Last Updated May 6, 2012

26th Annual Filmfest DC

In its 26th year, Filmfest DC: The Washington, DC International Film Festival continues its commitment of bringing new and award-winning cinema from around the world to the nation’s capital. Beginning this Thursday, April 12, and continuing through April 22, Filmfest DC presents more than 80 films from more than 35 countries at top venues in Washington, DC. A full list of films, locations and screening times is available on the Filmfest DC website, filmfestdc.org.

This year, the District’s oldest and largest film festival focuses on “The Lighter Side” with a slate of new international comedies from countries including France, Argentina, Italy and Japan. Also featured will be Caribbean Journeys, a groundbreaking program of new work from Jamaica, Trinidad & Tobago, Cuba and the Dominican Republic. The DC premiere of Marley, a documentary that paints a moving portrait of the reggae star, will receive its Washington, DC premiere. Calypso Rose about the legendary calypso singer, and RasTa: A Soul’s Journey, featuring Bob Marley’s granddaughter, will have their American premieres at the festival.

WHERE:
Avalon Theatre: 5612 Connecticut Avenue, NW
Embassy of France: 4101 Reservoir Road, NW
Goethe-Institut Washington: 812 Seventh Street, NW
Landmark’s E Street Cinema: 555 11th Street, NW
National Gallery of Art: East Building Auditorium, 4th Street and Constitution Avenue, NW
Naval Heritage Center: 701 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW
Regal Cinemas Gallery Place: 701 7th Street, NW

General Admission tickets are $11 unless otherwise noted.

The Filmfest DC public information line is 202-234-FILM and its website is filmfestdc.org.

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