WILMINGTON, NORTH CAROLINA – Saturday, January 26th marks Wilmington’s 17th 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. DocuTime takes place at UNCW’s King Hall Auditorium from 9:30am – 5:00pm on Saturday, January 26th. 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. Student tickets are free. Tickets will be available for purchase the day of the festival.
9:30am Liyana: An African Tale
11:00am Science Fair
1:30pm Documentary shorts: UnHarmed, Felix, Three Thousand, Weeds, Ryan, Becoming, Standing Still/Still Standing.
We are excited to announce this year’s lineup will include Liyana: An African Tale, a genre-defying celebration of collective storytelling, rendered in both animated sequences and observational documentary scenes. It follows acclaimed South African storyteller, Gcina Mhlophe and five orphaned children from Swaziland who collaborate to craft an original fairytale drawn from their darkest memories and brightest dreams. DocuTime will also include Science Fair, a film by National Geographic, featuring nine high school students from disparate corners of the globe as they navigate rivalries, setbacks and hormones on their quest to win the International Science and Engineering Fair. The day concludes with the lauded film by American Master’s, Iztak, a look at the life, work and religious heritage of violinist Itzhak Perlman. DocuTime brings these documentaries to the community to offer diverse perspectives and meaningful life stories 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 fifteenth year. We are very proud to be part of the vibrant film community in Wilmington and appreciate your support.
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DocuTime made possible by a generous grant by the Landfall Foundation