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Set in an unidentified Latin American country, director Alejandro Saderman and scripter Juan Carlos Gene’s Knocks at My Door reduces a few decades of political volatility to one chilling incident: Two nuns shelter a young man who’s fleeing the ruthless local death squads. After they’re discovered, the local mayor tries to broker a deal that will prevent the nuns’ execution; he wants to prevent a confrontation with the Church, but not at all costs, which gives the nuns a choice between death and deceit. This Venezuelan film focuses on only a few characters, but its horror resonates worldwide. At 8 p.m. at the Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden’s Ring Auditorium, 7th & Independence Ave. SW. FREE. (202) 357-2700. (Mark Jenkins)