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Silverdocs Announces Opening & Closing Night Films

In the second of three program announcements, the opening and closing night films for


2007 were announced. The Festival will open on June 12, 2007 with Jim Brown’s

Pete Seeger: The Power Of Song

, and closes with the East Coast Premiere of Sarah Robertson’s

Arctic Tale


Pete Seeger: The Power Of Song

, directed by Jim Brown and executive produced by Norman Lear, interweaves the life and music of Pete Seeger, and the growing impact of American folk music played out against the social upheavals of the latter half of the 20th century. His enduring legacy of original songs and interpretations of great folk music include If I Had A Hammer, This Land is Your Land and Bring ‘Em Home. The film features Joan Baez, Bob Dylan, Natalie Manes, Bruce Springsteen, Peter Yarrow and many more.

Silverdocs Closing Night film is the East Coast Premiere (screening simultaneously in Seattle, Washington) of

Arctic Tale

. From the producers of

March Of The Penguins

and the studio that made An

Inconvenient Truth

, the film follows the walrus, Seela and the polar bear, Nanu, on their journey from birth to parenthood in the Arctic wilderness. Narrated by Queen Latifah and featuring the music of Cat Stevens, Ben Harper, Aimee Mann and the Shins.