Network News

X My Profile
View More Activity

Festival 'by filmmakers for filmmakers' opens Friday in D.C.

By Erin Williams

Washington already plays host to many film festivals, but add another to the calendar: the inaugural Reel Independent Film Festival & Extravaganza arrives on Friday. The festival, "created by filmmakers for filmmakers," runs through Sunday at THEARC Theater, 1901 Mississippi Ave SE. The three-day event features various activities, including a hair and glamor show and a comedy showcase on Saturday, and a wine tasting on Sunday.

There will also be a local filmmaker showcase, in addition to Q&A sessions after some of the films. The films range from the thriller "Boy Wonder," about a young man determined to overcome his mother's death, to documentaries such as "Come Walk In My Shoes," which focuses on the role that U.S. Rep. John Lewis and other young people played in the Civil Rights movement, and "Redemption Stone," about a D.C. cop who creates an organization dedicated to the betterment of his community.

The festival will culminate Sunday with a red carpet awards finale, hosted by radio personality Shaquana of the Russ Parr Morning Show. The festival starts at 2 p.m. on Friday. Passes range from $20 to $45.

Showtimes and a full schedule can be found at

By By Erin Williams  | October 21, 2010; 7:13 PM ET
Categories:  Films  
Save & Share:  Send E-mail   Facebook   Twitter   Digg   Yahoo Buzz   StumbleUpon   Technorati   Google Buzz   Previous: Morgan, Poehler to join in Fey salute
Next: Gopnik's Daily Pic: Rockwell and the art of propaganda

No comments have been posted to this entry.

Post a Comment

We encourage users to analyze, comment on and even challenge's articles, blogs, reviews and multimedia features.

User reviews and comments that include profanity or personal attacks or other inappropriate comments or material will be removed from the site. Additionally, entries that are unsigned or contain "signatures" by someone other than the actual author will be removed. Finally, we will take steps to block users who violate any of our posting standards, terms of use or privacy policies or any other policies governing this site. Please review the full rules governing commentaries and discussions.

characters remaining

RSS Feed
Subscribe to The Post

© 2010 The Washington Post Company