Ten years. Ten thousand APA points of view. Ten thousand reasons to celebrate.
It was indeed a night of celebration as DC APA Film celebrated its 10th anniversary in grand style Thursday night.
The 9500 Liberty screening at E Street Cinema was jammed-packed and completely sold out. Before the screening, fans were treated by the short films of the P.O.V. student filmmakers class and director Geoffrey Quan. DC APA Film observed a moment of silence for George C. Lin, who sadly passed away almost one year ago. Lin founded and served as Executive Director of APA Film 10 years ago.
Venerable movie critic Desson Thomson, formerly of the Washington Post for more than two decades, led a lively Q+A with filmmakers Eric Byler, Annabel Park and Quan after the screening.
The celebration continued at a rooftop buidling on 7th + F Streets, NW, where several hundred enjoyed food, drinks, music by a live DJ, mingled with the filmmakers and much more. Were you there for all the fun?
The party continues tonight at the U.S. Navy Memorial Burke theatre at 6:30 p.m. where we’ll screen two outstanding films, The Speed of Life (dubbed as the darling film of the festival) and the uber-hip film, The New Twenty. We’ll be raffling off some cool prizes after the Q+A with the filmmakers. Actress Nicole Bilderback will also be in attendance. This is guaranteed to be a fun Friday night!
And yes fashion fans, we’ll continue to sell our merchandise, include our pretty smokin’ hot festival t-shirts. Your humble blogger already has two. Yes indeed, our t-shirts rock.
What are you waiting for? Buy your tickets now! http://www.apafilm.org/festival-2009/
All photos by Laura Elizabeth Pohl – The Adventurous Photographer: http://www.theadventurousphotographer.com