Local Festivals, Series and Limited Runs

Zhang Yang's
Zhang Yang's "Getting Home" is part of the AFI's 2008 China Film Festival. (Fortissimo)
Friday, April 25, 2008

Revolution Is in the Streets{vbar} May 5-21

The Goethe-Institut pays tribute to 1968 with a program of European films of the era, including "Blow-Up" and "The Battle of Algiers." http://www.goethe.de/ins/us/was/enindex.htm.

2008 China Film Festival{vbar} May 15-19

The American Film Institute's Silver Theatre shows films by such established artists as Zhang Yang, Wang Xiaoshuai and Jia Zhang Ke, as well as emerging directors. http://www.afi.com/silver

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Envisioning Russia:

Mosfilm Studio{vbar} May 24-July 20

The National Gallery of Art presents 16 works from the seminal Mosfilm Studio, including "Battleship Potemkin" and "The Cranes Are Flying." http://www.nga.gov/programs/film.

Coming to Europe{vbar} June 16-30

A film series at the Goethe-Institut explores the immigration experience in Europe. Look out for "Head-On," by Fatih Akin ("The Edge of Heaven"). http://www.goethe.de/ins/us/was/enindex.htm.

SilverDocs{vbar} June 16-23

The sixth edition of the documentary festival has added an extra day this year, the better to accommodate the burgeoning genre of nonfiction. http://www.silverdocs.com.

Glass: A Portrait of Philip in Twelve Parts{vbar} July 4-5

The National Gallery of Art presents the Washington premiere of a portrait of composer Philip Glass by Scott Hicks ("Shine"). http://www.nga.gov/programs/film.


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