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2013_DC_Herblock_130620175AFI Docs 2013 -- "Herblock -- The Black and the White" (w/Michael Stevens, George Stevens Jr., and Ben Gazzale) (incl reception) @ Newseum
Herblock -- The Black and the White:
Filmmaker Michael Stevens paints a lively portrait of influential Washington Post editorial cartoonist Herbert Block whose distinguished 55-year career spanning 13 presidents earned him three Pulitzer Prizes and the Medal of Freedom. Covering a time when cartoons...
2013_DC_Burn_13062232AFI Docs 2013 -- "Let the Fire Burn" (w/Jason Osder) @ Newseum
Let the Fire Burn: Jason Osder
USA, 2013, 95 minutes
On May 13, 1985, Philadelphia’s municipal authorities battling the black liberation group MOVE dropped incendiary, military-grade explosives onto an Osage Avenue row house. The ensuing six-alarm inferno killed five children and six adults,...
2013_DC_Jackie_130619227AFI Docs 2013 -- "Letters to Jackie" (w/Bill Couturie, Ben Gazzale, and Scott Keogh) (incl reception) @ Newseum
Letters to Jackie:
When President John F. Kennedy was assassinated in 1963, the world came to a crashing halt as the nation grieved for its leader whose promise of a brighter future was cut tragically short. During this time the president's widow, Jacqueline Kennedy, received thousands of letters from...
2013_DC_Not_Anymore_13062316AFI Docs 2013 -- "Not Anymore: A Story of Revolution" (w/Matthew VanDyke) @ Newseum
Not Anymore: A Story of Revolution:
This vivid film explores the Syrian revolution as told through the experiences of two of its deeply affected citizens. Mowya is a dedicated male rebel fighter and Nour a young female journalist who risks her life in pursuit of the truth. By sharing their harrowing...
2014_DC_Holbrook_140618281AFI Docs 2014 -- "Holbrook/Twain: An American Odyssey" (w/Hal Holbrook and Scott Teems) @ Newseum
Celebrated actor Hal Holbrook has carved out a prolific career in film, television and theater, but one role, which he has played since 1954, has become indelibly associated with him: Mark Twain. For 60 years, Holbrook has been touring with his award-winning one-man...
2015_DC_Hot_Type_15061952AFI Docs 2015 -- "Hot Type: 150 Years of The Nation" (w/Barbara Kopple) @ Newseum
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_Herzog_16062475AFI Docs 2016 -- Guggenheim Symposium and Screening of "Lo and Behold" (w/Werner Herzog) w/Ramin Bahrani) @ Newseum
Advance tickets for the Guggenheim Symposium are no longer available. There will be a standby line at the screening for any unclaimed seats. Limited seating will also be available for AFI DOCS pass holders, please visit our Passes page for more...
2016_DC_Check_It_160625126AFI Docs 2016 -- "Check It" (w/Dana Flor and Check It folks) @ Newseum
Spotlight Screening
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_Life_Animated_160625157AFI Docs 2016 -- "Life Animated" (w/Roger Ross Williams, Ron, Cornelia, Walter, and Owen Suskind) @ Newseum
Spotlight Screening
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_Lear_160626222AFI Docs 2016 -- "Norman Lear: Just Another Version of You" (w/Norman Lear, Heidi Ewing, and Rachel Grady) @ Newseum
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...
2016_DC_Zero_Days_160622135AFI Docs 2016 -- "Zero Days" (w/Alex Gibney, Ann Hornaday, David Sanger, Liam O'Murchu, and Eric Chien) @ Newseum
Zero Days
Opening Night Gala
North American Premiere
When independent Internet technicians discovered a chillingly powerful computer virus unlike anything they'd seen before, signs pointed not merely to recreational or criminal hackers, but to a high-stakes game of cyber warfare between nations....
2017_DC_Poitras_17061649AFI 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_Icarus_17061473AFI 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_Stmt2_18061373AFI Docs 2018 -- "Personal Statement" (w/Juliane Dressner, Edwin Martinez, Karoline, Enoch and Christine) @ Newseum -- Presentation
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_Personal_Stmt_180613109AFI 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...
2019_DC_Legacy_190620130AFI Docs 2019 & CPB -- Panel: Cinema's Legacy: Innovations in Nonfiction Storytelling @ Newseum
AFI Docs
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...
2010_DC_Newseum_Rally_10103023DC -- Newseum -- "Rally to Restore Sanity and/or Fear" being watched from the atrium
Jumbotron time!
2007_DC_NALR50_07082351Natl Archives & Newseum -- "50 Years After Little Rock: The Media and the Movement" (w/Frank Bond, Ron Collins, Dorothy Gilliam, and Gene Roberts)
In September 1957, nine black students walked into Little Rock's all-white Central High School, striking a blow against segregation. As the heroic efforts of the "Little Rock Nine" helped define the civil rights era, the media played a crucial role in calling the public's attention to the issues of the...
2010_DC_Secretariat_10091823Newseum -- Making of "Secretariat" (w/Randall Wallace and Bill Nack)
The Making of "Secretariat"
Join us for a special program with film director Randall Wallace as he talks about his new movie "Secretariat." With him will be sports journalist Bill Nack, who wrote the book "Secretariat: The Making of a Champion" on which the movie is based.
Wallace wrote the Academy...
2014_DC_Writing_14110819Newseum -- NewseumDocs -- "Writing on the Wall" (w/John Michalczyk)
NewseumDocs: “Writing on the Wall: Remembering the Berlin Wall”
The film memorializes the history of the wall as an oppressive structure dividing East and West Berlin and features interviews with those who lived through the challenging times of the Cold War. The film will be followed by a Q&A with...
2015_DC_Dateline_Saigon_15092880Newseum -- "Dateline: Saigon" screening (w/Neil Sheehan, George Packer, and Thomas Herman) incl reception
The Newseum presents the Washington, D.C., premiere of the new documentary “Dateline – Saigon,” which profiles five Pulitzer Prize-winning journalists who covered the Vietnam War.
“Dateline – Saigon” chronicles the controversial and groundbreaking work of The New York Times’s David Halberstam, UPI’s...
2011_DC_FreedomM_110506111Newseum -- "Freedom Riders" screening -- Miscellaneous pictures
Freedom Riders Reception and Program:
Join PBS, American Experience and the Newseum as we celebrate the 50th anniversary of the 1961 Freedom Rides.
Congressman and Freedom Rider John Lewis and author Raymond Arsenault will sign copies of their books during the reception.
Following the screening of...
2011_DC_FreedomP_11050683Newseum -- "Freedom Riders" screening -- Stage Presentation (w/Diane Nash, Stanley Nelson, Joan Trumpauer Mulholland, Raymond Arsenault, and John Lewis)
Speakers in sequence:
* Paul Sparrow, Senior vice president/broadcasting, Newseum
* Paula A. Kerger, president and chief executive officer of PBS,
* Patricia de Stacy Harrison, President and Chief Executive Officer, Corporation for Public Broadcasting
* Mark Samels, Executive Producer of...
2014_DC_Freedom_Summer_14061687Newseum -- "Freedom Summer" screening (w/Gwen Ifill, Mark Samels, Bob Moses, Rita Schwerner Bender and Stanley Nelson)
Freedom Summer premieres on AMERICAN EXPERIENCE on Tuesday, June 24, 2014 on PBS.
Guests: Gwen Ifill, Mark Samels, Bob Moses, Rita Schwerner Bender and Stanley Nelson
It was called Freedom Summer, a campaign organized by civil rights groups in 1964 to send hundreds of young people into the heart of...
2011_DC_Classroom_11110133Newseum -- "God in the Classroom: In God We Teach" screening (w/panel)
Special Program: "God in the Classroom"
WASHINGTON — As more study about religions enters the curriculum, how do we ensure that teachers neither inculcate nor denigrate religion?
Join us at the Knight Conference Center at the Newseum, Tuesday, Nov. 1, at 6:30 p.m., for a lively examination of the...
2019_DC_Pulitzer_19040737Newseum -- "Joseph Pulitzer: Voice of the People" (w/Robert Seidman and Nathalie Applewhite)
Documentary Screening: "Joseph Pulitzer: Voice of the People"
The Newseum presents a screening of the new documentary, “Joseph Pulitzer: Voice of the People,” which profiles the American icon whose newspaper, the New York World, transformed media and made him wealthy, admired and feared.
The film...
2009_DC_Darfur_09041829Newseum -- "Journey to Darfur" (w/Nick Clooney)
Inside Media Special Edition: A Journey to Darfur
Guest: Nick Clooney
In April 2006, noted journalist Nick Clooney and his son, George, spent days documenting the plight of hundreds of thousands of refugees who escaped militias ravaging the western region of the Sudan. The film "A Journey to Darfur"...
2009_DC_MTCDC_0902213Newseum -- "Moments that Changed Us: Diahann Carroll" (w/Nick Clooney)
Inside Media Special Edition: Moments That Changed Us:
Veteran journalist Nick Clooney will host a screening of an installment of the American Life TV series, "Moments That Changed Us." This film looks at the life and career of Diahann Carroll, an award-winning actress, singer and...
2008_DC_MTCWoz_08112831Newseum -- "Moments that Changed Us: Steve Wozniak" (w/Nick Clooney)
"Moments that Changed Us" with Nick Clooney
Nick Clooney will host a discussion about and screening from his television series "Moments That Changed Us." This special program at the Newseum will feature the contributions of Steve Wozniak, co-founder of Apple computers.
Clooney has hosted national TV...
2011_DC_Page1_11061570Newseum -- "Page One: Inside the New York Times" screening (w/David Carr, Brian Stelter, Lynn Sweet, Margaret Carlson, Marc Ambinder, Kate Novack, and Andrew Rossi)
The Newseum, Participant Media, Magnolia Pictures and HISTORY Films invite you and a guest to the Washington premiere of
"Page One: Inside the New York Times"
A documentary film directed by Andrew Rossi
Produced and written by Kate Novack and Andrew Rossi.
The screening will be followed by a...
2016_DC_Race4WH_16030638Newseum -- "Race for the White House" (w/Kathleen Kennedy Townsend and Timothy Naftali)
Special Screening: “Race for the White House”
The Newseum presents a special sneak preview of the premiere episode of “Race for the White House,” a new six-part CNN Original Series narrated by Academy Award winner Kevin Spacey.
Using rare archival footage, interviews and stylized dramatizations, each...
2014_DC_Rosewater_14110988Newseum -- "Rosewater" screening (w/Jon Stewart, Maziar Bahari, Gwen Ifill, and Joel Simon)
Join Jon Stewart for a screening of his new film, Rosewater, which chronicles the true story of journalist Maziar Bahari, who was arrested in 2009 while covering the Iranian presidential...
2013_DC_Whistleblowers_13041662Newseum -- "War on Whistleblowers" screening (w/panel)
Special Event: Special Screening and Panel Discussion: "War on Whistleblowers: Free Press and the National Security State."
The Newseum presents a special screening of the new documentary "War on Whistleblowers: Free Press and the National Security State."
The film profiles four government...
2016_DC_Watching_Moon_16041355Newseum -- "Watching the Moon at Night" (w/panel)
The National Endowment for Democracy (NED), in cooperation with the Newseum Institute and the Rabin Chair Forum of George Washington University, invites you to a film screening of “Watching the Moon at Night,” a 90-minute creative documentary with a personal tone. Filmed in six countries, Watching the...
2015_DC_Vietnamerica_151017207Newseum -- “Vietnamerica” Screening, Reception and Panel
“Vietnamerica” Screening, Reception and Panel
The Vietnamese American Heritage Foundation and the Newseum present the Washington, D.C., premiere of the new documentary “Vietnamerica,” which tells the story of how more than 2 million Vietnamese fled to America in the years following the Vietnam...
2016_DC_Ebola_16101323Newseum & CSIS -- “Ebola in America: Epidemic of Fear” (w/Helene Cooper, Ray Suarez, and J. Stephen Morrison)
Documentary Screening:
“Ebola in America: Epidemic of Fear”
Please join us for a screening of the groundbreaking documentary “Ebola in America: Epidemic of Fear,” produced by the CSIS Global Health Policy Center. A panel discussion on how Americans experienced Ebola in 2014, and the news media’s role...
2015_DC_With_Cash_15121555Newseum & Hudson Institute & Freedom House -- "From Russia With Cash" (w/panel)
US Premiere of "From Russia With Cash" Documentary:
Join us for a screening and discussion with the film's creative consultant and two cast members
In July 2015, the UK documentary "From Russia with Cash" frayed political nerves when it revealed how real estate agents in Great Britain can be key...
2012_DC_Deadline_12012547Newseum & Transcendent -- "Deadline" screening (w/Mark Ethridge and Curt Hahn)
The Newseum and Transcendent invite you and a guest to a special private screening of Deadline
Join us for the advance screening of Deadline, the story of the murder of an African-American youth in rural Alabama that has gone uninvestigated, unsolved and unpunished for almost 20 years.
Inspired by a...
2011_DC_Miss_Innocence_111003107Newseum & University of Mississippi -- "Mississippi Innocence" premier (w/Dahlia Lithwick, John Grisham, Harry Edwards, and Angela Davis)
Newseum and The University of Mississippi invite you to the Washington, D.C., screening and discussion of Mississippi Innocence Film by Joe York.
Speakers in sequence:
* Charles L. Overby, Chief Executive Officer, Freedom Forum, Newseum and Diversity Institute.
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