FRIDAY, JUNE 28TH, 2019
VTFF2019 Kickoff / OLD TIMEY DOUBLE FEATURE • Doors 6:00PM
This year we’re launching the fest with a Double Feature, Metropolis with a LIVE PERFORMANCE OF A NEW SCORE and the MICHIGAN PREMIERE of LAKE MICHIGAN MONSTER with filmmakers in attendance!!
Metropolis with Live Original Score composed and performed by David DiDonato (136 minutes, 1927) Special Selection 7:00PM
Metropolis is set in a futuristic urban dystopia and follows the attempts of Freder, the wealthy son of the city master, and Maria, a saintly figure to the workers, to overcome the vast gulf separating the classes in their city and bring the workers together with Joh Fredersen, the city master. The film’s message is encompassed in the final inter-title: “The Mediator Between the Head and the Hands Must Be the Heart.”
Directed by Fritz Lang, Score by David DiDonato (bandcamp)
Meat Wrapped in Dough (2:00) Special Selection
Everyone’s favorite food group! A light-hearted homage to delicious meat wrapped in tasty dough.
Directed by Tracy Park (website)
Lake Michigan Monster (79 minutes, 2018) Special Selection | Michigan Premiere 9:30PM
An eccentric ship captain and a crew of specialists plot revenge against the most mysterious creature of the deep — the Lake Michigan Monster.
Directed by Ryland Brickson Cole Tews (facebook), Produced by Mike Cheslik (website)