If learning that Georgia—the country in the Caucasus, not the southern state—has a rich cinematic tradition surprised you, you’re not alone. That’s why MoMA organized its Discovering Georgian Cinema series, which has run in D.C. since January through a partnership with the National Gallery of Art. The festival closes next week, and it’s bringing out the big guns: two films by Academy Award-winner Nino Kirtadze, who will be present for both screenings at the AFI Silver Theatre. Monday night’s selection, The Pipeline Next Door, is a documentary set in the Borjomi valley, home to a famous mineral water spring, through which British Petroleum (those lovely diggers who also brought us the Deepwater Horizon oil spill) began building an oil pipeline in 2003. Kirtadze, a former journalist and war correspondent, carefully depicts one village’s struggle against the pipeline’s construction amid post-Soviet land-ownership disputes and the temptation of American dollars. Joining together should help the villagers stand up to the imminent destruction, but as Kirtadze’s film shows, a resolution is no longer that simple. The film shows at 7 p.m. at AFI Silver Theatre and Cultural Center, 8633 Colesville Road, Silver Spring. Free. (301) 495-6700. afi.com/silver.