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FilmFest D.C.

The Washington D.C. International Film Festival kicks off this week with a smorgasbord of more than 80 films from around the world, playing at theaters across the city. Now in its 27th year, the festival runs April 11-21. We hear about the year-round process of selecting the films and explore the themes featured this year, from comedy to conspiracy.

Filmfest D.C. Catalog Of Films


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