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Silverdocs Documentary Film Festival Opens Tonight

posted by Nell Minow

In just 10 years, the AFI/Discovery Channel’s annual Silverdocs film festival has become not just one of the best places in the world to see documentaries but one of the world’s leading film festivals in any category. This year’s line-up is brilliant.  Tonight, the festival opens with the astounding story of the lead singer in a Filipino Journey cover band who ended up touring with his heroes as their lead singer.

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And it closes next Sunday with another musical saga.

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The schedule also includes a tribute to Joe Berlinger and Bruce Sinofsky, the documentarians who made the trilogy that led to the freeing of the wrongly convicted “West Memphis Three” and the Metallica movie, “Some Kind of Monster,” films about fashion diva Diana Vreeland, artist Marina Abromovic, Chinese artist Ai Weiwei, writer George Plimpton, radio DJ Bob Fass, and Olympic weightlifter Cheryl Haworth as well as the story of the couple behind the largest residence in the US, the legendary hackers known as “Anonymous,” competitors for the Miss India title, and a production of Wagner’s Ring Cycle where the bigger drama was offstage.

Congratulations and best wishes to everyone at Silverdocs and let the films begin!

 

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