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Ever since Robert Redford and Dustin Hoffman grew their hair to play Bob Woodward and Carl Bernstein in All the President’s Men, movie studios have cranked out high-stakes thrillers about investigative journalists, those hardworking scribes who will stop at nothing to tell the truth. In Germany, a nation similarly concerned with the pursuit of truth, a recent contribution to this genre is The Lies of the Victors, which follows a pair of reporters as they try to determine why a veteran committed suicide by jumping into the lion enclosure at the zoo. The film screens at the Goethe-Institut as part of its “Surveillance Blind” series, which examines the impact of government surveillance on the activities of people around the world. Read more >>> The film shows at 6:30 p.m. at Goethe-Institut Washington, 812 7th St. NW. $4–$7. (202) 289-1200. washington.goethe.de. (Caroline Jones)
Logan Tavern is hosting Rosh Hashanah dinner tonight at 6:15 p.m. Family-style appetizers include challah with honey butter, chopped liver, smoked salmon crostini, and (of course) apples and honey. Entree choices include roast beef brisket, salmon with Israeli cous-cous, or warm vegetarian farro salad. The dinner costs $40 per person or $55 if you want wine pairings. Dessert and coffee are available for an additional $8. Reservations are available online. Logan Tavern, 1423 P St. NW. (202) 332-3701. logantavern.com. (Jessica Sidman)
OH AND ALSO
Futuristic dance pop artist Anousheh plays the Black Cat Backstage with local songwriter Sara Curtin and alt-rock performer Louis Weeks. 7:30 p.m. at 1811 14th St. NW. $10.
Brooklyn-based rock band Celestial Shore heads south to play an intimate show at Comet Ping Pong with Broken Grids, a new indie rock duo out of D.C., and local noise rockers Les Rhinocéros. 9 p.m. at 5037 Connecticut Ave. NW. $12.
The International Development Bank’s art gallery celebrates the opening of its new exhibition “Two Artists, One Universe,” which features work by Colombian artist Luis German Ardila and Argentine artist Horacio Tubio, with an opening reception. 6 p.m. at 1300 New York Ave. NW. Free.
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