Alice Fest returns to Durham, N.C., on Sunday, March 10, 2019! What is Alice Fest? Alice Fest is a one-day film festival. The tagline is “Films by women. For everyone.” It is typically held in March in honor of Women’s History Month in the Full Frame Theater in Durham, N.C., in association with the Center for Documentary Studies at Duke University. Alice Fest is free and open to the public.
Durham, N.C., is so close to Raleigh, N.C. I’ve loved Durham for years – mostly because of the time I’ve spent downtown for the Full Frame Documentary Film Festival each spring. It’s one of my favorite places and times of the year. I lovingly call Full Frame my film school because it has taught me so much. (Random side note for out-of-towners: there’s no such thing as Raleigh-Durham. They’re very
The 2016 Meredith College Documentary Film Festival – originally scheduled for January 24th – got snowed out last month. Most of the area was covered in snow and ice, and thousands of people were without power. The festival has thankfully been rescheduled for Sunday, February 14, 2016. It’s free and open to the public, and will be an abbreviated version of the original festival. Brewconomy will screen during on Sunday, February 14th, at
I’ve been invited to give a talk at Meredith College on Tuesday, October 27th. The talk will be about chasing dreams, founding the TriFilm Society, and making movies. The event will be held in Belk Dining Hall at the Fall Dinner Meeting for the Friends of the Carlyle Campbell Library, starting at 6:30 PM. Get more information about the meeting here. I’m incredibly honored to be back on campus talking about
On Tuesday, August 11th, we hosted a Brewconomy Backer Night for our Kickstarter backers. The weather was nuts. It was dark and stormy, then the sky turned post-apocalyptic orange and a beautiful rainbow showed up. Such a lovely summer storm. At the Backer Night we talked with our supporters, met new folks, sipped delicious craft beer, and delivered rewards. It was so wonderful to see everyone in person! I love saying thank
Last year I attended the Beericana Craft Beer and Music Festival as part of my research for Brewconomy, our documentary about North Carolina craft beer. We were in post-production at the time but, as many of you know, the craft beer industry changes on a daily basis. Attending the fest was a huge help because it meant I could sample beers from across the state without the production expenses of traveling or bringing a film
The 2015 Full Frame Documentary Film Festival will start in this Thursday, April 9th, and run through Sunday, April 11th. The annual festival brings together the global documentary film community in downtown Durham, N.C., an area that has grown tremendously in recent years. Full Frame is a world-renowned fest and an Oscar short qualifier. The calm and relaxed atmosphere is one of the things a lot of people enjoy most. Each