See the Oscar-winning “Inocente” at the Avalon

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.

Inocente Izucar, the subject of the Oscar-winning film "Inocente," paints "Masters of Disguise." (Sean Fine)

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.

Alex Baldinger is editor of the Going Out Guide blog, which covers food, drink, arts, music, events and other curiosities in the D.C. area. He is forever in search of a great sandwich.



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