October 19th – 22nd, 2017 | Washington, DC
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ONE OF US, the highly anticipated new documentary from Academy Award nominated directors Heidi Ewing and Rachel Grady, will open DX 2017. VOYEUR, directed by Myles Kane and Josh Koury will close the festival. Academy Award winning director Alex Gibney´s NO STONE UNTURNED is the festival centerpiece.
Double Exposure returns to Washington DC celebrating the intersection of film and journalism through a compelling film program and concurrent symposium over the course of four days. The festival launches its third edition with DC premieres of new investigative films that go beyond the headlines to capture riveting stories, paired with powerful conversations with acclaimed filmmakers, subjects, journalists and experts.Read more
NO STONE UNTURNED, the latest work from Academy Award and Emmy-winning director Alex Gibney (Taxi to the Dark Side, Enron: The Smartest Guys in the Room), is the festival’s centerpiece film and will screen on Friday, October 20. Gibney’s documentary re-opens a 1994 investigation into the massacre of six men as they watched a World Cup soccer match in their local Northern Ireland pub. Friday, October 20, 8:30pm, Naval Heritage Center.
And VOYEUR, from directors Myles Kane and Josh Koury, is the festival’s closing night film on October 21. Voyeur follows Gay Talese, now 84 years old, a giant of modern journalism, as he reports on one of the most controversial stories of his career: a portrait of a Colorado motel owner, Gerald Foos, who spent decades spying on his guests and recording their private moments. A Netflix original documentary. Saturday, October 21, 8:30pm, Naval Heritage Center.
As DX2017 approaches, public awareness of investigative reporting’s importance for a vibrant democracy has never been more urgent–particularly in Washington, epicenter of the assault on verifiable truth. As grave as may be the efforts to stifle watchdog journalism, however, there is also light: a rebirth of relentless investigative reporting alongside exciting new forms of storytelling that mix journalism with film, serial podcasts in audio and video, hybrid storytelling, virtual reality–even poetry.
Symposium sessions in 2017 will include one-on-one conversations with leading investigative journalists and filmmakers, like Chuck Lewis and Jane Mayer discussing fake news with the Atlantic’s Matt Thompson, and panels that explore Storytelling on the Cutting Edge, Rapid Response in the Age of Trump, Protecting Sources and Subjects in a (Newly) Hostile Environment and more. A dedicated day of hands-on workshops offers training in skills you can use today, like filming for VR, Fact Checking for Filmmakers and working safely.
New this year, Double Exposure will connect registered attendees to the most innovative organizations and individuals in film and journalism, and provide unparalleled one-on-one face time with industry leaders who can concretely advance their investigative projects. Double Exposure 2017 will also inaugurate a pro bono legal clinic with leading First Amendment and entertainment attorneys for participants who pre-register.
Film Pass allows entry to all regular film screenings (excluding Opening Night).
All Access Pass allows entry to all regular film screenings, the three day symposium (including meals), and festival parties and events.
Individual film tickets also available online and on-site.