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Some worthwhile films being screened at Full Frame today:

* 9 a.m.: "Sir! No Sir!" Director David Zeiger looks at the GI anti-war movement during the Vietnam War. Zeiger resurrects the era of long hair, psychedelic art and angry young people, using archival newsreels, film footage from the Department of Defense and the still-defiant voices of those who were involved in the movement.

* 12:15 p.m.: "Beyond Beats & Rhymes: A Hip-Hop Head Weighs in on Manhood in Hip-Hop Culture." Finally, a hip-hop flick for fans, novices, detractors and the just plain curious. Former college football player (and avowed hip-hop diehard) Byron Hurt interviews rap giants such as Chuck D, Busta Rhymes and Russell Simmons, and hungry young rappers and fans, to dissect the misogyny, homophobia, violence and other negative stuff that plagues hip-hop music. A Q&A will follow.

* 3:45 p.m.: "The Trials of Darryl Hunt." You hate to use such cliched hyperbole as powerful, emotional, moving and riveting, but that's what you get with Ricki Stern and Annie Sunderberg's documentary on Darryl Hunt, a Winston-Salem black man who was wrongfully incarcerated for 19 years for the rape and murder of newspaper editor Deborah Sykes, and the black community that was dedicated to getting him out of jail. A panel discussion with Hunt taking part will follow.

* 4 p.m.: "The Chances of the World Changing." Eric Daniel Metzgar documents two years in the life of Richard Ogust, a writer who filled his New York City apartment with 1,200 turtles in a one-man conservation effort. A Q&A will follow.

* 4:30 p.m.: "51 Birch Street." In this first-person narrative, filmmaker Doug Block goes home to explore his parents' marriage after his mother unexpectedly dies. He discovers 30 years of journals and learns unpleasant secrets along the way.

* 6:30 p.m.: "Mr. Conservative: Goldwater on Goldwater." Julie Anderson's film zeroes in on Barry Goldwater, considered the chief architect of contemporary conservatism, and his radical political moves. A Q&A will follow.

* 10 p.m.: "Air Guitar Nation." Alexandra Lipsitz's film follows David "C-Diddy" Jung and Dan "Bjorn Turoque" Crane on their way to the 2003 world air-guitar championship competition in Finland, and their struggle to keep a straight face through it all. But once they get into character, it's serious stuff.

* 10:30 p.m.: "two headed cow." Combining footage from 1986 and 2004, Tony Gayton's film gives a then-and-now portrait of Dexter Romweber, the protean singer-guitarist who led Flat Duo Jets, the coolest of cool Chapel Hill rock bands of the 1990s. Romweber will perform with drummer Chris "Crow" Smith after the screening.

Full Frame is based at the Carolina Theatre, 309 W. Morgan St., Durham. Information: www.fullframefest.org.

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