Tickets are now on sale for the upcoming Washington, DC International Film Festival (aka FilmFest DC), now in its 28th and final year — more on that here — taking place April 17th – 27, 2014 at venues across the city.
Film Fest DC differentiates itself from the rest of the region’s three dozen or so (no joke!) film festivals by bringing examples of excellence from around the globe to present their DC premieres, and provides festival attendees the opportunity to meet internationally renowned Directors who make appearances at the festival to show and discuss their work.
Among this year’s program of over 80 documentaries, comedies, shorts and full length features, the festival showcases series highlights, like the ever popular Trust No One (films about espionage and thrillers) and Justice Matters (films about social issues), as well as a new series category introduced this year, Feast Your Eyes (films on food), and a minifest of short films for, by, and about women, called Lunafest.
Opening with The Grand Seduction at Mazza Gallerie, followed by a party with Director Don McKellar ($40), this year’s festival boasts six Haitian films shown in Washington for the first time… Sundance sensation “Wetlands” (which Festival Director Tony Gittens says is “unlike anything else in the festival)… and the reshowing of “Eden,” which as first shown at Film Fest DC eight years ago.
“It’s one of those films that I think – being self-congratulatory – that people just loved when we showed it to them, and it just never got an American distribution contract. So we’re bringing it back. It’s so old, it’s only available on 35mm, and we happen to have one festival venue that can play it. I don’t know when it will ever be shown again — at least in DC.”
So take advantage of what appears to be your final chance to see “Eden” — and your final chance to attend FilmFest DC — before these Directors yell “Cut!”