Only two days remain in our exciting, fun-filled, energizing and inspiring film festival. The films that we’ve shown will definitely elicit a plethora of emotions. If you still haven’t checked out a movie or shorts program, we still have some great ones on tap.
Li Tong, 7 p.m. at the Freer Gallery of Art – Meyer Auditorium, 1050 Independence Avenue, SW (FREE!)
Li Tong is the cutest little latchkey kid in the big city of Beijing. With her father away on business and her mother largely absent due to a demanding night shift schedule, Li Tong has developed a surprisingly strong sense of independence for her young age, diligently preparing herself every morning for her hour-long commute to school. But when Li Tong is forced to walk home one afternoon after accidentally losing her bus pass, her independence and instincts are put to the test like never before as she tries to navigate through a city in a seemingly perpetual state of transition. – Mike Song
Preceded by A Journey to the West
A slice-of-life story about a rural shoe repair man who travels to the big city in pursuit of happiness for himself and for his feet. – Christian Oh
To those who have tickets for the workshop, be at the Goethe Institut, 812 7th St NW before 7 p.m.
At 9 p.m., also at the Goethe, is our Shorts Program called Machines, Dreams and Screams. (UPDATE: This show is SOLD OUT!)
“For in that sleep of death what dreams may come.” Hamlet’s claim that one may not escape the horrors of life even in death is explored in this series of delicately chilling and visually stunning short films. Asian-style horror with a distinctly American twist you’ll not see anywhere else. – Anna Petrillo & Mike Song
Filmmakers will be in attendance after the screening. Hope to see you there!
NOTE: Metro Track Work This Weekend
Metro is planning to do track work this weekend that may affect your travel time to watch the festival films.
From 10:30 pm on Friday, Oct. 9, through Monday, Oct. 12, the Green Line will be closed between the Navy Yard and Gallery Pl-Chinatown Metrorail stations. During this time, the Waterfront-SEU and Archives-Navy Mem’l-Penn Quarter Metrorail stations will be closed. There will also be no Green Line service at the L’Enfant Plaza Metrorail station. There will be no service at these stations for three consecutive days.
The Green Line will operate in two segments — between the Branch Avenue and Navy Yard Metrorail stations and between the Greenbelt and Gallery Pl-Chinatown Metrorail stations.
From Saturday, Oct. 10, to Monday, Oct. 12, all Green and Yellow Line trains will operate every 12 to 15 minutes during the day and every 20 minutes after 9:30 p.m.
For information on closings and delays this weekend, visit the Metro website here.