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6th Frame by Frame Series Kicks Off Tomorrow

6th Frame by Frame Series Kicks Off Tomorrow

6th Frame by Frame Series Kicks Off Tomorrow

by Karl Beck

A scene from Andrew Jarecki’s “Capturing the Friedmans,” which is playing at the 2003 Frame by Frame Film Series. Photo: George Argerolos, a Magnolia Pictures release. © Magnolia Pictures

The Sixth Annual Frame by Frame Documentary Film Series offers the infrequent opportunity of viewing documentary films in a theatrical setting. More enticing is the variety and roster of docs being screened in this year’s lineup.

This year’s topics encompass a variety of subjects, including Cuban refugees, Chernobyl aid workers, female castration, and other relevant global and cultural issues. Highlights include the unnerving “Capturing the Friedmans,” which was a hit at Sundance before successfully hitting theaters earlier this year. “Naked World” documents artist Spencer Tunick’s latest project, while “Born Rich” offers a glimpse into the world of the children of the very very rich.

The film series also includes a “Mingle with the Maker” event alongside select screenings. Panels include a moderated discussion with the filmmakers about their work. The Frame By Frame in New York will run from Oct. 17th – 23rd at The Screening Room in Manhattan. The event is presented by HBO and AIVF (Association of Independent Video and Filmmakers).

Other films screening include Rory’s Kennedy’s “A Boy’s Life,” Carles Bosch and Josep Maria Domènech’s “Balseros,” Kim Longinotto’s “The Day I Will Never Forget,” Jay Rosenblatt’s “I Used to Be A Filmmaker,” and Cynthia Wade’s “Shelter Dogs.”

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