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BBQ in DC – Free Virtual Concert

Friday, June 26 at 7:00 PM

Before the coronavirus pandemic, late June in D.C. meant only one thing for smoked meat fans: the Giant National Capital Barbecue Battle.

Not only was the two-day event on Pennsylvania Avenue a chance for backyard pitmasters to mingle with the experts; it was also a chance for the experts to compete for an automatic berth at the Jack Daniel’s World Championship Invitational in Lynchburg, Tennessee, in October.

Sadly, like many other annual events in D.C., the in-person event has been canceled due to the virus. It would have taken over a few blocks of Pennsylvania Avenue around 6th Street Northwest during the weekend of June 27 and 28. This year, though, it’s a virtual event that lasts all month.

While barbecue fans won’t be able to get a whiff of glazed ribs, smoked chicken or savory burnt ends, they will still be able to put their own creations up in a virtual competition judged by Myron Mixon, Tuffy Stone and Moe Cason, three champion pitmasters known for their cookbooks, restaurants and TV appearances.

Stone, who lives in Richmond, Virginia, where he runs a catering company, heads the Cool Smoke competition barbecue team that has won six major championships (including “The Jack”) and owns The Westover restaurant, laments the loss of one of his favorite events.

“D.C. is so energetic anyways, but when you fill that avenue with the smells and the smoke coming from that barbecue … it’s such a cool event,” Stone said. “It’s one of my favorite events of all, so to not be there this year, it seems really strange. I think we can all agree there’s a lot of strange things going on.”

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IFC Midnight’s Survival Thriller CENTIGRADE

Friday, August 28

Survival Thriller 30 degrees below zero


Inspired by actual events



In 2002, a young American couple, Matthew and Naomi, travel to the arctic mountains of Norway. After pulling over during a snowstorm, they wake up trapped in their SUV, buried underneath layers of snow and Ice. As if the stakes aren’t high enough, Naomi is eight months pregnant in their frozen prison. With few resources, a dwindling food supply, and nothing but time, tension, blame, and personal secrets bubble to the surface. Matthew and Naomi realize they must work together to survive in a crippling battle against the elements, hypothermia, disturbing hallucinations, and plunging temperatures reaching as low as -30C.

About the Filmmaker Brendan Walsh

Brendan Walsh is an award-winning director residing in New York City where he has been active in the film industry for over 13 years. Brendan has worked alongside acclaimed directors like Lasse Hallström, Darren Aronofsky, Doug Liman, and Ross Katz on various films and series like The Wrestler, The Bourne Legacy, “The Wire,” “Rescue Me,” and “30 Rock.” Brendan recently directed the new hit Netflix series “Friends From College,” six episodes of the final season of “Nurse Jackie” for Showtime, including the season premiere, Amazon’s “Z: The Beginning of Everything,” the CBS network series “Bull,” and an episode for the final season of “Royal Pains.” In 2011, Brendan was awarded the DGA Award for Outstanding Directorial Achievement for his work on the hit film Taking Chance.

Opens August 28th on VOD, all Digital Platforms
and in Drive-In Theaters

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Given the current situation that requires us to maintain healthy social distancing, CortoCircuito Latino Shortfest of NY and the Instituto Cervantes of NY will celebrate the Virtual Short Film Spring Minifestival with films coming from Spain, Latin America, and Latinos in the U.S. on June 4 and 11. Each program will bring unique stories that can be attended from home and accessible to individuals in the tristate area (NY, NJ, CT). In order to access Corto Circuito’s Virtual Cinema, people must register for each program in advance at www.cortocircuito.us
Each program will be made available for 12 hours (12 pm-11:59 pm) on June 4 and June 11 respectively. All foreign-language films are subtitled in English. Following aesthetic criteria more than commercial, our selection is comprised of films that are unavailable on traditional platforms and have participated and/or received awards from some of the most important festivals in the world.

Corto Circuito was formed to showcase short films made by filmmakers from and about Latin America, Spain, and the United States. The festival is unique in its mission to promote a wider and deeper understanding of the roots, life, and diverse cultures of the Spanish and Portuguese speaking communities.

PROGRAM #1 – THURSDAY, JUNE 4 from 12 pm to 11:30 pm

María Fernanda Jiménez | Colombia | Documentary | 2018 | 11 min
Lady (11) is a young indigenous expert in the cultivation of the papachina, who belongs to the Wounaan Docordó Reserve, Unión Balsalito. Her father is a teacher at the community school and her mother weaves baskets with Palma de Werrengue. Children of the Colombian Pacific have the chance to engage with Lady and ask her questions, learning through the exchange of their culture, ancestral knowledge, and games.

Juan Pablo Zaramella / Argentina / Animation / 2018 / 7 min
Everyday elements have life and personality; They open to the viewer a new universe that is very similar to the one they know.

Claudia Ruiz | Argentina | Fiction | 2018 | 12 min
Damián (10) and his little brother Matias (7) begin to attend a school located next to a jail. Damián looks at the watch he just received for his birthday and waits, anxiously, for it to strike 11:40.

Javier Macipe| Spain | Fiction | 2016 | 8 min
Maria spends her days trying to collect signatures against a law she considers unfair, but nobody has time to listen to her. When she starts getting desperate, she meets Alejandro, who has a present for her.

PROGRAM #2 – JUNE 11 from 12 pm to 10:30 pm

Poll Andrium Landazuri | Colombia | Documentary | 2019 | 9 min
Poll, who feels neither male nor female, and who has expressed their lesbianism openly from an early age, gathers their large family, residents of the Siloé neighborhood in Cali, to ask them a simple and at the same time profound question: Why do you love me?

Alex Lora, Adán Aliaga | U.S.A-Spain | Documentary | 2016 | 13 min
The Fourth Kingdom is the kingdom of plastics, a redemption center in NY for immigrants and underdogs where the American Dream becomes a possibility. Through the stories of Mexican immigrant Rene, African-American Pier, disabled Eugene and the mysterious Walter from El Salvador we revisit this particular planet and their inner worlds.

Alejo Schettini – Germán Tejeira | Uruguay | Animation | 2017 | 6 min
In a city besieged by the wind and the cold, Irma, an old dressmaker living in a building where the heating has broken, will take the initiative to do something for all her neighbors.

Joan Vives | Spain | Fiction | 2017 | 18 min
Amadeo is a good person. He lives in a small village of Valencia, and since his wife died, he sacrifices himself in taking care of his father-in-law, Agustín, who is disabled. Due to this, he doesn’t participate much in social life in the village. One day Lolín, the fishmonger, has a magic foresight while decapitating an eel: Amadeo has only seven days to live. This fact will develop a series of events that will change his life completely.

Zacarias & Macgregor | U.S | Fiction | 2015 | 10 min
Los Angeles, 1991. The streets have become a hotbed of racial tension and hate about to burst… Today is an important day for Eladio: he is going to avenge the death of his older brother. Within minutes he will find out that he is not the only one who has reasons to kill someone.

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A Film By:
Michael Arthur

With millions of believers worldwide, The Church of the Flying Spaghetti Monster is the world’s fastest growing religion. I, PASTAFARI follows a few brave members of the church, the Pastafarians, as they fight for their religious freedom to access privileges and exceptions in law granted to other religions. Along the way, the Pastafarians force skeptics to answer the question, “what is a real religion anyway?”

Filmmaker Statement:
“Too many people seem convinced that science is just another system of belief, and that fact and opinion are equivalent arguments. They are not. This is what drew me to Pastafarianism,” states filmmaker Michael Arthur. “ Instead of preaching, the Pastafarians use other methods to entice people to critically think for themselves. In a time of flat-earthers, anti-vaxxers, fake news, and alternative facts, the Pastafarians may be the savior the world has been waiting for.”

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Wednesday, May 20 at 3:00 PM

Producer, television writer and author Jeannie Gaffigan joins The Sheen Center’s David DiCerto for a conversation about the importance of faith, family and laughter in getting us through these difficult times. She will also share how her own life-threatening health scare has given her a new perspective on the redemptive power of suffering, recounted in her latest book, When Life Gives You Pears: The Healing Power of Family, Faith and Funny People.

Watch Wednesday May 20 at 3:00 pm here, Facebook Live or our YouTube channel!

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B is for: BILL W. – Reel Recovery Film Festival

It’s Friday evening, your Zoom meeting is over, dishes are done, it’s time to curl up with a dog and a doc.
B is for: BILL W.
The Virtual REEL Recovery Film Festival presents films about addiction and mental injury.
Coming this fall in partner with Film Festival Flix.

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Friday, May 22


Greenwich Entertainment presents

Nominated for 2020 James Beard Award

DIRECTED BY: Elizabeth Carroll

FEATURING: Diana Kennedy, Alice Waters, José Andrés, Rick Bayless and
Gabriela Cámara

DIANA KENNEDY: NOTHING FANCY will open nationwide on Friday, May 22nd as part of Greenwich Entertainment’s virtual cinema partnership with theaters throughout the country. 50% of proceeds will go to local theaters to support them during this unprecedented time.

New York and LA Theaters

New York, NY – Angelika Film Center (entire circuit)
Los Angeles, CA – Laemmle Theaters (entire circuit)
Los Angeles, CA – Metropolitan Theatre
Beverly Hills, CA – Lumiere Cinema

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Online Film Series

Online Film Series

Wednesday, May 13 at 3:00 PM to Wednesday, June 17 at 6:00 PM
From the comfort of your home!

The Online Film Series is an opportunity to experience the San Diego International Film Festival at home. It’s the perfect antidote to Shelter-In-Place – six screenings of films not available anywhere else! The SD Intl Film Festival’s Online Film Series: Track 2 includes five screenings of films, shorts and documentaries PLUS the May 20 Film Insider Series Screening that will be announced soon! Many thanks to the filmmakers that have generously agreed to support the series by sharing their films.You can join the Festival’s Online Film Series: Track 2 for a minimum donation of $30 or buy a pass for the 2020 Festival.

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Reel Recovery Film Festival

It’s Friday night, your Zoom meeting is over, laundry is done and it’s time to curl up with a good movie. With so many choices even Lola is cross-eyed wondering what to watch.
This week’s film recommendation is:

The Virtual REEL Recovery Film Festival presents new original films about addiction and mental injury.

Coming this fall in partner with Film Festival Flix.

Be part of our transition to the digital world. Please visit our GoFundMe page. No gift is too small.

Help us spread the message that “treatment works and recovery is possible.”

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