The Washington Post is the founding media sponsor of the Middleburg Film Festival, held on October 24-27. The film festival offers screenings of narrative and documentary films in an intimate theatre environment as well as panel discussions, Q&A sessions, and workshops with world-renowned filmmakers and actors.

The Middleburg Film Festival will screen an array of films including festival favorites, premieres, and Academy Award nominees. The Post will present a special screening of Lee Daniels’ The Butler on Sunday, October 27 at 1:15 p.m. The film is inspired by “A Butler Well Served by This Election,” an article written by Post National Reporter Wil Haygood. The article chronicles the real life of former White House butler Eugene Allen. Following the October 27th premiere of The Butler, Post Style Reporter, Krissah Thompson will moderate a Q&A with Lee Daniels and Wil Haygood.

Post Chief Film Critic, Ann Hornaday, will moderate a discussion on “What Makes a Good Film “with LA Times Film Writer, John Horn and former New York Times Film Critic, Janet Maslin on Friday, October 25th at 3:00 p.m.

The Washington Post is proud to be the founding media sponsor of the Middleburg Film Festival and to continue its support of the arts in the DC metropolitan region.

All festival venues are throughout the town of Middleburg, VA. Tickets to individual films are $15 and $10 for students (with valid ID). A limited number of all-access passes are also available for purchase. For additional information on the festival and to purchase tickets, visit