NEIL BURGER, the writer-director of "Interview With the Assassin" will introduce the 7 and 9:30 p.m. screenings of the film Friday. After both movies, he'll discuss his film and take questions.

Also at Visions is the ongoing 650@Visions, the theater's forum for local filmmakers that occurs on the fourth Tuesday of every month.

This coming Tuesday three films will be shown: Anya Bernstein's "Join Me in Shambhala" (30 minutes), an informative documentary about a Tibetan lama, scholar and meditation master who travels around remote villages in Southern Siberia to reawaken Buddhism; Logan Coles's "Eye for an Eye" (12 minutes), an artsy/angry short about the murder of a high school honor student and the subsequent revenge killing; and Kevin W. Ross's "Obsidian" (25 minutes), a digitally shot film noir about a jazz club owner who wants his wife killed. All three filmmakers will attend the program, which begins at 6:50 p.m. They will be around afterward to eat, drink and meet with the audience. Admission is $6.50.

Visions Cinema/Bistro/Lounge is seeking films (short and feature length) by other local filmmakers and video makers. Films should be Washington area premieres and filmmakers should be available to attend the screening for a question-and-answer session. For more information, visit To subscribe to the 650@Visions e-mail list, send an e-mail to

-- Desson Howe