America You Kill Me & the FREEP Film Festival Update

FREEP Film Festival Postponed due to the Covid-19 situation

On March 25, 2020 the FREEP Film Festival organizers announced the following: "We’re sad to report that we are postponing the 7th annual Freep Film Festival, which was scheduled for April 22-26. While many details remain to be finalized, we plan to move the event to the first week of December".  

Impact on "America You Kill Me"?

Premiere Night Showing and AYKM

We are still confirmed to be the premiere showing at this year's FREEP Film Festival, now projected for early December. Exact dates and venues are TBA but we will provide updates as we receive them from the FREEP Film Festival team on our website and Facebook pages.

Status of tickets purchased

 It is our understanding that those who purchased VIP passes as well as festival passes from the FREEP Festival website will be honored for the December re-scheduled festival). See the FREEP Film Festival site for details.

Next steps?

The team totally supports the FREEP Film Festivals decision in light of the Covid-19 crisis. We had hoped that the originally scheduled April 22nd premiere date for our documentary would provide us with a solid Spring 2020 public launch of "America You Kill Me". Regardless the AYKM team plans to continue to explore next steps to assure a successful launch of this important documentary. Your ongoing support for our project is appreciated.




Honored and thrilled to announce that our film has been selected to premiere as the Opening Night Event of the Freep Film Festival, hosted by Detroit Free Press on April 22, 2020 at the The Fillmore Detroit!

Even though we’re running on fumes, the light at the end of the tunnel is real, and it’s getting brighter. These next weeks will be intense, and we'll be sharing that process here.

Thank you all for your support, attention, and years of patience!
We'll be reaching out individually to our extended crew, donors, 

and interviewees with more info...

Hear WDET's "Culture Shift" Interview

Listen to the WDET interview with Producer John Montgomery and Director Daniel Land about Jeffrey's documentary.

Project Update 1/15/2020

We're getting close, but it's not over yet.

 Still in progress are the following: 

  • Completion of  Animation, Motion Graphics, and Color Timing.
  • Final Sound Design sessions.
  • Licensing and Archival costs 
  • Marketing and Communication

We ask that if you believe in the causes my brother Jeffrey fought for, the complete civil rights of every LBGTQ citizen, that you consider donating to our final funding effort by going to our donation link below.

The current state of political and social backlash LBGTQ citizens are faced with today make this project more relevant and important than ever.

As we have mentioned it is our hope that this documentary will inspire young activists out there, and bring others into the fight for LBGTQ civil rights. One of the many things Jeffrey believed in was that each of us has the power to create change.

With thanks, 

John Montgomery, Producer


Help Our Cause

Your support and contributions enable us to finish this story, and tell it to as large an audience as possible. Use PAYPAL link below or mail your donation  by check made out to AYKM LLC and mail to: AYKM LLC, 1343 Lakepointe, Grosse Pointe Park, Mi., 48230-1013.

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Watch the Short Film

This original 5-minute short film screened at the 2014 Cinetopia Film Festival.

Media Coverage of "America You Kill Me"


FREEP FILM FESTIVAL ANNOUNCES "AMERICA YOU KILL ME" to be Premiere Documentary at April's Festival

Grosse Pointe News 8.8.19 "Documentary showcases activist’s life work"

WDET Culture Shift Show with Ryan Patrick Cooper 8.5.19 “America You Kill Me” Documents the Legacy of Gay Rights Activist, Jeffrey Montgomery


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