Magazine article Screen International

Full Frame Announces Lineup, Opener

Magazine article Screen International

Full Frame Announces Lineup, Opener

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The Full Frame Documentary Film Festival announced on Thursday [7] the full programme of its 16th edition including Apr 4 opening night screening Gideon's Army.

The HBO documentary film premiered at Sundance and follows the personal stories of three young public defenders in the Deep South who risk everything to challenge biased assumptions in a strained criminal justice system.

After the screening of Gideon's Army, two of the film's real-life subjects, Brandy Alexander and Travis Williams, will participate in a moderated discussion with the film-makers.

"We are thrilled and honored to be the opening night selection of this celebrated and beloved festival," said the film's director Dawn Porter. "This is the 50th anniversary of the Gideon decision guaranteeing the right to counsel, and we are grateful to be able to share this film at such a prestigious event during the anniversary year."

The New Doc competition features 51 films from across the US and the world, including Roger Ross Williams' God Loves Uganda, which screened in competition at Sundance, and Joe Brewster's American Promise, which won this year's Sundance special jury prize. …

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