We can't begin to share how thrilled we are to be showing CITY OF TREES at Full Frame Documentary Film Festival this year! The annual festival in Durham, NC features excellent nonfiction films. We've been attending as audience members for years, and it's a true honor to be invited to share our work. Passes for this festival are already gone (that's how good it is!), but you can still get individual tickets for CITY OF TREES and others starting APRIL 1. Get yours early to guarantee a spot.
(City of Trees, 2015, 76 mins)
At the height of the recession, a DC nonprofit struggles to implement an ambitious "green jobs" program that hires 150 unemployed residents to plant trees in underserved parks. With only six months until their grant money runs out, serious obstacles block their path and speak to deep rifts in the life of the city racial tensions, uneven government support, and locals who feel their voices have not been heard. But for the trainees the program represents something much more hopeful: the means to give a child a better life, a second chance after a conviction, or a path to community leadership.
Directed by Brandon Kramer and Produced by Lance Kramer.
A film by Meridian Hill Pictures
in association with Kartemquin Films and Magic Labs Media
About the Festival
The Full Frame Documentary Film Festival is an annual international event dedicated to the theatrical exhibition of nonfiction cinema. Each spring, Full Frame welcomes filmmakers and film lovers from around the world to historic downtown Durham, North Carolina, for a four-day, morning-to-midnight array of nearly 100 films, as well as discussions, panels, and Southern hospitality. Set within a few city blocks, the intimate festival landscape fosters community and conversation among filmmakers, film professionals, and the public.
Full Frame serves the documentary form and its community by showcasing the contemporary work of established and emerging filmmakers. The festival provides a space that nurtures conversation between artists, students, and the Full Frame audience. Full Frame is committed to enhancing public understanding and appreciation of the art form and its significance, while making films more accessible to a wider audience. More info.
Tickets: $16 ($14 for students/educators/military)
Last minute line tickets: $15
301 W Morgan St
Durham, NC 27701
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