As I head to True/False, I thought I'd mention another documentary film festival — the inaugural Downtown DocFest in Belleville, Ontario, Canada. A hop, skip & a jump from my hometown, the festival is being organized by the lovely Lynn Braun — who was a pivotal help in Picton Picturefest, a festival I helped put together last year.
The festival kicks off tomorrow with Bruce MacDonald's "Music from the Big House," which will be followed by a Q & A and a live concert by blues legend Rita Chiarelli, the subject of the film. Other highlights include the very timely and critical look at breast cancer activism, "Pink Ribbons Inc." Over 30 films will be shown on four different screens in downtown Belleville.
More info here.