You will be redirected back to your article in seconds

‘Boffo’ opens doc fest

'21' to close out Silverdocs

HBO docu “Boffo! Tinseltown’s Bombs and Blockbusters” and “21 Up in America” have been selected as the respective opening and closing films at the fourth annual Silverdocs.

This year’s edition of the D.C.-area nonfiction fest, a collaboration between the American Film Institute and Discovery Channel, runs June 13-18.

Helmed by Bill Couturie and exec produced by Variety editor-in-chief Peter Bart and president-publisher Charlie Koones, “Boffo!” examines the thin line between commercial success and failure in Hollywood. Docu will bow May 19 at Cannes before opening Silverdocs.

The third installment of a series inspired by exec producer Michael Apted’s “Up” documentaries, “21 Up in America” will have its world preem at the fest. Pic is directed by Christopher Dillon Quinn, winner of the jury and audience awards at Sundance for “God Grew Tired of Us.”

More Film

  • Ken Jeong Starring in Australian Sci-Fi

    Ken Jeong to Star in Australian Sci-Fi Movie 'Occupation: Rainfall'

    HBO docu “Boffo! Tinseltown’s Bombs and Blockbusters” and “21 Up in America” have been selected as the respective opening and closing films at the fourth annual Silverdocs. This year’s edition of the D.C.-area nonfiction fest, a collaboration between the American Film Institute and Discovery Channel, runs June 13-18. Helmed by Bill Couturie and exec produced […]

  • ‘The House With Clock Its Walls’

    ‘The House With a Clock in Its Walls’ Tops Studios’ TV Ad Spending

    HBO docu “Boffo! Tinseltown’s Bombs and Blockbusters” and “21 Up in America” have been selected as the respective opening and closing films at the fourth annual Silverdocs. This year’s edition of the D.C.-area nonfiction fest, a collaboration between the American Film Institute and Discovery Channel, runs June 13-18. Helmed by Bill Couturie and exec produced […]

  • Patric M. Verrone, Co-Executive Producer,Netflix's Disenchantment

    Writers Guild Members Re-Elect Patric Verrone to Board Seat

    HBO docu “Boffo! Tinseltown’s Bombs and Blockbusters” and “21 Up in America” have been selected as the respective opening and closing films at the fourth annual Silverdocs. This year’s edition of the D.C.-area nonfiction fest, a collaboration between the American Film Institute and Discovery Channel, runs June 13-18. Helmed by Bill Couturie and exec produced […]

  • Disney Promotes Marketing Execs Ryan Stankevich,

    Film News Roundup: Disney Promotes Marketing Execs Martha Morrison, Ryan Stankevich

    HBO docu “Boffo! Tinseltown’s Bombs and Blockbusters” and “21 Up in America” have been selected as the respective opening and closing films at the fourth annual Silverdocs. This year’s edition of the D.C.-area nonfiction fest, a collaboration between the American Film Institute and Discovery Channel, runs June 13-18. Helmed by Bill Couturie and exec produced […]

  • Chien-Ming Wang

    'Late Life' Baseball Documentary Heads for U.S. Release (EXCLUSIVE)

    HBO docu “Boffo! Tinseltown’s Bombs and Blockbusters” and “21 Up in America” have been selected as the respective opening and closing films at the fourth annual Silverdocs. This year’s edition of the D.C.-area nonfiction fest, a collaboration between the American Film Institute and Discovery Channel, runs June 13-18. Helmed by Bill Couturie and exec produced […]

  • Oscars: Indonesia Picks‘Marlina The Murderer’ in

    Oscars: Indonesia Selects ‘Marlina The Murderer’ in Foreign-Language Category

    HBO docu “Boffo! Tinseltown’s Bombs and Blockbusters” and “21 Up in America” have been selected as the respective opening and closing films at the fourth annual Silverdocs. This year’s edition of the D.C.-area nonfiction fest, a collaboration between the American Film Institute and Discovery Channel, runs June 13-18. Helmed by Bill Couturie and exec produced […]

More From Our Brands

Access exclusive content