ON SATURDAY at 2:30, "Cinefest Vietnam -- Spotlight on Vietnamese-American Cinematography" will present three films directed and produced by Vietnamese American filmmakers as part of a program co-sponsored by the Vietnamese Culture and Science Association and the Vietnamese Student Association of George Mason University. Taking place at GMU's Johnson Center Cinema, 4400 University Dr., Fairfax, the program will include two shorts ("The Anniversary," by Ham Tran, and "Black Thread," by 17-year-old Anthony H. Nguyen) and one feature (Victor Vu's "First Morning," making its area premiere). Tickets are $6. Call 703-598-9676, 703-370-0629 or 301-604-7533.
Beginning this week and running through Aug. 9, the Goethe-Institut, 812 Seventh St. NW (Metro: Gallery Place-Chinatown), will present a series of Monday evening screenings under the title "Hybrid Forms: Trends in Documentary Filmmaking." The series, which highlights works blurring the line between documentary and narrative, kicks off Monday at 6:30 with "The Housewife's Flower," an absurdist look at door-to-door vacuum-cleaner salesmen and their customers. Tickets, available at the Goethe-Institut box office or through www.boxofficetickets.com, are $5. For information and a complete schedule, call 202-289-1200 or visit www.goethe.de/washington.
-- Michael O'Sullivan