filmfest dc in full effect

from local movie theaters to embassies to busboys & poets, filmfest dc has kicked off its 20th anniversary with plans to show dozens of films through april 30th. the filmfest has two special series exploring the resurgence of brazilian films and the growth of the hip-hop nation. although tonight’s event w/ sydney pollack has been canceled (due to personal reasons), the filmfest is providing a free screening of the interpreter (directed by pollack) at the national gallery of art.

i’m especially looking forward to next thursday’s showing of 3 needles, affectionately tagged “2005-Canada-Religious Drama/Social Problem Film” — featuring sandra oh, lucy liu and olympia dukakis. i am a bit wary of the fact the film features 5 languages…that’s a lot for whosever job it is to subtitle!

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