Docutime Film Festival 2015 at UNCW

Jan 29, 2015

Saturday, February 7th marks Wilmington’s 13th annual DocuTime one-day documentary film festival. DocuTime has established a solid reputation for bringing acclaimed documentaries to the big screen in Wilmington and allowing a dedicated community of documentary-lovers to a have a full day of award-winning, enlightening enjoyment.

DocuTime takes place at UNCW’s King Hall Auditorium from 10am – 6:30pm on Saturday, February 7. Tickets are $7 general admission per film or $25 for an all day pass; senior tickets are $5 general admission per film or $20 for an all day pass (plus NC sales tax). Student tickets are free. Advance tickets may be purchased at Sharky’s Box Office (located at UNCW’s Fisher Student Center, 910.962.4045) or online at etix.com and are available until the day of the festival.

This year's Fabulous Line Up: 

Program A 10 am -11:40 am

Kitty Hawk: The Wright Brother's Journey of Invention (120 min) - Kitty Hawk definitively documents the gripping tale of hardship, perseverance and the true genius of Orville and Wilbur Wright. Follow the brothers through this epic and historic journey of discovery that culminated in the first successful manned flight. Exclusive Appearance by Director David Garrigus

Program B 12:15 pm - 1:45 pm

Pouters (17 min) - Rab & Danny have been rivals for 25 years. They battle it out on the wing to become the reigning Doo Fleein champ. ( Doo Fleein = Pigeon Flying)

Night Witch (4 min) - An animated Op-Doc that follows the life of Nadezhda Popova,  known as a World War II hero for her part in a Soviet all-female bombing regiment.

Red Alert (7 min) Sloan, shocked to discover a rumor that redheads are going extinct, does some investigating and discovers the truth.

Tashi and the Monk (40 min) A very special screening of the award-winning film, Tashi and the Monk, presented by Telluride Mountain Film.  On a journey to transform his suffering into light, a man creates a remarkable childrens' community based on principles of love and compassion, but struggles with the unexpectedly dark forces unleashed in the process. A troubled 5-year-old girl joins the community and stretches the limits of the capacity for healing.

Program C 1:45-3:15 PM

Domonique and Her Piano (15 min) This film details concert pianist Domonique's delightful discovery of finding her perfect performance piano, the 1912 Mason and Hamlin. A unique behind-the-scenes look at how Domonique wants to use this piano for her upcoming performance on the Rachmaninoff's Third Piano Concerto. Exclusive appearance by Domonique Launey. 

Gabor (70 min) Sebas has to film a documentary on blindness in the Bolivian highlands. Looking for equipment, Sebas met Gabor, a removed cinematographer who lost his sight ten years ago. Sebas offers to be his partner, and film together in Bolivia, But if Gabor cannot see, how will be be able to film?

Program D 3:30 pm - 4:55 pm

Particle Fever (80 min) This film gives audiences a front row seat to significant and inspiring scientific breakthoughs as they happen. Follow six brilliant scientists during the launch of the Large Hadron Collider as they embark on  the most expensive experiment ever performed in the history of science, pushing human innovation to an undreamed of extreme.

Program E 5:15 pm - 6:30 pm

Spider (3 min.)

A 93 year old taxi driver in New York City

Duke and the Buffalo (15 min) A very special screening of the award-winning film, Duke and the Buffalo, presented by Telluride Mountainfilm. Once a year a crew of Colorado ranchers rounds up 2000 wild buffalo as part of a unique conservation effort. This film follows the story of Duke Phillips and his crew as they risk everything to presereve this endangered animal and the rich landscape she inhabits. 

Mending the Line (50 min)

A very special screening of the award-winning film, Mending the Line, presented by Telluride Mountainfilm. This film profiles Frank Moore's inspiring and dynamic life history and follows his return to France to fish the river that he crossed so many years ago as a 21-year-old soldier amidst the devastation of war. In May 2013, Frank and his wife of 70 years, Jeanne, travelled to France, traversing the rivers and World War II landmarks of Normandy. The film captures the raw emotion and experience of a lifetime. 

There's a little something for EVERY ONE!