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Marc Wiese’s documentary Camp 14: Total Control Zone tells the story of Shin Dong-Huyk, a man born to political prisoners in a North Korean prison camp. Shin spent the first two decades of his life at Camp 14, a labor camp with 40,000 lifetime prisoners, before escaping to South Korea. Enhanced by animation and shocking video, Camp 14 may lack sweeping cinematography, but this is a raw, intense story best told without finesse. Read more >>> The film shows at 7 p.m. at West End Cinema, 2301 M St. NW. $8–$11. (202) 419-3456. westendcinema.com. (Raphaella Baek)
Zentan marries Asian cuisine with DC Brau brews tonight at 7 p.m. for a four-course beer dinner. The menu, a partnership between the restaurant and the local brewery, will feature items including crispy pork belly braised in Public Ale and salmon crudo cured in Corruption American IPA. DC Brau’s Jake Adder will also be around to discuss the beers. Tickets to the dinner are $78; purchase them here. Zentan, 1155 14th St. NW. (202) 379-4366. zentanrestaurant.com. (Quinn Kelley)
OH AND ALSO
Spooky Action Theater presents a staged reading of The Asphalt Kiss, another play by Nelson Rodrigues, author of the company’s current production, The Wedding Dress. 7 p.m. at 1810 16th St. NW. Free.
Folk artist Brett Dennen plays 9:30 Club with Irish musician Foy Vance. 7 p.m. at 815 V St. NW. $22.
Pop-rock outfit Cheap Time performs at DC9 with D.C. garage rockers The NVs. 9 p.m. at 1940 9th St. NW. $10.
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