14

SATURDAY

Photographer Nan Goldin’s intimate portraits come to life in I’ll Be Your Mirror, a film that might more aptly be named for a much later Lou Reed song: “Magic and Loss.” The 50-minute personal documentary, co-directed by British filmmaker Edmund Coulthard, combines Goldin’s still images with video and film footage to chart the photographer’s journey from the D.C. suburbs of her childhood to a Lower Manhattan art and music scene devastated by AIDS. The film features such Goldin friends and associates as photographer David Armstrong, soul singer Sharon Niesp, HIV-positive ex-junkie Bruce Balboni, and Paris-bred sculptor Gotscho, as well as the music of Patti Smith, Television, and, of course, the Velvet Underground. Mirror will be discussed by Philip Brookman, curator of photography at the Corcoran Gallery of Art, and D.C. Councilmember Jim Graham (former director of the Whitman-Walker Clinic) after it screens at 8 p.m. at the District of Columbia Jewish Community Center, 1529 16th St. NW. $9.50. (800) 494-8497. (Mark Jenkins)