D.C. Film Festival Opens, Entrepreneurs Featured

By September 26, 2007Culture and Entertainment

afrfilmbrandlogo.gifIf you’re in the D.C. area, consider taking in one of the two-dozen films being shown by the American Film Renaissance, a film festival that finds things to praise in American culture and business. From The Washington Times:

Since 2003, the American Film Renaissance has held film festivals throughout the United States attracting audiences of more than 4,000. At this year’s event, organizers say, they expect standing-room-only crowds.

Jim and Ellen Hubbard, co-founders of the group, say the goal is to “celebrate American values” by “inspiring principles of individual freedom, rugged individualism and the triumph of the human spirit.”

“American Film Renaissance has screened films on the West Coast, in the Midwest, and we’ve held events in the South, but we’ve never done anything on the East Coast,” Mr. Hubbard said. “D.C. was the perfect location. Although a lot of our films are not of a political nature, there were some documentaries that dealt with politics. Also, D.C. is a savvy town when it comes to film. It’s a perfect convergence of people who are not just interested in public policy, but also interested in movies and documentaries.”

AFR’s website is here, and the list of movies being shown is here.

Coincidentally, it’s the 20th anniversary of “Wall Street,” Oliver Stone’s last good movie. There’s a sequel in the works. Stone: “Gordon Gekko couldn’t manipulate the markets like he did back then…It’s so big, so huge, that to be a minor player, you need to be a major bank.”

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