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Silverdocs expands to DC; renamed AFI Docs

Variety is reporting that the famed documentary festival Silverdocs is outgrowing its Silver Spring location.

The event was launched ten years ago at the AFI Theater and Cultural Center. But this year, in addition to screening new documentaries at the Silver Spring venue, the festival will show films on the National Mall and in the Penn Quarter area, Variety says.

“AFI Docs will bring film artists to the forefront of a dialogue with our nation’s leaders,” said Bob Gazzale, AFI President and CEO. “History has proven that great change in civil societies is often, if not always, catalyzed by art. It is this that inspires us to be in Washington, DC with storytellers whose voices serve as catalysts for action.”

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