Mar 25

American Documentary Film Festival Announces Opening Night Schedule

American Documentary Film Festival Announces
Opening Night Schedule

The first annual American Documentary Film Festival is scheduled to open this coming Thursday, March 29, 2012, with a special screening of Oliver Stone’s controversial 2003 documentary, Comandante. Prior to the screening, Opening Night ticket holders will be treated to a pre-opening party at the new Saguaro Hotel in Palm Springs. “The party begins at 5pm and runs until 7pm,” said Ted Grouya, Festival Director. “At 7pm, everyone will head over to the Camelot Theatres. Doors open at the Camelot at 7pm, and the program begins promptly at 7:30pm.” Oliver Stone is scheduled to attend the Opening Night festivities, where he will be presented with the Festival’s firstFilmmaker Who Makes A Difference Award. “Opening Night tickets are still available,” Grouya continued. “But we’ve had strong advance sales to date, and we expect it to be a sell-out.”

The American Documentary Film Festival is screening over 50 documentaries this year, including several that have already garnered quite a bit of interest. Among them, the startling Canadian documentary, Overlooked Suspect, What if O.J. Simpson Didn’t Do It?, which details an incredible 15-year investigation into the O. J. Simpson murder case, the poignant I Stand Corrected, which charts jazz legend Jennifer (John) Leitham’s rise as a virtuoso of the upright bass and reveals how she risked everything with her decision to undergo sexual reassignment surgery, and Ordinary Joe, the story of a beer drinking, blue-collar roofer and Vietnam War veteran from Long Island, New York, who travels back to Viet Nam every year to seek out the poor, diseased and disabled, and bring them his own brand of aid and hope.

For more information, and a complete schedule listing, visit

The American Documentary Film Festival
March 29 – April 5, 2012
Camelot Theatres
2300 E Baristo Road
Palm Springs, CA 92262