City of Alexandria, VA
September 22, 2009
Third Annual Alexandria Film Festival Features Local and International Artists
The third annual Alexandria Film Festival, scheduled for Thursday, September 24 through Sunday, September 27, features a diverse program of short and feature-length films, including narratives, animation, documentaries, and entries by student filmmakers from the City of Alexandria and the Washington metropolitan region. Films will be shown at the George Washington Masonic Memorial, 101 Callahan Dr., directly across the street from the King Street Metro station.
The Festival kicks off on Thursday, September 24 with “Contrasts,” a black-and-white extravaganza at the Torpedo Factory Art Center, 105 N. Union St., from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. “Contrasts” is a free party that includes music, refreshments, open artists’ studios, and an array of “silent” films projected simultaneously throughout the Torpedo Factory Art Center. The public is invited to attend and to dress in black and white.
Festival passes can be purchased in advance for $25, or are available for $35 at the Festival. One-day passes are also available, and cost $10 in advance or $15 at the Festival. To purchase passes, or for more information, visit www.AlexandriaFilm.org or call the Durant Center at 703.746.5560.
The City of Alexandria is committed to compliance with the City's Human Rights Code and the Americans with Disabilities Act. To request a reasonable accommodation or to request materials in an alternative format, call Cheryl Anne Colton of the Department of Recreation, Parks and Cultural Activities at 703.746.5565 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.