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Ghost World | 3 Oct 2004 // 8:00 PM

The irony of Washington, DC, repository of the nation's nostalgia, is that it is has no sense of its own past. For those who come, living here is just something that you have to do to get to where you eventually want to go. No one who stays is anyone of real power.

The 18th Annual Washington, DC International Film Festival | 12 May 2004 // 8:00 PM

This year's Filmfest DC, the 18th, was mild cause for excitement among locals and hardly at all for international cinephiles. Thus, it seems, it will always be for a film festival located in the capital, where the national soap opera invariably drowns out everything in its radius.


Living in Ghost World: Washington, DC | 23 Sep 2008 // 6:00 PM

With US Presidential candidates vying for the best seat in the White House in mind, we revist an essay on what living in DC is like for the common man.


Millennium Mambo (2003) | 8 Aug 2004 // 8:00 PM

A filmmaker fixated on the continuing past, Hou has become the foremost chronicler of our mortality.

The Triplets of Belleville (2003) | 3 Dec 2003 // 7:00 PM

Sylvain Chomet's first feature is a doggedly strange, if effortlessly whimsical, movie that fuses vaguely recognizable elements to form an exceedingly alien universe.

//Mixed media

Indie Horror Month 2016: Executing 'The Deed'

// Moving Pixels

"It's just so easy to kill someone in a video game that it's surprising when a game makes murder difficult.

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