If you can find the time, plan on going to Durham, NC for perhaps the most important documentary festival in the US.
Featured this year:
- Sydney Pollack’s Sketches of Frank Gehry will open the festival.
- D.A. Pennebaker and Ross McElwee will help honor documentary legend Richard Leacock when he is awarded the 2006 Career Award.
- There will be a sneak preview of Ken Burns’s WWII.
- Al Franken will be in attendance for a Q&A and the screening of Al Franken: God Spoke (dirs: Chris Hegedus and Nick Doob).
- A tribute to New Orleans
- Over 100 film screenings in all including competition entries
- Also panel discussions, seminars, and Q&A sessions
The following films in the AU Library collection are among the titles included in this year’s thematic program Class in America.
Flag Wars VHS 7285
Poverty Outlaw VHS 4342
Stranger with a camera VHS 6451
The Weather Underground DVD 1726