Full Frame Documentary Film Festival Receives PNC Grant to Expand Year-Round Programming

The Full Frame Road show, Presented by PNC, will Bring Free Screenings to Greater Triangle Area

Durham, NC – May 7, 2014 – The Full Frame Documentary Film Festival has received a $25,000 grant from the PNC Foundation to enhance the reach of its programming. The grant will allow more Triangle residents to enjoy Full Frame’s new year-round program called The Full Frame Road Show presented by PNC, which will bring free screenings of documentary films beyond Durham and into other areas of the Triangle.

“PNC believes that the arts are vital to the social and economic fabric of our communities,” said Paula Fryland, PNC regional president, Eastern Carolinas.  “This grant will expand Full Frame’s ability to introduce more families and residents in our community to the unique and educational art form of documentary film.”

The Full Frame Road Show unofficially launched in early 2014 with Full Frame’s annual Winter Series screenings at the Carolina Theatre in downtown Durham. PNC also presented all free screenings at the 2014 Full Frame Documentary Film Festival. Free screenings of the films “Good Ol’ Freda” and “If You Build It,” held at the Full Frame Theater and at Durham Central Park, as well as “The Battered Bastards of Baseball,” the festival’s Closing Night Film, were part of the Full Frame Road Show.

“Making documentaries accessible to a wider audience is a core part of Full Frame’s mission,” said Deirdre Haj, Full Frame’s Director. “With PNC’s generous support, The Full Frame Road Show expands our ability to screen documentaries throughout the Triangle, and allows these films to belong to everyone. It is exciting to know that other local economies may benefit from our screenings as our own restaurants and food trucks do here in Durham.”

The Full Frame Road Show will resume on Friday May 16, with a free screening of Brenda Goodman’s “Sex(Ed) The Movie” at 7:30pm, in the Full Frame Theater at the American Tobacco Campus. Full Frame Road Show screenings will continue to take place on Third Fridays in Durham, while also expanding Full Frame’s year-round programming to other regions of the Triangle including Raleigh and Cary. The first Raleigh screening will take place on Friday June 27 at the Raleigh City Center in downtown Raleigh, in partnership with the Downtown Raleigh Alliance. Subsequent Full Frame Road Show films, times, and locations will be announced on the Full Frame website, www.fullframefest.org.


Lindsay Gordon-Faranda / Full Frame / lindsay.gordon@fullframefest.org / (919) 613.0961 / @fullframe