Anyone Who’s Anyone: DC-focused film festival

8 Feb

No plans this weekend? Well then might I suggest the fourth annual Our City Film Festival, which features DC-focused films. What a great way to learn about DC!

Film topics include the transformation of a vacant lot in Columbia Heights into a community garden; the first African American rugby team;  and the Redskins when they used to be good. There are also some non-documentaries, like Babylon Central. Each film has a trailer link on the website, so you can see which ones tickle your fancy ahead of time.

The event starts with an opening party this Saturday night at R.F.D. (tickets are $12) and the film festival is all day Sunday at The Goethe Institute on 7th Street (Gallery Place/Chinatown Metro stop on the Red line).

Most of the films are shorts, but a few are full length. They’ll be presented in five screen blocks, and each block costs $10. All proceeds go to the non-profit organization Yachad, which invests in housing improvements for DC residents in need.

This year’s special guests are the DC Cupcakes sisters. If you’re planning on going, I recommend buying tickets online just in case they sell out.

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