How do I decide which films to see at Full Frame?

  • The 3 Rooms of Melancholia --Director: Pirjo Honkasalo
  • 39 Pounds of Love --Director: Dani Menkin
  • After Innocence --Director: Jessica Sanders
  • And You Don't Stop: 30 Years of Hip Hop - Back in the Day --Director: Dana Heinz Perry
  • Backseat Bingo --Director: Liz Blazer
  • Ballets Russes --Directors: Dan Geller, Dayna Goldfine
  • Battaglia --Director: Daniela Zanzotto
  • Be Here to Love Me --Director: Margaret Brown
  • The Beauty Academy of Kabul --Director: Liz Mermin
  • The Birdpeople --Director: Michael Gitlin
  • Bouncing Bulldogs --Director: Stephanie Johnes
  • Bride Kidnapping in Kyrgystzstan --Director: Petr Lom
  • The Brooklyn Connection --Director: Klaartje Quirijns
  • Carmen & Geoffrey --Directors: Nick Doob, Linda Atkinson
  • Cheeks --Directors: Tal Sharon, Daniel Barcelowsky
  • The Children of Leningradsky --Directors: Hanah Polak, Andrezej Celinski
  • The Color of Love --Director: Maryam Keshavarz
  • Ears, Open. Eyeballs, Click . --Director: Canaan Brumley
  • The Education of Shelby Knox --Directors: Rose Rosenblatt, Marion Lipschutz
  • Enron: The Smartest Guys in the Room --Director: Alex Gibney
  • Following Sean --Director: Ralph Arlyck
  • For a Miracle (Po Cud)--Director: Jarek Sztandera
  • Getting Through to the President --Directors: Emily Kunstler, Sarah Kunstler
  • Good Morning YOKOHAMA --Director: Satoshi Ono
  • Good Times --Directors: Alessandro Cassigoli, Dalia Castel
  • The Goody Goody --Director: Terry Linehan
  • Gray Matter --Director: Joe Berlinger
  • The Guestworker --Directors: Cynthia Hill, Charles Thompson
  • Gymnast --Director: Edet Belzberg
  • Hardwood --Director: Hubert Davis
  • How to Eat Your Watermelon in White Company (and Enjoy It) --Director: Joe Angio
  • How to Fix the World --Director: Jacqueline Goss
  • Hoxie: The First Stand --Director: David Appleby
  • I'm Still Here: Real Diaries of Young People Who Lived During the Holocaust --Director: Lauren Lazin
  • Imagining Ulysses --Directors: David Blake Knox, Hilary Fennell
  • In the Shadow of Eden --Director: Rachael Romero
  • The Last Cowboy --Director: Jon Alpert
  • The Last Mogul: Life and Times of Lew Wasserman --Director: Barry Avrich
  • Left of the Dial --Directors: Patrick Farrelly, Kate O'Callaghan
  • The Life and Times of Frida Kahlo --Director: Amy Stechler
  • The Life of Kevin Carter --Director: Dan Krauss
  • Made in Italy --Director: Fabio Wuytack
  • Mana - Beyond Belief --Directors: Peter Friedman, Roger Manley
  • Mary Pickford --Director: Sue Williams
  • Max by Chance --Director: Max Kestner
  • Mighty Times: The Children's March --Director: Bobby Houston, Robert Hudson
  • Miles Above --Director: Michael Welt
  • Mondovino --Director: Jonathan Nossiter
  • Murderball --Director: Henry Alex Rubin, Dana Adam Shapiro
  • My Beloved Child --Director: Brit Jorunn Hundsnes
  • Obstinato: Making Music for Two --Director: Sascha Paladino
  • Occupation: Dreamland --Directors: Garrett Scott, Ian Olds
  • One Shot (Achat Bodedet) --Director: Nurit Kedar
  • Our Brand is Crisis --Director: Rachel Boynton
  • Pack Strap Swallow --Director: Holly Paige Joyner
  • Phantom Limb --Director: Jay Rosenblatt
  • Phantom of the Operator (Le Fantôme de L'Opératrice) --Director: Caroline Martel
  • Press On --Director: Gillian Grisman
  • Protocols of Zion --Director: Marc Levin
  • Ride of the Mergansers --Director: Steve Furman
  • The Ritchie Boys --Director: Christian Bauer
  • Same Sex America --Director: Henry Corra
  • The Self-Made Man --Director: Susan Stern
  • Shake Hands with the Devil: The Journey of Roméo Dallaire --Director: Peter Raymont
  • Shape of the Moon --Director: Leonard Retel Helmrich
  • Sister Rose's Passion --Director: Oren Jacoby
  • Small Town Secrets --Director: Katherine Leggett
  • Sneakers --Director: Femke Wolting
  • Street Fight --Director: Marshall Curry
  • Tell Them Who You Are --Director: Mark Wexler
  • Three of Hearts: a postmodern family --Director: Susan Kaplan
  • A Touch of Greatness --Director: Leslie Sullivan
  • Trudell --Director: Heather Rea
  • Welcome to the Real World --Director: Barney Churchill Broomfield
  • Wetback - The Undocumented Documentary --Director: Arturo Perez Torres
  • Why We Fight --Director: Eugene Jarecki
  • Yellow Brick Road --Director: Keith Rondinelli, Matthew Makar
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I'm attending the Full Frame Documentary Film Festival, in Durham, NC, in April. I do not know how to attend a film festival. If you have any suggestions for me, please share. Their schedule is at

I've really only been to one "official" film festival, but I went two years in a row and what I did was looked at the synopsis of each film and decide which ones I wanted to see and what fit into schedule. If there were times where there was nothing I wanted to see, I would go find a random theater and start watching whatever it was showing.

That's probably what I'll end up doing.

Mme. Rosie Cotton,
My name is Canaan Brumley and I want to personally invite you to come and see my movie at Full Frame 2005. My film, "Ears, Open. Eyeballs, Click." will be screened on Friday April 8th from 3:45 to 6:05 p.m. at the Carolina Theatre, Cinema One. If you have any questions please email me at I will also bring a DVD of the film for you. Just approach me after the Q&A session following the film. I look forward to hearing from you.

Dear Mr. Brumley,
You are very kind. Your film sounds interesting. I look forward to seeing it, and meeting you.

"Street Fight" which is Saturday at 12:15 is supposed to be really good. It's also playing at the Tribeca Film Festival and they say, "Whoever thinks old style political machines no longer exist has not spent enough time in New Jersey. Curry's compelling documentary follows the 2002 mayoral campaign in which the energetic Cory Booker attempted to unseat longtime mayor Sharpe James. The 2004 presidential campaign was a love-fest compared to what happened on the streets of Newark." I've heard it's part funny, part infuriating and worth seeing even if you think you are not that into politics.