Friday, February 19
The Iranian Film Festival continues at the Freer Gallery with a screening of Heiran, the story of a forbidden relationship between an Iranian and Afghan. Tickets are limited to two per person, distributed one hour before showtime. The film begins at 7 in the Meyer Auditorium.
Saturday, February 20
The Kennedy Center Millennium Stage presents the Devil Music Ensemble, a contemporary group performing the score to the only surviving Chinese silent martial-arts film, Hong Xia’s 1929 Red Heroine. The event begins at 6.
Sunday, February 21
Politics and Prose hosts a talk with Rebecca Skloot, author of The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks. The nonfiction book examines the life of a poor Southern tobacco farmer and the cells taken from her unmarked grave by a scientist, who in turn created a lucrative industry in biological materials. The even begins at 1.
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