Posted by: duketower | February 12, 2009

The Full-Frame Documentary Film Festival and Duke Tower Hotel

The Carolina Theater, Near Duke Tower

The Carolina Theater, Near Duke Tower

Duke Tower Hotel & Condominiums is proud to have been selected  as one of the recommended hotels for the Full Frame Documentary Film Festival, April 2-5, 2009. Duke Tower is close to Full Frame, held at the Carolina Theater in downtown Durham, about a 15 minute walk to Duke Tower. We will provide complimentary shuttle service to the Film Festival, which is less than a 3 minute drive.

Full Frame is one of the United States’ premier documentary film festivals, held over the course of four days each spring. The international festival is renowned for its presentation of documentaries as well as panel discussions, seminars, and question and answer sessions, along with the support it has garnered from filmmakers, film industry executives, and the general public. The festival is funded by private sponsors, including The New York Times, Duke University, A&E and the American Tobacco Campus.

Full Frame has reached national recognition not just from its impressive programming but also the presence of numerous filmmaking celebrities. Over the years, those attending have included Morgan Spurlock, Michael Moore, DA Pennebaker, Martin Scorsese, Mira Nair, Al Franken, Sydney Pollack and many others.

Hoop Dreams

Hoop Dreams

The festival receives over 1,000 new films for consideration, the most of any documentary awards festival in the United States. This year, filmmaker Steve James, director of the critically acclaimed “Hoop Dreams,” will curate a series of sports films for the festival’s 2009 thematic program.

For reservations, please go to our website,, or call us at 919-687-4444 or toll free at 866-385-3869.

We at Duke Tower are proud to be associated with the Full Frame Documentary Film Festival, a world class event only a few blocks from us. We welcome all film makers and fans to our hotel and look forward to the festival.



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