Indies & Arties: Clint — He's Flinty

February 17, 2010

FUNNY WHAT A few years, a handful of Oscars and the use of the word “flinty” in his description will do to a man. Former Hollywood pretty boy and fairly wooden actor Clint Eastwood is now one of the industry’s Grand Old Men and well decorated for it. AFI Silver tips a hat to all things “Directed by Clint Eastwood” in its showcase featuring, among other films, “Mystic River.”

» AFI Silver, 8633 Colesville Road, Silver Spring; through March 10; 301-495-6700. (Silver Spring)

Little Green Men
Of course leprechauns exist — that’s a whole row of them right there munching popcorn and enjoying the show. The little guys are huge film buffs, as the success of the annual Lutins de Court-Metrage short-film festival proves. The five days of shorts in French with English subtitles ends on Saturday.

» Various sites; see francedc.org for schedules and showtimes.

Israeli Films
Maryland Institute College of Art in Baltimore offers a terrific free program this weekend, the last of a three-Thursday series, “Contemporary Israeli Films: Curated by Dan and Noit Geva.” The Gevas will be on hand to introduce and discuss “Description of a Memory,” screening at 7:30 p.m.

» </bFalvey Hall, Brown Center, 1301 Mount Royal Ave., Baltimore; Thu., 7:30 p.m., free.

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