There’s still time to nominate local icons for Best of D.C.
Among the unusual creatures that can be found in Washington, one is not as rare as you might think: the D.C. resident who has no interest in politics, our Founding Fathers, or the politics of our Founding Fathers. Our City Film Festival, an event that launched in 2008, exists to acknowledge that there’s more to the District than what global headlines and visiting fanny-packers tend to focus on. In other words, regular folks live here, too. (Honest. Do we not bleed?) But this year there’s a twist. Instead of screening fresh films about D.C., OCFF has partnered with Docs in Progress, a nonprofit that’s celebrating its 10th anniversary, to present a retrospective of both short- and feature-length documentaries that tell the stories that color our communities. Among the offerings: profiles of famed Georgetown club the Bayou, a Howard University trauma surgeon, and graffiti artist Cool “Disco” Dan. Turns out an outside-the-Beltway world lives right inside the Beltway. Oct. 14–19 at various venues. $10–$15.