(Sept. 13-Nov. 9) Monument to the Unelected
Remember Al Gore? Walter Mondale? How about Thomas Dewey? They all ran for president. And they all lost. They’re being remembered this election season. You can see Monument to the Unelected in the street level windows of The Washington Post in Northwest through early November. The project features 56 election signs of second-place presidential candidates that play with the visual cues and language of contemporary election ads.
(Sept. 14-20) Lifting the Curtain
Myanmar opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi is making a trip to the District next week. Just in time for her visit Silver Spring’s AFI Silver opens They Call it Myanmar: Lifting the Curtain tomorrow. The clandestinely shot documentary explores everyday life in the highly isolated country.
(Sept. 13) Chasing Sarasota
For a slightly lighter documentary experience there’s Chasing Sarasota at the Arlington Cinema & Drafthouse tonight. The film follows Ultimate Frisbee’s Portland Rhino as the team battles injuries, breakdowns, and the odds while attempting to qualify for Ultimate finals in Florida.
Music: “Motion Sickness” by Hot Chip
Virginia's attorney general Ken Cuccinelli will face former Democratic National Committee chairman Terry McAuliffe in November to become Virginia's 72nd governor.