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2016_MD_Robeson_160412174AFI -- 2016 Paul Robeson Awards (Stanley Nelson) (incl reception)
The Howard University Department of Media, Journalism and Film Presents:
The 2016 Paul Robeson Awards Honoring Award-winning Documentary Filmmaker & MacArthur “Genius” Fellow Stanley Nelson (The Black Panthers: Vanguard of a Revolution; Freedom Summer).
Stanley Nelson received the Paul Robeson Award...
2013_MD_AFI75_130915187AFI -- AFI 75th Anniversary -- Presentation (incl Private Reception)
Celebrate the Silver!
An event to celebrate 75 years of the Silver Theatre and looking forward to another new decade ahead...
Sunday, September 15, 2013
AFI Silver Theatre and Cultural Center
2:00 pm Recreation of Inaugural Screening in the original 1938 theater, FOUR DAUGHTERS. Hosted by WJLA's...
2018_MD_Firstenberg3_180326124AFI -- An Evening with Jean Picker Firstenberg (w/Cokie Roberts, James Hindman, Ray Barry, etc) -- All Else
An Evening with Jean Picker Firstenberg
Special Features: Moderated by Emmy Award-winning ABC & NPR journalist Cokie Roberts. Book sales/signing starting at 6:15; program begins at 7:30.
Jean Picker Firstenberg led AFI for more than 27 years, and the 2003 launch of the AFI Silver Theatre and Cultural...
2018_MD_Firstenberg_180326104AFI -- An Evening with Jean Picker Firstenberg (w/Cokie Roberts, James Hindman, Ray Barry, etc) -- Program
An Evening with Jean Picker Firstenberg
Special Features: Moderated by Emmy Award-winning ABC & NPR journalist Cokie Roberts. Book sales/signing starting at 6:15; program begins at 7:30.
Jean Picker Firstenberg led AFI for more than 27 years, and the 2003 launch of the AFI Silver Theatre and Cultural...
2019_03_01B_Devils_Doorway123AFI -- Capital Irish Film Festival -- "Devil's Doorway" (w/Aislinn Clarke and Lalor Roddy)
Devil's Doorway, The
Special Features: Q&A with director Aislinn Clarke and actor Lalor Roddy
What unholy terrors lurk behind the walls of a secretive Irish convent? Northern Ireland, 1960: Father Thomas Riley (Lalor Roddy, DON'T LEAVE HOME, FLOAT LIKE A BUTTERFLY, HUNGER) and Father John Thornton... (Partially reviewed)
2019_03_02E1_Dont_Leave126AFI -- Capital Irish Film Festival -- "Don't Leave Home" (w/Michael Tully and Lalor Roddy)
Don't Leave Home
Special Features: Q&A with director Michael Tully and actor Lalor Roddy
After unveiling her new sculptural exhibit on Irish urban legends, artist Melanie Thomas (Anna Margaret Hollyman, SLEEPING WITH OTHER PEOPLE, WHITE REINDEER) is contacted by Father Alistair Burke (Lalor Roddy, THE... (Partially reviewed)
2019_03_02D1_I_Dolours108AFI -- Capital Irish Film Festival -- "I, Dolours" (w/Ed Moloney)
I, Dolours
Special Features: Q&A with journalist and producer Ed Moloney
Dolours Price, the infamous IRA radical convicted of bombing England's Old Bailey in 1973, granted a series of revealing interviews in 2010 on the strict condition of their posthumous release. The interviews, brought to life... (Partially reviewed)
2019_MD_Lost_And_Found_1903016AFI -- Capital Irish Film Festival -- "Lost And Found" (w/Eamonn Norris)
Lost And Found (2017)
Special Features: Introduction by co-producer Eamonn Norris
Winner of the Best Foreign Feature prize at the Arizona International Film Festival, LOST AND FOUND explores seven interconnecting stories set in and around the lost and found office of an Irish train station. Daniel...
2019_02_28B1_Drummer147AFI -- Capital Irish Film Festival -- "The Drummer And The Keeper" (w/Nick Kelly)
The Drummer And The Keeper
Q&A with director Nick Kelly and post-screening reception sponsored by the Embassy of Ireland
Winner of Best Irish First Feature at the 2017 Galway Film Fleadh, THE DRUMMER AND THE KEEPER explores the unlikely friendship formed between two young men: Gabriel (Dermot Murphy,... (Partially reviewed)
2018_MD_Farthest_180304108AFI -- Capital Irish Film Festival -- "The Farthest" (w/Tony Cranstoun, Heidi Hammel and Dan Mulhall)
FARTHEST, THE
Special Features: Q&A with editor Tony Cranstoun and planetary astronomer Heidi Hammel, Executive Vice President of AURA, Inc and VP of the Board of Directors of The Planetary Society, and post-screening reception sponsored by the Embassy of Ireland
Emmy-nominated, multi-award winning...
2017_MD_Offenders_170305117AFI -- Capital Irish Film Festival -- "Young Offenders" (w/Hilary Rose)
The Young Offenders
Special Features: Q&A with lead actress Hilary Rose, plus post-screening reception
What do you get if you mix Ireland's biggest-ever cocaine seizure, the comic sensibilities of Judd Apatow, Taika Waititi and Edgar Wright, and two cheeky, foul-mouthed teenagers from Cork on the road...
2018_MD_Zoo_180301121AFI -- Capital Irish Film Festival -- "Zoo" (w/Colin McIvor)
ZOO (2017)
Special Features: Q&A with director Colin McIvor, plus post-screening reception sponsored by the Northern Ireland Bureau
Belfast, 1941. Twelve-year-old Tom's (Art Parkinson, GAME OF THRONES) zookeeper father is enlisted in the army, leaving behind his family and the newest member of the...
2018_MD_Captain20_18102864AFI -- Captain 20 Returns!
Captain 20 Returns!
Everybody's favorite alien, Captain 20, is making a very special appearance at AFI Silver to host a program of cartoons and kid-show favorites from the old days, including ULTRAMAN, SPEED RACER and Bugs Bunny and Friends! There might even be some gerbil races. Do you still have your...
2018_MD_Maynard_18063091AFI -- Color of Conversation Film Series (2018) -- "Maynard"
MAYNARD
Special Features: Q&A with producer Wendy Eley Jackson, Elizabeth Jackson Hodges (daughter of Maynard Jackson) & Claude Bailey (mentee of Maynard Jackson), moderated by Stephanie Mash Sykes (Exec. Director and Gen. Counsel, African American Mayors Association)
Maynard Holbrook Jackson, Jr.,...
2018_MD_Mr_Soul_180628203AFI -- Color of Conversation Film Series (2018) -- "Mr. Soul!" (w/Melissa Haizlip) plus opening reception
MR. SOUL!
Special Features: Q&A with director/producer Melissa Haizlip
From 1968 to 1973, the PBS variety show SOUL!, guided by the enigmatic producer and host Ellis Haizlip, offered an unfiltered, uncompromising celebration of black literature, poetry, music and politics — voices that had few other...
2018_MD_Bother_You_180630244AFI -- Color of Conversation Film Series (2018) -- "Sorry to Bother You" (w/Boots Riley and Timothy E. Gordon) plus closing reception
SORRY TO BOTHER YOU
Special Features: Q&A with writer/director Boots Riley, moderated by Timothy E. Gordon (President, Washington D.C. Area Film Critics Assoc.), plus post-screening party with drink specials and DJ set by The Legendary Chris Washington
SORRY TO BOTHER YOU tells the story of Cassius...
2015_MD_CuBop_15061261AFI -- DC Caribbean FilmFest -- "Cu-Bop" (w/Shinichi Takahashi) (incl reception)
Opening Night: CU-BOP: CUBA-NEW YORK MUSIC DOCUMENTARY feat. Q&A w filmmaker Shinichi Takahashi and post-screening wine reception 7:00
2016_MD_Father_Joseph_160611156AFI -- DC Caribbean FilmFest -- "Father Joseph" (w/Jeff Kaufman and Marcia Ross, plus Anne Hastings, Leigh Carter, Junior Beauvais, and David Hoffman) (incl reception)
FATHER JOSEPH
Special Features: Q&A with filmmaker Jeff Kaufman and producer Marcia Ross, plus Anne Hastings, Leigh Carter and Junior Beauvais, who appear in the film. Post-screening reception hosted by the Raising Haiti Initiative in coordination with Fonkoze.
Panel (left to right): Firmin Backer...
2016_MD_Queen_Nanny_16061150AFI -- DC Caribbean FilmFest -- "Queen Nanny" (w/Roy and Alison Anderson)
QUEEN NANNY: LEGENDARY MAROON CHIEFTAINESS
Post-screening Q&A with director Roy T. Anderson and producer Alison G. Anderson.
Co-presented by the United Nations Information Center.
QUEEN NANNY documents the Jamaican Maroons' struggle for freedom, led by the indomitable 18th-century military genius and...
2015_MD_Blood_Fruit_15052788AFI -- DC LaborFest -- Film: "Blood Fruit" (w/Sinead O’Brien, Mary Manning and Karen Gearon)
Film: Blood Fruit
In person: filmmaker Sinead O’Brien and strikers Mary Manning and Karen Gearon
This moving documentary explains how a strike over the sale of South African fruit in Ireland became the focus of world attention as a key battleground in the fight against apartheid. The film takes...
2012_MD_Burn_12101212AFI -- DC LaborFest -- Film: "Burn: One Year on the Front Lines to Save Detroit"
BURN: ONE YEAR ON THE FRONT LINES TO SAVE DETROIT
Audience Award, 2012 Tribeca Film Festival

Through the eyes of Detroit firefighters charged with the thankless task of saving a city that many have written off as dead, BURN tells the gripping story of a city struggling for survival. The film follows...
2009_MD_MMoore_090928137AFI -- DC LaborFest -- Film: "Capitalism: A Love Story" (w/Michael Moore)
Speakers in sequence:
-- Chris Garlock
-- Michael Moore
-- Mark Dudzic (National Organizer and Chairman of the United States Labor Party)
-- Jos Williams (Metropolitan Washington Council President) (who spoke and presented the Tony Mazzacchi Labor Arts Award to Michael Moore)
-- Michael Moore...
2010_MD_Fair_Game_101019116AFI -- DC LaborFest -- Film: "Fair Game" (w/Doug Liman, Valerie Plame-Wilson, and Joe Wilson)
Indoor speakers in sequence:
-- Ray Barry (AFI)
-- Doug Liman (director)
-- Panel with Doug Liman, Valerie Plame-Wilson, Ambassador Joe Wilson, and Neal Conan

Closing Night Presentation! FAIR GAME
In Person: Director Doug Liman, Valerie Plame-Wilson and Ambassador Joe Wilson!
Washington, DC,...
2017_MD_Matewan_170516135AFI -- DC LaborFest -- Film: "Matawan" (w/John Sayles and Maggie Renzi)
Matewan (With Writer/Director John Sayles and Producer Maggie Renzi)
Hosted by NNU
With Chris Cooper, James Earl Jones. Based on the 1920 showdown between coal miners determined to form a union and coal company agents hired to prevent them, this is one of the classic films about American labor. Trying...
2009_MD_Office_Space_091017130AFI -- DC LaborFest -- Film: "Office Space" (w/Stephen Root and Gary Cole)
Speakers in sequence:
-- Gary Cole and Stephen Root
-- Chris Garlock (Director, DC Labor FilmFest),
-- Presentation with Adam Wright (DC Labor FilmFest Assistant Director), Gary Cole, Stephen Root, Darryl Moch (Labor Heritage Foundation), and Chris Garlock
-- Panel with Chris Garlock, Stephen...
2011_MD_Big_Uneasy_11031394AFI -- DC LaborFest -- Film: "The Big Uneasy" (w/Harry Shearer and Maria Garzino)
THE BIG UNEASY
In Person: director Harry Shearer and Maria Garzino, whistleblowing engineer/2009 Public Servant of the Year!
Five years ago, a disaster struck New Orleans. In this feature-length documentary, humorist and New Orleans resident Harry Shearer gets the inside story from the people who were...
2018_MD_Young_Marx_18050124AFI -- DC LaborFest -- Film: "The Young Karl Marx"
Young Karl Marx, The
Special Features: Co-presented with the Goethe-Institut Washington
[LE JEUNE KARL MARX; DER JUNGE KARL MARX]
Following his documentary I AM NOT YOUR NEGRO, Raoul Peck takes on the story of the formative friendship of Karl Marx (August Diehl, INGLOURIOUS BASTERDS) and Friedrich...
2008_MD_Baader_081121207AFI -- European Union Film Showcase (2008) -- "Baader Meinhof Complex" (w/Stefan Aust) and Receptions
Speakers in sequence were:
-- Murray Horwitz (the director of AFI/Silver),
-- Klaus Scharioth (German ambassador to the United States),
-- Stefan Aust (the author), and
-- Todd Hitchcock (AFI/Silver).

The Baader Meinhof Complex [Der Baader Meinhof Komplex]:
Germany's Official Oscar...
2008_MD_Bathory_081122175AFI -- European Union Film Showcase (2008) -- "ElDorado" and "Bathory" (w/Juraj Jakubisko and Deana Horvathova) (incl reception)
Speakers in sequence:
-- Murray Horwitz (AFI Director, introducing "Eldorado"),
-- Todd Hitchcock (AFI, introducing "Bathory"),
-- ???
-- Panel: Todd Hitchcock, Juraj Jakubisko and actress/producer Deana Horvathova (from "Bathory")

ElDorado
Belgium's Official Oscar Submission for Best...
2008_MD_So_Long_081106244AFI -- European Union Film Showcase (2008) -- "I've Loved You So Long" (w/Philippe Claudel) (incl reception)
Speakers in sequence:
-- Murray Horwitz, Director and COO of the American Film Institute's Silver Theatre and Cultural Center
-- Ambassador John Bruton, European Union Ambassador and Head of the Delegation of the European Commission to the USA
-- Murray Horwitz again
-- Philippe Claudel, author...
2009_MD_Mammoth_091105174AFI -- European Union Film Showcase (2009) -- "Mammoth" (incl reception)
Speakers in sequence:
-- Todd Hitchcock (AFI)
-- Angelos Pangratis, Acting Head of Delegation of the European Commission,
-- Karin Olofsdotter, Deputy Chief of Mission for the Embassy of Sweden

AFI Silver Theatre celebrates the Opening of the 22nd AFI European Union Film Showcase. The evening...
2009_MD_YVictoria_091121142AFI -- European Union Film Showcase (2009) -- "Young Victoria" (incl reception)
Speakers in sequence:
-- Ray Barry (AFI)
-- Todd Hitchcock (AFI)

Closing Night! The Young Victoria.
Reception to follow screening, including champagne tasting and Belgian beer tasting!
Working from a sharp script by Julian Fellowes (GOSFORD PARK), director Jean-Marc Vallee (C.R.A.Z.Y.)...
2010_MD_Friendship_10111335AFI -- European Union Film Showcase (2010) -- "Friendship" (w/Markus Goller)
Speakers in sequence were:
-- Todd Hitchcock (AFI)
-- Markus Goller (director), interviewed by Todd Hitchcock

Friendship! [Freundschaft!]
In person: director Markus Goller
Growing up in East Germany, best pals Tom (Matthias Schweighöfer) and Veit (Friedrich Mücke) were cheerfully oblivious to...
2010_MD_Illegal_101104143AFI -- European Union Film Showcase (2010) -- "Illegal" (incl receptions)
Speakers in sequence:
-- Ray Barry (AFI)
-- João Vale de Almeida (head of the EU delegation)

AFI European Union Film Showcase:
The best of European cinema...without the jet lag.

AFI presents the 23rd AFI European Union Film Showcase, a selection of new films from EU member states including...
2010_MD_Me_Too_1011155AFI -- European Union Film Showcase (2010) -- "Me Too" (w/Alvaro Pastor) (two screenings) (incl reception)
Speakers in sequence were:
-- Todd Hitchcock (AFI)
-- ???
-- Álvaro Pastor (writer-director)

Centerpiece Screening: ME TOO [Yo, también]
In person: writer-director Álvaro Pastor at both screenings!
From Rotterdam to Sundance, this film has attracted attention for the real-life story of its...
2010_MD_Robber_101161AFI -- European Union Film Showcase (2010) -- "The Robber" (w/Franziska Weisz) (two showings)
Speakers in sequence:
-- Todd Hitchcock (AFI) interviewing Franziska Weisz (actress)

The Robber [Der Räuber]:
In person: actress Franziska Weisz at both screenings!
Based on the real-life escapades of the Austrian bank-robbing marathoner Johann "Pump-Gun Ronnie" Rettenberger, this film moves from...
2011_MD_Tinker_111121189AFI -- European Union Film Showcase (2011) -- "Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy" (w/Thomas Alfredson and Gary Oldman)
Closing Night
TINKER, TAILOR, SOLDIER, SPY

Scheduled to appear: director Tomas Alfredson and actor Gary Oldman

Tomas Alfredson (LET THE RIGHT ONE IN, 2009 AFI European Union Film Showcase) directs an all-star cast in this new adaptation of John le Carré's 1974 Cold War spy novel, previously the...
2012_MD_Quartet_121109125AFI -- European Union Film Showcase (2012) -- "Quartet" opening event (incl reception)
Tonight, AFI Silver Theatre will celebrate the Opening of the 25th AFI European Union Film Showcase. The evening begins with a screening of QUARTET (Runtime 99 min), followed by a reception in the Silver II and Atrium Lobbies, hosted by Francois Rivasseau, Deputy Head of Delegation of the European...
2013_MD_Disciple_13120954AFI -- European Union Film Showcase (2013) -- "Disciple" (w/Ulrika Bengts) (incl reception)
THE DISCIPLE [Lärjungen]
2013 Oscar Selection, Finland
Q&A with filmmaker Ulrika Bengts, plus post-screening reception sponsored by the Embassy of Finland, on Dec 9!
Finland, summer, 1939: Thirteen-year-old Karl is an eager-to-please orphan, sent by the state to work at an isolated Baltic island...
2013_MD_Piano_131206165AFI -- European Union Film Showcase (2013) -- "Grand Piano" (w/Eugenio Mira) (incl reception)
GRAND PIANO
Q&A with filmmaker Eugenio Mira, plus post-screening reception sponsored by SPAIN arts & culture, Embassy of Spain, on Dec 6
Lured out of retirement, disgraced pianist Tom Selznick (Elijah Wood) attempts to conquer his nerves and rejuvenate his career with a tribute performance to his...
2013_MD_Walesa_131205125AFI -- European Union Film Showcase (2013) -- "Walesa: Man of Hope" (w/Robert Wieckiewicz) (incl reception)
WALESA. MAN OF HOPE
2013 Oscar Selection, Poland
Q&A with actor Robert Wieckiewicz at both screenings!
Andrzej Wajda (KATYN, ASHES AND DIAMONDS) brings the story of Lech Walesa and the Solidarity movement to the big screen. Robert Wieckiewicz (IN DARKNESS) is magnetic as Walesa, while Agnieszka...
2014_MD_AFI_EU_Credits_14120326AFI -- European Union Film Showcase (2014) -- EU Film Showcase Credits
2014_MD_City44_14120545AFI -- European Union Film Showcase (2014) -- "City 44" (w/Anna Prochniak and Józek Pawłowski)
CITY 44 [Miasto 44]
Q&A with actors Anna Prochniak and Józek Pawłowski
Nazi-occupied Warsaw, 1944: Although his mother forbids him from getting mixed up with the Polish resistance, Stefan joins his friends in the militia to bravely fight back against the Germans. Polish filmmaker Jan Komasa gives the...
2014_MD_Reisz_14121971AFI -- European Union Film Showcase (2014) -- "For Some Inexplicable Reason" (w/Gábor Reisz)
FOR SOME INEXPLICABLE REASON [VAN valami furcsa és megmagyarázhatatlan]
U.S. Premiere!
Q&A with filmmaker Gábor Reisz
About to turn 30 and still jobless, Áron gets dumped by Eszter. A booze-soaked night out in Budapest with his pals results in an Internet impulse-buy of a one-way flight to Portugal...
2014_MD_Bovery_141220176AFI -- European Union Film Showcase (2014) -- "Gemma Bovery" (incl reception)
Closing Night:
GEMMA BOVERY
Post-screening reception sponsored by the European Union Delegation to the USA
Adapted from the graphic novel by Posy Simmonds (TAMARA DREWE), this breezy retelling of Gustave Flaubert’s literary classic delivers many wicked delights. Ex-publisher Martin Joubert (Fabrice...
2014_MD_Imitation_141205164AFI -- European Union Film Showcase (2014) -- "Imitation Game" (w/Major General Buster Howes) (incl reception)
THE IMITATION GAME
Introduction by Major General Buster Howes, Royal Marines, British Defence Attaché, Washington, DC
Benedict Cumberbatch gives a stirring performance as Alan Turing, the British mathematician and cryptologist who led the top-secret team of code-breakers housed at Bletchley Park. His...
2014_MD_Tangerines_14120896AFI -- European Union Film Showcase (2014) -- "Tangerines" -- Reception
TANGERINES [Mandariinid]
2014 Oscar® Selection, Estonia
Post-screening reception sponsored by the Embassy of Estonia
When war breaks out between the Russian-supported republic of Abkhazia and Georgia in the fall of 1992, the Estonians who called the land home are forced to return to their native...
2014_MD_Warsaw_Uprising_141203215AFI -- European Union Film Showcase (2014) -- "Warsaw Uprising" (w/Jan Ołdakowski) (incl reception)
WARSAW UPRISING
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...
2014_MD_Waste_Land_141217125AFI -- European Union Film Showcase (2014) -- "Waste Land" (w/Pieter Van Hees) (incl reception)
WASTE LAND
Q&A with filmmaker Pieter Van Hees at both screenings; post-screening reception Dec. 17 sponsored by the Embassy of Belgium and Flanders House New York
Hardboiled homicide detective Leo Woeste (Dardenne brothers regular Jérémie Renier) promises his next case will be his last after his wife...
2015_MD_Perfect_Day_15120189AFI -- European Union Film Showcase (2015) -- "A Perfect Day" (w/Fernando León de Aranoa) -- Presentation
PERFECT DAY, A (2015)
Opening Night Dec 1: Q&A with filmmaker Fernando León de Aranoa and post-screening reception.
The Balkans, 1995: Fighting has wound down and peace talks have begun, but problems still confront Mambrú (Benicio Del Toro) and his colleagues at NGO Aid Across Borders, including...
2015_MD_Perfect_Day3_151201114AFI -- European Union Film Showcase (2015) -- "A Perfect Day" (w/Fernando León de Aranoa) -- Reception
PERFECT DAY, A (2015)
Opening Night Dec 1: Q&A with filmmaker Fernando León de Aranoa and post-screening reception.
The Balkans, 1995: Fighting has wound down and peace talks have begun, but problems still confront Mambrú (Benicio Del Toro) and his colleagues at NGO Aid Across Borders, including...
2015_MD_Liza_15121767AFI -- European Union Film Showcase (2015) -- "Liza the Fox-Fairy" (w/Károly Ujj Mészáros)
LIZA THE FOX-FAIRY
Q&A with filmmaker Károly Ujj Mészáros following the screening on Dec. 17!
LIZA THE FOX-FAIRY [LIZA, A RÓKATÜNDÉR]
In 1970s Budapest, Liza (Mónika Balsai) is a live-in nurse for an ailing widow (Piroska Molnár, TAXIDERMIA). Lonely Liza has an imaginary friend: long-dead Japanese...
2015_MD_Son_Saul_15120752AFI -- European Union Film Showcase (2015) -- "Son of Saul" (w/László Nemes)
SON OF SAUL
Q&A with filmmaker László Nemes
SON OF SAUL [SAUL FIA]
2015 Oscar® Selection, Hungary
Presented in cooperation with the Washington Jewish Film Festival

László Nemes' feature debut is both a riveting Holocaust drama and a bold experiment in cinema aesthetics. The Auschwitz-Birkenau...
2016_MD_EUFilm_Closing_161215117AFI -- European Union Film Showcase (2016) -- Closing Night Reception
2016_MD_Letters_16120290AFI -- European Union Film Showcase (2016) -- "Letters from War" (w/Miguel Nunes) plus reception
LETTERS FROM WAR
Special Features: Special Presentation. Q&A with actor Miguel Nunes, plus post-screening reception sponsored by the Embassy of Portugal
[CARTAS DA GUERRA]
U.S. Premiere!
2016 Oscar® Selection, Portugal
Young doctor António Lobo Antunes writes letters home to his beloved wife Maria...
2016_MD_Still_Crazy_161201146AFI -- European Union Film Showcase (2016) -- "Still Crazy" opening event w/reception
LIKE CRAZY (2016)
[LA PAZZA GIOIA]
Beatrice is a strong-willed though undeniably delusional mental patient at a facility in Tuscany. Villa Biondi used to belong to Beatrice's aristocratic family, but now it's a psychiatric hospital for women. Beatrice tells herself that she's just there for a rest...
2017_MD_Borg_McEnroe_17120198AFI -- European Union Film Showcase (2017) -- "Borg vs McEnroe" opening event w/reception
BORG VS MCENROE
Special Features: Opening Night show Dec 1 features post-screening reception sponsored by the Embassy of Sweden
The feature narrative debut from Danish documentarian Janus Metz (ARMADILLO) chronicles the lead-up to the 1980 Wimbledon final between then four-time champ Björn Borg...
2017_MD_Franca_17121469AFI -- European Union Film Showcase (2017) -- "Franca: Chaos And Creation" (w/Francesco Carrozzini)
Franca: Chaos And Creation
Special Features: Intro and Q&A with filmmaker Francesco Carrozzini
With his first feature, director Francesco Carrozzini — known for his work as a photographer and as a music video director for artists such as Beyonce, Jay-Z, Lenny Kravitz, Marilyn Manson and Nicki Minaj —...
2017_MD_Granite_17120244AFI -- European Union Film Showcase (2017) -- "Song of Granite" (w/Paddy Meskell) w/Reception
Special Features: Dec 2 screening features introduction by Paddy Meskell, Solas Nua Chairman of the Board, and post-screening reception sponsored by the Embassy of Ireland
2018 Oscar® Selection, Ireland This poetic, hybrid exploration of the life of legendary sean nós singer Joe Heaney mixes narrative...
2017_MD_Wild_Mouse_17121635AFI -- European Union Film Showcase (2017) -- "Wild Mouse" and Closing Night Reception
Wild Mouse [Wilde Maus]
Special Features: U.S. Premiere! Closing Night show Dec 16 features post-screening reception sponsored by the Austrian Cultural Forum Washington
A music critic in midlife crisis seeks revenge on the boss who fired him in this satirical seriocomedy, the directorial debut of...
2018_MD_Eva_18121436AFI -- European Union Film Showcase (2018) -- "Eva" Reception
EVA (2018)
Special Features: U.S. Premiere. Post-screening reception sponsored by CÎROC™ VS on Dec. 14
Benoît Jacquot adapts the lurid 1945 James Hadley Chase novel previously brought to the screen by Joseph Losey in 1962, with Jeanne Moreau and Stanley Baker. Gaspard Ulliel is a hot young playwright...
2018_MD_Non_Fiction_18120842AFI -- European Union Film Showcase (2018) -- "Non-Fiction" Reception
NON-FICTION
Special Features: Post-screening reception sponsored by CÎROC™ VS, Maison Kayser and Alliance Française on Dec. 8
[DOUBLES VIES]
Olivier Assayas' smart dramedy set in the publishing world deftly balances a serious, informed debate about the future of publishing in the digital age against...
2018_MD_Stan_Ollie_18121555AFI -- European Union Film Showcase (2018) -- "Stan & Ollie" Champagne Reception
STAN & OLLIE
Steve Coogan and John C. Reilly bring their brilliant comedic chops to bear as legendary comedy duo Stan "Laurel" (Coogan) and Ollie "Hardy" (Reilly) in this hilarious road movie recounting the pair's famed 1953 "farewell" tour of Britain and Ireland. Initially underwhelming, the tour...
2016_MD_New_Spanish_16061665AFI -- Festival of New Spanish Cinema -- Opening Reception (2016)
NOTHING IN RETURN
Special Features: Opening Night show on Jun 16 features post-screening reception sponsored by SPAIN arts & culture
NOTHING IN RETURN [A CAMBIO DE NADA]
Actor Daniel Guzmán (who can be seen playing a cop in MY BIG NIGHT) makes an auspicious directing debut with this high-spirited...
2019_06_14H1_New_Spanish79AFI -- Festival of New Spanish Cinema -- Opening Reception (2019)
REALM, THE (2018)
Special Features: Post-screening reception sponsored by SPAIN arts & culture
[EL REINO]
Winner of 7 Goya Awards, including Best Director and Best Lead Actor, this fast-paced thriller from Rodrigo Sorogoyen (MAY GOD SAVE US) depicts Spain's current political climate through the... (Partially reviewed)
2015_MD_Kid_150409101AFI -- Festival of New Spanish Cinema -- "The Kid" (incl reception)
Festival of New Spanish Cinema
April 9–12
This official traveling festival about the new trends in Spanish cinema is North America’s leading showcase, returning in 2015 with five premieres. Discover and share a love of Spanish cinema!
In its eighth consecutive year, the 2015 Festival of New Spanish...
2014_MD_Unit7_140403153AFI -- Festival of New Spanish Cinema -- ""Unit 7" (w/Alberto Rodríguez) (incl reception)
Festival of New Spanish Cinema 2014: Opening Night:
UNIT 7 [Grupo 7]
In person: filmmaker Alberto Rodríguez on Apr 3.
The drug problem in Seville is spiraling out of control as the city prepares to host the 1992 World Expo. With mounting pressure from the government to clean up the city, an...
2009_MD_Hirsch_0910248AFI -- Film Noir Festival -- Foster Hirsch preparing for Film Noir series
Foster Hirsch, author of over a dozen movies on subjects related to theatre and movies, was in town preparing for an upcoming Film Noir festival.
2010_MD_Hirsch_1010232AFI -- Film Noir Festival -- Foster Hirsch preparing for Film Noir series
Foster Hirsch, author of over a dozen movies on subjects related to theatre and movies, was in town preparing for an upcoming Film Noir festival.
2013_MD_Chase_13102613AFI -- Film Noir Festival -- "Chase" (w/Alan Rode and Eddie Muller)
THE CHASE
*Introduction by Alan K. Rode Oct. 27
One of the strangest films of the 1940s is at long last restored to its original bizarre glory! Drifter Chuck Scott (Robert Cummings) is hired as a chauffeur by shady operator Eddie Roman (Steve Cochran), but soon realizes that his boss is a crazy...
2013_MD_Native_Son_13102672AFI -- Film Noir Festival -- "Native Son" (w/Eddie Muller and Stanley Crouch)
The uncut version of NATIVE SON
Restored 35mm preservation print courtesy of the Library of Congress.

*Introduction by Eddie Muller Oct. 26
When the French director Pierre Chenal teamed with American novelist Richard Wright to create a film version of Wright's controversial bestseller "Native...
2017_MD_Muller_17102115AFI -- Film Noir Festival -- "Once a Thief" (w/Eddie Muller)
ONCE A THIEF (1965)
French superstar Alain Delon's first leading role in an English-language film highlights this ultra-hip 1960s heist yarn, shot entirely on location in San Francisco. The debonair Delon plays an ex-con settled into domestic semi-bliss with wife Ann-Margret, but when dogged cop Van...
2015_MD_Hirsch_15102538AFI -- Film Noir Festival -- "Phantom Lady" (w/Foster Hirsch)
PHANTOM LADY
Introduction by the Film Noir Foundation's Foster Hirsch
Loyal and lovely Ella Raines is “one hep kitten” as she high-heels her way through the noir demi monde, searching for the one woman who can save her boss from a murder rap. Director Robert Siodmak and DP Woody Bredell wring every...
2008_MD_Raw_Deal_08110142AFI -- Film Noir Festival -- "Raw Deal" (w/Eddie Muller and Foster Hirsch)
Speakers in sequence:
-- Todd Hitchcock (AFI),
-- Eddie Muller,
-- Foster Hirsch

Introductions and a discussion of two Film Noir films were provided by Eddie Muller (film noir authority, founder and president of the Film Noir Foundation) and Foster Hirsch (author of sixteen books on subjects...
2013_MD_Sniper_13101932AFI -- Film Noir Festival -- "Sniper" (w/Foster Hirsch)
THE SNIPER
Introduction by Foster Hirsch.
San Francisco is the backdrop for one of the first movies about a modern serial killer. Decades before such stories became commonplace, husband and wife writers Edna and Edward Anhalt researched dozens of actual cases to create this psychological "exposé" of...
2018_MD_Muller_18102067AFI -- Film Noir Festival -- "The Big Heat" (w/Eddie Muller)
Double Feature: THE BIG HEAT + WICKED WOMAN
Special Features: Intro by Film Noir Foundation founder Eddie Muller

THE BIG HEAT (1953)
One of Fritz Lang's best Hollywood films tells the tale of a virtuous cop (Glenn Ford) out for revenge against the gangster who killed his wife. Assisting him in his...
2018_MD_Rode_18101365AFI -- Film Noir Festival -- "The Blue Dahlia" (w/Alan K. Rode)
Double Feature: THE BLUE DAHLIA + NIGHT EDITOR
Special Features: Intro by Film Noir Foundation charter director and treasurer Alan K. Rode on Oct 12 & 13

THE BLUE DAHLIA
The only original screenplay penned by legendary detective story writer Raymond Chandler was crafted under both deadline pressure...
2015_MD_Hirsch_15102313AFI -- Film Noir Festival -- "Underword Story" (w/Foster Hirsch)
UNDERWORLD STORY, THE
65th Anniversary; New 35mm Print! Introduction by the Film Noir Foundation's Foster Hirsch on Oct. 23.
Another unjustly neglected noir by director Cy Endfield, in which the always entertaining Dan Duryea plays a cynical reporter who digs dangerously close to a corrupt...
2006_MD_IDC_06083138AFI -- International Documentary Challenge (IDC)
Speakers in sequence:
-- Sky Sitney (Program Director, SILVERDOCS)
-- Doug Whyte (Producer, IDC)
-- Various participants from the IDC

The International Documentary Challenge (IDC), produced by Doug Whyte, is a timed filmmaking competition where filmmaking teams from around the world have just...
2011_MD_Bala_111007151AFI -- Latin American Film Festival (2011) -- "Miss Bala" (w/Gerardo Naranjo)
Closing Night: MISS BALA (Mexico)
In Person: filmmaker Gerardo Naranjo
Gerardo Naranjo's riveting thriller about a Baja California beauty queen caught up in a maddening cycle of drug cartel violence is the AFI alum's most impressive, innovative and unforgettable film yet. Newcomer Stephanie Sigman...
2012_MD_Chanchona_12093039AFI -- Latin American Film Festival (2012) -- "Chanchona: The Music of the Soul" (w/Tomas Guevara)
CHANCHONA: THE MUSIC OF THE SOUL [Chanchona: la música en el alma] -- In person: filmmaker Tomas Guevara:
Named for the heavy upright bass (wide and pig-shaped) that anchors its combos, chanchona is a musical tradition handed down through generations in the mountainous villages of eastern El Salvador....
2012_MD_Secret_World_12100736AFI -- Latin American Film Festival (2012) -- "Secret World" (w/Gabriel Mariño)
Special Presentation: A SECRET WORLD [Un mundo secreto]
In person: filmmaker Gabriel Mariño at both shows
Gabriel Mariño's uncommonly assured narrative debut follows troubled Mexico City teen Maria, a lone wolf whose oddly placid demeanor —including passively consenting to sex with seemingly anyone...
2012_MD_Girl_12092979AFI -- Latin American Film Festival (2012) -- "The Girl" (w/David Riker)
THE GIRL: In person: filmmaker David Riker
Small-town Texan Ashley (Abbie Cornish, LIMITLESS), frustrated with making ends meet on her mega-mart hourly wages and unable to provide for her beloved son, currently being raised in foster care due to her alcohol-related infractions, is desperate
to make a...
2013_MD_Rebollo_131004161AFI -- Latin American Film Festival (2013) -- "Dead Man and Being Happy" (w/Javier Rebollo) (incl reception)
THE DEAD MAN AND BEING HAPPY [El muerto y ser feliz]
Q&A with filmmaker Javier Rebollo, plus post-screening reception sponsored by SPAIN arts & culture, Embassy of Spain with support from Pragda
Spanish filmmaker Javier Rebollo's oddball road movie centers on an aging, cancer-stricken hitman, Santos...
2013_MD_Bolivia_13092892AFI -- Latin American Film Festival (2013) -- "Once Upon a Time in Bolivia" (w/Patrick Cordova and Nahuel Attar)
ONCE UPON A TIME IN BOLIVIA [Erase una vez en Bolivia]
Q&A with filmmaker Patrick Cordova and producer Nahuel Attar
Half-brothers Rocky and Nene couldn't be more different. Rocky is a no-good schemer with zero respect for Bolivia, while the naïve and gentle-hearted Nene is a true patriot. But when the...
2013_MD_Panico_13100287AFI -- Latin American Film Festival (2013) -- "Panico" w/James June Schneider
PÁNICO: THE BAND THAT MET THE SOUND BENEATH [La banda que buscó el sonido debajo]
Q&A with filmmaker James June Schneider
In 2010, the Chilean band Pánico traveled through the desert of northern Chile to record a new album. After two decades of playing rock 'n' roll, these Santiago city slickers have...
2014_MD_10KKM_141008127AFI -- Latin American Film Festival (2014) -- "10,000 KM" (w/Clara Roquet) (incl reception)
Closing Night: 10,000 KM
Q&A with screenwriter Clara Roquet, plus post-screening reception sponsored by SPAIN arts & culture, Embassy of Spain
Alex (Natalie Tena, GAME OF THRONES, HARRY POTTER series) must leave Barcelona and her boyfriend, Sergi (David Verdaguer), for a year-long residency in Los...
2014_MD_Book_Of_Life_141005107AFI -- Latin American Film Festival (2014) -- "Book of Life" (w/Jorge R. Gutierrez)
THE BOOK OF LIFE—in 3-D!
Q&A with filmmaker Jorge R. Gutierrez
From producer Guillermo del Toro and director Jorge R. Gutierrez comes an animated comedy inspired by the Mexican Day of the Dead celebration. The film follows Manolo (voiced by Diego Luna), a young man who is torn between pleasing his...
2014_MD_Crows_Nest_141004266AFI -- Latin American Film Festival (2014) -- "Crow's Nest" (w/Arturo Menendez and Andre Guttfreund) (incl reception)
THE CROW'S NEST [Malacrianza]
World Premiere!
Q&A with filmmaker Arturo Menendez and producer Andre Guttfreund, plus post-screening reception sponsored by the Embassy of El Salvador
Don Cleo is a recovering alcoholic and makes a humble living selling piñatas in a small Salvadoran town. His resolve is...
2014_MD_Living_Stars_14100464AFI -- Latin American Film Festival (2014) -- "Living Stars" post-screening party w/DJ Maracuyeah Collective
LIVING STARS
Post-screening party featuring DJ set by Maracuyeah Collective, sponsored by Kesta Happening

A non-stop party, the citizens of Buenos Aires were born to dance in this ridiculously infectious documentary experiment. Without dialogue or plot, filmmakers Mariano Cohn and Gastón Duprat have...
2014_MD_Lock_Charmer_141004110AFI -- Latin American Film Festival (2014) -- "Lock Charmer" (w/Beatriz Urraca) presentation and reception w/El Cuarteto del Amor
LOCK CHARMER [El cerrajero]
Introduction by Beatriz Urraca (co-editor of “Directory of World Cinema: Argentina), plus post-screening reception sponsored by the Embassy of Argentina on Oct 4
In 2008, a bizarre fog covered Buenos Aires for three weeks. It is during this strange time that 33-year-old...
2014_MD_Paradise_140926144AFI -- Latin American Film Festival (2014) -- "Paradise" (w/Mariana Chenillo) (incl reception)
PARADISE [Paraíso]
Q&A with filmmaker Mariana Chenillo, plus post-screening reception sponsored by the Mexican Cultural Institute on Sep 26
Carmen and Alfredo are a happy, overweight couple whose sheltered life in the suburbs is flipped upside-down when they move to bustling Mexico City. Adapting to...
2014_MD_To_Kill_140927105AFI -- Latin American Film Festival (2014) -- "To Kill a Man" (w/Daniel Candia)
TO KILL A MAN [Matar a un hombre]
2014 Oscar® Selection, Chile
Q&A with actor Daniel Candia, plus post-screening wine tasting sponsored by the Embassy of Chile on Sep 27
This taut psychological thriller tells the story of Jorge, a man pushed to the brink of reason after a gang of hooligans threatens...
2015_MD_Coffee_Stains_15100653AFI -- Latin American Film Festival (2015) -- "Coffee Stains" (w/Leonardo Lacca)
COFFEE STAINS [Permanência]
U.S. Premiere!
Traveling to his first solo exhibit in São Paulo, photographer Ivo (Irandhir Santos, ELITE SQUAD: THE ENEMY WITHIN, NEIGHBORING SOUNDS) decides to eschew his comped hotel room in favor of staying with his old flame Rita (Rita Carelli) and her husband Mauro...
2015_MD_Horizons_151006161AFI -- Latin American Film Festival (2015) -- "Horizons" (w/Eileen Hofer) (incl reception)
HORIZONS (2015) [Horizontes]
The Grand Theatre of Havana may be run down, but passion for ballet still runs strong in Swiss filmmaker Eileen Hofer's poetically observed documentary. Legendary Cuban ballerina Alicia Alonso still looms large over the dance scene in Havana, even at age 93. Living in her...
2015_MD_Enemies_15092992AFI -- Latin American Film Festival (2015) -- "How to Win Enemies" (w/Gabriel Lichtmann) (incl reception)
HOW TO WIN ENEMIES [Cómo ganar enemigos]
U.S. Premiere!
Presented in cooperation with the Washington Jewish Film Festival
When Lucas, a shy young lawyer, meets the beautiful Bárbara by chance at a café, it seems too good to be true. And it is: he wakes the next day to find she has robbed him blind. A...
2015_MD_Sand_Dollars_15091781AFI -- Latin American Film Festival (2015) -- "Sand Dollars" (w/Laura Amelia Guzmán) -- Reception
SAND DOLLARS
Q&A with filmmaker Laura Amelia Guzmán; post-screening reception sponsored by the Embassy of the Dominican Republic
2015 Oscar® Selection, Dominican Republic
In the picturesque seaside town of Las Terrenas, French expat Anne (Geraldine Chaplin) has fallen in love with the much younger...
2015_MD_Dreamland_150924151AFI -- Latin American Film Festival (2015) -- "Silence in Dreamland" (w/Tito Molina) (incl reception)
Silence in Dreamland [Silencio en la tierra de los sueños]
2014 Oscar® Selection, Ecuador
A lonely 84-year-old widow goes about her daily routine. Isolated from the outside world, she retreats to a dream world where she lives by the sea. An adorable street dog arrives at her door and momentarily...
2015_MD_Club_151002165AFI -- Latin American Film Festival (2015) -- "The Club" (w/Alejandro Goic)
THE CLUB [El Club]
On the Chilean coast, four exiled priests live together in a small house, atoning for their past indiscretions. Under the watchful eye of a lone nun, they fill their days with innocuous pastimes and prayer, strictly forbidden from interacting with the outside world. Their main...
2015_MD_Without_Wings_15100176AFI -- Latin American Film Festival (2015) -- "Without Wings" (w/Ben Chace and Aruán Ortiz)
WITHOUT WINGS [Sin alas]
When 70-year-old Luis Vargas learns of the death of Isabela Muñoz, a renowned modern dancer and former lover, he is haunted by the memories of their brief but significant affair. His mind drifts to 1967 and to a portion of a melody to which she danced. Hoping to complete the...
2016_MD_Aquarius_161020163AFI -- Latin American Film Festival (2016) -- "Aquarius" (w/Sonia Braga)
AQUARIUS (2016)
Q&A with actress Sonia Braga following the screening on Oct. 20.
The last holdout at a beachfront apartment building, 65-year-old Clara (Sonia Braga, KISS OF THE SPIDER WOMAN) resists the pressures of an aggressive development company looking to buy her home. Kleber Mendonça Filho's...
2016_MD_Cinema_Novo_16092756AFI -- Latin American Film Festival (2016) -- "Cinema Novo" (w/Eryk Rocha)
CINEMA NOVO
Special Features: Q&A with filmmaker Eryk Rocha
North American Premiere!
This impressionistic love letter to the Cinema Novo movement of '60s and '70s Brazil, from filmmaker Eryk Rocha (son of Cinema Novo pioneer Glauber Rocha), won the 2016 Cannes Film Festival's Golden Eye documentary...
2016_MD_Desierto_160923126AFI -- Latin American Film Festival (2016) -- "Desierto" (w/Jonas Cuaron)
DESIERTO
Special Features: Sep 23 show only: Q&A with filmmaker Jonás Cuarón, plus post-screening reception sponsored by the Mexican Cultural Institute
2016 Oscar® Selection, Mexico
Making the arduous trek from Mexico to the United States, a group of undocumented immigrants led by Moises (Gael García...
2017_MD_Place_170925147AFI -- Latin American Film Festival (2017) -- "A Place in the Caribbean" (w/Juan Carlos Fanconi, Lali González and Sandra Estrada)
PLACE IN THE CARIBBEAN, A
Special Features: Q&A with director Juan Carlos Fanconi, actress Lali González and producer Sandra Estrada
[UN LUGAR EN EL CARIBE]
Three love stories unfold on the picturesque island of Roatán in this visually lush tale of romance and adventure. Famous writer Gael (José...
2017_MD_Dream_17092276AFI -- Latin American Film Festival (2017) -- "I Dream In Another Language" (w/Ernesto Contreras)
I DREAM IN ANOTHER LANGUAGE
Special Features: Q&A with director Ernesto Contreras, plus post-screening reception sponsored by the Mexican Cultural Institute
[SUEÑO EN OTRO IDIOMA]
Martín (Fernando Álvarez Rebeil, THE DARKNESS, GRINGO) is a linguist on a mission to save Zikril, an indigenous language...
2017_MD_Tropics_170914170AFI -- Latin American Film Festival (2017) -- "Such is Life in the Tropics" (w/Daniel Adum Gilbert) and opening reception
SUCH IS LIFE IN THE TROPICS
Special Features: Opening Night, Sept. 14 screening features Q&A with actor Daniel Adum Gilbert, plus post-screening reception sponsored by the Embassy of Ecuador
[SIN MUERTOS NO HAY CARNAVAL]
2016 Oscar® Selection, Ecuador
Sebastián Cordero (CRONICAS, EUROPA REPORT)...
2017_MD_Distinguished_17092663AFI -- Latin American Film Festival (2017) -- "The Distinguished Citizen" (w/Andrés Duprat) plus reception
DISTINGUISHED CITIZEN, THE
Special Features: Q&A with screenwriter Andrés Duprat, plus post-screening reception sponsored by the Embassy of Argentina
[EL CIUDADANO ILUSTRE]
2016 Oscar® Selection, Argentina
In this hilarious comedy of manners from directing duo Mariano Cohn and Gastón Duprat (THE MAN...
2017_MD_Woodpeckers_171004189AFI -- Latin American Film Festival (2017) -- "Woodpeckers" (w/Jean Jean) and presentation by Ike Leggett
WOODPECKERS
Special Features: Q&A with actor Jean Jean, plus post-screening party and DJ, sponsored by Kesta Happening DC
[CARPINTEROS]
Tall, dark and handsome, Julián (Jean Jean) steps off a bus and becomes fresh meat walking inside the Najayo Prison in the Dominican Republic. He locates his...
2018_MD_Passage_180913100AFI -- Latin American Film Festival (2018) -- "Birds of Passage" opening reception
BIRDS OF PASSAGE (2018)
Special Features: Opening Night Sept 13 show features post-screening wine reception and DJ set by DJ Rockactivo, spinning '70s Latin funk & disco
[PÁJAROS DE VERANO]
Special Features: 2018 Oscar® Selection, Colombia
Cristina Gallego and Ciro Guerra, the creative team behind...
2018_MD_Time_Share_180922106AFI -- Latin American Film Festival (2018) -- "Time Share" (w/Sebastián Hofmann)
TIME SHARE (2018)
Special Features: Q&A with filmmaker Sebastián Hofmann, plus post-screening reception sponsored by the Mexican Cultural Institute on Sept 22
[TIEMPO COMPARTIDO]
Pedro and his family are stuck sharing their dream getaway in a tropical resort with Abel and his strange brood due to a...
2019_09_12E1_Unexpected63AFI -- Latin American Film Festival (2019) -- "An Unexpected Love" opening reception
UNEXPECTED LOVE, AN
Special Features: Post-screening wine reception sponsored by the Embassy of Argentina on Sept 12
[EL AMOR MENOS PENSADO]
U.S. Premiere
The directorial debut of longtime producer Juan Vera (THE LAST SUIT, THE QUEEN OF FEAR) is a delightful rom-com starring two of Latin America's... (Partially reviewed)
2009_MD_NAFF_090319165AFI -- New African Films Festival -- Opening Reception (2009)
Speakers in sequence:
-- Todd Hitchcock (AFI)
-- Kishere Mbuya (Afrikafé founder)
-- Mwiza Munthali (Transafrica’s Public Outreach Director)

2009 NEW AFRICAN FILMS FESTIVAL:

AFI Silver is proud to host the fifth annual New African Films Festival, co-presented by AFI, TransAfrica Forum, and...
2016_MD_NAFF_16031158AFI -- New African Films Festival -- Opening Reception (2016)
LAMB (2015)
Yared Zeleke’s remarkable feature debut tells the story of young Ephraim, a half-Jewish Ethiopian boy who is sent by his father to live among distant relatives after his mother’s death. Ephraim uses his cooking skills to carve out a place among his cousins, but when his uncle decides that...
2012_MD_Colours_120310115AFI -- New African Films Festival -- "A Million Colours" (w/Peter Bishai)
A MILLION COLOURS
In Person: director Peter Bishai
This sweeping romantic drama follows the story of Muntu Ndebele, once South Africa's most famous black teen actor, who fell from grace after the early 1970s blockbuster E'LOLLIPOP made him a beloved childhood star. Forced into hiding after...
2018_MD_Roots_18030998AFI -- New African Films Festival -- "Breathe in the Roots" (w/Indrias G. Kassaye and Ty Christen Joseph)
Breathe in the Roots
Special Features: Q&A with director Indrias G. Kassaye and subject Ty Christen Joseph
This is the story of Ty Christen Joseph, a young African-American English teacher from Brooklyn who goes on a spiritual journey to discover more about his African ancestral heritage. The film...
2019_03_07A1_Kojo197AFI -- New African Films Festival -- "Burial Of Kojo" (w/Samuel "Blitz" Bazawule)
The Burial Of Kojo
Special Features: Q&A with director Samuel "Blitz" Bazawule aka Blitz the Ambassador and post-screening cocktail reception powered by Smirnoff
The feature debut of Brooklyn-based Ghanaian musician Samuel "Blitz" Bazawule (known by his stage name, Blitz the Ambassador), THE BURIAL OF... (Partially reviewed)
2012_MD_Elections_120311140AFI -- New African Films Festival -- "No More Selections! We Want Elections!" (w/Sengbe Kona Khasu)
NO MORE SELECTIONS! WE WANT ELECTIONS!
In Person: director Sengbe Kona Khasu

In 2005, the Liberian people took to the polls to vote for a president. It would be the nation's first democratic elections since the bloody coup of 1980. From former child soldiers to village elders, Liberians gathered at...
2015_MD_Triangle_150312181AFI -- New African Films Festival -- "Triangle: Going to America" (w/Theodros Teshome) (incl reception)
Opening Night: TRIANGLE - GOING TO AMERICA
Q&A with filmmaker Theodros Teshome at both shows; post-screening reception on Opening Night, March 12
Also at the opening night were the stars Solomon Bogale and Muluken Teshome.
Kaleab (Solomon Bogale) and Jemal (Muluken Teshome), like many of their...
2017_MD_Woven_170319117AFI -- New African Films Festival -- "Woven" (w/Salome Mulugeta, Nagwa Ibrahim and Alemtsehay Wedajo)
WOVEN (2016)
Special Features: Q&A with filmmaker/lead actress Salome Mulugeta, filmmaker Nagwa Ibrahim and actress Alemtsehay Wedajo following both screenings
In this confident feature debut, co-director Salome Mulugeta stars as Elenie, a young Ethiopian-American psychologist determined to uncover...
2017_MD_4m3w2d_170530136AFI -- 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
10th Anniversary
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...
2017_MD_Dogs_17052670AFI -- New Cinema From Romania -- "Dogs" (w/Gheorghe Visu)
DOGS (2016) and Q&A with actor Gheorghe Visu
Bogdan Mirică won the FIPRESCI Prize in the Un Certain Regard section at the 2016 Cannes Film Festival for this intense drama that has been described as a Romanian NO COUNTRY FOR OLD MEN. City boy Roman (Dragoș Bucur) inherits a large piece of undeveloped...
2011_MD_NIH_Crazy_11070641AFI -- NIH Series -- "Crazy Heart" (w/Judith Arroyo)
CRAZY HEART:
Guest Speaker: Judith Arroyo, Ph.D., Minority Health and Health Disparities Coordinator, Office of the Director, National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism, National Institutes of Health.
Medical Theme: alcoholism
When reporter Jean Craddock (Maggie Gyllenhaal) interviews Bad...
2011_MD_NIH_Soloist_11071323AFI -- NIH Series -- "Soloist" (w/Daniel R. Weinberger)
THE SOLOIST
Guest Speaker: Daniel R. Weinberger, M.D., Chief, Clinical Brain Disorders Branch, Division of Intramural Research Programs, National Institute of Mental Health, National Institutes of Health.
Medical Theme: schizophrenia
This true-life drama tells the poignant tale of Los Angeles...
2013_MD_Anker_13100273AFI -- North Face Speaker Series 2013: Conrad Anker– Alpinist
The North Face Speaker Series 2013: Conrad Anker– Alpinist:
Conrad’s climbing career runs the gamut from Everest to Arctic big walls, but the vertical Sharks Fin on India’s Mount Meru pushed him the hardest. Demanding two grueling expeditions and a teeth-clenching dose of suffering, Meru was Conrad’s...
2014_MD_FourthR_140307112AFI -- Opening reception for "Behind the Fourth Wall" exhibit
Opening reception for new exhibit: Behind the Fourth Wall, Actors and Directors on the Set, Photographs 1926-2001
2009_MD_AFI_Inaug_090120210AFI -- Presidential Inauguration Simulcast
Speaker:
-- Murray Horwitz (AFI Director)

Avoid the cold and the crowds in downtown DC--watch the historic inauguration of the 44th President of the United States, Barack Obama, broadcast LIVE on the big AFI Silver screen!

...
2015_MD_Federman_150823183AFI -- Remembering Alex Federman
"Remembering Alex” A memorial service for family, friends and colleagues at AFI Silver Theatre to share memories, videos, and stories of Alex Federman’s life (1991-2015).
2011_MD_Blackmail_11032749AFI -- Silent Cinema -- "Blackmail" (w/Alloy Orchestra)
BLACKMAIL (Silent Version)
Live Musical Accompaniment by Alloy Orchestra!
Originally made and released in 1929 as a silent film, BLACKMAIL was partly reshot and released that same year as the first British talkie. The enormous success of the sound version and the passing of the silent film era...
2012_MD_Metropolis_12022429AFI -- Silent Cinema -- "Metropolis" (w/Alloy Orchestra)
METROPOLIS
With Live Musical Accompaniment by Alloy Orchestra!
85th Anniversary!
"One of the most celebrated movies in cinema history...For the first time, Lang's vision...which has influenced contemporary films like BLADE RUNNER and STAR WARS, seems complete." – The New York Times
Incorporating...
2009_MD_Nosferatu_09103046AFI -- Silent Cinema -- "Nosferatu, a Symphony of Horror" (w/Silent Orchestra and James White)
Speakers in sequence:
-- James White
-- Lori Donnelly (AFI)
-- Carlos Garza and Rich O'Meara

NOSFERATU, A SYMPHONY OF HORROR: The Halloween Classic
Casting a long and terrifying shadow over the genre, German silent-film master F.W. Murnau's uncredited appropriation of Bram Stoker's Dracula set...
2010_MD_Nosferatu_10102937AFI -- Silent Cinema -- "Nosferatu, a Symphony of Horror" (w/Silent Orchestra and James White)
Speakers in sequence:
-- ??? (AFI)
-- James White
-- Silent Orchestra

NOSFERATU, A SYMPHONY OF HORROR [Nosferatu, eine Symphonie des Grauens]:
With live musical accompaniment by Silent Orchestra; emceed by WTOP's James White!
A Halloween classic not to be missed! F.W. Murnau's 1922...
2015_MD_Nosferatu_15103028AFI -- Silent Cinema -- "Nosferatu, a Symphony of Horror" (w/Silent Orchestra)
NOSFERATU: A SYMPHONY OF HORROR (1922)
Silent with live musical accompaniment by Silent Orchestra!
Casting a long and terrifying shadow over the genre, German silent film master F. W. Murnau's unauthorized appropriation of Bram Stoker's "Dracula" set the standard for all vampire flicks to come. Max...
2011_MD_Phantom_11102827AFI -- Silent Cinema -- "Phantom of the Opera" (w/Alloy Orchestra)
THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA:
Silent film with live musical accompaniment by Alloy Orchestra
Restored 35mm Print!
A vengeful, hideously deformed composer (Lon Chaney) prowls the depths of the Paris Opera House, appearing only when his love for the beautiful young singer Christine (Mary Philbin) can be...
2010_MD_Salome_10102943AFI -- Silent Cinema -- "Salome" (w/Silent Orchestra)
Speakers in sequence:
-- ??? (AFI)
-- Silent Orchestra

SALOME: One night only!
With live musical accompaniment Silent Orchestra!
Directed by Charles Bryant and starring Alla Nazimova, this 1923 silent classic is adapted from the controversial play by Oscar Wilde.
2013_MD_Sparrows_13042047AFI -- Silent Cinema -- "Sparrows" (w/Andrew Simpson and Christel Schmidt)
SPARROWS
Live musical accompaniment by Andrew Simpson
In person: Christel Schmidt, editor, “Mary Pickford: Queen of the Movies”

“[Mary] Pickford is ineffably moving as Molly, the oldest girl (and self-appointed protector) of a group of orphans being held as slaves in a ‘child farm’ deep in a...
2015_MD_Wings_151114103AFI -- Silent Cinema -- "Wings" (w/William Wellman, Jr. and Andrew Simpson)
WINGS (1927)
Silent with live musical accompaniment by Andrew Simpson; introduction by William Wellman, Jr.
Winner of the very first Best Picture Oscar®, WINGS' pioneering aerial photography and stuntwork set the template for all flyboy films to come, up to and very much including STAR WARS. Rival...
2018_MD_Frankenstein_18102662AFI -- Silent Cinema (Sort of) -- "Frankenstein" (1931) (w/U.S. Navy Band)
FRANKENSTEIN (1931)
Special Features: Live musical accompaniment by the U.S. Navy Band
FREE SCREENINGS! Tickets are limited to 4 per reservation and are not a guarantee of admission. You must be seated at least 15 min prior to showtime. Seating is limited so please arrive early. Empty seats will be...
2009_MD_Zombie_091024135AFI -- Silver Spring Zombie Walk (2009) descends on "Shaun of the Dead"
Speakers in sequence:
-- Todd Hitchcock (AFI)
-- Eric Robbins (with the shovel, blogger for http://www.thayeravenue.com)
-- Karl Ericson (with the bat, blogger for http://www.silverspringsingular.com)

SHAUN OF THE DEAD
WARNING: Zombies from the Silver Spring Zombie Walk have threatened to...
2010_MD_Zombie_101023156AFI -- Silver Spring Zombie Walk (2010) descends on "Dawn of the Dead"
Speakers in sequence:
-- Todd Hitchcock (AFI)
-- Eric Robbins (in civilian dress, blogger for http://www.thayeravenue.com)
-- Karl Ericson (in uniform, blogger for http://www.silverspringsingular.com)

Silver Spring Zombie Walk
The Silver Spring Zombie Walk will take place Saturday night,...
2011_MD_Zombie_111022193AFI -- Silver Spring Zombie Walk (2011) descends on "Dead Snow"
Speakers in sequence:
-- Todd Hitchcock (AFI)
-- Eric Robbins (in two-toned head, blogger for http://www.thayeravenue.com)
-- Karl Ericson (in Mario Brothers outfit, blogger for http://www.silverspringsingular.com) -- didn't speak

DEAD SNOW [Død snø]
WARNING: Zombies have threatened to attend...
2013_MD_Zombie_131026172AFI -- Silver Spring Zombie Walk (2013) descends on "Return of the Living Dead"
2015_MD_Zombie_151024184AFI -- Silver Spring Zombie Walk (2015) descends on "Day of the Dead"
2017_MD_Zombie_17102897AFI -- Silver Spring Zombie Walk (2017) descends on "Night of the Living Dead"
2018_MD_Zombie_1810273AFI -- Silver Spring Zombie Walk (2018) marque
2012_MD_Summit_12101495AFI -- Spooky Movie Intl Horror Film Festival -- Spooky Movie Local Filmmakers Summit
Spooky Movie Local Filmmakers Summit:
Moderated by Eduardo Sanchez
The Mid-Atlantic region – home of cult legends John Waters, George Romero, Don Dohler, Jeff Krulik and more – has long been fertile ground for creative independent filmmaking. In the first-ever Spooky Movie Local Filmmaker Summit, area...
2017_MD_Surprise_171008124AFI -- Spooky Movie Intl Horror Film Festival -- Surprise Screening of "Butterfly Kisses" (w/Erik Kristopher Myers, Kenny Johnson, Cory Okouchi, and Stacie Jones Gentzler)
"Surprise Screening"
For the first time in 12 years, the Spooky Movie International Horror Film Festival is hosting a surprise "Secret Screening." Is it a sneak preview of a new Hollywood blockbuster? Is it a rare classic? Is it a never-before-seen premiere? Is it international? Is it local? Is it a...
2012_MD_Sweet_12101457AFI -- Spooky Movie Intl Horror Film Festival -- "A Sweet and Vicious Beauty" (World Premier) (w/Eric Thornett)
A Sweet and Vicious Beauty (d. Eric Thornett) –
In the town of Harbor Bridge, it is said that when someone dies, his last breath stays in his throat. When the head is severed, the last breath can be taken, and the recipient becomes stronger. Narcissa Sentinel (Bette Cassatt) has been robbing graves to...
2013_MD_Backwater_13101351AFI -- Spooky Movie Intl Horror Film Festival -- "Backwater" (w/Christopher Schrack)
BACKWATER
Cass and Mark are a couple on a camping trip to the distant countryside. When their seemingly secluded getaway is interrupted by an ominous scream, they start to think someone might be stalking them, and encounter two strangers who are also in the woods near them. Despite everything appearing...
2013_MD_Sarcofiguy_13101370AFI -- Spooky Movie Intl Horror Film Festival -- "Bald Headed Blues: A Doctormentary on Sarcofiguy" (w/John Dimes and CW Prather)
BALD HEADED BLUES: A DOCTORMENTARY ON SARCOFIGUY
“John Dimes brings the same giddiness and joy to horror movies that I remembered him bringing to comedy when we did open mikes together.” – Patton Oswalt
Bald Headed Blues: A Doctormentary on Sarcofi guy tells the hysterical true-life story of...
2014_MD_Cthulhu_14101059AFI -- Spooky Movie Intl Horror Film Festival -- "Call Girl of Cthulhu" (w/Jimmy George)
CALL GIRL OF CTHULHU
Post-screening Q&A with filmmakers Chris LaMartina and Jimmy George
Note: Chirs LaMartina was no in attendance.
Inspired by the work of H.P. Lovecraft, CALL GIRL OF CTHULHU is about a virginal artist who falls in love with an escort, only to realize she’s the chosen bride of the...
2012_MD_Chained_12101273AFI -- Spooky Movie Intl Horror Film Festival -- "Chained" (w/Jennifer Lynch)
Chained -- U.S. Premiere -- Q&A with director Jennifer Lynch
"The MPAA may believe that CHAINED is too real to be seen, but that is EXACTLY why you should see it.” – Sound on Sight
"A movie that will stick with YOU, no matter how many showers you take to ERASE the memory of it." - Dread...
2012_MD_Excision_121010113AFI -- Spooky Movie Intl Horror Film Festival -- "Excision" (w/Richard Bates, Jr.)
EXCISION (d. Richard Bates, Jr.) – "This funny, shocking and soulful power slam of a teen-outsider film stars AnnaLynne McCord, Ariel Winter, Traci Lords, John Waters and Malcolm McDowell and blew no shortage of minds when it launched at Sundance earlier this year." - Film Threat Alienated teen Pauline...
2014_MD_Exists_141010158AFI -- Spooky Movie Intl Horror Film Festival -- "Exists" (w/Eduardo Sanchez, Jamie Nash)
EXISTS
Post-screening Q&A with director Eduardo Sanchez and writer Jamie Nash, moderated by Jeff Krulik
When brothers Brian and Matt Tover secretly sneak out to their uncle's long abandoned cabin in east Texas for a party weekend with their friends, they find themselves hunted by the legendary...
2017_MD_Halloween_171006182AFI -- Spooky Movie Intl Horror Film Festival -- "Halloween Video Mixtape: A Wraith Films Anthology"
Halloween Video Mixtape: A Wraith Films Anthology
From the filmmakers behind THE LEGEND OF COOL "DISCO" DAN and EVERY OTHER DAY IS HALLOWEEN come five tales of suburban terror, just in time for Halloween. Possessions, ancient evils, premature burials, unearthly disturbances and really annoying children...
2014_MD_Hills_14101898AFI -- Spooky Movie Intl Horror Film Festival -- "Hills Have Eyes" (w/Count Gore De Vol)
CLOSING NIGHT OF THE SPOOKY MOVIE FILM FESTIVAL!
1970s horror returns to the AFI Silver Theatre! Following February's sold-out sensation THE BRIDE OF FRANKENSTEIN and July's packed house for THEM!, local legend Count Gore De Vol (Dick Dyszel) returns to present another terrifying film in the spirit of...
2017_MD_House_17100623AFI -- Spooky Movie Intl Horror Film Festival -- "House" (w/Dr. Sarcofiguy)
House (1977)
Special Features: Presented by horror host Dr. Sarcofiguy.
40th Anniversary
How to describe Nobuhiko Ôbayashi's 1977 movie? A psychedelic ghost tale? A stream-of-consciousness bedtime story? SCOOBY-DOO as directed by Dario Argento? Any of the above will do for this hallucinatory...
2015_MD_Killer_Rack_15101498AFI -- Spooky Movie Intl Horror Film Festival -- "Killer Rack" (w/Gregory Lamberson and Paul McGinnis)
KILLER RACK
Blaming her physique for her unhappiness, Betty Downer (Jessica Zwolak) seeks breast enhancement surgery from Dr. Cate Thulu (Debbie Rochon, LADIES AND GENTLEMEN, THE FABULOUS STAINS). The operation is a success, but the patient discovers her new assets are man-eating monsters hell bent on...
2015_MD_Luciferous_15101369AFI -- Spooky Movie Intl Horror Film Festival -- "Luciferous" (w/Alexander Gorelick and Mahsa Ghorbankarimi)
Luciferous
Q&A with filmmakers Mahsa Ghorbankarimi and Alexander Gorelick
For a while, everything's fine for Mahsa and Alexander, young working parents living with their 7-year-old daughter, Mina, in a high-rise apartment. Snippets of their lives whiz by. But their normal-looking veneer peels away,...
2013_MD_Mortal_Remains_13101344AFI -- Spooky Movie Intl Horror Film Festival -- "Mortal Remains" (w/Christopher Stavrakis)
MORTAL REMAINS
Mortal Remains is a docu-thriller that sets out to unveil the details surrounding the life, short-lived career, and mysterious death of horror fi lmmaker Karl Atticus; referred to by some as the godfather of the slasher fi lm movement. The film is comprised of interviews with various...
2012_MD_Nervo_12101721AFI -- Spooky Movie Intl Horror Film Festival -- "Nervo Craniano Zero" (w/Paulo Biscaia Filho) and "Unfortunate" (w/Clay Smith)
"Nervo Craniano Zero" (d. Paulo Biscaia Filho) –
After writing a bestseller, author Bruna Bloch (Guenia Lemos) fears failure with her second book. She enlists the services of Dr. Bartholomeu Bava (Leandro Daniel Colombo), inventor of a chip that, once installed in a brain nerve, causes nonstop...
2012_MD_Ninjas_121014235AFI -- Spooky Movie Intl Horror Film Festival -- "Ninjas vs Monsters" (World Premier) (w/Justin Timpane and cast)
Ninjas vs Monsters (d. Justin Timpane) –
They are back! Bursting with martial arts, carnage, laughs, smarts, and heart: NINJAS VS. MONSTERS is the perfect action/horror/comedy! Produced entirely in the Washington, D.C. metro area, NINJAS VS MONSTERS offers a fresh take on classic movie monsters with a...
2013_MD_Pinup_13101184AFI -- Spooky Movie Intl Horror Film Festival -- "Pinup Dolls on Ice" (w/Geoff Klein and Melissa Mira)
PINUP DOLLS ON ICE
Post-screening Q&A with filmmakers Geoff Klein and Melissa Mira
The Pinup Dolls are a hot retro act who put the tease back in striptease. But when an old friend (Suzi Lorraine) hires them to put on a show at a secluded campground, the girls find themselves being stalked by a...
2012_MD_Play_Dead_121010124AFI -- Spooky Movie Intl Horror Film Festival -- "Play Dead" (w/Teller and Shade Rupe)
PLAY DEAD (d. Teller and Shade Rupe) – “There are moments earlier in the show that make you wonder if something is going to reach out from the void in your theater and scare the bejeezus out of you! Three and a half stars!” - Film Threat In this film of their off-Broadway show PLAY DEAD, famed silent...
2015_MD_Rocky_Horror_151017189AFI -- Spooky Movie Intl Horror Film Festival -- "Rocky Horror Picture Show" (w/Peaches Christ and DC All Star Shadowcast) -- All except performance
Rocky Horror Picture Show
Intro by Peaches Christ and performance by DC All Star Shadowcast
Peaches Christ presents the 40th Anniversary of THE ROCKY HORROR PICTURE SHOW
Underground drag performer, emcee, filmmaker and actor Peaches Christ (who was last seen at the AFI Silver with her wonderful...
2015_MD_Rocky_Horror3_151017128AFI -- Spooky Movie Intl Horror Film Festival -- "Rocky Horror Picture Show" (w/Peaches Christ and DC All Star Shadowcast) -- Shadowcast performance
Rocky Horror Picture Show
Intro by Peaches Christ and performance by DC All Star Shadowcast
Peaches Christ presents the 40th Anniversary of THE ROCKY HORROR PICTURE SHOW
Underground drag performer, emcee, filmmaker and actor Peaches Christ (who was last seen at the AFI Silver with her wonderful...
2013_MD_Blacula_131019182AFI -- Spooky Movie Intl Horror Film Festival -- "Scream Blacula Scream" (w/Count Gore De Vol)
Count GORE DE VOL PRESENTS: SCREAM BLACULA SCREAM
Closing Night!
40th Anniversary!
1970s exploitation returns to the AFI Silver Theatre! Following February’s sold-out sensation House of Frankenstein and July’s packed house for Phantasm, local legend Count Gore De Vol (Dick Dyszel) returns to present...
2013_MD_Goldthwait_131010131AFI -- Spooky Movie Intl Horror Film Festival -- "Willow Creek" (w/Bobcat Goldthwait)
WILLOW CREEK
Opening Night!
“A downright scary ride that’s also a ton of fun… careens from the funny to the painful and then back to funny before pouring on the scares and weirdness” – Film Threat
Jim and his girlfriend are searching for Bigfoot. Rolling into Willow Creek, they find a wonderland of...
2012_MD_Zero_Killed_12101243AFI -- Spooky Movie Intl Horror Film Festival -- "Zero Killed" (w/Michal Kosakowski)
Zero Killed (d. Michal Kosakowski):
“The term ‘hardcore’ regains its original interpretation!”- Splattering Image
Between 1996 and 2007, Polish filmmaker Kosakowski asked more than 160 people to act out their murder fantasies on camera. He then turned the results into a video installation called...
2007_MD_Campbell_07031810AFI -- Sundays at the Silver (w/Arch Campbell)
Speakers:
-- Murray Horwitz (AFI Director)
-- Arch Campbell

Sundays at the Silver with Arch Campbell: The American Film Institute (AFI) and WJLA-TV, ABC 7 reporter Arch Campbell announce "SUNDAYS AT THE SILVER WITH ARCH CAMPBELL," a new weekly program commencing March 18 at 7:00 p.m. Films will...
2011_MD_Room_Fandom_11061061AFI -- Tommy Wiseau and Greg Sestero -- Fandom
Pictures on this page are of people waiting to get into one of "The Room" events, Tommy and Greg autographing, and fan photos with Tommy and Greg.
2011_MD_Room_Play_110610169AFI -- Tommy Wiseau and Greg Sestero ("The Room Play/Reading")
"The Room Play/Reading"
A live theater experience — 2 performances only!
Join THE ROOM creator and star Tommy Wiseau and actor Greg Sestero for a live performance of THE ROOM!
Featuring never-before seen scenes and characters, The Room Play/Reading is a unique theatrical experience that delivers...
2011_MD_Room_11061044AFI -- Tommy Wiseau and Greg Sestero ("The Room") -- Film screening event
THE ROOM
In Person: writer/director/star Tommy Wiseau and actor Greg Sestero!
An encore presentation of last June's electrifying event: cult sensation THE ROOM with filmmaker and star Tommy Wiseau in attendance! THE ROOM has been described as an electrifying black comedy about love, passion, betrayal...
2015_MD_Tomlinson_15102333AFI -- "17th Annual Animation Show of Shows" (w/Lynn Tomlinson)
17TH ANNUAL ANIMATION SHOW OF SHOWS, THE
Q&A with filmmaker Lynn Tomlinson
Presenting eleven new international award-winning animated short films in a variety of animation techniques, including traditional hand-drawn 2-D, computer graphics 3-D, stop-motion and painted clay. Includes four mini-portrait...
2015_MD_Diamond_15102567AFI -- "17th Annual Animation Show of Shows" (w/Ron Diamond)
17TH ANNUAL ANIMATION SHOW OF SHOWS, THE
Q&A with producer Ron Diamond. Konstantin Bronzit ("We Can't Live Without the Cosmos") was Skyped in as well.
Presenting eleven new international award-winning animated short films in a variety of animation techniques, including traditional hand-drawn 2-D,...
2015_MD_2001_Odyssey_151107120AFI -- "2001: A Space Odyssey" (w/Keir Dullea and Foster Hirsch)
2001: A SPACE ODYSSEY
Q&A with actor Keir Dullea
#22 on AFI's 100 Years…100 Movies
Beginning with the dawn of civilization and chronicling the rise from ape to man, the film evolves to the story of astronauts Keir Dullea and Gary Lockwood, who find themselves at the mercy of supercomputer HAL 9000....
2018_MD_2001_Odyssey_180705119AFI -- "2001: A Space Odyssey" (w/Keir Dullea)
2001: A SPACE ODYSSEY in 70mm
Special Features: Q&A with actor Keir Dullea following the screening on July 5
50th anniversary; 70mm engagement. One week only, July 5-12.
"For the first time since the original release, this 70mm print was struck from new printing elements made from the original camera...
2010_MD_Mormon_Prop_10061843AFI -- "8: The Mormon Proposition" (w/Steven Greenstreet and David Melson)
Speakers in sequence:
-- Ben Field-Pickering, AFI
-- Steven Greenstreet and ???

8: THE MORMON PROPOSITION
In Person: director Steven Greenstreet
Official Selection, 2010 Sundance Film Festival
This exploration of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints's involvement in the passage...
2016_MD_Holm_16092561AFI -- "A Man Called Ove" (w/Hannes Holm)
A Man Called Ove w/Hannes Holm
AFI MEMBERS AT THE TWO-STAR LEVEL AND ABOVE ARE INVITED TO AN ADVANCE SCREENING OF
A MAN CALLED OVE
Sweden's 2017 Best Foreign Language Film Oscar® Submission
Q&A with director Hannes Holm will follow the film.
2018_MD_Sestero_180201110AFI -- "A Night Inside THE ROOM with the DISASTER ARTIST" (w/Greg Sestero)
"A Night Inside THE ROOM" with THE DISASTER ARTIST
In person: Greg Sestero
This multimedia event includes a reading from actor/author Sestero's best-selling memoir; an exclusive documentary short; a live reading of scenes from Tommy Wiseau's early drafts of THE ROOM; a Q&A and book event; a sneak peek...
2009_MD_Serious_09100164AFI -- "A Serious Man" (w/Michael Stuhlbarg)
Speakers in sequence:
-- Tiffany Graham-Golden (AFI)
-- Dan Raviv interviewing Michael Stuhlbarg

A SERIOUS MAN Advance Screening:
A new film written and directed by Joel Coen and Ethan Coen with actor Michael Stuhlbarg in person!
It is 1967, and Larry Gopnik (Tony Award-nominee Michael...
2017_MD_Alien_17070888AFI -- "Alien" (w/Count Gore de Vol)
ALIEN presented by local TV legend Count Gore De Vol!
Local TV legend Count Gore De Vol (Dick Dyszel) returns to present another terrifying film in the spirit of the original broadcasts on CREATURE FEATURE, with lots of ghoulish good fun in store. Ridley Scott's ingenious "haunted spaceship" monster...
2010_MD_Evil_100827175AFI -- "All About Evil" (w/Joshua Grannell (Peaches Christ) and Mink Stole)
Speakers in sequence:
-- Peaches Christ
-- Mink Stole
-- ???

ALL ABOUT EVIL
In Person: Director Joshua Grannell, Peaches Christ and Mink Stole!
The directorial debut of Midnight Movie impresario (and Annapolis, MD, native) Joshua Grannell (better known as "Peaches Christ"), this film is a...
2009_MD_Casino_09103069AFI -- "American Casino" (w/Leslie and Andrew Cockburn)
Speakers in sequence:
-- Leslie and Andrew Cockburn
-- Panel with Leslie and Andrew Cockburn, Mark Pittman, and Michael Greenberger

AMERICAN CASINO
When you are in Wall Street's casino, you play by their rules.
Official Selection, 2009 Tribeca Film Festival
Official Selection, IDFA
Filmed...
2013_MD_Milkshake_13113059AFI -- "American Milkshake" (w/David Andalman)
Kevin Smith Presents AMERICAN MILKSHAKE
In person: filmmakers David Andalman and Mariko Munro (Note: Mariko did not attend)
1995. Takoma Park, Maryland. Teenager Jolie (Tyler Ross) is a magnet student who wishes he had more street cred. He wants an edge, like the gangsta crowd from Maple Avenue, or...
2010_MD_America_10042465AFI -- "America, America" (w/Stathis Giallelis and Foster Hirsch)
Speakers in sequence:
-- Todd Hitchcock (AFI)
-- Foster Hirsch
-- Foster interviewing Stathis Giallelis

AMERICA, AMERICA
In Person: Actor Stathis Giallelis on April 24!

"My name is Elia Kazan. I am a Greek by blood, a Turk by birth and an American because my uncle made a journey." Elia...
2012_MD_Karenina_12110280AFI -- "Anna Karenina" (w/Joe Wright) including British Council reception
Seating is limited. RSVP today to reserve your seat!
AFI/Silver & Focus Features invite you and a guest to a special advance screening of ANNA KARENINA with director Joe Wright in person!

ANNA KARENINA is acclaimed director Joe Wright’s bold, theatrical new vision of the epic story of love,...
2013_MD_Gallop_13110269AFI -- "At Full Gallop" (w/Krzysztof Zanussi)
AT FULL GALLOP [Cwał]
In person: writer/director Krzysztof Zanussi
In 1950s Communist Poland, Hubert and his mother endure harassment by the state because Hubert's father has defected to the UK. Eventually, Hubert's mother sends him to Warsaw in order to continue his studies in peace. There he lives...
2016_MD_Back2Future_16082627AFI -- "Back To The Future" (Silver Screens on Veterans Plaza)
Silver Screens on Veterans Plaza:
AFI Silver is excited to announce the launch of a FREE outdoor film series in downtown Silver Spring! Silver Screens is presented by AFI Silver Theatre and Cultural Center and Montgomery County Councilmember Tom Hucker, with support from the Montgomery County...
2011_MD_Bag_It_11041737AFI -- "Bag It" (w/Heather White and Bag Monster)
BAG IT
Special appearance by the Bag Monster!
Introduction by Heather White, Environmental Working Group
This highly entertaining and eye-opening documentary follows everyman Jeb Berrier as he navigates today's plastic-reliant world. Jeb is not a radical environmentalist, but an average American who...
2006_MD_Bamako_06120779AFI -- "Bamako" (Wash DC Premiere) (w/Danny Glover)
Speakers in sequence:
-- African drummer Baba Ngwa
-- Murray Horwitz (AFI Director),
-- Omekongo Dibinga (spoken-word artist)
-- ???
-- Murray Horwitz (again)
-- ???
-- ???
-- Panel: ???, Danny Glover, Emira Woods (Director, Foreign Policy in Focus, Institute for Policy Studies), and...
2014_MD_Sisters_140411151AFI -- "Band of Sisters" (w/Mary Fishman, Sister Marge Clark, and Sister Mary Pat Garvin)
BAND OF SISTERS
In person: filmmaker Mary Fishman; Sister Marge Clark, BVM, NETWORK; and Sister Mary Pat Garvin, RSM, Institute of the Sisters of Mercy of the Americas Leadership Team
In the wake of the Vatican II reforms of the 1960s, which modernized Catholic practice and called on the religious to...
2012_MD_Weitz_12022168AFI -- "Being Flynn" (w/Paul Weitz)
AFI/Silver invite you and a guest to a special advance screening of BEING FLYNN with director Paul Weitz in person!
BEING FLYNN is the new dramatic feature from Academy Award-nominated writer/director Paul Weitz (ABOUT A BOY), adapted from Nick Flynn's 2004 memoir, “Another Bulls—t Night in Suck...
2019_MD_Tilghman_19020721AFI -- "Bill Tilghman and the Outlaws" event
Spotlights near the theater attracted my attention. I wasn't invited to the screening so I just got some odd shots.
2017_MD_Birthright_17092267AFI -- "Birthright: A War Story" (w/Civia Tamarkin, Luchina Fisher and Ruth Shaber)
BIRTHRIGHT: A WAR STORY (2017)
Special Features: Post-screening Q&A with director/executive producer Civia Tamarkin, co-executive producer Luchina Fisher and producer Ruth Shaber.
BIRTHRIGHT: A WAR STORY examines how women are being jailed, physically violated and even put at risk of dying as a...
2018_MD_Bisbee_18102791AFI -- "Bisbee '17" (w/Robert Greene & Katherine Benton-Cohen)
BISBEE '17
Special Features: One week only! Oct. 26–Nov. 1. Oct. 27, 7:00 show features Q&A with filmmaker Robert Greene & Katherine Benton-Cohen, Georgetown professor & historical advisor to the film
Award-winning filmmaker Robert Greene's (ACTRESS, KATE PLAYS CHRISTINE) BISBEE '17 is set in Bisbee,...
2013_MD_Blue_Caprice_13090995AFI -- "Blue Caprice" (w/Alexandre Moors and Isaiah Washington)
YOU AND A GUEST ARE INVITED BLUE CAPRICE
with post-screening discussion by director Alexandre Moors and actor Isaiah Washington in person!
Inspired by true events, BLUE CAPRICE investigates the notorious and horrific Beltway sniper attacks from the point of view of the two perpetrators, whose...
2010_MD_Bombshell_10120338AFI -- "Bombshell" (w/Michael Sragow)
Speakers in sequence:
-- Todd Hitchcock (AFI)
-- Michael Sragow (author)

BOMBSHELL: In Person: Michael Sragow will introduce the 7:00 show on December 3 and the 2:45 show on December 4; copies of his book will be available for purchase (and autographs!) in the lobby following these two shows!...
2011_MD_Kashner_11090237AFI -- "Boom!" (w/Sam Kashner)
BOOM!: *In Person: Sam Kashner, author of "Furious Love: Elizabeth Taylor, Richard Burton, and the Marriage of the Century" (Fri, Sep 2, 9:30 show)
John Waters cites this as one of his favorite bad movies, and who can question "The Pope of Trash" on matters of bad taste? Wealthy writer Elizabeth...
2019_04_20C1_Creem174AFI -- "Boy Howdy! The Story Of Creem Magazine" (w/Scott Crawford)
Boy Howdy! The Story Of Creem Magazine
Special Features: Introduction by Dave Nuttycombe; Q&A with filmmaker Scott Crawford, moderated by Neal Augenstein, WTOP
Washington, DC-area premiere!
Capturing the messy upheaval of the '70s just as rock was re-inventing itself, this documentary explores Creem... (Partially reviewed)
2009_MD_Boogaloo_09071153AFI -- "Breakin' 2: Electric Boogaloo" After-film Event
Speaker:
-- Tal Levitas (AFI)

Breakin' 2: Electric Boogaloo: 25th Anniversary!
You know the title--now see the movie! This time, Kelly is torn between Paris, Princeton and the streets, while Ozone and Turbo have their own problems: their community center has been threatened with demolition, their...
2015_MD_Plympton_15072937AFI -- "Cheatin'" (w/Bill Plympton)
Widely considered the "King of Indie Animation", Bill Plympton is the only person to hand draw an entire animated feature film. Twice nominated for Oscars® for his animated short films, his work as also won the prestigious Cannes Palme d’Or.
After producing many shorts that appeared on MTV and Spike...
2014_MD_Lost_Souls_14111038AFI -- "City of Lost Souls" Premiere (incl reception)
TRAVESTEE FILMS hosts the Film Premiere of CITY OF LOST SOULS at AFI Silver Theatre and Cultural Center. Join the filmmakers, the cast, and the DMV independent film community to experience, for the first time ever, this moving multi-layered crime drama movie. Baltimore is the backdrop for this...
2015_MD_Clueless_15071689AFI -- "Clueless" (w/Jen Chaney)
Amy Heckerling's '90s high school comedy classic turns 20! Join us for a screening of Clueless followed by a Q & A and book signing with Washington Post film and culture critic Jen Chaney, who's just authored "As If!: The Oral History of Clueless as Told by Amy Heckerling, the Cast and the Crew."
2009_MD_Collapse_09121150AFI -- "Collapse" (w/Michael C. Ruppert)
Speakers in sequence:
-- Adrian Spencer (AFI)
-- Michael C. Ruppert

COLLAPSE: In Person: Michael C. Ruppert, the subject of the film.
"Not just sobering; it's a full-on assault." - The New York Times
"There are many layers to the man and the movie, and it's hard not to leave the theater...
2013_MD_Maxwell_13070575AFI -- "Copperhead" (w/Ron Maxwell)
COPPERHEAD
In person: director Ron Maxwell
The director of GETTYSBURG and GODS AND GENERALS completes his unique trilogy of Civil War films with the altogether different COPPERHEAD. Illuminating a lesser-known aspect of the war between the states, and one that played out far from any front,...
2016_MD_Archibaldo_16111435AFI -- "Criminal Life of Archibaldo de la Cruz" (w/film critic Carlos Gutiérrez)
CRIMINAL LIFE OF ARCHIBALDO DE LA CRUZ, THE
Special Features: FREE screening! Introduction by film scholar Carlos Gutiérrez
[ENSAYO DE UN CRIMEN]
This perverse, horror-tinged comedy from director Luis Buñuel's Mexican period is a bizarro tale of music boxes, murder and mannequins. Convinced from a...
2012_MD_Damsels_120329102AFI -- "Damsels in Distress" (w/Whit Stillman and Greta Gerwig)
Sneak Preview!
DAMSELS IN DISTRESS
In Person: director Whit Stillman and actress Greta Gerwig

DAMSELS IN DISTRESS follows three beautiful girls who set out to revolutionize life at a grungy east coast college: the dynamic leader Violet (Greta Gerwig), principled Rose (Megalyn Echikunwoke) and sexy...
2015_MD_Day_Longer_15020776AFI -- "Day is Longer Than The Night" (w/Lana Gogoberidze)
THE DAY IS LONGER THAN THE NIGHT
[Dges game utenebia]
Q&A with filmmaker Lana Gogoberidze
Post-screening wine tasting sponsored by the Embassy of Georgia
Known for its beautiful location shooting, portrayals of traditions and appealing performances, this film follows the life of Eva from the turn...
2015_MD_Decline_15101686AFI -- "Decline of Western Civilization" (w/Penelope Spheeris)
Decline of Western Civilization
Decline of Western Civilization Part II: The Metal Years
Several years after her trail-blazing documentary on the LA punk scene, Spheeris turned her attention to LA’s booming hard rock/heavy metal scene in all its decadent debauchery, a combination of burnt-out...
2015_MD_Difret_151104120AFI -- "Difret" (w/Tizita Hagere and Marisa Stam)
DIFRET
Q&A with actress Tizita Hagere and Marisa Stam, Executive Director of Selamta Family Project
From executive producer Angelina Jolie Pitt comes the award-winning drama DIFRET, based on the inspirational true story of a young Ethiopian girl and a tenacious lawyer embroiled in a life-or-death...
2015_MD_Difret_15103064AFI -- "Difret" (w/Zeresenay Mehari and Mehret Mandefro)
DIFRET
Q&A with filmmakers Zeresenay Mehari and Mehret Mandefro
From executive producer Angelina Jolie Pitt comes the award-winning drama DIFRET, based on the inspirational true story of a young Ethiopian girl and a tenacious lawyer embroiled in a life-or-death clash between cultural traditions and...
2013_MD_Disconnect_13032545AFI -- "Disconnect" (w/Henry-Alex Rubin)
AFI and LD International invite you and a guest to a special advance screening of DISCONNECT with Oscar®-nominated director Henry-Alex Rubin in person!

A hard-working lawyer, attached to his cell phone, can't find the time to communicate with his family. A couple is drawn into a dangerous situation...
2015_MD_Forgotten4_150429146AFI -- "Don't Think I've Forgotten" (w/John Pirozzi and Cambodian rock and rollers) -- Concert
DON'T THINK I'VE FORGOTTEN: CAMBODIA'S LOST ROCK AND ROLL
Q&A with filmmaker John Pirozzi
Post-screening concert by original '60s/'70s Cambodian rock and rollers
During the '60s and early '70s, as the war in Vietnam threatened its borders, a new music scene emerged in Cambodia that took Western rock...
2015_MD_Forgotten_150429209AFI -- "Don't Think I've Forgotten" (w/John Pirozzi and Cambodian rock and rollers) -- Everything Except the Concert
DON'T THINK I'VE FORGOTTEN: CAMBODIA'S LOST ROCK AND ROLL
Q&A with filmmaker John Pirozzi
Post-screening concert by original '60s/'70s Cambodian rock and rollers
During the '60s and early '70s, as the war in Vietnam threatened its borders, a new music scene emerged in Cambodia that took Western rock...
2013_MD_Menzel_130915126AFI -- "Don Juans" (w/Jirí Menzel)
DON JUANS [Donšajni] aka SKIRT CHASERS
In person: writer/director Jirí Menzel
The latest film from Czech New Wave great Jirí Menzel (CLOSELY WATCHED TRAINS, I SERVED THE KING OF ENGLAND) is a comedy about the intersection of life and art. When a small-town opera company mounts a production of Mozart's...
2017_MD_Murray_17101291AFI -- "Don Murray: Unsung Hero" (w/Don Murray and Don Malcolm)
DON MURRAY: UNSUNG HERO
Special Features: Q&A with Don Murray and filmmaker Don Malcolm
Currently featured on TWIN PEAKS as Bushnell Mullins, actor Don Murray has a career spanning back to the early 1950s which includes an Oscar®-nominated role opposite Marilyn Monroe (BUS STOP). Throughout his...
2018_MD_Ellington_18050150AFI -- "Duke Ellington on Film" (w/Harvey G. Cohen)
Duke Ellington on Film: A screening and lecture by Harvey G. Cohen
Jazz great and Washington, DC, native Duke Ellington (1899–1974) made pioneering use of early sound film not only to perform but to promote his status as one of America's great bandleaders. Ellington made his screen debut with the...
2010_MD_Star_Wars_10070322AFI -- "Empire Strikes Back" screening
THE EMPIRE STRIKES BACK
30th Anniversary!
Richer story, more complex themes and decidedly darker than STAR WARS, this sequel is a master class in populist filmmaking done right. Three years after the destruction of the Death Star, the Rebel Alliance is dealt a stunning blow by the evil Empire, and...
2009_MD_Halloween_090627217AFI -- "Every Other Day is Halloween" (w/Count Gore De Vol and C.W. Prather)
Speakers in sequence:
-- Todd Hitchcock (AFI)
-- C.W. Prather
-- Count Gore De Vol
-- Jeff Krulik

MARS and Midsummer Night's Scream II Present:"Every Other Day is Halloween" -- World Premiere!
In person: Director C.W. Prather and Count Gore De Vol.
Post-screening Q&A moderated by Jeff...
2011_MD_Every_Song_111104140AFI -- "Every Song is About Me" (w/Jonás Trueba and Daniel Gascón)
Speakers in sequence:
- Josh Gardner, AFI
- Marta Sanchez, PRAGDA director
- Jonás Trueba, director
- Daniel Gascón, writer
- Panel discussion w/Josh Gardner, Jonás Trueba, and Daniel Gascón

EVERY SONG IS ABOUT ME [Todas las Canciones Hablan de Mi]
Scheduled to appear: writer/director...
2014_MD_Peck_14022280AFI -- "Fatal Assistance" (w/Raoul Peck)
FATAL ASSISTANCE [Assistance mortelle]
Q&A with filmmaker Raoul Peck
In January 2010, an earthquake shook Haiti, killing hundreds of thousands and leaving 1.2 million people homeless. Two years after the world banded together to support the devastated country, filmmaker Raoul Peck set out to discover...
2016_MD_Finding_JosephI_161213104AFI -- "Finding Joseph I" (w/Paul "H.R." Hudson and James Lathos)
FINDING JOSEPH I
Special Features: Q&A with filmmaker James Lathos and Paul "H.R." Hudson
FINDING JOSEPH I chronicles the life and struggles of singer Paul "H.R." Hudson. The charismatic frontman helped pioneer hardcore punk rock with his energetic and explosive performances in the influential group...
2016_MD_Fishing_Bodies_16102459AFI -- "Fishing Bodies" (w/Michele Pennetta via Skype and Swiss-sponsored reception)
FISHING BODIES
Special Features: Q&A and reception to follow, sponsored by the Embassy of Switzerland
Locarno Film Festival series in Washington presents:
FISHING BODIES [PESCATORI DI CORPI]
This debut feature-length documentary from Italian director Michele Pennetta is an intimate portrait of a...
2014_MD_Fishing_14101042AFI -- "Fishing Without Nets" (w/Cutter Hodierne and John Hibey)
FISHING WITHOUT NETS
Sneak preview screening featuring Q&A with filmmaker Cutter Hodierne and writer-producer John Hibey, Oct 9, 7:15.
Q&A with filmmaker Cutter Hodierne, writer-producer John Hibey and producer Raphael Swannat at Oct 10, 7:00 show and Oct 11, 1:30 & 7:00 shows!
Starring Abdiwali...
2015_MD_Force_Majeure_150115194AFI -- "Force Majeure" (w/Ruben Östlund and Erik Hemmendorff) (incl reception)
FORCE MAJEURE aka TOURIST
2014 Oscar® Selection, Sweden
In person: director Ruben Östlund
Picture-perfect Swedes Tomas, Ebba and their two kids are enjoying a pleasant family getaway at a French ski resort, until an avalanche strikes. Although everyone walks away unharmed, Tomas' gut reaction to the...
2014_MD_Miller_14111055AFI -- "Foxcatcher" (w/Bennett Miller)
Wanted to see if you would be available to shoot a Q & A and step and repeat shots of FOXCATCHER director BENNETT MILLER (MONEYBALL, CAPOTE) here on November 10. He’ll be here for a private member screening.
In celebration of the American Film Institute's annual AFI Fest presented by audi, held each...
2015_MD_Count_Gore_150207106AFI -- "Frankenstein Meets the Wolf Man" (w/Count Gore De Vol)
Count Gore De Vol presents
FRANKENSTEIN MEETS THE WOLF MAN
Local legend Count Gore De Vol (Dick Dyszel) returns to present a terrifying film in the spirit of the original broadcasts on CREATURE FEATURE, with interactive intermissions and lots of ghoulish good fun and surprises. FRANKENSTEIN MEETS THE...
2006_MD_Friedkin_06091023AFI -- "French Connection" (w/William Friedkin, George Pelecanos, and Jack Valenti)
Speakers in sequence:
-- Jack Valenti
-- William Friedkin interviewed by George Pelecanos

"The French Connection" with Academy Award winning director William Friedkin and George Pelecanos, presented by AFI Silver and the Washington National Opera, with an introduction by AFI President Jack...
2011_MD_Obscurity_11061087AFI -- "From Here to Obscurity" (w/Travesty Groups)
From Here to Obscurity: Travesty Films/Langley Punks Retrospective
Including 30th Anniversary Screening of HYATTSVILLE HOLIDAY!
Invited guests: all living members of Travesty Group including the original four Langley Punks
You'll laugh. You'll cry. You'll hurl your beer. AFI Silver pays tribute to...
2011_MD_Schoenberger_11081354AFI -- "Furious Love" (w/Nancy Schoenberger)
WHO'S AFRAID OF VIRGINIA WOOLF?
In Person: Sam Kashner and Nancy Schoenberger, authors of "Furious Love: Elizabeth Taylor, Richard Burton, and the Marriage of the Century"
College professor George (Richard Burton) and his blowsy wife, Martha (Elizabeth Taylor, Burton's real-life wife, in an...
2017_MD_Gaslight_17100874AFI -- "Gaslight" (w/panel) for Domestic Violence Awareness Month
GASLIGHT (1944)
Special Features: Post-screening panel discussion on the topic of "gaslighting."
Ingrid Bergman won the first of her three Oscars® for her portrayal of an innocent wife driven mad by a domineering and treacherous husband in George Cukor's Victorian-set psychological thriller. The...
2011_MD_Grease_11021841AFI -- "Grease" Sing-a-Long
GREASE SING-A-LONG -- New "Sing-A-Long" 35mm Print!
"GREASE is bigger than AMERICAN IDOL, badder than HIGH SCHOOL MUSICAL and better than GLEE (I said it!). GREASE is, was and will always be the word." – Sasha Perl-Raver, She Knows Entertainment
Your chills will be multiplyin': the beloved high...
2014_MD_Adichie_14031672AFI -- "Half of a Yellow Sun" (w/Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie)
HALF OF A YELLOW SUN
Q&A and book-signing with Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie
Nigerian-born British playwright Biyi Bandele translates Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie's powerful prize-winning novel of the same name into an emotional drama that gives voice to personal stories of the indignities and atrocities...
2018_MD_Halloween_181027142AFI -- "Halloween" (w/Count Gore De Vol and Wes Johnson)
HALLOWEEN (1978)
Special Features: Show presented by Count Gore De Vol with special co-host Wes Johnson, "The Voice of the Capitals"
40th Anniversary
Genre legend John Carpenter's third feature (which he also co-wrote and scored) ushered in a golden age of American slasher cinema, launched the career...
2011_MD_HMP_11061796AFI -- "Heavy Metal Parking Lot" and "Heavy Metal Picnic" (w/Jeff Krulik and lots of folks)
HEAVY METAL PARKING LOT -- 25th Anniversary!
Invited guests: producers and alumni from both films
In 1986, John Heyn and Jeff Krulik couldn't have imagined that the short film they shot in the parking lot of the Capital Centre before a Judas Priest concert would be heralded as one of the top rock...
2010_MD_HMP_100806147AFI -- "Heavy Metal Picnic" (w/Jeff Krulik and lots of folks)
Speakers in sequence:
-- Jeff Krulik
-- Miscellaneous folks from "Heavy Metal Picnic"

HEAVY METAL PICNIC
Invited Guests: Filmmakers Jeff Krulik and John Heyn, Full Moon Jamboree creator Billy Gordon, Rudy Childs and the Earth Dogs, Asylum featuring Ronnie Kalimon and Dale Flood, and Tito...
2015_MD_HMP_150828206AFI -- "Heavy Metal Picnic" (w/Jeff Krulik, John Heyn, and Billy Gordon)
HEAVY METAL PICNIC
In person: filmmakers Jeff Krulik and John Heyn, co-producer Billy Gordon
30th Anniversary of the original Heavy Metal Picnic!
From the team behind cult hit HEAVY METAL PARKING LOT, this is a celebration of mid-'80s Maryland rock and roll and heavy metal, by those who lived –– and...
2018_MD_Historic_Book_1812151AFI -- "Historic Movie Theaters of Washington, DC" book event w/Pat Padua
Book event with local authors Robert K. Headley and Pat Padua Saturday, December 15, 4:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.
Historic lobby of the AFI Silver Theatre & Cultural Center

Historic Movie Theaters of Washington, DC charts the storied history of motion picture exhibition in the nation's capital. In 1894,...
2013_MD_Count_Gore_130201174AFI -- "House of Frankenstein" (w/Count Gore De Vol)
Count Gore De Vol 40th Anniversary Celebration!
Re-Presenting the Original Creature Feature: HOUSE OF FRANKENSTEIN
In person: Count Gore De Vol
TV personality Dick Dyszel introduced his alter ego Count Gore De Vol on Channel 20's CREATURE FEATURE 40 years ago on February 3, 1973. Dyszel, who already...
2014_MD_Dragon2_14052043AFI -- "How to Train Your Dragon 2" @ Regal Gallery Place Stadium 14
2016_MD_Neill_16070218AFI -- "Hunt for the Wilderpeople" (Skyped interview with Sam Neill)
HUNT FOR THE WILDERPEOPLE featuring Skype interview with Sam Neill
Raised on hip-hop and foster care, defiant city kid Ricky (Julian Dennison) gets a fresh start in the New Zealand countryside. He quickly finds himself at home with his new foster family: loving Aunt Bella, cantankerous Uncle Hec (Sam...
2012_MD_Hyde_Park_12101072AFI -- "Hyde Park on Hudson" (w/Roger Michell)
Seating is limited. RSVP today to reserve your seat!
Silver & adopt films invite you and a guest to a special advance screening of HYDE PARK ON HUDSON with director Roger Michell in person!
In June 1939, President Franklin Delano Roosevelt (Academy Award nominee Bill Murray) and his wife Eleanor...
2013_MD_Illicit_13111727AFI -- "Illicit" (w/Victoria Wilson)
ILLICIT
* Discussion and book signing by Victoria Wilson, author of "A Life of Barbara Stanwyck: Steel-True 1907-1940"
In this pre-Code romance, free-spirited socialite Barbara Stanwyck practically lives with beau James Rennie, and defiantly doesn't care about marriage; however, his family does,...
2006_MD_Jewison_06021020AFI -- "In The Heat of the Night" (w/Norman Jewison)
Speakers:
-- Norman Jewison interviewed by Juan Williams

This event featured a live interview with director Norman Jewison, conducted by Juan Williams (senior NPR correspondent and Fox newsman). Canadian-born Norman Jewison has directed more than 20 feature films, garnering a remarkable 46 Oscar...
2015_MD_Polar_Bear_15061126AFI -- "Infinitely Polar Bear" (w/Maya Forbes)
Advance screening of "Infinitely Polar Bear" w/director Maya Forbes
2015_MD_Iraqi_Odyssey_15110690AFI -- "Iraqi Odyssey" (w/Samir) (incl reception)
Q&A with filmmaker Samir, followed by post-screening reception sponsored by the Embassy of Switzerland.
Tracing the emigrations of his family over more than half a century, acclaimed expatriate Iraqi filmmaker Samir’s riveting documentary epic pays moving homage to the frustrated democratic dreams of a...
2011_MD_Gentil_11101152AFI -- "Jean Gentil" (w/Israel Cárdenas & Laura Amelia Guzmán)
JEAN GENTILL In Person: filmmakers Israel Cárdenas & Laura Amelia Guzmán on Oct 11!
Jean is an educated and devout man, forced like many others to leave Haiti to look for work in the Dominican Republic. Having failed to find work in Santo Domingo, he sets out into the incredibly lush countryside, only...
2013_MD_JC_Superstar_131102142AFI -- "Jesus Christ Superstar" (w/Ted Neeley and Barry Dennen)
JESUS CHRIST SUPERSTAR
In person: actors Ted Neeley and Barry Dennen!
New 2K digital restoration for the film's 40th anniversary!
JESUS CHRIST SUPERSTAR, the bold interpretation of the hit rock opera and Broadway smash from Tim Rice and Andrew Lloyd Webber, tells the story of Christ's (Ted Neeley)...
2013_MD_JFK_Drums_13113040AFI -- "John F. Kennedy: Years of Lightning, Day of Drums" (w/George Stevens Jr.)
JOHN F. KENNEDY: YEARS OF LIGHTNING, DAY OF DRUMS
In person: George Stevens, Jr.

This 1964 film, produced by the United States Information Agency (USIA), chronicles the 1,000 days of the Kennedy Administration, documenting accomplishments in the areas of foreign policy, the space race and civil...
2018_MD_Josiah_180810191AFI -- "Josiah" (w/Jared Brock, Catherine Leggett, Jamie Kuhns, Dennis Green and Anthony Cohen)
JOSIAH
Film screening followed by Q&A with filmmaker Jared Brock, First Lady of Montgomery County Catherine Leggett, Montgomery Parks historian Jamie Kuhns and Josiah Henson descendant Dennis Green, moderated by historian Anthony Cohen, Founder/Director of the Menare Foundation. After the screening,...
2007_MD_Greek_07110873AFI -- "Journey: The Greek-American Dream" (w/Maria Iliou, Paul Sarbanes, George Pelecanos)
Speakers in sequence:
-- Murray Horwitz (AFI Director),
-- Maria Iliou (maybe),
-- Alexandros P. Mallias (the Greek ambassador to the United States),
-- Paul Sarbanes,
-- ??? (again)
-- ???
-- George Pelecanos,
-- ???

Director Maria Iliou and Special Guests Former Senator Paul...
2018_MD_Julia_18110649AFI -- "Julia Ist" (w/Marta Cruañas)
JÚLIA IST
Special Features: Q&A with producer/screenwriter Marta Cruañas
Júlia (director Elena Martín) is an architecture student from Barcelona who decides to embark on a student exchange year in Berlin. This is how, without much consideration and driven by her inertia, Júlia leaves her parents' home...
2014_MD_Keepin_On_14101051AFI -- "Keep On Keepin' On" (w/Alan Hicks and Justin Kauflin)
KEEP ON KEEPIN' ON
Q&A with filmmaker Alan Hicks and piano performance by Justin Kauflin at the following screenings:
Starring Clark Terry, Justin Kauflin, Quincy Jones, Gwen Terry and Candy
Official Selection, 2014 AFI Docs, Tribeca, Hotdocs, Seattle, Newport Beach Film Festivals
Shot over the...
2016_MD_King_Kong_160409111AFI -- "King Kong" (w/Count Gore De Vol)
KING KONG (1933)
Special Features: Presented by Count Gore De Vol
In the spirit of the original CREATURE FEATURE broadcasts, local legend Count Gore De Vol (Dick Dyszel) presents the greatest monster movie of them all: KING KONG. Explorer Robert Armstrong and his crew, including delectable scream...
2009_MD_King_09011910AFI -- "King: A Filmed Record" Screening for MLK Day
Speaker:
-- Murray Horwitz (AFI Director)

Annual Martin Luther King, Jr. Day Celebration: KING: A FILMED RECORD... MONTGOMERY TO MEMPHIS
A riveting compilation of documentary footage of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., from the Montgomery bus boycott to the "I Have a Dream" speech at the Lincoln...
2013_MD_Zeppelin_130830111AFI -- "Led Zeppelin Played Here" (w/Jeff Krulik)
AFI Silver's Mid-Atlantic Regional Showcase (MARS) celebrates noteworthy filmmaking from the mid-Atlantic region, featuring both locally made films and the work of filmmakers with local ties.

LED ZEPPELIN PLAYED HERE
In person: filmmaker Jeff Krulik
Premiere of feature-length cut!

1969. Man...
2019_MD_Zeppelin_19012077AFI -- "Led Zeppelin Played Here" (w/Jeff Krulik)
LED ZEPPELIN PLAYED HERE Special Features: In person: filmmaker Jeff Krulik 50th anniversary of the legendary Led Zeppelin show at Wheaton Youth Center 1969. Man lands on the moon. Half a million strong at Woodstock. SESAME STREET debuts…. and Led Zeppelin perform in the gym of the Wheaton Youth Center...
2013_MD_Disco_Dan_130223164AFI -- "Legend of Cool Disco Dan" (w/Joseph Pattisall, Roger Gastman, Iley Brown, Caleb Neelon, and Henry Rollins)
THE LEGEND OF COOL "DISCO" DAN
World Premiere!
In person: filmmakers Joseph Pattisall, Roger Gastman, Iley Brown, Caleb Neelon and narrator Henry Rollins (Feb 23 shows);
Joseph Pattisall and Roger Gastman (March 1 shows)
Discover the "other" Washington of the 1980s through the story of legendary...
2013_MD_Disco_Dan_13101971AFI -- "Legend of Cool Disco Dan" (w/Roger Gastman, Joseph Pattisall, Iley Brown, and Cool "Disco" Dan)
THE LEGEND OF COOL "DISCO" DAN
Special appearance & signing by Cool "Disco" Dan (5:15 shows only)!
Filmmakers Roger Gastman, Joseph Pattisall & Iley Brown will introduce the film each night, and host post-screening Q&As featuring surprise guests!
Free signed posters, click event poster (right) for...
2016_MD_Miller_16050139AFI -- "Maggie's Plan" (w/Rebecca Miller)
AFI members at the two-star level and above are invited to an advance screening of MAGGIE'S PLAN
Q&A with director Rebecca Miller will follow the film.
2009_MD_Landscapes_09101357AFI -- "Manufactured Landscapes" (w/Jennifer Baichwal and Edward Burtynsky)
Speakers in sequence:
-- Jos Williams (AFL-CIO),
-- Presentation of shirts with Jos Williams, Jennifer Baichwal, Todd Hitchcock (AFI), Mark Dudzic (AFL-CIO), and Chris Garlock (AFL-CIO and Dir. Of Labor FilmFest DC)
-- Jennifer Baichwal
-- Panel with Chris Garlock, Edward Burtynsky, and...
2011_MD_Dancer_11041267AFI -- "Mao's Last Dancer" (w/Li Cunxin)
Silver Theater and Fox invite you and a guest to a special screening with Li Cunxin to celebrate the DVD Release of Mao's Last Dancer.
MAO'S LAST DANCER weaves a moving tale about the quest for freedom and the courage it takes to live your own life. The film poignantly captures the struggles and...
2011_MD_Match_King_11050734AFI -- "Match King" (w/Larry Smith)
Library of Congress Showcase:
AFI Silver is proud to present two films recently preserved from the original camera negatives by the Library of Congress Packard Campus for Audio Visual Conservation in Culpeper, Virginia, along with the documentary THESE AMAZING SHADOWS, which recently premiered at the...
2010_MD_Uke_100519105AFI -- "Mighty Uke" (w/James Hill, Tony Coleman & Margaret Meagher)
Speakers in sequence:
-- Lori Donnelly (AFI)
-- Tony Coleman
-- Performance by James Hill

MIGHTY UKE:
In Person: Ukulele sensation James Hill!
Think of a ukulele and you probably imagine grass skirts, slide guitar and kitschy lyrics, but far from being just a Hawaiian novelty instrument, the...
2015_MD_Mistress_America_150726128AFI -- "Mistress America" (w/Greta Gerwig and Lola Kirke)
AFI members at the two-star level and above are invited to a free advance screening of
MISTRESS AMERICA
Q&A with stars Greta Gerwig and Lola Kirke will follow the screening.
2018_MD_Moynihan_18102266AFI -- "Moynihan" (w/Joseph Dorman and Toby Perl Freilich)
MOYNIHAN
Special Features: Q&A with directors Joseph Dorman & Toby Perl Freilich.
"Everyone is entitled to his own opinion — but not to his own facts." – politician, sociologist and diplomat Daniel Patrick Moynihan (1927–2003). His aristocratic demeanor and Harvard polish belied Moynihan's...
2014_MD_Wiseman_14111452AFI -- "National Gallery" (w/Frederick Wiseman)
NATIONAL GALLERY Q&A with filmmaker Frederick Wiseman
Opening November 14 for a one-week engagement!
Washington, DC-area exclusive!
London's National Gallery, one of the world's foremost art institutions, is itself portrayed as a brilliant work of art in this, Frederick Wiseman's 39th documentary and...
2010_MD_Iverson_10032962AFI -- "No Crossover: The Trial of Allen Iverson" (w/Steve James and panel)
Speakers in sequence:
-- Sky Sitney (AFI/Silverdocs)
-- Steve James
-- Panel with Steve James, Mike Wise, and Kevin Blackistone

AFI/Discovery Channel SilverDocs Presents: NO CROSSOVER: THE TRIAL OF ALLEN IVERSON
Directed by Steve James (HOOP DREAMS)
In Person: Director Steve James
A...
2013_MD_Notebook_13111766AFI -- "Notebook" (w/János Szász and Piroska Molnár)
You and a guest are invited to the Washington, DC Premiere of THE NOTEBOOK [A Nagy Füzet/Le Grand Cahier]
with director János Szász and actress Piroska Molnár in person!
Winner, Grand Prix Crystal Globe
2013 Karlovy Vary International Film Festival Official Selection, Hungary
Best Foreign Language...
2016_MD_Nuts_16070273AFI -- "Nuts!" (w/Penny Lane)
NUTS! (2016)
Special Features: Q&A with filmmaker Penny Lane at the 8:00 show on July 2!
Inventive and wildly fun, NUTS! recounts the unbelievable true story of John Romulus Brinkley, a Kansas doctor who discovered in 1917 that he could cure impotence by transplanting goat testicles into men. From...
2010_MD_Flesh_100820163AFI -- "Of Flesh and Blood" (w/Jeff Krulik, Jeff Mentges, Al Breon, and lots of folks)
Speakers in sequence:
-- Jeff Krulik
-- Miscellaneous folks from "Of Flesh and Blood"

OF FLESH AND BLOOD
20th Anniversary Screening!
In Person: Director Jeff Mentges plus the entire cast and crew, including Al Breon, Dick Bangham, Steve Lorber, Joe Sasfy, Jeanne Keskinen, Jeff Sacks, Dave...
2008_MD_Forman_08081975AFI -- "One Flew Over The Cuckoo's Nest" (w/Miloš Forman)
Speakers in sequence:
-- Murray Horwitz (AFI Director),
-- Todd Hitchcock (AFI) interviewing Miloš Forman

In Person August 19: Miloš Forman at the showing of "One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest".
One of Forman's most acclaimed films, this adaptation of Ken Kesey's widely-read anti-establishment...
2015_MD_Merchant_15111833AFI -- "Paradise is There: A Memoir by Natalie Merchant" (w/Natalie Merchant)
PARADISE IS THERE: A MEMOIR BY NATALIE MERCHANT
Q&A with Natalie Merchant
Singer-songwriter Natalie Merchant released “Tigerlily” 20 years ago. The album went on to sell 5 million copies and touched countless numbers of fans. Now she has re-recorded the album and uses the opportunity to tell her...
2019_08_24H1_Paradise82AFI -- "Phantom of the Paradise" w/shadowcast by Bloody Mayhem Theatrical, featuring members of Guerrilla Theatre Front
Phantom Of The Paradise
Special Features: Pre-show cabaret & live shadowcast during the screening by Bloody Mayhem Theatrical, featuring members of Guerrilla Theatre Front!
45th Anniversary
Baltimore-based performers Bloody Mayhem Theatrical return to the AFI Silver to present an encore screening of... (Partially reviewed)
2018_MD_Phantom_Thread_18011311AFI -- "Phantom Thread" w/Souvenir Programs
Phantom Thread in 70mm
Special Features: Limited time only: exclusive 70mm engagement! Souvenir programs available while supplies last.
Two Golden Globe nominations: Best Actor, Drama, and Best Original Score
Surrounded by the glamour of 1950s London, renowned dressmaker Reynolds Woodcock (Daniel...
2014_MD_Ping_Pong_140606118AFI -- "Ping Pong Summer" (w/Michael Tully)
PING PONG SUMMER:
In person: writer-director Michael Tully at the 7:30 screening on June 6!
Washington, DC-area exclusive!
Starring Susan Sarandon, Lea Thompson, John Hannah, Amy Sedaris, Judah Friedlander, Marcello Conte, Myle Massey, Emmi Shockley, Helena Mae Seabrook, Joseph McCaughtry and Andy...
2009_MD_Pleasure_09121144AFI -- "Pleasure At Her Majesty's" (w/Martin Lewis and Richard Harrington)
Speakers in sequence:
-- Todd Hitchcock (AFI)
-- Martin Lewis
-- Richard Harrington

In Person: Q&A between films with "Secret Policeman's Ball" co-creator/producer Martin Lewis and music critic/cultural writer Richard Harrington:
PLEASURE AT HER MAJESTY'S:
The first Amnesty International...
2012_MD_Political_12110363AFI -- "Political Advertisement" (w/Marshall Reese)
POLITICAL ADVERTISEMENT
In person: director Marshall Reese
In 1984, media artists Antoni Muntadas and Marshall Reese exhibited a selection of television ads from the U.S. presidential campaigns, from Eisenhower in the 1950s to that year's Reagan-Mondale contest. Every four years, they added the most...
2011_MD_Lebowitz_11051248AFI -- "Public Speaking" (w/Fran Lebowitz)
PUBLIC SPEAKING: In Person: author Fran Lebowitz!
"Enormously enjoyable and perceptive. ... Perfectly captures the pleasure Lebowitz takes in observing the world while subtly revealing the crippling dimensions of perfectionism, the outsize ego it requires to achieve a certain kind of creative failure."...
2016_MD_Purple_Rain_16042878AFI -- "Purple Rain" (Prince tribute w/DJ Lance Reynolds)
PURPLE RAIN
Special Features: Pre-show DJ set of Prince music by DJ Lance Reynolds. DJ set begins at 6:45 for the 7:20 show; DJ set begins at 9:20 for the 9:45 show.
Powered by a landmark Grammy®-winning soundtrack album and an Oscar®-winning score, PURPLE RAIN showcases Prince in the prime of his...
2016_MD_Raiders_16061624AFI -- "Raiders! The Story of the Greatest Fan Film Ever Made"
RAIDERS!: THE STORY OF THE GREATEST FAN FILM EVER MADE
Special Features: Q&A with Chris Strompolos and Eric Zala, makers of the fan film, following the special double feature on Thu Jun 16
This is the true, decades-spanning tale of the greatest fan film ever made. After Steven Spielberg's classic...
2011_MD_Callan_11061254AFI -- "Robert Redford: The Biography" (w/Michael Feeney Callan)
BUTCH CASSIDY AND THE SUNDANCE KID
In Person: Michael Feeney Callan, author of Robert Redford: The Biography, will host a post-screening Q&A. Following the show, he will sign copies of his book in the lobby.
A box office smash as well as the recipient of seven Academy Award nominations, Paul Newman is...
2012_MD_Royal_Affair_1210284AFI -- "Royal Affair" screening
AFI/Silver & Magnolia Pictures invite you and a guest to a special advance screening of
A ROYAL AFFAIR
Winner, Silver Bear -- 2012 Berlin International Film Festival
Official Selection, Denmark --- Best Foreign Language Film Oscar®
with director Nikolaj Arcel and writer Rasmus Heisterberg in person!...
2014_MD_Salad_Days_14121962AFI -- "Salad Days" (w/Scott Crawford and Jim Saah)
SALAD DAYS: A DECADE OF PUNK IN WASHINGTON, DC (1980-1990)
Washington, DC, area premiere!
*In person: filmmaker Scott Crawford and producer Jim Saah at all shows Dec. 19 & 21
This documentary film examines the early DIY punk scene in the nation's capital. It was a decade when seminal bands like Bad...
2009_MD_SPBall_09120781AFI -- "Secret Policeman's Ball" Anniversary Reception and Screening
Speakers in sequence:
-- Todd Hitchcock (AFI)
-- Martin Lewis
-- Larry Cox
2010_MD_DBT_100228173AFI -- "Secret to a Happy Ending" (w/Barr Weissman and Drive-By Truckers)
Speakers in sequence:
-- Todd Hitchcock (AFI)
-- Barr Weissman
-- Panel with Brooks Boliek (moderator), Barr Weissman, Bryant Simon, Geoffrey Himes, Mike Cooley, Patterson Hood, and Brad Morgan

MARS: Mid-Atlantic Regional Showcase presents: THE SECRET TO A HAPPY ENDING
A documentary about the...
2013_MD_Secretariat_130514211AFI -- "Secretariat's Jockey Ron Turcotte" (w/Ron Turcotte and Penny Chenery) -- Screening and panels
"In The Gate: Secretariat's 40th Anniversary"
SECRETARIAT'S JOCKEY RON TURCOTTE
In person: Secretariat owner Penny Chenery and jockey Ron Turcotte
Secretariat's legendary jockey Ron Turcotte is one of the few champions to have won the prestigious American Triple Crown. This is the remarkable story of...
2012_MD_Secretariat_12051293AFI -- "Secretariat" (w/Ron Turcotte)
SECRETARIAT
In Person: Secretariat's jockey Ron Turcotte
Behind every legend lies an impossible dream. Witness the spectacular journey of an incredible horse named Secretariat and the moving story of his unlikely owner, Penny Chenery (Diane Lane), a Virginia housewife who risked everything to make...
2014_MD_Stevens_14051825AFI -- "Separate But Equal" (w/George Stevens Jr.)
SEPARATE BUT EQUAL:
May 17 marks the 60th anniversary of the Supreme Court's landmark Brown v. Board of Education decision, which struck down segregation in the classroom and was a major victory for the Civil Rights movement. AFI Founding Director George Stevens, Jr., wrote, directed and produced the...
2012_MD_Sister_12100363AFI -- "Sister" (w/Ursula Meier and Kacey Mottet Klein)
Silver & adopt films invite you and a guest to a special advance screening of SISTER
Winner, Silver Bear
2012 Berlin International Film Festival
Official Swiss Selection
Best Foreign Language Film Oscar®
with director Ursula Meier and actor Kacey Mottet Klein in person!
SISTER
Simon (Kacey...
2014_MD_Star_Wars_14083177AFI -- "Star Wars: Episode IV -- A New Hope" w/stormtroopers
STAR WARS: EPISODE IV – A NEW HOPE
A long time ago, in a galaxy, far, far away... Alec Guinness earned a Best Supporting Actor Oscar® nomination for his iconic turn as Jedi knight Obi-Wan Kenobi, lending his veteran screen presence to the cast of young unknowns in George Lucas' history-making,...
2010_MD_Stone_10100450AFI -- "Stone" (w/Ed Norton)
Speakers in sequence:
-- Tiffany Graham-Golden (AFI)
-- Nell Minow
-- Ed Norton

AFI/Silver Theatre and Cultural Center and Overture Films invite you and a guest to a special Advance Screening of STONE with Academy Award Nominee Ed Norton in person!

STONE:
A seasoned corrections official...
2008_MD_Granger_08102550AFI -- "Strangers on a Train" (w/Farley Granger)
Speakers in sequence:
-- Lori Donnelly (AFI)
-- Foster Hirsch,
-- Murray Horwitz (AFI Director),
-- Foster Hirsch interviewing Garley Granger,
-- Murray Horwitz (again)

Star of stage and screen Farley Granger will appear at the Saturday, October 25 screening of STRANGERS ON A TRAIN--one of...
2016_MD_Sweaty_Betty_160104135AFI -- "Sweaty Betty" (w/Zachary Reed, Rico Mitchell, Seth Dubose and Floyd Rich III)
SWEATY BETTY
Q&A with filmmaker Zachary Reed and stars Rico Mitchell, Seth Dubose and Floyd Rich III
Washington, DC-area premiere!
A rough-and-tumble portrait of a couple of hustlers in Hyattsville, Maryland, this festival favorite is the debut of local filmmakers Joe Frank and Zachary Reed. Floyd...
2014_MD_Lancaster_14060738AFI -- "Swimmer" (w/Joanna Lancaster)
THE SWIMMER
Middle-aged ad man Ned Merrill (Burt Lancaster) gets the notion that he can pool hop across his wealthy suburban Connecticut neighbors' expansive yards and swim all the way home to his own split-level. But Ned's concept of home, his own self-image and the whereabouts of his loving wife and...
2016_MD_Bogawa_16041568AFI -- "Taken By Storm" (w/Roddy Bogawa)
TAKEN BY STORM
Special Features: Q&A with director Roddy Bogawa!
TAKEN BY STORM: THE ART OF STORM THORGERSON AND HIPGNOSIS
This is a documentary portrait of graphic designer Storm Thorgerson, famous for his visionary album cover artwork for design outfit Hipgnosis. A childhood friend of members of...
2013_MD_Lakew_13070341AFI -- "The Athlete" (w/Rasselas Lakew)
THE ATHLETE [Atletu]
In person: writer/director/star Rasselas Lakew
Running the streets of Rome in 1960, an unknown, barefoot Ethiopian man stunned the world by winning Olympic gold in the marathon—the first black African to do so. But the Olympic glory was only the beginning of the fascinating life...
2018_MD_Lebowski_18030980AFI -- "The Big Lebowski" 20th Anniversary w/costume contest
The Big Lebowski 20th Anniversary
Pre-show costume contest on Friday, March 9!
Dress as your favorite character from the film for a chance to win prizes
White Russians available at the cafe all weekend for patrons 21+
"The Dude abides." A case of mistaken identity embroils slacker Jeff "the Dude"...
2018_MD_Sarcofiguy_18082563AFI -- "The Black Cat" and "Re-Animator" (w/Doctor Sarcofiguy and Arch Campbell)
DOCTOR SARCOFIGUY!!!! is back with another creepy double feature! The Black Cat 1934 followed by Re-Animator

The Black Cat (1934 film) Boris Karloff/Bela Lugosi
This classic Edgar Allen Poe adaptation stars horror icons Boris Karloff (FRANKENSTEIN) and Bela Lugosi (DRACULA) in their first cinematic...
2016_MD_Clan_16032567AFI -- "The Clan" (incl reception)
THE CLAN opening w/ post-screening reception hosted by the Embassy of Argentina!
Directed by Argentinian auteur filmmaker Pablo Trapero (CARANCHO, WHITE ELEPHANT), The Clan tells the true story of a middle-class family pulled into a world of kidnapping, ransom and murder by the family’s patriarch. On...
2009_MD_Surgeon_09040227AFI -- "The English Surgeon" (w/Geoffrey Smith)
Speakers in sequence:
-- Sky Sitney (AFI/Silverdocs)
-- Geoffrey Smith

The English Surgeon:
In Person: Director Geoffrey Smith (interviewed by Sky Sitney)
Winner, Best International Feature Documentary, SILVERDOCS 2008
British neurosurgeon Henry Marsh resides in South London and has a...
2009_MD_Branching_091114117AFI -- "The House of Branching Love" (w/Elina Knihtilä & Anna Easteden)
Speakers:
-- Elina Knihtilä & Anna Easteden interviewed by Todd Hitchcock (AFI)

The House of Branching Love [Haarautuvan Rakkauden Talo]:
In Person: Actresses Elina Knihtilä & Anna Easteden; post-screening reception courtesy of the Embassy of Finland.
A hit in Finland, Mika Kaurismaeki's latest...
2011_MD_Housemaid_11050776AFI -- "The Housemaid" (w/Im Sang-soo)
THE HOUSEMAID: In Person: director Im Sang-soo
In Im Sang-soo's reimagining of Kim Ki-young's 1960 classic (which is playing on May 15 at the Freer), a new live-in maid becomes the catalyst for an escalating war of wills between an imperious, wine-swilling husband and his materialistic, pregnant wife....
2010_MD_Joneses_10041349AFI -- "The Joneses" (w/Derrick Borte)
Speakers in sequence:
-- Tiffany Graham-Golden (AFI)
-- Derrick Borte

This was an advance preview for the new film "The Joneses" with the writer and director Derrick Borte.
Demi Moore and David Duchovny star as a seemingly perfect couple who, along with their equally perfect teenagers -- Amber...
2013_MD_Beagle_13081287AFI -- "The Last Unicorn" (w/Peter S. Beagle)
THE LAST UNICORN
In person: author Peter S. Beagle at the August 12 show!
Based on Peter S. Beagle's beloved book, this sophisticated fairy tale was produced by animation innovators Rankin Bass (RUDOLPH, THE RED-NOSED REINDEER, 1977's THE HOBBIT). Fearing she's the last of her kind, unicorn Amalthea...
2018_MD_Recy_Taylor_18040939AFI -- "The Rape of Recy Taylor" (w/panel) for Domestic Violence Awareness Month
One Night Only: The Rape of Recy Taylor w/ discussion
While accepting the Cecil B. DeMille Award at February's Golden Globe ceremony, Oprah Winfrey invoked the name of Recy Taylor, a woman who 74 years ago, as a young black mother and sharecropper in rural Alabama, boldly stood against the systemic...
2010_MD_Room_100611115AFI -- "The Room" (w/Tommy Wiseau)
Speakers in sequence:
-- Adrian Spencer (AFI)
-- Tommy Wiseau

The Room:
Newly expanded run, due to overwhelming demand: June 11-13!
In Person: Director, writer, producer and star Tommy Wiseau at every screening!
2004 Miami Film Festival Audience Award Best Feature Film
Following sold-out...
2013_MD_Sapphires_13030569AFI -- "The Sapphires" (w/Wayne Blair)
Advance Screening For Two-Star Members And Higher!
Silver & The Weinstein Company invite you and a guest to a special advance screening of
THE SAPPHIRES
with director Wayne Blair in person!
THE SAPPHIRES is an inspirational tale set in the heady days of the late '60s, about a quartet of young,...
2013_MD_Frankel_13070673AFI -- "The Searchers" (w/Glenn Frankel)
THE SEARCHERS
In person: Glenn Frankel, author of "The Searchers: The Making of an American Legend"
THE SEARCHERS is perhaps John Ford's greatest film, and frequently cited as among the greatest films of all time. Along with RED RIVER, John Wayne's performance here ranks as his most complex, combining...
2019_06_14H3_Serengeti18AFI -- "The Serengeti Rules" (w/Sean B. Carroll)
SERENGETI RULES, THE
Special Features: ... (Partially reviewed)
2011_MD_Way_111001196AFI -- "This Way" (w/Emilio Estevez and Martin Sheen)
AFI Silver Theatre hosts a special screening of THE WAY (Runtime 115 min). THE WAY was directed and written by Emilio Estevez, and he stars in the film alongside Martin Sheen. Both Estevez and Sheen will participate in a Q & A following the film. George Greenia, Professor of Hispanic Studies at William...
2010_MD_Dollar_100412137AFI -- "To Catch A Dollar" (w/Muhammad Yunus and Gayle Ferraro)
Speakers in sequence:
-- Sky Sitney (AFI/Silverdocs)
-- Gayle Ferraro and Muhammad Yunus

"To Catch a Dollar: Muhammad Yunus Banks on America":
In Person: Nobel Peace Prize Winner Muhammad Yunus and director Gayle Ferraro!
Professor Muhammad Yunus never wanted to be a banker and he certainly...
2009_MD_Trouble_09020392AFI -- "Trouble the Water" (w/Carl Deal)
Speakers in sequence:
-- Matt Boratenski (AFI Education Program Coordinator)
-- Carl Deal
-- Panel with Amy King (formerly of AFI, now of the US Green Building Council), Mack McClendon (Lower 9th Ward Village), Pam Dashiell (Lower 9th Ward Center for Sustainable Engagement & Development, now...
2011_MD_Trust_110324110AFI -- "Trust" (w/David Schwimmer, Donna Rice Hughes, Hemanshu (Hemu) Nigam, and Jane Silk)
TRUST
Opens in Washington, DC on Friday, April 15

Safe and sound in their suburban home, Will and Lynn Cameron used to sleep well at night, trusting their children were protected. Will, in particular, was comforted by the fact that he and Lynn raised three bright children, and that once the doors...
2017_MD_Tyrus_170621117AFI -- "Tyrus" (w/Pamela Tom and Gwen Wynne)
Tyrus Screening + Q & A with director Pamela Tom and producer Gwen Wynne
IN MEMORIAM: Tyrus Wong (1910–2016)
When former Disney animator and painter Tyrus Wong died in December 2016 at 106, obituaries told of a man whose life reads like an epic of the 20th century. From his birth in China in 1910 to a...
2018_MD_Vice_1812241AFI -- "Vice" preview screening
2017_MD_Giordano_170624297AFI -- "Vince Giordano: There's a Future in the Past" (w/Vince Giordano, Amber Edwards, and Rob Bamberger) and concert
VINCE GIORDANO: THERE'S A FUTURE IN THE PAST
Special Features: Post-screening Q&A with Vince Giordano and filmmaker Amber Edwards, moderated by NPR's Rob Bamberger, plus live musical performance by Vince Giordano and the Nighthawks
Vince Giordano is responsible for the period music in Todd Haynes'...
2011_MD_Viva_11060739AFI -- "Viva Riva!" (w/Djo Tunda Wa Munga)
VIVA RIVA
with director Djo Tunda Wa Munga in person!
Riva is a small time operator who has just returned to his hometown of Kinshasa, Congo after a decade away with a major score: a fortune in hijacked gasoline. With wads of cash in hand and out for a good time, Riva is soon entranced by beautiful...
2016_MD_Wall_Writers_160219261AFI -- "Wall Writers" (w/Roger Gastman, Taki 183, Mike 171, etc)
WALL WRITERS: GRAFFITI IN ITS INNOCENCE
Special Features: Book event and Q&A with director Roger Gastman and graffiti artists Taki 183, Mike 171, SJK 171, Lewis and more!
Before Banksy was a household name, a group of pioneers started an artistic revolution that would change the urban landscape...
2004_MD_Disney_0405238AFI -- "Walt Disney Treasures – On The Front Lines" (w/John Canemaker)
Speakers:
-- John Canemaker and Dave Bossert.

This was my first-ever event at the AFI/Silver theatre which had opened the previous year. The event featured film from the new Walt Disney Treasures disc "On The Front Lines". It included a feature "Victory Through Air Power" and some other smaller...
2013_MD_Mickle_13092535AFI -- "We Are What We Are" (w/Jim Mickle)
You and a guest are invited to a special advance screening of "We Are What We Are" with director Jim Mickle!
In WE ARE WHAT WE ARE, a seemingly wholesome and benevolent family, the Parkers have always kept to themselves, and for good reason. Behind closed doors, patriarch Frank (Bill Sage, BOARDWALK...
2015_MD_Sauper_15082099AFI -- "We Come As Friends" (w/Hubert Sauper) w/Ann Hornaday
Academy Award®-nominated director Hubert Sauper’s WE COME AS FRIENDS is a modern odyssey – a dizzying, science fiction-like journey into the heart of Africa. At the moment when the Sudan, the continent’s biggest country, is being divided into two nations, an old “civilizing” pathology re-emerges – that...
2015_MD_Sauper_150821118AFI -- "We Come As Friends" (w/Hubert Sauper) w/Lindsey Hutchison
Academy Award®-nominated director Hubert Sauper’s WE COME AS FRIENDS is a modern odyssey – a dizzying, science fiction-like journey into the heart of Africa. At the moment when the Sudan, the continent’s biggest country, is being divided into two nations, an old “civilizing” pathology re-emerges – that...
2009_MD_Wounded_Knee_09020235AFI -- "We Shall Remain" (w/Stanley Nelson)
Speakers in sequence:
-- Stanley Nelson
-- Sky Sitney (AFI/Silverdocs)

We Shall Remain: From the award-winning PBS series American Experience comes "We Shall Remain," a provocative, multimedia project that establishes Native history as an essential part of American history. On February 27, 1973,...
2017_MD_Weirdos_17070760AFI -- "Weirdos" (w/Bruce McDonald)
Weirdos (2016)
Special Features: Q&A with filmmaker Bruce McDonald
Renowned director Bruce McDonald (HARD CORE LOGO, PONTY POOL) — a key figure in Canadian film for over three decades — returns with this offbeat and endearing coming-of-age story about teenagers in small-town Nova Scotia in 1976. As...
2016_MD_When_Kings_16081923AFI -- "When We Were King" (Silver Screens on Veterans Plaza)
Silver Screens on Veterans Plaza:
AFI Silver is excited to announce the launch of a FREE outdoor film series in downtown Silver Spring! Silver Screens is presented by AFI Silver Theatre and Cultural Center and Montgomery County Councilmember Tom Hucker, with support from the Montgomery County...
2015_MD_Baumbach_1503253AFI -- "While We're Young" (w/Noah Baumbach)
AFI members at the two-star level and above are invited to a free advance screening of While We're Young
Noah Baumbach has been a leading voice in American independent film for two full decades. To commemorate the release of his latest film, WHILE WE'RE YOUNG, AFI Silver presents the mini-retrospective...
2013_MD_White_Reindeer_131226105AFI -- "White Reindeer" (w/Zach Clark and Daryl Pittman)
MARS Presents: WHITE REINDEER
In person: director Zach Clark and cinematographer Daryl Pittman
Official Selection, 2013 SXSW Film Festival
"An instant holiday season counterclassic." –The New Yorker
"A cool, kinky tale of sudden bereavement, sexual adventure and hard-won hope." –The New York...
2006_MD_Wexler_06032829AFI -- "Who Needs Sleep?" (w/Haskell Wexler)
Speakers:
-- Panel w/???, ???, Haskell Wexler, and Susan Blumenthal

Silverdoc's "DOCS Rx: A World of Documentary on Global Health" program kicks off with the Washington, DC Premiere of Haskell Wexler's "Who Needs Sleep?" Disturbed by the preventable death of a co-worker, filmmaker Haskell Wexler...
2017_MD_Wicker_Man_17040176AFI -- "Wicker Man" (w/Dr. Sarcofiguy)
WICKER MAN, THE (1973)
Special Features: Presented by Dr. Sarcofiguy!
A remote Scottish isle inhabited by neo-pagans practicing fertility rites and sexual magic provides the setting for one of the coolest, creepiest cult classics from the 1970s, written by Tony Award® winner Anthony Shaffer (SLEUTH)....
2012_MD_Wrinkles_12111876AFI -- "Wrinkles" (w/Paco Roca)
WRINKLES [Arrugas]
In person: graphic novelist Paco Roca at both shows!
Filmmaker Ignacio Ferreras brings Paco Roca's award-winning graphic novel to the big screen in this exquisitely rendered animated film, a moving story of friendship and loss. Suffering from the early stages of Alzheimer's, Emilio...
2017_MD_Farthest_17100844AFI --"Farthest" (w/John Rubin and Tom Krimigis) for Parkland Middle School
THE FARTHEST tells the captivating tales of the people and events behind one of humanity’s greatest achievements in exploration: NASA’s Voyager mission, which celebrates its 40th anniversary this August. The twin spacecraft—each with less computing power than a cell phone—used slingshot trajectories to...
2019_04_30A1_Thug223AFI and PEN/Faulkner Foundation's Literary Conversations -- "The Hate U Give" w/Angie Thomas, Russell Hornsby, and Ramunda Young
Literature on Screen: THE HATE U GIVE
Special Features: Discussion with author Angie Thomas and actor Russell Hornsby, moderated by Ramunda Young, MahoganyBooks. With select clips from the film THE HATE U GIVE. Copies of Thomas' novel "The Hate U Give" available for sale and signing.
Author Angie... (Partially reviewed)
2019_05_29E1_Presidents249AFI and Washington Monthly -- Fourth Estate Film Series -- "All the President's Men" (w/Bob Woodward and Paul Glastris)
ALL THE PRESIDENT'S MEN
Special Features: Intro by Washington Monthly digital editor Eric Cortellessa. Post-screening Q&A with Washington Monthly editor in chief Paul Glastris and legendary journalist Bob Woodward
"Follow the money." Deep Throat's admonition has guided whistleblowers and reporters... (Partially reviewed)
2019_06_05A1_Broadcast_News213AFI and Washington Monthly -- Fourth Estate Film Series -- "Broadcast News" (w/James L. Brooks and Jane Mayer)
BROADCAST NEWS
Special Features: Panel discussion with Academy Award®-winning filmmaker James L. Brooks and New Yorker staff writer Jane Mayer, moderated by Washington Monthly digital editor Eric Cortellessa. Introductory remarks were provided by Washington Monthly editor in chief Paul Glastris.
One... (Partially reviewed)
2019_06_16A1_Girl_Friday133AFI and Washington Monthly -- Fourth Estate Film Series -- "His Girl Friday" (w/Margaret Talbot; Timothy Noah, Thomas Burton, Alexandra Petri, and Eric Cortellessa)
HIS GIRL FRIDAY
Special Features: June 16 show features panel discussion w New Yorker writer Margaret Talbot; Politico labor editor Timothy Noah, WSJ reporter Thomas Burton, & Washington Post columnist Alexandra Petri, moderated by Washington Monthly's Eric Cortellessa

Perhaps Howard Hawks' most... (Partially reviewed)
2019_06_13A1_Network128AFI and Washington Monthly -- Fourth Estate Film Series -- "Network" (w/Beth Reinhard, Clarence Page, Arch Campbell, and Paul Glastris)
NETWORK
Special Features: Panel discussion w/Pulitzer Prize-winning Washington Post reporter Beth Reinhard; Pulitzer Prize-winning Chicago Tribune columnist Clarence Page; local feature writer Arch Campbell; moderated by Paul Glastris, editor in chief of Washington Monthly

"I'm as mad as hell, and... (Partially reviewed)
2013_DC_AFI_Docs3AFI Docs 2013 -- Miscellaneous shots
2013_DC_Caucus_130622114AFI Docs 2013 -- "Caucus" (w/AJ Schnack, Nathan Truesdell, Chris Cillizza, Matt Beynon, and Alice Stewart) @ Donald Reynolds Center
Caucus: US Premiere:
While the GOP leadership race in 2012 played itself out for the nation on primetime television with camera ready sound bytes and speeches, a documentary film crew led by filmmaker AJ Schnack went behind the scenes to capture the not-so-ready-for-primetime moments that culminate in...
2013_DC_Herblock_130620175AFI Docs 2013 -- "Herblock -- The Black and the White" (w/Michael Stevens, George Stevens Jr., and Ben Gazzale) (incl reception) @ Newseum
Herblock -- The Black and the White:
Filmmaker Michael Stevens paints a lively portrait of influential Washington Post editorial cartoonist Herbert Block whose distinguished 55-year career spanning 13 presidents earned him three Pulitzer Prizes and the Medal of Freedom. Covering a time when cartoons...
2013_DC_Burn_13062232AFI Docs 2013 -- "Let the Fire Burn" (w/Jason Osder) @ Newseum
Let the Fire Burn: Jason Osder
USA, 2013, 95 minutes
On May 13, 1985, Philadelphia’s municipal authorities battling the black liberation group MOVE dropped incendiary, military-grade explosives onto an Osage Avenue row house. The ensuing six-alarm inferno killed five children and six adults,...
2013_DC_Jackie_130619227AFI Docs 2013 -- "Letters to Jackie" (w/Bill Couturie, Ben Gazzale, and Scott Keogh) (incl reception) @ Newseum
Letters to Jackie:
When President John F. Kennedy was assassinated in 1963, the world came to a crashing halt as the nation grieved for its leader whose promise of a brighter future was cut tragically short. During this time the president's widow, Jacqueline Kennedy, received thousands of letters from...
2013_DC_Lost4Life_13062262AFI Docs 2013 -- "Lost for Life" (w/Joshua Rofe) @ Donald Reynolds Center
Lost for Life -- World Premiere:
Is it right for juvenile offenders to receive lifetime prison sentences without parole? This thought-provoking film explores the complex issue with input from both the perpetrators – all charged with first degree murder – and the victims' families. As they revisit the...
2013_DC_Not_Anymore_13062316AFI Docs 2013 -- "Not Anymore: A Story of Revolution" (w/Matthew VanDyke) @ Newseum
Not Anymore: A Story of Revolution:
This vivid film explores the Syrian revolution as told through the experiences of two of its deeply affected citizens. Mowya is a dedicated male rebel fighter and Nour a young female journalist who risks her life in pursuit of the truth. By sharing their harrowing...
2013_DC_Our_Nixon_130622112AFI Docs 2013 -- "Our Nixon" (w/Penny Lane, Lee Huebner, Dwight Chapin, and Jake Tapper) @ Natl Archives
Washington, DC, premiere of Our Nixon:
Throughout Richard Nixon’s Presidency, three of his top White House aides (John Erlichman, H.R. Haldeman, Dwight Chapin) documented their experiences with Super 8 home movie cameras. The documentary Our Nixon presents those home movies for the first time, along...
2014_DC_Holbrook_140618281AFI Docs 2014 -- "Holbrook/Twain: An American Odyssey" (w/Hal Holbrook and Scott Teems) @ Newseum
HOLBROOK/TWAIN: AN AMERICAN ODYSSEY
Celebrated actor Hal Holbrook has carved out a prolific career in film, television and theater, but one role, which he has played since 1954, has become indelibly associated with him: Mark Twain. For 60 years, Holbrook has been touring with his award-winning one-man...
2014_DC_Virunga_14102961AFI Docs 2014 -- "Virunga" (w/Orlando von Einsiedel, Joanna Natasegara, Emmanual de Merode & Andre Bauma) @ Landmark E Street Cinema
AFI Docs and Netflix invite you and a guest to a special screening of VIRUNGA
A film by Orlando von Einsiedel
Q&A following the film with Director Orlando von Einsiedel, producer Joanna Natasegara, Virgunga National Park Director Emmanual de Merode & Virunga National Park Ranger Andre Bauma. Moderated...
2015_DC_Hot_Type_15061952AFI Docs 2015 -- "Hot Type: 150 Years of The Nation" (w/Barbara Kopple) @ Newseum
HOT TYPE: 150 YEARS OF THE NATION
Two-time Oscar® winner Barbara Kopple (Harlan County, USA) focuses on the esteemed weekly The Nation. Founded in 1865 by abolitionist Republicans, the iconic progressive publication accepts no revenue from advertisers, enabling its ahead-of-the-pack critiques of the...
2016_DC_Herzog_16062475AFI Docs 2016 -- Guggenheim Symposium and Screening of "Lo and Behold" (w/Werner Herzog) w/Ramin Bahrani) @ Newseum
GUGGENHEIM SYMPOSIUM AND SCREENING OF LO AND BEHOLD
Advance tickets for the Guggenheim Symposium are no longer available. There will be a standby line at the screening for any unclaimed seats. Limited seating will also be available for AFI DOCS pass holders, please visit our Passes page for more...
2016_DC_HBO_Reception_16062460AFI Docs 2016 -- HBO Documentary Films Reception @ Prequel
The American Film Institute invites you and a guest to attend
HBO Documentary Films Reception
at AFI Docs 2016
celebrating the HBO documentary films featured at AFI Docs this year.
Filmmakers seen here include Olivia Booker ("Pit Stop"), David Farrier ("Tickled"), Tom Fassaert ("A Family Affair"),...
2016_DC_Check_It_160625126AFI Docs 2016 -- "Check It" (w/Dana Flor and Check It folks) @ Newseum
CHECK IT
Spotlight Screening
In the heart of the nation's capital, the Check It is a street gang comprised of gay and transgender teens who support each other in the face of outside bullying, attacks and discrimination. The group struggles with an existence underscored by violence, poverty and...
2016_DC_Crashing_16061552AFI Docs 2016 -- "Crashing the Party" (w/David Sigal, Don Baer, Jonathan Martin, Matt Bai, and Eleanor Clift) @ Landmark E Street Cinema
The American Film Institute invites you and a guest to
CRASHING THE PARTY
Panel and Q&A after the film with:
* Don Baer (moderator)
* Jonathan Martin
* Matt Bai
* Eleanor Clift
CRASHING THE PARTY
With the very survival of the Democratic Party on the line after the three worst presidential...
2016_DC_Life_Animated_160625157AFI Docs 2016 -- "Life Animated" (w/Roger Ross Williams, Ron, Cornelia, Walter, and Owen Suskind) @ Newseum
LIFE, ANIMATED
Spotlight Screening
At the age of three, Owen Suskind was diagnosed on the autism spectrum and nearly four years passed without any verbal communication between him and his family. One day Owen's father posed a question to his son using a hand puppet of the bird Iago — from the Walt...
2016_DC_Mapplethorpe_16032825AFI Docs 2016 -- "Mapplethorpe: Look at the Pictures" (w/Randy Barbato) @ Landmark E Street Cinema
The American Film Institute invites you to "Mapplethorpe: Look at the Pictures". Conversation after the film with filmmaker Randy Barbato.
Emmy® winners Fenton Bailey and Randy Barbato (HBO’s “Wishful Drinking”) offer a revealing portrait of one of the most important artists of the 20th century in the...
2016_DC_No_Mas_16011131AFI Docs 2016 -- "No Mas Bebes" (w/Renee Tajima-Pena) @ Landmark E Street Cinema
NO MÁS BEBÉS tells the story of a little-known, but landmark event of women’s history and reproductive rights, a struggle that unfolded four decades ago in Los Angeles. The film recounts how a small group of Mexican immigrant mothers and activists sued county doctors, the state, and the U.S. government...
2016_DC_Lear_160626222AFI Docs 2016 -- "Norman Lear: Just Another Version of You" (w/Norman Lear, Heidi Ewing, and Rachel Grady) @ Newseum
NORMAN LEAR: JUST ANOTHER VERSION OF YOU
Closing Night Gala
Dir. Heidi Ewing, Rachel Grady; 2015; 91 min
At 93, an energetic, funny and thoughtful Norman Lear looks back on a career that defined television comedy in the 1970s and beyond, including classics such as ALL IN THE FAMILY, THE JEFFERSONS...
2016_DC_Shorts_Reception_16062524AFI Docs 2016 -- "Shorts at AFI Docs 2016 Reception" @ The Source
The American Film Institute invites you and a guest to attend the
Shorts at AFI Docs 2016 Reception
celebrating the short films featured at AFI Docs this year.
Film personnel photographed include Gunnar Bergdahl ("Tracks").
2015_DC_Moore_15111640AFI Docs 2016 -- "Where To Invade Next" (w/Michael Moore, Tia Lessin, and Jason Dick) @ Landmark E Street Cinema
YOU AND A GUEST ARE INVITED TO THE AFI DOCS SCREENING OF THE NEW COMEDY FROM MICHAEL MOORE
WHERE TO INVADE NEXT
Academy Award®-winning director Michael Moore returns with what may be his most provocative and hilarious film yet: Moore tells the Pentagon to "stand down" — he will do the invading for...
2016_DC_Zero_Days_160622135AFI Docs 2016 -- "Zero Days" (w/Alex Gibney, Ann Hornaday, David Sanger, Liam O'Murchu, and Eric Chien) @ Newseum
Zero Days
Opening Night Gala
North American Premiere
When independent Internet technicians discovered a chillingly powerful computer virus unlike anything they'd seen before, signs pointed not merely to recreational or criminal hackers, but to a high-stakes game of cyber warfare between nations....
2017_DC_Poitras_17061649AFI Docs 2017 -- Guggenheim Symposium (w/Laura Poitras) @ Newseum
GUGGENHEIM SYMPOSIUM
Each year, the AFI DOCS Charles Guggenheim Symposium honors masters of the non-fiction art form who inspire audiences by documenting and exploring the human experience. The Symposium takes place during the documentary festival and celebrates a master documentary filmmaker and their...
2017_DC_Look2Right_17061769AFI Docs 2017 -- Look to the Right (w/Ann Hornaday and Michael Pack) @ Landmark E Street Cinema
LOOK TO THE RIGHT: A CONVERSATION WITH ANN HORNADAY AND MICHAEL PACK
In recent years, conservative documentaries have achieved impressive reach with audiences despite being largely absent from the festival, art-house and TV circuits. Filmmaker Michael Pack (THE FALL OF NEWT GINGRICH) discusses how...
2017_DC_Evidence_17061547AFI Docs 2017 -- "I Am Evidence" (w/Mariska Hargitay and Trish Adlesic) @ Landmark E Street Cinema
I AM EVIDENCE
Dir. Trish Adlesic, Geeta Gandbhir; 2017; 89 min
Thousands of untested sexual assault evidence kits are languishing in storage facilities across the U.S. — and law enforcement inaction means serial perpetrators are at liberty to strike again. This urgent and eye-opening film investigates...
2017_DC_Icarus_17061473AFI Docs 2017 -- "Icarus" (w/Bryan Fogel and Dan Cogan) @ Newseum
Icarus
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...
2017_DC_Muhi_1706171AFI Docs 2017 -- "Muhi" (w/Rina Castelnuovo-Hollander) @ Landmark E Street Cinema
Rina Castelnuovo-Hollander at the step and repeat.
2017_DC_Tough_Guys_170615110AFI Docs 2017 -- "Tough Guys" (w/Morgan Spurlock, Henry Roosevelt, W.B. Zullo, Bill Viola and Frank Caliguri) @ Landmark E Street Cinema
TOUGH GUYS
Dir. Henry Roosevelt, W.B. Zullo; 2017; 78 min
Told through the colorful stories of scrappy brawlers and amateur promoters, TOUGH GUYS brings to life the birth of mixed martial arts competitions in 1980s Pittsburgh. The idea to legitimize street fighting by putting it in the ring brought...
2018_DC_James_18061472AFI Docs 2018 -- Guggenheim Symposium Honoring Steve James @ Natl Museum of American History
CHARLES GUGGENHEIM SYMPOSIUM HONORING STEVE JAMES
Interviewed by Michael Phillips, Chicago Tribune
Including The East Coast Premiere Of Episode One Of The Starz Original Docu-Series AMERICA TO ME
The AFI DOCS Charles Guggenheim Symposium honors masters of the non-fiction art form who inspire...
2018_DC_Above_Beyond_18061567AFI Docs 2018 -- "Above And Beyond: NASA's Journey To Tomorrow" (w/Rory Kennedy, Charles Bolden, Ellen Stofan) @ National Air and Space Museum
AFI DOCS Special Screening of
ABOVE AND BEYOND: NASA'S JOURNEY TO TOMORROW
A film by Rory Kennedy
Panel discussion following the screening with Emmy® Award-winning director Rory Kennedy and others from the film.

ABOVE AND BEYOND: NASA'S JOURNEY TO TOMORROW
Rory Kennedy tells the stories of the...
2018_DC_Personal_Stmt2_18061373AFI Docs 2018 -- "Personal Statement" (w/Juliane Dressner, Edwin Martinez, Karoline, Enoch and Christine) @ Newseum -- Presentation
For its 16th edition, AFI’s annual celebration of documentary film in the nation’s capital will open with the world premiere of PERSONAL STATEMENT (DIRS Juliane Dressner and Edwin Martinez)
Three seniors at Brooklyn high schools are determined to get their entire classes to college, even though they...
2018_DC_Personal_Stmt_180613109AFI Docs 2018 -- "Personal Statement" (w/Juliane Dressner, Edwin Martinez, Karoline, Enoch and Christine) @ Newseum -- Receptions
For its 16th edition, AFI’s annual celebration of documentary film in the nation’s capital will open with the world premiere of PERSONAL STATEMENT (DIRS Juliane Dressner and Edwin Martinez)
Three seniors at Brooklyn high schools are determined to get their entire classes to college, even though they...
2018_DC_Fourth_Estate_18051576AFI Docs 2018 -- "The Fourth Estate" (w/Liz Garbus, Jenny Carchman, Justin Wilkes, Elisabeth Bumiller, Peter Baker, Michael Shear) @ Naval Memorial
AFI Docs Film Series
The American Film Institute invites you and a guest to The Fourth Estate.
See the first episode of the four-part Showtime® documentary series the Fourth Estate.
Followed By A Conversation With:
* Liz Garbus – Director And Producer, The Fourth Estate
* Jenny Carchman –...
2019_04_16_Hail_Satan53AFI Docs 2019 -- "Hail Satan?" (w/Penny Lane) @ Landmark E Street Cinemal
The American Film Institute Invites You And A Guest To Hail Satan?
Directed by Penny Lane, this hilarious documentary follows the growth of the Satanic Temple, one of the most colorful and controversial religious movements in today’s American political arena. The screening will be followed by a... (Partially reviewed)
2019_04_29A1_Knock_Down98AFI Docs 2019 -- "Knock Down the House" (w/Rachel Lears, Amy Vilela, Kasie Hunt) @ Naval Heritage Center
AFI Docs And Meet The Press Invite You To
Knock Down The House
Q&A to follow with filmmaker Rachel Lears, moderated by NBC News’ Kasie Hunt.
This rousing documentary follows four extraordinary women—Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, Amy Vilela, Cori Bush, and Paula Jean Swearengin—who take on the... (Partially reviewed)
2019_04_17_Dr_Ruth116AFI Docs 2019 and JxJ -- "Ask Dr. Ruth" (w/Dr. Ruth and Ryan White) @ Natl Museum of Amer History
Hulu, Magnolia Pictures, Afi Docs, Jxj And Smithsonian Theaters Invite You To Ask Dr. Ruth
Dr. Ruth and director Ryan White will both be in attendance.
ASK DR. RUTH chronicles the incredible life of Dr. Ruth Westheimer, a Holocaust survivor who became America’s most famous sex therapist. With her... (Partially reviewed)
2019_06_20B1_Legacy184AFI Docs 2019 & CPB -- Panel: Cinema's Legacy: Innovations in Nonfiction Storytelling @ Newseum
AFI Docs
Cinema's Legacy: Innovations in Nonfiction Storytelling
The Corporation for Public Broadcasting and AFI DOCS invite you to a reception and panel celebrating public media's rich history of nonfiction storytelling.
Speakers in sequence:
* Bob Gazzale, President and CEO of the American Film... (Partially reviewed)
2007_MD_Summercamp_0710088AFI Silverdocs 2007 -- "Summercamp!" (w/Sarah Price)
Speakers:
-- Sarah Price interviewed by Sky Sitney

SilverDocs presents director Sarah Price with "Summercamp!" (Interviewed by Sky Sitney.)
This nostalgic charmer follows the day-to-day drama when 90 kids are let loose in the woods at Swift Nature Camp in northern Wisconsin. At camp, kids can be...
2007_MD_SS_Docs_0706155AFI Silverdocs 2007 @ Silver Plaza ("Heart of Gold")
This was a free screening of Jonathan Demme's "Heart of Gold" documentary tied in with the AFI Silver Docs festival. The free screening was held on the Silver Spring Plaza by the fountain. The audience was totally different from the Talking Heads one the night before -- very sedate!
2007_MD_SS_Docs_07061429AFI Silverdocs 2007 @ Silver Plaza ("Stop Making Sense")
This was a free screening of Jonathan Demme's "Stop Making Sense" documentary tied in with the AFI Silver Docs festival. The free screening was held on the Silver Spring Plaza by the fountain. The audience was great!
2009_MD_Maysles_090618112AFI Silverdocs 2009 -- Guggenheim Symposium honoring Albert Maysles
Speakers in sequence:
-- Sky Sitney (AFI/Silverdocs)
-- Christo and Jeanne-Claude
-- Barbara Kopple
-- Albert Maysles interviewed by Lisa Schwarzbaum
-- Grace Guggenheim presenting the award

Guggenheim Symposium honoring legendary documentary filmmaker Albert Maysles. Artists Christo and...
2010_MD_Wiseman_100624107AFI Silverdocs 2010 -- Guggenheim Symposium honoring Frederick Wiseman
Speakers in sequence:
- Bob Gazzale, president of AFI
- Paula A. Kerger, president of PBS
- Frederick Wiseman in conversation with Davis Guggenheim
- Grace and Davis Guggenheim presenting the award to Mr. Wiseman

Guggenheim Symposium honoring legendary documentary filmmaker Frederick...
2010_MD_Silverdocs74AFI Silverdocs 2010 -- Miscellaneous
2010_MD_Drew_10091968AFI Silverdocs 2010 -- "An Evening with..." (Robert Drew)
Speakers in sequence:
-- Sky Sitney (AFI/Silverdocs)
-- Ron Sutton
-- Robert Drew

AFI-Discovery Channel Silverdocs presents: An Evening with Robert Drew
In Person: Filmmaker Robert Drew will lead a discussion following the program.
On the 50th anniversary of the release of PRIMARY,...
2010_MD_Nolan_10062675AFI Silverdocs 2010 -- "Disappearance of McKinley Nolan" (w/Danny Glover)
Speakers in sequence:
-- Sky Sitney (AFI/Silverdocs),
-- Danny Glover
-- Henry Corra
-- ???

THE DISAPPEARANCE OF MCKINLEY NOLAN:
A captive? A traitor? A radical? An American operative? Forty years after Pvt. McKinley Nolan vanished in Vietnam, the Nolan family suddenly learns that there is...
2010_MD_Mine_100227109AFI Silverdocs 2010 -- "Mine" (w/Erin Essenmacher and Scotlund Haisley) plus Reception @ Jackie's
Speakers in sequence:
-- Todd Hitchcock (AFI)
-- Amy King,
-- Panel with Amy King, Scotlund Haisley, and Erin Essenmacher

AFI/Discovery Channel SilverDocs Presents: MINE
Hailed as "absorbing," "a must see," "Oscar material" and "the best movie at SXSW," this is a documentary about the bond...
2010_MD_Restrepo_10062579AFI Silverdocs 2010 -- "Restrepo" (w/Sebastian Junger and Lara Logan)
Speakers in sequence:
-- Sky Sitney (AFI/Silverdocs)
-- Sebastian Junger
-- Panel discussion with Dan Kearney, Sebastian Junger, and Lara Logan

RESTREPO
Sebastian Junger, Tim Hetherington 2009
Armed only with cameras and a fierce commitment to present an unmediated vision of combat,...
2010_MD_Border_10062396AFI Silverdocs 2010 -- "South of the Border" (w/Oliver Stone)
Speakers in sequence:
-- Todd Hitchcock (AFI)
-- Oliver Stone
-- Panel with Oliver Stone, ???, Mark Weisbrot, Cynthia Arnson, and Neal Conan.

SOUTH OF THE BORDER
Oliver Stone 2009
In his new documentary SOUTH OF THE BORDER, Academy Award-winning director Oliver Stone embarks on a road trip to...
2010_MD_Tillman_10062670AFI Silverdocs 2010 -- "Tillman Story" (w/Amir Bar-Lev)
Speakers in sequence:
-- Sky Sitney (AFI/Silverdocs)
-- Amir Bar-Lev
-- Amir Bar-Lev interviewed by Jeffrey Brown

THE TILLMAN STORY:
When popular NFL star defensive back Pat Tillman walked away from a multimillion-dollar contract with the Arizona Cardinals in May 2002 to join the Army, he...
2010_MD_Superman_10062395AFI Silverdocs 2010 -- "Waiting for Superman" (w/Davis Guggenheim, Michelle Rhee, and Randi Weingarten)
Speakers in sequence:
-- Sky Sitney (AFI)
-- ???
-- Davis Guggenheim
-- Leslie Chilcott
-- Panel with Claudio Sanchez, Davis Guggenheim, Randi Weingarten, and Michelle Rhee
-- Sky Sitney (again)

WAITING FOR "SUPERMAN"
Davis Guggenheim 2010
Categories: Special - Centerpiece
When we...
2010_MD_Dyson_10062564AFI Silverdocs 2010 Conf -- Announcing the Public Media Corps
ANNOUNCING THE PUBLIC MEDIA CORPS: BUILDING COMMUNITY THROUGH TECHNOLOGY
Who defines public media? What is the future of public broadcasting as a relevant form of engagement for communities of color? How can various technology and broader trends in social media be used to increase public media's...
2010_MD_Behind_10062638AFI Silverdocs 2010 Conf -- Behind-the-Scenes Guide to Capitol Hill for Filmmakers
BEHIND-THE-SCENES GUIDE TO CAPITOL HILL FOR FILMMAKERS
Join a bipartisan panel of high-powered legislative staffers who will take you on a behind-the-scenes look at how laws and policies are made in Washington, the people who make them and how you can best position your film to engage policy makers....
2010_MD_Lunch_10062563AFI Silverdocs 2010 Conf -- CPB Filmmaker Networking Luncheon
2010_MD_Persp_War_10062557AFI Silverdocs 2010 Conf -- Documentary Perspectives on War
SPOTLIGHT ON SILVERDOCS TALENT: DOCUMENTARY PERSPECTIVES ON WAR
Join filmmakers Amir Bar-Lev (THE TILLMAN STORY), Henry Corra (DISAPPEARANCE OF MCKINLEY NOLAN), and Sebastian Junger (RESTREPO) in conversation with Washington Post Cultural Critic, Philip Kennicott.
2010_MD_EduMarket_10062522AFI Silverdocs 2010 Conf -- Educational Market -- No Movie Left Behind
THE EDUCATIONAL MARKET—NO MOVIE LEFT BEHIND: GO IT ALONE OR WITH A DISTRIBUTOR?
What every filmmaker need to know about handicapping their film for educational distribution: delivery, length, standards of learning and content issues, and acquisition priorities of leading distributors. What works and...
2010_MD_POV_10062511AFI Silverdocs 2010 Conf -- Focus on American Documentary -- POV
FOCUS ON AMERICAN DOCUMENTARY -- P.O.V.
POV—public television’s premier showcase for independent documentaries—reaches over 97 percent of American TV viewers with a cumulative audience average of 2.5 million per program. The 800 programs submitted for consideration each year undergo a rigorous review...
2010_MD_ITVS_10062631AFI Silverdocs 2010 Conf -- ITVS Seminar: Hands-on Guide to Creating a Dynamite Work-in-Progress
ITVS SEMINAR: A HANDS-ON GUIDE TO CREATING A DYNAMITE WORK-IN-PROGRESS AND WRITING A COMPELLING TREATMENT FOR THE ITVS OPEN CALL
As the single biggest funder of independent documentaries on television, the Independent Television Service has become indispensable for filmmakers seeking major funding for...
2010_MD_Smaller_100626130AFI Silverdocs 2010 Conf -- Making a Smaller World: Youth Voices Speak Up
MAKING A SMALLER WORLD: YOUTH VOICES SPEAK UP
Young filmmakers representing the scope of film-oriented programs from all over the world will discuss their projects from inspiration to fulfillment—unfiltered by adults. At this panel they will screen their films and share their stories of how filmmaking...
2010_MD_Forgive_10062511AFI Silverdocs 2010 Conf -- Moving Images = Making Connections
MOVING IMAGES = MAKING CONNECTIONS: DOCUMENTARY FILM AS NONFICTION ESSAY WITH “AS WE FORGIVE”
Centering on the documentary film AS WE FORGIVE, Renee Shea will discuss strategies to analyze documentary film as nonfiction essay. Winner of the 2008 Academy Award for Best Student Documentary, director...
2010_MD_Discovery18AFI Silverdocs 2010 Conf -- Silver Session w/Discovery
DISCOVERY CHANNEL
A 14-year programming and development veteran with Discovery Communications, Kevin Bennett has been instrumental in the development of three networks – Discovery Health Channel, Discovery Times Channel and ID. Now he has brought his arsenal of skills and gut instinct to Discovery...
2010_MD_Silver_10062617AFI Silverdocs 2010 Conf -- Silver sessions
2010_MD_Briefing_10062664AFI Silverdocs 2010 Conf -- Special Briefing with Danny Glover and LinkTV
SPECIAL BRIEFING WITH DANNY GLOVER AND LINKTV: CAN YOU TELL A STORY & CHANGE THE WORLD?
Come get a sneak peek at LinkTV’s ViewChange.org—a next generation multimedia website that harnesses the power of storytelling to help reduce poverty, hunger and disease in the developing world. See how this cutting...
2010_MD_Whiz_1006266AFI Silverdocs 2010 Conf -- Special Screening: Whiz Kids
SPECIAL SCREENING: WHIZ KIDS
Come see a screening of a new documentary film featuring the stories of students who compete for the Intel Science Search Award. Screening to be followed by discussion with the film's director, students and stars from the film.
2010_MD_Tech_10062521AFI Silverdocs 2010 Conf -- Technology of the Future in Education
Technology of the Future in Education: Cellphones, iPads, Blogging, oh my!
A distinguished panel of education experts will highlight many of the challenges that face the 21st-century educator who is confronted by students literate in the world of texting, blogging and filmmaking.
Speakers: 
*...
2010_MD_Killed_BHM_10062537AFI Silverdocs 2010 Conf -- Who Killed Black History Month?
WHO KILLED BLACK HISTORY MONTH? Teaching, Learning, and Celebrating African American History in the Digital Age
MORE THAN A MONTH follows African-American filmmaker Shukree Hassan Tilghman on a cross-country campaign to end Black History Month. Through this journey, we investigate what the treatment of...
2011_MD_Discovery_Garden_11062521AFI Silverdocs 2011 -- Closing Night Party @ Discovery Garden
2011_MD_ESPN_11062437AFI Silverdocs 2011 -- ESPN Party @ Civic Building
2011_MD_Discovery_Roof_11062287AFI Silverdocs 2011 -- Evening Party w/Batalia @ Discovery Roof
Evening Party: Discovery Roof w//Batalia
2011_MD_McGintys_11062125AFI Silverdocs 2011 -- Evening reception @ McGinty's
2011_MD_Pennebaker_110623113AFI Silverdocs 2011 -- Guggenheim Symposium honoring DA Pennebaker & Chris Hegedus
GUGGENHEIM SYMPOSIUM: D A Pennebaker, Chris Hegedus
Chris Hegedus and D A Pennebaker are luminaries in the art of cinema vérité, widely recognized for their unyielding commitment to telling stories that reveal the full spectrum of American life. With a collective body of work spanning over fifty years,...
2011_MD_Happy_Hour_11062240AFI Silverdocs 2011 -- Happy Hour @ Civic Building
Chicken and Egg featuring Michael Lerman 8-bit player
2011_MD_Silverdocs37AFI Silverdocs 2011 -- Miscellaneous
2011_MD_Opening_110620116AFI Silverdocs 2011 -- Opening night reception @ Civic Building
2011_MD_Champions_110600118AFI Silverdocs 2011 -- "Age of Champions" (w/Christopher Rufo) (two sessions incl World Premier)
AGE OF CHAMPIONS: Christopher Rufo 2011
A team of hard-elbowing, trash-talking basketball grandmothers. A feisty 100-year-old tennis player. An indomitable pole-vaulter and his new rival. Washington, DC’s octogenarian Tatum brothers, still swimming like much younger men. These are the elite National...
2011_MD_Beats_11062118AFI Silverdocs 2011 -- "Beats, Rhymes & Life: The Travels of a Tribe Called Quest" (w/Michael Rapaport and Phife Dawg)
BEATS, RHYMES & LIFE: THE TRAVELS OF A TRIBE CALLED QUEST: Michael Rapaport 2010
Acclaimed actor Michael Rapaport goes behind the camera to document the inner workings and behind-the-scenes drama of one of the most innovative and influential hip-hop bands of all time, A Tribe Called Quest. For twenty...
2011_MD_Being_Elmo_11062155AFI Silverdocs 2011 -- "Being Elmo: A Puppeteer's Journey" (w/Kevin Clash)
BEING ELMO: A PUPPETEER'S JOURNEY: Constance Marks 2011
Elmo is an instantly recognizable icon that brings joy to people all over the globe on “Sesame Street,” but who is the man behind the lovable red puppet? This inspiring film tells the story of Baltimore native Kevin Clash, who dreamed of being a...
2011_MD_Better_11062316AFI Silverdocs 2011 -- "Better This World"
BETTER THIS WORLD: Kelly Duane de la Vega, Katie Galloway 2011
When childhood friends David McKay and Bradley Crowder make Molotov cocktails at the 2008 Republican Convention under the tutelage of their charismatic leader, Brandon Darby, a dramatic story unfolds, with multiple domestic terrorism...
2011_MD_Buck_11062135AFI Silverdocs 2011 -- "Buck"
BUCK: Cindy Meehl 2010
Cindy Meehl’s lyrical film BUCK profiles the real-life inspiration for the bestselling book and hit film THE HORSE WHISPERER, Buck Brannaman. Based on his own harrowing experiences while growing up, Buck’s remarkable rapport with animals helps fix “horses with people problems.” A...
2011_MD_Bully_11060082AFI Silverdocs 2011 -- "Bully Project" (w/Lee Hirsch) (two sessions)
THE BULLY PROJECT: Lee Hirsch 2011
Director Lee Hirsch tackles the timely topic of bullying in this sensitive examination of an urgent crisis in American society. The film follows five students and their families over the course of one school year as their lives are affected in different ways by...
2011_MD_Campfire_1106248AFI Silverdocs 2011 -- "Campfire Stories"
CAMPFIRE STORIES
Way before movies, we shared the stories of our lives lit by the flicker of the campfire. Now, a group of filmmakers and their stars gather 'round the embers to swap tales of the scene that got away, or the best moments they never filmed. Enjoy this rare, intimate opportunity to hear...
2011_MD_Catching_11062422AFI Silverdocs 2011 -- "Catching Hell" (w/Alex Gibney)
CATCHING HELL: Alex Gibney 2011
When unassuming baseball fan Steve Bartman deflected a foul ball that outfielder Moises Alou intended to catch during game six of the 2003 National League Championship Series between the Florida Marlins and the Chicago Cubs, in a single instant Bartman became the most...
2011_MD_Despicable_1106213AFI Silverdocs 2011 -- "Despicable Dick and Righteous Richard" (w/Joshua Neele) @ McGinty's
DESPICABLE DICK AND RIGHTEOUS RICHARD: Joshua Neale 2011
Sixty-eight year old chronic rascal Dick Kuchera has spent a lifetime alienating everyone in his path with his rude, dishonest and obnoxious behavior. On a self-proclaimed path to righteousness, Dick is working a 12-step program to finally get...
2011_MD_Donor_Unknown_11062121AFI Silverdocs 2011 -- "Donor Unknown"
DONOR UNKNOWN: Jerry Rothwell 2010
Twenty-year-old JoEllen Marsh was raised by two loving mothers in Pennsylvania who used a carefully chosen anonymous sperm donor to conceive her. When JoEllen discovers an online registry that connects her to several other young adults fathered by the same donor, she...
2011_MD_Dragonslayer_11062415AFI Silverdocs 2011 -- "Dragonslayer"
DRAGONSLAYER: Tristan Patterson 2010
Abandoned swimming pools, plentiful drugs, punk-rock rhythms – skateboard movies have been there already. But few are as vibrant or visionary as DRAGONSLAYER, which follows first-rate oddball Josh "Screech" Sandoval as he drifts between mild notoriety on the skate...
2011_MD_Family_Instinct_11062410AFI Silverdocs 2011 -- "Family Instinct"
FAMILY INSTINCT: Andris Gauja 2010
Unique, chaotic and verging on the surreal, FAMILY INSTINCT maps the concept of family gone awry: an unsparing exploration of a Latvian household built on the incestuous relationship between Zanda and her brother, Valdis. Zanda has a hardscrabble existence, with...
2011_MD_Give_Up_11062126AFI Silverdocs 2011 -- "Give Up Tomorrow" (w/Michael Collins and Michael Syjuco)
GIVE UP TOMORROW: Michael Collins 2010
Filmed over nearly a decade on three continents and four countries, the film chronicles the controversial case – dubbed the nation’s “Trial of the Century” – of Paco Larrañaga, a culinary student, who, with six others, was arrested for and accused of the kidnap,...
2011_MD_Good_Man_11062316AFI Silverdocs 2011 -- "Good Man"
GOOD MAN, A: Bob Hercules, Gordon Quinn 2011
A GOOD MAN follows choreographer Bill T. Jones as he and his company create an ambitious performance piece in honor of Abraham Lincoln"s bicentennial. The film explores ideas of race, history and identity as Jones struggles to dramatize the story of Lincoln...
2011_MD_Green_Wave_11062214AFI Silverdocs 2011 -- "Green Wave"
THE GREEN WAVE: Ali Samadi Ahadi 2010
In early 2009, a new generation of Iranians hoped for change through the upcoming presidential elections. Fueled by youthful exuberance and media technology, a groundswell—the so-called Green Wave—emerged to challenge the status quo, and caused a seismic shift in...
2011_MD_Hot_Coffee_11060030AFI Silverdocs 2011 -- "Hot Coffee" (w/Susan Saladoff) (two sessions)
HOT COFFEE: Susan Saladoff 2010
Using the infamous lawsuit against McDonald’s for injuries caused by hot coffee as a jumping-off point, the film investigates the various ways that corporate interests seek to block people from using the civil court system. From personal vilification of victims to tort...
2011_MD_Tree_Falls_11062110AFI Silverdocs 2011 -- "If A Tree Falls: The Story of the Earth Liberation Front"
IF A TREE FALLS: THE STORY OF THE EARTH LIBERATION FRONT: Marshall Curry 2011
In following one man’s arrest on charges of domestic terrorism, IF A TREE FALLS explores both the trial of activist Daniel McGowan and the activities of the Earth Liberation Front, a radical environmentalist group dedicated...
2011_MD_Jiro_11062224AFI Silverdocs 2011 -- "Jiro Dreams of Sushi" (w/David Gelb)
JIRO DREAMS OF SUSHI: David Gelb 2011
A feast for the senses, JIRO DREAMS OF SUSHI introduces us to master chef Jiro Ono, proprietor of the revered 10-seat, $300-a-plate Sukiyabashi Jiro restaurant in Tokyo. From early-morning fish markets to tuna auctions to the meticulous daily routines of the...
2011_MD_Karamay_11062611AFI Silverdocs 2011 -- "Karamay" (w/Karin Chien)
KARAMAY: Xu Xin 2010
On December 8, 1994, in the Chinese city of Karamay a horrific fire broke out in the government-built Friendship Hall, where schoolchildren were putting on a performance for state leaders. More than 300 people " mostly children " perished in the fire while obediently remaining in...
2011_MD_Kiss_Paper_1106215AFI Silverdocs 2011 -- "Kiss the Paper"
KISS THE PAPER: Fiona Otway 2010
Letterpress printmaking has experienced a renaissance among design junkies, but it"s always had a refuge in Alan Runfeldt"s barn. He loves the singular beauty of hand-set type, but he feels an even deeper loyalty to his outmoded, cumbersome machines and the purposeful...
2011_MD_Life_11062620AFI Silverdocs 2011 -- "Life In A Day"
LIFE IN A DAY: Kevin Macdonald 2011
What would happen if a team of renowned producers put out a call for people –professional filmmakers and non-professionals alike – to document what is going on in their lives, whether it’s epic or benign, on, say, July 24, 2010, and make it available on YouTube? The...
2011_MD_Loving_11062418AFI Silverdocs 2011 -- "Loving Story"
THE LOVING STORY: Nancy Buirski 2011
Mildred and Richard Loving never imagined that their unassuming love story would be the basis of a watershed civil rights case in which the United States Supreme Court declared Virginia's anti-miscegenation statute unconstitutional. But in 1967, when this...
2011_MD_Never_Make_11062623AFI Silverdocs 2011 -- "Never Make It Home"
NEVER MAKE IT HOME: G.J. Echternkamp 2011
NEVER MAKE IT HOME is a masterful music doc about Split Lip Rayfield, a phenomenal alt-bluegrass band, but it’s also an honest portrait of the last days of the late, great Kirk Rundstrom. Stricken by cancer and told he only has two months to live, Kirk leaves...
2011_MD_Page1_1106226AFI Silverdocs 2011 -- "Page One: Inside the New York Times" (w/Bruce Headlam and Andew Rossi)
PAGE ONE: INSIDE THE NEW YORK TIMES: Andrew Rossi 2011
All the news that’s fit to print is resized for the big screen in this captivating look inside the New York Times’ newsroom over the course of a year. Filmmaker Andrew Rossi plants himself at the Times’ Media Desk and reveals items that make...
2011_MD_Rebirth_11062426AFI Silverdocs 2011 -- "Rebirth"
REBIRTH: Jim Whitaker 2010
How do people go on after suffering through unimaginable loss? With countless lives devastated by the terrorist attacks in New York City on September 11, 2001, REBIRTH follows five individuals over the course of ten years who were profoundly affected that day. As each person...
2011_MD_Redemption_11060021AFI Silverdocs 2011 -- "Redemption of General Butt Naked" (w/Daniele Anastasion and Eric Strauss) (two sessions)
THE REDEMPTION OF GENERAL BUTT NAKED: Daniele Anastasion, Eric Strauss 2011
One of the most feared and ruthless warlords of Liberia’s First Civil War, Joshua Milton Blahyi was also known as General Butt Naked due to his fondness for fighting in a primal state, wearing nothing but a pair of sturdy boots...
2011_MD_Renee_11062326AFI Silverdocs 2011 -- "Renee" (w/Renee Richards)
RENÉE: Eric Drath 2011
In 1975 successful ophthalmologist Dr. Richard Raskind, a divorced father, underwent gender reassignment surgery and officially became Renee Richards following years of struggling with gender identity issues. When Renee, a natural athlete, embarked on a professional tennis career...
2011_MD_Rescuers_11062218AFI Silverdocs 2011 -- "Rescuers" (w/Michael King)
THE RESCUERS: Michael King 2011
Filmmaker Michael King follows Rwandan antigenocide activist Stephanie Nyombayire as she teams up with noted Holocaust historian Sir Martin Gilbert to trace the little-known story of 12 diplomats who put themselves at great risk to help save tens of thousands of Jews...
2011_MD_Toynbee_11060061AFI Silverdocs 2011 -- "Resurrect Dead: Mystery of the Toynbee Tiles" (w/Jon Foy) (two sessions)
RESURRECT DEAD: THE MYSTERY OF THE TOYNBEE TILES: Jon Foy 2010
Have you ever seen a handmade linoleum tile embedded in the street reading “Toynbee Idea in Movie 2001. Resurrect Dead on Planet Jupiter”? For nearly 30 years, "Toynbee tiles" have been appearing with some variation of this cryptic...
2011_MD_Revenge_11062575AFI Silverdocs 2011 -- "Revenge of the Electric Car"
REVENGE OF THE ELECTRIC CAR: Chris Paine 2011
When the electric car first appeared on the scene in the 1990s, it seemed to hold great promise for the future. That is, until its mass production was abruptly – and rather dubiously – shut down. Yet today, with gas prices skyrocketing and established car...
2011_MD_Scenes_11062522AFI Silverdocs 2011 -- "Scenes of a Crime"
SCENES OF A CRIME: Blue Hadaegh, Grover Babcock 2011
Why would anyone confess to a crime he didn’t commit? SCENES OF A CRIME looks at the disturbing case of Adrian Thomas, a man arrested on suspicion of killing his infant son. Taken to a Troy, New York, police station, Thomas was mercilessly...
2011_MD_Semper_Fi_11062530AFI Silverdocs 2011 -- "Semper Fi: Always Faithful" (w/Rachel Libert, Tony Hardmon)
SEMPER FI: ALWAYS FAITHFUL: Rachel Libert, Tony Hardmon 2011
Retired Master Sgt. Jerry Ensminger devoted 25 years of service to the U.S. Marines, whose motto, “Semper Fidelis,” means “Always Faithful.” When his 9-year-old daughter dies from a rare form of leukemia in 1985 while living at Camp Lejeune...
2011_MD_Between_Us_11062230AFI Silverdocs 2011 -- "Shorts Program: Between Us"
SHORTS PROGRAM: BETWEEN US

BLUE RINSE | Matt Leigh 2010
FOR MARIA | Tora Mårtens 2010
MINKA | Davina Pardo 2011
NIGHT AT THE DANCE | Annie Silverstein 2011
STILL HERE | Alex Camilleri 2010
MOTHERSBANE | Jason Jakaitis 2010
OH MY GOD, DEAR GOD | Julia Poplawska 2010

BLUE RINSE: Matt...
2011_MD_Labor_Pains_11062518AFI Silverdocs 2011 -- "Shorts Program: Labor Pains"
SHORTS PROGRAM: LABOR PAINS

GUAÑAPE SUR | János Richter 2010
HUMANOIDS | Mariana Oliva 2010
THREE WALLS | Zaheed Mawani 2010
TUGS | Jessica Edwards 2011
WATER | Bari Pearlman 2011

GUAÑAPE SUR: János Richter 2010
A barren island off the coast of Peru is the breeding ground for thousands...
2011_MD_Character_11062513AFI Silverdocs 2011 -- "Shorts Program: Out of Character"
SHORTS PROGRAM: OUT OF CHARACTER

THE BOWLER | Sean Dunne 2010
IRMA | Charles Fairbanks 2010
LOST EVERY DAY | Michelle Coomber 2010
MR. HAPPY MAN | Matt Morris 2010
OIL & WATER | Gemma Atkinson, Fred Grace 2011
PASSION | Zach Bainter 2011
TWO | Maya Newell 2010

THE BOWLER: Sean Dunne...
2011_MD_Shape_Us_11060033AFI Silverdocs 2011 -- "Shorts Program: The Stories That Shape Us" (two sessions)
SHORTS PROGRAM: THE STORIES THAT SHAPE US

THE BARBER OF BIRMINGHAM: FOOT SOLDIER OF THE CIVIL RIGHTS MOVEMENT | Robin Fryday, Gail Dolgin 2011
BATHING MICKY | Frida Kempff 2010
GOOD BYE MANDIMA (KWA HERI MANDIMA) | Robert-Jan Lacombe 2010
LIVING FOR 32 | Kevin Breslin 2010

THE BARBER OF...
2011_MD_Swell_110620119AFI Silverdocs 2011 -- "Swell Season" (w/Chris Dapkins, Nick August-Perna, and Bob Boilen)
THE SWELL SEASON:
Chris Dapkins, Carlo Mirabella-Davis, Nick August-Perna 2011
Starring in the 2007 sleeper hit, ONCE, and winning an Academy Award for best original song ("Falling Slowly") was just the beginning of a profound artistic journey for folk-rock musicians Glen Hansard and Marketa Irglova....
2011_MD_Team_11062516AFI Silverdocs 2011 -- "Team"
THE TEAM: Patrick Reed 2010
Can a soap opera help to heal a country? Producers in Kenya were willing to give it a try after the relatively prosperous African nation suffered spasms of violence following a disputed 2007 election. THE TEAM provides an emotional behind-the-scenes look at the making of a...
2011_MD_Learning_11062651AFI Silverdocs 2011 -- "The Learning"
THE LEARNING: Ramona Diaz 2011
This absorbing documentary follows four teachers from the Philippines who are recruited to work in the American public school system. Leaving behind husbands, children and extended families who depend heavily on them, Dorotea, Rhea, Grace and Angel spend one year teaching...
2011_MD_Drum_Beating_11060014AFI Silverdocs 2011 -- "When the Drum is Beating" (w/Whitney Dow) (two sessions)
WHEN THE DRUM IS BEATING: Whitney Dow 2011
Haiti’s complex history and the resilience of its people unfold in the stories of Septentrional, Haiti’s most celebrated band, whose unique beats and rhythms continue to thrill its people after six decades. Interwoven stories of band members’ memories blend...
2011_MD_Soldiers_11062533AFI Silverdocs 2011 -- "Where Soldiers Come From" (w/Heather Courtney)
WHERE SOLDIERS COME FROM: Heather Courtney 2011
From rural America to Afghanistan and back again, WHERE SOLDIERS COME FROM tells the story of three childhood friends who join the National Guard and find themselves risking life and limb to detonate roadside bombs. Filmmaker Heather Courtney follows the...
2011_MD_Separated_11062221AFI Silverdocs 2011 Conf -- Separated At Birth: Filmmakers and Journalists Working Together... And Apart
SEPARATED AT BIRTH: FILMMAKERS AND JOURNALISTS WORKING TOGETHER… AND APART
Steve James’ film THE INTERRUPTERS was inspired by Alex Kotlowitz’s cover article for the New York Times, and together they worked to bring the story of three “violence interrupters” in Chicago to the screen. Amir Bar-Lev made...
2011_MD_Monterey_11062311AFI Silverdocs 2011 @ Silver Plaza ("Monterey Pop")
MONTEREY POP: D A Pennebaker 1968
On a beautiful June weekend in 1967, at the height of the Summer of Love, the first and only Monterey International Pop Festival roared forward, capturing a decade’s spirit and ushering in a new era of rock and roll. A high-energy, iconic event in music history, the...
2017_DC_Film_Forum_A1_17030921DC -- 2017 History Film Forum -- Day 1: Panel 1: Tower (2016): Keith Maitland
Screening and Discussion – TOWER (2016), Keith Maitland
The History Film Forum opens with a discussion with South by Southwest Grand Jury award-winning director Keith Maitland on his use of archival material and animation in his groundbreaking film Tower. On August 1st, 1966, a sniper rode the elevator...
2017_DC_Film_Forum_A2_17030943DC -- 2017 History Film Forum -- Day 1: Panel 2: Slavery by Another Name (2012): Sam Pollard, Douglas Blackmon and Sheila Curran Bernard
Screening - Slavery by Another Name (2012) *, Sam Pollard
Slavery by Another Name recounts how in the years following the Civil War, insidious new forms of forced labor emerged in the American South, keeping hundreds of thousands of African Americans in bondage, trapping them in a brutal system that...
2017_DC_Film_Forum_A3_17030941DC -- 2017 History Film Forum -- Day 1: Panel 3: Keynote – Douglas Blackmon and Sam Pollard
Keynote – Douglas Blackmon and Sam Pollard
Join Pulitzer Prize-winning author Douglas Blackmon and Emmy-Award winning producer Sam Pollard as they are interviewed by Jeff Bieber, Vice President of Content Development and Production from WETA television, about their careers and the challenges inherent...
2017_DC_Film_Forum_A4_170309121DC -- 2017 History Film Forum -- Day 1: Panel 4: Timeless: (Re)Creating American History
Screening and Discussion - TIMELESS: (Re)Creating American History
The History Film Forum takes an inside look at the NBC drama “Timeless.” Each week, “Timeless” takes viewers back in time through America’s rich history to reflect upon the lesser known details of monumental moments that have shaped our...
2017_DC_Film_Forum_B1_1703109DC -- 2017 History Film Forum -- Day 2: Panel 1: The Real Mad Men of Advertising, Smithsonian Channel
"Mad Men" gave audiences an all-access glimpse into the world of advertising in America during the tumultuous decade of the 1960s. It was inspired by the real men and women of Madison Avenue who perfected the art of the sale and transformed American culture in the process. Who were these people and what...
2017_DC_Film_Forum_B2_17031066DC -- 2017 History Film Forum -- Day 2: Panel 2: Responsibilities of History Filmmakers: A. Scott Berg, Ed Ayers, Melissa Haizlip, Nancy Buirski and Sheila Curran Bernard
In his keynote address at the inaugural History Film Forum in 2015, filmmaker Ric Burns said “When you traffic in film and history, fiction or nonfiction, you are borrowing the authority and power and majesty of the real and counting on its potency to lift your tale. You, therefore, have a contract with...
2017_DC_Film_Forum_B3_17031027DC -- 2017 History Film Forum -- Day 2: Panel 3: The Loving Story (2011): Nancy Buirski
Oscar-shortlist selection The Loving Story, the debut feature by Full Frame Documentary Film Festival founder Nancy Buirski, is the definitive account of Loving v. Virginia—the landmark 1967 Supreme Court decision that legalized interracial marriage. Married in Washington, D.C. on June 2, 1958, Richard...
2017_DC_Film_Forum_B4_17031064DC -- 2017 History Film Forum -- Day 2: Panel 4: The Great War (American Experience, 2017): A. Scott Berg, Adriane Lentz-Smith, Mark Samels, and Stephen Ives
Join us for an exclusive sneak peak of never before seen footage from the new film from PBS’s American Experience series: The Great War. The Great War is a six-hour, three-night event that will premiere in April 2017 in conjunction with the 100th anniversary of America’s entry into the war on April 6,...
2017_DC_Film_Forum_C1_17031175DC -- 2017 History Film Forum -- Day 3: Panel 1: Women in History Filmmaking: Nancy Buirski, Lynn Novick, Hannah Ayers, Melissa Haizlip and Laurens Grant
Panel - Women in History Filmmaking
Across the top-grossing 1,100 films that debuted between 2002 and 2012, only 4.4% were created by female directors. As a study by Dr. Stacy Smith of the USC Annenberg school discovered, of 129 top grossing G, PG, and PG-13 films theatrically released between 2006 and...
2017_DC_Film_Forum_C2_17031169DC -- 2017 History Film Forum -- Day 3: Panel 2: Inside Crash Course: Nicholas Jenkins, Blake de Pastino, Nicole Sweeney, Raoul Meyer, Stan Muller, and Ed Ayers
Panel - Inside Crash Course
From balancing chemical reactions to analyzing famous literature, never before has one video collection offered such a range of content. Since 2011, brothers John and Hank Green have pioneered digital education with their series Crash Course, which has more than 5 million...
2017_DC_Film_Forum_C3_17031148DC -- 2017 History Film Forum -- Day 3: Panel 3: An Outrage (2017), Hannah Ayers, Lance Warren
Screening - An Outrage (2017), Hannah Ayers, Lance Warren
The History Film Forum is proud to present the premiere of An Outrage, a documentary film about lynching in the American South. Filmed on-location at lynching sites in six states and bolstered by the memories and perspectives of descendants,...
2017_DC_Film_Forum_C4_17031155DC -- 2017 History Film Forum -- Day 3: Panel 4: Edgar Allan Poe: Buried Alive (2016), Eric Stange
Screening – Edgar Allan Poe: Buried Alive (2016)*, Eric Stange
The Forum presents an exclusive advanced screening of Edgar Allan Poe: Buried Alive, which will have its exclusive U.S. broadcast premiere on the “American Masters” series in fall 2017 on PBS. Edgar Allan Poe is among the most famous and...
2017_DC_Film_Forum_D1_17031240DC -- 2017 History Film Forum -- Day 4: Panel 1: Innovative Formats in History Media
Innovative Formats in History Media
The Forum explores three interactive documentary projects for the:
* Between the Waters, South Carolina ETV’s immersive transmedia website showcasing lowcountry culture and history,
* Walden, a game, a first person simulation of the life of American philosopher...
2017_DC_Film_Forum_D2_17031250DC -- 2017 History Film Forum -- Day 4: Panel 2: Chinese Exclusion Act (2017): Ric Burns, Li-Shin Yu and Martin Gold
Screening and Discussion - The Chinese Exclusion Act (2017), Ric Burns and Li-Shin Yu
On May 6th, 1882 – on the eve of the greatest wave of immigration in American history – President Chester A. Arthur signed into law a unique piece of federal legislation, called the Chinese Exclusion Act. Unlike any...
2017_DC_Film_Forum_D3_17031250DC -- 2017 History Film Forum -- Day 4: Panel 3: Hollywood Shuffle? Black History on Film, Sam Pollard, April Reign, Fath Favis Ruffins, Nicholas Wiggins and Caty Borum Chattoo
Panel - Hollywood Shuffle? Black History on Film
Two years after #OscarsSoWhite began trending, the History Film Forum and The Undefeated examine the state of Black history on the screen. The African American Film Critics Association called 2016 the best year ever for black people in cinema, with films...
2017_DC_Film_Forum_D4_17031258DC -- 2017 History Film Forum -- Day 4: Panel 4: Jazz Ambassadors
Performance and Discussion – Jazz Ambassadors *, Hugo Berkeley
What better way to close the History Film Forum than with jazz and history! In the late ’50s, U.S. government officials eager to make a case for America’s superiority to Communist regimes found a new vehicle to deliver the message to a...
2008_DC_Burn_08091115DC -- After-movie panel discussion of "Burn After Reading"
This event started with an advanced viewing of the Coen brothers' "Burn After Reading" movie followed by a panel discussion about the movie and filming in DC by two Washington Post editors and writers and a representative from the DC Film Board. (Feel free to fill in names please!)
2009_DC_DangerousR_09102979DC -- DC LaborFest -- Film: "The Most Dangerous Man in America" (w/Daniel Ellsberg) -- Pre-event Reception
The Most Dangerous Man in America: Daniel Ellsberg and the Pentagon Papers
Presented by the DC Environmental Film Festival and The Impact Arts + Film Fund, The Project On Government Oversight
1971: America is embroiled in a dirty war based on lies. A president is abusing the power of his office,...
2009_DC_Hallowed_090522111DC -- Embassy of France -- Opening of "Hallowed Grounds" documentary
From these honored dead we take increased devotion to that cause for which they gave the last full measure of devotion.
— Abraham Lincoln

Many people are aware of the famous American military cemetery at Omaha Beach, Normandy, site of one of the D-Day landings in 1944. But few know there are...
2012_DC_IACDC_Suitcase_1202045DC -- Embassy of Mexico -- Mexican Cultural Institution -- Event: "Mexican Suitcase" film
As part of the Iberoamerican Film Showcase that will take place from January 19th to February 23rd, 2012 at multiple Embassies and Cultural Centers, the Mexican Cultural Institute is pleased to screen:

THE MEXICAN SUITCASE: La Maleta Mexicana @ 4:00 pm

The story of three lost boxes, found in a...
2009_DC_Hughley_09092814DC -- Filming DL Hughley segment @ Union Station
I just happened to run into him and a crew filming some random people at Union Station.
1996_DC_Contact_9611092DC -- Filming "Contact" @ Dept of Treasury building
Barely visible as they come down the steps are Jodie Foster and Matthew McConaughey.
2001_DC_Report_01062614DC -- Filming "Minority Report" @ Ronald Reagan Bldg
Tom Cruise's "Minority Report" movie had a few scenes filmed in DC. If you blink, you'll miss them. There's one scene, though, where Tom has just had an eye transplant and sneaks back into the tank to grab the "minority report" prescience person. You see him lurking after a face-changing drug takes...
2001_DC_Ballroom_0106273DC -- Filming "Minority Report" @ Willard Hotel
One of the places that they filmed some scenes for "Minority Report" was at the Willard Hotel. I went over there and people were getting set up in the make-up. I didn't see anything recognizable but it was still interesting.
2005_DC_Sentinel10DC -- Filming "Sentinel" on L Street
They were doing location shots for "Sentinel", a film with Michael Douglas and Kim Basinger. The plot: When a plot to assassinate the President is discovered, a Secret Service agent who's having an affair with the First Lady becomes the main suspect.
2010_DC_Transformers_10101128DC -- Filming "Transformers 3" outside of National Museum of the American Indian
I didn't see the car crash that was apparently today's filming. I passed by afterward and took some shots as they were preparing to leave.
2006_DC_FP_Shooter_06100414DC -- Freedom Plaza -- Filming "Shooter" w/Mark Wahlberg
2019_03_28B_Leigh40DC -- Landmark E Street Cinema -- "Peterloo" screening w/Mike Leigh
You and a guest are invited to a free advance screening of Amazon Studios’ PETERLOO, followed by a Q&A with Writer/Director Mike Leigh, this Thursday night at the Landmark E Street Cinema in DC. The film tells the story of the infamous Peterloo Massacre in which a peaceful rally turned into one of the... (Partially reviewed)
2010_DC_Dupont_Birds30DC -- Public Art: Birds in the Park by Christy Hengst @ Dupont Circle
"Birds in the Park" is a touring project, which involves the temporary installation of thirty to sixty porcelain birdlike forms on the ground.
 Pecking around randomly, they might be taken for pigeons. They are, in a sense, carrier pigeons, as the forms carry images, text, and other documents, which...
2009_DC_TrainT167DC -- Union Station -- Exhibit: Disney's A Christmas Carol Train Tour
Two visits:
- I arrived just as they were inflating the theatre structure. The 3D previews would be shown inside starting the next day. I tried to see the outside of the train but building security nailed me before I got close enough.
- The train was open for visitation! They were also showing a...
2004_DC_Riding_Giants_04062710DC -- "Riding Giants" (movie) interview with director and surfers
Personally, I didn't think this movie, a documentary about surfing the big waves (some of them 50 feet and higher), would be very interesting but I thought it was blast! After the free screening, they had the director (Stacy Peralta), a co-writer (Sam George), and two of the ground-breaking surfing...
2017_DC_RosenwaldR_17110780DC -- "Rosenwald" reception @ Israeli Embassy
The Israeli Embassy will host a reception after the screening. The Israeli cultural attaché, Ms. Delphine Gamburg, initiated this partnership. “We need to continue the dialogue on the long-standing African-American and Jewish alliances. It is essential, particularly in the climate of tension as we know...
2017_DC_RosenwaldP_17110780DC -- "Rosenwald" screening and panel discussion @ UDC
Rosenwald
Directed by Aviva Kempner
Panel discussion (seated left to right):
* Charlene Drew Jarvis, Daughter of Dr. Charles Drew
* Katherine Shelley Broderick, Dean, David A. Clarke UDC Law School
* Danielle Holley-Walker, Dean , Howard University School of Law
* Aviva Kempner, Director,...
2011_DC_Colby_11102894DC -- "The Man Nobody Knew" reception (Friday night)
THE MAN NOBODY KNEW: IN SEARCH OF MY FATHER, CIA SPYMASTER WILLIAM COLBY
From Emmy Award winning filmmaker Carl Colby

THE MAN NOBODY KNEW is a new documentary which offers a son's powerful look at his mysterious father - legendary CIA spymaster and former CIA head, William Colby - whose life was...
2011_DC_Colby_111025154DC -- "The Man Nobody Knew" screening and reception (Tuesday night)
THE MAN NOBODY KNEW: IN SEARCH OF MY FATHER, CIA SPYMASTER WILLIAM COLBY
From Emmy Award winning filmmaker Carl Colby

THE MAN NOBODY KNEW is a new documentary which offers a son's powerful look at his mysterious father - legendary CIA spymaster and former CIA head, William Colby - whose life was...
2006_DC_Shearer_06092016DCJCC -- Jewish Literary Festival -- Harry Shearer
An Evening with Harry Shearer -- Not Enough Indians: A Novel. This was part of the Washington Jewish Literary Festival.
Join Harry Shearer—best known as the voice of Mr. Burns and Flanders on “The Simpsons,” co-creator and co-star of This is Spinal Tap, and former writer and cast member on “Saturday...
1998_DC_Takei_9805078Dept of Commerce -- Natl Asian Pacific Amer Heritage Month w/George Takei
Part of Asian-Heritage Month, Star Trek's George Takei came to speak at the Department of Commerce. He talked about being born in California before World War II and being shipped off to a Japanese internment camp as a boy when the war started. He also talked about how all roles available to orientals...
2003_DC_Burns_0303154Env Film Festival (2003) -- "Ansel Adams" (w/Ric Burns) @ Natl Museum of Amer History
As part of the Environmental Film Festival in the Nation's Capital, the Smithsonian's National Museum of American History presented Ric Burns' documentary on the photographer Ansel Adams which was introduced by Ric himself.
2006_DC_NALBJ_06032441Env Film Festival (2006) -- "A Life: The Story of Lady Bird Johnson" (w/Jack Valenti and Bess Abell) @ Natl Archives
In conjunction with the 2006 Environmental Film Festival in the Nation’s Capital, the Charles Guggenheim Center for the Documentary Film and the Center for the National Archives Experience present "A Life: The Story of Lady Bird Johnson" (1992), the story of one of America’s most remarkable First Ladies...
2006_DC_NHAmazon_0603244Env Film Festival (2006) -- "Banking on Disaster" (w/Adrian Cowell) @ Natl Museum of Natural History
Murder in the Amazon. (1989, 55 min.) The brutal murder of Chico Mendes on December 22, 1988 provoked international protest and brought worldwide attention to the problem of Amazonian deforestation. The film follows his rise as the leader of the rubber-tappers, or seringueiros, who have subsisted in the...
2006_DC_NGGB_0603264Env Film Festival (2006) -- "The Giant Buddhas" (w/Christian Frei) @ Natl Gallery
"The Giant Buddhas" (Switzerland, 2005, 95 min.) DC Premiere. In Bamiyan, the great valley in Afghanistan, not long ago, stood two giant Buddha statues–one, at 53 meters high, the tallest representation of Buddha in the world. But that was another world. In February of 2001 the Taliban issued an edict...
2006_DC_NHMF_06032624Env Film Festival (2006) -- "The Monkey Folk" (w/Jacques Perrin) @ Natl Museum of Natural History
"The Monkey Folk (Le Peuple Singe)", France/Indonesia, 1989, 85 min.) DC Premiere. Five years in the making, this comprehensive French documentary record of the simian world explores the lives and behavior in the wild of over 120 different simian species. Footage from the tropical forests of Ethiopia,...
2007_DC_NHSuzuki_07031739Env Film Festival (2007) -- An Afternoon with David Suzuki @ Natl Museum of Natural History
An Afternoon with Dr. David Suzuki. At age 70, distinguished Canadian environmentalist, scientist, writer, communicator and thinker David Suzuki reflects on a life dedicated to making the world a better place. As the acclaimed host of the long-running Canadian TV program, "The Nature of Things," Chair...
2007_DC_Can_Suzuki_07031732Env Film Festival (2007) -- David Suzuki reception @ Canadian Embassy
2007_DC_ESSFF_07032171Env Film Festival (2007) -- Environmental Student Short Film Festival (w/Chris Palmer and Philippe Cousteau) @ American University
Environmental Student Short Film Festival Hosted by Chris Palmer & Philippe Cousteau. American University's Center for Environmental Filmmaking and EarthEcho International are pleased to host the second annual Environmental Student Short Film Festival. This event showcases the talents of emerging ?green...
2007_DC_NHSand_07032318Env Film Festival (2007) -- "Ribbon of Sand" and "Wellspring" (w/John Grabowska) @ Natl Museum of Natural History
Natural history filmmaker John Grabowska introduced two films and did Q&A on both as well as his career:

Ribbon of Sand (USA, 2007, 26 min.) World Premiere:
The famed Outer Banks of North Carolina are a slim and moving line of sand in the open Atlantic. Many travelers think they know these barrier...
2007_DC_NARC_07032225Env Film Festival (2007) -- "Silent Spring of Rachel Carson" (w/Roger Christie) @ Natl Archives
The Silent Spring of Rachel Carson: Film and Discussion:
In commemoration of the 100th birthday of influential environmentalist and author Rachel Carson, we present a screening of the 1963 CBS Reports television program The Silent Spring of Rachel Carson (60 minutes). Hosted by Eric Sevareid and...
2008_DC_Lady_08032120Env Film Festival (2008) -- Film Talk: -- "A Life: The Story of Lady Bird Johnson" (w/Sid Hart, Grace Guggenheim and Bess Abell) @ Reynolds Center
"A Life: The Story of Lady Bird Johnson": The story of America’s most admired First Lady, and her lasting legacy to the nation, is celebrated in this film biography of Lady Bird Johnson. Our nation’s First Lady from 1963 through 1968, Lady Bird was a pioneer in the environmental movement, organizing a...
2008_DC_Water_08032268Env Film Festival (2008) -- "World Water Day Tribute" (w/David Douglas, Melanie Nakagawa, Tanvi Nagpal, John Oldfield, and Mark Van Putten) @ Carnegie Inst
World Water Day Tribute

UMBRELLA (India, 2004, 90 sec.)
United States Premiere Desperately seeking to regain his lost umbrella in the midst of a torrential rain, a man suddenly has a bright idea. Directed by Nandita Das. PSA Produced by Center for Science & Environment.
Shown as part of the...
2009_DC_HSmith_09031545Env Film Festival (2009) -- Inside Media w/Hedrick Smith ("Poisoned Waters") @ Newseum
Inside Media: Our Water Quality w/Hedrick Smith:
How have 35 years of the Clean Water Act impacted our environment?
Join Emmy Pulitzer Prize-winning correspondent Hedrick Smith for a discussion about his new documentary "Poisoned Waters," a revealing look at the fragile condition of the Chesapeake...
2009_DC_NATVA_09031735Env Film Festival (2009) -- "Built for the People: The Story of TVA" (w/Sean and Andrea Nix Fine) @ Natl Archives
BIG Ideas, BIG Projects: Built for the People: The Story of TVA (2008) was produced by Academy Award®-nominated Washington documentary filmmakers Sean Fine and Andrea Nix Fine (War/Dance). The film chronicles the transformation of the vast and magnificent Tennessee Valley—devastated by flooding,...
2010_DC_World_10032111Env Film Festival (2010) -- World In Our Hands @ Natl Gallery
The World in Our Hands (A Selection of Children's Films) (52 min.)
Join us for a program of award-winning animated short films, each with an inspiring message about caring for the environment. The main character in each film imagines a better world and finds a way to contribute to the greater good with...
2010_DC_Bag_It_10032827Env Film Festival (2010) -- "Bag It" (w/Suzan Bereza) @ Carnegie Inst
BAG IT (USA, 2010, 67 min. work-in-progress)
An average guy makes a resolution to stop using plastic bags at the grocery store. Little does he know that this simple decision will change his life completely. He comes to the conclusion that our consumptive use of plastic has finally caught up with us,...
2010_DC_Bhutan_10032866Env Film Festival (2010) -- "Bhutan: A Kingdom of Happiness" (w/Dara Padwo-Audick and Darin Olien) @ Carnegie Inst
BHUTAN: A KINGDOM OF HAPPINESS (30 min. work-in-progress)
There’s a lot at stake for Druk Yul, better known in the west as Bhutan. Nestled in the foothills of the Himalayas, this tiny country has grand ambitions. Attempting to protect its ancient past while embracing economic development, Bhutan is the...
2010_DC_CarbonR_10032828Env Film Festival (2010) -- "Carbon Nation" Reception (w/Peter Byck) @ Helix
This was an after-screening, after-festival reception for the Carbon Nation folks.
2010_DC_Carbon_10032872Env Film Festival (2010) -- "Carbon Nation" (w/Peter Byck and panel) @ Carnegie Inst
CARBON NATION (USA, 2010, 83 min.)
Panel and film screening presented by Booz Allen Hamilton. Panel follows screening.
World Premiere Can we get the upper hand on global warming? The impending climate change crisis is inspiring courageous and optimistic Americans to action. From citizens operating on...
2010_DC_Frogs_10032640Env Film Festival (2010) -- "Frogs: The Thin Green Line" (w/Brian Gratwicke) @ Natl Zoological Park
FROGS: THE THIN GREEN LINE (USA, 2009, 57 min.)
Frogs have been living on this planet for more than 360 million years and, over the centuries, evolved into some of the most wondrous and diverse creatures on earth. Today, however, all their remarkable adaptations and survival tactics are failing them....
2010_MD_Playtime_1003211Env Film Festival (2010) -- "Playtime" @ AFI
Speaker:
-- Helen Strong (Public Affairs Director, Environmental Film Festival)

PLAYTIME (France / Italy, 1967, 126 min.)
Tati’s towering achievement, a triumph of widescreen space, color, design and stereophonic sound, has been painstakingly restored to the director’s original full-length vision....
2010_MD_Turtle_10032148Env Film Festival (2010) -- "Turtle: The Incredible Journey" (w/Nick Caloyianis) @ AFI
Speakers in sequence:
-- Maribel Guevara (a Program Associate at the Environmental Film Festival)
-- Nick Caloyianis
-- Leah Neal (Aquarist and Dive Safety Officer from the National Aquarium in Washington DC)

TURTLE: THE INCREDIBLE JOURNEY
In Person: Underwater Photographer Nick Caloyianis!...
2011_DC_Wilson_11031858Env Film Festival (2011) -- E.O. Wilson @ Natl Museum of Natural History
Lecture by E.O. Wilson, Biologist, Naturalist, Writer, Professor and Environmentalist
One of the world’s greatest biologists, E.O. Wilson has won two Pulitzer Prizes for his pioneering books, “The Ants” and “On Human Nature.” Professor emeritus and honorary curator in entomology at Harvard University,...
2011_DC_Oil_Rocks_11031626Env Film Festival (2011) -- Marc Wolfensberger ("Oil Rocks") @ Swiss Embassy
OIL ROCKS – CITY ABOVE THE SEA (LA CITÉ DU PÉTROLE) (Switzerland / Azerbaijan, 2009, 52 min.)
Winner of the second annual Polly Krakora Award for artistry in film, presented by the Environmental Film Festival in the Nation’s Capital
Shown as part of the multi-day, multi-venue Energy Film...
2011_DC_Bodmers_11032150Env Film Festival (2011) -- "Bodmers Journey" (w/Luke Gasser) @ Swiss Embassy
BODMERS JOURNEY (BODMERS REISE) (Switzerland, 2010, 94 min.)
Wine reception follows screening
Washington, D.C. Premiere On May 17, 1832 the German ethnologist and naturalist Prince Maximilian zu Wied and the young Swiss artist Karl Bodmer set out on a long and adventurous journey into the vast...
2011_DC_Countdown_11032021Env Film Festival (2011) -- "Countdown to Zero" (w/Zia Mian) @ Carnegie Inst
COUNTDOWN TO ZERO (USA, 2010, 91 min.)
A fascinating and frightening exploration of the dangers of nuclear weapons, this film is a wake-up call about the urgency of the nuclear threat. It exposes a variety of present-day threats and features insights from a host of international experts and world...
2011_DC_Hummingbirds_11032546Env Film Festival (2011) -- "Hummingbirds: Magic in the Air" (w/Ann Johnson Prum and Donna Stockton) @ Carnegie Inst
HUMMINGBIRDS: MAGIC IN THE AIR"
Produced by: Ann Johnson Prum
Presented by: Friends of the National Zoo (FONZ)
HUMMINGBIRDS: MAGIC IN THE AIR (USA, 2009, 50 min.)
The smallest warm-blooded creatures on the planet and also among the fastest, hummingbirds take extraordinary to a whole new level. With...
2011_DC_Conover_11032021Env Film Festival (2011) -- "Islands in the Wind" and "Creating Synthetic Life" (w/David Conover) @ Natl Museum of Natural History
ISLANDS IN THE WIND (USA, 2011, 22 min.)
World Premiere Tired of the hand-wringing, moaning, and societal inaction about climate change and high energy costs? The colorful characters of North Haven and Vinalhaven, two small islands off the Maine coast, decide overwhelmingly to do something about it....
2011_DC_Journey_11032783Env Film Festival (2011) -- "Journey of the Universe" (w/Brian Swimme, Mary Evelyn Tucker, and Thomas E. Lovejoy) @ Carnegie Inst
Washington D.C. Premiere
JOURNEY OF THE UNIVERSE (USA, 2011, 60 min.)
Washington, D.C. Premiere One day on a Greek island and your perception of the universe will change forever. The epic Journey of the Universe is a tapestry that draws together scientific discoveries in astronomy,
geology, biology,...
2011_DC_Grabowska_11032018Env Film Festival (2011) -- "Sky Island" and "Ribbon of Sky" (w/John Grabowska) @ Natl Museum of Natural History
SKY ISLAND (USA, 2010, 26 min.):
In northern New Mexico, a range of mountains rises up from the high desert: a wild, rugged land of the Faraway Nearby. The volcanic Jemez Mountains are isolated from all other ranges – an island in the sky, surrounded by a desert sea. Sky Island paints a lyrical and...
2011_MD_Boonwee_1103197Env Film Festival (2011) -- "Uncle Boonmee Who Can Recall His Past Lives" @ AFI
UNCLE BOONMEE WHO CAN RECALL HIS PAST LIVES [Loong Boonmee raleuk chat]
Washington, DC, Premiere
Winner of the Palme d'Or, 2010 Cannes Film Festival
Suffering from acute kidney failure, Uncle Boonmee has chosen to spend his final days surrounded by his loved ones in the countryside. Surprisingly,...
2011_DC_Still_Live_Here_11032543Env Film Festival (2011) -- "We Still Live Here" (w/Anne Makepeace and Judi Urquhart) @ Carnegie Inst
Washington D.C. Premiere
WE STILL LIVE HERE: AS NUTAYUNEAN
Directed by: Anne Makepeace
Presented with: National Geographic All Roads
WE STILL LIVE HERE: AS NUTAYUNEAN (USA, 2010, 56 min.)
Washington, D.C. Premiere A remarkable story of cultural revival by the Wampanoag of southeastern...
2011_MD_Windfall_11031955Env Film Festival (2011) -- "Windfall" (w/Laura Israel and Lisa Linowes) @ AFI
WINDFALL (USA, 2010, 83 min.)
Washington, D.C. Premiere The wind turbine has become a symbol of hope. The sleek white spokes spinning against the sky promise a future free of fossil fuels and the importation of foreign oil. Who could object to wind energy? That’s what the residents of Meredith, N.Y....
2012_MD_Plympton_12032376Env Film Festival (2012) -- An Evening with Animator Bill Plympton @ AFI
An Evening with Animator BILL PLYMPTON
Two Washington, D.C. Premieres*
Animator, cartoonist and illustrator Bill Plympton is known as “the king of indie animation.” His award-winning short films have highlighted many film festivals and he is the only person to hand-draw an entire animated feature...
2012_DC_CA_Forever_12031839Env Film Festival (2012) -- David Vassar and Sally Kaplan ("California Forever") @ Natl Museum of Amer History
CALIFORNIA FOREVER: THE STORY OF CALIFORNIA STATE PARKS (USA, 2012, 60 min.)
World Premiere The dramatic history and scenic beauty of California State Parks – the largest and most diverse collection of state parks in the nation – is illuminated in this film. From Yosemite, California’s first state...
2012_DC_Muir_12032243Env Film Festival (2012) -- Film Talk: "John Muir in the New World" (w/Catherine Tatge) @ Reynolds Center
JOHN MUIR IN THE NEW WORLD (USA, 2011, 83 min.)
Preservationist, naturalist, author, explorer, activist, scientist and farmer John Muir (1838 – 1914) was all these things and more. Nearly a century after his death, this Scottish American is remembered and revered as the father of the environmental...
2012_DC_Place_Land_12031820Env Film Festival (2012) -- "A Place In The Land" (w/Grace Guggenheim and David Donath) @ Natl Museum of Amer History
20th Anniversary Environmental Film Festival Retrospective
A PLACE IN THE LAND (USA, 1998, 30 min.)
Protecting Wild Lands
George Marsh, Frederick Billings and Laurence Rockefeller were three influential figures in the history of conservation. Born generations apart, with very different lives, the...
2012_DC_Dust_Bowl_120325107Env Film Festival (2012) -- "Dust Bowl" (w/Ken Burns, Dayton Duncan and Julie Dunfey) @ Natl Archives
Presented with: Charles Guggenheim Center for the Documentary Film
THE DUST BOWL (USA, 2012, 60 min.)
Special Sneak Preview with Clips The worst man-made ecological disaster in American history, “the dust bowl,” caused by the heedless actions of thousands of individual farmers, encouraged by their...
2012_DC_Fierce_12032596Env Film Festival (2012) -- "Fierce Green Fire" (w/Mark Kitchell, Philip Shabecoff, Barbara Bramble, Lois Gibbs, and Joe Romm) @ Carnegie Inst
A FIERCE GREEN FIRE: THE BATTLE FOR A LIVING PLANET (USA, 2012, 110 min.)
Washington, D.C. Premiere “There’s no Hispanic air. There’s no African-American air. There’s air! And if you breathe air – and most people I know do breathe air, then I would consider you an environmentalist,” as one advocate put...
2012_MD_Oblivion_1203233Env Film Festival (2012) -- "Land of Oblivion" (w/EFF Staff) @ AFI
LAND OF OBLIVION (LA TERRE OUTRAGÉE) (France / Germany / Poland / Ukraine, 2011, 113 min.)

Washington, D.C. Premiere When the nuclear accident at Chernobyl happens, a young couple, Anya and Piotr, finds that their wedding day turns into a day of disaster. When news arrives of an accident at the...
2012_DC_NRUR_12032193Env Film Festival (2012) -- "Natural Resources/Unnatural Results" (w/Stephen Sapienza, Nadja Drost, Amol Mehra, Daniel Baer, and Jon Sawyer) @ Carnegie Inst
NATURAL RESOURCES/UNNATURAL RESULTS: ACCESS, EXPLOITATION AND ACCOUNTABILITY
Films and Panel Discussion to Mark World Water Day
Reception Follows Program
PERU'S GOLD RUSH (Peru, 2011, 9 min.) In the Madre de Dios region of Peru, a virgin rainforest is losing ground to unrestricted wildcat gold...
2012_DC_Wolves_12031548Env Film Festival (2012) -- "Radioactive Wolves" (w/Klaus Feichtenberger) @ Austrian Embassy
RADIOACTIVE WOLVES (Austria, 2011, 50 min.)
After the explosion of the Chernobyl nuclear reactor on April 26, 1986, around 340,000 people were displaced from the exclusion zone of Chernobyl, which stretches from Ukraine into Belarus and Russia. In the absence of humans, a profusion of wild species has...
2012_DC_Shattered_12032538Env Film Festival (2012) -- "Shattered Sky" (w/Sunshine Menezes,Steve Dors, Dan Evans, Larry Schweiger, and Jeff Goodell) @ Carnegie Inst
SHATTERED SKY (USA, 2012, 55 min.)
World Premiere Thirty years ago, scientists reported a hole in the ozone layer “the size of North America.” The culprits were man-made chemicals called CFCs, which were prevalent in billions of dollars worth of refrigeration, air conditioning and other products that...
2012_DC_Switch_12031391Env Film Festival (2012) -- "Switch" (w/Harry Lynch) @ Carnegie Inst
SWITCH (USA, 2012, 98 min.)
World Premiere What will it really take to go from the energies that built our world to the energies that will shape our future? Our transportation and housing, food and water, communications, light, heat and cooling – our entire modern life depends on energy. For more than...
2012_MD_Tsunami_120317127Env Film Festival (2012) -- "Tsunami and the Cherry Blossom" (w/Lucy Walker) @ AFI
THE TSUNAMI AND THE CHERRY BLOSSOM (United Kingdom, 2011, 40 min.)
Winner of the Environmental Film Festival’s third annual Polly Krakora Award for artistry in film
Oscar-nominated director Lucy Walker set out to make “a visual haiku about cherry blossoms” in Japan but changed her plans radically...
2012_DC_Green_Tiger_12031837Env Film Festival (2012) -- "Waking the Green Tiger" (w/Gary Marcuse and Judith Shapiro) @ Hill Center
WAKING THE GREEN TIGER: A GREEN MOVEMENT RISES IN CHINA (China / Canada, 2011, 78 min.)
Washington, D.C. Premiere An environmental movement takes root when a new environmental law is passed, and for the first time in China’s history, ordinary citizens have the democratic right to speak out and take...
2012_DC_Watershed_12032457Env Film Festival (2012) -- "Watershed: Exploring a New Water Ethic for the New West" (w/Marc Pachter, Mark Decena, James Redford, Sandra Postel, Osvel Hinojosa-Huerta, Edith Santiago, and Robert Redford) @ Natl Museum of Amer History
WATERSHED: EXPLORING A NEW WATER ETHIC FOR THE NEW WEST (USA, 2012, 50 min.)
World Premiere “Whiskey is for drinkin’. Water is for fightin’,” says Jeff Ehlert, a fly fishing guide in Rocky Mountain National Park, recalling a well-worn saying heard throughout the Colorado River basin. As the most...
2012_DC_Wild_By_Law_12031813Env Film Festival (2012) -- "Wild By Law" (w/Bill Meadows) @ Natl Museum of Amer History
20th Anniversary Environmental Film Festival Retrospective
WILD BY LAW: THE RISE OF ENVIRONMENTALISM AND THE CREATION OF THE WILDERNESS ACT (USA, 1992, 56 min.)
Protecting Wild Lands
More than just the story of a historic struggle to preserve the natural world, this film provides an invaluable...
2012_DC_Wilderness_1203188Env Film Festival (2012) -- "Wilderness Idea" (w/Jeffrey Stine) @ Natl Museum of Amer History
20th Anniversary Environmental Film Festival Retrospective
THE WILDERNESS IDEA: JOHN MUIR, GIFFORD PINOCHET AND THE FIRST GREAT BATTLE FOR WILDERNESS (USA, 1990, 56 min.)
Protecting Wild Lands
Should Hetch Hetchy, a valley within Yosemite National Park, be dammed and flooded to form a reservoir for...
2013_DC_Student_13032090Env Film Festival (2013) -- Environmental Student Short Film Festival (w/Chris Palmer) @ American University
Student Short Environmental Film Festival
Venue: American University, Center for Environmental Filmmaking

Student Short Environmental Film Festival

Screening EFF-selected student films and films by the 2012/2013 Scholars at the Center for Environmental Filmmaking at American University, the...
2013_DC_EFF_Launch_130307122Env Film Festival (2013) -- Festival Launch Party (2013) @ Warner Bldg Atrium
Join Us to Celebrate the 21th Annual Environmental Film Festival!
* Wine, Beer, and a special FRESHFARM Markets cocktail *
* Contemporary Art and Music * Hors d’oeuvre * Silent Auction *
* Musical performance by Grammy-nominated Carolyn Malachi
* Food by Restaurant Nora
* Tacos by Chipotle
*...
2013_DC_Ocean_130319105Env Film Festival (2013) -- Ocean Health at Risk (w/Pulitzer Center on Crisis Reporting) @ Carnegie Inst
Ocean Health at Risk: Economy and Ecology at Odds
Presented by: Pulitzer Center on Crisis Reporting
Screenings, Panel Discussion and Reception
Drawing on Pulitzer Center reporting currently in progress for major news media outlets by award-winning journalists, this program will include a selection of...
2013_DC_Rivers_Lost_13032410Env Film Festival (2013) -- Rivers Lost, Found and Turned-Around (w/Jeremy Monroe) @ Carnegie Inst
Rivers Lost, Found and Turned-Around
Films by Jeremy Monroe and shown as part of the Rivers Program
Introduced by Bob Irvin, President of American Rivers.
THE HIDDEN RIVERS OF SOUTHERN APPALACHIA (USA, 2013, 6 min.) World Premiere Biodiversity. It’s in the rivers of the Amazon, the jungles of...
2013_DC_Matsula_13031749Env Film Festival (2013) -- Selections from Matsula Nature Film Festival, Estonia (w/Tiit Mesila, Riho Vastrik, and Liina Trishkina) @ Carnegie Inst
Selections from Matsalu Nature Film Festival, Estonia
Program introduced by Tiit Mesila, Festival Director, Matsalu Nature Film Festival.

OLD MAN AND THE MOOSE (Estonia, 2009, 36 min.) Harri has been studying moose and their inner natures for more than 30 years. For him, moving around with the...
2013_DC_Chasing_130316204Env Film Festival (2013) -- "Chasing the Hill" (w/Brent Roske, Richard Schiff, Melissa Fitzgerald, Corinne Becker, Tulsi Gabbard, and Jaymay) @ Letelier Theater
Richard Schiff presents CHASING THE HILL (USA, 2012, 90 min.)
This special screening will feature an exclusive edit of the show with never before seen footage.
VIP Ticket-Holder Reception to follow screening with Rep. Tulsi Gabbard, Emmy-winner Richard Schiff, actors Melissa Fitzgerald & Corinne...
2013_DC_Fruit_Hunters_13032490Env Film Festival (2013) -- "Fruit Hunters" (w/Noris Ledesma) @ Carnegie Inst
THE FRUIT HUNTERS (Canada, 2012, 95 min.)
Washington, D.C. Premiere You can find them deep in the jungles of Borneo, in the hills of Umbria and perhaps even in your own backyard. They are the fruit hunters. Inspired by Adam Gollner’s 2010 book of the same name and directed by Yung Chang (Up the...
2013_DC_Gasland2_13071038Env Film Festival (2013) -- "Gasland II" (w/Josh Fox) @ Landmark E Street Cinema
Special Screening of Gasland Part II and Q&A with Filmmaker Josh Fox
 What: Special screening of Gasland Part II (USA, 2013, 120 min.) Discussion with director Josh Fox and Jessica Ennis, Legislative Representative, Earthjustice, follows screening. 
Who: Presented by the Environmental Film Festival...
2013_DC_Harmony_130321132Env Film Festival (2013) -- "Harmony" (w/Julie Bergman Sender) @ Carnegie Inst
HARMONY - Environmental Film Festival in the Nation's Capital
2013 Winner of the Environmental Film Festival's fourth annual Polly Krakora Award for Artistry in Film

HARMONY (USA, 2012, 90 min.) Washington, D.C. Premiere For three decades, The Prince of Wales has worked side-by-side with a dynamic...
2013_DC_Hot_Water_130312110Env Film Festival (2013) -- "Hot Water" (w/Liz and Donald Rogers, Elizabeth and Dennis Kucinich, Kevin Flint) @ Carnegie Inst
HOT WATER - Environmental Film Festival in the Nation's Capital:
HOT WATER (USA, 2013, 65 min.) WORLD PREMIERE Join filmmakers Lizabeth Rogers, Kevin Flint on a journey through the American West to expose uranium mining and our atomic legacy for what it really is. Initially they travel to South Dakota...
2013_DC_Lost_Rivers_13031331Env Film Festival (2013) -- "Lost Rivers" (w/Katarina Soukup) @ Canadian Embassy
LOST RIVERS (Canada, 2012, 72 min.) 
Washington, D.C. Premiere Once flowing through nearly every developed city in the world, rivers provided the infrastructure upon which modern metropolises were built. Why did they disappear and how? Could we see them again? In this adventurous and revelatory look...
2013_DC_Prosek_13031589Env Film Festival (2013) -- "Secrets of the Eel" and "Picture of Leviathan" (w/James Prosek) @ Natl Academy of Sciences
An Evening with JAMES PROSEK
Presented with The Nature Conservancy
Film, Discussion and Book Signing 
Welcome by J.D. Talasek, Director, Cultural Programs, National Academy of Sciences (CPNAS). Introduced by Flo Stone, President and Founder, Environmental Film Festival in the Nation’s...
2014_DC_City_Fixes_14032352Env Film Festival (2014) -- City Fixes (shorts) (w/Mark Decena, Steve Ellington, Bob Nesson, and Mark Kulsdom) @ Carnegie Inst
City Fixes - Shorts Program
Shorts Program shown as part of Our Cities, Our Planet
OUR POWER (USA, 2014, 8 min.) Washington, D.C. Premiere The Navajo people in Black Mesa, Arizona are trying to protect their aquifer from a nearby coal mining plant’s pollution. The cities of Phoenix and Flagstaff get...
2014_DC_MoeR_14032098Env Film Festival (2014) -- Eric Moe Sustainability Film Award Finalists and Winner -- Reception @ Natl Geographic Society
Eric Moe Sustainability Film Award:
Reception following awards.
2014_DC_Moe_140320144Env Film Festival (2014) -- Eric Moe Sustainability Film Award Finalists and Winner ("Amazing Grace") w/Rowan Pybus, Peter Stonier, and David Evans @ Natl Geographic Society
Eric Moe Sustainability Film Award:
Screening of Winner and Finalists
Welcome by Gregory McGruder, VP for Public Programs, National Geographic Society. Introduced by Flo Stone, Founder, Environmental Film Festival in the Nation’s Capital.

GOOD HABITS IN 60 SECONDS (Brazil, 2011, 1 min.) U.S....
2014_DC_EFF_Closing_14033090Env Film Festival (2014) -- Festival Closing Reception @ Carnegie Inst
2014_DC_EFF_Filmmakers_140322196Env Film Festival (2014) -- Festival Filmmakers Reception @ Jefferson Hotel
2014_DC_EFF_Launch_140313312Env Film Festival (2014) -- Festival Launch Party (2014) @ Warner Bldg Atrium
Festival Launch Party
Venue: Warner Building Atrium
Please join us to celebrate the 22nd annual Environmental Film Festival!
Open Bar with Specialty Cocktails by Alex Bookless, The Passenger and Adam Bernbach, 2 birds 1 stone
* Light Show by DC Night Lights *
* Live Painting by IP Brand *
*...
2014_DC_EFF_Credits9Env Film Festival (2014) -- Festival Screen Credits
2014_DC_Protecting_Nature_14033062Env Film Festival (2014) -- Protecting and Restoring Nature and Community (w/Annie Kaempfer, David Conover, and Stephanie Meeks) @ Carnegie Inst
Protecting and Restoring Nature and Community - Shorts Program

MIDNIGHT BLUE (France, 2013 8 min.) U.S. Premiere This immersive ecological tale takes us to the heart of the underwater world, between night and light, where everything happens at a different pace. Using sand as the medium of animation,...
2014_DC_Mongolia_14032348Env Film Festival (2014) -- Stories from Mongolia @ Carnegie Inst
Stories from Mongolia
Presented in partnership with the Arts Council of Mongolia, this film series features stunning landscapes and traditional ways of life closely tied to nature.
Thanks to the Trust for Mutual Understanding for their support of this program.

SINGER FROM THE TAIGA (Mongolia, 2011,...
2014_DC_Sustainable_140321117Env Film Festival (2014) -- Sustainable DC (shorts) @ Carnegie Inst
Sustainable DC:
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...
2014_DC_Argo_14032584Env Film Festival (2014) -- Tales from the Wild with Allison Argo (both sessions) @ THEARC
Tales from the Wild with Allison Argo
(Suggested Ages 4-8)
Award-winning filmmaker Allison Argo will take you on a journey into the world of captivating creatures, such as parrots, elephants and frogs. Allison will show video clips from her unforgettable films and share personal stories about some...
2014_DC_EFF_Thankyou_14041538Env Film Festival (2014) -- Volunteer Thank You Happy Hour @ B Too
2014_DC_Chattahoochee_14033021Env Film Festival (2014) -- "Chattahoochee Unplugged" (w/Jonathan Wickham) @ Carnegie Inst
CHATTAHOOCHEE UNPLUGGED
Directed by: Rhett Turner and Jonathan Wickham

CHATTAHOOCHEE UNPLUGGED (USA, 2013, 56 min.)
Washington, D.C. Premiere The producers of the Emmy award-winning documentary, Chattahoochee: From Water War to Water Vision, provide a new adventure on one of the Southeast’s largest...
2014_DC_Come_Hell_14033087Env Film Festival (2014) -- "Come Hell or High Water" (w/Leah Mahan and Derrick Evans) @ Carnegie Inst
COME HELL OR HIGH WATER: THE BATTLE FOR TURKEY CREEK (USA, 2013, 60 min.)
Shown as part of Our Cities, Our Planet
Washington, D.C. Premiere Follow the painful, inspiring journey of Derrick Evans, a Boston teacher who moves home to the Mississippi Gulf Coast community of Turkey Creek, first settled by...
2014_DC_Damnation_14033099Env Film Festival (2014) -- "Damnation" (w/Travis Rummel, Ben Knight, and Matt Stoecker) @ Carnegie Inst
The Documentary Award for Environmental Advocacy, a new award in this year's Festival, will be presented to DamNation (USA, 2014, 94 min.),a film capturing the growing momentum behind river restoration and dam removal. Directors Travis Rummel and Ben Knight will receive the award at the film's...
2014_DC_GMO_OMG_14032365Env Film Festival (2014) -- "GMO OMG" (w/Elizabeth and Dennis Kucinich and Joshua Brau) @ Carnegie Inst
GMO OMG
Chipotle Food and Agriculture Film Series
Director and concerned father Jeremy Seifert is in search of answers. How do GMOs affect our children, the health of our planet and our freedom of choice? And, perhaps the ultimate question: is it even possible to reject the food system currently in...
2014_DC_ForestR_14031984Env Film Festival (2014) -- "Once Upon a Forest" (w/Luc Jacquet) -- Reception @ Embassy of France
ONCE UPON A FOREST (IL ÉTAIT UNE FORÊT) (France, 2013, 78 min.)
Winner, 2014 Polly Krakora Award for Artistry in Film
U.S. Premiere The director of the Oscar-winning March of the Penguins, Luc Jacquet, takes a spectacular journey with renowned French botanist and ecologist Francis Hallé to the very...
2014_DC_Forest_14031977Env Film Festival (2014) -- "Once Upon a Forest" (w/Luc Jacquet) @ Embassy of France
ONCE UPON A FOREST (IL ÉTAIT UNE FORÊT) (France, 2013, 78 min.)
Winner, 2014 Polly Krakora Award for Artistry in Film
U.S. Premiere The director of the Oscar-winning March of the Penguins, Luc Jacquet, takes a spectacular journey with renowned French botanist and ecologist Francis Hallé to the very...
2014_DC_Parrot_Confide_14032527Env Film Festival (2014) -- "Parrot Confidential" (w/Allison Argo) @ Atlas Theater
PARROT CONFIDENTIAL (USA, 2013, 60 min.)
Meet Lou. Abandoned in a foreclosed home, Lou is one of thousands of parrots in need of rescue. From the wilds of Costa Rica to suburban America, a lovable, quirky cast of parrots will reveal their unforgettable tales and the bittersweet world they share with...
2014_DC_Paw_Project_14032579Env Film Festival (2014) -- "Paw Project" (w/Megan McAndrew) @ Atlas Theater
THE PAW PROJECT (USA, 2013, 58 min.)
An inspiring against-all-odds story of a grassroots movement to protect felines, both large and small, from the cruelty of declawing and of how the movement has prevailed, despite the efforts of well-funded professional veterinary associations. In the United States...
2014_DC_Uranium_Drive_In_14032136Env Film Festival (2014) -- "Uranium Drive-In" (w/Suzan Bereza) @ Carnegie Inst
URANIUM DRIVE-IN (USA, 2013, 70 min.)
Washington, D.C. Premiere In a boom-bust uranium mining community in rural, southwestern Colorado, a heated battle is raging over a proposed new uranium mill – the first, if approved, to be built in the United States in more than 25 years. This latest film from...
2015_DC_MoeR_15031946Env Film Festival (2015) -- Eric Moe Sustainability Film Award Finalists and Winner -- Reception @ Natl Geographic Society
Eric Moe Sustainability Film Award
Shorts Program
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_Moe_150319141Env Film Festival (2015) -- Eric Moe Sustainability Film Award Finalists and Winner ("Silent River") w/Steve Fisher and Jason Jaacks @ Natl Geographic Society
Eric Moe Sustainability Film Award
Shorts Program
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_EWaste_15032523Env Film Festival (2015) -- Film: "E-Waste Tragedy" (w/Cosima Dannoritzer) @ Goethe-Institut
E-Waste Tragedy
Presented with the Embassy of Spain and the Goethe Institute
Every year millions of tons of discarded electronic waste – computers, television sets, mobile phones, household appliances – are shipped illegally to India, China or Africa. This film spans the world to reveal how greed and...
2015_DC_Shorts_15032930Env Film Festival (2015) -- Living Wild: Wildlife Shorts Program (w/Robin Moore and Roshan Patel) @ Carnegie Inst
Living Wild: Wildlife Shorts Program

THE FROG PHOTOGRAPHER (USA, 2014, 17 min.) Conservation biologist, amphibian specialist and nature photographer Robin Moore documents some of the smallest four-legged creatures in the Costa Rican rainforest on the Osa Peninsula, home to 2.5 percent of all the...
2015_DC_EFF_Misc_15032925Env Film Festival (2015) -- Miscellanous Shots @ Carnegie Inst
Pictures taken between shows.
2015_DC_Bikes_Cars2_15031772Env Film Festival (2015) -- "Bikes Vs. Cars" (w/Fredrik Gertten and Margarete Jangard) -- Presentation @ Carnegie Inst
Welcome:
* Stephanie Flack, Executive Director, Environmental Film Festival
Opening:
 * Dr. Matthew P. Scott, President, Carnegie Institution for Science
Remarks:
 * Alex Liftman, Global Environment Executive, Bank of America
Introduction of BIKES vs CARS:
 * Peter Fox-Penner, Principal, The...
2015_DC_Bikes_Cars_150317204Env 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...
2015_DC_City_Sea_15032949Env Film Festival (2015) -- "City Under the Sea" (w/Guy and Anita Chaumette) @ Carnegie Inst
City Under the Sea
Beneath the waves lies a city where predators pillage, impostors loot and con artists dupe competitors. Dive below for an epic exploration of the most densely populated city on earth. Using highly specialized macro cinematography, the filmmakers capture interactions among marine...
2015_DC_Gardeners_15032981Env Film Festival (2015) -- "Gardeners of Eden" (w/Kristin Davis and Rob Brandford) incl reception @ Carnegie Inst
Gardeners of Eden
Africa’s elephants are hurtling toward extinction as fuel for the worldwide ivory trade. While conservationists howl and corrupt governments fail to address the ongoing slaughter, one brave family has manned the front lines for decades, rescuing one elephant at a time. Go inside...
2015_DC_Monsoon_15032779Env Film Festival (2015) -- "Monsoon" (w/Sturla Gunnarsson) @ Natl Museum of Natural History
Monsoon: Winner, Polly Krakora Award For Artistry in Film
This visually stunning meditation on the annual rains that descend upon India explores their alternately disastrous and beneficial impact on Indian society, economy, agriculture and individual lives. Chasing the monsoon throughout the country,...
2015_DC_Extinction_150329118Env Film Festival (2015) -- "Racing Extinction" -- Award and Q+A w/Louie Psihoyos, Leilani Münter, Kirk Johnson, and Gina Papabeis @ Carnegie Inst
Racing Extinction
Closing Night, Premiere Screening, Award Presentation and Reception
Winner, Documentary Award for Environmental Advocacy
An invitation to the Festival’s grand finale: the Washington, D.C. premiere of Racing Extinction with Oscar-winning filmmaker Louie Psihoyos, who will receive the...
2015_DC_ExtinctionR_150329131Env Film Festival (2015) -- "Racing Extinction" -- Closing Reception @ Carnegie Inst
Racing Extinction
Closing Night, Premiere Screening, Award Presentation and Reception
Winner, Documentary Award for Environmental Advocacy
An invitation to the Festival’s grand finale: the Washington, D.C. premiere of Racing Extinction with Oscar-winning filmmaker Louie Psihoyos, who will receive the...
2015_DC_Racing_Extinction_15022498Env Film Festival (2015) -- "Racing Extinction" @ Warner Theatre
In Racing Extinction a team of artists and activists exposes the hidden world of extinction with never-before-seen images that will change the way we see the planet.
Two worlds drive extinction across the globe, potentially resulting in the loss of half of all species. The international wildlife trade...
2015_DC_Planetary_150328136Env Film Festival (2015) and World Wildlife Fund -- "Planetary" -- Program @ Natl Geographic Society
Planetary
Premiere, Planetary Experience and Earth Hour Celebration
Presented with World Wildlife Fund
Join us for the Washington, D.C. premiere of PLANETARY, a stunning visual portrait of our planet, followed by a reception with a Planetary Experience and celebration of Earth Hour, a global annual...
2015_DC_PlanetaryR_150328215Env Film Festival (2015) and World Wildlife Fund -- "Planetary" -- Reception and Earth Hour @ Natl Geographic Society
Planetary
Premiere, Planetary Experience and Earth Hour Celebration
Presented with World Wildlife Fund
Join us for the Washington, D.C. premiere of PLANETARY, a stunning visual portrait of our planet, followed by a reception with a Planetary Experience and celebration of Earth Hour, a global annual...
2015_MD_Planetary_150422116Env Film Festival (2015) and World Wildlife Fund -- "Planetary" @ AFI
Planetary
Presented with World Wildlife Fund
(UK, 2015, 85 min.)
A stunning visual portrait of our planet, this cross-continental cinematic journey explores our cosmic origins and our future as a species. A poetic and humbling reminder that it’s time to shift our perspective, the film asks us to...
2016_DC_EFF_Benefit_160210362Env Film Festival (2016) -- 10th Annual Benefit Reception @ Japanese Ambassador's Residence
10th Annual Benefit Reception Under the Patronage of Ambassador Kenichiro Sasae and Mrs. Nobuko Sasae Embassy of Japan Honoring:
Wade Davis and Gail Percy
Champions of Endangered Cultures and Ecosystems
DCEFF is pleased to honor Wade Davis and Gail Percy for their work in protecting endangered...
2016_DC_Reception_16031836Env Film Festival (2016) -- Reception by the Iris Fund for Science Documentaries @ Carnegie Inst
The Iris Fund for Science Documentaries sponsored the "License to Krill" and "Catching the Sun" showings as well as the reception between the two.
2016_DC_EFF_Thankyou_16040632Env Film Festival (2016) -- Volunteer Thank You Happy Hour @ B Too
2016_DC_Birth_Of_Sake_160322133Env 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_Moe_160317119Env Film Festival (2016) -- "Bluebird Man" w/Matthew Podolsky, Emily Bender, and Ted Wood @ Carnegie Inst
Eric Moe Sustainability Film Award
The Eric Moe Sustainability Film Award is co-presented by the National Wildlife Federation.
Established for the 2014 Festival by Julia and Richard Moe in memory of their son, Eric, to honor his strong interest in film and his commitment to sustainability, this award...
2016_DC_Catching_16031875Env Film Festival (2016) -- "Catching the Sun" w/Shalini Kantayya @ Carnegie Inst
CATCHING THE SUN (USA, 2015, 74 min.) D.C. Premiere
Presented by The Iris Fund for Science Documentaries

As the global race to lead the clean energy future kicks into full gear, an unlikely ensemble of characters in the U.S. and China make radical moves: activist Van Jones transitions from leading a...
2016_DC_Circle_16031987Env Film Festival (2016) -- "Circle of Poison" w/Evan Mascagni, Shannon Post, Nick Capezzera, and Elizabeth Kucinich @ Carnegie Inst
Circle of Poison:
Pro-business loopholes allow the American chemical industry to export pesticides to other countries even after they’d been federally banned for their harmful effects. On top of damaging already-marginalized communities abroad, produce treated with these chemicals often returns to the...
2016_DC_City_Trees_160316123Env 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...
2016_DC_City_Trees2_160316134Env Film Festival (2016) -- "City of Trees" -- Screening and Q+A w/Brandon Kramer, Lance Kramer, Steve Coleman, Charles Holcomb, and James Hubbard @ 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...
2016_DC_Let_Go_160326150Env Film Festival (2016) -- "How to Let Go of the World" -- Award and Q+A w/Josh Fox, Tim DeChristopher, Aria Doe and Lennox Yearwood @ Carnegie Inst
How to Let Go of the World - Closing Night Event!
Winner of Documentary Award for Environmental Advocacy!
Join us at the Carnegie Institution, as we close the 24th Annual Environmental Film Festival in the Nation’s Capital with the Washington, DC premiere of How to Let Go of the World (and Love All...
2016_DC_Let_GoR_160326105Env Film Festival (2016) -- "How to Let Go of the World" -- Closing Reception @ Carnegie Inst
How to Let Go of the World - Closing Night Event!
Winner of Documentary Award for Environmental Advocacy!
Join us at the Carnegie Institution, as we close the 24th Annual Environmental Film Festival in the Nation’s Capital with the Washington, DC premiere of How to Let Go of the World (and Love All...
2016_DC_Krill_16031874Env Film Festival (2016) -- "License to Krill" w/David Sington and Brian Hunt @ Carnegie Inst
LICENSE TO KRILL (UK/France, 2015, 87 min.) D.C. Premiere
Presented by The Iris Fund for Science Documentaries
Antarctic krill may be tiny, but they’re massively important: a whole ecosystem depends on these little crustaceans, with whales, seals, and penguins all relying on them as a primary food...
2016_DC_River_Of_Gold_16032683Env Film Festival (2016) -- "River of Gold" w/Reuben Aaronson, Sarah duPont, Enrique Ortiz, and Tom Lovejoy @ Carnegie Inst
RIVER OF GOLD (USA, 2016, 66 min.) World Premiere
Amazon Aid Foundation is proud to announce the world premiere of our new film River of Gold at the 2016 Environmental Film Festival in the Nation's Capital!
Narrated by Academy Award winners Sissy Spacek and Herbie Hancock, River of Gold is the...
2016_DC_Sherpa3_160315110Env Film Festival (2016) -- "Sherpa" -- Post-screening Reception @ Carnegie Inst
Sherpa - Opening Night Event!
Thanks to the Reva and David Logan Foundation for its support of this evening.
Join us at the Carnegie Institution, as we launch the 24th Annual Environmental Film Festival in the Nation’s Capital and celebrate its theme: Parks: Protecting Wild and the DC premiere of...
2016_DC_Sherpa_160315108Env Film Festival (2016) -- "Sherpa" -- Screening and Q+A w/Ken Sauls, Norbu Tenzing, and Lakpa Rita Sherpa @ Carnegie Inst
Sherpa - Opening Night Event!
Thanks to the Reva and David Logan Foundation for its support of this evening.
Join us at the Carnegie Institution, as we launch the 24th Annual Environmental Film Festival in the Nation’s Capital and celebrate its theme: Parks: Protecting Wild and the DC premiere of...
2016_DC_Seer_160324206Env Film Festival (2016) -- "The Seer" w/Laura Dunn, Jef Sewell, and Mary Berry @ National Geographic Society
The Seer: A Portrait of Wendell Berry
Winner of the William W. Warner Beautiful Swimmers Award!
From a hillside office in his native Henry County, Kentucky, Wendell Berry captures in writing the changing landscape and shifting values of rural America in the era of industrial agriculture. The Seer...
2016_DC_Written_Water_16032096Env Film Festival (2016) -- "Written on Water" w/Merri Lisa Trigilio and Kaitlin Whitman @ National Museum of Women in the Arts
WRITTEN ON WATER (USA, 2016, 57 min.) D.C. Premiere
Against the immense and unforgiving landscape of the High Plains, farmers and local politicians in places like Olton, Texas, fight to keep their towns alive against the decline of the life-giving Ogallala Aquifer. In these communities and others like...
2017_DC_EFF_Benefit_170216223Env 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.
Itinerary:
* Welcome: Ambassador Tim Groser
* Opening: Maryanne Culpepper, EFF Executive Director
* Acknowledgements: E. William Stetson III, Host Committee...
2017_DC_Animation_17032638Env Film Festival (2017) -- 25th Anniversary Festival Animation Retrospective (w/Flo Stone) @ Carnegie Inst
Join us for a 25th Anniversary Festival Animation Retrospective!
With dazzling animation and effects, these Environmental Film Festival favorites capture some of the most important and enduring issues affecting our planet, during the past 25 years. Introduction by Festival founder Flo...
2017_DC_MoeR_17032042Env Film Festival (2017) -- Eric Moe Sustainability Film Award Finalists and Winner -- Pre-Event Reception @ Natl Geographic Society
Eric Moe Award: Screening and Discussion
National Geographic Society 7:00pm, March 20th
Presented with the National Wildlife Federation.
Established for the 2014 Festival by Julia and Richard Moe in memory of their son Eric, to honor his strong interest in film and his commitment to sustainability,...
2017_DC_Moe_170320115Env Film Festival (2017) -- Eric Moe Sustainability Film Award Finalists and Winner @ Natl Geographic Society
Eric Moe Award: Screening and Discussion
National Geographic Society 7:00pm, March 20th
Presented with the National Wildlife Federation.
Established for the 2014 Festival by Julia and Richard Moe in memory of their son Eric, to honor his strong interest in film and his commitment to sustainability,...
2017_DC_EFF_Filmmakers_170319114Env Film Festival (2017) -- Festival Filmmakers Reception @ Jefferson Hotel
Filmmakers present included (pretty much in sequence) David G. Conover ("Behold the Earth"), Daniel Koehler ("A House Without Snakes"), Anthony Baxter ("Flint"), Steve Ellington ("Instruments of Change: Lessons from the Rainforest"), Niall Doran and Justin Smith ("Sixteen Legs"), Jeremy Jackson ("Before...
2017_MD_EFF_AFI3Env Film Festival (2017) -- Marque @ AFI/Silver
2017_DC_EFF_Misc9Env Film Festival (2017) -- Miscellaneous Shots @ Carnegie Inst
2017_DC_EFF_Reception_17032569Env Film Festival (2017) -- Penultimate Evening's Reception @ Jefferson Hotel
Various film folk here: Allison Argo ("The Last Pig"), Jacques Perrin ("Seasons"), and Jill Tidman and Jamie Redford ("Happening").
2017_DC_Risk_17031842Env Film Festival (2017) -- Shorts: Risk and Resistance ("How to Stop a Pipeline" and "The Hudson: A River At Risk") @ Carnegie Inst
Presented with Working Films as part of the Risk and Resistance shorts program.
...
2017_DC_EFF_CIS_Screens6Env Film Festival (2017) -- Slide show @ Carnegie Inst
2017_DC_EFF_Tesla56Env Film Festival (2017) -- Tesla cars exhibited @ Carnegie Inst and Jefferson Hotel
Jamie Redford and Bill Stetson checking out the vehicles.
2017_DC_EFF_VR35Env Film Festival (2017) -- Virtual reality demo @ Carnegie Inst
Virtual Reality: ‘Under the Canopy’ + ‘Valen’s Reef’
Presented by Conservation International
Through the magic of virtual reality, journey with Conservation International to the Amazon, earth’s most biodiverse ecosystem, and into the crystal-clear waters of the Bird’s Head Seascape in Indonesia, the...
2017_DC_B4_FloodR_17031878Env Film Festival (2017) -- "Before the Flood" Post-Screening Reception @ Carnegie Inst
Before the Flood
Winner of the 2017 Documentary Award for Environmental Advocacy
If you could know the truth about the threat of climate change — would you want to know? Before the Flood, presented by National Geographic, features Leonardo DiCaprio on a journey as a United Nations Messenger of Peace,...
2017_DC_B4_Flood_170318101Env Film Festival (2017) -- "Before the Flood" (w/Trevor Davidowski, Dr. Lesley Ott, Michael Mann, and Jeremy Jackson) @ Carnegie Inst
Before the Flood
Winner of the 2017 Documentary Award for Environmental Advocacy
If you could know the truth about the threat of climate change — would you want to know? Before the Flood, presented by National Geographic, features Leonardo DiCaprio on a journey as a United Nations Messenger of Peace,...
2017_DC_Dead_Donkeys_17062942Env Film Festival (2017) -- "Dead Donkeys Fear No Hyenas" @ Landmark E Street Cinema
Dead Donkeys Fear No Hyenas
DC Premiere
(Sweden/Germany/Finland, 2017, 80 min.) Around the globe, there is a massive commercial rush for farmland – the new green gold. One of the most profitable new spots for farming is Ethiopia. Dead Donkeys Fear No Hyenas investigates land grabbing and its impact on...
2017_DC_Flint_17031862Env Film Festival (2017) -- "Flint: A Work-In-Progress" w/Anthony Baxter, Talia Buford, Nayyirah Shariff; and Anurag Mantha @ Carnegie Inst
Flint: A Work-In-Progress
A work-in-progress screening by one of the UK’s leading documentary filmmakers Environmental Film Festival alum Anthony Baxter (A Dangerous Game, You’ve Been Trumped) will show exclusive footage taken for his upcoming film Flint (UK/USA 2017), collected during more than two...
2017_DC_From_Ashes_17082433Env Film Festival (2017) -- "From the Ashes" (w/Sidney Beaumont, Mary Anne Hitt and Steven Mufson) @ Landmark E Street Cinema
From the Ashes (2017, USA, 82 min) captures Americans in communities across the country as they wrestle with the legacy of the coal industry and what its future should be under the Trump Administration. From Appalachia to the West’s Powder River Basin, the film goes beyond the rhetoric of the “war on...
2017_DC_Happening_170325116Env Film Festival (2017) -- "Happening: A Work-in-Progress" (w/Jamie Redford, Jill Tidman, and Ray Mabus) @ Carnegie Inst
Happening: A Work-in-Progress
Thanks to the Reva and David Logan Foundation for its support of this evening.
Filmmaker Jamie Redford embarks on a colorful personal journey into the dawn of the clean energy era as it creates jobs, turns profits, and makes communities stronger and healthier. Unlikely...
2017_DC_LostCityZ2_17032372Env Film Festival (2017) -- "Lost City of Z" (w/James Gray) -- Presentation and Q&A @ Natl Geographic Society
The Lost City of Z
Winner of the William W. Warner Beautiful Swimmers Award! Special Advance Screening.
Based on David Grann’s best-selling book of the same name, The Lost City of Z is the true-life drama which centers on British explorer Col. Percival Fawcett, who disappeared while searching for a...
2017_DC_LostCityZ_17032362Env Film Festival (2017) -- "Lost City of Z" (w/James Gray) -- Rehearsal and pre-reception @ Natl Geographic Society
The Lost City of Z
Winner of the William W. Warner Beautiful Swimmers Award! Special Advance Screening.
Based on David Grann’s best-selling book of the same name, The Lost City of Z is the true-life drama which centers on British explorer Col. Percival Fawcett, who disappeared while searching for a...
2017_DC_Naledi_17032642Env Film Festival (2017) -- "Naledi: A Baby Elephant's Tale" (w/Geoff Luck) @ Carnegie Inst
Naledi: A Baby Elephant's Tale
Naledi tells the true story of a baby elephant born into a rescue camp in the Botswana wilderness. When she’s suddenly orphaned at one month, the keepers and scientist looking after the herd become tireless surrogate mothers to keep her alive. Camp scientist Mike Chase...
2016_DC_Not_Without_16081839Env Film Festival (2017) -- "Not Without Us" (w/Mark Decena) @ Landmark E Street Cinema
Not Without Us
Follows seven grassroots activists from around the world as they head to Paris for the 21st session of United Nations Climate Change Conference (COP21).
Discussion with director Mark Decena will follow the screening.
2017_DC_Poisoned_River_17032440Env Film Festival (2017) -- "Poisoned River" (w/Michelle Latimer) @ Carnegie Inst
RISE: Poisoned River
Thanks to the Reva and David Logan Foundation for its support of this evening.
Rise is a Viceland Series, which examines indigenous life in the modern age and gives viewers a rare glimpse into the front line of indigenous-led resistance. Brazil’s Krenak People struggle to survive...
2017_DC_Sacred_Water_17032459Env Film Festival (2017) -- "Sacred Water: Standing Rock" (w/Michelle Latimer and Caro Gonzales) @ Carnegie Inst
Sacred Water: Standing Rock
Thanks to the Reva and David Logan Foundation for its support of this evening.
Part of RISE: A VICELAND Series.
VICELAND’S RISE heads to the Standing Rock Sioux Reservation to meet the Lakota and Dakota youth joining forces to protect their sacred water from the ‘black...
2017_DC_Sea_Of_Hope_170315122Env Film Festival (2017) -- "Sea of Hope" (w/Robert Nixon, Sylvia Earle, Max Kennedy, and Rob Edwards) @ Carnegie Inst
Sea of Hope: America's Underwater Treasures
Thanks to the Reva and David Logan Foundation for its support of this evening.
SEA OF HOPE: AMERICA’S UNDERWATER TREASURES follows iconic ocean explorer and conservationist Dr. Sylvia Earle, renowned underwater National Geographic photographer Brian Skerry,...
2017_DC_Seasons_170326155Env Film Festival (2017) -- "Seasons" (w/Jacques Perrin and Jacque Cluzaud) @ Carnegie Inst
Seasons
Winner of the Polly Krakora Award for Artistry in Film
Presented in partnership with the Embassy of France.
After traveling the world alongside migrating birds (Winged Migration) and diving the oceans with whales and manta rays (Oceans), Jacques Perrin and Jacques Cluzaud return to more...
2017_DC_Consequences_170321106Env Film Festival (2017) -- "The Age of Consequences" (w/Jared P. Scott, Sophie Robinson, Sharon Burke, and Sherri Goodman) @ Carnegie Inst
The Age of Consequences
Presented in partnership with Bank of America.
The Hurt Locker meets An Inconvenient Truth, The Age of Consequences investigates the impacts of climate change on increased resource scarcity, migration, and conflict through the lens of US national security and global stability....
2017_DC_Last_Pig_17032685Env Film Festival (2017) -- "The Last Pig" (w/Allison Argo) @ Carnegie Inst
The Last Pig
Special Advance Screening
The Last Pig is a lyrical meditation on what it means to be a sentient creature with the power to kill. For over a decade, Bob Comis has provided a humane—even idyllic—life for the pigs he farms. But as he cares for the pigs, he develops a respect that begins to...
2016_DC_Unlocking_16083143Env Film Festival (2017) -- "Unlocking the Cage" (w/Natalie Prosin and Monica Miller) @ Landmark E Street Cinema
Unlocking the Cage
Follows a legal team as they build an unprecedented court case to advance animal rights through the writ of habeas corpus.
Discussion with film subjects Natalie Prosin and Monica Miller will follow the screening.
The moderator for the event was Maryanne Culpepper, executive...
2017_DC_Water_Power_170314138Env 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_EFF_Benefit_180205191Env Film Festival (2018) -- Benefit Gala honoring Dr. Sylvia Earle @ Embassy of France in the US
Environmental Film Festival In The Nation's Capital invites you to attend the Benefit Gala.
This annual event raises critical funds for the upcoming Festival in Washington, DC from March 15-25, 2018.
Honoring Dr. Sylvia Earle as DCEFF’s Environmental Champion for her extraordinary work in ocean...
2018_DC_Moe_1803226Env Film Festival (2018) -- Eric Moe Award Winner -- "Water Warriors" wMichael Premo @ Tabard Inn
WATER WARRIORS
Winner: Eric Moe Award for Best Short on Sustainability
Water Warriors is the story of a community’s successful fight against the oil and natural gas industry in New Brunswick, Canada, A multicultural group of unlikely warriors set up a series of road blockades, sometimes on fire,...
2018_DC_EFF_Filmmakers_180318108Env Film Festival (2018) -- Festival Filmmakers Reception @ Jefferson Hotel
Some of the filmmakers who were present included: Ashley Bell ("Love & Bananas"), David Schumacher ("The New Fire"), Eric Balaz ("Tatra Mountains -- Life on the Edge"), Kate Brooks ("The Last Animals"), Ilana Lapid and Kristi Drexler ("Yochi"), Peter Byck ("Earth Optimism Shorts; Soil Carbon...
2018_DC_EFF_Tesla25Env Film Festival (2018) -- Tesla cars exhibited @ Jefferson Hotel
2018_DC_EFF_VR_201815Env Film Festival (2018) -- Virtual Reality @ Carnegie Inst and @ Natl Geographic Society
2018_DC_Tatra_18031864Env Film Festival (2018) -- "Tatra Mountains: Life on the Edge" (w/Erik Balaz; Peter Lim and Tereza Gemeranova) @ Carnegie Inst
Tatra Mountains: Life on the Edge
Co-Presented in partnership with EKOTOP Film Festival and with the support of the Trust for Mutual Understanding.
The Tatra mountain range looms high above the clouds like an island – the smallest high mountain group on earth. A unique environment with unique...
2018_DC_Last_Animals_18031597Env Film Festival (2018) -- "The Last Animals" -- Program @ Natl Geographic Society
The Last Animals
Presented by the Reva and David Logan Foundation.
The Last Animals follows the conservationists, scientists, and activists battling poachers and criminal networks to save elephants and rhinos from the edge of extinction.
Director: Kate Brooks
(US/UK, 2017, 92 min.) DC...
2018_DC_Last_AnimalsR_180315172Env Film Festival (2018) -- "The Last Animals" -- Receptions and Preparation @ Natl Geographic Society
The Last Animals
Presented by the Reva and David Logan Foundation.
The Last Animals follows the conservationists, scientists, and activists battling poachers and criminal networks to save elephants and rhinos from the edge of extinction.
Director: Kate Brooks
(US/UK, 2017, 92 min.) DC...
2018_DC_UntamedR_18031869Env Film Festival (2018) -- "Untamed Romania" Reception (w/ Tom Barton Humphreys; Sarah Titcombe, and Paul Lister) @ Carnegie Inst
Untamed Romania
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...
2018_DC_WastedR_18031751Env Film Festival (2018) -- "Wasted!" Reception @ Carnegie Inst
"WASTED!"
Every year 80% of the world’s water, 40% of the world’s land, and 10% of the world’s energy is dedicated to growing the food we eat, yet in the same year 1.3 billion tons of food is thrown out. Narrated by Anthony Bourdain, WASTED! exposes the criminality of food waste, how it's directly...
2018_DC_Wasted_180317105Env Film Festival (2018) -- "Wasted!" (w/Anna Chai, Tim Ma, Asha Carter, Jeremy Brosowsky, and Tim Carman) @ Carnegie Inst
"WASTED!"
Every year 80% of the world’s water, 40% of the world’s land, and 10% of the world’s energy is dedicated to growing the food we eat, yet in the same year 1.3 billion tons of food is thrown out. Narrated by Anthony Bourdain, WASTED! exposes the criminality of food waste, how it's directly...
2018_DC_Yochi_18031836Env Film Festival (2018) -- "Yochi" (part of Shorts Program 5) (w/Kristi Drexler; Ilana Lapid; H.E. Francisco Daniel Gutierez) @ Carnegie Inst
Yochi
Showing as part of Shorts Program 5.
Yochi, a 9-year-old selectively mute Mayan boy, guards a nest of endangered Yellow-Headed Parrots in Belize’s pine savannah. When his beloved older brother, Itza, returns from the city, Yochi learns that he’s in debt and has turned to poaching – setting the...
2019_03_21A1_Moe240Env 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... (Partially reviewed)
2019_03_17B_EFF_Filmmakers68Env Film Festival (2019) -- Festival Filmmakers Reception @ Jefferson Hotel (Partially reviewed)
2019_03_22A1_Anthropocene164Env Film Festival (2019) -- "Anthropocene: The Human Epoch" (w/Jennifer Baichwal & Nicholas de Pencier) @ Natl Geographic Society
Environmental Film Festival: Anthropocene: The Human Epoch
by Environmental Film Festival in the Nation's Capital
Winner of the Polly Krakora Award for Artistry in Film
D.C. Premiere
The filmmakers take us on a worldwide tour encompassing concrete seawalls in China, which now cover 60 percent of the... (Partially reviewed)
2019_03_20A1_Bears_Ears227Env Film Festival (2019) -- "Bears Ears National Monument (VR Event)" (w/Aaron Huey) @ Natl Geographic Society
Bears Ears National Monument (VR Event)
Take a special, one-of-a-kind virtual reality tour of Bears Ears National Monument with National Geographic photographer Aaron Huey, who’s using cutting-edge technology to capture its beauty and significance to the indigenous people who consider it sacred.
Bears... (Partially reviewed)
2019_03_15F1_Confluence174Env Film Festival (2019) -- "Confluence" (w/Amy Marquis, Darren Durlach, and The Infamous Flapjack Affair) @ Carnegie Inst
Confluence
Presented by the Reva and David Logan Foundation
The Colorado River has carved a deep imprint both on the physical landscape and on the lives of he people who rely on it. This film follows an up-and-coming indie folk band as they traverse and document this endangered river system in the... (Partially reviewed)
2019_03_23E_Ghost_Fleet68Env Film Festival (2019) -- "Ghost Fleet" (w/Jon Bowermaster and Brady Pinero Walkinshaw) @ Natl Geographic Society
Ghost Fleet
Presented by the Reva & David Logan Foundation
Follows a small group of activists who risk their lives on remote Indonesian islands to find justice and freedom for the enslaved fishermen who feed the world’s insatiable appetite for seafood. Bangkok-based Patima Tungpuchayakul, a Thai... (Partially reviewed)
2019_DC_Canyon_1903167Env Film Festival (2019) -- "Into the Canyon" (w/Amanda Pollak, Tyler Walk, and Sadie Quarrier) @ Natl Geographic Society
INTO THE CANYON
D.C. Premiere
In 2016, filmmaker/photographer Peter McBride and writer Kevin Fedarko set out on a 750-mile journey on foot through the entire length of the Grand Canyon. More people have stood on the moon than have accomplished this task. Their quest was more than just an endurance...
2019_03_23G1_Sharkwater250Env Film Festival (2019) -- "Sharkwater Extinction" (w/Sandy and Brian Stewart, Brock Cahill, and Kathryn Kullberg) @ Natl Georgraphic Society
Environmental Film Festival: (Closing Night) Sharkwater Extinction
*Shared Earth Foundation Award for Advocacy Winner
D.C. Premiere
This thrilling, inspiring, and action-packed journey follows filmmaker Rob Stewart as he exposes the massive illegal shark fin industry and the political corruption... (Partially reviewed)
2019_03_17A1_Human_Element164Env Film Festival (2019) -- "The Human Element" (w/Matthew Testa, Jesse Meisenhelter, Rafe Pomerance, and Heidi Nel) @ Carnegie Inst
The Human Element
Presented by the Hollomon Price Foundation
Renowned photographer James Balog (Chasing Ice) uses his camera to reveal how environmental change is affecting the lives of everyday Americans. Following the four classical elements — air, earth, fire, and water — to frame his journey,... (Partially reviewed)
2019_03_14E1_River_Wall198Env Film Festival (2019) -- "The River and the Wall" (w/Ben Masters, Howard Buffett, and Juliet Eilperin) @ Natl Geographic Sociey
OPENING NIGHT: Presented by the Reva & David Logan Foundation
D.C. Premiere
Follows five friends on an immersive adventure through the unknown wilds of the Texas borderlands. They travel 1,200 miles, from El Paso to the Gulf of Mexico, on horses, mountain bikes, and canoes. Realizing the urgency of... (Partially reviewed)
2019_03_16F1_When_Lambs163Env Film Festival (2019) -- "When Lambs Become Lions" (w/Jon Kasbe) @ Natl Geographic Society
WHEN LAMBS BECOME LIONS
*William W. Warner Beautiful Swimmers Award Winner
D.C. Premiere
In a Kenyan town bordering wildlife conservation land, a small-time ivory dealer fights to stay on top while forces mobilize to destroy his trade. When he turns to his younger cousin, a conflicted wildlife ranger... (Partially reviewed)
2011_GA_Savannah_Movie17GA -- Savannah -- Filming of "Savannah"
They were filming a movie called "Savannah" while we were there. I didn't know about it but I ran into the bright lights while I was wandering off to photograph Forsyth Park. I waited an hour without seeing a darn thing and finally gave up. I'm told I missed seeing Sam Shepherd but I didn't lose...
2011_DC_GIFF_Reception_110511150GI Film Festival (2011) @ Capitol -- Congressional Reception
A Congressional Reception with Gary Sinise, Honoring Korean War Veterans:
In remembrance of the 60th Anniversary of the Korean War, the GI Film Festival will host a congressional reception honoring Korean War veterans. Special guests to include Award-winning actor and former GI Film Festival GI Spirit...
2011_DC_GIFF_Award_11051198GI Film Festival (2011) @ Capitol -- Opening Awards
A Congressional Reception with Gary Sinise, Honoring Korean War Veterans:
In remembrance of the 60th Anniversary of the Korean War, the GI Film Festival will host a congressional reception honoring Korean War veterans. Special guests to include Award-winning actor and former GI Film Festival GI Spirit...
2011_DC_GIFF_WI_11051158GI Film Festival (2011) @ Capitol -- "The War Inside" Screening
The War Inside: Produced by WILL Interactive
Designed for Army-wide distribution as a cornerstone soldier behavioral health and PTSD education program, The War Inside sheds light into the psychological challenges of coming home with combat stress and the toll it takes on individuals, families, and...
2011_DC_GIFF176GI Film Festival (2011) @ Navy Memorial -- Miscellaneous
Pictures out in the lobby between screenings.
2011_DC_GIFF_Post_11051475GI Film Festival (2011) @ Navy Memorial -- "Beautiful Dreamer" Post-screening reception
This was the reception following the "Beautiful Dreamer" screening.
2011_DC_GIFF_Flag_Post_11051362GI Film Festival (2011) @ Navy Memorial -- "Flag of My Father" Post-screening reception
Flag of My Father DC Premiere & A Salute to Hollywood Patriots with Special Guest William DeVane
Flag of My Father – DC Premiere!
Directed by Rodney Ray
Serving her country is an honor for Judith, (GiGi Ernetta) an army nurse whose Vietnam veteran father taught her the importance of sacrifice. After...
2011_DC_GIFF_Flag_Pre_110513136GI Film Festival (2011) @ Navy Memorial -- "Flag of My Father" Pre-screening mingling
Flag of My Father DC Premiere & A Salute to Hollywood Patriots with Special Guest William DeVane
Flag of My Father – DC Premiere!
Directed by Rodney Ray
Serving her country is an honor for Judith, (GiGi Ernetta) an army nurse whose Vietnam veteran father taught her the importance of sacrifice. After...
2011_DC_GIFF_Flag_11051351GI Film Festival (2011) @ Navy Memorial -- "Flag of My Father" Screening
Flag of My Father DC Premiere & A Salute to Hollywood Patriots with Special Guest William DeVane
Flag of My Father – DC Premiere!
Directed by Rodney Ray
Serving her country is an honor for Judith, (GiGi Ernetta) an army nurse whose Vietnam veteran father taught her the importance of sacrifice. After...
2011_DC_GIFF_HC_11051523GI Film Festival (2011) @ Navy Memorial -- "Hold at all Costs" Screening
Hold at all Costs – World Premiere!
Directed by Glenn Palmedo Smith
For the first time, a documentary film examines a single battle of the Korean War. The film closely examines the forgotten war through interviews with historians and US politicians, exploring the actual participants of that conflict:...
2011_DC_GIFF_JG_11051452GI Film Festival (2011) @ Navy Memorial -- "Journey Home" and "Gold Star Children" Screenings
Journey Home – World Premiere!
Directed by Christopher Loverro
A film to honor the sacrifice of veterans and their families, Journey Home is written, directed, and acted by an Iraq war veteran. The main character is serving in Iraq with his best friend who is killed in an ambush.
The film explores...
2011_DC_GIFF_LW_11051429GI Film Festival (2011) @ Navy Memorial -- "Last to Leave" and "Wereth Eleven" Screenings
The Last to Leave – East Coast Premiere!
Directed by Pat Clark
April 29, 1975: As the North Vietnamese Army surrounded Saigon, the order was given to evacuate. In 19 hours, 81 helicopters air lifted nearly 6,000 Vietnamese and more than 1,000 Americans from Saigon during the largest helicopter...
2011_DC_GIFF_LB_11051582GI Film Festival (2011) @ Navy Memorial -- "Line of Departure" and "Beyond Courage" Screenings and Closing Awards
Line of Departure – DC Premiere!
Directed by Folleh Tamba
His mother hails from Sierra Leone, the land of blood diamonds; his father is from Liberia, in West Africa. He survived a civil war and now he is about to go war for his adopted country of America. Take a journey with award-winning filmmaker...
2011_DC_GIFF_TB_11051433GI Film Festival (2011) @ Navy Memorial -- "Telegram Man" and "Beautiful Dreamer" Screenings
The Telegram Man – Encore Screening!
Directed by James Khehtie
During World War II, Australia’s small farming communities paid a terrible price. In the rural towns of New South Wales, one family each week discovered their son, husband, brother or father would not be coming home. In the throws of such...
2012_DC_GIFF_IWN_Pre_12051677GI Film Festival (2012) @ Canadian Embassy -- International Warrior Night Pre-Event Mingling
Mingling before the screenings for International Warrior Night with Pat Sajak.
2012_DC_GIFF_IWN_Recp_120516130GI Film Festival (2012) @ Canadian Embassy -- International Warrior Night Reception
The reception after the International Warrior Night screenings with Pat Sajak.
Among the speakers were Gary Doer, Ambassador of Canada to the United States.
2012_DC_GIFF_IWN_Scr_12051638GI Film Festival (2012) @ Canadian Embassy -- International Warrior Night Screening
International Warrior Night with Pat Sajak -- Films included:

Bridges:
Captain Saul Bridges was an American bomber pilot in World War II. Just before the end of the war his plane is shot down over Berlin and he is saved by two children. After the war, he again crashes in Berlin during a supply drop...
2012_DC_GIFF_Reception_12051599GI Film Festival (2012) @ Capitol -- Congressional Reception
2012_DC_GIFF_Presentation_12051573GI Film Festival (2012) @ Capitol -- Presentation Honoring the Heroes of the Vietnam War
Presentation of the "GI Spirit Award" to Actor Joe Mantegna (Criminal Minds). Presentation of "GI Hero Awards" to the men and women of the Vietnam War. Guest Speakers: Reps. Geoff Davis (R-KY) and Loretta Sanchez (D-CA).
2012_DC_GIFF_Harms_Way_12051553GI Film Festival (2012) @ Capitol -- "Into Harm's Way" screening
2011_DC_ATT_11120314Goethe-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
Originally...
2007_DC_Thief_07071629IDB Event: Film "To Rob a Thief" (w/appearance by Miguel Varoni)
The IDB Cultural Center presents a special 35mm screening of the new movie: "To Rob a Thief (LADRÓN QUE ROBA A LADRÓN )". They came. They saw. They took it all. In Spanish with English subtitles. For commercial release by LionsGate Films, August 31, 2007

In this action-filled adventure, two former...
2019_05_12A1_Forgotten136JxJ (2019) @ AFI/Silver -- "Forgotten Soldier" (w/Lucille Smith and Lady Irene Hatter)
FORGOTTEN SOLDIER (2018)
Q&A with filmmaker Lucille Smith and subject Lady Irene Hatter
When Lady Irene Hatter was a little girl, she remembers strangers running up to her father, Sally Noach, to thank him effusively for saving them during WWII. He'd politely, but firmly, dismiss all comers with a... (Partially reviewed)
2019_05_12B1_Geniza73JxJ (2019) @ AFI/Silver -- "From Cairo To The Cloud: The World Of The Cairo Geniza" (w/Michelle Paymar, in conversation with Franz Afraim Katzir)
FROM CAIRO TO THE CLOUD: THE WORLD OF THE CAIRO GENIZA
Q&A with filmmaker Michelle Paymar
In 1896, Solomon Schechter entered the sacred storeroom of an ancient synagogue in Cairo and discovered a vast treasure trove of manuscripts that revolutionized our understanding of Jewish history and illuminated... (Partially reviewed)
2019_05_13A1_King_Bibi101JxJ (2019) @ AFI/Silver -- "King Bibi" (w/Dan Shadur, in conversation with Jason Dick)
Spotlight
KING BIBI
Q&A with filmmaker Dan Shadur
Twenty years before the spectacle of Donald Trump, Benjamin Netanyahu already understood the political benefits of fomenting an adversarial relationship with the media and taking his message directly to the public. KING BIBI explores Netanyahu's rise... (Partially reviewed)
2019_05_15A1_Leona106JxJ (2019) @ AFI/Silver -- "Leona" (w/Isaac Cherem, in conversation with Marion L. Usher)
LEONA (2018)
Q&A with filmmaker Isaac Cherem
A young Jewish woman from Mexico City finds herself torn between her conservative family and forbidden love with a non-Jewish man. He helps her discover the world outside her tight-knit community, but the transition is as fraught as it is exciting. Textured... (Partially reviewed)
2019_05_08A1_Redemption167JxJ (2019) @ AFI/Silver -- "Redemption" opening night
Opening Night
REDEMPTION (2018) [GEULA]
One of the leading lights of contemporary Israeli cinema, Joseph Madmony (RESTORATION), returns for this spiritually rousing, emotionally intelligent story of despair, exhilaration and faith. Menachem is a middle-aged single father struggling to finance his... (Partially reviewed)
2019_05_22B1_Sustainable114JxJ (2019) @ AFI/Silver -- "Sustainable Nation" (w/Micah Smith)
SUSTAINABLE NATION
Q&A with filmmaker Micah Smith
SUSTAINABLE NATION follows three extraordinary individuals doing their part to bring sustainable water access to an increasingly thirsty planet. Using solutions developed in water-poor Israel, they are working to change the status quo of a world where... (Partially reviewed)
2019_05_26B1_Accountant142JxJ (2019) @ AFI/Silver -- "The Accountant Of Auschwitz" (w/Ric Esther Bienstock)
The Accountant Of Auschwitz
Q&A with producer Ric Esther Bienstock
In 2015, 94-year-old Oskar Gröning, known as the Accountant of Auschwitz, was finally prosecuted for the murder of 300,000 Jews. As survivors traveled to Germany to testify, the heinous acts of the Holocaust remained vivid and... (Partially reviewed)
2019_05_21A1_Ancient_Law114JxJ (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,... (Partially reviewed)
2019_05_22C1_Mamboniks102JxJ (2019) @ AFI/Silver -- "The Mamboniks" (w/Alexis Gillespie, in conversation with Bill Newcott)
THE MAMBONIKS
Q&A with filmmaker Alexis Gillespie
During the 1950s, free-spirited, mostly Jewish dancers from New York City fell head over heels for the mambo, a hot dance from Havana, Cuba. Their love for Latin rhythms earned them a nickname: the Mamboniks. DC-based filmmaker Alexis Gillespie tracks... (Partially reviewed)
2019_05_11F1_Moe_Berg136JxJ (2019) @ AFI/Silver -- "The Spy Behind Home Plate" (w/Aviva Kempner, in conversation with Franklin Foer)
Spotlight
THE SPY BEHIND HOME PLATE
Q&A with filmmaker Aviva Kempner and Franklin Foer, national correspondent for The Atlantic
Moe Berg led two lives: one was of public accomplishment, easy grace and dazzling intellect. Hidden from view was his career as an OSS operative, whose daring deeds helped... (Partially reviewed)
2019_05_26C1_Tobacconist128JxJ (2019) @ AFI/Silver -- "The Tobacconist" and Closing Reception (plus Daniel Kahn and the Painted Bird)
Closing Night
The Tobacconist [Der Trafikant]
Starring the recently passed Bruno Ganz (DOWNFALL, WINGS OF DESIRE) as Sigmund Freud and based on the international bestseller by Robert Seethaler, THE TOBACCONIST is a tender, heartbreaking story about one young man and his friendship with Sigmund Freud... (Partially reviewed)
2019_DC_BlackKKlansman_19020690March on Washington Film Festival -- BlackkKlansman (w/Spike Lee, Van Jones, April Ryan, and Karen Bass) @ Newseum
Please join us for a special screening and discussion of Oscar-nominated film BlackKklansman at the Newseum in Washington, DC.
Organized by Focus Features and ICM Partners, the event will feature noteable guests including BlackKklansman director Spike Lee, CNN host Van Jones, Rep. Karen Bass, Chair of...
2018_DC_Marching_18042387March on Washington Film Festival -- Marching to Progress: Women in 2018 @ NYU
Marching to Progress: Women in 2018 is presented by The March on Washington Film Festival, Raben_Impact, and the NYU Brademas Center. This event will commemorate the Women’s March and assess how we are moving women from marching to voting and further activism. Clips from Robin Hamilton's Fannie Lou...
2017_MD_UMd_Led_Zep_170213122MD -- College Park -- UMd Clarice Smith Performing Arts Center Event: Did Led Zeppelin Play Here?
Did Led Zeppelin Play Here?: Public Record vs. Public Memory
Led Zeppelin Played Here, the most recent film by local filmmaker and UMD alumni Jeff Krulik, explores whether or not the iconic band added a last-minute gig at the Wheaton Youth Center to its tour schedule in January 1969—many in the alleged...
2013_MD_AFI3D_1310095MD -- Silver Spring -- AFI Silver Theatre -- 3-D promo
Promo piece for 3D.
2013_MD_AFI_Car2Go33MD -- Silver Spring -- AFI Silver Theatre -- Car2Go Promo
2010_MD_AI_FilmP_10042531MD -- Silver Spring -- Amnesty International Arts Festival -- Filmmakers panel @ Montgomery College PAC
Jerry Blumenthal (Kartemquin Films, Chicago), Jeffrey Spitz (Groundswell Films, Chicago), Jehan Harney (Egypt), Jeffrey Kramer (Price of Paradise film) and others will discuss using film for activist purpose. Adele Schmidt, of Festival Official Partner Docs-in-Progress, will moderate the panel.
2007_DC_NGKemp_07090311National Gallery of Art -- Image Before My Eyes and Partisans of Vilna (w/Aviva Kempner)
"Image Before My Eyes": Joshua Waletzky's landmark documentary, Image Before My Eyes, tells the story of Jewish life in Poland between the two world wars, using historical footage of urban and rural life as well as interviews with survivors of the period. Shown in conjunction with Foto: Modernity in...
2018_DC_NAOscA_1803033Natl Archives -- Academy Award Animated Short Film Nominees
The National Archives hosts the 14th annual free screenings of the Academy Award® nominees in four categories: Documentary Feature, Documentary Short Subject, Live Action Short Film, and Animated Short Film. The screenings are presented by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences in partnership...
2007_DC_NAASFN_0702246Natl Archives -- Academy Award Animated Short Film Nominees (introduced by Marvin Pinkert and members of the Animation Roundtable)
Third Annual Showcase of Academy Awards: Animated Short Film Nominees. Introductions were by Marvin Pinkert (Executive Director, Center for the National Archives Experience) and members of the Animation Roundtable, Women in Film and Video, Washington, DC.
The five nominated films were:
* "The Danish...
2010_DC_NAOscA_10030618Natl Archives -- Academy Award Animated Short Film Nominees (introduced by Marvin Pinkert and WIFV members)
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...
2011_DC_NAOscA_11022620Natl Archives -- Academy Award Animated Short Film Nominees (introduced by Marvin Pinkert and WIFV members)
The National Archives Experience hosts the seventh annual free screenings of the Academy Award® nominees in four categories—Documentary Feature, Documentary Short Subject, Live Action Short Film, and Animated Short Film.
The screenings are presented by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences in...
2008_DC_NAOscA_08022325Natl Archives -- Academy Award Animated Short Film Nominees (introduced by Tom Flood and WIFV members)
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.
Speakers for this even:
* David Flood...
2009_DC_NAOscA_09022130Natl Archives -- Academy Award Animated Short Film Nominees (introduced by WIFV and Animator's Roundtable members)
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_NAOscA_12022530Natl Archives -- Academy Award Animated Short Film Nominees (introduced by WIFV and Animator's Roundtable members)
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.
The...
2014_DC_NAOscA_14030123Natl Archives -- Academy Award Animated Short Film Nominees (introduced by WIFV and Animator's Roundtable members)
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.
The...
2013_DC_ASFN_13022313Natl Archives -- Academy Award Animated Short Film Nominees (introduced by WIFV members)
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...
2019_DC_Free_Solo_1902218Natl Archives -- Academy Award Documentary Feature Nominee: Free Solo (introduced by David Ferriero)
Academy Award Documentary Feature Nominee: Free Solo
The National Archives hosts the 15th annual free screenings of the Academy Award® nominees in four categories: Documentary Feature, Documentary Short Subject, Live Action Short Film, and Animated Short Film.
The screenings are presented by the...
2014_DC_20Feet_14022625Natl Archives -- Academy Award Documentary Feature Nominee: "20 Feet from Stardom" (introduced by Willie Waffle)
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.
The...
2013_DC_5Broken_13022419Natl Archives -- Academy Award Documentary Feature Nominee: "5 Broken Cameras" (introduced by Willie Waffle)
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...
2010_DC_NAOscB_10030610Natl Archives -- Academy Award Documentary Feature Nominee: "Burma VJ" (introduced by Willie Waffle)
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...
2014_DC_Cutie_14030212Natl Archives -- Academy Award Documentary Feature Nominee: "Cutie and the Boxer" (introduced by Willie Waffle)
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.
The...
2007_DC_NADUFE_07022212Natl Archives -- Academy Award Documentary Feature Nominee: "Deliver Us From Evil" (introduced by Werner Schumann)
Thursday, February 22, 7*9 p.m. Screening introduced by Werner Schumann, Oscar-nominated co-producer of The Klan: A Legacy of Hate in America (1982).
Deliver Us From Evil (101 minutes.)
A Disarming Films Production
Amy Berg and Frank Donner
2011_DC_NAOscX_1102276Natl Archives -- Academy Award Documentary Feature Nominee: "Exit Through the Gift Shop" (introduced by Willie Waffle)
The National Archives Experience hosts the seventh annual free screenings of the Academy Award® nominees in four categories—Documentary Feature, Documentary Short Subject, Live Action Short Film, and Animated Short Film.
The screenings are presented by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences in...
2010_DC_NAOscF_10030312Natl Archives -- Academy Award Documentary Feature Nominee: "Food, Inc." (introduced by Willie Waffle)
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...
2011_DC_NAOscG_1102248Natl Archives -- Academy Award Documentary Feature Nominee: "Gasland" (introduced by Willie Waffle)
The National Archives Experience hosts the seventh annual free screenings of the Academy Award® nominees in four categories—Documentary Feature, Documentary Short Subject, Live Action Short Film, and Animated Short Film.
The screenings are presented by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences in...
2013_DC_Gatekeepers_1302206Natl Archives -- Academy Award Documentary Feature Nominee: "Gatekeepers" (introduced by Willie Waffle)
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...
2012_DC_NAOscT_1202266Natl Archives -- Academy Award Documentary Feature Nominee: "If a Tree Falls" (introduced by Willie Waffle)
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.
The...
2009_DC_NAOscW_09021829Natl Archives -- Academy Award Documentary Feature Nominee: "Man on Wire" (introduced by Grace Guggenheim and Jennice Fuentes)
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...
2008_DC_NAOscN_08022315Natl Archives -- Academy Award Documentary Feature Nominee: "No End In Sight" (introduced by Aviva Kempner)
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.
This showing, of "No End In Sight", was...
2008_DC_NAOscO_08022214Natl Archives -- Academy Award Documentary Feature Nominee: "Operation Homecoming: Writing the Wartime Experience" (introduced by Glenn Marcus)
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.
This showing, of "Operation Homecoming:...
2012_DC_NAOscP_1202259Natl Archives -- Academy Award Documentary Feature Nominee: "Paradise Lost 3: Purgatory" (introduced by Willie Waffle)
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.
The...
2013_DC_Searching_13022016Natl Archives -- Academy Award Documentary Feature Nominee: "Searching for Sugar Man" (introduced by Willie Waffle)
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...
2009_DC_NAOscB_0902194Natl Archives -- Academy Award Documentary Feature Nominee: "The Betrayal" (introduced by Jennice Fuentes)
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...
2009_DC_NAOscG_0902225Natl Archives -- Academy Award Documentary Feature Nominee: "The Garden" (introduced by Jennice Fuentes)
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_NAOscU_12022314Natl Archives -- Academy Award Documentary Feature Nominee: "Undefeated" (introduced by Willie Waffle)
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.
The...
2008_DC_NAOscW_08022414Natl Archives -- Academy Award Documentary Feature Nominee: "War/Dance" (introduced by Flo Stone)
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.
This showing, of "War/Dance", was...
2010_DC_NAOscW_10030713Natl Archives -- Academy Award Documentary Feature Nominee: "Which Way Home" (introduced by Willie Waffle)
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...
2009_DC_NAOscE_0902203Natl Archives -- Academy Award Documentary Feature Nominee: ""Encounters at the End of the World" (introduced by Jennice Fuentes)
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...
2008_DC_NAOscS_0802247Natl Archives -- Academy Award Documentary Short Subject Nominees (introduced by Felicia Barlow)
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.

Speakers for this event were:
*...
2012_DC_NAOscS_1202264Natl Archives -- Academy Award Documentary Short Subject Nominees (introduced by Susan Clifton)
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.
The...
2010_DC_NAOscS_1003072Natl Archives -- Academy Award Documentary Short Subject Nominees (introduced by Tom Nastick)
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...
2011_DC_NAOscS_1102271Natl Archives -- Academy Award Documentary Short Subject Nominees (introduced by Tom Nastick)
The National Archives Experience hosts the seventh annual free screenings of the Academy Award® nominees in four categories—Documentary Feature, Documentary Short Subject, Live Action Short Film, and Animated Short Film.
The screenings are presented by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences in...
2013_DC_DSS_1302249Natl Archives -- Academy Award Documentary Short Subject Nominees (introduced by Tom Nastick)
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_DSS_1403026Natl Archives -- Academy Award Documentary Short Subject Nominees (introduced by Tom Nastick)
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.
The...
2016_DC_NAOscA_1602272Natl Archives -- Academy Award Live Action Short Film Nominees -- crowds awaiting screening
2009_DC_NAOscL_09022110Natl 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...
2011_DC_NAOscD_11022614Natl Archives -- Academy Award Live Action Short Film Nominees (introduced by Margaret Parsons)
The National Archives Experience hosts the seventh annual free screenings of the Academy Award® nominees in four categories—Documentary Feature, Documentary Short Subject, Live Action Short Film, and Animated Short Film.
The screenings are presented by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences in...
2012_DC_NAOscL_12022513Natl 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.
The...
2013_DC_Live_Action_1302238Natl 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_14030115Natl 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.
The...
2008_DC_NAOscD_08022311Natl 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_SAAW_10063018Natl Archives -- Academy Award "2010 Student Academy Award Winners" (introduced by Willie Waffle)
2010 Student Academy Award® Winners:
The Academy of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences, in partnership with The Charles Guggenheim Center for the Documentary Film and the Foundation for the National Archives, presents the winners of the 2010 Student Academy Awards®, which honor outstanding student...
2011_DC_SAAW_11063018Natl Archives -- Academy Award "2011 Student Academy Award Winners" (introduced by Willie Waffle)
The Academy of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences, in partnership with The Charles Guggenheim Center for the Documentary Film and the Foundation for the National Archives, presents the Gold Medal winners of the 2011 Student Academy Awards®. Established in 1972, the Student Academy Awards support and...
2014_DC_Kennesaw_14101038Natl Archives -- Adam Eisenberg and Anthony Winegar ("Kennesaw: One Last Mountain")
Kennesaw: One Last Mountain
In the predawn hours of June 27, 1864, Union officers received an order from Gen. William Tecumseh Sherman to assault Confederate forces entrenched along the Kennesaw Mountain line, anchored by an imposing precipice known as the “Gibraltar of Georgia.” Sherman’s mission:...
2006_DC_NAIke_06042126Natl Archives -- Austin Hoyt and Duan Van Ee ("Ike")
Dwight D. Eisenhower was both a war hero and a President. The documentary Ike, from the PBS series The American Experience, explores both facets of his complex and fascinating life. Part One: Soldier, looks at Eisenhower’s military career. Executive producer Austin Hoyt will be joined by Eisenhower...
2016_DC_Kempner_16020436Natl Archives -- Aviva Kempner (discussing "Rosenwald") w/A'Leila Bundles
Rosenwald: A Remarkable Story of a Jewish Partnership with African American Communities:
Rosenwald is the story of Julius Rosenwald, who never finished high school but rose to become the president of Sears. Influenced by the writings of Booker T. Washington, this Jewish philanthropist joined forces...
2005_DC_NAHG_0504156Natl Archives -- Aviva Kempner (introducing "Life and Times of Hank Greenberg")
Filmmaker Aviva Kempner was on hand to introduce and discuss her 2001 award-winning documentary "The Life and Times of Hank Greenberg" on Detroit Tiger Hank Greenberg, the extraordinary baseball player who transcended religious prejudice to become an American icon. This compelling documentary combines...
2005_DC_NACM_0512097Natl Archives -- Caroline Martel (introducing "Phantom of the Operator")
The Phantom of the Operator:
The Charles Guggenheim Center for the Documentary Film at the National Archives and the Center for the National Archives Experience present Caroline Martel's wry and delightful "found footage" film revealing a little-known chapter in labor history: the story of female...
2005_DC_NADG_0510218Natl Archives -- David Grubin (introducing "Destination America")
Destination America with David Grubin:
The Charles Guggenheim Center for the Documentary Film at the National Archives and the National Archives experience present a special evening with David Grubin. From the time the US government began keeping official records in 1820, more than 70 million people...
2005_DC_NAOD_0511115Natl Archives -- Ed Carter (introducing "Oscar Docs")
National Archives presents Oscar-winning shorts. In tune with Veterans Day, the National Archives presented five Oscar-winning documentaries. The Academy didn't start awarding Oscars for documentaries until the start of World War II, and most of what won then were basically propaganda shorts. The...
2006_DC_NAWil_0612087Natl Archives -- Eric Vettel (introducing "Wilson")
Wilson (1944): Eric Vettel, Executive Director of the Woodrow Wilson Presidential Library in Staunton, Virginia, will introduce this superbly crafted biography starring Alexander Knox as Woodrow Wilson. The film won five Academy Awards. It chronicles the political career of Woodrow Wilson, beginning...
2005_DC_NABerga_05050521Natl Archives -- Grace Guggenheim and Roger Cohen (introducing "Berga")
Berga: Grace Guggenheim, daughter of the late documentary filmmaker Charles Guggenheim, will explain how her father's final film, Berga: Soldiers of Another War, inspired journalist Roger Cohen to write the book Soldiers and Slaves: American POWs Trapped by the Nazi's Final Gamble (A. A. Knopf, 2005)....
2006_DC_NADDay_06110810Natl Archives -- Grace Guggenheim (introducing "D-Day Remembered")
D-Day Remembered: This Academy Award®–nominated documentary tells the story of a pivotal moment in the Allied struggle against Nazi Germany during World War II—the successful invasion of Normandy by the largest armada in history on June 6, 1944, and the battle that followed. D-Day Remembered is told...
2008_DC_NALBJ_08052233Natl Archives -- Harry McPherson (introducing "The Journey of Lyndon Johnson")
The Journey of Lyndon Johnson:
In conjunction with the Lyndon Baines Johnson Library & Museum’s year-long celebration of LBJ’s 100th birthday, The Charles Guggenheim Center for the Documentary Film at the National Archives presents "The Journey of Lyndon Johnson", produced in 1974 by Guggenheim...
2014_DC_Getty_Story_14021286Natl Archives -- Jake Boritt, Gabor Boritt, and Stephen Lang (discussing "The Gettysburg Story")
The Gettysburg Story:
Join us on the birthday of President Abraham Lincoln for a special screening of filmmaker Jake Boritt’s monumental work, The Gettysburg Story (2013, 60 min). Aerial cinematography, motion-control time lapse, and 3-D animated maps bring the stories of Lincoln, Lee, Meade, and...
2015_DC_Decade_15012747Natl Archives -- Joe Looby ("Decade of Discovery") w/Jason Baron, Gary Stern, and Anne Weismann
The Decade of Discovery
The Decade of Discovery follows events that unfolded between 2002 and 2012, when a government attorney took on a quest to find a better way to search White House email and a teacher took a stand for civil justice on the electronic frontier. Following the screening, there will be...
2006_DC_NACW_06041944Natl Archives -- Ken Burns (introducing "Civil War: Universe of Battle")
The Civil War: The Universe of Battle, 1863 (60 minutes)
The Civil War remains the highest rated and most celebrated documentary in public television’s history. Tonight, Emmy® Award–winning filmmaker Ken Burns will introduce episode 5 of this landmark film, which focuses on the events surrounding the...
2007_DC_NAREur_07050934Natl Archives -- Lynn Nicholas and Robert Edsel (introducing "Rape of Europa")
Film and Discussion—The Rape of Europa: The Rape of Europa is a feature documentary that tells of the systematic theft, deliberate destruction, and miraculous survival of Europe’s art treasures during the Second World War. The film skillfully interweaves the history of Nazi art looting with contemporary...
2006_DC_NABway_06042026Natl Archives -- Mickey Kantor and Laurence Maslon (introducing "Broadway")
Broadway: The American Musical (60 minutes):
The six-part documentary series Broadway: The American Musical chronicles the Broadway musical throughout the 20th century and explores the evolution of this uniquely American art form. Tonight, series producer, writer, and director Michael Kantor will...
2006_DC_NAETW_06062312Natl Archives -- Norman Hatch ("Eyewitness to War: The Combat Cameraman")
Eyewitness to War: The Combat Cameraman:
The Charles Guggenheim Center for the Documentary Film at the National Archives welcomes Norman Hatch, a combat cameraman in the 2nd Marine Division during the Second World War, who will introduce and discuss With the Marines at Tarawa (1944; 18 minutes) and To...
2007_DC_NA9LR_07092777Natl Archives -- Panel -- 1st Annual Charles Guggenheim Tribute Pgm (50th Anniversary of the Little Rock Crisis)
Fiftieth Anniversary of the Little Rock Crisis.
Two parts for the program itself:
(1) Remembering Charles Guggenheim's Nine from Little Rock. Courtesy of the Margaret Herrick Library, the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences. The Charles Guggenheim Center for the Documentary Film at the...
2008_DC_NARFK_08092450Natl Archives -- Panel -- 2nd Annual Charles Guggenheim Tribute Pgm (Robert Kennedy Remembered -- 40 Years Later)
Second Annual Charles Guggenheim Tribute Program: Robert Kennedy Remembered -- 40 Years Later:
In the aftermath of Senator Robert F. Kennedy’s tragic death (June 6, 1968), filmmaker Charles Guggenheim was commissioned to quickly create a tribute to be shown the following August at the Democratic...
2009_DC_NACG3_09092381Natl Archives -- Panel -- 3rd Annual Charles Guggenheim Tribute Pgm (20th Anniversary of the Johnstown Flood)
Third Annual Charles Guggenheim Tribute Program
The Johnstown Flood: 20th Anniversary Screening and Discussion
Charles Guggenheim accepted his third Oscar® in 1990 for The Johnstown Flood (Best Documentary Short Subject). The film expertly weaves archival photographs, narration, and historical...
2015_DC_Monument_150915120Natl Archives -- Panel -- 9th Annual Charles Guggenheim Tribute Pgm (Monument to the Dream)
9th Annual Charles Guggenheim Tribute Program: Monument to the Dream
Tonight's Guggenheim Documentary Center Tribute Program features Monument to the Dream, Charles Guggenheim’s third Academy Award®-nominated film. Recently restored by the National Park Service and Guggenheim Productions, Inc., the...
2005_DC_NAOW_05111822Natl Archives -- Panel -- Orphan Works
Orphan Works and the Visual Record:
The Charles Guggenheim Center for the Documentary Film at the National Archives, with the Center for Social Media and the Program on Intellectual Property and the Public Interest, American University, presents a program on copyright law. So called "orphan works"...
2012_DC_Pixels_12101991Natl Archives -- Panel -- Preserving Grain, Presenting Pixels
Preserving Grain, Presenting Pixels: Film Preservation and Restoration in the Digital Age:
In 2007, the Academy’s Science and Technology Council released their landmark study, The Digital Dilemma. Five years later, archival institutions and film industry continue to address the “digital dilemma” when...
2008_DC_NANFBC_08102361Natl Archives -- Panel -- Salute to the National Film Board of Canada
A Salute to the National Film Board of Canada: This program, 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, celebrates more than 50 years of Oscar®-nominated and...
2012_DC_Pat_Brown_12032065Natl Archives -- Panel -- "California State of Mind: The Legacy of Pat Brown"
California State of Mind: The Legacy of Pat Brown
The Charles Guggenheim Center for the Documentary Film presents a new work about an ordinary man who shaped the future of modern California in the turbulent 1960s—Governor Edmund G. “Pat” Brown, “the Godfather of Modern California.”
Welcoming...
2019_02_27E1_Addiction213Natl Archives -- PBS NOVA "Addiction" screening and discussion
Addiction
Addiction, a documentary produced for PBS’s NOVA, examines how easy access to drugs like heroin, fentanyl, and even prescription medications like OxyContin has fueled an epidemic of addiction—the deadliest in U.S. history. Now, science is revealing how addiction affects the brain, and top... (Partially reviewed)
2010_DC_NAOscL_1003064Natl 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...
2006_DC_NALady_0611097Natl Archives -- Rear Adm. Richard A. Buchanan (introducing "The Fighting Lady")
The Fighting Lady : Created from footage shot on and around the Essex-class aircraft carrier USS Yorktown during its first months of action in the Pacific and narrated by Robert Taylor, this film won the 1944 Oscar® for best documentary feature. It intersperses combat scenes of breathtaking intensity...
2009_DC_NAEWSF_09050751Natl Archives -- Rob Hummel ("The BIG Picture The Evolution of Wide Screen Film")
The BIG Picture: The Evolution of the Wide Screen Film – Tucker: The Man and His Dream
The Science and Technology Council of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences (AMPAS), in partnership with The Charles Guggenheim Center for the Documentary Film and the Foundation for the National Archives,...
2007_DC_NARAD_07042742Natl Archives -- Robert and Anne Drew (Salute to...) ("Crisis")
Salute to Documentary Filmmakers Robert and Anne Drew: In the late 1950s, Robert Drew pioneered the cinema verité or direct cinema documentary form, which utilized innovative, lightweight cameras and sound equipment to allow filmmakers to record the experiences of people as they live them. He formed...
2005_DC_NARD_05110417Natl Archives -- Robert and Anne Drew ("From Two Men and a War")
An Evening with Robert Drew and From Two Men and a War: The Charles Guggenheim Center for the Documentary Film at the National Archives and the Foundation for the National Archives present a celebration of the career of Robert Drew, who as the founder of Drew Associates pioneered the cinema verite...
2014_DC_Monuments_14013050Natl Archives -- Robert Edsel (introducing and responding to "The Monuments Men")
Special Advance Screening of "The Monuments Men":
The National Archives is pleased to host a special advance screening of the forthcoming film The Monuments Men on January 30, 2014, in the William G. McGowan Theater in Washington, DC.
Based on the true story of the greatest treasure hunt in history,...
2009_DC_NAOsborne_09101550Natl Archives -- Robert Osborne (introducing "Mr. Smith Goes To Washington")
70th Anniversary Screening of Mr. Smith Goes to Washington: The Academy of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences, in partnership with the Charles Guggenheim Center for the Documentary Film, presents Frank Capra’s classic film, Mr. Smith Goes to Washington, which premiered on October 17, 1939 at Constitution...
2010_DC_Nuremberg_10100634Natl Archives -- Sandra Schulberg (introducing "Nuremberg: Its Lesson for Today") including reception
Nuremberg: Its Lesson for Today (The 2009 Schulberg/Waletsky Restoration):
The Charles Guggenheim Center for the Documentary Film welcomes producer Sandra Schulberg, who will introduce the first complete 35mm picture and sound restoration of the U.S. Government’s 1948 film about the first Nuremberg...
2009_DC_NATN_09081444Natl Archives -- Tom Nastick ("The USIA Film The School at Rincon Santo")
National Archives Expert Series: Featuring staff experts who will focus on archival treasures discovered among the holdings of the National Archives. Tom Nastick, public programs producer, Center for the National Archives Experience,“The USIA Film The School at Rincon Santo” .
The speaker was...
2018_DC_Tokyo_Trials_181115190Natl Archives -- U.S. Premier of "The Tokyo Trials"
U.S. Premiere of “The Tokyo Trials”
Lasting more than two and a half years, the Tokyo War Crimes Trial became the longest legal proceeding ever, producing reams of records that set the precedent for modern military tribunals. In observance of the 70th anniversary of the trial’s adjournment in 1948, the...
2008_DC_NAHD_08080626Natl Archives -- William Burr (introducing "History Declassified: Nixon in China")
In conjunction with the featured document display of a U.S. Department of State Intelligence Brief (see Exhibits), and in recognition of the opening of the 2008 Summer Olympic Games in Beijing, The Charles Guggenheim Center for the Documentary Film at the National Archives presents this 2004 ABC News...
2011_MD_Stevens_11011339Natl Archives & AFI -- "John F. Kennedy: Years of Lightning, Day of Drums" (w/George Stevens, Jr.)
Speakers in sequence:
-- Ray Barry (AFI)
-- Marvin Pinkert, Executive Director, Center for the National Archives Experience.
-- George Stevens, Jr.

JOHN F. KENNEDY: YEARS OF LIGHTNING, DAY OF DRUMS:
In person: George Stevens, Jr., the widely honored film and television producer, former head...
2015_DC_Nelson_15061952Natl Archives & AFI Docs 2015 -- Guggenheim Symposium Honoring Stanley Nelson @ National Archives
GUGGENHEIM SYMPOSIUM
For over 25 years Stanley Nelson has dedicated himself to creating a series of profound, intelligent and revealing documentaries on long neglected or misinterpreted chapters of African American History. These powerful works have made him one of the most acclaimed and important...
2007_DC_NADemo_07061546Natl Archives & AFI/SilverDocs -- Panel -- Why Democracy?
Speakers in sequence:
-- Marvin Pinkert (National Archives)
-- Patricia Finneran
-- Don Edkins
-- Panel with Nick Fraser, Mette Hoffmann Meyer, Alex Gibney, Siatta Scott-Johnson, ??? and John Milewski (Newseum)

Why Democracy? Documentary Film Selections and Panel Discussion: In October 2007,...
2012_DC_Maxwell_12102027Natl Museum of Amer History -- Event: Ron Maxwell introducing "Gettysburg"
Civil War historian and former NPR film [music] commentator Noah Andre Trudeau leads a pre-screening discussion highlighting historical tidbits and things to look and listen for in this classic Hollywood movie.
2008_DC_NHNemo_08120616Natl Museum of Natural History -- Event: Animating the Ocean
Animating the Ocean: Featuring clips from the film Finding Nemo, production designers from Disney and Pixar discuss how Hollywood studios adapt sea stories to bring ocean animation to life.
The presentation was by Robin Cooper (with Pixar) and Rick Rothschild (with Imagineering).
2017_DC_SINH_Amazon_Adv_170418145Natl Museum of Natural History -- Event: World premier of "Amazon Adventure 3D"
The Sant Director of the National Museum of Natural History, HHMI Tangle Bank Studios and SK Films invite you and a guest to the world premier of :
Amazon Adventure 3D: A True Story of Scientific Discovery

Amazon Adventure 3D
Amazon Adventure 3D tells the epic, true story of explorer Henry Bates'...
2010_DC_Chosin_10121569Naval Heritage Center -- "Chosin" screening and discussion
The U.S. Navy Memorial is presenting "Chosin," a documentary about 15,000 U.S. troops who fought to save the lives of civilian refugees during the Korean War. Survivor accounts combined with never before seen footage take the viewer on an emotional journey. A panel discussion with the filmmakers and two...
2018_NY_NYC_Fin_Filming_1808244NY -- NYC -- Event: Filming something @ Cipriani 25 Broadway
They were filming something across the Bowling Green Park. No idea what it was but I still took photos.
2009_DC_OAS_Butterflies_090330166OAS Main Bldg -- Event: Washington Premier of "Code Name: Butterflies"
The Washington Premiere of "Code Name: Butterflies" will take place on Monday, March 30, 2009 in the Hall of the Americas at the headquarters of the Organization of American States (OAS) in Washington, D.C. at 6:30 PM.

Guests traveling from Santo Domingo to Washington for the event include...
2016_DC_Peck_16040345Reynolds Center (NPG) -- Film Talk: Gregory Peck (w/Cecilia Peck)
Reel Portraits: Gregory Peck:
Spend the afternoon celebrating Gregory Peck's 100th birth anniversary. We will screen not one, but two Peck films: To Kill a Mockingbird and A Conversation with Gregory Peck. 
The screenings will include a discussion of the latter film led by its producers, Barbara...
2009_DC_1Woman_09011012Reynolds Center (NPG) -- Film Talk: "A Single Woman" (w/Kamala Lopez)
Reel Portraits: Jeannette Rankin and "A Single Woman": A Single Woman (2008) is the story of the United States's first congresswoman, Jeannette Rankin. Twice elected to represent Montana, in 1916 and 1940, Rankin twice lost her seat for voting against this country's entry into world wars. Her portrait...
2010_DC_Maysles_10042952Reynolds Center (SAAM) -- Film Talk: "Christo in Paris" (w/Albert Maysles)
Christo in Paris with Albert Maysles
Christo in Paris tells the story of Christo and Jeanne-Claude’s first grand-scale project: wrapping the oldest bridge in Paris (58 minutes, 1986). Valley Curtain examines the dramatic hanging of an immense orange curtain between two Colorado mountains (28 minutes,...
2014_DC_Worlds_141113102Reynolds Center (SAAM) -- Film Talk: "Curious Worlds: The Art and Imagination of David Beck" (w/David Beck and Olympia Stone)
Curious Worlds: The Art and Imagination of David Beck
David Beck is a master sculptor, carver, painter, and craftsman. Join us for a film screening of Curious Worlds: The Art & Imagination of David Beck (2014, 68 min.), an intimate portrait of one of America’s most accomplished and original artists. A...
2015_DC_Enough_15061734Reynolds Center (SAAM) -- Film Talk: "Enough to Live On" (w/Michael Maglaras and Terri Templeton)
Michael Maglaras and Terri Templeton from 217 Films present the premiere of Enough to Live On: The Arts of the WPA. The film celebrates the eightieth anniversary of the Works Progress Administration and the Federal Art Project and tells the story of how the New Deal used the arts to bring a message of...
2010_DC_FenceF_100402145Reynolds Center (SAAM) -- Film Talk: "Running Fence Revisited" (w/Christo and Wolfram Hissen)
The Running Fence Revisited:
The premiere of a new film created for this exhibition, The Running Fence Revisited, will be followed by a conversation with director Wolfram Hissen and artist Christo.
2008_DC_Christo_08090643Reynolds Center (SAAM) -- Film Talk: "Running Fence" (w/Christo and Jeanne-Claude)
Running Fence: Christo and Jeanne-Claude. The film Running Fence (1978), directed by David Maysles, Albert Maysles, and Charlotte Zwerin, depicts the four year struggle of artists Christo and Jeanne-Claude to build a 24.5-mile fence of white fabric and steel poles through the hills of Californias Sonoma...
2010_DC_Reichstag_100512132Reynolds Center (SAAM) -- Film Talk: "To the German People: Wrapped Reichstag" (w/Christo and Wolfram Hissen)
To the German People: Wrapped Reichstag:
Special guest, Ambassador of the Federal Republic of Germany to the United States Klaus Scharioth introduces a screening of To the German People: Wrapped Reichstag 1971–1995 about the art project, Wrapped Reichstag, by artists Christo and Jeanne-Claude. A...
2006_DC_Takei_06050943Ronald Reagan Bldg -- Natl Asian Pacific Amer Heritage Month w/George Takei
May is National Asian Pacific American Heritage Month. The Federal Triangle Partnership, consisting of the U.S. Department of Commerce, U.S. Customs and Border Protection, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, and the U.S. Agency for International Development, is pleased to announce its program...
2003_DC_SACR_03050512Smithsonian Associates -- Carl Reiner
This was an interview with Carl Reiner, the comedian who worked on Sid Caesar's "Your Show of Shows" before creating "The Dick Van Dyke Show". He was promoting an autobiography called "My Anecdotal Life". He was wonderfully funny as you'd probably expect, coming up with bizarre tangents during an...
2006_DC_SAEB_06102617Smithsonian Associates -- Ellen Burstyn
Actress Ellen Burstyn on Becoming Herself: Ellen Burstyn is a woman who has always defied expectations. Born in Detroit during the Depression, she left home at 18, and after a failed marriage and a string of unsatisfying relationships and jobs, she settled in New York, where she began her career as an...
1998_DC_SAFW_9804294Smithsonian Associates -- Fay Wray
2004_DC_SAFP_04033049Smithsonian Associates -- Fess Parker
From the session write-up: Fess Parker, Celebrating an American Icon. Actor Fess Parker portrayed the legendary frontiersmen Davy Crockett and Daniel Boone on television, spawning “Frontier Fever” as children across the nation and around the world donned their coonskin caps. Fess Parker has appeared in...
2005_DC_SAGW_05032422Smithsonian Associates -- Gene Wilder
Memorable for his curly mop of straw-colored hair, critically acclaimed motion picture and stage actor Gene Wilder has received two Academy Award nominations—for his role in The Producers (1968) and for co-writing Young Frankenstein with Mel Brooks.
He made his movie debut in Bonnie and Clyde as an...
1997_DC_SAGL_9711153Smithsonian Associates -- George Lucas (not great pictures)
2005_DC_SAJT_05100546Smithsonian Associates -- Home with John Travolta and Kelly Preston
Architectural Digest…Home with John Travolta and Kelly Preston. Cosponsored by Architectural Digest Magazine.

Join John Travolta and Kelly Preston for a vicarious tour of their airplane-friendly home, in this captivating evening moderated by Paige Rense, editor-in-chief of Architectural Digest and...
2002_DC_SAJC_02120647Smithsonian Associates -- James Cameron (Bismarck)
This was a really cool event. The Smithsonian Associates had director James Cameron ("Terminator", "Titanic", etc) introducing his new research piece on the sinking of the German battleship Bismarck, which had he explored for the Discovery Channel. We got to see a good chunk of the undersea and...
2003_DC_SACon_0304219Smithsonian Associates -- James Foley ("Confidence")
An advanced preview of the movie "Confidence", starring Edward Burns, Rachel Weisz, Paul Giamatti, Andy Garcia, and Dustin Hoffman was held at the Smithsonian. Before and afterward, the director James Foley came out and discussed his life as a movie maker. My question to him was how long did the movie...
2004_DC_SAJGC_04120816Smithsonian Associates -- Joan Ganz Cooney
Joan Ganz Cooney, on the Evolution and Significance of Sesame Street -- The 8th Annual Smithsonian McGovern Award

Sunny day, sweeping the clouds away,
On my way to where the air is sweet,
Can you tell me how to get,
How to get to Sesame Street?

These familiar lyrics have cheerfully tripped off...
1997_DC_SAMyth_9711131Smithsonian Associates -- Mary Henderson ("Magic of Myth")
"Star Wars: The Magic of Myth (Star Wars.)", book discussion regarding the Air and Space Museum exhibit by Mary Henderson
2005_DC_SAEis_05060815Smithsonian Associates -- Michael Eisner
Once Upon a Time ... in Camp Keewaydin: Michael Eisner’s Boyhood Memories: Long before he took the helm at one of the world’s largest media and entertainment companies, Walt Disney Co. CEO Michael D. Eisner was just a kid from New York City. But at age seven he began a rite of passage that left an...
2004_DC_SAFN_04032110Smithsonian Associates -- Roger Gould ("Finding Nemo")
From the Smithsonian description: How was PIXAR’s animated hit Finding Nemo made? How did filmmakers create a believable underwater world in this story about the search for a young clownfish who had been snatched from Australia’s Great Barrier Reef? Roger Gould, creative director of PIXAR Animation...
2003_DC_SASB_03050422Smithsonian Associates -- Strange Bedfellows: The Military and the Movies
This was a series of three panel discussions about the relationship between Hollywood and the military. It discussed how the military public affairs offices would, in exchange for acceptable portrayals of their services, help out with military vehicles and troops as well as advise. It was supposed to be...
2009_MD_Marcel_09120981Washington Jewish Film Festival (2009) @ AFI -- "Marcel Reich-Ranicki -- Author of Himself" (w/Dror Zahavi and Katharina Trebitsch)
Speakers in sequence:
-- Susan Barocas (Director of WJFF),
-- Klaus Scharioth (German ambassador to the United States)
-- Marc Pachter interviewing Dror Zahavi and Katharina Trebitsch

North American Premiere! MARCEL REICH-RANICKI--AUTHOR OF HIMSELF [Marcel Reich-Ranicki - Mein Leben]
In...
2009_MD_MandM_09120715Washington Jewish Film Festival (2009) @ AFI -- "Mary and Max"
Speakers in sequence:
-- Brandon Wall (Australian Embassy)
-- Josh Gardner (AFI)

DC Premiere! MARY AND MAX
Crystal Bear, Berlin International Film Festival 2009
Meet Mary Daisy Dinkle and Max Horowitz, two lonely souls reaching out for a friend in this quirky claymation tale. One day, Mary,a...
2009_MD_Eisner_09120634Washington Jewish Film Festival (2009) @ AFI -- "Will Eisner: Portrait of a Sequential Artrist" (w/Andrew D. Cooke)
Speakers is sequence:
-- Josh Gardner (Washington Jewish Film Festival)
-- Andrew Cooke

DC Premiere! WILL EISNER: PORTRAIT OF A SEQUENTIAL ARTIST: In person: Director Andrew D. Cooke
Will Eisner began drawing comics in the 1930s, just as the art form was exploding in popularity and cultural...
2014_MD_Turturro_14030885Washington Jewish Film Festival (2014) @ AFI -- "Fading Gigolo" (w/John Turturro)
WJFF Centerpiece Evening: FADING GIGOLO -- DC Premiere!
John Turturro will participate in an extended Q&A with TV and movie critic Arch Campbell after the screening.

Facing the imminent closure of his business, a New York City bookstore owner (Woody Allen) teams up with his florist friend (John...
2016_DC_WJFF_Slides_16030154Washington Jewish Film Festival (2016) -- Festival Slide Show
The slide show of credits etc before the movies.
2016_MD_Tale_Of_Love_16030671Washington Jewish Film Festival (2016) @ AFI -- "A Tale of Love and Darkness" (w/Natalie Portman)
CLOSING NIGHT
Sponsored by The Melvin and Estelle Gelman Foundation – Elise and Marc Lefkowitz
A TALE OF LOVE AND DARKNESS
Dir. Natalie Portman
Academy Award®-winning actress Natalie Portman debuts as a director (and screenwriter) with this hauntingly beautiful adaptation of Amos Oz’s best-selling...
2016_MD_Avalon_16030356Washington Jewish Film Festival (2016) @ AFI -- "Avalon" (w/Peter Beicken)
WJFF Visionary Award | Avalon
PRESENTED TO ARMIN MUELLER-STAHL (who, for health reasons, could not attend the event)
Evening sponsored by The Dweck Family
Dir. Barry Levinson
(128 min, USA, 1990)
An evocative, nostalgic film that celebrates the virtues of family life, Avalon begins with Jewish...
2016_MD_Baba_Joon_160224146Washington Jewish Film Festival (2016) @ AFI -- "Baba Joon" (w/Yuval Delshad)
Opening Night | Baba Joon

BABA JOON
Dir. Yuval Delshad
(91 min, Israel, 2015)
Hebrew and Farsi, with English subtitles
Israel’s submission for the Best Foreign Language Film Academy Award® is a tender tale of a generational divide and immigrant experience.
Yitzhak runs the turkey farm his father...
2016_MD_Fleischerei_160305206Washington Jewish Film Festival (2016) @ AFI -- "Gary Lucas' Fleischerei" (Music from Max Fleischer Cartoons)
GARY LUCAS’ FLEISCHEREI:
Music From Max Fleischer Cartoons
And now, for something different! Celebrating the release of the titular album–on Silver Spring based label Cuneiform–legendary guitarist Gary Lucas joins forces with Tony®- nominated singer and actress Sarah Stiles (Avenue Q, Hand to God) for...
2016_DC_Compared_16030195Washington Jewish Film Festival (2016) @ Avalon Theatre -- "Compared to What?" (w/Sheila Canavan, Michael Chandler, Barney Frank, and Jim Ready)
SPOTLIGHT EVENING | COMPARED TO WHAT?
The Improbable Journey of Barney Frank
Dir. Sheila Canavan and Michael Chandler

Followed by a Q&A with filmmakers Michael Chandler and Sheila Canavan as well as Barney Frank and his husband Jim Ready. The moderator for the event was Bob Cusack (Executive Editor...
2016_DC_Aviva_Party_160302111Washington Jewish Film Festival (2016) @ Party at Aviva Kempner's
2017_MD_WJFF_Slides38Washington Jewish Film Festival (2017) -- Festival Slide Show
The slide show of credits etc before the movies.
2017_MD_Wagenstein_17051843Washington Jewish Film Festival (2017) @ AFI -- "Angel Wagenstein: Art Is A Weapon" (w/Andrea Simon)
ANGEL WAGENSTEIN: ART IS A WEAPON
Dir. Andrea Simon
(84 min, BulgariaUnited States, 2017)
As a teenager in wartime Bulgaria, Wagenstein commanded a daredevil Jewish partisan brigade, surviving capture and torture by fascist police. When post-war dreams of a socialist utopia turned to dust, his...
2017_MD_Levinson_17051879Washington Jewish Film Festival (2017) @ AFI -- "Liberty Heights" and Visionary Award to Barry Levinson (w/Susan Wloszczyna)
WJFF VISIONARY AWARD - LIBERTY HEIGHTS
Dir. Barry Levinson (126 min, United States, 1999)
Barry Levinson dips back into his youth with the final edition of the semi-autobiographical Baltimore Quartet (Diner, Tin Men, Avalon).
In 1954, Ben Kurtzman (Ben Foster), a Jewish teen from Baltimore, is...
2017_MD_Womens_Balcony_170517121Washington Jewish Film Festival (2017) @ AFI -- "Women's Balcony" opening night
OPENING NIGHT
Sponsored by the Jacob & Charlotte Lehrman Foundation
THE WOMEN’S BALCONY
Dir. Emil Ben-Shimon
(96 min, Israel, 2016)
DC Premiere
An accident during a bar mitzvah celebration leads to a gender rift in a devout Orthodox community in Jerusalem in this rousing, gold-hearted tale about...
2017_MD_Holland_17052782Washington Jewish Film Festival (2017) @ AFI - "Angry Harvest" (w/Agnieszka Holland)
WJFF VISIONARY AWARD: Sponsored by the Dweck Family
ANGRY HARVEST
Dir. Agnieszka Holland
This remarkable Academy Award-nominated film tells a compelling story of love and desire during World War II. Middle-aged, lonely farmer Leon (Armin Mueller-Stahl, Avalon) rescues Rosa, a young upper-class...
2017_DC_77Steps_170521112Washington Jewish Film Festival (2017) @ DCJCC -- "77 Steps" (w/panel)
77 STEPS
Dir. Ibtisam Mara'ana (56 min, Israel, 2010)
The personal journey of the director Ibtisam Mara’ana, who leaves her Arab-Muslim village and moves to Tel-Aviv. In an attempt to find an apartment in the city, she encounters discrimination and refusal by most landlords because of her Arab...
2017_DC_Heckerling_170525148Washington Jewish Film Festival (2017) @ DCJCC -- "Clueless" (w/Amy Heckerling)
CLUELESS (Spotlight) Dir. Amy Heckerling
(97 min, United States, 1995)
Pampered Beverly Hills do-gooder Cher Horowitz plays matchmaker to her fellow high schoolers in Amy Heckerling’s iconic 90s teen comedy starring Alicia Silverstone and Paul Rudd.
As If, A Clueless Night!
Dress to the nine(ties),...
2017_DC_Fannys_Journey_17052875Washington Jewish Film Festival (2017) @ DCJCC -- "Fanny's Journey" and Closing Night Reception
CLOSING NIGHT
Sponsored by Elise and Marc Lefkowitz
FANNY’S JOURNEY
Dir. Lola Doillon
Based on a true story, Fanny’s Journey is an incredible tale of bravery, strength, and survival, centered on a daring young girl who will stop at nothing and fears no one.
In 1943, 13-year-old Fanny and her...
2017_DC_Bar_Crawl_17052853Washington Jewish Film Festival (2017) @ On Rye and Bar Deco -- "Walk a Mile in My Shoes (Shorts Program)" (w/Lindsey Sitz)
WALK A MILE IN MY SHOES (SHORTS PROGRAM)
(98 min, CanadaIsraelSwitzerlandUnited KingdomUnited States, 2015-17)
Have you ever woken up and found that you’re living someone else’s life? That you’ve traded places, for good or for ill? This collection of comedic short films centers on this key moment of...
2018_DC_WJFF_Slides53Washington Jewish Film Festival (2018) -- Festival Slide Show
2018_MD_Grossman_18050585Washington Jewish Film Festival (2018) @ AFI -- Visionary Award to Roberta Grossman
WJFF Visionary Award: Roberta Grossman
Sponsored by the Dweck Family.
The WJFF’s Annual Visionary Award recognizes creativity and insight in presenting the full diversity of the Jewish experience through moving image. The 2018 honoree is Roberta Grossman, who will join us for a special extended Q&A...
2018_DC_GI_Jews_18050660Washington Jewish Film Festival (2018) @ DCJCC-- "GI Jews" (w/Lisa Ades, Amanda Bonavita and James E. Young)
GI Jews: Jewish Americans in World War II
550,000 Jewish American men and women served in World War II. Lisa Ades’ GI Jews: Jewish Americans in WWII is a loving ode to their memory.
Like all American soldiers, they fought against fascism, but also waged a more personal fight—to save their brethren in...
2018_DC_Rich_180513117Washington Jewish Film Festival (2018) @ DCJCC -- "Life is Rich" (w/Bonnie Rich) and "Under the Bar" (w/Craig Shattner and Inna Korpel)
Life Is Rich
Dir. Bonnie Rich | 46 min
A real-life comedy about Bonnie Rich, a filmmaker and Jewish mom on a mission—to persuade her millennial daughters to raise her unborn grandchildren Jewish.
While her daughters see little need for Jewish ritual that doesn’t involve food, Bonnie wants them to see...
2018_DC_Davis_180502101Washington Jewish Film Festival (2018) @ DCJCC -- "Sammy Davis Jr." opening night
Opening Night Sponsored by The Jacob and Charlotte Lehrman Foundation
Sammy Davis, Jr.: I’ve Gotta Be Me
Dir. Sam Pollard | 100 min
Documentary United States 2017 English DC Premiere
Sammy Davis, Jr.’s career was indisputably legendary; so vast and multi-faceted that it was dizzying in its scope...
2018_DC_Museum_18050612Washington Jewish Film Festival (2018) @ DCJCC -- "The Museum" (w/Ran Tal)
The Museum
A striking account of Israel’s most important cultural institution that explores the Israeli soul through the galleries, storerooms, and visitors of the Israel Museum. The documentary eschews the dry formula one might expect for such an undertaking however— managing to unpack the mysteries...
2018_DC_GI_Jews3_18050647Washington Jewish Film Festival (2018) @ NMAJMH-- "GI Jews" Meet and Greet (w/Lisa Ades, Amanda Bonavita and James E. Young)
GI Jews: Jewish Americans in World War II
550,000 Jewish American men and women served in World War II. Lisa Ades’ GI Jews: Jewish Americans in WWII is a loving ode to their memory.
Like all American soldiers, they fought against fascism, but also waged a more personal fight—to save their brethren in...
2018_DC_Two_Jews_18051022Washington Jewish Film Festival (2018) @ Reliable Tavern and Union Drinkery -- Two Jews Walk Into a Bar
Two Jews Walk Into A Bar
WJFF’s popular program Two Jews Walk into a Bar is back by popular demand! Join us for a cinematic pub crawl – $30 gets you 3 drinks and admission to the shorts film program.
How many disparate identities can co-exist within a person? How many do they let out into the public...


What's hot: The following pages have been the most popular ones over the last month or so:
KeyImgsShort Description
2019_08_12_Straczynski117Politics & Prose -- J. Michael Straczynski ("Becoming Superman")
J. Michael Straczynski - Becoming Superman: My Journey from Poverty to Hollywood Straczynski is best known as the creator of the Babylon 5 and Sense8 TV shows, but his amazing four-decade career also encompasses screenwriting—Changeling, Thor, and World War Z—writing for several D.C. and Marvel Comi... (Partially reviewed)
2019_09_04E1_Munroe132Politics & Prose -- Randall Munroe ("How To")
Randall Munroe - How To — in conversation with Alexandra Petri at Sidwell Friends Randall Munroe, the brilliant mind behind the wildly popular webcomic xkcd and the #1 New York Times bestsellers What If? and Thing Explainer, brings readers a way to better understand the science and technology behind... (Partially reviewed)
2019_09_12D2_Johnston154DC -- Embassy of Canada -- Opening Reception for "For Better or For Worse: The Comic Art of Lynn Johnston"
The Canadian Embassy invites you to the opening recepiton of For Better or For Worse: The Comic Art of Lynn Johnston. The artists will be in attendance. Introductory remarks were made by Denis Chouinard (Counsellor, Public Affairs, Embassy of Canada) and ???. Folks in the audience included Martha Ke... (Partially reviewed)
2019_08_02C2_Touchstone_AmerIsO152DC -- Touchstone Gallery -- Opening Reception: America Is...
AMERICA IS ... Artists Explore, Ask and Answer: What is America today? National Juried Show On display: August 2 – 29, 2019 Opening Reception: Friday, August 2, 6 - 8:30 pm Hors d'oeuvres by Occasions Caterers Gourmet Frozen Desserts by Moorenko's Ice Cream Program: 7pm - jurors remarks, 7:15pm - c... (Partially reviewed)
2019_09_09A1_Bushnell92Politics & Prose -- Candace Bushnell ("Is There Still Sex in the City?") w/Barrie Hardymon
Candace Bushnell - Is There Still Sex in the City? — in conversation with Barrie Hardymon Bushnell’s 1996 Sex and the City launched the hit HBO series and revolutionized attitudes to sex and dating. In her new book she continues her sharp and funny exploration of relationships by following the adven... (Partially reviewed)


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