March 13: 5th Annual ALICE FEST Showcases Female Filmmakers

Still from “Baartman, Beyonce & Me” by local filmmaker Natalie Bullock Brown. A work-in-progress screening will take place at ALICE FEST on March 13, 2016.

Still from “Baartman, Beyonce & Me” by local filmmaker Natalie Bullock Brown, screening at this year’s ALICE FEST.

In recognition of Women’s History Month, the fifth annual ALICE FEST will showcase curated and submitted works by female filmmakers from all over the world, with half of the program devoted to local filmmakers. ALICE FEST features short documentaries, experimental films, works-in-progress, animation, narrative films, and multimedia projects. FREE and open to the public but seating is limited. Reserve a spot by sending your name to: Directions and parking information here.

Alice Fest
Sunday, March 13; doors at 1:30 p.m., screenings from 2–5 p.m.

Full Frame Theater, Power Plant Building, American Tobacco Campus
320 Blackwell St., Durham, North Carolina

Among the many films screening this year: a short documentary by a sixteen year-old Syrian girl living in a refugee camp in Jordan, an animated short from a New York-based filmmaker about paleoanthropologist Mary Leakey, a humorous short by local journalist and filmmaker Lisa Sorg, and a sneak peek at a work-in-progress by local filmmaker Natalie Bullock Brown that explores the effect of the beauty ideals of a dominant culture on black women and girls.

ALICE FEST is named for filmmaking pioneer Alice Guy-Blaché (1873–1968). The festival is produced by founder/director Vivian Bowman-Edwards and is sponsored by the Center for Documentary Studies at Duke University with support from the Southern Documentary Fund.

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