AFI-Discovery Channel Silverdocs Documentary Festival has revealed the line-ups for its Silver Spectrum and Spotlight sections. The festival, which runs June 21-27 in the Washington, DC area, previously announced the entries in its three competitive sections.
In total, the festival will present 102 films representing 54 countries, with six world, one international, three North American, five US and ten East coast US premieres.
The Spotlight section will take in an opening night screening of Freakonomics (pictured), from the directing team of Alex Gibney, Morgan Spurlock, Eugene Jarecki, Rachel Grady and Heidi Ewing, and Seth Gordon.
Oliver Stone’s South of the Border, in which the director talks to heads of state in five different South American countries, will screen with Stone in attendance for a post-screening panel.
The section’s Centerpiece screening will be the East coast premiere of Waiting For ‘Superman’, directed by Davis Guggenheim (An Inconvenient Truth), an assessment of the rise and fall of the US school system.
The closing night film will be The Tillman Story, Amir Bar-Lev’s exploration of the life of NFL player Pat Tillman, who gave up football to enlist in the military after 9/11.
The festival’s Silver Spectrum section will include world premieres of Georgia Sugimura and Kristen Armfield’s Barbershop Punk, Dylan Williams’ Men Who Swim, and Lisa Gossels’ My So Called Enemy.
Full details are available on the Silverdocs web site.