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2013_DC_AFI_Docs3AFI Docs 2013 -- Miscellaneous shots
2013_DC_Caucus_130622114AFI Docs 2013 -- "Caucus" (w/AJ Schnack, Nathan Truesdell, Chris Cillizza, Matt Beynon, and Alice Stewart) @ Donald Reynolds Center
Caucus: US Premiere:
While the GOP leadership race in 2012 played itself out for the nation on primetime television with camera ready sound bytes and speeches, a documentary film crew led by filmmaker AJ Schnack went behind the scenes to capture the not-so-ready-for-primetime moments that culminate in...
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_Lost4Life_13062262AFI Docs 2013 -- "Lost for Life" (w/Joshua Rofe) @ Donald Reynolds Center
Lost for Life -- World Premiere:
Is it right for juvenile offenders to receive lifetime prison sentences without parole? This thought-provoking film explores the complex issue with input from both the perpetrators – all charged with first degree murder – and the victims' families. As they revisit the...
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...
2013_DC_Our_Nixon_130622112AFI Docs 2013 -- "Our Nixon" (w/Penny Lane, Lee Huebner, Dwight Chapin, and Jake Tapper) @ Natl Archives
Washington, DC, premiere of Our Nixon:
Throughout Richard Nixon’s Presidency, three of his top White House aides (John Erlichman, H.R. Haldeman, Dwight Chapin) documented their experiences with Super 8 home movie cameras. The documentary Our Nixon presents those home movies for the first time, along...
2014_DC_Holbrook_140618281AFI Docs 2014 -- "Holbrook/Twain: An American Odyssey" (w/Hal Holbrook and Scott Teems) @ Newseum
HOLBROOK/TWAIN: AN AMERICAN ODYSSEY
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...
2014_DC_Virunga_14102961AFI Docs 2014 -- "Virunga" (w/Orlando von Einsiedel, Joanna Natasegara, Emmanual de Merode & Andre Bauma) @ Landmark E Street Cinema
AFI Docs and Netflix invite you and a guest to a special screening of VIRUNGA
A film by Orlando von Einsiedel
Q&A following the film with Director Orlando von Einsiedel, producer Joanna Natasegara, Virgunga National Park Director Emmanual de Merode & Virunga National Park Ranger Andre Bauma. Moderated...
2015_DC_Hot_Type_15061952AFI 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_Herzog_16062475AFI Docs 2016 -- Guggenheim Symposium and Screening of "Lo and Behold" (w/Werner Herzog) w/Ramin Bahrani) @ Newseum
GUGGENHEIM SYMPOSIUM AND SCREENING OF LO AND BEHOLD
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_HBO_Reception_16062460AFI Docs 2016 -- HBO Documentary Films Reception @ Prequel
The American Film Institute invites you and a guest to attend
HBO Documentary Films Reception
at AFI Docs 2016
celebrating the HBO documentary films featured at AFI Docs this year.
Filmmakers seen here include Olivia Booker ("Pit Stop"), David Farrier ("Tickled"), Tom Fassaert ("A Family Affair"),...
2016_DC_Check_It_160625126AFI Docs 2016 -- "Check It" (w/Dana Flor and Check It folks) @ Newseum
CHECK IT
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_Crashing_16061552AFI 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_160625157AFI Docs 2016 -- "Life Animated" (w/Roger Ross Williams, Ron, Cornelia, Walter, and Owen Suskind) @ Newseum
LIFE, ANIMATED
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_Mapplethorpe_16032825AFI 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_16011131AFI 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_160626222AFI 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...
2016_DC_Shorts_Reception_16062524AFI Docs 2016 -- "Shorts at AFI Docs 2016 Reception" @ The Source
The American Film Institute invites you and a guest to attend the
Shorts at AFI Docs 2016 Reception
celebrating the short films featured at AFI Docs this year.
Film personnel photographed include Gunnar Bergdahl ("Tracks").
2015_DC_Moore_15111640AFI 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...
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
GUGGENHEIM SYMPOSIUM
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_17061769AFI 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_17061547AFI 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_17061473AFI Docs 2017 -- "Icarus" (w/Bryan Fogel and Dan Cogan) @ Newseum
Icarus
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...
2017_DC_Muhi_1706171AFI Docs 2017 -- "Muhi" (w/Rina Castelnuovo-Hollander) @ Landmark E Street Cinema
Rina Castelnuovo-Hollander at the step and repeat.
2017_DC_Tough_Guys_170615110AFI Docs 2017 -- "Tough Guys" (w/Morgan Spurlock, Henry Roosevelt, W.B. Zullo, Bill Viola and Frank Caliguri) @ Landmark E Street Cinema
TOUGH GUYS
Dir. Henry Roosevelt, W.B. Zullo; 2017; 78 min
Told through the colorful stories of scrappy brawlers and amateur promoters, TOUGH GUYS brings to life the birth of mixed martial arts competitions in 1980s Pittsburgh. The idea to legitimize street fighting by putting it in the ring brought...
2018_DC_James_18061472AFI Docs 2018 -- Guggenheim Symposium Honoring Steve James @ Natl Museum of American History
CHARLES GUGGENHEIM SYMPOSIUM HONORING STEVE JAMES
Interviewed by Michael Phillips, Chicago Tribune
Including The East Coast Premiere Of Episode One Of The Starz Original Docu-Series AMERICA TO ME
The AFI DOCS Charles Guggenheim Symposium honors masters of the non-fiction art form who inspire...
2018_DC_Above_Beyond_18061567AFI Docs 2018 -- "Above And Beyond: NASA's Journey To Tomorrow" (w/Rory Kennedy, Charles Bolden, Ellen Stofan) @ National Air and Space Museum
AFI DOCS Special Screening of
ABOVE AND BEYOND: NASA'S JOURNEY TO TOMORROW
A film by Rory Kennedy
Panel discussion following the screening with Emmy® Award-winning director Rory Kennedy and others from the film.

ABOVE AND BEYOND: NASA'S JOURNEY TO TOMORROW
Rory Kennedy tells the stories of the...
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...
2018_DC_Fourth_Estate_18051576AFI 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_Hail_Satan_19041631AFI Docs 2019 -- "Hail Satan?" (w/Penny Lane) @ Landmark E Street Cinemal
The American Film Institute Invites You And A Guest To Hail Satan?
Directed by Penny Lane, this hilarious documentary follows the growth of the Satanic Temple, one of the most colorful and controversial religious movements in today’s American political arena. The screening will be followed by a...
2019_DC_Knock_Down_19042968AFI 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_Dr_Ruth_19041782AFI Docs 2019 and JxJ -- "Ask Dr. Ruth" (w/Dr. Ruth and Ryan White) @ Natl Museum of Amer History
Hulu, Magnolia Pictures, Afi Docs, Jxj And Smithsonian Theaters Invite You To Ask Dr. Ruth
Dr. Ruth and director Ryan White will both be in attendance.
ASK DR. RUTH chronicles the incredible life of Dr. Ruth Westheimer, a Holocaust survivor who became America’s most famous sex therapist. With her...
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...
2007_MD_Summercamp_0710088AFI Silverdocs 2007 -- "Summercamp!" (w/Sarah Price)
Speakers:
-- Sarah Price interviewed by Sky Sitney

SilverDocs presents director Sarah Price with "Summercamp!" (Interviewed by Sky Sitney.)
This nostalgic charmer follows the day-to-day drama when 90 kids are let loose in the woods at Swift Nature Camp in northern Wisconsin. At camp, kids can be...
2007_MD_SS_Docs_0706155AFI Silverdocs 2007 @ Silver Plaza ("Heart of Gold")
This was a free screening of Jonathan Demme's "Heart of Gold" documentary tied in with the AFI Silver Docs festival. The free screening was held on the Silver Spring Plaza by the fountain. The audience was totally different from the Talking Heads one the night before -- very sedate!
2007_MD_SS_Docs_07061429AFI Silverdocs 2007 @ Silver Plaza ("Stop Making Sense")
This was a free screening of Jonathan Demme's "Stop Making Sense" documentary tied in with the AFI Silver Docs festival. The free screening was held on the Silver Spring Plaza by the fountain. The audience was great!
2009_MD_Maysles_090618112AFI Silverdocs 2009 -- Guggenheim Symposium honoring Albert Maysles
Speakers in sequence:
-- Sky Sitney (AFI/Silverdocs)
-- Christo and Jeanne-Claude
-- Barbara Kopple
-- Albert Maysles interviewed by Lisa Schwarzbaum
-- Grace Guggenheim presenting the award

Guggenheim Symposium honoring legendary documentary filmmaker Albert Maysles. Artists Christo and...
2010_MD_Wiseman_100624107AFI Silverdocs 2010 -- Guggenheim Symposium honoring Frederick Wiseman
Speakers in sequence:
- Bob Gazzale, president of AFI
- Paula A. Kerger, president of PBS
- Frederick Wiseman in conversation with Davis Guggenheim
- Grace and Davis Guggenheim presenting the award to Mr. Wiseman

Guggenheim Symposium honoring legendary documentary filmmaker Frederick...
2010_MD_Silverdocs74AFI Silverdocs 2010 -- Miscellaneous
2010_MD_Drew_10091968AFI Silverdocs 2010 -- "An Evening with..." (Robert Drew)
Speakers in sequence:
-- Sky Sitney (AFI/Silverdocs)
-- Ron Sutton
-- Robert Drew

AFI-Discovery Channel Silverdocs presents: An Evening with Robert Drew
In Person: Filmmaker Robert Drew will lead a discussion following the program.
On the 50th anniversary of the release of PRIMARY,...
2010_MD_Nolan_10062675AFI Silverdocs 2010 -- "Disappearance of McKinley Nolan" (w/Danny Glover)
Speakers in sequence:
-- Sky Sitney (AFI/Silverdocs),
-- Danny Glover
-- Henry Corra
-- ???

THE DISAPPEARANCE OF MCKINLEY NOLAN:
A captive? A traitor? A radical? An American operative? Forty years after Pvt. McKinley Nolan vanished in Vietnam, the Nolan family suddenly learns that there is...
2010_MD_Mine_100227109AFI Silverdocs 2010 -- "Mine" (w/Erin Essenmacher and Scotlund Haisley) plus Reception @ Jackie's
Speakers in sequence:
-- Todd Hitchcock (AFI)
-- Amy King,
-- Panel with Amy King, Scotlund Haisley, and Erin Essenmacher

AFI/Discovery Channel SilverDocs Presents: MINE
Hailed as "absorbing," "a must see," "Oscar material" and "the best movie at SXSW," this is a documentary about the bond...
2010_MD_Restrepo_10062579AFI Silverdocs 2010 -- "Restrepo" (w/Sebastian Junger and Lara Logan)
Speakers in sequence:
-- Sky Sitney (AFI/Silverdocs)
-- Sebastian Junger
-- Panel discussion with Dan Kearney, Sebastian Junger, and Lara Logan

RESTREPO
Sebastian Junger, Tim Hetherington 2009
Armed only with cameras and a fierce commitment to present an unmediated vision of combat,...
2010_MD_Border_10062396AFI Silverdocs 2010 -- "South of the Border" (w/Oliver Stone)
Speakers in sequence:
-- Todd Hitchcock (AFI)
-- Oliver Stone
-- Panel with Oliver Stone, ???, Mark Weisbrot, Cynthia Arnson, and Neal Conan.

SOUTH OF THE BORDER
Oliver Stone 2009
In his new documentary SOUTH OF THE BORDER, Academy Award-winning director Oliver Stone embarks on a road trip to...
2010_MD_Tillman_10062670AFI Silverdocs 2010 -- "Tillman Story" (w/Amir Bar-Lev)
Speakers in sequence:
-- Sky Sitney (AFI/Silverdocs)
-- Amir Bar-Lev
-- Amir Bar-Lev interviewed by Jeffrey Brown

THE TILLMAN STORY:
When popular NFL star defensive back Pat Tillman walked away from a multimillion-dollar contract with the Arizona Cardinals in May 2002 to join the Army, he...
2010_MD_Superman_10062395AFI Silverdocs 2010 -- "Waiting for Superman" (w/Davis Guggenheim, Michelle Rhee, and Randi Weingarten)
Speakers in sequence:
-- Sky Sitney (AFI)
-- ???
-- Davis Guggenheim
-- Leslie Chilcott
-- Panel with Claudio Sanchez, Davis Guggenheim, Randi Weingarten, and Michelle Rhee
-- Sky Sitney (again)

WAITING FOR "SUPERMAN"
Davis Guggenheim 2010
Categories: Special - Centerpiece
When we...
2010_MD_Dyson_10062564AFI Silverdocs 2010 Conf -- Announcing the Public Media Corps
ANNOUNCING THE PUBLIC MEDIA CORPS: BUILDING COMMUNITY THROUGH TECHNOLOGY
Who defines public media? What is the future of public broadcasting as a relevant form of engagement for communities of color? How can various technology and broader trends in social media be used to increase public media's...
2010_MD_Behind_10062638AFI Silverdocs 2010 Conf -- Behind-the-Scenes Guide to Capitol Hill for Filmmakers
BEHIND-THE-SCENES GUIDE TO CAPITOL HILL FOR FILMMAKERS
Join a bipartisan panel of high-powered legislative staffers who will take you on a behind-the-scenes look at how laws and policies are made in Washington, the people who make them and how you can best position your film to engage policy makers....
2010_MD_Lunch_10062563AFI Silverdocs 2010 Conf -- CPB Filmmaker Networking Luncheon
2010_MD_Persp_War_10062557AFI Silverdocs 2010 Conf -- Documentary Perspectives on War
SPOTLIGHT ON SILVERDOCS TALENT: DOCUMENTARY PERSPECTIVES ON WAR
Join filmmakers Amir Bar-Lev (THE TILLMAN STORY), Henry Corra (DISAPPEARANCE OF MCKINLEY NOLAN), and Sebastian Junger (RESTREPO) in conversation with Washington Post Cultural Critic, Philip Kennicott.
2010_MD_EduMarket_10062522AFI Silverdocs 2010 Conf -- Educational Market -- No Movie Left Behind
THE EDUCATIONAL MARKET—NO MOVIE LEFT BEHIND: GO IT ALONE OR WITH A DISTRIBUTOR?
What every filmmaker need to know about handicapping their film for educational distribution: delivery, length, standards of learning and content issues, and acquisition priorities of leading distributors. What works and...
2010_MD_POV_10062511AFI Silverdocs 2010 Conf -- Focus on American Documentary -- POV
FOCUS ON AMERICAN DOCUMENTARY -- P.O.V.
POV—public television’s premier showcase for independent documentaries—reaches over 97 percent of American TV viewers with a cumulative audience average of 2.5 million per program. The 800 programs submitted for consideration each year undergo a rigorous review...
2010_MD_ITVS_10062631AFI Silverdocs 2010 Conf -- ITVS Seminar: Hands-on Guide to Creating a Dynamite Work-in-Progress
ITVS SEMINAR: A HANDS-ON GUIDE TO CREATING A DYNAMITE WORK-IN-PROGRESS AND WRITING A COMPELLING TREATMENT FOR THE ITVS OPEN CALL
As the single biggest funder of independent documentaries on television, the Independent Television Service has become indispensable for filmmakers seeking major funding for...
2010_MD_Smaller_100626130AFI Silverdocs 2010 Conf -- Making a Smaller World: Youth Voices Speak Up
MAKING A SMALLER WORLD: YOUTH VOICES SPEAK UP
Young filmmakers representing the scope of film-oriented programs from all over the world will discuss their projects from inspiration to fulfillment—unfiltered by adults. At this panel they will screen their films and share their stories of how filmmaking...
2010_MD_Forgive_10062511AFI Silverdocs 2010 Conf -- Moving Images = Making Connections
MOVING IMAGES = MAKING CONNECTIONS: DOCUMENTARY FILM AS NONFICTION ESSAY WITH “AS WE FORGIVE”
Centering on the documentary film AS WE FORGIVE, Renee Shea will discuss strategies to analyze documentary film as nonfiction essay. Winner of the 2008 Academy Award for Best Student Documentary, director...
2010_MD_Discovery18AFI Silverdocs 2010 Conf -- Silver Session w/Discovery
DISCOVERY CHANNEL
A 14-year programming and development veteran with Discovery Communications, Kevin Bennett has been instrumental in the development of three networks – Discovery Health Channel, Discovery Times Channel and ID. Now he has brought his arsenal of skills and gut instinct to Discovery...
2010_MD_Silver_10062617AFI Silverdocs 2010 Conf -- Silver sessions
2010_MD_Briefing_10062664AFI Silverdocs 2010 Conf -- Special Briefing with Danny Glover and LinkTV
SPECIAL BRIEFING WITH DANNY GLOVER AND LINKTV: CAN YOU TELL A STORY & CHANGE THE WORLD?
Come get a sneak peek at LinkTV’s ViewChange.org—a next generation multimedia website that harnesses the power of storytelling to help reduce poverty, hunger and disease in the developing world. See how this cutting...
2010_MD_Whiz_1006266AFI Silverdocs 2010 Conf -- Special Screening: Whiz Kids
SPECIAL SCREENING: WHIZ KIDS
Come see a screening of a new documentary film featuring the stories of students who compete for the Intel Science Search Award. Screening to be followed by discussion with the film's director, students and stars from the film.
2010_MD_Tech_10062521AFI Silverdocs 2010 Conf -- Technology of the Future in Education
Technology of the Future in Education: Cellphones, iPads, Blogging, oh my!
A distinguished panel of education experts will highlight many of the challenges that face the 21st-century educator who is confronted by students literate in the world of texting, blogging and filmmaking.
Speakers: 
*...
2010_MD_Killed_BHM_10062537AFI Silverdocs 2010 Conf -- Who Killed Black History Month?
WHO KILLED BLACK HISTORY MONTH? Teaching, Learning, and Celebrating African American History in the Digital Age
MORE THAN A MONTH follows African-American filmmaker Shukree Hassan Tilghman on a cross-country campaign to end Black History Month. Through this journey, we investigate what the treatment of...
2011_MD_Discovery_Garden_11062521AFI Silverdocs 2011 -- Closing Night Party @ Discovery Garden
2011_MD_ESPN_11062437AFI Silverdocs 2011 -- ESPN Party @ Civic Building
2011_MD_Discovery_Roof_11062287AFI Silverdocs 2011 -- Evening Party w/Batalia @ Discovery Roof
Evening Party: Discovery Roof w//Batalia
2011_MD_McGintys_11062125AFI Silverdocs 2011 -- Evening reception @ McGinty's
2011_MD_Pennebaker_110623113AFI Silverdocs 2011 -- Guggenheim Symposium honoring DA Pennebaker & Chris Hegedus
GUGGENHEIM SYMPOSIUM: D A Pennebaker, Chris Hegedus
Chris Hegedus and D A Pennebaker are luminaries in the art of cinema vérité, widely recognized for their unyielding commitment to telling stories that reveal the full spectrum of American life. With a collective body of work spanning over fifty years,...
2011_MD_Happy_Hour_11062240AFI Silverdocs 2011 -- Happy Hour @ Civic Building
Chicken and Egg featuring Michael Lerman 8-bit player
2011_MD_Silverdocs37AFI Silverdocs 2011 -- Miscellaneous
2011_MD_Opening_110620116AFI Silverdocs 2011 -- Opening night reception @ Civic Building
2011_MD_Champions_110600118AFI Silverdocs 2011 -- "Age of Champions" (w/Christopher Rufo) (two sessions incl World Premier)
AGE OF CHAMPIONS: Christopher Rufo 2011
A team of hard-elbowing, trash-talking basketball grandmothers. A feisty 100-year-old tennis player. An indomitable pole-vaulter and his new rival. Washington, DC’s octogenarian Tatum brothers, still swimming like much younger men. These are the elite National...
2011_MD_Beats_11062118AFI Silverdocs 2011 -- "Beats, Rhymes & Life: The Travels of a Tribe Called Quest" (w/Michael Rapaport and Phife Dawg)
BEATS, RHYMES & LIFE: THE TRAVELS OF A TRIBE CALLED QUEST: Michael Rapaport 2010
Acclaimed actor Michael Rapaport goes behind the camera to document the inner workings and behind-the-scenes drama of one of the most innovative and influential hip-hop bands of all time, A Tribe Called Quest. For twenty...
2011_MD_Being_Elmo_11062155AFI Silverdocs 2011 -- "Being Elmo: A Puppeteer's Journey" (w/Kevin Clash)
BEING ELMO: A PUPPETEER'S JOURNEY: Constance Marks 2011
Elmo is an instantly recognizable icon that brings joy to people all over the globe on “Sesame Street,” but who is the man behind the lovable red puppet? This inspiring film tells the story of Baltimore native Kevin Clash, who dreamed of being a...
2011_MD_Better_11062316AFI Silverdocs 2011 -- "Better This World"
BETTER THIS WORLD: Kelly Duane de la Vega, Katie Galloway 2011
When childhood friends David McKay and Bradley Crowder make Molotov cocktails at the 2008 Republican Convention under the tutelage of their charismatic leader, Brandon Darby, a dramatic story unfolds, with multiple domestic terrorism...
2011_MD_Buck_11062135AFI Silverdocs 2011 -- "Buck"
BUCK: Cindy Meehl 2010
Cindy Meehl’s lyrical film BUCK profiles the real-life inspiration for the bestselling book and hit film THE HORSE WHISPERER, Buck Brannaman. Based on his own harrowing experiences while growing up, Buck’s remarkable rapport with animals helps fix “horses with people problems.” A...
2011_MD_Bully_11060082AFI Silverdocs 2011 -- "Bully Project" (w/Lee Hirsch) (two sessions)
THE BULLY PROJECT: Lee Hirsch 2011
Director Lee Hirsch tackles the timely topic of bullying in this sensitive examination of an urgent crisis in American society. The film follows five students and their families over the course of one school year as their lives are affected in different ways by...
2011_MD_Campfire_1106248AFI Silverdocs 2011 -- "Campfire Stories"
CAMPFIRE STORIES
Way before movies, we shared the stories of our lives lit by the flicker of the campfire. Now, a group of filmmakers and their stars gather 'round the embers to swap tales of the scene that got away, or the best moments they never filmed. Enjoy this rare, intimate opportunity to hear...
2011_MD_Catching_11062422AFI Silverdocs 2011 -- "Catching Hell" (w/Alex Gibney)
CATCHING HELL: Alex Gibney 2011
When unassuming baseball fan Steve Bartman deflected a foul ball that outfielder Moises Alou intended to catch during game six of the 2003 National League Championship Series between the Florida Marlins and the Chicago Cubs, in a single instant Bartman became the most...
2011_MD_Despicable_1106213AFI Silverdocs 2011 -- "Despicable Dick and Righteous Richard" (w/Joshua Neele) @ McGinty's
DESPICABLE DICK AND RIGHTEOUS RICHARD: Joshua Neale 2011
Sixty-eight year old chronic rascal Dick Kuchera has spent a lifetime alienating everyone in his path with his rude, dishonest and obnoxious behavior. On a self-proclaimed path to righteousness, Dick is working a 12-step program to finally get...
2011_MD_Donor_Unknown_11062121AFI Silverdocs 2011 -- "Donor Unknown"
DONOR UNKNOWN: Jerry Rothwell 2010
Twenty-year-old JoEllen Marsh was raised by two loving mothers in Pennsylvania who used a carefully chosen anonymous sperm donor to conceive her. When JoEllen discovers an online registry that connects her to several other young adults fathered by the same donor, she...
2011_MD_Dragonslayer_11062415AFI Silverdocs 2011 -- "Dragonslayer"
DRAGONSLAYER: Tristan Patterson 2010
Abandoned swimming pools, plentiful drugs, punk-rock rhythms – skateboard movies have been there already. But few are as vibrant or visionary as DRAGONSLAYER, which follows first-rate oddball Josh "Screech" Sandoval as he drifts between mild notoriety on the skate...
2011_MD_Family_Instinct_11062410AFI Silverdocs 2011 -- "Family Instinct"
FAMILY INSTINCT: Andris Gauja 2010
Unique, chaotic and verging on the surreal, FAMILY INSTINCT maps the concept of family gone awry: an unsparing exploration of a Latvian household built on the incestuous relationship between Zanda and her brother, Valdis. Zanda has a hardscrabble existence, with...
2011_MD_Give_Up_11062126AFI Silverdocs 2011 -- "Give Up Tomorrow" (w/Michael Collins and Michael Syjuco)
GIVE UP TOMORROW: Michael Collins 2010
Filmed over nearly a decade on three continents and four countries, the film chronicles the controversial case – dubbed the nation’s “Trial of the Century” – of Paco Larrañaga, a culinary student, who, with six others, was arrested for and accused of the kidnap,...
2011_MD_Good_Man_11062316AFI Silverdocs 2011 -- "Good Man"
GOOD MAN, A: Bob Hercules, Gordon Quinn 2011
A GOOD MAN follows choreographer Bill T. Jones as he and his company create an ambitious performance piece in honor of Abraham Lincoln"s bicentennial. The film explores ideas of race, history and identity as Jones struggles to dramatize the story of Lincoln...
2011_MD_Green_Wave_11062214AFI Silverdocs 2011 -- "Green Wave"
THE GREEN WAVE: Ali Samadi Ahadi 2010
In early 2009, a new generation of Iranians hoped for change through the upcoming presidential elections. Fueled by youthful exuberance and media technology, a groundswell—the so-called Green Wave—emerged to challenge the status quo, and caused a seismic shift in...
2011_MD_Hot_Coffee_11060030AFI Silverdocs 2011 -- "Hot Coffee" (w/Susan Saladoff) (two sessions)
HOT COFFEE: Susan Saladoff 2010
Using the infamous lawsuit against McDonald’s for injuries caused by hot coffee as a jumping-off point, the film investigates the various ways that corporate interests seek to block people from using the civil court system. From personal vilification of victims to tort...
2011_MD_Tree_Falls_11062110AFI Silverdocs 2011 -- "If A Tree Falls: The Story of the Earth Liberation Front"
IF A TREE FALLS: THE STORY OF THE EARTH LIBERATION FRONT: Marshall Curry 2011
In following one man’s arrest on charges of domestic terrorism, IF A TREE FALLS explores both the trial of activist Daniel McGowan and the activities of the Earth Liberation Front, a radical environmentalist group dedicated...
2011_MD_Jiro_11062224AFI Silverdocs 2011 -- "Jiro Dreams of Sushi" (w/David Gelb)
JIRO DREAMS OF SUSHI: David Gelb 2011
A feast for the senses, JIRO DREAMS OF SUSHI introduces us to master chef Jiro Ono, proprietor of the revered 10-seat, $300-a-plate Sukiyabashi Jiro restaurant in Tokyo. From early-morning fish markets to tuna auctions to the meticulous daily routines of the...
2011_MD_Karamay_11062611AFI Silverdocs 2011 -- "Karamay" (w/Karin Chien)
KARAMAY: Xu Xin 2010
On December 8, 1994, in the Chinese city of Karamay a horrific fire broke out in the government-built Friendship Hall, where schoolchildren were putting on a performance for state leaders. More than 300 people " mostly children " perished in the fire while obediently remaining in...
2011_MD_Kiss_Paper_1106215AFI Silverdocs 2011 -- "Kiss the Paper"
KISS THE PAPER: Fiona Otway 2010
Letterpress printmaking has experienced a renaissance among design junkies, but it"s always had a refuge in Alan Runfeldt"s barn. He loves the singular beauty of hand-set type, but he feels an even deeper loyalty to his outmoded, cumbersome machines and the purposeful...
2011_MD_Life_11062620AFI Silverdocs 2011 -- "Life In A Day"
LIFE IN A DAY: Kevin Macdonald 2011
What would happen if a team of renowned producers put out a call for people –professional filmmakers and non-professionals alike – to document what is going on in their lives, whether it’s epic or benign, on, say, July 24, 2010, and make it available on YouTube? The...
2011_MD_Loving_11062418AFI Silverdocs 2011 -- "Loving Story"
THE LOVING STORY: Nancy Buirski 2011
Mildred and Richard Loving never imagined that their unassuming love story would be the basis of a watershed civil rights case in which the United States Supreme Court declared Virginia's anti-miscegenation statute unconstitutional. But in 1967, when this...
2011_MD_Never_Make_11062623AFI Silverdocs 2011 -- "Never Make It Home"
NEVER MAKE IT HOME: G.J. Echternkamp 2011
NEVER MAKE IT HOME is a masterful music doc about Split Lip Rayfield, a phenomenal alt-bluegrass band, but it’s also an honest portrait of the last days of the late, great Kirk Rundstrom. Stricken by cancer and told he only has two months to live, Kirk leaves...
2011_MD_Page1_1106226AFI Silverdocs 2011 -- "Page One: Inside the New York Times" (w/Bruce Headlam and Andew Rossi)
PAGE ONE: INSIDE THE NEW YORK TIMES: Andrew Rossi 2011
All the news that’s fit to print is resized for the big screen in this captivating look inside the New York Times’ newsroom over the course of a year. Filmmaker Andrew Rossi plants himself at the Times’ Media Desk and reveals items that make...
2011_MD_Rebirth_11062426AFI Silverdocs 2011 -- "Rebirth"
REBIRTH: Jim Whitaker 2010
How do people go on after suffering through unimaginable loss? With countless lives devastated by the terrorist attacks in New York City on September 11, 2001, REBIRTH follows five individuals over the course of ten years who were profoundly affected that day. As each person...
2011_MD_Redemption_11060021AFI Silverdocs 2011 -- "Redemption of General Butt Naked" (w/Daniele Anastasion and Eric Strauss) (two sessions)
THE REDEMPTION OF GENERAL BUTT NAKED: Daniele Anastasion, Eric Strauss 2011
One of the most feared and ruthless warlords of Liberia’s First Civil War, Joshua Milton Blahyi was also known as General Butt Naked due to his fondness for fighting in a primal state, wearing nothing but a pair of sturdy boots...
2011_MD_Renee_11062326AFI Silverdocs 2011 -- "Renee" (w/Renee Richards)
RENÉE: Eric Drath 2011
In 1975 successful ophthalmologist Dr. Richard Raskind, a divorced father, underwent gender reassignment surgery and officially became Renee Richards following years of struggling with gender identity issues. When Renee, a natural athlete, embarked on a professional tennis career...
2011_MD_Rescuers_11062218AFI Silverdocs 2011 -- "Rescuers" (w/Michael King)
THE RESCUERS: Michael King 2011
Filmmaker Michael King follows Rwandan antigenocide activist Stephanie Nyombayire as she teams up with noted Holocaust historian Sir Martin Gilbert to trace the little-known story of 12 diplomats who put themselves at great risk to help save tens of thousands of Jews...
2011_MD_Toynbee_11060061AFI Silverdocs 2011 -- "Resurrect Dead: Mystery of the Toynbee Tiles" (w/Jon Foy) (two sessions)
RESURRECT DEAD: THE MYSTERY OF THE TOYNBEE TILES: Jon Foy 2010
Have you ever seen a handmade linoleum tile embedded in the street reading “Toynbee Idea in Movie 2001. Resurrect Dead on Planet Jupiter”? For nearly 30 years, "Toynbee tiles" have been appearing with some variation of this cryptic...
2011_MD_Revenge_11062575AFI Silverdocs 2011 -- "Revenge of the Electric Car"
REVENGE OF THE ELECTRIC CAR: Chris Paine 2011
When the electric car first appeared on the scene in the 1990s, it seemed to hold great promise for the future. That is, until its mass production was abruptly – and rather dubiously – shut down. Yet today, with gas prices skyrocketing and established car...
2011_MD_Scenes_11062522AFI Silverdocs 2011 -- "Scenes of a Crime"
SCENES OF A CRIME: Blue Hadaegh, Grover Babcock 2011
Why would anyone confess to a crime he didn’t commit? SCENES OF A CRIME looks at the disturbing case of Adrian Thomas, a man arrested on suspicion of killing his infant son. Taken to a Troy, New York, police station, Thomas was mercilessly...
2011_MD_Semper_Fi_11062530AFI Silverdocs 2011 -- "Semper Fi: Always Faithful" (w/Rachel Libert, Tony Hardmon)
SEMPER FI: ALWAYS FAITHFUL: Rachel Libert, Tony Hardmon 2011
Retired Master Sgt. Jerry Ensminger devoted 25 years of service to the U.S. Marines, whose motto, “Semper Fidelis,” means “Always Faithful.” When his 9-year-old daughter dies from a rare form of leukemia in 1985 while living at Camp Lejeune...
2011_MD_Between_Us_11062230AFI Silverdocs 2011 -- "Shorts Program: Between Us"
SHORTS PROGRAM: BETWEEN US

BLUE RINSE | Matt Leigh 2010
FOR MARIA | Tora Mårtens 2010
MINKA | Davina Pardo 2011
NIGHT AT THE DANCE | Annie Silverstein 2011
STILL HERE | Alex Camilleri 2010
MOTHERSBANE | Jason Jakaitis 2010
OH MY GOD, DEAR GOD | Julia Poplawska 2010

BLUE RINSE: Matt...
2011_MD_Labor_Pains_11062518AFI Silverdocs 2011 -- "Shorts Program: Labor Pains"
SHORTS PROGRAM: LABOR PAINS

GUAÑAPE SUR | János Richter 2010
HUMANOIDS | Mariana Oliva 2010
THREE WALLS | Zaheed Mawani 2010
TUGS | Jessica Edwards 2011
WATER | Bari Pearlman 2011

GUAÑAPE SUR: János Richter 2010
A barren island off the coast of Peru is the breeding ground for thousands...
2011_MD_Character_11062513AFI Silverdocs 2011 -- "Shorts Program: Out of Character"
SHORTS PROGRAM: OUT OF CHARACTER

THE BOWLER | Sean Dunne 2010
IRMA | Charles Fairbanks 2010
LOST EVERY DAY | Michelle Coomber 2010
MR. HAPPY MAN | Matt Morris 2010
OIL & WATER | Gemma Atkinson, Fred Grace 2011
PASSION | Zach Bainter 2011
TWO | Maya Newell 2010

THE BOWLER: Sean Dunne...
2011_MD_Shape_Us_11060033AFI Silverdocs 2011 -- "Shorts Program: The Stories That Shape Us" (two sessions)
SHORTS PROGRAM: THE STORIES THAT SHAPE US

THE BARBER OF BIRMINGHAM: FOOT SOLDIER OF THE CIVIL RIGHTS MOVEMENT | Robin Fryday, Gail Dolgin 2011
BATHING MICKY | Frida Kempff 2010
GOOD BYE MANDIMA (KWA HERI MANDIMA) | Robert-Jan Lacombe 2010
LIVING FOR 32 | Kevin Breslin 2010

THE BARBER OF...
2011_MD_Swell_110620119AFI Silverdocs 2011 -- "Swell Season" (w/Chris Dapkins, Nick August-Perna, and Bob Boilen)
THE SWELL SEASON:
Chris Dapkins, Carlo Mirabella-Davis, Nick August-Perna 2011
Starring in the 2007 sleeper hit, ONCE, and winning an Academy Award for best original song ("Falling Slowly") was just the beginning of a profound artistic journey for folk-rock musicians Glen Hansard and Marketa Irglova....
2011_MD_Team_11062516AFI Silverdocs 2011 -- "Team"
THE TEAM: Patrick Reed 2010
Can a soap opera help to heal a country? Producers in Kenya were willing to give it a try after the relatively prosperous African nation suffered spasms of violence following a disputed 2007 election. THE TEAM provides an emotional behind-the-scenes look at the making of a...
2011_MD_Learning_11062651AFI Silverdocs 2011 -- "The Learning"
THE LEARNING: Ramona Diaz 2011
This absorbing documentary follows four teachers from the Philippines who are recruited to work in the American public school system. Leaving behind husbands, children and extended families who depend heavily on them, Dorotea, Rhea, Grace and Angel spend one year teaching...
2011_MD_Drum_Beating_11060014AFI Silverdocs 2011 -- "When the Drum is Beating" (w/Whitney Dow) (two sessions)
WHEN THE DRUM IS BEATING: Whitney Dow 2011
Haiti’s complex history and the resilience of its people unfold in the stories of Septentrional, Haiti’s most celebrated band, whose unique beats and rhythms continue to thrill its people after six decades. Interwoven stories of band members’ memories blend...
2011_MD_Soldiers_11062533AFI Silverdocs 2011 -- "Where Soldiers Come From" (w/Heather Courtney)
WHERE SOLDIERS COME FROM: Heather Courtney 2011
From rural America to Afghanistan and back again, WHERE SOLDIERS COME FROM tells the story of three childhood friends who join the National Guard and find themselves risking life and limb to detonate roadside bombs. Filmmaker Heather Courtney follows the...
2011_MD_Separated_11062221AFI Silverdocs 2011 Conf -- Separated At Birth: Filmmakers and Journalists Working Together... And Apart
SEPARATED AT BIRTH: FILMMAKERS AND JOURNALISTS WORKING TOGETHER… AND APART
Steve James’ film THE INTERRUPTERS was inspired by Alex Kotlowitz’s cover article for the New York Times, and together they worked to bring the story of three “violence interrupters” in Chicago to the screen. Amir Bar-Lev made...
2011_MD_Monterey_11062311AFI Silverdocs 2011 @ Silver Plaza ("Monterey Pop")
MONTEREY POP: D A Pennebaker 1968
On a beautiful June weekend in 1967, at the height of the Summer of Love, the first and only Monterey International Pop Festival roared forward, capturing a decade’s spirit and ushering in a new era of rock and roll. A high-energy, iconic event in music history, the...
2015_DC_Nelson_15061952Natl Archives & AFI Docs 2015 -- Guggenheim Symposium Honoring Stanley Nelson @ National Archives
GUGGENHEIM SYMPOSIUM
For over 25 years Stanley Nelson has dedicated himself to creating a series of profound, intelligent and revealing documentaries on long neglected or misinterpreted chapters of African American History. These powerful works have made him one of the most acclaimed and important...
2007_DC_NADemo_07061546Natl Archives & AFI SilverDocs -- Panel -- Why Democracy?
Speakers in sequence:
-- Marvin Pinkert (National Archives)
-- Patricia Finneran
-- Don Edkins
-- Panel with Nick Fraser, Mette Hoffmann Meyer, Alex Gibney, Siatta Scott-Johnson, ??? and John Milewski (Newseum)

Why Democracy? Documentary Film Selections and Panel Discussion: In October 2007,...


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