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Not content to simply celebrate contemporary foreign cinema, the Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden gets meta with its two-short “Film Within a Film Confessionals” program. The protagonist of British animator Joanna Quinn’s “Dreams and Desires: Family Ties” is a middle-class woman who has come into possession of a digital video camera and uses her friend’s wedding as a chance to show off her (lack of) filmmaking skills. More competent behind the camera is Brazilian director Joåo Salles, whose Santiago is a chronicle not only of the life of the Salles family’s peculiar butler but also of the failed documentary on him that Salles had started in 1992. A commentary on class relations in Brazil, Santiago features interviews in which the director asks his family servant to sing, recount stories, and discuss his obsession with aristocracy for the camera. Yet even Sallas can’t help but confess that the film also serves to ease his own guilt for his part in the master-servant relationship. The films show at 8 p.m. at the Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden’s Ring Auditorium, Independence Ave. & 7th St. SW. Free. (202) 633-1000. —Matt Borlik