April 20-30, 2017 will feature 80 films from 45 countries in 11 days.
Pack those bags and get a front row seat to 45 countries around the world! Filmfest DC returns for its 31st year, bringing films from around the world to DC for 11 days of cinema discovery. There’s something for everyone, with lighthearted comedies, on the edge of your seat thrillers, musical marvels and even a new section, Division and Debate, dedicated to films covering today’s contentious political issues.
What: 31st Annual Filmfest DC
When: April 20-30, 2017
Where: Landmark’s E Street Cinema and AMC Mazza Gallerie Theaters
Tonight’s opening night celebration includes a screening of the North American premiere of This Land Is Our Land. In this timely tale, inhabitants of a mining town in Northern France have seen the world change too rapidly and feel neglected by the state. Sentiments hidden by the flag of populism and thinking in terms of enemies are becoming increasingly commonplace. Pauline, a popular nurse, is offered the candidacy for mayor by a far-right political party, but soon learns she’s merely a puppet candidate for those spouting nationalism and isolationism.
Tickets for the films are generally $14 day of, with a Director’s Package of 10 tickets for $100, or student tickets for $10 with ID.