Update 11:20 a.m.:“Hot Coffee” screens at 8:30 p.m. and “Donor Unknown” screens at 8:45 p.m.
Silverdocs just announced this year’s award winners. “Our School,” a searing look at the integration of Roma (or “gypsy”) children into the Romanian public school system, is this year’s Sterling Award winner for Best US Feature. “Family Instinct,” about an incestuous Latvian family, takes home the Sterling Award for Best World Feature. This year’s Audience Award winners are “Donor Unknown,” about a girl’s journey to find her sperm donor father, and a short film about one of the happiest people on the planet, “Mr. Happy Man.”
You may have thought that yesterday was your last chance to go to a Silverdocs screening, but if you didn’t make it, all is not lost. All award-winning films will screen today, along with some audience favorites. The screening schedule is:
- 11:30 a.m. “The Redemption of General Butt Naked,” about the path to redemption of one of Libya’s most feared warlords.
- noon Special Jury Mention: “The Bully Project,” which follows five children and their families as their lives are affected by bullying.
- 12:15 p.m. “When the Drum is Beating,” a look at Septentrional, one of Haiti’s most celebrated bands.
- 1:15p.m. “The Interrupters,” the story of a group of former gang members in Chicago who have now dedicated their lives to stopping urban violence as it happens.
- 2:00 p.m. “Fire In Babylon, ” about the West Indies cricket team that became a force to reckon with in the ‘70s and ‘80s.
- 2:15 p.m. “Jiro Dreams of Sushi,” a glimpse into the three-star Michelin-rated Tokyo restaurant, Sukiyabashi Jiro, where chef Jiro Ono serves extraordinary Japanese fare.
- 4:00 p.m. “The War Room ,” the classic 1993 documentary about Bill Clinton’s presidential campaign.
- 4:15 p.m. Writers Guild of America Award Winner: “The Loving Story,” about Richard and
Adrian Mildred Loving, an interracial couple that was banned from their home state of Virginia in the 1960s.
- 4:30 p.m. “Give Up Tomorrow,” about the case of Paco Larranaga, who was accused of kidnapping and sentenced to death along with six others despite considerable evidence of his innocence.
- 6 p.m. “Don’t Look Back ,” a celebration of iconic folk singer Bob Dylan.
- 6:15 p.m. US Sterling Award Winner: “Our School.” (Preceded by Short Winner “Guanape Sur”)
- 6:45 p.m. Cinematic Vision Award Winner: “Life in a Day ,” a collage of submissions from 192 countries chronicling an average day in the lives of their subjects.
- 8:00 p.m. World Sterling Award Winner: “Family Instinct”
- 8:30 p.m. Audience Award Winner: “Mr. Happy Man” and “Hot Coffee”
- 8:45 p.m. “Donor Unknown ”