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Two chances to see BRONX OBAMA in August!

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BRONX OBAMA is showing in Durham and Cary in August as part of The Full Frame Road Show presented by PNC!

BRONX OBAMA, which delighted audiences at the 2014 Full Frame Documentary Film Festival, returns to the Triangle in August as part of The Full Frame Road Show presented by PNC. The film will be showing at the Full Frame Theater in downtown Durham on Friday, August 15, as part of our Third Friday film series, and at The Cary Theater in downtown Cary on Thursday, August 21. Both screenings are free and open to the public, but viewers must reserve tickets via Eventbrite to attend. Visit our year-round events page for more information on the screenings, including how to get tickets and parking and directions.

BRONX OBAMA (91 minutes)
Directed by Ryan Murdock

August 15, 2014 @ 7:30 pm
Full Frame Theater

August 21, 2014 @ 7:00 pm
The Cary Theater

Film Website

Film Trailer

In 2008, Louis Ortiz, a middle-aged single father from the Bronx, was struggling to make ends meet. Then he walked into a bar, and everything changed. Someone thrust a newspaper into his hands, and there on the front page of the New York Daily News was a man with big ears—a presidential contender—to whom Ortiz bore an uncanny resemblance. At the urging of the bartender, a business-minded one-time movie extra, Ortiz went home and shaved off his goatee. When he looked in the mirror, he no longer saw an unemployed Puerto Rican man—he saw dollar signs. This story of a Barack Obama impersonator’s dogged attempt to cash in on a “look of a lifetime” is at once hilarious and heartfelt. As his identity and values increasingly come under fire by his hard-pushing manager, Ortiz must decide just how much he’s willing to sacrifice to pursue the American Dream.

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Submissions open August 15!

Full Frame’s 2015 Call for Entries will open on August 15. Short and feature-length documentaries completed after January 1, 2013, are eligible for consideration.

The Full Frame Documentary Film Festival is an Academy Award® qualifying festival in the Documentary Short Subject category AND a Producers Guild of America qualifying event for Outstanding Producer of a Documentary Theatrical Motion Picture category.

Application instructions and deadlines are available here.  

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Full Frame 2013 Audience Award Winner A WILL FOR THE WOODS returns to the Triangle! 

Third Fridays at the Full Frame Theater – now part of the Full Frame Road Show presented by PNC! 

A WILL FOR THE WOODS, winner of the 2013 Full Frame Audience Award for Best Feature, returns to Durham this September! The film will be showing at the Full Frame Theater in downtown Durham on Friday, September 19, as part of our Third Friday film series. This screening is free and open to the public, but attendees must reserve a ticket via Eventbrite. Visit our year-round events page for more information on the screenings, including how to get tickets and parking and directions.

A WILL FOR THE WOODS (93 minutes)
Directed by Amy Browne, Jeremony Kaplan, Tony Hale, and Brian Wilson
September 19, 2014 @ 7:30 pm
Full Frame Theater
Film Website
Film Trailer

What if our last act could be a gift to the planet? Musician, psychiatrist, and folk dancer Clark Wang prepares for his own green burial in this immersive documentary. While battling lymphoma, Clark has discovered a burgeoning movement that uses burial to conserve and restore natural areas, forgoing contemporary funeral practices that operate at the ecosystem’s expense. Boldly facing his mortality, Clark and his partner Jane have become passionate about green burial, compelled by both the environmental benefits and the idea that one can remain within the cycle of life, rather than being cut off from it. The spirited pair have inspired a compassionate local cemeterian, and together they aim to use green burial to save a North Carolina woods from being clear-cut. Making the most of the time that he has, Clark finds joy in his music and dance, connection with his friends and family, and great comfort in the knowledge that his death, whenever it happens, will be a force for regeneration. The film follows Clark’s dream of leaving a loving, permanent legacy, and environmentalism takes on a deeply human intimacy. Documenting one community’s role in the genesis of a revolutionary movement, A WILL FOR THE WOODS draws the viewer into a life-affirming portrait of people embracing their connection to each other and to timeless natural cycles.

Upcoming Events

August 15 | Third Fridays—Part of the Full Frame Road Show presented by PNC: BRONX OBAMA | Full Frame Theater | Durham, NC

August 15 | Submissions open for Full Frame 2015 | Full Frame website

August 21 | The Full Frame Road Show presented by PNC: BRONX OBAMA | The Cary Theater | Cary, NC

September 19 | Third Fridays—Part of the Full Frame Road Show presented by PNC: A WILL FOR THE WOODS | Full Frame Theater | Durham, NC

September 26 | NC Pride 2014 screening: Film TBD | Durham Central Park | Durham, NC

October 17 | Third Fridays—Part of the Full Frame Road Show presented by PNC: Film TBD | Full Frame Theater | Durham, NC

October 24 | The Full Frame Road Show presented by PNC: Film TBD | The Friday Center | Chapel Hill, NC

November 21 | Third Fridays—Part of the Full Frame Road Show presented by PNC: Film TBD | Full Frame Theater | Durham, NC

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