It's not every night you can hear two filmmakers introduce their Oscar-winning documentary short, but locals Sean Fine and Andrea Nix Fine will present "Inocente" at a benefit screening tonight at the Avalon in Chevy Chase.
The film chronicles the story of 15-year-old Inocente Izucar as she pursues her artistic dream despite being homeless in America. It's a heavy, tearjerking film, "[b]ut the misty eyes it’s likely to produce come from joy, not sorrow," The Post's Michael O'Sullivan wrote before the Oscars were held in February.
The husband-and-wife filmmakers are Chevy Chase residents (Sean Fine wore burgundy and gold "no pressure, no diamonds" socks beneath his Oscars tuxedo, a nod to Redskins quarterback Robert Griffin III) and their 2007 film "War/Dance" also received an Oscar nomination.
The duo will introduce "Inocente" before screenings at 6:30 and 8:30 p.m. Tickets are $15, with proceeds benefiting A Reason to Survive, the artistic empowerment charity geared toward at-risk youth like Inocente.