Michl's Film an Official Selection in Fine Art and Short Film Festival


Michl’s film an Official Selection by Fine Art and Short Film Festival

Filmmaker and poet Eliot Michl’s film, Don’t Tell Me I’m Beautiful has been chosen as an Official Selection of the 2019 FADFest.

All Together Now: A Celebration of Art, Film & Music combines multiple types of art all for show at Michigan’s own Annex Gallery. The innovative event will highlight local musicians from a variety of genres, a range of fine artists, and short films from local, national, and international filmmakers.

The opening weekend includes three days of eclectic programming:

• Friday, April 26, will kick off All Together Now with an art opening displaying dynamic art in multiple media. It will also feature a live set of music by the Straight Ahead Trio boasting Detroit jazz greats Marion Hayden, Gayelynn McKinney, and Alina Morr. Doors open at 6 pm and the music starts at 7 pm. Food will be catered by Esto’s Garage.

• Saturday, April 27, will see alternating blocks of short films and sets by the Sean Blackman Trio. The three groups of films include animated, narrative, documentary, and experimental works by directors from Detroit and other parts of the United States as well as Asia, Europe, Australia and the Middle East. Many of the films are poetry-based, bringing still another art form into the mix. Funk musician Nadir Omowale’s band will close out the sure-to-be-lively evening. Doors open at 1 pm. The night’s last set of music will begin at 7 pm.

• Sunday, April 28, features the acapella song stylings of the Turner Sisters, the festival’s final block of short films, and a brief awards ceremony during which best-of awards for multiple categories will be revealed. Doors open at 12:30 pm.

Please visit the All Together Now Facebook page for more details.

Attendance is open to the public. Passes are available here or at the door.


All Together Now: A Celebration of Fine Art, Music and Film

Festival screenings April 26-28th & Exhibitions May 3-5th

Annex Art Gallery

333 Midland (Highland Park)

Detroit, Michigan

Eliot Michl