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OCT. 3-5

To filmmakers who insist that it has to be shot on film to be called such, the all-digital resfest has this to say: Your days are numbered. Celebrating the creative opportunities presented by technology, the festival includes several short-film programs covering such topics as the oppressiveness of the workaday world (“Office Killer,” at 1 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 5), the merging of old and new filmmaking techniques (“Shorts 1,” at 2 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 4), and international culture (National Geographic’s “Off the Map,” at 7 p.m. Friday, Oct. 3). French director Michel Gondry—widely recognized for his videos for Björk, Radiohead, and the White Stripes—is honored in a 15-year retrospective (at 3 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 5), which also includes the U.S. premiere of his short film, Drumb and Drumber. Director Spike Jonze is the subject of a rarities program (at 8 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 4) that features an Oasis music video “that never happened” and the world premiere of Torrance Rises, a documentary on the Torrance Dance Community’s path to an MTV Video Music Awards performance. The festival’s highlight is Interstella 5555: The 5tory of the 5ecret 5tar 5ystem (pictured; at 10 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 4), an animated musical collaboration between robot-mask-wearing electronica outfit Daft Punk and Japanese Manga artist Leiji Matsumoto. The 67-minute, dialogue-free film follows an alien pop band that’s kidnapped by an evil record-company mogul and taken back to Earth—all to the pumping soundtrack of Daft Punk’s 2001 album, Discovery. Resfest opens at 7 p.m. Friday, Oct. 3, at the National Geographic Society’s Grosvenor Auditorium, 1600 M St. NW. $12. (202) 857-7700. (Matthew Borlik)