Hell’s Half Mile Film Series

I hope you had the chance to join us for a few screenings during the last film series. We’re excited to program another season of varied and wonderful independent films for the Great Lakes Bay Region. We’ll be back with more shorts programs, art house darlings, new indie finds, and documentaries October 2018 through March 2019. See you at the movies!

Just like the festival, our film series covers everything from quirky comedies to hard hitting documentaries to amazing short films.  Proceeds support the Hell’s Half Mile Events nonprofit.

All Screenings $7.00. All Showtimes 7:00pm. Tickets sold at the door.

Fall 2018 Schedule

Friday Oct. 5 – RBG
Thursday Nov. 15 – What Inspires You? short docs
Thursday Dec. 20 – The Pretend One

Winter 2019 Schedule

Friday Jan. 25th – Eighth Grade
Friday Feb. 22nd – “It’s Not Too Cold For Shorts” shorts program
Friday Mar. 22nd – tba


The exceptional life and career of U.S. Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, who has developed a breathtaking legal legacy while becoming an unexpected pop culture icon.



 Julie CohenBetsy West

"What Inspires You?"
Short Doc Program

My Indiana Muse:

Through an unconventional sequence of events, artist Robert Townsend discovers his kodachrome muse and embarks on an ambitious and emotional project that will take more than a decade to complete. [trailer]

Jen Serena (co-director), Ric Serena (co-director)

Clark Park:

When the city of Detroit had to close its recreation centers in the 1990's the once abundant outdoor ice rinks disappeared with them. Except for one. Clark Park is the story of the Southwest Detroit community that saved a rink, helped stabilize a neighborhood, and gives inner city youth the opportunity to play the game of hockey.

Director: Troy Anderson

Community Patrol:

Shot in vivid black and white, this observational, nonfiction film follows a Detroit minister as he tries to rally his community to shut down a drug operation. The minister and his neighbors act as a kind of moral chorus that symbolizes the activist spirit of Detroit—vociferous and passionate. A glimpse at neighborhood self-policing with a central message of love

Director: Andrew James


An adult woman's imaginary friend from childhood, Hugo, finds his existence threatened when a real person becomes the woman's love interest.



 Tony Prescott

An introverted teenage girl tries to survive the last week of her disastrous eighth grade year before leaving to start high school.



Bo Burnham