Docs in Progress—organizers of this year’s local documentary film festival, Silver Spring Stories—promises something for everyone: filmmakers, community activists, government officials, business owners, Silver Spring residents and fans.
The free program will include short documentaries made by students in the production classes and camps run by Docs in Progress. “Docs” is a non-profit organization that trains and supports new filmmakers as well as their more experienced counterparts. The films screened on the 28th will focus on individuals and institutions that make Silver Spring such a vibrant and diverse community.
This year’s Silver Spring Stories include short documentaries about Alliance Comics, City Printing, Contradiction Dance Company, CREATE Arts Center, Dale Music, Gandhi Brigade, Joe’s Record Paradise, Moorenko’s Ice Cream, Pulmonary Hypertension Association, Silver Spring Books, and Tayari Casel Martial Arts Academy.
Since its founding, Docs in Progress has cultivated community partnerships which enhance the work of emerging filmmakers and connect them to the civic life of Silver Spring.
The July 28th festival begins at 6:30 pm with a reception, followed at 7:00 to 8:30 by movie screenings and discussions with the filmmakers and their subjects.