Posts Tagged ‘Sky Sitney’

Ctrl + Alt + Doc: A Year After Hitting Reset, AFI DOCS Is Still in Transition

The American Film Institute’s annual documentary festival is in transition, as any savvy critic or audience member can tell. But, at least for the folks at AFI, it’s all part of the plan.
Last year, after scrapping the Silverdocs name when longtime sponsor Discovery Communications pulled out, the festival left its Silver Spring nest and moved [...]

Arts Roundup: Soul Searching Edition

Longtime AFI Docs (formerly Silverdocs) director Sky Sitney steps down. [Post]
Ex-Soul Searchers trumpeter Donald Tillery tells his story. [WAMU]
Park Service relocates the National Archives for Black Women's History from D.C. to Maryland. [AP]
Martin Luther King Jr. Library may be tougher to update than it seems. [Post]
The Soup's Joel McHale to host White House Correspondents' Dinner [...]

Arts Roundup: Gehry FTW Edition

The story of The Doors' legendary 1967 show at the Alexandria Roller Rink, aka that time Jim Morrison gave his hometown the finger [Post]
After Frank Gehry debuts some tweaks to the Eisenhower Memorial, the Memorial Commission approves that joint. [Post]
A report from the Frederick Douglass statue unveiling at the Capitol building, where House Minority Leader Nancy [...]

Tonight at Silverdocs: Journey!

This year's Silverdocs opens tonight with Don't Stop Believin', a film about Journey and its hurricane-voiced Filipino frontman, Arnel Pineda. But as I noted in my intro to Washington City Paper's package of Silverdocs reviews, it isn't the first documentary about these titans of middle-of-the-road arena rock. Almost two decades ago, the band chronicled its 10th year together [...]