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AFI DOCS: Your Guide to Shorts Program 3

Watch the best in short nonfiction films at AFI DOCS, June 18-21. Get your ticket here. Curated from hundreds of entries, this year’s short films highlight unique voices from around the world – presented in four programs. Following the screening, watch a recorded discussion with the films’ directors.   ABORTION HELPLINE, THIS IS LISA –…

AFI DOCS: Your Guide to Shorts Program 2

Watch the best in short nonfiction films at AFI DOCS, June 18-21. Get your ticket here. Curated from hundreds of entries, this year’s short films highlight unique voices from around the world – presented in four programs. Following the screening, watch a recorded discussion with the films’ directors.   8:08 HOW WE RESPOND – directed…

AFI DOCS: Your Guide to Shorts Program 4

Watch the best in short nonfiction films at AFI DOCS, June 18-21. Get your ticket here. Curated from hundreds of entries, this year’s short films highlight unique voices from around the world – presented in four programs. Following the screening, watch a recorded discussion with the films’ directors.   BLACKFEET BOXING: NOT INVISIBLE, directed by Kristen Lappas…

Spotlight on AFI DOCS 2020 Official Sponsor Corporation for Public Broadcasting

The Corporation for Public Broadcasting (CPB) is Official Sponsor of Cinema’s Legacy at AFI DOCS, a special archival/retrospective film section, which includes two public media films this year. In addition, CPB is sponsor of the Special Presentation event featuring the film PORTRAITS AND DREAMS, which has its world premiere at AFI DOCS. CPB is also…

AFI Movie Club: DOWN AND OUT IN AMERICA

Directed by Academy Award®-winning actor and filmmaker Lee Grant, DOWN AND OUT IN AMERICA chronicles poverty in America, from struggling farmhands to unemployed urban workers to the newly homeless. AFI DOCS honored Grant at this year’s Charles Guggenheim Symposium, which celebrates the legacy of Charles Guggenheim by recognizing a contemporary filmmaker with a profound respect…

AFI Movie Club: SISTERS OF ’77

AFI DOCS showcased SISTERS OF ’77, an Academy Award®-nominated documentary about the first-ever National Women’s Conference, as part of the Cinema’s Legacy section at AFI DOCS 2020. The landmark film combines footage of the conference with interviews with prominent activists, including Bella Abzug, Betty Friedan, Gloria Steinem and Coretta Scott King. Watch Marisa Tomei announce…

AFI Movie Club: BOYS STATE

BOYS STATE is the Opening Night film of the 2020 AFI DOCS film festival. The award-winning documentary, directed by Jesse Moss and Amanda McBaine, explores politics through a coming-of-age lens, and the result reveals American democracy and political division at its most hopeful and terrifying moments.   Movie Trivia about BOYS STATE -DID YOU KNOW…

AFI DOCS: Your Guide to Shorts Program 1

Watch the best in short nonfiction films at AFI DOCS, June 18-21. Get your ticket here. Following the program, watch a recorded discussion with directors Tal Amiran (DAFA METTI), Jesse Auritt (THE PAINT WIZZARD), Kira Dane (MIZUKO), Alison Klayman (FLOWER PUNK), Alexandra Lazarowich (LAKE) and Martyna Starosta (ELEVATOR PITCH).   From Martyna Starosta about her approach…

AFI DOCS: Maria Finitzo on DILEMMA OF DESIRE 

DILEMMA OF DESIRE, the latest film from two-time Peabody Award-winning documentary filmmaker Maria Finitzo, follows a motley crew of unstoppable women, comprised of artists, educators, scientists, strippers and sex toy designers, who have made it their mission to dismantle internalized sexism and begin to repair the dissociated relationships many women have to their own bodies.  …

AFI DOCS: Daniel Lombroso on WHITE NOISE

“White nationalism, conspiracy theories, and hate are surging in the U.S. and around the world. WHITE NOISE situates you within this movement, so that you can see and feel how deep it runs…We have to understand the seductive power of extremism in order to neutralize it.” -Daniel Lombroso, director of WHITE NOISE The film screened…

AFI DOCS: Yi Chen on FIRST VOTE

“I hope the audiences at AFI DOCS will walk away with a more nuanced and deeper understanding of the Asian American electorate…I also hope they will walk away feeling inspired and empowered to vote in 2020. In fact, I will be voting for the first time!” -Yi Chen, director of FIRST VOTE     Chen…

AFI DOCS: Miles Hargrove on MIRACLE FISHING

“Documentaries open up a window to a world that is lived, and in my opinion there is no purer storytelling than that.” -Miles Hargrove, director of MIRACLE FISHING   For Hargrove, the inspiration to share this very intimate and emotional experience with the world came from the love of the group that helped his family…
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