The Full Frame Documentary Festival opens tomorrow

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Full frame logo The 16th annual Full frame Documentary festival comes to Durham every spring. The opening is tomorrow April 4th and runs until the 7th.
Full frame is an all documentary festival showing some of the best and most orignal documentaries over the years. Many documentary filmmakers show their films here, and since it is an Academy Award® qualifying festival in the Documentary Short Subject category. Full frame is also a qualifying event for the Producers Guild of America. There’s even more reason as a filmmaker to submit your work.

The Full Frame Documentary Film Festival is an annual international event dedicated to the theatrical exhibition of non-fiction cinema. Each spring Full Frame welcomes filmmakers and film lovers from around the world to historic downtown Durham, North Carolina for a four-day, morning to midnight array of over 100 films as well as discussions, panels, and southern hospitality. Set within a four-block radius, the intimate festival landscape fosters community and conversation between filmmakers, film professionals and the public.

The festival is a program of the Center for Documentary Studies (a non-profit, 501 c 3), and receives support from corporate sponsors, private foundations and individual donors whose generosity provides the foundation that makes the event possible. The Presenting Sponsor of the Festival is Duke University.

Some of the films that will be shown and features in the Center Frame include

Fight Like Soldiers, Die Like Children (Director: Patrick Reed) If you’ve been to hell and back, how do you exorcise the memories? Former U.N. commander Roméo Dallaire’s new mission: end the use of child soldiers. North American Premiere

If You Build It (Director: Patrick Creadon) Innovative teachers, striving students, and a radical curriculum in Bertie County, N.C., are chronicled over the course of one transformative year. World Premiere

Manhunt (Director: Greg Barker) This spellbinding film dissects the painstaking search for Osama bin Laden, which originated with the “Sisterhood,” a remarkable team of CIA analysts.

Full Frame Opening Night

The highly anticipated and buzz-worthy Opening Night film is Gideon’s Army.

Gideon’s Army (Director: Dawn Porter) This remarkable film—a powerful testament to what it means to dedicate one’s life to the service of others—follows three young public defenders as they wrestle with massive caseloads and overwhelming student loans in order to ensure the rights of the accused.

The entire film lineup and summaries can be found here. 2013 Film List.

The festival passes have been sold out for weeks but individual tickets still are available.The schedule is available here and the link to purchase individual tickets can be found here. Some films are already sold out. Single tickets are $15 each. A little light on cash? There will be a few free movies and Speakeasy conversations. Free film screenings will take place outdoors in Durham Central Park on Friday and Saturday night. Food Truck Roundups will precede both outdoor showings. These films will also each be shown again in the new Full Frame Theater in the Power Plant at American Tobacco. Full Frame will also host a free Closing Night Film in Fletcher Hall at the Carolina Theatre on April 7. You will have 6 films and 5 Speakeasy conversations to attend for free.

I will be at the festival giving coverage of events. I’m really looking forward to this. be sure to follow the action via Full Frame’s official Facebook page, twitter handle @FullFrame The offical hashtag for the festival is #fullframefest.

I will also be tweeting @NotTheCar and on instagram also notthecar posting pics and tweeting everything i can manage to keep up with. Follow along with me.

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