IC International Documentary Film Festival returns

BY DI STAFF | APRIL 14, 2011 7:20 AM

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The Iowa City International Documentary Film Festival is back for its ninth year to expose the community to a wide range of films that vary from conventional documentaries to experimental nonfiction. Filmmakers Chris Metzler and Ben Russell will be the judges for this event, and the first run of the films in the competition will be shown at 6:30 p.m. today in the Bijou.

Then, at 10 p.m. in the Englert Theater, 221 E. Washington St., Metzler will screen his latest documentary, Everyday Sunshine: The Story of Fishbone.

Screening of the films in the festival will continue at 4 p.m. and 7 p.m. on Friday. The competition will conclude at 3 p.m. on April 17, and Russell will feature his film series TRYPPS at 7 p.m. April 17 in the Bijou.

The Iowa City International Documentary Film Festival wants to offer the community the chance to experience a wide range of films from talented people of around the world.

All of the screenings are free and open to the public.

— by Samantha Gentry

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