Full Frame Announces Additional Programming for 2016 Festival

Fashion icon Iris Apfel, subject of the documentary film "Iris." The film will screen free at Durham Central Park during the 2016 Full Frame Festival.

Fashion icon Iris Apfel, subject of the documentary feature “Iris,” which will screen free at Durham Central Park during the 2016 Full Frame festival.

The Full Frame Documentary Film Festival has announced the Opening Night Film and additional programming for the 2016 festival (April 7–10), including four Center Frame programs, three free film screenings, and the presentation of this year’s Garrett Scott Documentary Development Grant recipients. See below for screening details, and go to Full Frame’s announcements webpage for more information on the additional programming (scroll down).

View the entire 2016 Full Frame Documentary Film Festival film schedule here.

Opening Night Film at Carolina Theatre’s Fletcher Hall

OPENING NIGHT FILM – Thursday, April 7, at 7:40pm
Weiner       Josh Kriegman, Elyse Steinberg
With unparalleled access to the candidate, Weiner follows disgraced congressman Anthony Weiner’s 2013 campaign for mayor of New York City and intensely navigates new political scandal as it unfolds.

Center Frame Screenings at Carolina Theatre’s Fletcher Hall

CENTER FRAME – Friday, April 8, at 1:30pm
Unlocking the Cage       
Directors: Chris Hegedus, DA Pennebaker
Having devoted his career to fighting for greater legal rights for nonhuman animals, attorney Steven Wise and his colleagues at the Nonhuman Rights Project launch a history-making lawsuit arguing for captive chimpanzees’ right to personhood.

CENTER FRAME – Friday, April 8, at 8:00pm
Two Trains Runnin’       
Director: Sam Pollard
Featuring artful animation and performances by Gary Clark Jr. and Lucinda Williams, this story of the search for two forgotten blues singers takes us to Mississippi during the height of the civil rights movement.  World Premiere

CENTER FRAME – Saturday, April 9, at 4:30pm
Raising Bertie       
Director: Margaret Byrne
In this intimate portrait of coming of age, three young men in rural Bertie County, North Carolina, persevere against poverty, discrimination, and unemployment.  World Premiere

CENTER FRAME – Saturday, April 9, at 8:00 pm
Presenting Princess Shaw       
Director: Ido Haar
Video blogger and aspiring singer Samantha Montgomery is unaware she has a follower and fan in the form of an enigmatic Israeli composer, whose unforgettable YouTube mashups might just help Samantha achieve her dreams.

Free Screenings Presented by PNC

FREE CLOSING NIGHT FILM
Sunday, April 10, at 8:00pm – Carolina Theatre’s Fletcher Hall (Ticket Required)
Norman Lear: Just Another Version of You       Directors: Heidi Ewing, Rachel Grady
The legendary, influential king of 1970s sitcoms reflects on his life, his work, and the profound shift in national consciousness fomented by his groundbreaking television shows.

FREE OUTDOOR SCREENING
Friday, April 8, at 8:30pm – Durham Central Park
(Dis)Honesty – The Truth About Lies       Yael Melamede
Personal stories of dishonesty are interwoven with insights by behavioral economics expert Dan Ariely in this enlightening study of the human tendency to lie.

FREE OUTDOOR SCREENING
Saturday, April 9, at 8:30pm – Durham Central Park
Iris       Albert Maysles
The late, legendary Albert Maysles documents 93-year-old fashion icon Iris Apfel in this charming celebration of style, wit, and individuality.

Garrett Scott Documentary Development Grant

Saturday, April 9, at 4:20pm – Cinema 3
Quest: The Fury and the Sound       
Jonathan Olshefski
A longitudinal portrait of an African American family who, despite being victimized by gun violence, continue to embrace their community.

Saturday, April 9, at 4:20pm – Cinema 3
Whirlybird       
Matt Yoka
Bob Tur revolutionized the news industry from the Los Angeles sky and defined our recorded memory of the city.

The Full Frame Documentary Film Festival is a program of the Center for Documentary Studies.

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