Reprinted from Deadline Hollywood by Erik Pedersen on May 15, 2019.
AFI Docs has raised the curtain on its 2019 slate — 68% of which are films produced by women and nearly half that feature a female helmer. The lineup features 72 documentaries from 17 countries, including six world premieres.
The films will unspool from June 19-23 in Washington, D.C., and Silver Spring, Maryland. To see the full program for the fest follow the link below.
This year’s Centerpiece film will be American Factory, directed by Steven Bognar and Julia Reichert, which examines the culture clash resulting from the takeover of a Dayton, Ohio, factory by a Chinese company. It will screen on Friday, June 21. …