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2012 All Roads Film Festival (with Ticket Drawing!)

Photo courtesy of Mr. T in DC
National Archives Film Canisters
courtesy of Mr. T in DC
The National Geographic All Roads Film Project presents the 8th annual All Roads Film Festival, featuring stories and talent from vibrant and diverse cultures. Meet the filmmakers at panel discussions, dance to live music Friday night, and enjoy a free photography exhibition in the National Geographic courtyard. The festival runs Thursday, September 27 through Sunday, September 30. All screenings will take place in Grosvenor Auditorium at National Geographic Society headquarters, 1600 M Street NW, unless otherwise noted. Tickets are $10 per film or you can purchase a festival pass for $100.

National Geographic is graciously offering our readers a chance to attend a screening of their choice. Simply put in the comments what two films interest you and we’ll draw a few winners (a pair of tickets for each winner) on Tuesday morning.

The schedule after the jump. Continue reading

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Win Free Film Festival Passes!

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‘Running Dry #8′
courtesy of ‘Chris Rief aka Spodie Odie’

Remember the All Roads Film Festival we featured yesterday? Well, National Geographic has graciously provided WeLoveDC with two free festival passes to give away!

The pass includes admission from Tuesday 9/28 through Sunday 10/3 to all film screenings, the photo exhibits, panels, and Saturday’s Basement Bhangra Dance Party. Want to go? Simply comment below, using your first name and a legit email address. We’ll randomly draw two winners (one pass per winner) tomorrow (Friday) at noon, so tell your friends and sign up!

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NatGeo’s 2010 All Roads Film Festival

Dear Lemon Lima; photo courtesy filmmakers and National Geographic Museum

The National Geographic Society kicks off its All Roads Film Festival on Tuesday, Sept 28, launching a jam-packed fall programming schedule. The six-day event will screen nearly 30 films, an outdoor photography exhibit, a Basement Bhangra Dance Party, and a panel of indigenous filmmakers discussing their art and careers.

All Roads Film Festival Director Francene Blythe is especially excited about this year’s theme, “Inspiring Stories Connecting Cultures.” “Whether the stories are comic or tragic, they will resonate with audiences because they involve characters and stories that are relatable and told with charm, wit and wisdom.” There promises to be something for everyone to enjoy. Continue reading