The Full Frame Documentary Film Festival continues to add films to what is already an outstanding lineup of films. The full schedule of films will be announced later this week.
World Premieres of “The Loving Story” and “A Good Man,” as well as the US Premiere of “Guilty Pleasures,” will join 15 other titles as part of the Full Frame Documentary Film Festival’s 2011 Invited Program, Festival officials announced. The 18 films will screen outside of competition and most will feature panel discussions with filmmakers, subjects and special guests, or other live events immediately following the screening. Special guests will be announced in the coming weeks.
“The Loving Story,” “Page One: Inside the New York Times” and “Burma Soldier,” previously announced in the Career Award lineup, make up the Festival’s Center Frames and will screen in Fletcher Hall at the historic Carolina Theater.
“Force of Nature: The David Suzuki Story” will screen as the festival’s annual Free Youth Program on Thursday morning, April 14.
Two films from the Invited Program will be featured as Outdoor Encores, free screenings on the lawn at Durham Central Park. “My Playground” will play Friday night, April 15, followed by “Who Took the Bomp? Le Tigre on Tour” on Saturday evening, April 16.
“Sadie Tillery and her team have once again brought a great crop of new and award winning documentaries to Full Frame,” said Full Frame executive director Deirdre Haj. “The Invited Program perfectly supplements the bounty of films in competition this year, and we look forward to the energy in the screening rooms as well as the passionate discussions sure to follow patrons long after the credits roll.”
Specific screening times and venues will be announced with the overall schedule on March 24.
The 2011 Full Frame Documentary Film Festival will be held April 14-17, in Durham, N.C., with Duke University as the presenting sponsor. Tickets for programs are available to passholders beginning March 24 and will go on sale at fullframefest.org on April 4.
OPENING NIGHT FILM Guilty Pleasures (Director: Julie Moggan)
A captivating peek between the covers of romance novels, this film reveals the yearnings of five individuals from around the world—a novelist, a cover model, and three readers—who are all embroiled in the genre as they navigate love in a modern age. US Premiere
CENTER FRAME The Loving Story (Director: Nancy Buirski)
A provocative chronicle of the groundbreaking civil rights battle of Richard and Mildred Loving, arrested for their interracial marriage in Virginia in 1958, whose case eventually went to the Supreme Court. World Premiere
CENTER FRAME Page One: Inside the New York Times (Director: Andrew Rossi)
With unprecedented access, this film documents the inner workings of the Media Desk of the New York Times. An up-close examination of the changing world of journalism, from the viewpoint of America’s most venerable newspaper.
El Bulli (Director: Gereon Wetzel)
Ferran Adrià’s renowned restaurant closes for six months every year while chefs perfect an avant-garde menu of impressive alchemy.
FREE YOUTH PROGRAM Force of Nature: The David Suzuki Story
(Director: Sturla Gunnarsson)
The life story of acclaimed Canadian environmentalist David Suzuki is interwoven with excerpts from his poignant legacy lecture at the University of British Columbia.
A Good Man (Directors: Gordon Quinn, Bob Hercules)
Controversial modern dance choreographer Bill T. Jones creates an ambitious interdisciplinary work about the legacy of Abraham Lincoln. World Premiere
Gun Fight (Director: Barbara Kopple)
Barbara Kopple takes on gun violence in a gripping study of advocacy’s methods and antagonists.
In the Garden of Sounds (Nel giardino dei suoni) (Director: Nicola Bellucci)
Awed by sound’s restorative powers, Wolfgang Fasser, a blind music therapist, runs a retreat where sonic vibrations vivify the comatose and soothe the anguished.
Katka (Director: Helena Třeštíková)
For 14 years a young woman on the streets of Prague has struggled to overcome her drug addiction. Will her unborn child make the difference now?
L’amour fou (Director: Pierre Thoretton)
Pierre Bergé, partner of Yves Saint Laurent, makes the fateful decision to auction the couple’s extensive art collection. A wistful look at the treasured pieces that shaped their world.
Magic Trip (Directors: Alison Ellwood, Alex Gibney)
Join Ken Kesey and his band of Merry Pranksters on their legendary, drug-fueled bus adventure across the country in 1964.
OUTDOOR ENCORE My Playground (Director: Kaspar Astrup Schröder)
A group of young parkour artists in Denmark make the most of their architectural surroundings and embark on a cultural exchange with fellow street athletes around the world.
Nostalgia for the Light (Nostalgia de la Luz) (Director: Patricio Guzman)
A meditation on time, memory, and the poetics of science, featuring astronomers, archeologists, and families of the disappeared drawn to Chile’s Atacama Desert.
Project Nim (Director: James Marsh)
If you raise a chimpanzee as a human being, could he learn to communicate with you through sign language? The extraordinary saga of Nim, the subject of a 1970s experiment, is also a chronicle of human frailty.
Square Grouper: Godfathers of Ganja (Director: Billy Corben)
A lively look at the eccentric South Florida marijuana smugglers in the 70s and 80s who helped spark the present legalization movement.
Tabloid (Director: Errol Morris)
A highly publicized sex scandal of the 1970s is examined from the viewpoints of the teenage beauty queen at its center and those who remember the story slightly differently.
To Be Heard
(Directors: Deborah Shaffer, Roland Legiardi-Laura, Edwin Martinez, Amy Sultan)
Three students from the South Bronx find respite from their daily struggles when they enroll in a high school poetry class.
OUTDOOR ENCORE Who Took the Bomp? Le Tigre on Tour (Director: Kerthy Fix)
Go behind the scenes, onstage, and inside the minds of Le Tigre, the pioneering feminist electro-punk band, on their final tour.