Saturday, January 30, 2021 marks Wilmington, North Carolina’s 19th annual DocuTime one-day documentary film festival – this year at the Drive-In. DocuTime has established a solid reputation for bringing acclaimed documentaries to the big screen in Wilmington usually with a full day of award-winning, enlightening enjoyment. WHQR and UNCW Department of Film Studies are grateful to still bring the DocuTime Drive-In to the community amidst the COVID-19 pandemic. In order to ensure social distancing, DocuTime is going to the Drive-In at UNCW’s Kenan Auditorium parking lot on Saturday, January 30, 2021, at 7pm.
Tickets are $15 per carload, plus taxes and an online fee. Tickets may be purchased via this link.
This year’s drive-in will feature Linda Ronstadt: The Sound of my Voice. This critically acclaimed documentary had Ronstadt’s full participation and provides an inspiring portrait of the trailblazing rock ‘n’ roller. Tribune news service calls it “A beautiful, deeply moving and well-deserved tribute to this utterly singular woman and her talent.” DocuTime will also feature creative short documentaries and an opening welcome from Paula Haller, the festival director.
The UNCW Kenan Auditorium is located off Wagoner Drive, Wilmington, NC.
DocuTime brings documentaries to the community that educate and entertain audiences. 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 nineteenth year. DocuTime is made possible in part by a generous grant by the Landfall Foundation.
Source: Mary Bradley, WHQR