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Silverdocs 2007.3: Stop Making Sense

Silverdocs 2007.3: Stop Making Sense

Silverdocs carries on… It’s been non-stop films for me. Jarren has arrived after a serious weather delay. Our dogs got out of the yard mysteriously this morning, but all’s well again. More and more filmmakers have arrived as the weekend begins. Jury deliberations are coming up tonight… and then, we will have our winner. Here’s some photos of the crazy fun chaos in Silver Spring, Maryland:

(Oscar-nominated filmmaker Liz Garbus debuted her latest documentary, ‘Coma,’ on Wednesday afternoon. It’s a stirring and disturbing look at four patients in various vegetative states. The doc will premiere on HBO in a few weeks.)

(Hanging out at the Silverdocs Cinema Lounge on Wednesday are Shooting People’s Jesse Epstein, hiding behind her badge, and Re:New Media’s Brian Newman.)

(Also at the Cinema Lounge, talking doc shop, are Toronto Film Festival documentary programmer Thom Powers and Cactus Three producer Julie Goldman.)

(On Thursday afternoon, outside the Silver Theatre, Tom and Holly from the Sarasota Film Festival flank documentary filmmaker Esther Robinson. Esther’s in town with her doc, ‘A Walk Into The Sea.’)

(Following the Thursday night screening of the doc, ‘Enemies of Happiness,’ director Eva Mulvad – right – was joined by the film’s subject, Malalai Joya. The film is about Joya’s campaign to become the first woman elected to the Afghani Parliament.)

(Enjoying some cocktails at the Thursday night party – which went down at the local Moose Lodge – are doc blogger Agnes Varnum, left, and Silverdocs Associate Director Amy King.)

(Making some deals, or at least pretending to, are doc sales agent Josh Braun and ‘Kurt Cobain About A Son’ director AJ Schnack.)

(Enjoying a drink at the Moose Lodge, following the screening of their film ‘Big Rig,’ are producer Brad Blondheim and director Doug Pray. If you see behind them, they are standing in front of a portrait for the Lodge’s “Moose of the Year.”)

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