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In Moloch Tropical, a political satire from 2009, a fictional Haitian president named Jean de Dieu Théogène (French actor Zinedine Soualem) gets ready to commemorate his nation’s independence in a manner befitting a “democratically” elected executive: He makes lewd advances on his female servants and checks in on the journalist he keeps tortured and imprisoned. But as the citizens outside his Port-au-Prince mansion begin to get restless and threaten a coup, it’s time for him to break out his private militia. Director Raoul Peck (also the director of the James Baldwin documentary I Am Not Your Negro), who has worked as a New York City cab driver and served as Minister of Culture of Haiti, takes control of a rich ensemble cast in this tale of power, corruption, and lies. There is no viewing experience more timely. Read more>>> The film screens at 8 p.m. at Suns Cinema, 3107 Mt. Pleasant St. NW. $8. sunscinema.com. (Pat Padua)
OH AND ALSO
Bluegrass artist Alison Krauss performs at The Anthem. 8 p.m. at 901 Wharf St. SW. $56–$126.
Author Carol Anderson speaks at Kramerbooks & Afterwords Cafe about her new book One Person, No Vote, a history of voter suppression in America. 6:30 p.m. at 1517 Connecticut Ave. NW. Free.
Josanne Francis, a steelpan performer from Trinidad and Tobago, performs at the Kennedy Center Millennium Stage. 6 p.m. at 2700 F St. NW. Free.
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