Full Frame 2019 Overview

The 22nd Full Frame Documentary Film Festival

April 4-7

Approximately 50 new and recent feature docs, plus several retrospective works, appear at this Durham NC event.


Among the debuts are the world premiere of Ragunath Vasudevan, Nathaniel Knop, and Peter Rippl’s THE WATSON’S HOTEL, a portrait of a legendary Mumbai building; and the North American premieres of work like Simon Mozgovyi’s THE WINTER GARDEN’S TALE, which follows the impending retirement of the longtime steward of a Ukrainian exhibition center; Vincent Rimbaux and Patrizia Landi’s RESSACA, on Brazil’s financial crisis through the stories of several people affiliated with Rio’s opera; and Jacqueline Zünd’s WHERE WE BELONG, which explores painful divorces through the eyes of the children affected.


US premieres include Daniel Krikke’s SCARED OF REVOLUTION, on Last Poets member Umar Bin Hassan; John Breen and Jojo Pennebaker’s 3 DAYS 2 NIGHTS, which recounts survival against the odds following the crash of a family’s small plane; Tania Hernández Velasco’s TITIXE, following the filmmaker’s family as they reckon with the loss of their patriarch; and Alexander John Glustrom’s MOSSVILLE: WHEN GREAT TREES FALL, about a man who refuses to leave his home after the entire community has sold its property to the petrochemical industry. Other offerings include Jethro Waters’ F/11 AND BE THERE, on a photographer’s 70-year career; and Nicolas Wadimoff’s THE APOLLO OF GAZA, on the discovery of a mysterious statue of Apollo in the Middle East.

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