Saturday, April 9, 2011

Filmfest DC at the Avalon Theater, April 8 - 16

The week ahead is going to be an exciting and busy one at the Avalon Theater, which will be hosting Filmfest DC from April 8 to 16. To see the schedule and descriptions of the wonderful variety of offerings that will appear at the Avalon, click here.

Please note that advance tickets can be purchased online or by phone from Filmfest DC. The Avalon will not be selling advance tickets. If a show is not sold out, same day tickets can be purchased at the theater at Filmfest DC's box office approximately one hour before Filmfest DC's first show. Cash or check sales only.

During the afternoon hours, the Avalon will be showing (independent of Filmfest DC) two wonderful documentaries. Phil Ochs:There But For Fortune reveals the biography of a conflicted truth-seeking troubadour who, with a guitar in hand, stood up for what he believed in and challenged us all to do the same. Unyielding in his political principals and unbending in his artistic vision, Phil Ochs, though branded a traitor by his critics, was above all a fiercely patriotic American. This is his story and his marvelous music.

Bill Cunningham New York
continues. Bill Cunningham is the 82 year old New York Times photographer and Schwinn-riding cultural anthropologist who has for decadeds been obsessively and inventively chronicling fashion trends and high society charity soirĂ©es for the Times Style section. Cunningham’s enormous body of work is more reliable than any catwalk as an expression of time, place and individual flair. Bill Cunningham New York is a delicate, funny and often poignant portrait of a dedicated artist whose only wealth is his own humanity and unassuming grace. Advance tickets for these two movies can be purchased on the Avalon's website or at the box office.

And if there aren't quite enough reasons to visit the Avalon this week, don't forget that April is ice cream month at the Avalon! Buy one get one free, Monday through Friday, 8am-5pm

For show times, online ticket purchases, film trailers and to sign up for the Avalon’s weekly e-newsletter, visit

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