Arts Desk

D.C. Shorts Film Festival: We Review the Hell Out Of It

Continuing City Paper tradition, today we're going to start rolling out short reviews of every single film showing in this year's (ninth annual!) D.C. Shorts Film Festival. We'll post a chunk of reviews every day through Friday, giving you plenty of time to see the shorts before they wrap up Sept. 16.

The festival begins Thursday at E Street Cinema and the U.S. Navy Memorial. What's on tap? Well, a handful of films with big names, for one: Like Friend Request Pending, starring Dame Judi Dench as a cheeky online dater, and The Carrier, which features both Rita Wilson and Anna Paquin. Elsewhere, Gérard Depardieu shows up to play a grieving winemaker. But lovers of the strange won't be disappointed, either—the festival's got stacks of weird and experimental stuff on the slate, too.

Check out the complete schedule on the D.C. Shorts website, consider attending a D.C. Shorts party this weekend, and check your RSS reader for our reviews, which are coming so, so soon.

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