|2014_MD_Warsaw_Uprising_141203||215||AFI -- European Union Film Showcase (2014) -- "Warsaw Uprising" (w/Jan Ołdakowski) (incl reception)|
In person: producer Jan Ołdakowski, director of the Warsaw Uprising Museum
Working with six hours of authentic documentary and newsreel footage filmed in Warsaw in the summer and fall of 1944, director Jan Komasa (SUICIDE ROOM) has fashioned a remarkable one-of-a-kind film: a...
|2017_MD_4m3w2d_170530||136||AFI -- New Cinema From Romania -- "4 Months, 3 Weeks and 2 Days" (w/Anamaria Marinca)|
4 MONTHS, 3 WEEKS AND 2 DAYS, Q&A with actress Anamaria Marinca and post-screening reception
Awarded the Palme d'Or at the 2007 Cannes Film Festival, Cristian Mungiu's powerful drama about personal choices and political repression during the late Ceaușescu regime put the nascent new...
|2019_11_23B_Thibaudeau||9||AFI -- Silent Cinema -- "Song of the Scarlet Flower" (w/Gabriel Thibaudeau and Peggy Parsons)|
SONG OF THE SCARLET FLOWER (1919)
Special Features: Live musical accompaniment by Gabriel Thibaudeau on Nov. 23; recorded orchestral score Nov. 25–27
aka THE FLAME OF LIFE [SÅNGEN OM DEN ELDRÖDA BLOMMAN]
The first and most famous of several screen adaptations of the 1900 novel by... (Partially reviewed)
|2017_DC_Icarus_170614||73||AFI Docs 2017 -- "Icarus" (w/Bryan Fogel and Dan Cogan) @ Newseum|
An amateur American cyclist opts to up his game and experiment with performance-enhancing drugs. But his research leads him to a notorious Moscow lab director — and he soon finds himself entangled in the highest levels of the Russian government. – Mimi Brody
Tickets to the Opening Night gala of...
|2014_DC_Sustainable_140321||117||Env Film Festival (2014) -- Sustainable DC (shorts) @ Carnegie Inst|
Thanks fo Booz Allen Hamilton for their support of this program.
Sustainable DC, the city-wide initiative to make Washington, D.C. “the greenest, healthiest and most livable city in the nation,” is spotlighted in this program of short films and discussion with D.C. government...
|2015_DC_MoeR_150319||46||Env Film Festival (2015) -- Eric Moe Sustainability Film Award Finalists and Winner -- Reception @ Natl Geographic Society|
Eric Moe Sustainability Film Award
National Geographic Society 7:30pm, March 19th
SEEDING A DREAM (USA, 2014, 15 min.) Sheepscot General Store and Uncas Farm were revitalized into a thriving community food hub by ambitious young farmers. The farmers tackle challenges while bringing...
|2015_DC_Bikes_Cars_150317||204||Env Film Festival (2015) -- "Bikes Vs. Cars" (w/Fredrik Gertten and Margarete Jangard) -- Reception @ Carnegie Inst|
Join us to celebrate the Festival’s launch and its theme: Climate Connections.
Traffic gridlock around the world is frustrating people, wasting their time, polluting the air and contributing to climate change. Director Fredrik Gertten (BANANAS! and Big Boys Gone Bananas!) investigates the daily global...
|2016_DC_Birth_Of_Sake_160322||133||Env Film Festival (2016) -- "Birth of Saké" w/Erik Shirai @ Carnegie Inst|
The Birth of Saké
Winner of the 2016 Polly Krakora Award for Artistry in Film!
The 144-year-old Yoshida Saké Brewery does things the old-fashioned way: dedicated artisans work in concert with natural forces — the temperature and humidity of the air, the chemistry of the water, the swirling koji mold...
|2016_DC_City_Trees_160316||123||Env Film Festival (2016) -- "City of Trees" -- Pre-screening Reception @ Carnegie Inst|
City of Trees:
At the height of the recession, a DC nonprofit struggles to implement an ambitious “green jobs” program that hires 150 unemployed residents to plant trees in underserved parks. With only six months until their grant money runs out, serious obstacles block their path and speak to deep...
|2017_DC_EFF_Benefit_170216||223||Env Film Festival (2017) -- 25th Anniversary Benefit Reception honoring Flo Stone and Roger D. Stone @ New Zealand Embassy|
25th Anniversary Benefit Reception Honoring Flo Stone and Roger D. Stone
Hosted by Ambassador Tom Groser, Embassy of New Zealand.
* Welcome: Ambassador Tim Groser
* Opening: Maryanne Culpepper, EFF Executive Director
* Acknowledgements: E. William Stetson III, Host Committee...
|2017_DC_Water_Power_170314||138||Env Film Festival (2017) -- "Water & Power: A California Heist" (w/Adam Keats) @ Natl Geographic Society|
Water & Power: A California Heist
Water & Power takes a look at the incredible drought that has gripped the valley’s of California for years. While the barons of the water profit from the scarce commodity, every-day folk, small communities, and family farmers struggle every day in a state of crisis....
|2018_DC_UntamedR_180318||69||Env Film Festival (2018) -- "Untamed Romania" Reception (w/ Tom Barton Humphreys; Sarah Titcombe, and Paul Lister) @ Carnegie Inst|
A feature-length film celebrates Romania’s astounding natural beauty and sheer diversity of wild animals. Vast mountains, ancient forests and expansive wetlands provide undisturbed habitats to many of the continent’s iconic creatures.
Q&A – Tom Barton Humphreys (Director); Sarah...
|2019_DC_Moe_190321||167||Env Film Festival (2019) -- Eric Moe Sustainability Film Award Finalists and Winner "Lost World" (w/Kalyanee Mam) and "Treeline" (w/Darrell Hartman and Annie Bush) @ Natl Geographic Society|
Shorts program featuring the Eric Moe Award for Best Short on Sustainability Winner and finalists:
Lost World (Winner)
As Singapore dredges sand out from beneath Cambodia's mangrove forests, the threat of erasure looms over an ecosystem, a communal way of life, and one woman's relationship to her...
|2011_DC_ATT_111203||14||Goethe-Institut & Natl Gallery -- Event: "African Twin Towers" screening (w/Alex Jovanovic)|
Homage to Christoph Schlingensief: The African Twin Towers
Germany, 2006, 71 min, HD, Cast: Irm Hermann, Klaus Beyer, Stefan Kolosko, Robert Stadlober, Dirk Rohde, Christoph Schlingensief, Patti Smith
Introduction by Alex Jovanovic, personal assistant to Christoph Schlingensief, 2009-2010
|2019_MD_Ancient_Law_190521||86||JxJ (2019) @ AFI/Silver -- "The Ancient Law" (w/Donald Sosin and Alicia Svigals)|
THE ANCIENT LAW [DAS ALTE GESETZ]
Silent with live musical accompaniment by pianist Donald Sosin and violinist Alicia Svigals (founding member, The Klezmatics)
Directed by Ewald André Dupont (PICCADILLY, VARIETE), this 1923 film is a landmark representation of German-Jewish history. Set in the 1860s,...
|2009_DC_NAOscL_090221||10||Natl Archives -- Academy Award Live Action Short Film Nominees (introduced by Margaret Parsons)|
The Center for the National Archives Experience will host the fifth annual free screenings of the Academy Award® nominees in four categories—Documentary Feature, Documentary Short Subject, Live Action Short Film, and Animated Short Film—from Wednesday, February 18, through Sunday, February 22. The...
|2012_DC_NAOscL_120225||13||Natl Archives -- Academy Award Live Action Short Film Nominees (introduced by Margaret Parsons)|
8th Annual Showcase of Academy Award®–Nominated Documentaries and Shorts:
The National Archives Experience hosts the eighth annual free screenings of the Academy Award® nominees in four categories—Documentary Feature, Documentary Short Subject, Live Action Short Film, and Animated Short Film.
|2013_DC_Live_Action_130223||8||Natl Archives -- Academy Award Live Action Short Film Nominees (introduced by Margaret Parsons)|
9th Annual Showcase of Academy Award®–Nominated Documentaries and Short Subjects:
The National Archives Experience hosts the ninth annual free screenings of the Academy Award® nominees in four categories—Documentary Feature, Documentary Short Subject, Live Action Short Film, and Animated Short...
|2014_DC_NAOscL_140301||15||Natl Archives -- Academy Award Live Action Short Film Nominees (introduced by Margaret Parsons)|
10th Annual Showcase of Academy Award®–Nominated Documentaries and Short Subjects
The National Archives hosts the tenth annual free screenings of the Academy Award® nominees in four categories–Documentary Feature, Documentary Short Subject, Live Action Short Film, and Animated Short Film.
|2008_DC_NAOscD_080223||11||Natl Archives -- Academy Award Live Action Short Film Nominees (introduced by Peggy Parsons)|
Showcase of Academy Award-Nominated Documentaries and Shorts. The screenings are presented by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, in partnership with the Charles Guggenheim Center for the Documentary Film and the Foundation for the National Archives.
The short film nominees were introduced...
|2010_DC_NAOscL_100306||4||Natl Archives -- Peggy Parsons (introducing Live Action Short Film Nominees)|
The Center for the National Archives Experience will host the sixth annual free screenings of the Academy Award® nominees in four categories—Documentary Feature, Documentary Short Subject, Live Action Short Film, and Animated Short Film—from Wednesday, March 3, through Sunday, March 7. The screenings...
|2016_DC_Aviva_Party_160302||111||Washington Jewish Film Festival (2016) @ Party at Aviva Kempner's|
|2020_01_09A1_Iron_Cages_O||141||DC -- Lincoln Cottage -- Event: Opening Reception for our new Art Exhibition, 'Iron Cages'|
Join us at the Opening Reception for our new Art Exhibition, 'Iron Cages'
Featuring Artwork by Incarcerated Artists
Join us on January 9th from 6:30-8:30pm
This January we are partnering with our friends at the Justice Arts Coalition, a national network providing resources for people creating art in... (Partially reviewed)
|2020_01_09A3_Iron_Cages||189||DC -- Lincoln Cottage -- Exhibit: Iron Cages|
New Art Exhibition, 'Iron Cages'
Featuring Artwork by Incarcerated Artists
This January we are partnering with our friends at the Justice Arts Coalition, a national network providing resources for people creating art in and around the US carceral system, to exhibit works of art created... (Partially reviewed)
|2019_12_18D1_August_Virgin||61||AFI -- European Union Film Showcase (2019) -- "August Virgin" (w/Vito Sanz)|
August Virgin, The
Special Features: Q&A with actor Vito Sanz on Dec. 18
[La Virgen De Agosto]
On the verge of turning 33, Eva decides to spend her August in Madrid, where the heat and holiday festivities (las verbenas) drive most locals to abandon the city. From her borrowed flat, and without grand... (Partially reviewed)
|2020_01_06D_Walker||133||DC -- USC/PDC/PDAA -- Vivian S. Walker ("Looking Back to Look Forward: Seventy Years of USACPD Recommendations”)|
"Looking Back to Look Forward: Seventy Years of USACPD Recommendations” featuring Vivian S. Walker, Executive Director of the United States Advisory Commission on Public Diplomacy (USACPD). (Partially reviewed)
|2019_12_31B_Newseum_Closing||158||Newseum -- Closing Day|
The Newseum opened in its Pennsylvania Avenue location on April 11, 2008. Eleven+ years later, it closed, the building having been bought by Johns Hopkins University. The closing wasn't marked by any major public commemoration but staff met after the public were kicked out for a private farewell eve... (Partially reviewed)