species, the funky

Ring-necked Pheasant is thriving in the city of Detroit,

bringing joy and inspiration to its human neighbors.

Project Horror

Saturday October 22 -5:40pm
FREC

NARRATIVE SHORT

DIR. Rob E

Project Horror is a short film that follows the events of a horrific night that terrorized a group of friends celebrating together. Agents arrive to the scene and speak to a survivor in hopes of being able to understand what happened and solve this mystery.. The world of horror will change forever.

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Rogue Schnauzer

Saturday October 22 - 2:30pm
FREC

YOUTH PRODUCED

DIR. Miles King

A teenager is stalked by a stuffed animal Schnauzer.

Sara & Jaimie

Saturday October 22 -12:30pm
FREC

NARRATIVE SHORT

DIR. Nicole Marie Toporowski and Craigen Z Oster

Two people who have never met go on a date.

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Sofa Stories: How to Disappear

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Friday October 21 - 6:00pm
FREC

NARRATIVE SHORT

DIR. Andrew Morton and Olivia Rae

A young person shares their secret to keeping safe while navigating homelessness: the ability to disappear.

This short is part of a larger series of short films created as part of the Sofa Stories Detroit project, an initiative using live theatre and digital media to amplify the stories of young people experiencing homelessness or housing insecurity.

STAIN

Saturday October 22 -2:30pm
FREC

YOUTH PRODUCED

DIR. Gary Robert Schwartz

Students at the Flint Institute of Art ART SCHOOL created

this film in a three-day intensive hands-on animation

workshop on the theme of pandemic infection.

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Ten Questions for Henry Ford

Sunday October 23 - 12:30pm
Matrix Theatre Company

NARRATIVE FEATURE

DIR. Andy Kirshner

A hundred years after the publication of his notorious anti-Semitic screed, "The InternationalJew," the ghost of Henry Ford returns to Detroit to face a troubling legacy.

The Crown Nobody Wanted

Saturday October 22 -2:30pm
FREC

YOUTH PRODUCED

DIR. Gary Robert Schwartz

ANIMATING AN EXQUISITE CORPSE

March 2020, a new pandemic comes to town.

Animated video made by students at the Tumo Center for

Creative Technologies in Yerevan, Armenia.

On-line production taught from 5,876 miles away.

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The Detroit Musical Movie

Saturday October 22 - 2:00pm
Matrix Theatre Company

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NARRATIVE FEATURE

DIR. Mikey Brown, JC Carroll, Brad Carter,

Annette DeLorean, Maurizio Dominguez, Craig Draheim,

Ben Friedman, Shannon Geoffrey, Shawn Handlon,

Carrie LeZotte, Andi Maziarz, Chris Mac, Eli Rarey,

James Saoud, Rob St. Mary, Thumb Knuckle, Dan Tice

   A teenager is stalked by a stuffed animal Schnauzer.

Partially funded with a grant from Michigan Humanities (an affiliate of the National Endowment of the Humanities), the comedy musical presents a comical interpretation of Detroit's history and features segments that were produced and directed by 17 independent filmmakers with Michigan roots.

The sketch anthology film tells the stories of the fictional LaMerde family as they live through 320 years in Detroit.The movie recounts tales of the LaMerdes as they live through some of Detroit’s most famous historical moments.

The Reflectacles Are Dead

Friday October 21 -7:30pm
Matrix Theatre Company

DOCUMENTARY FEATURE

DIR. Donovan McCarty

The Reflectacles set out on their first and only national tour in 2011. They were a band on the rise, having played with music legends like Willie Nelson, Kris Kristofferson, and Leon Russell. Six months after the tour, they broke up. “The Reflectacles Are Dead” weaves together concert and archival footage with recent interviews of the band to look back on their sudden rise, comic fall, and the unexpected joy of life on the road with little money and endless possibilities.

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Traverse City's NOT SO Haunted Past

Saturday October 22 - 2:30pm
FREC

YOUTH PRODUCED

DIR. Kathryn Clark

An 8th grade student with a class assignment to report on the ghost stories of a local mental hospital discovers its true history.

Ukraine

Saturday October 22 -2:30pm
FREC

YOUTH PRODUCED

DIR. Gary Robert Schwartz

Students at the Flint Institute School of Art created this animated filmin solidarity with Ukraine.

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Wallace

Saturday October 22 - 4:00pm
FREC

DOCUMENTARY SHORT

DIR. A. Bassey

In November 2021, Dacosta Street Studios was invited by philanthropist group Taste The Diaspora to travel to Wallace, Louisiana. Wallace is the hometown of T.T.D. co-founder, Ederique Goudia. When she learned of the catastrophic damage done to her hometown by Hurricane Ida, she then arranged a series of pop-up dinners and events to raise money for Wallace. Along with other prominent chefs, we all traveled to Louisiana for a weekend of fellowship, love-fueled labor and philanthropy. This documentary details the events surrounding that weekend.