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Print is dead, and so is narrative film, Spider-Man notwithstanding. The modern cinematic art form of choice is the documentary—and its inbred twin cousins, mockumentary and rockumentary. Rosebud co-director and Glamonstrosity, Inc. artistic director Chris Griffin realizes this and is curating “InDie See,” a mini-festival of “locally produced documentaries of an unusual nature.” Among the must-see films are Meredith Bragg’s Waiting for Jar Jar, a look at a fan camped in front of the Uptown waiting for The Phantom Menace; D.C. Graffiti 101, Rob Parrish’s look at Cool “Disco” Dan and his cohorts; Nick Shumaker’s go-go scene piece, The Pocket; Matt Spangler’s One Man’s Home Is a Castle, about Washington City Paper cover boy John Roswell Miller; and Luke Fanin’s pitch-perfect Puberty: Benji’s Special Time. Of course, Jeff Krulik will be represented, this time with Harry Potter Parking Lot. There will be a Q-and-A session, as well as music from Bragg’s band Speedwell, starting at 7 p.m. at the Metro Cafe, 1522 14th St. NW. Free. (202) 588-9118. (Dave Nuttycombe)