DC Shorts Film Festival

September 19-28, 2019

The Real Reel

Documentaries – educational, informative, interesting as well as entertaining. You’ll enjoy the perspectives shared in these amazing documentaries. This showcase runs approximately 120 minutes. Due to the adult nature of some of these films, this showcase is appropriate for ages 18+.

Screenings

Monday, September 23 at 5:15 pm

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THE TOUGH

Documentary • United States • 14 MINUTES

A discovery of spaces never seen before — resistant, relentless, and relentless all at once. This is The Tough.

NOBLE SISSLE’S SYNCOPATED RAGTIME

Documentary • United States • 23 MINUTES

Combining unseen period footage with original scores from that era, ‘Syncopated Ragtime’ tells the story of Noble Sissle incredible life journey that spans “The Harlem Hellfighters” of World War I, Broadway Theatre, the Civil Rights movement, and decades of Black cultural production.

MOUNTAIN

Drama • Belgium • 15 MINUTES

Springtime in northern Albania sparks the herding of goats from the lowlands, up to the towering mountainsides. Prek Gjoni is moving his livestock with the help of Jovalin. Will broken shoes and an umbrella suffice for the 4-day walk?

LILY

Documentary • United States • 26 MINUTES

LILY is an intimate portrait of the first female comic book artist: an extraordinary woman and formidable presence whose story is almost as heroic as her impact on modern entertainmentas the co-creator of iconic works “SeñoritaRio” and “Werewolf Hunters”.

ALL ON A MARDI GRAS DAY

Documentary • United States • 22 MINUTES

All on a Mardi Gras Day is an intimate portrait of one man’s obsessive journey through the secret 200-year culture known as Mardi Gras Indians; African-American men from the city’s roughest neighborhoods who spend all year sewing feathered suits they’ll wear only once, in a battle to decide who’s “the prettiest.”

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