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Mr. (Kevin) Smith Goes to Washington, DCIFF Wrap-Up

Mr. (Kevin) Smith Goes to Washington, DCIFF Wrap-Up

Tomorrow, Tuesday March 15, filmmaker Kevin Smith will be presenting his new film Red State at the Warner Theater. Smith, famous for comedic films like Clerks and Chasing Amy as well as being the quiet half of Jay and Silent Bob, departs from his usual humorous territory to dabble in horror. Red State centers around characters inspired by Westboro Baptist Church and its founder, Fred Phelps. Westboro Baptist has achieved national infamy for its controversial protests at the funerals of U.S. servicemen.

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.

Stars Shine, Legends Honored At NABOB's 27th Annual Awards Dinner

Stars Shine, Legends Honored At NABOB's 27th Annual Awards Dinner

Last Friday night, hundreds descended upon Washington DC's Omni Shoreham Hotel to honor legends in communications broadcast and entertainment at the National Association of Black Owned Broadcaster's 27th Annual Awards Dinner. 

Guests that attended the glamorous, black tie affair came out to pay homage to this year's award recipients which included award winning CNN anchor, Soledad O'Brien, television show host and gospel music pioneer, Bobby Jones, Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductee and blues guitarist & singer, Buddy Guy and world renowned calypso singer and songwriter, Mighty Sparrow.

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.

Local Women Star in New Television Show Focusing on Style and Lifestyle in DC and Hunt Country

Local Women Star in New Television Show Focusing on Style and Lifestyle in DC and Hunt Country

Episode one of Style in the City, a show that's all about styleand lifestylein and around the Nation's Capitol, first aired this week. And if you have access to Fairfax Public Access Chanel 10, it should be easy enough to catch or DVR (since it's showing more than thirty times this month!).

The show's cast comprises Leesburg resident, Leigh Macdonald, DC's Stefanie Ball, and two Middleburg women, Cindy Bapst and Elizabeth Miller. The show's director, Kristin Rustom, resides in both Middleburg and DC. The show focuses on distinctions between the life in the District and life in nearby Hunt Country, and much of the first episode was filmed on location at Delaplane Cellars in Delaplane, VA.

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.