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Art Beat With Lauren Landau, March 6

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Eviction Defenders is one of the works included in this year's DC Independent Film Festival. Directed by Paul Abowd, the documentary follows two D.C. families that are trying to avoid being evicted from their homes.
DC Independent Film Festival
Eviction Defenders is one of the works included in this year's DC Independent Film Festival. Directed by Paul Abowd, the documentary follows two D.C. families that are trying to avoid being evicted from their homes.

Mar. 6-10: DC Independent Film Festival
The competition-based DC Independent Film Festival kicks off today, showcasing more than 50 works by filmmakers from around the world. The festival runs through Sunday, with most screenings being held in the Naval Heritage Center. Thursday night you can see the world premiere of Meth Head, a feature film about one man's struggle with drugs. On Friday night you can go to the Washington National Cathedral for a screening of Let There Be Light, which is about two stained-glass masters who collaborated on the last window of the local landmark. For the full schedule and list of films you can visit the festival's website.

Mar. 6-Apr. 7: Ephemeral: Interpretations of the Cherry Blossom
Ephemeral: Interpretations of the Cherry Blossom is an exhibit at Workhouse Arts Center in Lorton that explores the short-lived nature of the cherry blossom through photography, paintings, glass work and sculpture. The exhibit lasts a lot longer than those pretty pink flowers, and will be on view through April 7. 

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