The Washington Post is returning as founding media sponsor of the Middleburg Film Festival in Middleburg, VA on Oct. 18-21, 2018.

Over the weekend, guests can enjoy film screenings followed by panel discussions with world-renowned filmmakers, actors and more. The featured films include festival favorites, first-class foreign films and Academy Award contenders.

The Washington Post’s film critic Ann Hornaday will moderate the following post-film screening discussions at the festival:

Saturday, Oct. 20 at 8:15 p.m.

Film: The Front Runner. In mid-April 1987, Gary Hart seemed like a shoe-in for the Democratic Presidential nomination. Three weeks later, he was out of the race. Academy Award nominee Hugh Jackman stars as the charismatic Senator from Colorado, who captured the imagination of young voters and seemed poised to ride that wave of idealistic enthusiasm all the way to the White House.

Venue: Salamander Resort in Middleburg, VA

Hornaday in discussion with director Jason Reitman, screenwriters Matt Bai and Jay Carson, and producer Helen Estabrook.

Sunday, Oct. 21 at 12:30 p.m.

Film: Green Book. When Frank Anthony Vallelonga, aka Tony Lip (Viggo Mortensen), a New York City bouncer from an Italian-American neighborhood in the Bronx, is hired to drive and protect Dr. Don Shirley (Mahershala Ali), a world-class Black pianist, on a concert tour from Manhattan to the Deep South, they must rely on the Green Book -- a travel guide to safe lodging.

Venue: Salamander Resort in Middleburg, VA

Hornaday in discussion with actor Viggo Mortensen and director Peter Farrelly.

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