["North Branch" directors Andrew Morgan and Nick Nummerdor watch a film.]
BATAVIA – The inaugural Dox on the Fox short-documentary film festival will be presented March 23 and 24 at the Albright Theatre in the Batavia Government Center.
The fest's director, Charles Klein of Batavia, said he and fellow organizers are excited about the entries.
'"We have films from Batavia to New Zealand," Klein said. "The caliber is really high. The [opening] night will feature some of the best films from the festival, and everybody is going to be taken on a wonderful journey – all real stories told by real people from all over the world."
A curated selection of 18 short documentaries will be shown in two-hour blocks of about four to six movies. The Saturday morning schedule offers a family block featuring child-friendly films. Several directors will be in attendance for question-and-answer sessions after their works' screenings.
Among the selections is "Walk Batavia/Bike Batavia," which will be screened opening night and in the family block March 24. To learn more about Batavia's own entry, visit wellbatavia.com/the-documentary.
The event will run from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. March 23 and 10 a.m. to 8:45 p.m. March 24, with the full schedule at doxonthefox.com.