‘Cotton’ to open HBO docu series

'Frame by Frame' bows Oct. 12 in Gotham

HBO has announced the lineup for its fourth annual “Frame by Frame” documentary film series. The two- week event will kick off Oct. 12 with Susan Froemke’s Sundance 2001 award winner “Lalee’s Kin: The Legacy of Cotton” and close Oct. 25 with Monteith McCollum’s “Hybrid.”

All pics will be shown at the Screening Room, the TriBeCa theater programmed by Gotham distrib Cowboy Pictures.

Expanded version

This year, HBO has partnered with the Association of Independent Video and Filmmakers (AIVF) in an effort to expand the scope of the program. A number of special series have been added, including seminars with filmmakers in the program and a panel featuring HBO documentary acquisitions execs. Special screenings for educators have also been scheduled.

Twenty-one pics will screen at the series, including a number of recent award winners. Highlights include Jonathan Mark Harris’ “Into the Arms of Strangers: Stories of the Kindertransport” (2001 Oscar for best documentary), Kate Davis’ “Southern Comfort” (Sundance 2001 documentary grand jury prize) and Edet Belzberg’s “Children Underground” (Sundance 2001 special jury prize winner, 2001 Gotham Awards Radizwill documentary achievement award).

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