Take Two: FilmFest DC Returns to Theaters This Week
Well, well. They went and made a liar out of me, and very probably other metro area scribes as well by signaling their Waterloo last year. But lucky for the festival (and us), a groundswell of support and a very accommodating staff helped Filmfest DC make it another year.
So we present to you its 29th edition, and this year the festival takes place April 16-26, screening more than 70 features, shorts and documentaries. There will again be a diverse array of films, this time from more than 30 countries.
Here’s a list of venues; as you see in the link, most of them are Metro accessible. The majority of films are $13.
Opening night (April 16) at the Mazza Gallerie in Chevy Chase celebrates the tango with “Tango Glories” (Argentina), a film about a doctor and patient who bond over tango-era Buenos Aires, opening the door to friendship and revealed secrets. Director Oliver Kolker will be on hand, and a reception featuring tango dancing will follow the screening. The show takes place at 7 p.m., and the price is pretty steep at 45 smackers, so those tango dancers better be something else.
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On April 23 at 7 p.m., watch Washington Post film critic Ann Hornaday and veteran movie reporter Arch Campbell talk shop about the art of film and filmmaking. Tickets for the talk at Landmark E Street Cinema are 13 bucks.
Closing night at the Lincoln Theatre features the premiere of the new Italian comedy “I Can Quit Whenever I Want.” (How many of us have uttered those magic words?). The film screens at 4 p.m., and tickets cost $25; an after-party at Brixton will follow.
Check out the site and find a movie that suits you. More than any other year, the 2015 Filmfest DC is a love letter to capital cinephiles, because it was your support that made it possible once again. And it will be your continued support that’ll keep it going.
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