source: The Orange County Register
by Theresa Walker
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.”
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.
Phil Keoghan‘s Le Ride and Sadie Katz’s The Bill Murray Experience are among the films slated to screen at the Palm Springs-based American Documentary Film Festival and Film Fund, or AmDocs.