American Documentary Film Festival vying for local attention

by Bruce Fessier, The Desert Sun

 

The American Documentary Film Festival begins its sixth year Friday, and its fourth since being called one of MovieMaker magazine’s “25 Film Festivals Worth the Entry Fee.”

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AmDocs2017 Snapshot: Bacon and God’s Wrath (CANADA, 9 min.)

Screenings:

Mon. April 3, 7:30 pm, Camelot PROGRAM 63

Wed. April 5, 2:30 pm, Camelot PROGRAM 63

 

A 90-year-old Jewish woman reflects on her life’s experiences as she prepares to try bacon for the first time. Be prepared for an unexpected ending.

Tickets: https://www.showclix.com/event/program-63—amdocs

 

AmDocs2017 Snapshot: Depth Two (SERBIA, FRANCE, 80 min.)

Screening:

Wed., April 5, 11:00 am, Camelot PROGRAM 58

In 2001 a mass grave was discovered in a suburb of Belgrade.  Soon there were more to come. ‘Depth Two’ investigates the hidden story behind this horrid discovery and takes us back to 1999 and the NATO bombings in Serbia.

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AmDocs2017 Snapshot: American Moderate (USA, 17 min.)

Screening:

Tue., April 4, 4:00 pm, Camelot PROGRAM 51

A first-time voter from the South struggles to find herself, and a candidate that best represents her, in the upcoming 2016 presidential primary election.

Tickets: https://www.showclix.com/event/program-51—amdocs

 

AmDocs2017 Snapshot: Sand Men (UK, 15 min.)

Screening:

Sat., April 1, 2:30 pm, Camelot PROGRAM 10

 

Neculai, Aurel and Raj all left their homes in Romania for the same reason–to seek a better life for their family.

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AmDocs2017 Snapshot: Requiem For My Mother (USA, 57 min.)

Screening:

Tue., April 4, 6:30 pm, Camelot, PROGRAM 54

Composer Stephen Edwards mourns the loss of his mother.

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Jamie Redford to be Honored at American Documentary Film Festival

source: patch.com

PALM SPRINGS, CA – Jamie Redford, son of Robert Redford, will be honored at next week’s American Documentary Film Festival for a trio of films he’s directed examining social and environmental issues, all of which will be screened at the festival.

Redford will receive the “Seeing the Bigger Picture” award for “Watershed,” which focuses on conservation efforts regarding the Colorado River, “Toxic Hot Seat,” a look at unregulated toxic chemicals present in a number of products across the country and “Happening,” which examines the advent of clean energy.

Previous winners of the award include Oliver Stone, Peter Coyote, Harvey Weinstein, Peter Bogdanovich and Joe Berlinger.

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AmDocs2017 Snapshot: Notes On A Violin (USA, 10 min.)

 

Screening:

Tue., April 4, 11:00 am, Camelot PROGRAM 45

An exploration of the life of a violin-obsessed teacher, who wants to spread the “gospel” of classical music by teaching people he meets how to play the violin.

Ticketshttps://www.showclix.com/event/program-45—amdocs

 

AmDocs2017 Snapshot: Stronger Than Bullets (USA, 88 min.)

Screening:

Sun., April 2, 9:00 pm, Camelot PROGRAM 30

When filmmaker Matthew Millan traveled to Libya to document the bloody revolution to overthrow brutal tyrant Moammar Gaddafi, he was floored by what he discovered.

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North South doc alliance bolsters AmDocs 2017 lineup

source: realscreen.com

By Meagan Kashty

With 14 films from three international festivals on this year’s slate, the American Documentary Film Festival (AmDocs) promises to bear the fruits of an earlier partnership agreement.

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