Since 1999, the D.C. Independent Film Festival has graced the District with a diverse selection of shorts, documentaries, and features from all over the world. Hosted at theaters and conference centers across D.C., this festival fosters workshops and seminars with independent filmmakers and even provides the unique opportunity for discussion with Congress.
This year’s DCIFF is curating over 20 screenings from February 19-23. The Leisure staff has picked the films they are most looking forward to seeing. Now you know where to ask them on a post-Valentines date.
Sons of the City, Marcus Richardson
Thursday, 9 P.M., US Naval Heritage Center
An inner city college student faces violence, drugs, romance, and urban culture in a psychological and emotional struggle that forces him to rebel to achieve his potential.
PAAT, Amir Toodehroostra
Friday, 9 P.M. Goethe Institut
A man in a rocky marriage finds solace in illegally taking care of a dog named PAAT, who eventually runs away when the man’s wife threatens to kill it.
Greencard Warriors, Miriam Kruishoop
Saturday, 6:45 P.M., US Naval Heritage Center
The story of an undocumented Latino, Angel, who is forced to deal with gangs after his protective older brother goes into the military to achieve citizenship for his family.
Shorts 2: Seeing Through Women’s Eyes
Sunday, 2:15 P.M., US Naval Heritage Center
This series of shorts tells stories of pain, apocalyptic dictatorships, and coming of age through the unique perspectives of women at different points of their lives.