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Sunday, April 23


Lunafest: Short Films For, By, About Women
Various - Belgium, Jordan, Scotland, USA - 79 mins

2:00 PM
$13.00 - Advance Sales

This season's program of nine 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

Sieranevada
Cristi Puiu - Romania - 173 mins

2:15 PM
$13.00 - Advance Sales

A dozen years after revitalizing the contemporary Romanian cinema with The Death of Mr. Lazarescu, writer-director Cristi Puiu is back with a precisely choreographed, supremely audacious family dance in the shadow of tragedy and societal unease. Three days after the Charlie Hebdo attack in Paris, neurologist Lary (Mimi Branescu) and his ... more

Strangers on the Earth
Tristan Cook - USA, Spain - 96 mins

3:00 PM
$13.00 - Advance Sales

One of Europe's most popular pilgrimages, the Camino de Santiago attracts wayfarers of all stripes to walk its ancient paths in search of meaning. One such pilgrim is Dane Johansen, an American cellist who in 2014 ventured to walk the Camino, a nearly 600-mile journey, with his instrument on his back, performing music for his fellow pilgrims ... more

3:30 PM
$13.00 - Advance Sales

Long before our American president dubbed a free press "fake news" and the enemy of the people there was I. F. Stone's Weekly (1953–71). I.F. Stone (Izzy to his large family of admirers) was read by dissidents and pols alike; the man's unfailing wit, immediate prose, and cherubic smile reflected the joy he found in pursuing the truth ... more

The Messengers
Lucian Perkins - USA - 52 mins

3:30 PM
$13.00 - Advance Sales

Arriving on his birthday, Elijah came to Joseph's House to die. There was a cake waiting for him that day; 8 months later, he was still sharing the love. People like Elijah can almost forget to die at D.C.'s welcoming hospice for homeless HIV/AIDS patients. But die they will, and assuring that their death means something, both to the ... more

Mali Blues
Lutz Gregor - Germany - 92 mins

3:45 PM
$13.00 - Advance Sales

Although this documentary features many lively performances, the story is heartbreaking. Lutz Gregor follows a quartet of Mali musicians—Fatoumata Diawara, Bassekou Kouyaté, rapper Master Soumy, and Ahmed Ag Kaedi—now exiled from the political instability in the north, where Islamist extremists have banned music and threaten ... more

The Magic Mountain
Anca Damian - Romania, Poland, France - 89 mins

Romanian artist Anca Damian's elegant animated feature, constructed as a storytelling session between a father and daughter, is a docu-drama traversing a half century of history. As Anca describes it, "The character Adam Jacek Winkler is a Polish refugee in Paris, an artist, a mountain climber, and a romantic who lived a boundless life ... more

Lunafest: Short Films For, By, About Women
Various - Belgium, Jordan, Scotland, USA - 79 mins

5:00 PM
$13.00 - Advance Sales

This season's program of nine 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

The Preacher
Magdy Ahmed Ali - Egypt - 120 mins

5:00 PM
$13.00 - Advance Sales

A celebrity imam? Why not, as the first few rat-a-tat minutes of writer-director Magdy Ahmed Ali's provocative new Egyptian drama The Preacher (adapted from Ibrahim Eissa's best-selling novel) charts the mercurial rise of charismatic moderate Sheikh Hatem (Amr Saad), who parlays his slick yet committed message into a loving family, lavish ... more

A Wedding
Stephan Streker - Belgium, France, Luxembourg, Pakistan - 98 mins

5:30 PM
$13.00 - Advance Sales

Wearing a hijab with style is the least of Belgian college student Zahira's challenges. Pregnant by her fellow Muslim boyfriend, she must consider an abortion. The first surprise in this film that takes no attitudes for granted is how Zahira's Pakistani immigrant parents receive the news. The second is what they have planned for her following ... more

Check It
Dana Flor, Toby Oppenheimer - USA - 91 mins

5:45 PM
$13.00 - Advance Sales

Directors Dana Flor and Toby Oppenheimer, creators of the HBO documentary The Nine Lives of Marion Barry, shine their empathetic light on an overlooked aspect of D.C. life: gay and transgendered kids struggling to find a place for themselves. Tired of being bullied, several teens and young adults formed their own gang, Check It, to literally ... more

The Hippopotamus
John Jencks - UK - 89 mins

6:00 PM
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Based on the novel by acclaimed British polymath Stephen Fry, this witty comedy follows a once-admired poet, Ted Wallace (Roger Allam, The Queen, TV's Endeavour), now in the waning days of a career as a theatre critic. Wallace uses his withering wit against any and all who dare come close. When Wallace's goddaughter hires him to investigate ... more

Inversion
Behnam Behzadi - Iran - 84 mins

6:15 PM
$13.00 - Advance Sales

Tehran's all-engulfing smog is both plot point and metaphor in this absorbing drama of a woman's struggle for independence. Niloofar (Sahar Dowlatshahi) runs a small but thriving tailor shop inherited from her father. Unaccountably single (well, she's beautiful, open, generous, a bit willful, and maybe that accounts for it), she is still ... more

Family Life
Alicia Scherson, Cristian Jimenez - Chile - 81 mins

7:30 PM
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House-sitting for his distant cousin, Bruno, and his family, Martín (Jorge Becker) first does everything you worry about. He opens all the drawers, moves things around, and, of course, the cat runs off. Dutifully, he goes in search of it and meets single mother Paz (Gabriela Arancibia). She invites herself into Martin's house and discovers ... more

The Stuff of Dreams
Gianfranco Cabiddu - Italy - 103 mins

7:30 PM
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This fanciful reimagining of Shakespeare's The Tempest transports the action to a Mediterranean island prison, where a shipwreck strands a traveling theater troupe and a gang of criminals. The prison's governor must determine who is the actor and who is the convict. Theater impresario Oreste demands to put on a show, The Tempest, to prove ... more

The Dancer
Stéphanie di Giusto - France - 108 mins

8:00 PM
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Nothing in her background destined Loïe Fuller (the mononymous Soko) from the American Midwest to become a Belle Époque icon, much less a dancer at the Paris Opera. Even at the risk of destroying her back and damaging her eyes from the stage lights, she never falters in the quest to perfect her art. The Dancer chronicles Fuller's voyage ... more

Last Men in Aleppo
Feras Fayyad, co-director Steen Johannessen - Denmark, Syria - 104 mins

8:00 PM
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The siege of Aleppo has been compared to that of Stalingrad, which is ironic under the circumstances. "Are those Russian planes flying overhead?" wonders one of the heroes of this urgent documentary. It's not an idle question: as a member of the volunteer Syria Civil Defense, his job is to rescue victims should these particular planes ... more

The Outsider
Christophe Barratier - France - 117 mins

8:00 PM
$13.00 - Advance Sales

We're still dealing with many ramifications of 2008's global financial meltdown. Writer-director Christophe Barratier seeks to put a face to that event and get inside the mind of a man who could, literally, gamble with millions—and billions—of other people's money. Outsider pulls us behind the headlines for the true tale of ... more

The Net
Kim Ki-duk - South Korea - 114 mins

8:15 PM
$13.00 - Advance Sales

A highly original rumination on the question of what it means to be a Korean national today and on the suffering caused by the peninsula's political division, The Net is the thought-provoking latest film by the bad boy of Korean cinema, Kim Ki-duk (Pieta). Nam Chul-woo (Ryoo Seung-bum) is a poor fisherman living a simple but happy life ... more