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Art Beat With Lauren Landau, March 18

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 In the physical movement piece Superman 2050, a handful of actors tell a story without the help of props, costumes, or much personal space.
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In the physical movement piece Superman 2050, a handful of actors tell a story without the help of props, costumes, or much personal space.

Mar. 21-22: Bethesda Film Fest
You can see work by local filmmakers at the second annual Bethesda Film Fest, which will be held this Friday and Saturday at Imagination Stage in Bethesda. The two evenings will feature screenings of five short documentaries followed by a discussion with the filmmakers. The documentaries cover a range of topics including the lives of high school dropouts, the story of a blind painter, and women arm wrestling for charity.

Mar. 22: Superman 2050
This Saturday at 8 p.m. you can head to The Alden in McLean to see Theater UnSpeakable in Superman 2050, a physical movement based performance. Seven actors share a tiny platform, relying on just their bodies and voices to tell an original tale about Superman battling the infamous Lex Luthor for the future of the Midwest’s beloved high-speed rail network.

Music: “Superman (Instrumental)” by Eminem

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