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Sept. 22–Oct. 12
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This week: 14 films, featuring two filmmaker Q&As; two post-screening receptions; a N. American premiere, three U.S. premieres and an East Coast premiere; three countries' official Oscar® submissions; and a Silent Movie Day selection with live musical accompaniment!
East Coast Premiere
Wine reception on Sept. 22
In the early days of a reinstated democracy, prosecutor Julio Strassera (Ricardo Darín) is tasked with bringing Argentina's brutal military dictatorship to justice. Santiago Mitre's rousing courtroom drama is inspired by true events.
Sept. 22, 7:30 p.m.; Sept. 29, 7:00 p.m.
2022 Oscar® Selection, Panama
Reception sponsored by the Embassy of Panama on Sept. 23
Shortlisted for the 2022 Oscars® in the International Feature category, Abner Benaim's powerfully emotional drama explores the unexpected bond that forms between a grieving architect who lost her son in a freak accident and a street-smart 13-year-old boy.
Sept. 23, 7:15 p.m.; Sept. 26, 5:00 p.m.
Q&A with filmmaker Iliana Sosa on Sept. 24
In this profound meditation on loss, family legacies and how our homelands shape us, documentarian Iliana Sosa crafts a poetic love letter to her 89-year-old grandfather, who for decades has unfailingly traveled from Mexico to Texas to visit his daughters.
Sept. 24, 3:00 p.m.; Sept. 27, 5:30 p.m.
U.S. Premiere
Q&A with filmmakers Jorge Villalobos and Carlos Hagerman
This beautifully animated documentary tells three personal stories which reflect the complex emotional experiences of undocumented children and families in the U.S. Presented as part of CineMexa, the film program of the Mexican Cultural Institute in DC.
Sept. 26, 7:05 p.m.
North American Premiere
Chilean actress Manuela Martelli's directorial debut is a heart-pounding thriller set during Augusto Pinochet's brutal dictatorship. When a charitable act unexpectedly aligns her with the resistance movement, a middle-class woman has a shocking political awakening.
Sept. 24, 5:15 p.m.; Sept. 29, 9:30 p.m.
U.S. Premiere
An Argentine in France, José (Daniel Hendler) is struggling with his monotonous stay-at-home dad routine, until a deadly encounter with his neighbor changes everything. This absurd dark comedy comes courtesy of filmmaker Santiago Mitre (ARGENTINA, 1985).
Sept. 24, 7:20 p.m.; Sept. 27, 7:15 p.m.
U.S. Premiere
In Imanol Uribe's gripping thriller, the infamous 1989 assassination of six Jesuit priests during the Salvadoran civil war is told through the harrowing true story of housekeeper Lucía Cerna (Juana Acosta), the only surviving witness to the massacre.
Sept. 25, 5:00 p.m.; Sept. 27, 7:00 p.m.
V. Checa's noir-tinged debut is an atmospheric take on science fiction and complicated parents. In a drought-stricken, dystopian Lima, 12-year-old Teo and his father tinker with a mysterious machine, determined to create rain regardless of the consequences.
Sept. 28, 7:30 p.m.; Sept. 29, 5:15 p.m.
Live musical accompaniment by Andrew Simpson
New digital restoration
Thrilling adventures ensure when a beautiful gypsy dancer (Pola Negri) falls in love with penniless nobleman Don Caesar de Bazan (Antonio Moreno) in Herbert Brenon's 1923 drama.
Sept. 29, 7:15 p.m. – tickets just $8
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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.
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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.
Reception and tequila tasting sponsored by the Mexican Cultural Institute in DC
Juan Pablo Gonzélez's feature narrative debut follows a determined businesswoman (Teresa Sánchez, THE CHAMBERMAID), who will stop at nothing to save her once-successful tequila business. Presented as part of CineMexa, the film program of the Mexican Cultural Institute in DC.
Sept. 30, 7:15 p.m.
The latest film from José María Cabral is a poignant historical drama set in 1937 about a pregnant Haitian woman who embarks on a perilous night-time journey to seek refuge during the Parsley Massacre, the brutal, state-sanctioned killing of all Haitians on Dominican soil.
Oct. 1, 5:10 p.m.; Oct. 2, 9:45 p.m.
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.
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
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Get in the Halloween spirit this year with our annual presentation of F. W. Murnau's NOSFERATU, celebrating its 100th anniversary this year, and horror host Count Gore de Vol returns to present Wes Craven's A NIGHTMARE ON ELM STREET! Tickets on sale now for these two programs; the full series lineup will be announced soon.
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