Full Frame Documentary Festival (which is in April) is hosting a winter film series at Durham's American Tobacco Campus. Films are free and begin at 7. Care to join me for an acclaimed documentary? If there is interest, we could also grab a bite to eat at Tyler's or Mellow Mushroom.
About the documentary: THE TILLMAN STORY When Pat Tillman gave up his professional football career to join the Army Rangers in 2002, he became an instant symbol of patriotic fervor and unflinching duty. But the truth about Pat Tillman is far more complex, and ultimately far more heroic, than the caricature. And when the government tried to turn his death into propaganda, they took on the wrong family. From her home in Northern California, Pat’s mother, Dannie Tillman, led the family’s crusade to reveal the truth beneath the mythology of their son’s life and death.
THE TILLMAN STORY resounds with emotion and insight, and goes beyond an indictment of the government to touch on themes as timeless as the notion of heroism itself.
WINTER SERIES AT AMERICAN TOBACCO
January 12, 2011 - CLIENT 9: THE RISE AND FALL OF ELIOT SPITZER (117 min)
February 9, 2011 - THE TILLMAN STORY (94 min)
March 9, 2011 - WAITING FOR SUPERMAN (111 min)
Bay 7 Cinema at the American Tobacco Campus Full Frame's winter series features three of the 15 documentary films shortlisted for the 83rd Academy Awards. All screenings begin at 7:00pm. The Winter Series is FREE and OPEN TO THE PUBLIC.