From Mary Burgan. Email her at [email protected].
Washington hosts a rich menu of film festivals every year. For Borderstanis, there is a special festival coming this weekend at a venue very close to the neighborhood: Our City Film Festival at the Goethe Institute. This festival offers a selection of local films by local artists about subjects of particular interest to DC residents. The blocks are titled “Our Body, Our Mind, Our Heart and Our Soul.” Topics range from issues such as mental illness to displays of local arts and music.
There is an opening night reception on Saturday, February 11 at the Sixth and I Historic Synagogue. The festival’s five films are Sunday, February 12, at The Goethe Institute, corner of 7th and I Streets NW. Individual “screening blocks” of films are $12 each, but you can them for $10 if you buy a VIP ticket (which includes the opening festivities on Friday evening for $100. You can also buy $10 tickets online.
The “Our City Film Festival” is run by “a local nonprofit, Yachad (meaning ‘together’ in Hebrew) as an outreach effort and extension of their mission to break down racial, economic, and religious barriers and bring people together. The festival’s aim is to unite DC communities and celebrate the rich cultures, stories and scenes that make up DC.