Posted December 1, 2017.
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Coming Attractions: The Winter Edition 2017
On Monday, November 6, 2017, in Landmark E Street’s theater #3, the DC Film Society hosted the winter edition of its biannual “Coming Attractions Trailer Night” program. The theater was near capacity and a buzz was in the air as Film Society Director Michael Kyrioglou started the show by giving the ground rules and introducing the evening hosts, the illustrious Tim Gordon and Travis Hopson. Gordon and Hopson, co-hosts of WETA’s Around Town, once again happily took center stage as they accepted their roles as officiants for the activities of the evening.
The Cinema Lounge
The Cinema Lounge meets Monday, December 18, 2017 at 7:00pm. Our topic is "Native Americans on Film." For much of Hollywood history, Native Americans were relegated to stereotypical villain roles in Westerns. Since 1970, these depictions have evolved in films such as Little Big Man, Dances with Wolves, and, most recently, Wind River. But how far have we really come? Opportunities for Native American filmmakers are few and far between, with the exception of rarities such as Smoke Signals. Are we still seeing Native Americans through the white man's lens?
Adam's Rib Delves into Film Ensembles
By Adam Spector, DC Film Society Member
Thelma: Q&A with Director Joachim Trier and Actresses Ellie Harboe (Thelma) and Kaya Wilkins (Anja)
By Ron Gordner, DC Film Society Member
Wonder: Q&A with Director Stephen Chbosky and Novelist Raquel J. Palacio
By Ron Gordner, DC Film Society Member
The BFI London Film Festival
By Ron Gordner and Jim McCaskill, DC Film Society Members
VERY GOOD FILMS:
FILM TO AVOID:
Official Competition Winner, Best Film: Loveless directed by Andrey Zvyagintsev (Russia, France, Germany, Belgium).
The First Feature Competition Winner, The Sutherland Award: John Trengove for The Wound (South Africa).
Documentary Competition Winner, The Grierson Award: Kingdom of US directed by Lucy Cohen (United Kingdom).
Short Film Competition Winner, Best Short Film Award: The Rabbit Hunt directed by Patrick Bresnan (USA).
See the website for more information.
We Need to Hear From YOU
We are always looking for film-related material for the Storyboard. Our enthusiastic and well-traveled members have written about their trips to the Cannes Film Festival, Karlovy Vary Film Festival, London Film Festival, Venice Film Festival, Telluride Film Festival, Toronto Film Festival, Austin Film Festival, Edinburgh Film Festival, the Berlin Film Festival, the Palm Springs Film Festival, the Reykjavik Film Festival, the Munich Film Festival, and the Locarno Film Festival. We also heard about what it's like being an extra in the movies. Have you gone to an interesting film festival? Have a favorite place to see movies that we aren't covering in the Calendar of Events? Seen a movie that blew you away? Read a film-related book? Gone to a film seminar? Interviewed a director? Taken notes at a Q&A? Read an article about something that didn't make our local news media? Send your contributions to Storyboard and share your stories with the membership. And we sincerely thank all our contributors for this issue of Storyboard.
Calendar of Events
Gala Hispanic Theater Film Festival
The 6th annual film festival "Reel Time at Gala" (November 29-December 3) is a series of films from Mexico, Dominican Republic and Chile. Titles are Refuge, The Salinas Project, Site of Sites, Tales of an Immoral Couple, Jeffrey, Family Life, The Mischievous Guys, and Jesús. Many films have discussions and receptions. A festival pass is available.
AFI European Union Film Showcase
The 30th European Union Film Showcase (December 1-20) includes films from countries in the European Union. More than 40 films are shown, many are award-winners from international film festivals, European box office hits, and official Oscar submissions for Best Foreign Language Film. Many films will have special guests and Q&As. The Opening Night film is Borg vs. McEnroe (Janus Metz, 2017) from Sweden with a reception following the film. The Closing Night film is Wild Mouse (Josef Hader, 2017) from Austria. Festival passes are available, see the website.
The International Shorts Film Festival
The International Shorts Film Festival presents a program of international short films, comedies, dramas and animations, shown December 14 at 7:30pm. Location: Landmark's Bethesda Row Theater. Titles are #Selfie (David M. Lorenz) from Germany, A Whole World for a Little World (Fabrice Braq) from France, Jars (Bogna Okupska) from Poland, Valentin (Ingrid Hubscher) from Germany, Hatcat (Tom Gargonne) from France, Shelter Ysabel Fantou) from Germany, Brainstorm (Christophe Clin) from France, The State of Emergency (Tarek Roehlinger) from France, Stroke (Jiani Zhao) from China, My Grandfathe Was a Cherry Tree (Olga and Tatiana Poliektova) from Russia, My Bakery Blossom (Michel Vrinten) from Germany, My Bald Future (Paul Cabon) from France, Beauty Building (Benoit Bargeton) from France, I'll Quit Tomorrow (Jean-Pierre Michae) from France, It's Tough To Be ... Gorka Otxoa (Teresqa Bellon) from Spain, and Express Checkout (Ivan Sánchez Pangrazi) from Spain. The festival's director will be present for discussion.
The Immigration Film Festival
Immigrant-themed films are shown October through December at various area venues. Locations include the AFI Silver Theater, the National Gallery of Art, the Goethe-Institut Washington, American University and more. Titles include Havarie, Limpiadores, From the Land of Gandhi and Risking it All: Children at the Border. See the website for information about locations, passes and tickets.
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