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I’m all about experiencing Silverdocs. It’s simply a great community event. Sometimes I feel like jumping into the sold out screenings and sometimes I like to go to the less popular events. One of those events is the FREE lunch screenings.
What are you doing for lunch? You could be multi-tasking. These shorts are lovely. Most of them are well done and under appreciated by the masses.
Shorts Programs at AFI Silver during Lunchtime (noon): FREE
WED / June 22 @ Noon
THUR / June 23 @ Noon
FRI / June 24 @ Noon
*It’s a different group of shorts everyday!
(just walk in and ask for a ticket – I walked in 10 minutes early without a problem.)
For more information: http://silverdocs.com/
Katy and I attended the “Our City Film Festival” Opening party last night.
The musician – Christylz Bacon – played a set and he was unbelievable. Seriously – check out his website: www.christylz.com
Stella sponsored the event and the beer was flowing nicely…
5 out of 5 Cheers.
— becky beamer
Doc & a Drink is going to the “Our City Film Festival”. Our first stop is the opening night party tomorrow (Saturday). It’s open to the public — Join us!
It’s at RFD’s (810 7th St, NW) and everyone knows RFD’s has an excellent beer selection. Katy and I will be interviewing some of the local documentary filmmakers. It’s going to be a blast. It’s only 12.00 and all the money from the festival goes back into the organization. Buy your tickets online – they will sell out! See you there (8-11pm).
**** Celebrate the opening of the film festival with filmmakers and VIPs.
Enjoy beer specials, great raffle give-aways, and performances by
Grammy nominee, Arts and Humanities Council of Washington grantee
and subject of past OCFF film, Blue Line…
Then – this Sunday – is the main event. The films are all about D.C. The festival is only on Sunday, at The Goethe Institute (812 7th St, NW). For ticket information and a full schedule check the website: http://www.yachad-dc.org/Home.shtml
AND – just added — is the closing event with the D.C Cupcake Girls…
Georgetown Cupcakes’ Sophie and Katherine will be special guests,
screening TLC’s Second Season of DC Cupcakes,Our City
hosting a Q&A, and cupcake decorating contest at the finale.
5 out of 5 Cheers.
Doc & a Drink is very excited to be included in a press screening for the “Our City” Film Festival. We are getting a sneak peek on Thur but everyone else can go to the events next weekend.
It’s all about community. The Fourth Annual Our City Film Festival at The Goethe Institute will screen award-winning films that capture all facets of DC including music culture, community gardening, sports and race relations. All proceeds from the festival go toward Yachad’s programming. Yachad (meaning together in Hebrew) works to bring communities together through service.
I encourage everyone to mark their calendar.
SAT & SUN Feb. 12th & 13th
The Goethe Institute / 812 7th St NW
For More Info Visit: OUR CITY FILM FESTIVAL
NOTE: Docs DO go well with beer! Opening Night Party at R.F.D.’s will showcase musical performances by Christylez Bacon and
other surprise guests.
The Silverdocs are coming, the Silverdocs are coming! The documentary community in D.C. gets a shot of adrenaline every June when one of the world’s best documentary film festivals opens at the AFI Theater in Silver Spring. Becks and I are counting down till our moment to rub elbows with filmmakers and critique our little hearts out. A whole film festival dedicated to documentaries, right in our hometown…yes!
This year’s Guggenheim winner is Frederick Wiseman. This is the big honor of the festival given to an Important Documentary Filmmaker. It’s the big deal. And among the other events, one of the major Silverdocs screenings that will be massively difficult to get into will be the special screening honoring his prolific career.
I looked through his list of over thirty films and humbly realized that I haven’t seen a single one of them. How embarrassing. What will I say to everyone I run into at doc events who will be talking about him? Quick note on to do list – Must. Watch. Frederick. Wiseman.
And in the meantime, I turn to one of my favorite filmmakers – Errol Morris – who had a recent blog post about the illustrious Frederick Wiseman. And makes him sound like not just an illustrious filmmaker, but an interesting, surreal, and perhaps irreverant one too.
Over the weekend Katy and I took a little trip to the Chesapeake Film Festival. The festival was located in the quaint little town of Easton ,MD which is about 1 hour and 45 min from Washington D.C proper. We were discouraged by the length of the journey but stayed true to the plan. We even braved a forest fire on Rt.50.
The town was the best part of the festival. It was small and had an old town feel. You could easily walk between all of the major event locations and in between each location pass boutique stores, people enjoying the weather, and coffee shops. We stopped to watch Kimjongilia at the historic, deco-style, Avalon theater. So cute.
I would recommend a day trip to Easton for all. And, don’t forget to enjoy some crab and pick up a pumpkin while you’re at it.
Katy and I enjoyed the opening day of the DC Shorts Film Festival last Friday. I am sure Katy will agree that the atmosphere was collaborative and creative. I urge anyone and everyone to mark their calendars for the Documentary Compilation of Shorts this Thur. Sept at 4:30pm. If you can’t make that time - the winners showcase will be later that night. (Tickets selling like Hotcakes!). Also, if you are on a budget or can take an hour for lunch they have several FREE shows for all to enjoy as well!
For more information: http://dcshorts.com/
5 out of 5 Cheers