Bill Henry and Joe Barber, better known as the DC Movie Guys, had hosted the DC Film Society’s Coming Attractions Trailer Night since 2001. But when Joe Barber passed away this September, the society was tasked with finding the right replacement.
Enter Tim Gordon, or FilmGordon. Barber and Gordon previously worked together on WETA’s Around Town segment. Throughout the years they developed a professional and personal relationship.
Henry and Gordon have known each other for a while via the film society, but they have never worked directly together before now. After Barber’s death, Henry recommended Gordon for the job based on what he knew about him through Barber. He is confident that the transition will run smoothly and Gordon will “make the night enjoyable for everybody.”
“Certainly things will be different for me, but trailer night has always been about the film society getting together and having fun,” says Henry. At tonight’s event, a few words will be spoken on Barber’s behalf to thank the film society for its support over the years.
Coming Attractions takes place from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. tonight at E Street Cinema. General admission $8.