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Third Annual Alexandria Film Festival

Thursday, Sept. 24 to Sunday, Sept. 27

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After the Storm

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City of Borders

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Clean Mic: Laughing Until It Hurts

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Crude

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Katyn

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Redemption Stone

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Sebastian's Voodoo

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Yoo-Hoo, Mrs. Goldberg

Highlights

* Film Festival kicks off with free party at Torpedo Factory Art Center on Sept. 24.

* Event includes comedies, foreign films, intriguing documentaries, discussions with filmmakers and a silent film with live organ accompaniment.

More Information

* www.AlexandriaFilm.org

* www.alexandriava.gov/Arts

The third annual Alexandria Film Festival, scheduled for Thursday, Sept. 24 through Sunday, Sept. 27, features a diverse program of short and feature-length films, including narratives, animation, documentaries, and entries by student filmmakers from the City of Alexandria and the Washington metropolitan region. Films will be shown at the George Washington Masonic Memorial, 101 Callahan Dr., across the street from the King Street Metro station.

The Festival kicks off on Thursday, Sept. 24 with "Contrasts," a black-and-white extravaganza at the Torpedo Factory Art Center, 105 N. Union St., from 6-9 p.m. "Contrasts" is a free party that includes music, refreshments, open artists’ studios, and an array of "silent" films projected simultaneously throughout the Torpedo Factory Art Center. The public is invited to attend and to dress in black and white.

The Festival continues Friday, Sept. 25 from 7 p.m. to midnight; Saturday, Sept. 26 from 10 a.m. to midnight; and Sunday, Sept. 27 from 10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. at the George Washington Masonic Memorial. For a complete schedule of film showings, including film narratives, visit www.AlexandriaFilm.org.

Festival passes can be purchased in advance for $25, or are available for $35 at the Festival. One-day passes are also available, and cost $10 in advance or $15 at the Festival.

For more information, to screen film trailers and to purchase tickets, visit www.alexandriafilm.org or call the Durant Center at 703-746-5560.

Festival Schedule at a Glance …

THURSDAY, SEPT. 24

6 p.m. Opening Night Event "Contrast" at the Torpedo Factory Art Center

FRIDAY, SEPT. 25

7 p.m. Bon Voyage

7:15 p.m. Rumba

8:45 p.m. Le Paradis de l’Imbecile (Fool’s Paradise)

9 p.m. Clean Mic: Laughing Until It Hurts – Special Guests: Director

Will Gorham and Comedians Freddi Vernell and Sam Beamon

10:45 p.m. The Spam Job

11 p.m. Idiots and Angels

SATURDAY, SEPT. 26

10 a.m. Game Over and Bahama Frostbite

10:20 a.m. Animated Poems

10:45 a.m. The Art of Giving

10:50 a.m. Eco Dude

11 a.m. Living Legends of Alexandria

11:15 a.m. The Story of Community Bridge

12 p.m. Li Tong

1:30 p.m. Shoot First, Pray You Live

3:15 p.m. Katyn

5:30 p.m. Fresh – Special Guest: Rob Krupicka, City Councilmember

7 p.m. Yoo-Hoo, Mrs. Goldberg – Special Guest: Director Aviva Kempner

9 p.m. Nosferatu – Special Guest: Organist Andrew Simpson

11 p.m. City of Borders

SUNDAY, SEPT. 27

10 a.m. Max

10:15 a.m. Sebastian’s Voodoo

10:20 a.m. The Miracle

11 a.m. Land Gewinnen (Gaining Ground)

11:30 a.m. After the Storm – Special Guest: Director Hilla Medalia

1:45 p.m. Crude – Special Guest: Attorney Steven Donziger

4:15 p.m. Redemption Stone – Special Guests: Director Tom Dziedzic

and Tom Lewis, founder of The Fishing School

5:15 p.m. Awards Ceremony – Reception to Follow