The 2016 Full Frame Documentary Film Festival starts Thursday, April 7th, and runs through Sunday, April 8th, 2016.
The Oscar-qualifying film festival is held in downtown Durham, N.C., each spring. It attracts filmmakers and audiences from around the world.
At this year’s festival there are some LGBT-related documentaries screening.
Call Me Marianna (2015)
Directed by Karolina Bielawska
TRT: 75 minutes
Screening: Thursday, April 7th at 4:10 pm (Cinema 1)
Description via Full Frame: As she embarks on a quest to become herself, Polish transgender woman Marianna must summon inner strength and make immeasurable sacrifices.
Directed by Sara Jordenö
TRT: 93 minutes
Screening: Friday, April 8th at 10:10 pm (Cinema 3)
Description via Full Frame: This entrance into the world of voguing contrasts the energy and pulse of ball culture with the intimate and emotional stories of a group of young LGBTQ people of color.
Out Run (2016)
Directed by S. Leo Chiang, Johnny Symons
TRT: 75 minutes
Screening: Friday, April 8th at 7:10 pm (Cinema 4)
Description via Full Frame: Follow transgender pioneer Bemz Benedito and Ladlad, the only LGBT political party in the world, on the campaign trail as they seek Congressional seats in the Philippines.
World premier. Filmmaker Q&A following screening.
Author: The JT LeRoy Story (2016)
Directed by Jeff Feuerzeig
TRT: 110 minutes
Screening: Thursday, April 7th at 10:00 pm (Cinema 1)
Description via Full Frame: The twisting, riveting tale of a gender-fluid author with a troubled past, who went on to become a literary sensation.
North Carolina’s HB2 Legislation
Full Frame issued a statement about HB2 recently, which is available in its entirety here.
The Full Frame Documentary Film Festival unequivocally supports diversity in all forms. We have a decades-long track record of promoting films and fostering dialogue about many issues including racial, gender, and LGBTQ inequality, and we condemn intolerance at every opportunity…
We acknowledge concerns by those already affected by this harmful legislation, and we continue to welcome and support all who wish to engage in dialogue brought about by documentary films in a safe atmosphere. We look forward to next week’s celebration of 19 years of discourse, artistic expression, and acceptance of our differences as an asset rather than a liability. We hope you join us.
NOTE: All photos and film descriptions are courtesy of the Full Frame Documentary Film Festival website.