The Full Frame documentary film festival is back in person this summer

The framework has just become more complete: the Full Frame Documentary Film Festival is back in person with its Summer Road Show taking place in Central Park in Durham.

It’s the first time the beloved festival has returned to the big screen since the pandemic began. Screenings are scheduled to take place every other Monday in August to bring three outdoor documentary films to the Triangle community for free, says Full Frame marketing director Emily Foster.

“It’s been about two and a half years, so we’re really, really excited to finally be back in the community and welcome the public back to see movies on the big screen with us,” Foster said.

While Full Frame has worked hard to host virtual festivals and keep the community engaged every year since the pandemic began, Foster says the in-person return will be a breath of fresh air.

“We were able to keep the spirit of Full Frame alive through the virtual events, but as we all know, nothing quite compares to the energy of being in person with people and coming together as a community to watch these films. “, says Foster. .

This summer, the first three outdoor screenings will take place Never Too Late: The Doc Severinsen Story August 1st, storm lake August 15 and mama bear August 29. All of these Durham-centric films have been shown at Full Frame’s virtual screenings for the past two years, but this August marks the first time they’ll be shown in person, Foster says.

“The first screening, which is Never too late: the story of Doc Severinsen, was actually supposed to be the opening night film of the 2020 Full Frame Documentary Film Festival – so it’s pretty special that this is the first film we screen in person with our audiences,” says Foster.

All films are free and open to the public in order to bring together a large audience and make the festival accessible to as many members of the community as possible.

“Come ready to enjoy some movies, have fun, and be really ready for a great outdoor experience watching movies under the stars,” says Foster.

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