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I’m all about experiencing Silverdocs. It’s simply a great community event. Sometimes I feel like jumping into the sold out screenings and sometimes I like to go to the less popular events. One of those events is the FREE lunch screenings.
What are you doing for lunch? You could be multi-tasking. These shorts are lovely. Most of them are well done and under appreciated by the masses.
Shorts Programs at AFI Silver during Lunchtime (noon): FREE
WED / June 22 @ Noon
THUR / June 23 @ Noon
FRI / June 24 @ Noon
*It’s a different group of shorts everyday!
(just walk in and ask for a ticket – I walked in 10 minutes early without a problem.)
For more information: http://silverdocs.com/
The Silverdocs are coming, the Silverdocs are coming! The documentary community in D.C. gets a shot of adrenaline every June when one of the world’s best documentary film festivals opens at the AFI Theater in Silver Spring. Becks and I are counting down till our moment to rub elbows with filmmakers and critique our little hearts out. A whole film festival dedicated to documentaries, right in our hometown…yes!
This year’s Guggenheim winner is Frederick Wiseman. This is the big honor of the festival given to an Important Documentary Filmmaker. It’s the big deal. And among the other events, one of the major Silverdocs screenings that will be massively difficult to get into will be the special screening honoring his prolific career.
I looked through his list of over thirty films and humbly realized that I haven’t seen a single one of them. How embarrassing. What will I say to everyone I run into at doc events who will be talking about him? Quick note on to do list – Must. Watch. Frederick. Wiseman.
And in the meantime, I turn to one of my favorite filmmakers – Errol Morris – who had a recent blog post about the illustrious Frederick Wiseman. And makes him sound like not just an illustrious filmmaker, but an interesting, surreal, and perhaps irreverant one too.