JUNE 25 & 26
Who the Hell is Juliette?
A success at the Sundance Film Festival, Who the Hell Is Juliette? is provocative simply as a sociological study: Abandoned Havana teenager Juliette (pictured) gets a chance to escape her life on the street when she’s cast in a music video with Mexican model Fabiola. They both, it turns out, never knew their fathers—which is just the first of the connections we discover between them. Cuban director Carlos Marcovich isn’t solely interested in the plight of dispossessed youth; his film also plays with the very notion of cinematic truth, deliberately blurring the distinction between fiction and fact. At 8 p.m. Friday & Saturday, June 25 & 26 at the Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden’s Ring Auditorium, 7th St & Independence Ave. SW. Free. (202) 357-2700. (Mark Jenkins)