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Silverdocs line-up announced


"Beauty is Embarrassing," which focuses on artist Wayne White, premieres during Silverdocs in June. (Courtesy of Silverdocs)

Beyond visual arts, many of the 114 movies focus on music. The opening night film will be “Don’t Stop Believin’: Everyman’s Journey,” which follows the amazing story of the current lead singer of Journey. The formerly homeless Filipino man, who is Steve Perry’s voice twin, was discovered by band members on YouTube.

Other tuneful docs include a tribute to local punk band “Bad Brains: A Band in DC,” an outdoor screening of “Under African Skies,” which looks at Paul Simon’s controversial trip to South Africa in the 1980s, and “Beware of Mr. Baker,” about the explosive and egomaniacal drummer of Cream, Ginger Baker.

We’ll have more information about promising films as the festival approaches, but in the meantime, visit the Silverdocs Web site for the full slate of movies.

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