Jane Horowitz of The Washington Post, Travis Hopson of WETA Around Town, and Jason Fraley of WTOP Radio will join celebrated television movie critic Arch Campbell in a panel discussion about the world of movies, both on and off the screen. With Netflix and Amazon expanding into producing or buying first-run features, the lines between television and feature films are becoming more blurred. How does this situation affect commercial film distribution? The once-staid Academy Awards® were embroiled in controversy this year over minority representation. There seem to be more and more superhero-oriented, special-effects blockbusters geared to young men. Given the success of art houses like Landmark Theaters E Street Cinema, why aren't more quality films being exhibited? The media experts will discuss these issues and many more.
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