Freaks and Geeks: The Documentary

2018 | USA | NR | 72 min.


Central High School Auditorium Thu, Aug 2, 2018 6:00 PM
Film Info
Section:US Documentary
Release Year:2018
Runtime:72 min.
Production Country:USA
Original Language:English
Cast/Crew Info
Director:Brent Hodge
Produced by:Aly Kelly
Matthew Galkin
Brent Hodge
Cinematography:Joseph Schweeers
Editing By:Austin Andrews
Lewis Bennett
Cast:Paul Feig
Judd Apatow
Seth Rogen
Jason Segel
Linda Cardellini
Busy Philipps
James Franco


Fans of this short-lived but much beloved TV series will revel in this retrospective, behind-the-scenes look at the show that started the careers of Seth Rogen, Jason Segel, James Franco, and Linda Cardellini, and cemented both Paul Feig (TCFF Michigan Filmmaker Honoree) and Judd Apatow as talented writer/directors. For those who have somehow still missed the critically acclaimed show—you’re about to be schooled. How is it that in one season a show exploring the nerds, druggies, and weirdos of a Detroit-suburb school (the kind of kids ignored in all the glossy high school TV shows up until that point) had such significant influence over the cultural landscape of popular entertainment even up until today? From recognizing the raw talent of the cast and bringing them together, to the groundbreaking cinematic shooting style and soundtrack, and the zits-and-all narratives exploring the universal experience of adolescence, Freaks and Geeks was much more than just a show. With new interviews from the cast and crew (including friend of the fest Samm Levine), we promise this nostalgic trip back from director Brent Hodge (Pistol Shrimps, TCFF 2016) will be way more enjoyable than any other high school reunion. IN PERSON: Samm Levine.