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FREE TICKETS!! to The Blair Witch Project with director Ed Sanchez

FREE TICKETS!! to The Blair Witch Project with director Ed Sanchez

The DCIFF ends this Sunday March 13 with a showing of the Sundance cut of The Blair Witch Project with special guest, co-creator Ed Sanchez. And I can get you into the 7PM screening at Regal Gallery Place in Chinatown for FREE. PLUS, 50% off admission to the after party at Bar Louie with a complimentary drink and free food. If you're interested, click on my name up above to e-mail me with your name and the names any guests.

Steve Jobs Profiled in New Woolly Mammoth Theatre Production

This story comes to us from Jo-Ann Neuhaus:

Woolly Mammoth Theatre Company

The Agony and the Ecstasy of Steve Jobs

Created and performed by Mike Daisey

Get an acting lesson from Mr. Burns at the DCIFF

Get an acting lesson from Mr. Burns at the DCIFF

“Eeeeexcellent.”

Harry Shearer, the actor who voices such beloved Simpsons characters as Montgomery Burns, Ned Flanders, and Otto Mann will be offering a master class Saturday March 12 at the Gala Theater as part of this year's DC Independent Film Festival. Besides lending his vocal chords to half of Springfield, Shearer has a body of work that spans four decades including the cult comedy classic This Is Spinal Tap.

Following the master class, Shearer will screen his documentary The Big Uneasy. In the film, Shearer gets the real story of Hurricane Katrina right from the people who lived through it, revealing an account not heard in the popular media.

David E. Talbert’s New Play “What My Husband Doesn’t Know,” brings Hollywood to your city!

David E. Talbert’s New Play “What My Husband Doesn’t Know,” brings Hollywood to your city!

 

This weekend Hollywood comes to DC!  Award winning playwright, filmmaker and author David E. Talbert presents his new play “What My Husband Doesn’t Know,” at the Legendary Warner Theater here in Washington, DC from March 1-6, 2011.  David E. Talbert, originally from Washington, DC, is no stranger to Hollywood as a director and producer for theatre, television and film. Talbert remains one of the most creative and prolific minds working in theater today. The premiere of Talbert’s “What My Husband Doesn’t Know,” celebrates his 20th anniversary in theatre.

 

The DC Independent Film Festival, March 3-13

The DC Independent Film Festival, March 3-13

The 12th annual DC Independent Film Festival kicks off this Thursday March 3 and runs through Sunday March 13. Since 1999, the DCIFF has featured a wide selection of independent films with an emphasis on filmmakers based in the District, Maryland, and Virginia.

One local film being showcased this year is Late Rounders, a feature length documentary by area filmmaker Evan A. Marshall. The film follows a group of college football players as they prepare for draft day in the hope that they will be selected by an NFL team. Sports fans and non-sports fans alike should identify with these young men as they wait to see whether or not their dreams will become a reality. Late Rounders plays at the Artisphere in Arlington on March 13. 

Vincent Scully: An Art Historian Among Architects

Vincent Scully: An Art Historian Among Architects

Monday, March 21 at 7 p.m.

Presented in Cooperation with the Environmental Film Festival in the Nation’s Capital and the National Trust for Historic Preservation

Professor, architect, art historian, and writer, Vincent Scully is a considerable force in American arts. Premiering in 2010—celebrating Scully’s 70th year of formal affiliation with Yale University—Vincent Scully: An Art Historian Among Architects is a sensitive portrait of an educator who has inspired generations. The film follows the arc of his interests from classical art and architecture to American architecture, historic preservation, and urban design in the 20th century. Filmmaker and Checkerboard Film Foundation founder Edgar Howard introduces the film and takes questions following the screening.

Joan Mitchell: Portrait of an Abstract Painter

Joan Mitchell: Portrait of an Abstract Painter

Thursday, March 10 at 7 p.m.

Joan Mitchell: Portrait of an Abstract Painter is a powerful and intimate depiction of one of the most dynamic artists of the 20th century. Directed by the late Marion Cajori, the film eloquently captures Mitchell’s independent spirit and breathtaking artwork. The screening complements the new permanent collection installation, Modern and Contemporary Art Since 1945.

For more information and to register, please visit http://programs.corcoran.org/products/joan-mitchell-portrait-of-an-abstract-painter