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Big Star: Nothing Can Hurt Me

The Full Frame Documentary Film Festival has announced additional programming for the 2013 festival: 3 Center Frame programs, 5 Free Screenings, the Southern Documentary Fund: In-the-Works program, and this year’s Garrett Scott Documentary Development Grant recipients.

Three films previously announced in the Invited Program will exhibit as Center Frame screenings in Fletcher Hall of the Carolina Theatre: the World Premiere of Patrick Creadon’s “If You Build It,” the North American Premiere of Patrick Reed’s “Fight Like Soldiers, Die Like Children,” and Greg Barker’s acclaimed documentary “Manhunt.”

Subjects from the films will participate in extended conversations with the filmmakers after each Center Frame screening. The following special guests and newsmakers will all be in attendance:Emily Pilloton and Matthew Miller, the designers from “If You Build It,” Lieutenant-General Roméo Dallaire featured in “Fight Like Soldiers, Die Like Children,” and Cindy Storer andSusan Hasler from “Manhunt,” members of the original CIA ‘Sisterhood’ involved in tracking Osama bin Laden and Al Qaeda.

Now in its seventh year, the 2013 Garrett Scott Documentary Development Grant has been awarded to Lyric R. Cabral for “(T)ERROR”and to Mike Attie and Meghan O’Hara for “In Country.” The Grant’s organizers will join the filmmakers in presenting short excerpts from their works-in-progress prior to the screening of 2011 recipient Lotfy Nathan’s film, “12 O’Clock Boys.” The Grant is awarded in honor of filmmaker Garrett Scott, who made a distinctive mark in the documentary genre during his brief career. It recognizes first-time filmmakers who, like Scott, bring a unique vision to the content and style of their documentary films.

The Southern Documentary Fund is screening in-the-works excerpts from “Occupy the Imagination” by Rodrigo Dorfman and “So Help You God” by Ashley York. The showings will be followed by panel discussions and Q & A sessions with the filmmakers.

SDF: In-the-Works provides southern filmmakers the opportunity to receive feedback from a dedicated assembly of their peers and serious documentary enthusiasts.

Full Frame 2013 will feature 5 Free Screenings. The festival will continue its tradition of showcasing films outdoors in Durham Central Park on Friday and Saturday night. Two award winners from last year’s festival will each screen twice, once indoors and once outside: 2012 Full Frame Audience Award Winner “Trash Dance” and “Chasing Ice,” which received the Nicholas School Environmental Award.

Food Truck Roundups will precede both outdoor showings on Friday and Saturday evening. These films will also each be shown again in the new Full Frame Theatre in the Power Plant at American Tobacco. Lastly, Full Frame will host a free Closing Night Film Sunday night. Drew DeNicola and Olivia Mori’s “Big Star: Nothing Can Hurt Me” will close the festival at 8:00pm on April 7th.

The complete schedule of events, along with full film descriptions can be viewed at:

2013 Center Frame Screenings @ Carolina Theatre’s Fletcher Hall

CENTER FRAME – Friday, April 5 @ 5:00pm
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

CENTER FRAME – Saturday, April 6 @ 1:50pm
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.

CENTER FRAME – Saturday, April 6 @ 5:00pm
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

2013 Free Screenings – No Ticket Required

FREE SCREENING – Friday, April 5 @ 6:30pm – Full Frame Theatre
Trash Dance (Director: Andrew Garrison)
An unusual partnership between a dancer and Austin’s Department of Solid Waste Services results in a public performance starring man, music, and machine.

FREE SCREENING – Saturday, April 6 @ 6:30pm – Full Frame Theatre
Chasing Ice (Director: Jeff Orlowski)
Scientific fact and aesthetic beauty merge in monumental and dramatic time-lapse photos illustrating global warming’s chilling ravages.

CLOSING NIGHT FILM – Sunday, April 7 @ 8:00pm – Carolina Theatre’s Fletcher Hall
Big Star: Nothing Can Hurt Me (Directors: Drew DeNicola, Olivia Mori)
Myth and music collide in this story of the influence and impact of revered power-pop band Big Star, featuring never-before-seen footage, photos, and interviews.

2013 Garrett Scott Documentary Development Grant – Saturday, April 6 @ 1:00pm – Cinema 3 (Ticket Required)

(T)ERROR (Director: Lyric R. Cabral)
An active FBI counterterrorism sting operation unravels when a terror suspect realizes an informant is setting him up.

In Country (Directors: Mike Attie, Meghan O’Hara)
Blurring the boundaries between reality and fantasy, this film follows a “platoon” of dedicated Vietnam War reenactors.

SDF: In-the-Works – Sunday, April 7 @ 1:40pm – Durham Arts Council (Ticket Required)

Occupy the Imagination (Director: Rodrigo Dorfman)
As filmmaker Rodrigo Dorfman explores his revolutionary roots in 1970s Chile, a wave of resistance explodes during Occupy Wall Street.

So Help You God (Director: Ashley York)
Filmmaker Ashley York returns to her Kentucky hometown to unravel the story of six teenagers imprisoned for a gruesome murder. 

The 16th Annual Full Frame Documentary Film Festival will be held April 4-7, 2013, in Durham, NC, with Duke University as the presenting sponsor. 

source: Full Frame Documentary Film Festival 

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