Arts & Culture
7:30 am
Thu April 14, 2011

Full Frame Opens

The Full Frame Documentary Film Festival kicks off today in downtown Durham.  There are more than 100 screenings for enthusiasts to see.

Two Sundance Film Festival winners will be shown – How to Die in Oregon and Hell and Back Again about a soldier’s return home from Afghanistan. Sadie Tillery is director of programming at Full Frame. She says all levels of talent and experience make the festival.

Sadie Tillery:  "What’s so great about documentary these days is that more and more people are making films. Every year we offer an Emerging Artist Award, and I am always struck by how many strong films we have that are made by first time film makers."

This year six Durham High School teachers will get the chance to take part in a new program called – “Documentary Literacy.” Today’s opening night film – Guilty Pleasures – peeks under the covers of romance novels.  Full Frame runs through Sunday.