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Most of the ninth annual Filmfest D.C. will unspool in following weeks, but the festival begins tonight with an Opening Night Gala featuring Funny Bones, the new film from Hear My Song director Peter Chesholm. The gala is either $75 and begins at 6 p.m. or $25 and begins at 7:30 p.m., depending on whether one attends the pre-screening party or only its sequel. Tomorrow’s screenings include Amor Propio, a Spanish film about the revenge of a corrupt-bank-president’s wife (5:30 p.m.); Deadly Maria, a German feminist psychothriller (9:30 p.m.); Lost in Transit, a French comedy about people in travel-papers limbo (7:30 p.m.); Half the World, an Austrian dystopian thriller about a post-ozone-layer world (6:45 p.m., Union Station); and Ryadam (Side by Side), a dog’s-eye view of Moscow (8 p.m., Hirshhorn Museum & Sculpture Garden). For more complete coverage, see next week’s Washington City Paper. Unless otherwise indicated, screenings are at the Cineplex Odeon Tenley, 4200 Wisconsin Ave. NW. $6.50. (202) 364-1010. $6.50 (MJ)