Saturday, March 28, 2015

Filmfest DC Announces Lineup for 29th Annual Film Festival

Closing Night: I Can Quit Whenever I Want 

From our friends at Filmfest DC...

Filmfest DC Announces Lineup for Annual Film Festival Celebrating 29 Years of Bringing Great Films to the Nation's Capital

Opens Thursday, April 16th, through Sunday, April 26th

The Washington, DC International Film Festival (Filmfest DC) today announced the lineup for its 29th annual film festival, which will run in the nation’s capital from April 16-26, 2015. Continuing its commitment to present some of the best new cinema from around the globe, the festival will feature a diverse range of films from over 30 countries in categories including World View, The Lighter Side (comedies), Trust No One (thrillers), Justice Matters (social justice), Rhythms On and Off the Screen, Reel Jazz and Shorts.

This year Filmfest DC will open with Tango Glories (Argentina), in which the memory of an almost forgotten past comes back to life as a doctor and his patient bond over the wonders of tango era Buenos Aires. Their friendship uncovers long suppressed secrets blended with beautiful and sensual song and dance in which tango is more than just an old ideal - it’s a way of life.

Now in its 29th year, Filmfest DC is back to celebrate nearly three decades of bringing thousands of entertaining, thought-provoking and original films to Washingtonians.

Special Filmfest DC Events Include:

•  April 16: Opening Night at AMC Mazza Gallerie will be hosted by Arch Campbell and will premiere Tango Glories (Argentina). Oliver Kolker, the film’s director will be present and the screening will be followed by a reception and tango dancing.

•  April 23: Washington Post movie critic Ann Hornaday will join well-known television movie critic Arch Campbell for a conversation about the art of film and filmmaking.

•  April 26: Closing Night at the Lincoln Theatre, sponsored by the DC Office of Motion Picture and Television Development will premiere the new Italian comedy I Can Quit Whenever I Want. An after party at The Brixton will follow the film.

For tickets and a full list of films please visit

What:  29th Annual Filmfest DC

When:  April 16-26, 2015

Where:  Multiple venues in the DC area. Full list of locations available here.

Website:  For tickets and additional information, including film summaries and photos, please visit

Event Information:  Members of the public who have questions should call (202) 234-FILM (3456).

Social Media:  Twitter: @filmfestDC                                   
Instagram: filmfestdc
Hashtag: #filmfestdc

Major Sponsors
University of the District of Columbia
Washington, DC Film Society
Wyncote Foundation
DC Office of Motion Picture and Television Development

General Sponsors
Crosscurrents Foundation
DC Commission on the Arts and Humanities
Embassy of Qatar
Prince Charitable Trusts
Embassy of France
Reva and David Logan Foundation
Turkish Airlines
Cleancuts & Cerebral Lounge
Official Sponsors
Official Radio Station

Official Television Station
WJLA Channel 7 and 8

Official Hotel
Modus Hotels

Official Restaurant
Darlington House

Media Sponsors
WPFW 89.3 FM
WHUT Howard University Television