Due to a reporting error, an earlier version of this story incorrectly stated the number of films shown at the Full Frame festival. It also did not clarify to whom the festival’s profits went. The article has been changed to reflect these corrections. The Daily Tar Heel apologizes for the errors.
Film festivals are like circuses.
Every prestigious gathering of independent or commercial filmmakers behaves, in Deirdre Haj’s mind, like a circus animal.
See a few flicks:
Wednesday at 7 p.m., Swain Hall 1A — A sneak preview of “To Be Heard,” which follows the story of three high schoolers in the Bronx in their life-changing poetry class. This screening is a free preview.
Thursday at 7 p.m., Fletcher Hall at the Carolina Theatre in Durham — The opening night film “Guilty Pleasures,” telling the story of five avid Harlequin romance novel readers. Tickets are $15.
Friday at 5 p.m., Fletcher Hall at the Carolina Theatre in Durham — A world premiere, “The Loving Story” looks at the 1958 arrest of Richard and Mildred Loving on charges of interracial marriage. Tickets are $15.
Saturday at 2 p.m., Fletcher Hall at the Carolina Theatre in Durham — “Page One,” the renowned New York Times doctumentary, follows the newspaper’s media desk for a year and examines the changing face of the journalism industry. Tickets are $15.
Sunday at 11 p.m., American Tobacco Campus — Join Full Frame in wrapping up it’s weekend festivities with an award ceremony and barbecue. Tickets are $15.
For the full schedule of events, including free and $10 film events, visit www.fullframefest.org.
And Durham’s Full Frame Documentary Film Festival is no different.
Full Frame — one of the city’s most treasured and popular annual events — is back in its 14th year, bringing together filmmakers from around the world to showcase their talents in the art of making documentaries.