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Sept. 22–Oct. 12
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This week: 15 films, including a North American premiere and a U.S. premiere; a filmmaker and actress Q&A; a reception and tequila tasting; two official Oscar® submissions; and the inaugural AFI Silver After Dark series selection.
Q&A with filmmaker Leslie Ortiz and actress Ana Ruth Aragón
Based on a true story, Leslie Ortiz and Gabriela Cruz's drama follows the interwoven lives of three women in El Salvador who have suffered different types of violence. In an art therapy center they are slowly able to heal, coming together in a quest for justice.
Oct. 5, 7:10 p.m.
New digital restoration
Italian-born actress Maura Monti stars as Batwoman in Mexican director René Cardona's unofficial 1968 entry in the Batman oeuvre, which combines elements of lucha libre wrestling, James Bond, Frankenstein and THE CREATURE FROM THE BLACK LAGOON.
Oct. 1 & 5, 9:30 p.m. – tickets just $8
Intro by writer, translator, film programmer and critic Nicholas Elliott
Jean-Paul Belmondo and Catherine Deneuve star in François Truffaut's noir-tinged 1969 mystery about a man whose mail-order bride isn't quite what she seems. Co-presented with Alliance Française of Washington as part of their Jean-Paul Belmondo Retrospective.
Oct. 6, 6:45 p.m.
Now playing
Brett Morgen's (COBAIN: MONTAGE OF HECK, JANE) experiential cinematic odyssey illuminates the life and genius of David Bowie, one of the most prolific and influential artists of our time. Told through kaleidoscopic, never-before-seen footage, performances and music, the film explores Bowie's creative, musical and spiritual journey.
Now playing
Director Olivia Wilde's visually stunning psychological thriller, starring Florence Pugh and Harry Styles, unfolds in the idealized community of Victory, a tight-knit desert utopia. But cracks begin to appear in their idyllic life, exposing something sinister beneath the attractive façade. With Chris Pine, Gemma Chan, KiKi Layne and Nick Kroll.
Now playing
Sam Rockwell and Saoirse Ronan star in this comedic whodunit set in the West End of 1950s London, where plans for a movie version of a hit play come to an abrupt halt when a member of the crew is murdered. The supporting cast includes Adrien Brody, David Oyelowo, Ruth Wilson, Harris Dickinson, Reece Shearsmith and Shirley Henderson.
2023 Oscar® Selection, Uruguay
Reception sponsored by the Embassy of Uruguay on Oct. 7
In Manolo Nieto's thriller, a wealthy man befriends a local teen he's hired as a tractor driver. When tragedy strikes, their relationship is strained to its breaking point, exposing the deep class and economic divides in Uruguayan society.
Oct. 7, 5:15 p.m.; Oct. 10, 9:30 p.m.
After an aerial dog fight, WWII Pilot Officer Jack Absolute flies home to win the heart of his old flame, Lydia Languish. Emily Burns directs this spectacularly entertaining new version of Richard Brinsley Sheridan's "The Rivals," a hilarious wartime farce with plenty of heart. Captured live at the National Theatre in London.
Oct. 7, 1:00 p.m.; Oct. 8, 12:00 p.m.; Oct. 9, 12:00 p.m., 7:00 p.m.
2023 Oscar® Selection, Bolivia
An elderly Quechua couple grapples with a life-threatening drought and the prospect of leaving their ancestral home for the city in Alejandro Loayza Grisi's urgent feature debut, told through intoxicating widescreen cinematography by Bárbara Alvarez.
Oct. 8, 5:05 p.m.; Oct. 10, 7:30 p.m. (Indigenous Peoples' Day)
Q&A with filmmaker Hugo Perez
Hugo Perez documents the third "farewell" tour of renowned Afro-Cuban singer Omara Portuondo, whose beautiful singing has inspired listeners around the world, in this portrait of an octogenarian who is still as sharp and charming as ever.
Oct. 9, 2:45 p.m.
Q&A with director Juliana Maité and actress/screenwriter Marietere Vélez
A year after a suicide attempt, Olivia's OCD makes an unwelcome return on Christmas Eve. Desperate for medication, she finds a pharmacist's son who sells pills under the table. Juliana Maité crafts a tender and powerful portrait of mental health issues.
Oct. 9, 5:00 p.m.
Filmmakers Adirley Queirós and Joana Pimenta slyly subvert expectations in this hybrid docu-drama, combining elements of dystopian sci-fi, Westerns, observational documentary and even the musical to tell the wholly original story of two oil pirate sisters in a queer biker gang.
Oct. 12, 7:10 p.m.
Oct. 14–27
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This year's theme, "They Tried to Warn Us!," focuses on some of the most shockingly prescient films to come out of mid-20th-century Hollywood. Film Noir Foundation founder Eddie Muller, host of TCM's Noir Alley, will introduce screenings on the festival's opening weekend, Oct. 14–16. Film historian Foster Hirsch will introduce screenings Oct. 21–23.
Sept. 28‐Nov. 20
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Join us for one of the largest showcases of silent cinema in North America and meet some of the dedicated and talented musicians who bring these films to life with their inventive live accompaniment. Four early announcements are on sale now; the full series lineup will be announced soon.
Oct. 28–Nov. 3
Full schedule just announced!
Get in the Halloween spirit with F. W. Murnau's 1922 classic NOSFERATU, featuring live musical accompaniment by Silent Orchestra; Wes Craven's A NIGHTMARE ON ELM STREET, presented by horror host Count Gore de Vol; THE ROCKY HORROR PICTURE SHOW with a live shadowcast by Bloody Mayhem Theatrical; and much more.
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