‘Trumbo’ to open Full Frame Festival

Peter Askin film fronts Documentary event

Peter Askin’s film “Trumbo” will open the Full Frame Documentary Festival on April 3 in Durham, N.C.

Doc, based on the play written by Christopher Trumbo, profiles “Spartacus” screenwriter Dalton Trumbo through readings of the famous scribe’s letters by Joan Allen, Kirk Douglas, Michael Douglas, Paul Giamatti and Dustin Hoffman, among others. Trumbo was a member of the blacklisted Hollywood 10 and served 10 months in federal prison for contempt of Congress. His Oscar-winning script for “Roman Holiday” was written under a pseudonym.

“This film is a stirring reminder of the struggle and high price some pay for freedom of speech,” said Peg Palmer, exec director of Full Frame. “With the recent Writer’s Guild of America strike, we are even more keenly aware of the power of words and the impact a writer’s absence can have on our entertainment culture.”

Full Frame runs April 3-6.

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