MAY 30 – JUNE 2
AFS Doc Days, our second annual festival of non-fiction cinema, features outstanding new documentary work from around the world with filmmakers in attendance. Doc Days is an opportunity for Austin’s vibrant documentary community, filmmakers and audiences, to come together, see new work, and meet with visiting filmmakers. Last year’s seven-film program included three films that went on to be nominated for Academy Awards.
Our first wave of programming includes COLD CASE HAMMERSKJÖLD by Danish director Mads Brügger, and AMERICAN FACTORY, by Julia Reichert and Steven Bognar. Both films were recipients of directing awards at January’s Sundance Film Festival. The full line-up will be announced in late April. Presented in partnership with Book People.
Tickets go on sale in mid-April.
COLD CASE HAMMERSKJÖLD
The latest film from filmmaker/provocateur Mads Brügger (THE RED CHAPEL) begins as a quest to discover whether or not UN Secretary General Dag Hammarskjöld’s 1961 death in a plane crash was the result of foul play. His subsequent findings, presented in a style that varies between absurd and riveting, involve mercenary armies, the CIA, and some extremely dark state secrets.
By award-winning directors Julia Reichart and Steven Bognar (A LION IN THE HOUSE). In post-industrial Ohio, a Chinese billionaire opens a new factory in the husk of an abandoned General Motors plant, hiring two thousand blue-collar Americans. Early days of hope and optimism give way to setbacks as high-tech China clashes with working-class America.
MORE TITLES COMING SOON
The full line-up will be announced in late April.