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FilmFest DC Brings International Flair
The festival’s films range from cultural dramas to sex-laden comedies to movies about music. Documentary films about current events worldwide are part of “Views From the News” series that’s new this year. Read below for more details and our picks of the bevy of films.
If you want to pick the brains of the writers and directors, stop into one of the free festival events at Busboys and Poets (2021 14th Street, NW). At noon on April 21, DC native George Pelecanos, part of the writing and producing team for HBO’s The Wire, talks about the Baltimore-set crime show and what inspires its scripts. Or stop by at 3 pm on April 28 for the annual Director’s Roundtable, where some of the international filmmakers will discuss their styles and how conditions and cultures make their work different.
If you’re unsure which film to see, try one of the seven in the running for the festival’s Capital Focus award, which honors films the professional jury thinks deserve more recognition. These include The Cats of Mirikitani (United States), Eden (Switzerland), The Education of Fairies (Argentina), The King and the Clown (South Korea), The Page Turner (France), The Postmodern Life of My Aunt (China), Red Road (United Kingdom) and What a Wonderful World (Morocco).
The Wisconsin Avenue Cinemas (4000 Wisconsin Avenue in Northwest) will show most of the films. Tickets are $9 a film.
$9 per film, or $80 for ten
Tickets available here