The Silverdocs film festival, presented by the American Film Institute in Silver Spring, is in its 10th year, and presented 114 films narrowed down from over 2,000 submission from 44 different countries. The festival is the largest of its kind in the United States.
“A Girl Like Her” is shown at Round House Theatre, one of the five theaters participating in the festival.
“A Girl Like Her” is shown at Round House Theatre, one of the five theaters participating in the festival. 1Picture by Emma HowellsA member of the press interviews the two filmmakers of the film, “The Last Member.”2Picture by Emma HowellsThe marquee outside the AFI Theatre advertises the Silverdocs festival.3Picture by Emma HowellsA line forms in the hopes of receiving standby tickets before a screening. 4Picture by Emma HowellsOne of the filmmakers of “Big Easy Express” responds to a question from the audience on the closing night of Silverdocs. 5Picture by Emma HowellsAn audience member contributes her own story of adoption after the movie “A Girl Like Her.”6Picture by Emma HowellsThe sun sets, casting long shadows in Round House Theatre. 7Picture by Emma HowellsThe official “puperazzi” enjoys attention after a screening of a movie. Brutus McCracker is wearing a camera on his collar which takes a picture every 5 seconds.8Picture by Emma HowellsAn audience member watches the introductory Silverdocs video before a film. 9Picture by Emma Howells “The Queen of Versailles,” Jackie Siegel, the star of the film by the same name, makes a surprise appearance to the screening of the film. 10Picture by Emma HowellsA subject of the film “The Revisionaries” defends a point made by director Scott Thurman.11Picture by Emma HowellsThe subject of the movie “Trash Dance,” choreographer Allison Orr, and subject of the short “Sparkle,” dancer Sheri “Sparkle” Williams laugh at a joke made during the Q&A. 12Picture by Emma Howells