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Posted at 11:02 AM ET, 06/13/2006

Silverdocs: It's Movie Time in the City (Well, Silver Spring)

By Jen Chaney

The documentaries have arrived.

Silverdocs, an international film festival devoted to the documentary genre, gets underway tonight in downtown Silver Spring. The opening night feature is "Boffo! Tinseltown's Bombs and Blockbusters," a look at why some Hollywood films succeed and others fail. MPAA Chairman Dan Glickman and Variety's Peter Bart, who executive-produced the doc, will participate in a discussion afterwards. And really, how can you not want to see a movie with "Boffo!" in the title? Tickets for tonight are a little pricey at $45, but they also include entry to a reception afterwards at the Discovery Channel, a co-sponsor of the fest. Expect plenty of free food, drink and a glamorous, old Hollywood theme.

If you're wondering what else is worth seeing at Silverdocs, the GOG Blog is the place to be. Every day this week, I will post mini-reviews of some of the movies scheduled to screen during the festival, which closes Sunday. Check back tomorrow for a preview of two compelling docs -- one about punk rock, the other about a "Spaceman" -- to be shown Wednesday night.

By Jen Chaney  | June 13, 2006; 11:02 AM ET
Categories:  Movies  
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