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Yet another film with a Washington Post connection will get a special showing at this year’s AFI Docs (formerly Silverdocs): Today the festival announced that Herblock: The Black & the White, a biography of longtime Post editorial cartoonist Herb Block, will have its D.C. premiere at this year’s gala at the Newseum. A date has not yet been publicized.
Also showing at AFI Docs this year is Documented, a film co-directed by former Post journalist Jose Antonio Vargas.
Herblock: The Black & the White is written and directed by Michael Stevens and produced by his father George Stevens Jr., who founded the American Film Institute. The Stevens had no problem rounding up a lengthy list of talking heads to chime in on the 55-year-career of the late Pulitzer-winning cartoonist, who died in 2001: Herblock includes interviews with Ben Bradlee, Woodward/Bernstein, Gwen Ifill, Jon Stewart, and Tom Brokaw, among others.
AFI Docs runs June 19 to 23 at local venues. Watch an Herblock trailer below.
The original version of this blog post misidentified the name of Jose Antonio Vargas’ film. It is called Documented, not Undocumented.