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Local Festivals, Series and Limited Runs

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

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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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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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