Full Frame Film Festival Announces 2014 Lineup

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The Full Frame Documentary Film Festival today announced its lineup for the festival to be held April 3-6 in Durham. Along with the full list of feature and short documentaries are a Full Frame Tribute to veteran documentarian Steve James and the titles in the Thematic Program, which this year is called “Approaches to Character” and is under the curation of Lucy Walker. In a response to the honor of a retrospective, James said, “I’m excited to have so many of my films play again in front of the appreciative audiences at Full Frame. It will give me a rare opportunity to reflect on where my career has led me, and maybe make connections between the films that have eluded me before. And I’m determined to resist the impulse to go re-edit them all again.”

The James retrospective includes screenings of At the Death House Door (2008), Hoop Dreams (1994), The Interrupters (2011), A Place Called Pluto (2013), Reel Paradise (2005), and Stevie (2002), as well as a panel discussion on “Hoop Dreams at 20″ that will feature footage not included in the film. Various subjects of James’s films–Arthur Agee, Jr. from Hoop Dreams, Ameena Matthews from The Interrupters, and the Reverend Carroll Pickett from At the Death House Door–will also attend, as well as many of James’s collaborators from Kartemquin Films in Chicago.

Lucy Walker, whose films include Waste Land and The Crash Reel, has assembled a group of what could essentially be called character study films, though they investigate their subjects’ characters with a variety of techniques and perspectives. “In each of the brilliant titles I’ve selected, the filmmaker has found a different access point to their subjects. Through these diverse techniques we learn something profound about human beings and how they construct their identities,” she said, “often revealing the individual in more powerful and fascinating ways than meeting a person in real life.” Titles also range in age and length, making this an excitingly diverse selection of new and classic films.

The titles in the Thematic Program are:

THE ARBOR
Director Clio Barnard

CREATURE COMFORTS
Director Nick Park

DAVID HOCKNEY IN THE NOW (IN SIX MINUTES)
Director Lucy Walker

DEVIL’S PLAYGROUND
Director Lucy Walker

THE FIVE OBSTRUCTIONS
Director Lars von Trier, Jørgen Leth

HOTEL TERMINUS: THE LIFE AND TIMES OF KLAUS BARBIE
Director Marcel Ophüls

THE KID STAYS IN THE PICTURE
Directors Nanette Burstein, Brett Morgen

LAND OF SILENCE AND DARKNESS
Director Werner Herzog

THE LION’S MOUTH OPENS
Director Lucy Walker

METALLICA: SOME KIND OF MONSTER
Directors Joe Berlinger, Bruce Sinofsky

ON THE BOWERY
Director Lionel Rogosin

PORTRAIT OF JASON
Director Shirley Clarke

 

The other feature films included in the festival are listed below:

Invited Program

112 WEDDINGS
Director: Doug Block

20,000 DAYS ON EARTH
Directors Iain Forsyth, Jane Pollard

AFTERNOON OF A FAUN: TANAQUIL LE CLEREQ
Director Nancy Buirski

ALIVE INSIDE: A STORY OF MUSIC & MEMORY
Director Michael Rossato-Bennett

THE BATTERED BASTARDS OF BASEBALL
Directors Chapman Way, Maclain Way

THE CASE AGAINST 8
Directors Ben Cotner, Ryan White

E-TEAM
Directors Katy Chevigny, Ross Kauffman

FREEDOM SUMMER
Director Stanley Nelson

THE GREEN PRINCE
Director Naday Schirman

IVORY TOWER
Director Andrew Rossi

LAST DAYS IN VIETNAM
Director Rory Kennedy

THE MISSING PICTURE
Director Rithy Panh

MY PRAIRIE HOME
Director Chelsea McMullan

NO MORE ROAD TRIPS?
Director Rick Prelinger

ONE CUT, ONE LIFE
Directors Lucia Small, Ed Pincus

OUR MAN IN TEHRAN
Directors Drew Taylor, Larry Weinstein

SOFT VENGEANCE: ALBIE SACHS AND THE NEW SOUTH AFRICA
Director Abby Ginzberg

SUPERMENSCH
Director Mike Myers

THROUGH A LENS DARKLY: BLACK PHOTOGRAPHERS AND THE EMERGENCE OF A PEOPLE
Director Thomas Allen Harris

VISITORS
Director Godfrey Reggio

WHITEY: UNITED STATES OF AMERICA V. JAMES J. BULGER
Director Joe Berlinger

New Docs

ANA ANA
Directors Corinne van Egeraat, Petr Lom

APOLLONIAN STORY
Director Ilan Moskovitch, Dan Bronfeld

BORN TO FLY
Director Catherine Gund

BRONX OBAMA
Director Ryan Murdock

BUTTERFLY GIRL
Director Cary Bell

CAPTIVATED: THE TRIALS OF PAMELA SMART
Director Jeremiah Zagar

THE CASE OF THE THREE SIDED DREAM
Director Adam Kahan

THE CIRCLE
Director Bram Conjaerts

DAMNATION
Directors Ben Knight, Travis Rummel

EVOLUTION OF A CRIMINAL
Director Darius Clark Monroe

FLOWERS FROM THE MOUNT OF OLIVES
Director Heilika Pikkov

THE GREAT INVISIBLE
Director Margaret Brown

THE HAND THAT FEEDS
Directors Rachel Lears, Robin Blotnick

HAPPY VALLEY
Director Amir Bar-Lev

THE HIP-HOP FELLOW
Director Kenneth Price

IN COUNTRY
Directors Mike Attie, Meghan O’Hara

THE LAB (HAMAABADA)
Director Yotam Feldman

LIGHT FLY, FLY HIGH
Directors Susann Ostigaard, Beathe Hofseth

MONK WITH A CAMERA
Directors Guido Santi, Tina Mascara

THE NOTORIOUS MR. BOUT
Directors Tony Gerber, Maxim Pozdorovkin

OLGA – TO MY FRIENDS
Director Paul Anders Simma

THE OVERNIGHTERS
Director Jesse Moss

PRIVATE VIOLENCE
Director Cynthia Hill

RETURN TO HOMS (AL AWDA ILA HIMS)
Director Talal Derki

RICH HILL
Directors Tracy Droz Tragos, Andrew Droz Palermo

SEEDS OF TIME
Director Sandy McLeod

SEX(ED) THE MOVIE
Director Brenda Goodman

SUMMER 82 WHEN ZAPPA CAME TO SICILY
Director Salvo Cuccia

THE SUPREME PRICE
Director Joanna Lipper

TOUGH LOVE
Director Stephanie Wang-Breal

UKRAINE IS NOT A BROTHEL (UKRAINA NE BORDEL)
Director Kitty Green

WATCHERS OF THE SKY
Director Edet Belzberg

WHERE IS MY SON?
Director Chai-Min Ahn