UNCW Hosts DocuTime Film Festival on Feb. 4

DocuTime Film Poster. Source: Mary Bradley, WHQR.
DocuTime Film Poster. Source: Mary Bradley, WHQR.

WHQR 91.3fm and 92.7fm Public Radio and UNCW Department of Film Studies present the 14th annual DocuTime Film Festival

By Paula Lee Haller and Mary Bradley (WHQR)

Saturday, February 4th marks Wilmington’s 14th annual DocuTime one-day documentary film festival.

DocuTime has established a solid reputation for bringing acclaimed documentaries to the big screen in Wilmington and allowing a dedicated community of documentary-lovers to a have a full day of award-winning, enlightening enjoyment.

The DocuTime film festival takes place from 9:30am to 5pm on Saturday, February 4, 2017, at King Hall Auditorium, 601 S College Road, University of North Carolina-Wilmington, Wilmington NC.

Tickets are $7 general admission per film or $22 for an all day pass; senior tickets are $5 general admission per film or $20 for an all day pass (plus NC sales tax). Student tickets are free.

Advance tickets may be purchased at Sharky’s Box Office (located at UNCW’s Fisher Student Center, 910.962.4045) or online at etix.com (links TBD) and are available until the day of the festival.

9:30am Life, Animated & Sun Dancer

11:30am Sonita

1:30pm Documentary Shorts: Mile 19, Barbarian Press, The Great Theatre, & The Art of Flying

3:15pm Song of Lahore

This year’s lineup includes a global variety of award-winning films  — from the documentary Life, Animated, the story of a young man who was unable to speak as a child until he and his family discovered a unique way to communicate by immersing themselves in the world of classic Disney animated films —  to  Sonita, which follows a young Afghan refugee in Iran who channels her frustrations and seizes her destiny through music —  to  Song of Lahore, which follows several Pakistani musicians, and asks if there is still room for them in a society roiled by conflict  — there is absolutely something for everyone in the festival. DocuTime brings these documentaries to the community to offer diverse perspectives and meaningful life stories that educate and entertain audiences.

See more at whqr.org/post/docutime-film-festival-2017-uncw.

The event originated in Los Angeles as an International Documentary Association (IDA) sponsored event. One of the founders of IDA, Paula Lee Haller, relocated to Wilmington. It was her dream to expand IDA events to other venues. After successfully launching the inaugural DocuFest-Wilmington in 2003, the festival is now celebrating its fourteenth year. We are very proud to be part of the vibrant film community in Wilmington and appreciate your support.

The DocuTime Film Festival is made possible by a generous grant by the Landfall Foundation.

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