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Monday, May 7, 2012

The treasures of the West End Cinema and the GI Film Festivall

The West End Cinema has turned into one of the city's gems, for showing the kind of films that even E Street doesn't show any more - or keeping good films around for more than a week. I saw Restless City yesterday, which is a rhythmic and soulful, 80-minute film about a painfully good Senegalese immigrant in New York and the life he's trying to build. It's not great but it shows promise. (I believe the director will be there on Friday.)  Also playing at the West End is Kid With a Bike which is definitely worth your time - one of the best foreign films of last year (French/Belgian) - and Margaret by playwright turned screenwriter Kenneth Lonergan (You Can Count on Me). I haven't seen it yet but the Washington Post gave it 4 stars and the coming attractions look interesting.

The GI Film Festival is coming to town! See the website here.  

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