The 6th Annual Vox Docs Film Festival is presented by the Icicle Creek Center for the Arts on March 10th and 11th in the Snowy Owl Theater. The weekend festival showcases the best documentaries of the year and titles that have been winning awards around the globe. In addition to a weekend of award winning films, festival activities include opening and closing night post-screening Q&A’s with special film guests.
FRIDAY, MARCH 10TH
7pm Opening Night Film: Author: The JT LeRoy Story
The endlessly riveting documentary that chronicles one of the greatest cultural icons of the 21st century, 16 year old literary sensation, JT LeRoy, and the mastermind behind it all, author Laura Albert.
Post-screening Q&A special guest: Laura Albert
10pm Opening Night Party: Blewett Brewing Company, 911 Commercial Street in downtown Leavenworth
SATURDAY, MARCH 11TH
A stunning achievement in documentary film, cinematographer Kirsten Johnson assembles a self-portrait of her work shot over 25 years to provide a touching and complex look at the person behind the camera.
1:15pm: Zero Days
Acclaimed as one of the most important films of 2016, Oscar winner Alex Gibney’s documentary thriller explores the potential consequences of cyberwarfare, including the looming threat of weapons like the Stuxnet computer virus.
The inspiring documentary that follows, former New Orleans Saints defensive back, Steve Gleason’s inspiring battle with ALS after being diagnosed at the young age of 34.
The thought-provoking, work-in progress documentary directed by Kevin Tomlinson and critically-acclaimed photographer, Phil Borges, explored what can be learned from people around the world who have turned their psychological crisis into a positive transformative experience.
Post-screening Q&A special guest: Phil Borges