Eighth Annual Alexandria Film Festival Arriving Nov. 7-9


Oct. 26 – The Eighth Annual Alexandria Film Festival returns with its biggest and best program yet! AMC Hoffman Theater 22 will be the site of all ticketed events, with Beatley Central Library again offering free program to the public.

Our eighth festival is better than ever! We will screen more than 60 films on three screens, with more than 30 filmmakers on hand to take questions from the audience, who will come from as far away as Sri Lanka and as close as the Washington Metropolitan area.

Films from Argentina, Australia, France, Germany, India, Kosovo, Luxembourg, Poland, Russia, Spain, Sri Lanka, Switzerland, Uruguay and the U.K. are among the international offerings.

Nov. 7 will kick off the festival with all day programming at Beatley Library. Ticketed events at AMC Hoffman will begin Saturday morning at 10 a.m. and continue through Sunday, Nov. 9, and conclude with an awards ceremony and closing reception.

This year’s programming includes “An Exploration of Art and Mind” on Saturday at Hoffman, that will feature “Alive Inside” which won the Audience Award at the 2014 Sundance Film Festival. On hand to take questions from the audience will be producer Kate McDougal. This program will also feature commentary by Linda Maguire, neuroscientist and medical musician.

Several short films will round out the theme, concluding with “Tango Your Life” and an interactive demonstration of tango dancing. This programming was made possible by a grant from the Alexandria Commission for the Arts.

MOM’s Organic Market is sponsoring our “Sustainability Showcase” beginning at 11 a.m. on Saturday at Hoffman. Films include: “Drill, Spill, Repeat,” “From Grain to Growler” about Virginia’s burgeoning craft beer industry. “The Ballad of Holland Hill House,” is a short film about the Chesapeake Bay that employs a unique technique combining claymation, painting and original soundtrack by filmmaker Lynn Tomlinson who will also appear.

Individual program tickets will be available on line, beginning 10/30 for $12, with an all festival pass available for $35. Tickets will also be available at the door for $15, with all festival pass available for $40.

There is ample free parking available at both locations and AMC Hoffman 22 can be accessed via metro at the Eisenhower Avenue station.


We launched a page…and all contributions are tearfully/gratefully accepted…believe me: you can make a diff in bringing film to Alexandria; with our thanks!! http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1166596/alexandria-film-festival-2012

Unfortunately, the Old Town Theater ‘s extensive renovations (like an archaeological dig, really…with high tech upgrades) will not be ready for our November 18 booking. Best wishes to them for a speedy opening! We hope to screen there for another festival, soon.

We are both happy and very grateful to the US Patent and Trade Office (600 Dulany Street, Old Town) for their quick offer of a venue for the Alexandria Film Festival, 2012; thank you! We are psyched to offer films and programming, all day and evenings, Saturday 11/17 and Sunday 11/18, in their comfy and beautiful screening room. Tickets will be $15 per programming block.

Location details: https://maps.google.com/maps?hl=en&ie=UTF-8&q=images+patent+and+trade+office+alexandria+va&fb=1&gl=us&hq=images+patent+and+trade+office+alexandria+va&cid=0,0,13709113822479746667&ei=FkSDUIHxDIer0AHdmYDIDA&ved=0CJ4BEPwSMAM

We hope to have schedules set and ready by November 1…see you at the festival!

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