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This year’s event will feature a special programming change. The festival’s thematic program, typically featuring films addressing a specific area of interest, will be a cinematic look back on 20 years of Full Frame. Curated by Artistic Director Sadie Tillery, the commemorative retrospective will highlight many of the notable films, filmmakers, and special moments that have distinguished Full Frame since it was founded in 1998. Titles for the series will be announced in early March.
“Full Frame has showcased nearly 2,000 documentaries, from prominent titles to films that may never be shown in a North Carolina theater again,” said Tillery. “It’s the chemistry between these works – between the loud and the quiet, the accessible and the bizarre, the new voices and the legends – that continues to inspire me. It is impossible for a single series to encompass all that this festival has embraced and championed over 20 years. I’ve chosen to reflect on films that remain harder to see, that may not have set box office records, but are essential to the Full Frame canon.”
In addition to the annual line-up of VIP events, ticketed exhibitions, and outdoor screenings, Full Frame is expanding its reach and impact in the local community by adding new events that are free and open to the public. On Thursday, April 6, the 21c Museum Hotel and Runaway Clothing are hosting an open, late-night Full Frame birthday bash featuring a local DJ. On Sunday, a closing night party at 21c is also open to the public and free to attend.