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  • STEVE JAMES NAMED 2018 GUGGENHEIM HONOREEBY AMERICAN FILM INSTITUTE

    AFI DOCS Will Celebrate Academy Award®-Nominated Filmmaker on June 14 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE — MAY 18, 2018, WASHINGTON, DC — AFI DOCS — the American Film Institute's five-day documentary film festival in the nation's capital, supported by Presenting Sponsor AT&T — has announced that it will pay tribute to Steve James as the 2018 Charles Guggenheim Symposium honoree.

  • AFI DOCS 2018 UNVEILS FULL SLATE OF FILMS

    AFI DOCS 2018UNVEILS FULL SLATE OF FILMS 92 Films From 22 Countries, Including Five World Premieres,Will Screen June 13–17 in Washington, DC, and Silver Spring, MD FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE — MAY 11, 2018, WASHINGTON, DC — AFI DOCS has announced its full slate of films for 2018 — with AT&T returning as Presenting Sponsor of the American Film Institute's five-day documentary film festival in the nation's capital.

  • AFI DOCS 2018 ANNOUNCES OPENING AND CLOSING NIGHT FILMS, CENTERPIECE AND SPECIAL SCREENINGS

    PERSONAL STATEMENT and UNITED SKATES to Bookend Five-Day Festival in Nation's Capital AT&T Returns as Presenting Sponsor FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE — MAY 4, 2018, WASHINGTON, DC — AFI DOCS has announced its Opening and Closing Night films, and Centerpiece and Special Screenings — with AT&T returning as Presenting Sponsor of the festival for the fifth consecutive year.

  • AFI DOCS director Michael Lumpkin and Guggenheim Honoree Laura Poitras at the Guggenheim Symposium on June 16, 2017 at the Newseum. AFI DOCS director Michael Lumpkin and Guggenheim Honoree Laura Poitras at the Guggenheim Symposium on June 16, 2017 at the Newseum.
  • Guggenheim Honoree Laura Poitras and moderator Cara Mertes at the Guggenheim Symposium on June 16, 2017 at the Newseum. Guggenheim Honoree Laura Poitras and moderator Cara Mertes at the Guggenheim Symposium on June 16, 2017 at the Newseum.
  • AFI DOCS director Michael Lumpkin, Guggenheim Honoree Laura Poitras and moderator Cara Mertes at the Guggenheim Symposium on June 16, 2017 at the Newseum. AFI DOCS director Michael Lumpkin, Guggenheim Honoree Laura Poitras and moderator Cara Mertes at the Guggenheim Symposium on June 16, 2017 at the Newseum.
  • AFI President and CEO Bob Gazzale introduces Guggenheim Honoree Laura Poitras at the Guggenheim Symposium on June 16, 2017.AFI President and CEO Bob Gazzale introduces Guggenheim Honoree Laura Poitras at the Guggenheim Symposium on June 16, 2017.
  • Moderator Cara Mertes in discussion with honoree Laura Poitras at the Guggenheim Symposium on June 16, 2017.Moderator Cara Mertes in discussion with honoree Laura Poitras at the Guggenheim Symposium on June 16, 2017.
  • Cara Mertes and Guggenheim Honoree Laura Poitras at the Guggenheim Symposium on June 16, 2017 at the Newseum.Cara Mertes and Guggenheim Honoree Laura Poitras at the Guggenheim Symposium on June 16, 2017 at the Newseum.
  • Cara Mertes and Guggenheim Honoree Laura Poitras at the Guggenheim Symposium on June 16, 2017 at the Newseum.Cara Mertes and Guggenheim Honoree Laura Poitras at the Guggenheim Symposium on June 16, 2017 at the Newseum.
  • Cara Mertes and Guggenheim Honoree Laura Poitras at the Guggenheim Symposium on June 16, 2017 at the Newseum.Cara Mertes and Guggenheim Honoree Laura Poitras at the Guggenheim Symposium on June 16, 2017 at the Newseum.
  • Guggenheim Honoree Laura Poitras at the Guggenheim Symposium. Guggenheim Honoree Laura Poitras at the Guggenheim Symposium.
  • An Inconvenient Sequel: Truth to Power director Jon Shenk introduces his film at the Newseum on June 16, 2017.An Inconvenient Sequel: Truth to Power director Jon Shenk introduces his film at the Newseum on June 16, 2017.
  • Climatewire's Emily Holden in discussion with An Inconvenient Sequel: Truth to Power director Jon Shenk on June 16, 2017.Climatewire's Emily Holden in discussion with An Inconvenient Sequel: Truth to Power director Jon Shenk on June 16, 2017.
  • Climatewire's Emily Holden in discussion with An Inconvenient Sequel: Truth to Power director Jon Shenk Climatewire's Emily Holden in discussion with An Inconvenient Sequel: Truth to Power director Jon Shenk on June 16, 2017.Climatewire's Emily Holden in discussion with An Inconvenient Sequel: Truth to Power director Jon Shenk Climatewire's Emily Holden in discussion with An Inconvenient Sequel: Truth to Power director Jon Shenk on June 16, 2017.
  • An Inconvenient Sequel: Truth to Power director Jon Shenk at the Newseum on June 16, 2017.An Inconvenient Sequel: Truth to Power director Jon Shenk at the Newseum on June 16, 2017.
  • NEW CHEFS ON THE BLOCK Q&A with director Dustin Harrison-Atlas and film subjects on June 16, 2017.NEW CHEFS ON THE BLOCK Q&A with director Dustin Harrison-Atlas and film subjects on June 16, 2017.
  • The Washington Post's Joe Yonan moderates the NEW CHEFS ON THE BLOCK Q&A on June 16, 2017.The Washington Post's Joe Yonan moderates the NEW CHEFS ON THE BLOCK Q&A on June 16, 2017.
  • RUMBLE executive producer Tim Johnson, director Catherine Bainbridge and executive producer Ernest Webb at the Q&A on June 16, 2017.RUMBLE executive producer Tim Johnson, director Catherine Bainbridge and executive producer Ernest Webb at the Q&A on June 16, 2017.
  • RUMBLE executive producer Ernest Webb on June 16, 2107.RUMBLE executive producer Ernest Webb on June 16, 2107.
  • CQ Roll Call's Jason Dick moderates CITY OF GHOSTS Q&A with director Matthew Heineman on June 16, 2017.CQ Roll Call's Jason Dick moderates CITY OF GHOSTS Q&A with director Matthew Heineman on June 16, 2017.
  • CQ Roll Call's Jason Dick moderates CITY OF GHOSTS Q&A with director Matthew Heineman on June 16, 2017.CQ Roll Call's Jason Dick moderates CITY OF GHOSTS Q&A with director Matthew Heineman on June 16, 2017.
  • CITY OF GHOSTS Q&A on June 16, 2017.CITY OF GHOSTS Q&A on June 16, 2017.
  • Gentlemen of Vision Founder Marlon Wharton on June 16, 2017.Gentlemen of Vision Founder Marlon Wharton on June 16, 2017.
  • Gentlemen of Vision Founder Marlon Wharton at Landmark E Street Cinema on June 16, 2017.Gentlemen of Vision Founder Marlon Wharton at Landmark E Street Cinema on June 16, 2017.
  • Gentlemen of Vision at Landmark E Street Cinema on June 16, 2017.Gentlemen of Vision at Landmark E Street Cinema on June 16, 2017.
  • Gentlemen of Vision's Christopher Randall, film director Frank Popper, Gentlemen of Vision founder Marlon Wharton, film director Jim Kirchherr and Nine Network of Public Media's Amy Shaw.Gentlemen of Vision's Christopher Randall, film director Frank Popper, Gentlemen of Vision founder Marlon Wharton, film director Jim Kirchherr and Nine Network of Public Media's Amy Shaw.
  • GENTLEMEN OF VISION moderator Step Afrika!'s Brian Williams, Gentlemen of Vision founder Marlon Wharton, Nine Network of Public Media's Amy Shaw and director Jim Kirchherr at the Q&A on June 16, 2017.GENTLEMEN OF VISION moderator Step Afrika!'s Brian Williams, Gentlemen of Vision founder Marlon Wharton, Nine Network of Public Media's Amy Shaw and director Jim Kirchherr at the Q&A on June 16, 2017.
  • GENTLEMEN OF VISION's Q&A moderator Step Afrika! founder Brian Williams.GENTLEMEN OF VISION's Q&A moderator Step Afrika! founder Brian Williams.
  • RECRUITING FOR JIHAD directors Ulrik Imtiaz Rolfsen and Adil Khan Farooq at Landmark E Street Cinema on June 16, 2017.RECRUITING FOR JIHAD directors Ulrik Imtiaz Rolfsen and Adil Khan Farooq at Landmark E Street Cinema on June 16, 2017.
  • RECRUITING FOR JIHAD Q&A with directors Ulrik Imtiaz Rolfsen and Adil Khan Farooq on June 16, 2017.RECRUITING FOR JIHAD Q&A with directors Ulrik Imtiaz Rolfsen and Adil Khan Farooq on June 16, 2017.
  • RECRUITING FOR JIHAD Q&A with directors Ulrik Imtiaz Rolfsen and Adil Khan Farooq on June 16, 2017.RECRUITING FOR JIHAD Q&A with directors Ulrik Imtiaz Rolfsen and Adil Khan Farooq on June 16, 2017.
  • RECRUITING FOR JIHAD Q&A with directors Ulrik Imtiaz Rolfsen and Adil Khan Farooq on June 16, 2017.RECRUITING FOR JIHAD Q&A with directors Ulrik Imtiaz Rolfsen and Adil Khan Farooq on June 16, 2017.