First in New York, Boing Boing mentions that Don Cheadle’s documentary short, Journey into Sunset is set to premiere at the Tribeca Film Festival in NYC on April 26. The film documents the stories of “night commuters,” the Ugandan “children who have to flee their homes every night and hide in urban camps to avoid being forced to fight in the rebel Lords Resistance Army.” The film’s website reports that more than 30,000 children have disappeared over the last twenty years.
In DC we have the 20th Annual Washington DC International Film Festival. Recommended viewing: James Longley’s Iraq in Fragments, which I’ve heard is an amazing documentary. The Saturday screening is sold out, but as of last night, Sunday’s screening still has tickets available. The director will attend both screenings. Playing tonight: Hsiao-hsien Hou’s Three Times and Matt Mochary and Jeff Zimbalist’s Favela Rising, among many other cool-looking films. Bettie Page may have to wait.