There's more than you just read in the title. Lots, lots more. Today’s the first full day of the fest; here’s a smattering of what’s being screened from noon ’til midnight. For the entire schedule and ticket information, go to Silverdocs.com.
Albert Maysles Shorts Program, Part I, a 68-minute collection of five short films from this year’s Guggenheim Symposium honoree. 12:15 p.m.
Another Planet, a doc on child laborers that Aaron Leitko calls “powerful viewing.” 12:30 p.m.
The Apprentice, the sometimes “too fortuitous” story of a 15-year-old French boy who’s learning to farm. 4 p.m.
Facing Ali, which was to be the night’s big get until a press release yesterday advised that the Champ will no longer be attending. Still, should be worth a look. 7 p.m.
Afghan Star, or Central Asia’s American Idol. Need we say more? 7:45 p.m.
RiseUp, which offers three “unique and compelling tales” on Jamaica’s underground reggae scene. 8 p.m.
Sea Point Days, a “brilliant commentary on community” in the South African suburb of Cape Town. 8:45 p.m.
Only When I Dance, a peek into the lives of two Rio de Janeiro teens as they work toward becoming professional dancers. 9:45 p.m.
Forty Men for the Yukon, an “always earnest and at times wickedly funny” portrait of two 80-somethings who’ve spent their lives panning for gold. 9:45 p.m.
Today at Silverdocs: Facing Ali, Afghan Star, Off and Running, and More was originally published on City Desk on Jun. 16, 2009, at 10:46 am