WILMINGTON, NORTH CAROLINA – Saturday, January 25th marks Wilmington’s 18th 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 25th. 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.
11:15am Documentary Shorts: And That Is How The Rivers Came To Be, Animal Bridge U-3033, Cricket Liu, Fast Horse, Moments of Truth, Une Nuit Comme Ca, Rocket Boosters Engaged, Elizabeth Darrow: Believing the Process
1:45 pm Our Time Machine
3:30 pm David Crosby: Remember My Name
We are excited to announce this year’s festival will open with Honeyland. This film follows the last female bee-hunter in Europe as she strives to save the bees and the land that she calls home. This year’s DocuTime features Documentary Shorts from all over the world including And That Is How The Rivers Came To Be, Animal Bridge U-3033, Cricket Liu, Fast Horse, Moments of Truth, Une Nuit Comme Ca, Rocket Boosters Engaged, and Elizabeth Darrow: Believing the Process, a film that looks into the many phases and processes of local artists Elizabeth Darrow’s work. Up next is Our Time Machine, a Chinese film that confronts the ways in which art and mortality intersect when a young artist, upon discovering that his father has Alzheimer’s, invites him to collaborate on a life-size mechanical puppet performance called “Papa’s Time Machine”. The day concludes with the critically acclaimed film David Crosby: Remember My Name, an honest examination of the challenges the singer-songwriter faced on his journey to fame.
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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