June has arrived and with Summer just around the corner, so is SilverDocs! Tickets go on sale today for the week-long documentary film festival in downtown Silver Spring, Maryland. Silverdocs runs from June 18 to 24 and you can find the full film lineup here.
Opening this year is the doc Don’t Stop Believin’: Everyman’s Journey, which follows the unbelievable journey (see what I did just there) of the band’s new frontman, Arnel Pineda, as he leaves his separate ways (worlds apart) in Manila and becomes part of one of the most popular American rock bands of all time. If all the classic songs aren’t enough, the inspiring rags to riches tale of Pineda should also leave you lovin’, touching’, squeezin’.
Keeping the good tunes going, the festival is closing with another music doc. The Big Easy Express follows the bands Mumford & Sons, Edward Sharpe & The Magnetic Zeros and Old Crow Medicine Show as they travel on a six-stop tour from California to New Orleans by railway. This mix of beautiful scenery, jam sessions and concerts looks to surely please the audience and will keep their legs tapping.
Got more time to kill? Check out our top-ten films after the jump!
For one week of the year, downtown Silver Spring feels a little like Hollywood. But instead of glitz, glamor and fiction, there’s emotional, thought-provoking true stories.
The AFI-Discovery Channel Documentary Film Festival announced its full program today for the June 20-26 festival. Full of guest speakers, world premieres and panel discussions, this internationally-recognized film festival brings the best new documentaries to the Washington D.C. area and is the largest doc festival of its kind in the U.S.!
Headlining the festival this year are The Swell Season, Revenge of the Electric Car and The Interrupters. From the serious to the sad, to the comical and just plain fun, SilverDocs celebrates all types of documentaries and is sure to have a film that will strike your interest.
Tickets, showtimes and festival passes are available through SilverDoc’s website, http://silverdocs.com/. They’ve got the full lineup of films as well as the competition slate for the festival’s five awards.
With one of SilverDocs’ awards being the always-popular Audience Award, I’m putting on my critic’s cap and taking you through the docs I’m most excited to see. Keep reading to learn more and watch the trailers! NOW UPDATED TO THE TOP-TEN FILMS!!!