|2015_DC_Hot_Type_150619||52||AFI Docs 2015 -- "Hot Type: 150 Years of The Nation" (w/Barbara Kopple) @ Newseum|
HOT TYPE: 150 YEARS OF THE NATION
Two-time Oscar® winner Barbara Kopple (Harlan County, USA) focuses on the esteemed weekly The Nation. Founded in 1865 by abolitionist Republicans, the iconic progressive publication accepts no revenue from advertisers, enabling its ahead-of-the-pack critiques of the...
|2016_DC_Check_It_160625||126||AFI Docs 2016 -- "Check It" (w/Dana Flor and Check It folks) @ Newseum|
In the heart of the nation's capital, the Check It is a street gang comprised of gay and transgender teens who support each other in the face of outside bullying, attacks and discrimination. The group struggles with an existence underscored by violence, poverty and...
|2016_DC_Crashing_160615||52||AFI Docs 2016 -- "Crashing the Party" (w/David Sigal, Don Baer, Jonathan Martin, Matt Bai, and Eleanor Clift) @ Landmark E Street Cinema|
The American Film Institute invites you and a guest to
CRASHING THE PARTY
Panel and Q&A after the film with:
* Don Baer (moderator)
* Jonathan Martin
* Matt Bai
* Eleanor Clift
CRASHING THE PARTY
With the very survival of the Democratic Party on the line after the three worst presidential...
|2016_DC_Life_Animated_160625||157||AFI Docs 2016 -- "Life Animated" (w/Roger Ross Williams, Ron, Cornelia, Walter, and Owen Suskind) @ Newseum|
At the age of three, Owen Suskind was diagnosed on the autism spectrum and nearly four years passed without any verbal communication between him and his family. One day Owen's father posed a question to his son using a hand puppet of the bird Iago — from the Walt...
|2016_DC_Mapplethorpe_160328||25||AFI Docs 2016 -- "Mapplethorpe: Look at the Pictures" (w/Randy Barbato) @ Landmark E Street Cinema|
The American Film Institute invites you to "Mapplethorpe: Look at the Pictures". Conversation after the film with filmmaker Randy Barbato.
Emmy® winners Fenton Bailey and Randy Barbato (HBO’s “Wishful Drinking”) offer a revealing portrait of one of the most important artists of the 20th century in the...
|2016_DC_No_Mas_160111||31||AFI Docs 2016 -- "No Mas Bebes" (w/Renee Tajima-Pena) @ Landmark E Street Cinema|
NO MÁS BEBÉS tells the story of a little-known, but landmark event of women’s history and reproductive rights, a struggle that unfolded four decades ago in Los Angeles. The film recounts how a small group of Mexican immigrant mothers and activists sued county doctors, the state, and the U.S. government...
|2016_DC_Lear_160626||222||AFI Docs 2016 -- "Norman Lear: Just Another Version of You" (w/Norman Lear, Heidi Ewing, and Rachel Grady) @ Newseum|
NORMAN LEAR: JUST ANOTHER VERSION OF YOU
Closing Night Gala
Dir. Heidi Ewing, Rachel Grady; 2015; 91 min
At 93, an energetic, funny and thoughtful Norman Lear looks back on a career that defined television comedy in the 1970s and beyond, including classics such as ALL IN THE FAMILY, THE JEFFERSONS...
|2015_DC_Moore_151116||40||AFI Docs 2016 -- "Where To Invade Next" (w/Michael Moore, Tia Lessin, and Jason Dick) @ Landmark E Street Cinema|
YOU AND A GUEST ARE INVITED TO THE AFI DOCS SCREENING OF THE NEW COMEDY FROM MICHAEL MOORE
WHERE TO INVADE NEXT
Academy Award®-winning director Michael Moore returns with what may be his most provocative and hilarious film yet: Moore tells the Pentagon to "stand down" — he will do the invading for...
|2017_DC_Poitras_170616||49||AFI Docs 2017 -- Guggenheim Symposium (w/Laura Poitras) @ Newseum|
Each year, the AFI DOCS Charles Guggenheim Symposium honors masters of the non-fiction art form who inspire audiences by documenting and exploring the human experience. The Symposium takes place during the documentary festival and celebrates a master documentary filmmaker and their...
|2017_DC_Look2Right_170617||69||AFI Docs 2017 -- Look to the Right (w/Ann Hornaday and Michael Pack) @ Landmark E Street Cinema|
LOOK TO THE RIGHT: A CONVERSATION WITH ANN HORNADAY AND MICHAEL PACK
In recent years, conservative documentaries have achieved impressive reach with audiences despite being largely absent from the festival, art-house and TV circuits. Filmmaker Michael Pack (THE FALL OF NEWT GINGRICH) discusses how...
|2017_DC_Evidence_170615||47||AFI Docs 2017 -- "I Am Evidence" (w/Mariska Hargitay and Trish Adlesic) @ Landmark E Street Cinema|
I AM EVIDENCE
Dir. Trish Adlesic, Geeta Gandbhir; 2017; 89 min
Thousands of untested sexual assault evidence kits are languishing in storage facilities across the U.S. — and law enforcement inaction means serial perpetrators are at liberty to strike again. This urgent and eye-opening film investigates...
|2017_DC_Icarus_170614||73||AFI Docs 2017 -- "Icarus" (w/Bryan Fogel and Dan Cogan) @ Newseum|
An amateur American cyclist opts to up his game and experiment with performance-enhancing drugs. But his research leads him to a notorious Moscow lab director — and he soon finds himself entangled in the highest levels of the Russian government. – Mimi Brody
Tickets to the Opening Night gala of...
|2018_DC_Personal_Stmt_180613||109||AFI Docs 2018 -- "Personal Statement" (w/Juliane Dressner, Edwin Martinez, Karoline, Enoch and Christine) @ Newseum -- Receptions|
For its 16th edition, AFI’s annual celebration of documentary film in the nation’s capital will open with the world premiere of PERSONAL STATEMENT (DIRS Juliane Dressner and Edwin Martinez)
Three seniors at Brooklyn high schools are determined to get their entire classes to college, even though they...
|2018_DC_Fourth_Estate_180515||76||AFI Docs 2018 -- "The Fourth Estate" (w/Liz Garbus, Jenny Carchman, Justin Wilkes, Elisabeth Bumiller, Peter Baker, Michael Shear) @ Naval Memorial|
AFI Docs Film Series
The American Film Institute invites you and a guest to The Fourth Estate.
See the first episode of the four-part Showtime® documentary series the Fourth Estate.
Followed By A Conversation With:
* Liz Garbus – Director And Producer, The Fourth Estate
* Jenny Carchman –...
|2019_DC_Knock_Down_190429||68||AFI Docs 2019 -- "Knock Down the House" (w/Rachel Lears, Amy Vilela, Kasie Hunt) @ Naval Heritage Center|
AFI Docs And Meet The Press Invite You To
Knock Down The House
Q&A to follow with filmmaker Rachel Lears, moderated by NBC News’ Kasie Hunt.
This rousing documentary follows four extraordinary women—Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, Amy Vilela, Cori Bush, and Paula Jean Swearengin—who take on the...
|2019_DC_Legacy_190620||130||AFI Docs 2019 & CPB -- Panel: Cinema's Legacy: Innovations in Nonfiction Storytelling @ Newseum|
Cinema's Legacy: Innovations in Nonfiction Storytelling
The Corporation for Public Broadcasting and AFI DOCS invite you to a reception and panel celebrating public media's rich history of nonfiction storytelling.
Speakers in sequence:
* Bob Gazzale, President and CEO of the American Film...
|2017_DC_Saaba_171025||104||DC -- United States Institute of Peace & AFI Docs -- "Saaba" Documentary Series w/Panel Discussion|
A Sahel Community Confronts Security Threats: Film Premiere
USIP and AFI DOCS Film Festival Present 'Saaba,’ a Documentary Series, with a Panel Discussion
The recent killing of four U.S. Army Special Forces soldiers in Niger as they were training local troops, as well as an August attack that claimed...