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Full Frame Documentary Film Festival Returns This April

Durham, NC – The Full Frame Documentary Film Festival is back for its 22nd year! Film aficionados may recall the Full Frame “Roadshow” screened selected documentary films at the Cary Theater on a couple of occasions in 2018.

Current plans call for the Full Frame “Roadshow” to continue with selected screenings at the Cary Theater sometime later in 2019, but for anyone interested in the full assortment of documentary films, now is the time to make plans to visit the upcoming festival in Durham at the beautiful and historic Beaux Arts-style Carolina Theatre, built in 1926.

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One of the largest of its kind in the country, the 2019 Full Frame Documentary Film Festival will showcase 83 documentary films, selected from nearly 1,700 submissions, representing works from 28 countries. The festival line-up includes 67 new documentaries, a mix of short films and full-length features and the varied offerings are sure to appeal to a wide range of cinematic tastes and interests.

For a complete listing of films that will screen at the festival this year, including a brief synopsis of each work, visit:


At the time of publication, festival passes currently available for purchase include:

  • $30 Rush Pass: One person admission to all film screenings via the Last Minute Line, as space permits
  • $25 Sunday 4-Pack: Four film tickets to one or more of the Sunday, April 7 screenings

Single tickets will go on sale on Thursday March 28, at 11 AM.  For additional information on purchasing festival passes and tickets please visit:


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The Carolina Theatre in Durham

Free Movie Events

In addition to the ticketed film screenings, there are a number of free festival events:

  • Friday April 5, Saturday April 6th: A&E Indie Films Speakeasy panel discussion (check online schedule for subject matter and specific meeting times) – free, no ticket required
  • Friday April 5: Screening of “RBG” (Ruth Bader Ginsberg), 8:30 PM @ Motorco Music Hall – free, no ticket required
  • Saturday April 6: Outdoor film screening of “Won’t You Be My Neighbor”, 8:30 PM @ Durham Central Park – free, no ticket required
  • Sunday April 7: The “School of Doc” presentation – 2:30 PM @ Carolina Theatre, Cinema 1 – free, no ticket required
  • Sunday April 7: Closing night film “Amazing Grace”, 7:30 PM @ Carolina Theatre, Fletcher Hall – free, but must reserve a ticket in advance

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Story by Daniel J. Evarrs.  Photos and images provided courtesy of Full Frame Film Festival.