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This weekend, hitting the global trail is as simple as tramping three blocks from Farragut North. National Geographic’s “4th Annual All Roads Film Festival” presents four programs of shorts, five features, and a free show by Balkan Beat Box. The opening night attractions are a film from Mexico, Super Amigos (pictured; at 7 p.m.), and one from the unofficial nation of Kurdistan, Dol (at 9 p.m.). The former is director Arturo Perez Torres’ fanciful tale of five everyday guys who don the masks of lucho libre wrestlers and become champions of truth, justice, and the Mexican way. (The best news? Jack Black is not among them.) Directed by Iraq-born, Paris-based Kurd Hiner Saleem, the second film employs a theme that’s common in Middle Eastern cinema: the difficulties and resilience of love in a land tortured by violence and divided by boundaries imposed by hostile outsiders. The festival runs through Sunday, Oct. 7, at the National Geographic Headquarters’ Grosvenor Auditorium, 1600 M St. NW. $9. (202) 857-7700.