The following is from the Arlington International Film Festival.
The Arlington International Film Festival is much more than just a film festival; it is a celebration of cultures as well as being a platform for recognizing the common global human experience.
The skill of "story-telling" as is taught and practiced in Marrakech, the historical journey of Indian sarodist, Maestro Ali Akbar Khan and his music legendary, an African-American’s journey from the segregated south to national recognition told through his carving, tooling and dyeing of pictures on leather, non-violence practiced by a little-known movement in the Occupied Palestinian Territories, an intimate spiritual interaction among a trio of human beings caught up in a moment of history told through performances of lieders by Schubert, Schumann and Wolf, autism and the struggle of a family to survive it’s demands, and what about the reality of reaching middle age in 2012 and not having found a partner; can we embrace this and celebrate life as it is and still feel whole?
These are some of the many themes addressed in this year’s 2nd annual Arlington International Film Festival. In addition to film screenings there will be Q&As with filmmakers/actors, panel discussions, special live performances and more.
Visitors from near and far are welcomed -- hospitality, history, museums, fabulous restaurants, all good reasons to make Arlington your destination. Please join us for what promises to be an exciting five days of independent films.
AIFF - Opening Night at the Regent Theatre, Wednesday, October 17, 2012.
In addition to producing a quality film festival, AIFF is committed to working with the community, honoring the businesses, educating our youth and promoting the history of Arlington -- all the while creating alliances that are based on respect and recognition of all ethnicities.
AIFF Pre-Festival 2012 Calendar
1. Saturday, September 8, 6:30 to 8:30pm, Jam'n & Java Café – Official selection of shorts, music, poetry reading
2. Saturday, September 22, 8:00pm, Arlington Friends of the Drama - Benefit performance - Burbage – Neil McGarry – One man performance
3. Thursday, September 27, 7:00 to 9:30pm, Tango Restaurant, AIFF Kick-off Party
4. Saturday, October 6, 6:30 to 8:30pm, Jam’n & Java Café – Official selection of shorts, music, poetry reading
5. Sunday, October 7th , 8:00 pm Arlington Community Media Inc –ACMI- We Still Live Here and panel discussion
6. Wednesday, October 17, Opening Night of the Festival
a. Street dance performance (5:45pm - 7:15pm)
b. Chamber of Commerce reception (6:00pm - 7:00pm)
c. Welcome (7:30pm - 7:45pm)
d. Short, Feature and discussion with filmmaker and main character (7:45pm - 9:30pm)
e. After-Party at Tango Restaurant