VTFF2018 Opening Night Feature Presentation & Live Music Party

VTFF Kickoff / Man In Camo Premiere • Doors 7:00PM TICKETS $5

This year we’re starting things off a little differently—kicking off the fest with SPECIAL SELECTIONS, including the Michigan Premiere of the feature documentary “Man in Camo,” with director Ethan Minsker in attendance…

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Man in Camo (feature) Directed by Ethan Minsker (facebook) Special Selection | Michigan Premiere 8:00 PM 82 minutes

Man in Camo takes a close look at the life of visual artist, writer and filmmaker Ethan Minsker and his drive to create and crusade the making of art. Through the lens of old photographs and films, Minsker leads viewers on a journey through the hurdles that once held him back, from dyslexia to the violence of 1980s Washington D.C. It was these hurdles that forged his love of film and art, and his work now spans across three decades. Man In Camo brings forth not just the love of art, but the reasons for making it in the first place.

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Cosmic Dental Associates of Clifton, NJ (2:30) Directed by J.P. Chan | Special Selection
Since 1998, Cosmic Dental Associates of Clifton, NJ has been the leading astro-dentistry practice in the Tri-State area.

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Opening Night Party • 10:00PM TICKETS $5

Raychel G. + Detroit Mixo (ADZKN MUSIC) 10:30PM (website)

Raychel creatively works to embody and instill the notion of each unique person’s ability to heal using dynamic storytelling with poetry, visual art, and feeding one’s inner fire. While actively bringing back traditions of her culture and honoring her ancestors, her creative healing work builds connections with many layers of communities worldwide.

Kesswa 11:15PM (website)

Kesswa is a Detroit-based afro-surrealist soul singer.

Nique Love Rhodes and the NLR Experience

Nique Love Rhodes & The NLR Experience 12:00AM (website)

Nique Love Rhodes is a hip-hop artist/performer, record producer, from Detroit, Michigan. Backed by her band The NLR Experience, her interactive shows fuse hip-hop music with soul, rock, and jazz to provide social commentary, spread Detroit love to all, and keep bodies rocking. This is sonically captured in her most recent project, a live album titled The NLR Experience.