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  • The late Jeffrey Montgomery, lower right with his brother John, seated, and filmmaker Daniel Land at Motor City Pride in 2016. Photo: Tih Penfil

Freep Film Festival, Jeff Montgomery Documentary Premiere Postponed

By |2020-04-10T11:11:49-04:00April 10th, 2020|Michigan, News|

The Freep Film Festival was scheduled to take place April 22 through 26. It was to open with the premiere of “America, You Kill Me,” the documentary that tells the story of the late LGBTQ right activist and Triangle Foundation co-founder Jeffrey Montgomery. Because of the COVID-19 pandemic, the festival and premiere have been pushed back to December.

“Exact dates and venues [are] TBA but we will provide updates as we received them from the FREEP Film Festival team on our website and Facebook pages,” read an announcement on “We had hoped that the originally scheduled April 22nd premiere date for our documentary would provide us with a solid Spring 2020 public launch of ‘America, You Kill Me.’ Regardless, the AYKM team plans to continue to explore next steps to assure a successful launch of this important documentary. Your ongoing support for our project is appreciated.”

“America, You Kill Me” is directed by College for Creative Studies graduate Daniel Land and is produced by Jeffrey’s brother John Montgomery. For those who have already purchased tickets for the festival or premiere, organizers say that they will be honored in December, but refunds are available as well.

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Jason A. Michael earned a bachelor’s degree in journalism from Wayne State University before joining Between The Lines as a contributing writer in 1999. Jason has received both the Spirit of Detroit Award (presented by the Detroit City Council) and the Media Award from the Community Pride Banquet & Awards Ceremony for his writing and activism. Jason is also an Essence magazine bestselling author having written the authorized biography "Strength Of A Woman: The Phyllis Hyman Story," which he released on his own JAM Books imprint.