A nearly sold-out crowd packed the Detroit Film Theatre at the Detroit Institute of Arts for the Michigan premiere of “Coldwater Kitchen.” The Wednesday evening screening was the opening night film at Freep Film Festival, the documentary-focused fest produced by the Detroit Free Press.

The movie was preceded by a magnificent performance by Detroit Youth Choir, whom many know as stars of the hit TV show “America’s Got Talent.” And “Coldwater” was followed by a Q&A featuring members of the filmmaking team, folks from the movie, and Kimberly Buddin, senior policy counsel at the ACLU’s justice division.

As one of the film’s stars, Dink Dawson, told the Free Press: “Ninety percent of my family is here. My mom, my kids, my brother. I still can’t put it all in words yet. But this is epic.”

Read the full Free Press story about the premiere here.