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Saturday, April 21


Jurassic Park (1993)
Steven Spielberg - USA - 127 mins

12:30 PM

FREE

Jurassic Park is celebrating the 25th anniversary of its original opening in theaters. The blockbuster still holds a special place for so many moviegoers. Filmfest DC+ will have a special FREE screening of the original Jurassic Park (1993) and invites parents who have loved the film to bring their family to see it. Seating is very limited ... more

Short Cuts 2
(various) - Czech Republic, France, Mexico, USA - 95 mins

BioBuddy (Jan Chramosta), Bridge (Thomas Moore), Cerulia (Sofia Carrillo), Everything (David O'Reilly), Grieving in a Fishbowl (Olivia Merrion), Hair Wolf (Mariama Diallo), Les Indes Galantes (Clémont Cogitore), Julius Caesar was Buried in a Pet Cemetery (Sam Green), A Night at the Garden (Marshall Curry), and Return (Pang-chuan Huang).... more

Lunafest: Short Films For, By and About Women
(various) - USA, Canada - 83 mins

3:30 PM
$14.00

Since 2000, LUNAFEST has showcased the work of talented women directors from all over the world. In 2018, this program of work by talented women filmmakers will be shown in more than 175 cities across the nation. Still, there are 2.13 male short-film directors to every female director, 2.13 male voices to every female voice heard, and ... more

Money's Money
Géla Babluani - France - 90 mins

Writer-director Géla Babluani has crafted a fresh and satisfying thriller in which the balance of power constantly shifts and the stakes keep rising as desperation mounts on all sides. The action begins on the hard-scrabble docks of Le Havre, where friends Danis (George Babluani) and Eric (Vincent Rottiers) are trying to stay on the straight ... more

No Date, No Signature
Vahid Jalilvand - Iran - 104 mins

4:00 PM
$14.00

On a highway at night, a car driven by Doctor Kaveh Nariman sideswipes a motor scooter carrying an entire family. No one is visibly injured, but the doctor tells the father to have 8-year-old Amir Ali checked for a possible concussion. When the boy's name appears on the doctor's autopsy list a short time later, this tautly filmed drama ... more

The Young Karl Marx
Raoul Peck - Germany, France, Belgium - 118 mins

Oscar-nominated documentary director Raoul Peck (I Am Not Your Negro) brings his considerable talents to this biopic of Karl Marx and Friedrich Engels from the time they meet in 1844 till the rousing moment when they publish the Communist Manifesto in 1848, with Europe about to explode in revolution. Peck portrays the twentysomethings ... more

The Bold, the Corrupt and the Beautiful
Ya-Che Yang - Taiwan - 112 mins

A clever riff on the gangster melodrama, The Bold, the Corrupt, and the Beautiful tells an outrageously labyrinthine tale of power, corruption, and lies pivoting on a ruthless matriarch and the daughters for whom she is ostensibly gaining all her wealth. Madame Tang (Golden Horse best actress Kara Wai) is a shameless profiteer, exploiting ... more

Los Perros
Marcela Said - Chile, France - 103 mins

Mariana lives a life of privilege. The well-off, 42-year-old Chilean doesn't have to work and spends her time on horse riding lessons, shopping, and occasionally signing some contracts her father puts in front of her. Her life takes a turn when she hears about her riding teacher being accused of committing crimes against opposition members ... more

A Season in France
Mahamat-Saleh Haroun - France - 100 mins

The delightful sojourn that the title promises could not be further from reality for Abbas (Eriq Ebouaney), a refugee from war-torn Central African Republic living without papers in France. An academic in Bangui, in Paris he works menial jobs to support two children. For a while they live in relative happiness in a borrowed apartment ... more

Lunafest: Short Films For, By and About Women
(various) - USA, Canada - 83 mins

6:00 PM
$14.00

Since 2000, LUNAFEST has showcased the work of talented women directors from all over the world. In 2018, this program of work by talented women filmmakers will be shown in more than 175 cities across the nation. Still, there are 2.13 male short-film directors to every female director, 2.13 male voices to every female voice heard, and ... more

The House by the Sea
Robert Guédiguian - France - 107 mins

6:30 PM
$14.00

A rambling house on the sparkling Bay of Marseille would seem an unlikely place for reliving trauma, but for three middle-aged siblings gathered at their father's deathbed, "the sea air brings out what is inside." Joseph, a permanently disgruntled veteran of a failed revolution; Armand, who runs the family's modest restaurant; and Angèle, ... more

Loveling
Gustavo Pizzi - Brazil, Uruguay - 98 mins

In Petrópolis, just outside Rio de Janeiro, Irene lives with her husband, Klaus, and their four sons. The door jams, the tap leaks, but there's no lack of love in this slightly chaotic household. The eldest son, Fernando, is a talented handball player and is scouted by a German professional club. He's leaving in just 20 days! Mother Irene ... more

Under the Tree
Hafsteinn Gunnar Sigurdsson - Iceland - 89 mins

Atli (Steinþór Hróar Steinþórsson) is kicked out of the house by his wife for watching sex tapes of an old girlfriend. Atli's only refuge is his parents' home. He arrives in the middle of an ongoing spat with next-door neighbors (Selma Björnsdóttir and Þorsteinn Bachmann), who want Atli's parents' large tree trimmed because it shades ... more

Green Days by the River
Michael Mooleedhar - Trinidad and Tobago - 102 mins

In this pastoral romance set in 1952 in the greenery of rural Trinidad (enhanced by a marvelously mellow soundtrack), innocent young love flows down meandering paths. Fifteen-year-old Shell's ailing father wants his son to succeed with his brains, not as a simple laborer from the backwoods. The boy is enchanted with Rosalie, the mixed-race ... more

The Red Shadow
Dominik Graf - Germany - 107 mins

This noir thriller touches a raw nerve in Germany as it relentlessly questions the legacy of old ghosts who are still in influential positions. Christof still loves his divorced wife, and when she drowns in her own bathtub, he kidnaps her corpse to have it autopsied. He believes that Wilhelm, her new boyfriend, killed her. Wilhelm is ... more

Wajib
Annemarie Jacir - Palestine, Qatar, United Arab Emirates, Colombia, France, Germany, Norway - 96 mins

8:00 PM
$14.00

Father-and-son actors Mohammad and Saleh Bakri are naturals as a revered school teacher and his prodigal son, who wend Nazareth's narrow streets to pursue the local tradition of hand-delivering wedding invitations. This narrative device takes us into the homes of the Christian Arab middle class, keeping up appearances (and vying for holiday ... more

The Guilty
Gustav Möller - Denmark - 85 mins

9:00 PM
$14.00

When police officer Asger Holm (Jakob Cedergren) is demoted to desk work, he expects a sleepy beat as an emergency dispatcher. That all changes when he answers a panicked phone call from a kidnapped woman who then disconnects abruptly. Confined to the police station, Asger is forced to use others as his eyes and ears as the severity of ... more

Grace Jones: Bloodlight and Bami
Sophie Fiennes - UK, Ireland - 115 mins

Grace Jones, the statuesque Jamaican model-turned-singer, actress, and icon, has made a career performing versions of herself. But who is the real Grace Jones? This film moves between her personae onstage and off. Don't expect a traditional music biography with sit-down interviews and archival footage. This treatment is as stylish and ... more