The Washington, D.C. International Film Festival, known as Filmfest D.C., has postponed its 34th edition scheduled to take place at E Street Cinema, Regal Gallery Place and The Avalon as part of the city’s coronavirus shutdown. However, the organizers came up with the best idea possible: Filmfest D.C. at Home.
The virtual event brings a number of films to your home, while you are self-quarantined to keep yourself and your family safe from the deadly coronavirus outbreak.
Started on Thursday, April 23, the event will be featuring movies shown in previous Filmfest D.C. programs through May 21. So, it’s a great opportunity for those who missed past editions. The schedule also includes recent audience favorites and “some surprises,” according to the event brief.
“Filmfest D.C. at Home offers the quality of innovative and entertaining films you have come to appreciate during our annual festivals,” it adds.
You can stream all the movies here for free, but keep in mind that every movie will be available for one week, starting from the date they are made available for viewing.
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The event kicked off with George Pelecanos‘ DC Noir, which can be streamed until April 30. It is an anthology of four stories written by D.C. novelist Pelecanos and set in the Washington neighborhoods Hollywood cameras never film.
From May 1 – 7, you can watch A Simple Wedding by Sara Zandieh, which was produced (in 2018) by and is co-starring Rita Wilson, presenting “an authentic and diverse look at finding love in this day and age and all the complications that come with it” and Once Upon a Line, an award-winning seven-minute movie.
Sink or Swim, a production of Belgium and France about the absurd story of a male synchronized-swimming team and Ten Meter Tower, a 16-minute short documentary from Sweden that has an Sundance Film Festival award and an Academy Award nomination, can be seen between May 8 and 14.
And from May 15 through May 21, you can view Tango Glories from Argentina, NO, A Flamenco Tale from Spain and Sweetheart Dancers, an American short documentary.