|2011_MD_Discovery_Garden_110625||21||AFI Silverdocs 2011 -- Closing Night Party @ Discovery Garden|
|2011_MD_ESPN_110624||37||AFI Silverdocs 2011 -- ESPN Party @ Civic Building|
|2011_MD_Discovery_Roof_110622||87||AFI Silverdocs 2011 -- Evening Party w/Batalia @ Discovery Roof|
Evening Party: Discovery Roof w//Batalia
|2011_MD_McGintys_110621||25||AFI Silverdocs 2011 -- Evening reception @ McGinty's|
|2011_MD_Pennebaker_110623||113||AFI 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_110622||40||AFI Silverdocs 2011 -- Happy Hour @ Civic Building|
Chicken and Egg featuring Michael Lerman 8-bit player
|2011_MD_Silverdocs||37||AFI Silverdocs 2011 -- Miscellaneous|
|2011_MD_Opening_110620||116||AFI Silverdocs 2011 -- Opening night reception @ Civic Building|
|2011_MD_Champions_110600||118||AFI 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_110621||18||AFI 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_110621||55||AFI 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_110623||16||AFI 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_110621||35||AFI 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_110600||82||AFI 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_110624||8||AFI Silverdocs 2011 -- "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_110624||22||AFI 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_110621||3||AFI 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_110621||21||AFI 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_110624||15||AFI 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_110624||10||AFI 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_110621||26||AFI 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_110623||16||AFI 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_110622||14||AFI 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_110600||30||AFI 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_110621||10||AFI 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_110622||24||AFI 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_110626||11||AFI 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_110621||5||AFI 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_110626||20||AFI 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_110624||18||AFI 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_110626||23||AFI 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_110622||6||AFI 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_110624||26||AFI 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_110600||21||AFI 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_110623||26||AFI 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_110622||18||AFI 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_110600||61||AFI 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_110625||75||AFI 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_110625||22||AFI 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_110625||30||AFI 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_110622||30||AFI 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_110625||18||AFI 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_110625||13||AFI 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_110600||33||AFI 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_110620||119||AFI 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_110625||16||AFI 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_110626||51||AFI 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_110600||14||AFI 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_110625||33||AFI 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_110622||21||AFI 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_110623||11||AFI 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...