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As a proud sponsor, VIZIO congratulates the filmmakers showcased at this year’s AFI DOCS film festival, taking place June 22 – 26, 2016 in Washington, D.C .



AFI DOCS Film Festival

The AFI DOCS film festival showcases the best documentary films from the U.S. and around the world and connects audiences, filmmakers and policy leaders in the seat of our nation's government.

This annual five-day event harnesses the power of film and its potential to inspire change with conversations and experiences you won't find at any other film festival.

Screenings take place at landmark venues throughout Washington, D.C., and at the world-class AFI Silver Theatre and Cultural Center – the independent film hub of the metropolitan region.

Throughout the year, the AFI DOCS Film Series provides audiences in the nation's capital with the best in documentary filmmaking.


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Closing Night Gala Sponsored By VIZIO

Norman Lear:
Just Another Version of You

On the fifth and final night of the event, VIZIO will host a special screening of the Closing Night film NORMAN LEAR: JUST ANOTHER VERSION OF YOU at The Newseum in Washington D.C.

The film chronicles the life and work of Norman Lear, a television icon known for his keen writing and producing talents. His legendary TV shows – which include ALL IN THE FAMILY, THE JEFFERSONS, and MAUDE – boldly addressed the topics of race, class and feminism beginning in the 1970s.

When: June 26, 2016     |     7 PM Where: Newseum
555 Pennsylvania Ave
Washington, DC 20001
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In Attendance

Norman Lear

Born in New Haven, Connecticut, Norman Milton Lear is a World War II veteran, actor, writer, producer, director and creator of such legendary award-winning sitcoms such as All in the Family, Good Times, Sanford And Son, The Jeffersons, Maude and many other sitcoms that defined and revolutionized American television. Inspired by his press agent uncle Jack, Norman wanted to be the person who could flip someone a quarter.

Heidi Ewing

Originally from Detroit and co-owner of New York’s Loki Films, Ewing co-directed the Emmy & Sundance-Award Winning DETROPIA, Oscar-nominated Jesus Camp, Emmy-nominated The Boys of Baraka and Peabody-winning 12th & Delaware. She is currently working on The Arrivals – about two Mexican immigrants searching for legalization – and is working with Rachel Grady on a documentary about New York’s insulated Hasidic community.

Rachel Grady

As the co-owner New York’s Loki Films, Rachel Grady has co-directed several highly acclaimed documentaries – including Emmy & Sundance-Award Winning DETROPIA, Peabody Award-winning 12th & Delaware, Academy Award-nominated Jesus Camp, and The Boys of Baraka, which won a NAACP Image Award. She and Heidi Ewing are also currently in production on a documentary film focusing on New York’s insulated Hasidic community.

VIZIO High Dynamic Range

Advancing The Arts With HDR

With the advancements in optics on many of today’s cameras that filmmakers use to shoot their content, the range of contrast and colors captured are not able to be reproduced on conventional TVs which still follow standards established 30 years ago. As a result, filmmakers have to discard information during the coloring and finishing process to reduce the number of colors and levels of contrast in order to align with the specs of conventional TVs, limiting maximum brightness, contrast, and color range.

VIZIO High Dynamic Range featuring Dolby Vision allows content creators to maintain more contrast and colors by providing technology that allows them to not only see what the camera has captured in post production, but also allows for delivery of this premium experience into consumer homes.

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