Wednesday, October 30, 2013

Alexandria Film Festival

From the Festival Chair of the Alexandria Film Festival: 
The 7th Annual Alexandria Film Festival starts NOVEMBER 7, and it will be the biggest in our history!
We’ll be showing more than 60 films and bringing more than 30 filmmakers and other special guests to discuss their works during our four-day festival, Nov. 7-10. Feature films, documentaries, shorts, foreign films, local artists—we have something for every taste.
Visit our website for a full schedule and list of venues, and buy your tickets in advance online to save. We expect many events will sell out, so don’t delay!

Selected highlights:
A CELEBRATION OF FOOD AND SUSTAINABILITY, our opening night event sponsored by Mom’s Organic Market at the Old Town Theater. A feast of six films—filling and thought-provoking.
A CONVERSATION WITH BENH ZEITLIN, director of the Oscar-nominated BEASTS OF THE SOUTHERN WILDZeitlin will appear via Skype for a Q&A on Nov. 9 following a screening of two of his shorts GLORY AT SEA and I GET WET.
ASS BACKWARDS, a lighthearted comedy co-written by and starring one of Alexandria’s own—T.C. Williams High graduate and former Saturday Night Live cast member Casey Wilson. Her dad will be on hand to discuss her childhood and early career at this D.C. premiere ahead of nationwide release.
SPENCER, a romantic comedy that follows the travails of Spencer Baum, an aspiring filmmaker trying to make his first movie in Brooklyn. Imagine what Woody Allen would be like if he were 26 in 2013 with a Canon 5D. Director Geoff Lerer plus members of the cast will be on hand.
PIED PIPER is a satirical folk tale of a simple laundryman rumored to have acquired his beloved donkey’s brain in a freak accident. He soon becomes the most popular—and feared—hero of his time. Director Vivek Budakoti and writer/producer Rajita Sharma are traveling from India to attend.
DARK NIGHT SHOWCASE I AND II. Late-night programming Friday and Saturday nights at the Lyceum of mystical, amusing, mysterious and macabre shorts.
AWARDS SHOWCASE AND CLOSING RECEPTION. See the films that judges and audiences selected for top honors, then attend a closing reception to fete the winners. Special ticket pricing for this event includes the reception.

We look forward to seeing you at the Alexandria Film Festival next week!
Patti North
Festival Chair
Alexandria Film Festival

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