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Coming Attractions Trailer Night Winter 2018
The Winter Trailer Night 2018 is November 19 at 7:00pm. See 30 or more trailers for upcoming films, indies, Oscar hopefuls and mainstream movies coming this fall and winter. Join us at Landmark’s E Street Cinema (E Street between 10th and 11th Street, NW) from 7:00pm-9:00pm. DC Film Critics extraordinaire Tim Gordon and Travis Hopson bring the movie buzz and lead discussion on the trailers.
The Arabian Sights Film Festival Awards
Awards at the 23rd Annual Arabian Sights Film Festival (October 18–28) are:
The Cinema Lounge
The Cinema Lounge meets Monday, November 26, 2018 at 7:00pm. NOTE THE DATE CHANGE. Our topic is Do Movie Stars Still Matter?
Adam’s Rib Looks Back on Won't You Be My Neighbor? and RBG in the Wake of the Pittsburgh Murders
By Adam Spector, DC Film Society Member
The 43rd Toronto International Film Festival
By Ron Gordner, DC Film Society Member
VERY GOOD FILMS:
THE OFFICIAL TIFF 2017 AWARDS:
Grolsch People's Choice Award: The Green Book; first runner-up: If Beale Street Could Talk; 2nd runner-up: Roma.
People's Choice Award For Documentary: Free Solo, directed by E. Chai Vasarhelyi and Jimmy Chin. The first runner-up is Tom Donahue’s This Changes Everything. The second runner-up is John Chester’s The Biggest Little Farm.
People's Choice Award For Midnight Madness: Vasan Bala’s The Man Who Feels No PainHalloween; second runner-up is Sam Levinson’s Assassination Nation.
Air France Platform Prize: Wi Ding Ho’s Cities of Last Things.
EURIMAGES Audientia Award: Aäläm-Wärqe Davidian's Fig Tree.
Best Canadian Feature Film: Sébastien Pilote’s The Fireflies Are Gone (La disparition des lucioles).
City of Toronto Award for Best Canadian First Feature Film: Katherine Jerkovic’s Roads in February (Les Routes en Février).
Prizes of the International Critics (FIPRESCI Prize) for Special Presentations Section: Guy Nattiv for Skin (U.S.)
Prizes of the International Critics (FIPRESCI Prize) for Discovery Sectiono: Carmel Winters for Float Like a Butterfly (Ireland).
NETPAC Award For Best Asian Film: Ash Mayfair’s The Third Wife (Vietnam).
Award For Best Canadian Short Film: Meryam Joobeur’s Brotherhood.
Award For Best International Short Film: Sandhya Suri’s The Field.
Check local theater listings and upcoming festivals such as AFI’s European Union Film Festival and the DC Jewish Film Festival which may have some of these and other films in the coming months.
Other Reviews and Awards: Indiewire’s criticWire survey of top film critics and bloggers selected their favorite films, directors, and performances at TIFF2018.
See the TIFF website.
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Calendar of Events
Gala Hispanic Theater Film Festival
The 7th annual film festival "Reel Time at Gala" (November 28-December 2) is a series of films from Mexico, Argentina and Colombia. Titles include Nobody's Watching from Argentina; So Long Enthusiasm from Colombia; I Like It But It Scares Me from Mexico. More in December. Many films have discussions and receptions. A festival pass is available.
World War I Armistice Film Festival
WWI-themed films are shown at the National World War I Memorial, Pershing Park on November 12. Starting at 10:00am is the animated Sgt Stubby: An American Hero; at 12:00 noon are two documentaries Pershing's Path of Glory and The Lafayette Escadrille; at 1:30pm is the documentary The Hello Girls; and at 3:00pm is the documentary The Millionaires Unit. All are preceded by the 10 minute A Soldier's Journey.
AFI European Union Film Showcase
The 31st European Union Film Showcase (November 30-December 20) includes films from countries in the European Union. More than 50 films are shown, many are award-winners from international film festivals, European box office hits, and official Oscar submissions for Best Foreign Language Film. Many films will have special guests and Q&As. Festival passes are available, see the website.
Films Across Borders: Stories of Women
This festival starts October 5 and runs through December 18. More than 50 films are shown in 14 venues. Titles in November include Back for Good, Wanda, The Watermelon Woman, Wings, Raw, One Sings the Other Doesn't, Daisies, Girlfriends, Julia 1st, Fatma 75, My Brilliant Career, Martina the Murderer in Four Acts, The Diary of a Teenage Girl, Adios Amor-the Search for Maria Moreno, Cineast(e)s, Naila and the Uprising, Mademoiselle Paradis, The Eternal Feminine, Sofia, Scarlet Diva, Jeanne Dielman, Sir, All About Actresses, We Are Always Walking and Dancing Beethoven. See the website for details.
The 26th annual "Film | Neu" takes place November 1-4. Films are shown from German speaking countries: Germany, Austria and Switzerland. Documentaries, dramas, comedies and short films are part of the festival. The Opening Night film is 3 Days in Quiberon from Germany/Austria and the Closing Night Film is The Silent Revolution from Germany. Other film titles are Blue My Mind from Switzerland; Back for Good from Germany; L'Animale from Austria; The Migrumpies from Austria; Magical Mystery from Germany; A Dysfunctional Cat from Germany; In the Aisles from Germany; plus a program of short films. All films are shown at Landmark's E Street Cinema.
Rehoboth Beach Independent Film Festival
This film festival is celebrating its 21st year and runs from November 1-11. American and international films will be shown, including features, documentaries and shorts. See the website for locations, titles, schedule, tickets and passes.
Reel Affirmations Film Festival
This film festival takes place at the Tivoli Theater November 1-4. The Opening Night film is Anchor and Hope (Carlos Marques-Marcet) from Spain; and the Closing Night film is Mapplethorpe. There are programs of short films, documentaries, panel discussions, filmmaker Q&As, receptions and other events. A pass is available.
Alexandria Film Festival
The 12th Annual Alexandria Film Festival will be held November 8-11, presenting feature-length films, documentaries, animation and short films. Films are shown at AMC's Hoffman 22 and the Beatley Library. See the website for films, tickets and passes.
Kids Euro Festival
The Kids Euro Festival takes place October 20-November 4. Films and performing arts events are part of the festival. Locations vary; see the website for more information. Check the website, not all are open to the public.
The Virginia Film Festival
The 31st annual Virginia Film Festival takes place November 1-4 at the University of Virginia. See the website for film titles, schedule and locations.
The International Spy Museum
On November 13 at 6:30pm is a lecture Spies of the Soviet Screen. Two Soviet films from 1973, both influenced by the KGB are discussed. Erik Jens, National Intelligence University professor, presents Seventeen Moments of Spring, a TV miniseries of a Soviet spy in Nazi Germany; and Shana Oltmans, Spy Museum researcher discusses The Plainsclothesman based on Dimitri Bystrolyotov, a spy for Stalin in the 1930s.
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