2018 FESTIVAL LINEUP
Below you'll find a rundown of all the events & films at this year's Sunrise 45 Film Festival, including the times and venue each film will be screening. Be sure to buy your tickets and secure your seats!
THURSDAY, AUGUST 16TH
FILMMAKER'S WELCOME RECEPTION
ART IN THE LOFT
Join us as we kick off the 2nd Sunrise 45 Film Festival at Art in the Loft with our Filmmaker's Welcome Reception. This event is only $5 for the public, and free to anyone with an All-Access Pass to the festival (Buy Tickets Here). Meet the cast and crew behind the films you'll see at this year's festival, while enjoying complimentary hors d'oeuvres, provided by Art in the Loft. There will also be a cash bar, and live music by Willis Willis.
LIVE MUSIC BY WILLIS WILLIS
Willis Wills seeks to capture the spirit of classic Detroit techno, if not the specific sound. Though mostly focused on producing original music in the studio, his live shows are a combination of house dj style record mixing and live synthesizer performances. While generally tending toward the electronic and dance oriented, his work covers styles as diverse as dub reggae and afrobeat.
Willis grew up in Alpena, playing in punk rock bands through high school, cover bands, and even solo lounge music at local bars and restaurants. His love of the piano and keyboards eventually turned into a passion for synthesizers as he found his way toward a more electronic style. Dissatisfied with the direction of modern electronic music, he finds more influence from the early techno pioneers of 1980s Detroit and the disco/house producers and dj's of the same era in Chicago.