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AMC Hoffman Theatre 22 Saturday Screenings - Alexandria Film Festival
AMC Hoffman Theatre 22
Alexandria, VA
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AMC Hoffman Theatre 22 Saturday Screenings - Alexandria Film Festival
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"My Tale of Two Cities"
(85m, USA)
Filmed in the style of "Super Size Me" and "Roger & Me", "My Tale of Two Cities" is a funny and heartfelt movie that tells the comeback story of "St. Elmo's Fire" screenwriter Carl Kurlander who moved back to the real-life "Mister Rogers Neighborhood" only to find both himself and his hometown of Pittsburgh in a mid-life crisis.

"Letter Home"
(9m, Canada)
Director Ken Pak

In times of trouble, home is only a letter away. There was only one person who understood the hell William Kemp went through... and when history repeats, William will be the one who will have to understand.

"Home from the War: The Voices of Vietnam"
(56m, USA)
Director Randall Wilson

A story of veterans forty years after the Vietnam War now fighting a government that doesn't care, a society that forgot them and the ghosts of war that are fought every day. Featuring the Doobie Brothers, Shad Meshad, Bobby Muller and Vietnam veterans form every walk of life. A cautionary tale that asks us how will we treat our veterans returning from today's wars?
Advisory: language, sexual content, violence, not appropriate for young audiences

"The Desperate"
(33m, USA)
Director Ben-Hur Sepehr

On a rainy night near a concentration camp being bombed during the waning years of WWII, the son of a top ranking and fearsome Nazi General is mortally wounded. With the camp's doctor having been transferred to the Eastern front, the only doctor available to perform the life saving surgery is a condemned, elderly Jewish inmate at the camp.

"Up Under the Roof"
(20m, USA)
Director Darin Read

During the dustbowl era on a dilapidated farm, a lonely ten-year-old boy begins hearing strange noises above his bedroom ceiling at night. The noises grow threatening as the thing in the attic becomes restless and hungry. Through a friendship with a visually impaired girl, he comes to understand that he must face this thing hiding up under the roof before it consumes him.

"Examined Life"
(88m, Canada)
Director Astra Taylor

"Examined Life" pulls philosophy out of academic journals and classrooms and puts it back on the streets. Filmmaker Astra Taylor accompanies some of today's most influential thinkers on a series of unique excursions through places and spaces that hold particular resonance for them and their ideas.

(19m, India, USA) DC Premiere
Director Gregg Helvey
Hindi with English Subtitles

Did you know slavery still exists? In fact, there's more slavery today than in the entire 400 years of the transatlantic slave trade. Kavi is a boy in India who wants to play cricket and go to school, but instead he is forced to work in a brick kiln as a modern-day slave. Unsatisfied with his fate, Kavi must either accept what he's always been told, or fight for a different life.
Advisory: violence, not for young audiences

"Khudakushi - Birds of Prey"
(65m, India)
Director Rakesh Mehta

A story about two young Muslim men living in Mumbai, India and their terrorist plot to blast their way out of the society that suffocates them.
Advisory: violence, not appropriate for young audiences

(87m, India, USA)
Director San Banarje

Maya shares a curious relationship with her father Bodhisattva. They are close, but she is unable to forgive him for her mother's suicide. When she comes to Calcutta from the U.S., instead of staying with him, she stays with an old classmate Anu and her husband Avik. What starts as a fun visit, soon turns into a psychological battle that peaks to a shattering climax. A story about human relationships encircling ego, pride, power and obsession, this film takes a look at a modern dysfunctional family in urban India.
Special Guest: Director and Actor San Banarje. Q&A with audience

(12m, United Kingdom) World Premiere
Director Adrian Tanner

Hard working financial analyst, Liz, goes on an Internet date and is drugged. She wakes up in a hotel with vague memories of being raped. Back at work, she tries to trace the man, John, on the Internet with no success, but one night she sees him on the tube. Liz follows John to a pub, where she sees him meet with another girl from her office. She follows them to a hotel, where she finds out what really happened to her.
Advisory: sexual content, language, not appropriate for young audiences

"Leka med Dockor" (An Affair with Dolls)
(11m, Sweden) DC Premiere
Director Hans Montelius

Hanna is left alone in a penthouse apartment with a box of dolls. When her boyfriend returns to her, things take a serious turn.
Advisory: sexual, language, not appropriate for young audiences


AMC Hoffman Theatre 22
206 Swamp Fox Road
Alexandria, VA 22314
United States



Kid Friendly: No
Dog Friendly: No
Non-Smoking: No
Wheelchair Accessible: No


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