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Docutime Film Festival 2020 at UNCW


Saturday, January 25th marks Wilmington's 17th 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 have a full day of award-winning, enlightening enjoyment. 

All day passes and tickets for individual films can be purchased at the door.

DocuTime takes place at UNCW’s King Hall Auditorium from 9:30 am – 5:00 pm on Saturday, January 26th. Tickets are $7 general admission per film, or $22 for an all day pass; senior tickets are $5 general admission per film or $17 for an all day pass. Student tickets are free with UNCW student ID.

This year's lineup: 

9:30 - 11 am: Sun Dancer and Honeyland

Sun Dancer (A Brief Introduction) Dance: Helen Mirkil | Video: Bumpacam Productions. As the day begins, we give thanks for the simple things, for the beauty and wonder all around us.

Honeyland (90 minutes, Republic of Macedonia) Directed by Tamara Kotevska and Ljubomir Stefanov. The last female bee-hunter in Europe must save the bees and return the natural balance in Honeyland, when a family of nomadic beekeepers invade her land and threaten her livelihood. "Honeyland is first and foremost a graceful evocation of interspecies coexistence, of lives lived in delicate balance with the natural world." Justin Chang, The Los Angeles Times.

11:15 - 1:15: Shorts Segment 

And That Is How The Rivers Came To Be (3 minutes, Peru) Directed by Miguel Araoz Cartagena. This animation takes us back in time to the moment when a mighty Kukama God created the Amazon's rivers with his bow and arrow.

Animal Bridge to U-3033 (12 minutes, Finland) Directed by Milja Viita. A year in the life of a wildlife bridge over a busy highway in southern Finland, showing the animals crossing over and the traffic flowing under.

Cricket Liu (19 minutes, China) Directed by Julia Cheng. An aging master of the ancient Chinese culture of Cricket Fighting uses the art to entertain tourists, earning all he possibly can for his beloved grandson.

Fast Horse (14 minutes, Canada) Directed by Alexandra Lazarowich. Fast Horse follows the return of the Blackfoot bareback horseracing tradition in a new form: the Indian Relay. Allison RedCrow struggles to build a team with second-hand races and a new jockey, Cody BigTobacco, to take on the best riders in the Blackfoot Confederacy at the Calgary Stampede.

Moments of Truth (10 minutes, USA) Directed by Chuck Workman. Moments of Truth is a short montage documentary with over 125 moments from significant documentaries of the past 100 years.

Une Nuit Comme Ca (15 minutes, USA) Directed by Patrick Ogilvie. Created in film noir style, Unne Nuit Comme Ca appeared as part of last year's Dance-a-lorus festival and was designed to be screened behind a stage of dancers. The film follows a group of desperate gamblers caught up in a tortured web of deception and betrayal in a secret club in the big city.

Pizza, Democracy and the Little Prince (10 minutes)

Rocket Boosters Engaged (2 minutes, USA) A film created by David Coffey and Finn Coggins, students at Oasis NC. It premiered at the Oasis Film Festival in November 2019 at Wilmington, NC.

Elizabeth Darrow: Believing in the Process (10 minutes, USA) Directed by Christina Capra; Produced by Art in Bloom Gallery & Christina Capra. Look deeper into the many phases and processes of Elizabeth Darrow's art work in this documentary titled, "Elizabeth Darrow: Believing in the Process."

1:15 - 1:45 Lunch Break

1:45 - 3:15 Our Time Machine

Our Time Machine (86 minutes, China) Directed by S. Leo Chiang and Yang Sun. When influential Chinese artist Ma Liang (a.k.a. Maleonn) realizes that his father Ma Ke, an accomplished Peking Opera director, is suffering from Alzheimer's disease, he invites his father to collaborate on his most ambitious project to date - a haunting, magical, autobiographical stage performance featuring life-size mechanical puppets called "Papa's Time Machine". Through the creation of this play, the two men confront their mortality before time runs out and memories are lost forever. 

3:30 - 5: David Crosby: Remember My Name 

David Crosby: Remember My Name (95 minutes, USA) Directed by A.J. Eaton. With unflinching honesty, self-examination, regret, fear, exuberance and an unshakable belief in family and the transformative nature of music, singer-songwriter David Crosby shares his often challenging journey.

A Presentation of WHQR Public Media and the UNCW Department of Film Studies. 

DocuTime made possible by a generous grant by the Landfall Foundation.