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Films Across Borders: Stories of Water

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Films Across Borders: Stories of Water

Films Across Borders: Stories of Water, presents critically acclaimed and enlightening films, documentaries, artistic presentations and virtual reality experiences from around the world.

This film series brings together diverse cinematic stories about our relationship with water: how we are drawn to it, how we use it, how this precious resource shapes human society and our daily lives.

Come for the films and the enjoyment of engaging with filmmakers and topical speakers in lively post-screening discussions. Open to the public in venues around the city.

Opening Night Feature Film Trailer:

2019 Schedule

Tues, Oct 1 | 6:30 pm
The River and the Wall (2019, USA)
Opening Night Reception at 6:30 pm; Film screening at 7:00 pm
AU Doyle/Forman Theater
Sat, Oct. 5 | 11:00 am  
PONYO
AFI Silver Theatre and Cultural Center
Sun, Oct. 6 | 11:00 am  
PONYO
AFI Silver Theatre and Cultural Center
Sun, Oct. 6 | 2:00 pm 
Allt Flyter (2008, Sweden)
Embassy of Sweden
Tues, Oct 8 | 7:00 pm
Styx (2018, Germany/Austria)
Embassy of Austria
Thurs, Oct 10 |  
Fitzcarraldo (1982, West Germany)
Goethe Institut
Fri, Oct 11 | 6:30 pm
Survival Family (2017, Japan)
Embassy of Japan
Sat, Oct. 12 | 11:00 am  
The Red Turtle
AFI Silver Theatre and Cultural Center
Sun, Oct. 13 | 11:00 am  
The Red Turtle
AFI Silver Theatre and Cultural Center
Tues, Oct 15 | 6:00 pm
Even the Rain (2010, Spain)
DC Laborfest at Takoma Busboys and Poets
Tues & Wed, Oct 15 & 16 |  
Okavango River Project 
National Geographic
Thurs, Oct. 17 | 6:45 pm
Guadalquivir (2013, Spain)
SPAIN arts & culture
Fri, Oct. 18 | 12:00 pm
Mediterranean Migration (2019, series of International shorts)
International Film Fest at GWU Instit of European, Russian & Eurasian Studies
Sun, Oct. 20| 1:00 pm
Woman in the Dunes (1964, USA)
National Gallery of Art at the Freer Gallery of Art Auditorium
Sun, Oct 20 | 4:00 pm
Woman and the Glacier(2016, Netherlands)
National Gallery of Art at the Freer Gallery of Art Auditorium
Tues, Oct 22| 6:30 pm
The Ghost Fleet(2019, USA)
AU Doyle/Forman Theater
Tues, Oct 22 | 6:00 pm
Even the Rain (2010, Spain)
DC Laborfest at Shirlington Busboys and Poets
Wed, Oct. 23 |  
Tesoros (2017, Mexico)
Mexican Cultural Institute at NYU
Thurs, Oct 24|  
Bagdad Cafe/Out of Rosenheim (1987, West Germany)
Goethe Institut
Fri, Oct. 25 | 9:45 pm 
Mindgame
AFI Silver Theatre and Cultural Center
Sunday, Oct 27 | 4:00 pm
Walking on Water (2018, USA, Bulgaria)
National Gallery of Art West Building Lecture Hall
Fri, Nov 2 | 9:45 pm 
Mad Max: Fury Road
AFI Silver Theatre and Cultural Center
Tues, Nov 5 | 6:30 pm
High Tide in Dorchester (2018, USA)
AU Doyle/Forman Theater
Tues, Nov 5 | 7:00 pm
Oceans, the Mystery of the Missing Plastic (2016, France)
French Embassy
Tues, Nov 19 | 6:00 pm
Water Rising (2015, Ireland)
DC Laborfest at Takoma Busboys and Poets
Tues & Wed, Nov 19 & 20 | 
Shark VR Event
National Geographic
Thurs, Nov 21 | 6:30 pm & 8:00 pm
Filmmaker Spotlight: Films by Taylor Graham (2018, USA)
DC Environmental Filmmaking Festival at Eaton DC
Tues, Nov 26 | 6:00 pm
Water Rising (2015, Ireland)
DC Laborfest at Shirlington Busboys and Poets
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