About the film

“Freaks and Geeks” casts a long shadow for a show that only ran for a single season. In time for its 20th anniversary, the beloved Michigan-set high-school dramedy that introduced Judd Apatow, Seth Rogen, James Franco, Busy Phillips, Jason Segel and Linda Cardellini gets a fitting tribute that will tug the heartstrings of the series’ devoted cult. Brent Hodge’s affectionate portrait, originally broadcast via A&E’s “Cultureshock” series, features interviews with the show’s stars and creators, including metro Detroit native Paul Feig, and argues for the enduring significance of “Freaks and Geeks” in a TV landscape it helped shape.


5:30 p.m. Fri., April 12,
Marvin and Betty Danto
Lecture Hall at the DIA

8 p.m. Sat., April 13
Emagine Royal Oak

Film credits

Year: 2018
Run time: 1 hour, 11 minutes
Director: Brent Hodge
Producers: Matthew Galkin, Josh Huculiak, Aly Kelly, Svetlana Zill
Cinematographer: Joseph Schweers
Editors: Austin Andrews, Lewis Bennett
Music By: Andrew Huculiak, Cayne McKenzie, David Menzel