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Sundance Shouldn't Have All the Fun: DC Has a Film Festival Too!

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DC is going all "Park City" on us this week: first the powdery snow, and now the Independent Film Festival, which opens tonight! The DCIFF will be showing over 120 documentaries, shorts, and feature films every night for the next two weeks.


Taking place mainly at Phoenix Theatre in Union Station, the DCIFF jams the films into 21 different categories ranging from the expected "Women's Issues" to the novel "Future Shocks." Some of the more hyped films include How to Be, a comedy about a lost twenty-something guy who hires a self-help guru (at 7:30PM on Sunday), and Orlok the Vampire, a 3-D version of horror classic "Nosferatu" (at 9:15PM on Saturday).

Tickets to individual films cost $11, and a pass for 10 shows costs $50 -- math is hard, but the pass sounds like a good deal! This Friday, there is also a festival-within-a-festival called REHASH! -- Open Content, which could be nothing but YouTube clips of dumb teenagers smoking salvia, but it's free, so don't complain. Each night after the films end, the DCIFF moves from the Phoenix Theater to the Thunder Grill and becomes the Independent Music Festival, which is also free.

The schedules for films and music are here and here; you can buy tickets and passes here. Go ahead, support the arts! No matter how bad these movies they are, they cannot possibly be any more awful than Tyler Perry's Madea Goes to Jail.

DC Independent Film Festival at Phoenix Theater, March 4-15 [DCIFF]


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What did we say this morning? Something about how "They want a war with Iran," and "Please do not listen to news reports about Trump telling his people to cool their jets with the Iran talk, because they want a war with Iran, and all they are looking for is their trigger"?

News came out early this morning that Iran shot down a US drone in the Strait of Hormuz, outside Iranian waters. Let's see what our president and his war-bonering GOP shitmouths in Congress have had to say about that:

Great. Just great. So what's happening now?

Awesome. Just splendid. Trump is having a cuddle party today with John Bolton (who's had a hard-on to bomb Iran since the Bush administration); Mike Pompeo (who's been making the rounds lying and saying Iran and al Qaeda are best friends, thus implying that it's very legal and very cool for Trump to strike Iran without congressional authorization, based on the Authorization for Use of Military Force (AUMF) Congress voted for five days after 9/11); and Patrick Shanahan, the outgoing acting Defense secretary, who will make way for another acting Defense secretary, because who needs real Defense secretaries? (The new guy, Mark Esper, is part of the meeting too.) And as Senator Schatz points out above, Trump is emotionally unstable and doesn't know dick about foreign policy, so it's just great that he's having an emergency meeting with these unhinged hawks about this right now.

Tell us what this all means, unhinged hawk Lindsey Graham!

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