The Washington Post announced it is returning as founding media sponsor of the Middleburg Film Festival, Oct. 14 – 17. This year’s festival will be an in-person event in Middleburg, VA, featuring film screenings and panel discussions with world-renowned filmmakers, actors and more.

Festival attendees can join Post journalists for the following discussions:

Post Chief Film Critic Ann Hornaday will moderate a discussion and tribute to Dakota Johnson on “The Lost Daughter,” a film about a woman on a seaside vacation that takes a dark turn when her obsession with a young mother forces her to confront secrets from her past, following the film’s 9:30am ET screening Friday, Oct. 15 at the Salamander Resort in Middleburg, VA.

Post Host and Editor of Food Video Mary Beth Albright will moderate a discussion on “The Automat,” a film about the history of the iconic restaurant chain Horn & Hardart, in conversation with film director Lisa Hurwitz following the film’s 6:00pm ET screening Saturday, Oct. 16 at the Middleburg Community Center in Middleburg, VA.

Post Chief Film Critic Ann Hornaday will moderate a discussion on the Middleburg Film Festival Saturday Centerpiece film, “Belfast,” a humorous, tender and intensely personal story of one boy’s childhood during the tumult of late 1960s Northern Ireland, in conversation with film director Kenneth Branagh following the film’s 8:00pm ET screening Saturday, Oct. 16 at the Salamander Resort in Middleburg, VA.

For the full schedule and ticket information, visit https://films.middleburgfilm.org/.