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VIRUNGA +Q&A

Wednesday February 18 at West End Cinema, Washington DC

 

Film Festival, February 18–March 11, 2015

Filmmaker(s): Sandrine Orabona and Mark Herzog
Year: 2014 / 90m
March 4

Former US Navy SEAL Chris Beck embarks on a new mission as Kristin Beck. Kristin's journey in search of the American ideals that she protected: life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness have a whole new meaning as she lives her life truthfully as a transgender woman.

Filmmaker(s): Anne de Mare and Kirsten Kelly
Year: 2014 / 89m
March 11

The Homestretch follows three homeless teens in Chicago as they fight to stay in school, graduate, and build a future.

Filmmaker(s): Jennifer Kroot
Year: 2014 / 90m
February 25

From the iconic role of Sulu on Star Trek to Howard Stern and Facebook fame, George Takei's sharp eye, coupled with his wicked sense of humor, continues to challenge the status quo well into the 21st century.

Filmmaker(s): Orlando von Einsiedel
Year: 2014 / 97m
February 18

A powerful combination of investigative journalism and nature documentary, Virunga is the incredible true story of a group of courageous people risking their lives to build a better future in a part of Africa the world's forgotten, and a gripping exposé of the realities of life in the Congo.