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JENNIFER COLLINS is moving on up to become the executive director of Liberty Arts, a nonprofit sculpture studio and bronze casting facility on Foster Street in Durham. Collins has worked on events planning, programming and grants at the Durham Arts Council for 10 years. Her work as a designer and illustrator at Vega Metals will likely come in handy, too.

The organization plans to expand open studio hours and instruction in bronze casting. Its biggest project, a one-ton bronze bull on display at the Durham Bulls Athletic Park, will move to its permanent home at the corner of Parrish and Corcoran streets later this spring when the long-awaited city park opens there.

 

AL FRANKEN will be the big celebrity at this year's Full Frame documentary film festival, which kicks off Thursday, April 6. A $28-a-ticket event on Friday, April 7 will screen Al Franken: God Spoke, about Franken's rise as a political gadfly in the ointment of the right-wing media.

But Franken won't be the only celebrity on hand: Branford Marsalis and his brother, writer ELLIS Marsalis III, will appear alongside filmmaker St. Clair Bourne, who will show his 25-minute film New Orleans Brass. Afterward, he and the Marsalis brothers will discuss how Katrina brought class into the public eye in a discussion early Friday evening, followed by a performance by Branford Marsalis and his quartet. Tickets are $28, and a percentage of proceeds will benefit Musician's Village, a neighborhood of Habitat homes to house New Orleans musicians.

James Carville makes an appearance Saturday at the screening of Mr. Conservative: Goldwater on Goldwater, a film by Barry Goldwater's granddaughter Julie Anderson.

Last year's biggest Full Frame films are still getting national attention. Why We Fight and Our Brand Is Crisis have seen major theatrical releases this month. Academy Award-nominated films Murderball and Shape of the Moon shared last year's Full Frame jury prize.

See more Full Frame news in next week's Independent.

  • Full frame lineup includes Franken, Carville and Marsalis

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