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 The 100-Year-Old Man Who Climbed Out the Window and Disappeared   Felix Herngren - Sweden - 114 mins

Equal parts Bad Grandpa, Forrest Gump, and Zelig, with a dash of Kurt Vonnegut's Slaughterhouse Five philosophy added for spice, director Felix Herngren's big-screen adaptation of author Jonas Jonasson's immensely popular and humorous 2009 novel tells of nomadic explosives expert and centenarian Allan Karlsson (Robert ... more

Sat, April 18 6:30 PM Landmark E Street Cinema $13.00   Buy Tickets
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 1001 Grams   Bent Hamer - Norway, Germany, France - 87 mins

As regimented in her spartan personal life as is the culture of the Norwegian Bureau of Weights and Measures, where she works under her father's supervision protecting the national kilogram prototype, Marie maintains a dependable routine. But when Dad suffers a serious heart attack, Marie must step in to escort the national kilo, which is housed in two bell ... more

Fri, April 17 6:30 PM Landmark E Street Cinema $13.00   Buy Tickets
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 24 Days   Alexandre Arcady - France - 111 mins

If he's Jewish, he must be rich—right? That was the ghastly logic behind the 2006 kidnapping in Paris of the 24-year-old cell phone shop clerk Ilan Halimi. For the next three weeks, Halimi is held in a suburban Paris housing block as the police, shockingly, fail to realize the anti-Semitism at the root of the crime—even as Ilan's non-wealthy parents are ... more

Sat, April 18 9:00 PM Landmark E Street Cinema $13.00   Buy Tickets
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 Accused   Paula van der Oest - Netherlands - 97 mins

Shortlisted in the top nine films from among those submitted for consideration in the Academy Awards'® Best Foreign Language Film category, this tense thriller is based on the true story of one of the biggest miscarriages of justice in Dutch history, the case of intensive care nurse Lucia de Berk, aka "The Angel of Death." When de Berk, a woman with ... more

Sun, April 19 7:15 PM AMC Mazza Gallerie $13.00   Buy Tickets
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 Advanced Style   Lina Plioplyte - USA - 72 mins

There are so many life lessons and so much inspiration to be gleaned from this delightful documentary about women of a certain age. First-time director Lina Plioplyte teams with fashion writer and photographer Ari Seth Cohen, on whose popular blog of the same name this film is based, to showcase a handful of older women who make living stylishly a point ... more

Sat, April 18 9:00 PM AMC Mazza Gallerie $13.00   Buy Tickets
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 The Amina Profile   Sophie Deraspe - Canada - 85 mins

Around the turn of the past decade, French-Canadian Sandra Bagaria began corresponding via e-mail from Montreal with an American-Syrian woman, Amina Arraf. Arraf's blog, "A Gay Girl in Damascus," gathered heat as quickly as their online courtship did—until the postings stopped, and Bagaria heard Arraf had been taken away by security forces. This prompted ... more

Fri, April 17 8:45 PM Landmark E Street Cinema $13.00   Buy Tickets
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 Be Known,The Mystery of Kahil El Zabar   Dwayne Johnson-Cochran - USA - 94 mins

Throughout this absorbing documentary, El'Zabar's rapturous music transports audiences and viewers. El'Zabar has won more prestigious awards than most musicians. The Chicago-based percussionist, bandleader, and teacher has recorded 50 albums and played with the likes of Dizzy Gillespie and Gene Ammons. Dwayne Johnson-Cochran, a childhood friend of El'Zabar's, ... more

Sat, April 18 6:30 PM Goethe-Institut Washington $13.00   Buy Tickets
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 Bikes vs. Cars   Fredrik Gertten - Sweden - 91 mins

Bikes vs. Cars depicts a global crisis we must talk about: Climate change, the depletion of the earth's resources, and cities that are consumed by cars. The bike is a great tool for change, but the various interests whose lifeblood is in cars invest billions each year on lobbying and ads to protect their business. In Sao Paulo, where car sales are ... more

Sat, April 18 5:00 PM Landmark E Street Cinema $13.00   Buy Tickets
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 The Chambermaid   Ingo Haeb - Germany - 89 mins

Chambermaid Lynn (Vicky Krieps) is incredibly dedicated to her work. She even polishes unused hotel rooms spic and span. Lynn is also orderly in her private life. Her days follow a fixed pattern, with weekly visits to her psychiatrist as the social climax. German director and scriptwriter Ingo Haeb based his film on a novel by Markus Orths. It slowly becomes ... more

Mon, April 20 6:30 PM Landmark E Street Cinema $13.00   Buy Tickets
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 Ciudad Delirio   Chus Gutiérrez - Colombia, Spain - 99 mins

Vivacious Angie (Carolina Ramirez) runs a salsa dance school in Cali, where dancing is a way of life. She's struggling to get her students into the town's big salsa competition—while also coping with the man who is both her ex-lover and ex-dance partner. Enter the dashing Javier (Julian Villagran), a shy and retiring doctor who has come to Columbia from ... more

Sat, April 18 9:15 PM AMC Mazza Gallerie $13.00   Buy Tickets
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 The Clearstream Affair   Vincent Garenq - France, Luxembourg, Belgium - 110 mins

"It's crazy," mutters crusading journalist Denis Robert (Liam Neeson lookalike Gilles Lellouche) as he cruises Luxembourg's financial district and comes to a stop at the fortress-like Clearstream, which has been described to him by an insider as "a co-operative to handle exchanges." And it's about to get crazier: translated, that phrase means Clearstream ... more

Mon, April 20 6:30 PM Landmark E Street Cinema $13.00   Buy Tickets
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 The Connection   Cédric Jimenez - France - 135 mins

We've all seen The French Connection, William Friedkin's masterful 1971 Oscar®-winning film. In Cédric Jimenez's The Connection, we learn the story from the French point of view. Set in Marseilles in the 1970s and just as gritty as the New York version, The Connection adds a bit of Gallic savoir-faire to the standard police ... more

Fri, April 17 8:30 PM AMC Mazza Gallerie $13.00   Buy Tickets
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 The Dark Horse   James Napier Robertson - New Zealand - 124 mins

After a nervous breakdown, bipolar Maori man-child and former speed chess master Genesis Potini (a nearly unrecognizable Cliff Curtis, star of the upcoming "Walking Dead" spinoff "Cobalt"), decides the best way to give structure to his life is to coach a misfit band of local kids called the Eastern Knights to a regional chess championship. If the destination ... more

Wed, April 22 8:30 PM Landmark E Street Cinema $13.00   Buy Tickets
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 The Dinner   Ivano De Matteo - Italy - 92 mins

Two siblings and their wives meet regularly for a meal. All is regular, normal, and dull until one fateful night. Ivano De Matteo's adaptation of Dutch writer Herman Koch's sensational, international hit novel is a highly cinematic, dense, and unnerving thriller. De Matteo has updated the Amsterdam milieu of the book to Rome, where Paolo (Luigi Lo Cascio) ... more

Sun, April 19 5:00 PM AMC Mazza Gallerie $13.00   Buy Tickets
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 Dukhtar   Afia Nathaniel - Pakistan, USA, Norway, India - 93 mins

To end a long-standing tribal blood feud between their clans in the volatile Kashmir region of remote rural Pakistan, elderly warlord Tor Gul (Abdullah Jaan) insists he be allowed to marry Zaineb (Saleha Aref), the daughter of chief Daulat (Asif Khan). Daulat agrees, even though Zaineb is a child. When his estranged wife Allah Rahki (Samiya Mumtaz; her character's ... more

Wed, April 22 6:30 PM Landmark E Street Cinema $13.00   Buy Tickets
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 Elephant Song   Charles Binamé - Canada - 110 mins

Bathed in the steely cold blues of a Canadian winter in 1966, Elephant Song offers a chilly look at trust, secrets, and truth. Director Binamé gives us a tense psychological thriller that keeps viewers guessing. When a psychiatrist leaves his office in the middle of the day and disappears, hospital director Dr. Toby Green (Bruce Greenwood) interrupts ... more

Thu, April 23 8:45 PM AMC Mazza Gallerie $13.00   Buy Tickets
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 An Evening with Ann Hornaday   - 90 mins

No two film critics have done more to promote the cause of good cinema in Washington than Ann Hornaday and Arch Campbell. None have been more forthright and articulate in their assessments, or stronger advocates for film as a means of both edification and entertainment. For the first time, Ann Hornaday and Arch Campbell will share the stage and discuss the ... more

Thu, April 23 7:00 PM Landmark E Street Cinema $13.00   Buy Tickets
 
 Finding Gaston   Patricia Perez - Peru, USA - 78 mins

Peruvian superstar restaurateur Gaston Acurio is called an "icon for young people" in this mouth-watering documentary. He also is credited with turning cuisine into a social weapon and with bringing Peru out of chaos. Acurio seems more than happy accepting all this responsibility. He studied in Paris and then opened a posh restaurant in Peru. Gradually, ... more

Fri, April 17 6:30 PM Landmark E Street Cinema $13.00   Buy Tickets
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 Flowers   Jon Garaño , José Mari Goenaga - Spain - 99 mins

Basque construction worker Beñat expresses his secret love for the unhappily married, childless Ane (Nagore Aramburu), the female administrator on his worksite, by sending her anonymous, immaculately composed flower bouquets once a week. When Beñat is unexpectedly killed in a car accident, the flowers stop and so does the only brightness in Ane's life—but ... more

Fri, April 17 8:45 PM AMC Mazza Gallerie $13.00   Buy Tickets
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 The Glamour Boyz Again: The Mighty Sparrow and Lord Superior on the Hilton Rooftop    Geoffrey F. Dunn - Trinidad, Tobago - 60 mins

This charming documentary features a remarkable performance by two of Calypso's most venerated figures, the Mighty Sparrow (Dr. Slinger Francisco), and Lord Superior (Andrew Marcano), which was filmed atop the rooftop of the Hilton Hotel overlooking Port of Spain, Trinidad. Sparrow is celebrated as the "Calypso King of the World," Superior its conscience ... more

Sun, April 19 5:00 PM Landmark E Street Cinema $13.00   Buy Tickets
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 God Loves the Fighter   Damian Marcano - Trinidad, Tobago - 104 mins

Mean streets are mean streets, whether they are in New York's Hell's Kitchen or the Laventille ward east of the lighthouse in Port of Spain, Trinidad and Tobago. It is here, where steelpans were born, that Damian Marcano, who hails from the Marvant neighborhood, has set his fever dream of a crime drama about locals just trying to get by in a cruel and unforgiving ... more

Tue, April 21 8:45 PM Landmark E Street Cinema $13.00   Buy Tickets
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 Happy Times   Luis Javier M. Henaine - Mexico - 80 mins

"Not every love lasts forever…fortunately" is the telling tagline for Happy Times, a smart, offbeat comedy about how hard it is to end a romantic relationship. Mild-mannered cartoonist Max (Luis Arrieta) isn't pleased with the way his life currently is going. He works as an illustrator at an ad agency simply for the money, and he just can't break ... more

Wed, April 22 6:30 PM AMC Mazza Gallerie $13.00   Buy Tickets
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 A Hard Day   KIM Seong-hun - South Korea - 110 mins

A thrilling, flawlessly executed neo-noir, South Korean director Kim Seong-hun's A Hard Day follows its unlucky protagonist down a long and winding road littered with potential disaster. Called away from his mother's funeral on police business, Detective Ko Gun-soo (Lee Sun-kyun) speeds along a wet highway, barely managing to avoid hitting a passing ... more

Sat, April 18 9:15 PM Landmark E Street Cinema $13.00   Buy Tickets
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 Henri Henri   Martin Talbot - Canada - 100 mins

This gentle, nostalgic comedy is reminiscent of Toto The Hero and Amélie, with a touch of Jacques Tati's Mr. Hulot. Henri Henri is in charge of the lamps and chandeliers in the orphanage where he has lived since he was a baby. When the convent is sold to a developer, he receives the biggest shock of his life. Told to move out, ... more

Sat, April 18 9:00 PM Landmark E Street Cinema $13.00   Buy Tickets
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 Heritages   Philippe Aractingi - Lebanon, France - 100 mins

Near the beginning of Heritages, his self-described "autobiographical novel in images," Lebanese filmmaker Philippe Aractingi says, "I've always thought that seeing ourselves grow could help us understand our choices." When the compulsive chronicler of the lives of his wife Diane and their three children must leave Lebanon for the third time in ... more

Sat, April 18 7:00 PM Landmark E Street Cinema $13.00   Buy Tickets
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 I Can Quit Whenever I Want   Sydney Sibilia - Italy - 100 mins

A candy-colored criminal comedy confection that improbably yet deftly reimagines the "Breaking Bad" dynamic in the halls of Italian academia and nightclubs of Rome, this local box-office smash stars Eduardo Leo as Pietro, a talented, principled, and cash-strapped molecular research scientist who is also something of a milquetoast. When he loses out on a ... more

Sun, April 26 4:00 PM Lincoln Theatre $25.00   Buy Tickets
 
 In Order of Disappearance   Hans Petter Moland - Norway - 116 mins

Transplanted Swedish snowplow driver Nils (Stellan Skarsgard) works clearing the same remote stretch of Norwegian road, a task that wins him an unexpected civic award (not much, competition, apparently). When his clean son is brutally murdered during a drug deal, Nils executes some single-minded, imaginative revenge against the foppish local crime lord (Pal ... more

Mon, April 20 8:30 PM AMC Mazza Gallerie $13.00   Buy Tickets
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 In the Name of My Daughter   Andre Techine - France - 116 mins

Catherine Deneuve owns the screen in her seventh collaboration with director André Téchiné. Based on actual events, In the Name of My Daughter chronicles the high-stakes casino wars along the glamorous French Riviera in the 1970s. Deneuve, who teamed with Téchiné in the 1996 award-winner My Favorite Season, portrays Renée Le Roux, the grande ... more

Thu, April 23 6:30 PM AMC Mazza Gallerie $13.00   Buy Tickets
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 Jaco   Paul Marchand, Stephen Kijak - USA - 111 mins

Produced by Metallica bass player Robert Trujillo and four years in the making, Jaco tells the story of Jaco Pastorius, a self-taught jazz fusion master. The larger-than-life musician made an undeniable impact on the course of modern music by redefining the sound and the role of the electric bass guitar, giving the instrument a powerful dynamic ... more

Sat, April 18 9:00 PM Goethe-Institut Washington $13.00   Buy Tickets
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 Jal   Girish Malik - India - 126 mins

In this debut feature, the camera soars across the sun-drenched landscape of India's Thar Desert. Coupled with an energetic and yearning soundtrack, Jal is a stunning cinematic experience. In the arid desert, water is sacred. That's why charismatic Bakka fancies himself a "water god." As his village suffers through a long draught, Bakka relies on ... more

Sat, April 18 4:30 PM AMC Mazza Gallerie $13.00   Buy Tickets
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 Keep on Keepin' On   Alan Hicks - USA - 84 mins

A blind student and a teacher who is losing his sight combine for one of the most heartwarming documentaries of recent years. Clark Terry, who died in February, was a jazz legend, having mentored both Miles Davis and Quincy Jones among many others. Known for both the "happy sound" he coaxed from a trumpet and also his indefatigably joyful spirit, Terry was ... more

Fri, April 17 6:30 PM Landmark E Street Cinema $13.00   Buy Tickets
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 The Lies of the Victors   Christoph Hochhausler - Germany - 112 mins

In the spirit of Alan J. Pakula's classic All the President's Men, with a nod to House of Cards, Christoph Hochhäusler's The Lies of the Victors updates the crusading journalist genre for the digital age. Omnipresent surveillance, computer hacking, and media manipulation are employed to both expose and keep secret all manner of ... more

Sun, April 19 7:00 PM Landmark E Street Cinema $13.00   Buy Tickets
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 Limited Partnership   Thomas Miller - USA - 74 mins

In 1971, Filipino-American Richard Adams and Australian Tony Sullivan met in Los Angeles and fell in love. Four years later, they became the first couple to receive a same-sex marriage license. Shortly afterward, the Immigration and Naturalization Service knocked back their application for Tony's spousal visa, chiding, "You have failed to establish that ... more

Thu, April 23 6:30 PM Landmark E Street Cinema $13.00   Buy Tickets
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 Living is Easy with Eyes Closed   David Trueba - Spain - 108 mins

In 1966, at the height of Beatlemania, John Lennon did the unthinkable. He cut his famous hair and went to Spain to shoot a movie, How I Won the War. That arcane footnote to musical history drives David Trueba's charming film about a solitary Spanish teacher's quest to meet Lennon and find the answers he knows are hidden in the musician's songs. ... more

Sun, April 19 7:15 PM Landmark E Street Cinema $13.00   Buy Tickets
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 Love at First Fight   Thomas Cailley - France - 98 mins

Winner of all three top awards at the Cannes Film Festival, Thomas Cailley's charming feature debut sees two French teenagers in a sleepy coastal town honing their survival skills as they navigate love. Madeleine is a doomsday prepper. She spends every waking moment training to join the army, hoping it will help develop her apocalypse-readiness. Arnaud is ... more

Tue, April 21 8:30 PM AMC Mazza Gallerie $13.00   Buy Tickets
Fri, April 24 9:00 PM Embassy of France $13.00   Buy Tickets
 
 Lunafest: Shorts By, For and About Women   various - USA, UK, Spain - 72 mins

This season's program of eight selected films will compel discussion, make you laugh, tug at your heartstrings and motivate you to make a difference in your community. Incredibly diverse in style and content, LUNAFEST is united by a common thread of exceptional storytelling - by, for and about women.... more

Sat, April 25 5:00 PM Goethe-Institut Washington $13.00   Buy Tickets
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 Maidan   Sergei Loznitsa - The Netherlands - 133 mins

Like many overseas conflicts, the recent unrest in Ukraine is an abstract thing to those not directly involved: grainy news footage and complex political references with little or no context, which is why every country needs a Sergei Loznitsa, a Kiev-raised nonfiction and feature film director of uncommon visual acuity. His latest feature, Maidan ... more

Sun, April 19 3:45 PM Landmark E Street Cinema $13.00   Buy Tickets
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 The Man in the Wall   Evgeny Ruman - Israel - 89 mins

If Roman Polanski doesn't make his claustrophobic, ominous, reality-bending movies about women in peril fast enough for you, book soon for the Washington premiere of Israeli filmmaker Evgeny Ruman's third feature, The Man in the Wall. It is 6:23 p.m. on a rainy Friday evening when a knock on the door of her quiet Tel Aviv apartment awakens Shir ... more

Mon, April 20 6:30 PM AMC Mazza Gallerie $13.00   Buy Tickets
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 Margarita, with a Straw   Shonali Bose - India - 100 mins

Margarita, with a Straw, Shonali Bose's riveting portrait of self-love and acceptance, challenges our cross-cultural perceptions of what it means to be differently labeled. Laila (Kalki Koechlin) is a bright Delhi University student and aspiring writer who has cerebral palsy. When her band's handsome lead signer rejects her advances, the blow is ... more

Sun, April 19 1:00 PM Landmark E Street Cinema $13.00   Buy Tickets
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 Me and Earl and the Dying Girl   Alfonso Gomez-Rejon - USA - 104 mins

This film garnered the Grand Jury Prize and the U.S. Dramatic Audience Award at the recent Sundance Film Festival. Awkward Greg Gaines wants to coast through his senior year in high school as anonymously as possible. Avoiding social interactions like the plague, Greg spends most of his time remaking wacky versions of classic movies with his only friend, ... more

Sat, April 18 7:00 PM Landmark E Street Cinema $13.00   Buy Tickets
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 The Monk   The Maw Naing - Myanmar, Czech Republic - 93 mins

The feature film debut by Myanmar poet, painter, and documentarian The Maw Naing, The Monk offers a meditative look at life inside a remote Buddhist monastery. Young novice Zawana has grown up within the crumbling temple walls but now feels the pull of the greater world outside. While days are filled with rituals and prayer, there are still iPods ... more

Fri, April 24 8:45 PM Goethe-Institut Washington $13.00   Buy Tickets
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 The Nightingale   Philippe Muyl - China, France - 100 mins

In this ravishingly beautiful movie, veteran French filmmaker Philippe Muyl takes us on a Chinese road trip through spectacular mountain villages to discover a bucolic way of life. After two decades living in Beijing, where he moved to allow his son to go to university, Zhigen (Baotian Li) resolves it is time to keep the promise he made to his wife before ... more

Sat, April 18 4:30 PM AMC Mazza Gallerie $13.00   Buy Tickets
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 One for the Road   Jack Zagha Kababie - Mexico - 93 mins

Pedro's prized possession is a draft of the song "Yo" written on a napkin, with a special dedication to him by its author José Alfredo Jiménez, the legendary Ranchera singer. Pedro's dying wish is to have the napkin delivered to the José Alfredo Jiménez Museum. His three octogenarian friends, Emiliano, Benito and Agustin, defy their families and band together ... more

Fri, April 17 6:30 PM AMC Mazza Gallerie $13.00   Buy Tickets
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 PAN! Our Music Odyssey   Jérôme Guiot - Trinidad, Tobago, France - 78 mins

PAN! Our Music Odyssey combines documentary footage of hundreds of musicians competing at the 50th annual Panomania steel drum festival in Trinidad with evocatively produced historical re-enactments detailing the origin of what the filmmakers call "the most amazing sound invented in the 20th century." The pan drum, or steelpan, certainly does produce ... more

Wed, April 22 6:30 PM Landmark E Street Cinema $13.00   Buy Tickets
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 Partners in Crime   Chang Jung-chi - Taiwan - 89 mins

Before the three male students found her in a narrow alleyway, life draining from her broken body, Huang, Lin, and Yeh had never laid eyes on Hsia Wei-chiao. In fact, despite their going to the same Taipei high school, the boys don't even know each other. But over the course of Chang Jung-chi's engrossing mystery thriller Partners in Crime, the ... more

Sat, April 18 5:00 PM Landmark E Street Cinema $13.00   Buy Tickets
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 Rahsaan Roland Kirk: The Case of the Three Sided Dream   Adam Kahan - USA - 88 mins

As a child, Rahsaan Roland Kirk tried to turn a garden hose into a trumpet. Although he eventually switched to woodwinds, Kirk kept that inventive spirit alive throughout his remarkable but too-short career. Kirk first gained attention by playing three saxophones at once and with tour de force performances such as combining the standard Sentimental Journey ... more

Thu, April 23 8:30 PM Landmark E Street Cinema $13.00   Buy Tickets
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 Rewined   Ferdinando Vicentini Orniani - Italy - 106 mins

It all started with a sip of wine, a very special Marzemino. After that first ruby drop hit his tongue, everything changed for shy bank clerk Giovanni Cuttin. With his senses feverishly awakened, Giovanni quits his day job to embark on a life as a powerful wine writer, in a classic Faustian arrangement. Unfortunately, as foretold by a mysterious gentleman, ... more

Fri, April 24 6:30 PM AMC Mazza Gallerie $13.00   Buy Tickets
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 Short Cuts 1   various - Spain, Switzerland, UK, USA, France, China - 93 mins

Featuring: Parveneh (Talkhon Hamzavi), Valentina (Marisa Crespo), The Bravest, the Boldest (Moon Molson), Aubade (Mauro Carraro), The Bigger Picture (Daisy Jacobs), Beach Flags (Sarah Saidan) and En Route (Xu Chang).... more

Sat, April 18 4:30 PM Goethe-Institut Washington $13.00   Buy Tickets
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 Short Cuts 2   various - France, UK, Canada, Finland, Denmark, Spain - 91 mins

Featuring: Secret World of Foley (Daniel Jewel), Wild Track (Nina Maïni), The Phone Call (Mat Kirkby), First-World Problems (Hanna Maylett), 1000 Plateaus (Steven Woloshen), Listen (Hamy Ramezan, Nyoni Rungano), 365 (Myles McLeod, Greg McLeod) and The Last Session (Natxo Fuentes).... more

Fri, April 24 6:30 PM Goethe-Institut Washington $13.00   Buy Tickets
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 Tales   Rakhshan Banietemad - Iran - 88 mins

Winner of the Best Screenplay Award at the Venice International Film Festival, one of Iran's leading female directors returns with this unforgettable drama that weaves the stories of seven characters linked by shared struggles—social, economic, and political—into a film that is a microcosm of Iranian working-class society. Tales observes its assorted ... more

Sat, April 18 7:00 PM AMC Mazza Gallerie $13.00   Buy Tickets
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 Tango Glories   Oliver Kolker, Hernán Findling - Argentina - 117 mins

The Washington, DC International Film Festival is pleased to present Tango Glories as its 29th Opening Night film. Featuring dazzling musical and dance performances and an extraordinarily moving performance from Hector Alterio, the film centers on psychiatrist Ezequiel Kaufman (Gaston Pauls), who has been offered a four-year residency at a prestigious ... more

Thu, April 16 7:00 PM AMC Mazza Gallerie $45.00   Buy Tickets
 
 Tap World   Dean Hargrove - USA - 72 mins

Tap dancers from around the world were invited to submit their videotaped tales of inspiration, struggle, and triumph. Those stories are collected in Tap World, a high-energy survey of flying feet. The film traces the history, evolution, and influence of tap dancing and is steeped in the exuberance and accomplishment of its talented performers. ... more

Fri, April 24 8:45 PM AMC Mazza Gallerie $13.00   Buy Tickets
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 That Sugar Film   Damon Gameau - Australia - 90 mins

Australian actor and director Damon Gameau had been living a healthy lifestyle for a while—or so he thought. With a child on the way, Gameau decided to launch a Super Size Me-style campaign to see what would happen when he consumed the 40 teaspoons of sugar a day that most people eat. The irony is that much of the sugar we consume comes not from ... more

Sat, April 18 7:00 PM AMC Mazza Gallerie $13.00   Buy Tickets
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 Theeb   Naji Abu Nawar - Jordan, UAE, Qatar, UK - 100 mins

Theeb is a gripping adventure that has already accumulated nine awards at various international film festivals. Theeb (meaning "wolf") is the adorable youngest son of the Sheikh of a Bedouin tribe in the Arabian Desert. It's 1916 and in WWI era Arabia great forces of political change are mobilizing that will soon radically change Theeb's majestic ... more

Sun, April 19 7:00 PM Landmark E Street Cinema $13.00   Buy Tickets
Tue, April 21 6:30 PM AMC Mazza Gallerie $13.00   Buy Tickets
 
 They Die By Dawn   Jeymes Samuel - UK, USA - 51 mins

Four real-life outlaws meet up in the town of Langston, Oklahoma to play a risky game. The winner of their shootout gets their collected bounty: $80,000. The losers? Well, the losers will "die by dawn." Jeymes Samuel‘s new short film features hip hop star Erykah Badu as Stagecoach Mary and Michael K. Williams as Nat Love. Also starring are Rosario Dawson, ... more

Sun, April 19 7:00 PM AMC Mazza Gallerie $13.00   Buy Tickets
Sat, April 25 8:45 PM AMC Mazza Gallerie $13.00   Buy Tickets
 
 This is My Land   Tamara Erde - France - 93 mins

How do the Palestinian and Israeli educational systems teach the history of their respective nations and their intertwined conflict? Israeli director Tamara Erde set out to answer this is a provocative, complex, and fascinating question a few years after completing her army service. Despite the fact that the respective education ministries are leery about ... more

Thu, April 23 8:30 PM Landmark E Street Cinema $13.00   Buy Tickets
Sat, April 25 6:30 PM Landmark E Street Cinema $13.00   Buy Tickets
 
 Tigers   Danis Tanovic - India, France, UK - 90 mins

In rural Pakistan, an ambitious pharmaceutical rep (Bollywood superstar Emraan Hashmi) lands a job with baby formula juggernaut Lastavita and is sent into the field with other "tigers" to seduce doctors and hospital staff into stocking the brand and counseling new mothers against breast-feeding. He's good at his job and rises quickly, only to quit abruptly ... more

Mon, April 20 6:30 PM Landmark E Street Cinema $13.00   Buy Tickets
Tue, April 21 6:30 PM Landmark E Street Cinema $13.00   Buy Tickets
 
 Today   Reza Mirkarimi - Iran - 88 mins

During Tehran taxi driver Younes' (Prvis Prastui) lunch break, the distressed, clearly beaten, and pregnant Seddigeh (Soheila Golestani) collapses into his back seat, pleading to be taken to a second-rate hospital. Once there, Younes is presumed to be Seddigeh's husband/father/lover and is castigated accordingly, an assumption he does nothing to correct. ... more

Fri, April 17 8:15 PM Landmark E Street Cinema $13.00   Buy Tickets
Sun, April 19 3:00 PM Landmark E Street Cinema $13.00   Buy Tickets
 
 The Treatment   Hans Herbots - Belgium - 125 mins

Based on the book by Mo Hayder, who also co-wrote the script, director Hans Herbots' The Treatment is a complex and dark puzzle that becomes more and more tense with every plot twist. Inspector Nick Cafmeyer (Geert Van Rampelberg) is a haunted man still living alone in his childhood home. His childhood was scarred when his younger brother was abducted, ... more

Wed, April 22 8:45 PM Landmark E Street Cinema $13.00   Buy Tickets
Sat, April 25 9:00 PM Landmark E Street Cinema $13.00   Buy Tickets
 
 The Tribe   Myroslav Slaboshpytskiy - Ukraine - 130 mins

A wild success at this year's Cannes festival—where it garnered three Critics' Week awards, including the Grand Prix— Myroslav Slaboshpytskiy's feature debut, The Tribe, is an unforgettably original drama set entirely in the world of the deaf. When he arrives at a boarding school for the deaf and mute, teenage Sergey (Grigoriy Fesenko) is greeted ... more

Fri, April 17 8:30 PM Landmark E Street Cinema $13.00   Buy Tickets
Tue, April 21 8:30 PM Landmark E Street Cinema $13.00   Buy Tickets
 
 Unlikely Heroes   Peter Luisi - Switzerland - 94 mins

Separated from her husband, missing her children, and stalled at work, Sabine (Esther Gemsh) feels lost until she stumbles into a center for asylum seekers. These disparate people from around the world have come to Switzerland in search of refuge. They, too, are in limbo, awaiting the state's decision on their future. Sabine offers to organize the annual ... more

Tue, April 21 6:30 PM Landmark E Street Cinema $13.00   Buy Tickets
Fri, April 24 8:30 PM Landmark E Street Cinema $13.00   Buy Tickets
 
 The Water Diviner   Russell Crowe - Australia - 111 mins

The highest-grossing Australian film of 2014, the ambitious and affecting The Water Diviner is star Russell Crowe's directorial debut. He plays to his solid strengths as the farmer-artisan of the title, struggling with life after his three boys are lost in World War I's battle at Gallipoli. When his wife succumbs to her grief, he travels to Turkey ... more

Fri, April 17 6:30 PM AMC Mazza Gallerie $15.00   Buy Tickets
 

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