WASHINGTON film buffs who missed last spring's FilmFest DC may wish they had a house on the ocean when the the second annual Rehoboth Beach Independent Film Festival brings Bernardo Bertolucci's "Besieged," Frances Veber's "TheDinner Game," Francois Girard's "The Red Violin" and Julio Medem's "Lovers of the Arctic Circle" to the resort community starting Wednesday.
Running through Nov. 14 at the Rehoboth Mall Cinemas, the Movies at Midway and the Rehoboth Beach Convention Center, the festival lineup of 100 films will also reprise "Show Me Love," "Bedrooms and Hallways," "Head On" and "The Trio," four films most recently seen here during last month's Reel Affirmations Gay and Lesbian Film Festival. Also on the schedule will be programs of short films and fare for young audiences.
For schedules, tickets and information, call 302/645-9095 or visit the Web site: www.rehobothfilm.com.
CLOSER to home, the 17th annual European Union Film Showcase continues through Nov. 14 at the American Film Institute with screenings of new movies from all European Union member nations.
On Sunday at 5, animation fans suffering withdrawal in the absence of the Biograph Theater can get a fix with "The Best of Recent Animation" from Luxembourg (repeated Nov. 14 at 1).
Or you can catch Patricia ("I've Heard the Mermaids Singing") Rozema's acclaimed new adaptation of Jane Austen's "Mansfield Park" before its commercial opening later this month. The British production screens on Saturday at 9 and on Sunday at 1. "My Best Fiend," Werner Herzog's film reminiscence about the German director's love-hate relationship with the late actor Klaus Kinski, screens on Nov. 12 at 8 and Nov. 13 at 6:15.
All screenings take place at the AFI theater in the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts. Tickets are $7 and are available through the AFI box office in the Kennedy Center's Hall of States. For telephone reservations call 202/785-4601. Web site: www.afionline.org/nft.