Friday Film Notes: DC and NY

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.

3 Comments »

  1. DEAN BERRY -- REAL AMERICAN Said,

    April 22, 2006 @ 4:07 am

    JESUS CHRIST HAS REMOVED HIS BLESSING FROM AMERICA AS HE IS WONT TO DO WHEN A NATION BECOMES THOROUGHLY CORRUPT AND MURDEROUS. THANKS TO THE CONFUSATIVES/AMERINAZIS.

    http://www.deanberryministries.org/index3.html

  2. rachel Said,

    April 25, 2006 @ 2:38 pm

    There’s another film about this subject: Invisible Children. It’s also a movement. April 29 is the Global Night Commute, when individuals across the world will sleep outside in solidarity with the “night commuters” of Uganda. More info at invisiblechildren.com.

  3. Chuck Said,

    April 25, 2006 @ 3:02 pm

    Thanks, Rachel, I think I remember hearing about the movie, but had lost track of it.

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