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Just in case D.C. didn’t have enough film festivals, along comes Reelfest DC, the latest long weekend of hopeful amateurs and would-be local cinematic darlings. Launched as an outgrowth of a similarly named festival in Boston, Reelfest offers a mishmash of features and shorts obscure enough to at least merit a passing glance. Its organizers have put particular stock in Amateur Hour, a film by Sam Moussavi in which two guys pull a heist to finance their cinematic debut (which technically makes it a novice novice novice film, assuming all heist flicks are about making movies), and Northern Comfort, starring the mumblecore queen Greta Gerwig. Also showing is restauranteur Eric Hilton’s paranoid masterpiece Babylon Central. Come scared, leave angry.
The festival runs to Nov. 14 at the Boston University Center for Digital Imaging Arts, 1055 Thomas Jefferson St. NW. Schedule and ticket information at reelfestdc.com.