Full Frame Lineups Announced

Still from “Five Star Existence,” directed by Sonja Linden (North American Premiere)


Join all the MFAEDAers in attending this year’s Full Frame Documentary Film Festival happening April 12-15! See below for announcements of the NEW DOCS and Invited Programs. The full schedule will be released March 22, 2012.


The Full Frame Documentary Film Festival has announced fifty-seven selections for the 2012 NEW DOCS program. The titles (forty feature films and seventeen shorts) were selected from over 1,200 submissions from all over the world.

This year’s lineup features seven World Premieres, thirteen North American Premieres, and four U.S. Premieres. Nearly all of the films are screening in North Carolina for the first time. NEW DOCS films are eligible for a variety of prizes, including the Full Frame Audience Award. Winners will be announced at the Awards Barbecue on Sunday, April 15.


Ai Weiwei: Never Sorry | An Angel in Doel | Aranda | Beauty Is Embarrassing | CatCam | Chasing Ice | Children of the Sea | Cutting Loose | The D Train | Detropia | Eating Alabama | Escape Fire: The Fight to Rescue American Healthcare | Ethel | Fanuzzi’s Gold | Five Star Existence | A Girl Like Her | Girl Model | Grandmothers | Herman’s House | The House I Live In | How to Survive a Plague | I Send You This Place | The Imposter | The Invisible War | Italy, Love It or Leave It | Jason Becker: Not Dead Yet | Justice for Sale | The Kingdom of Mister Edhi | Kiss the Paper | The Law in These Parts | A Letter to Dad | The Lifeguard | Light Plate | Mr. Cao Goes to Washington | Nation | Needle Exchange | Peak | A People Uncounted | The Photographer’s Wife | Radio Unnameable | Raising Resistance | Reportero | Santa Land | Silent Springs | Sivan | Special Flight | Tahrir: Liberation Square | The Time We Have | Trash Dance | The Tsunami and the Cherry Blossom | Unfinished Spaces | Violated Letters | The Waiting Room | While You Were Gone | Winter Light | Without a Fight | Young Bird Season

In addition, Full Frame has announced sixteen titles as part of its 2012 Invited Program. This section features films screening out of competition. The Invited Program also includes the festival’s Opening Night Film (Jesse Owens) and Center Frame screenings (Photographic Memory, Big Boys Gone Bananas!*, and Love Free or Die), which are premium events that feature moderated panel discussions following the films and take place in Fletcher Hall of the Carolina Theatre.

2012 Invited Program

Jesse Owens | Big Boys Gone Bananas!* | Love Free or Die | Photographic Memory Bones Brigade: An Autobiography | The Bus | Diana Vreeland: The Eye Has to Travel | First Position | Marina Abramovic, The Artist is Present | Marley | Putin’s Kiss | The Queen of Versailles | Samsara | St-Henri, the 26th of August | Under African Skies | Under Control 

For short descriptions of the films, go to Press > Press Releases on the Full Frame website.

Tickets will be available to passholders beginning March 23 and will go on sale to the general public at fullframefest.org on April 2. Specific screening times and venues will be announced with the overall schedule on March 22.

Full Frame is a program of the Center for Documentary Studies at Duke University; Duke University is the presenting sponsor of the 2012 festival.

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