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Tuesday, September 02, 2008

VENUES for the film festival

You'll have 6 different venues to choose from this year to see films. The Opening Night film on Sept 25th, AMAL, will be at Landmark's E St theater, in downtown near Metro Center. Over the weekend, we'll be at Goethe-Institut in Chinatown, the Freer/Sackler Galleries on the Mall, the Burke Theater at the Navy Memorial in Penn Quarter, and the AFI Silver in Silver Spring. The second week of the festival we'll be at National Museum of Women in the Arts and finish up with three straight days of screenings back at the Navy Memorial, including the Closing Night film THE KILLING OF A CHINESE COOKIE. The entrance is a little tricky to find, but it's basically 50 feet from the Navy/Archives Metro, away from Penn Ave and towards D St. NW.

We'll have a slew of special events nearby the venues to go with the screenings, including receptions after the Opening Night and Closing Night films, parties, and happy hours. These are great opportunities to mix and mingle with filmmaker guests and network with other like-minded film/arts people in the area. At our events I've met journalists, business owners, musicians, IT folk-- a really diverse crowd. And the one thing we have in common is enjoying independent film. For the die-hard attendees, both new and old, we're going to be offering a limited number of V.I.P. Festival Passes this year-- unlimited access to screenings and events for one flat price (at a huge discount off of regular ticket prices). Stay tuned for more info on that next week when the schedule and ticketing goes live.

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