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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 www.ReelIndependentFilm.com.


By By Erin Williams  | October 21, 2010; 7:13 PM ET
Categories:  Films  
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