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Our View: A local treasure

The Alexandria Film Festival has grown during the past 14 years from a creative idea to a firmly entrenched part of our city’s burgeoning...

AFF Review: ‘Her Name was Jo’ celebrates a sisterhood of scarred...

By Cody Mello-Klein | [email protected] “Her Name was Jo” was included as part of the Alexandria Film Festival’s Girlpower Showcase, and while the film features...

Alexandria Film Festival announces schedule

By Cody Mello-Klein | [email protected] The Alexandria Film Festival will take place virtually this year from Nov. 12 to 15, according to a news release. This...

Our View: Alexandria ingenuity

Necessity is the mother of invention. Never has that old saying been truer than this year. The coronavirus pandemic had been brewing for two months,...

13th Alexandria Film Festival brings record numbers

By Cody Mello-Klein | [email protected] More than 1,000 cinephiles flocked to the Charles Beatley Library and AMC Hoffman Center 22 for the 13th annual Alexandria...

Deeyah Khan attempts to understand white supremacists in “White Right: Meeting...

By Luke Anderson | [email protected] In her 2017 documentary, “White Right: Meeting the Enemy,” Muslim filmmaker Deeyah Khan works her way under the skin of...

“The Spy Being Home Plate” details the unbelievable life of a...

By Denise Dunbar | [email protected] Moe Berg was a brilliant man, and Aviva Kempner is an amazing filmmaker. So it’s unsurprising that Kempner’s movie about...

“She’s in Portland” is a beautiful, bumpy ride

By Cody Mello-Klein | [email protected] The open road, a set of wheels and a dream. In the grand mythology of America, they’re the holy trinity,...

“This Changes Everything” is an important yet flawed story of sexism...

By Denise Dunbar | [email protected] One of the highlighted movies in this year’s Alexandria Film Festival, “This Changes Everything” makes a compelling case that discrimination...

‘Raising Buchanan’ brings humor and heart to a Coen-esque crime caper

By Cody Mello-Klein | [email protected] President James Buchanan, our country’s 14th commander-in-chief, is commonly ranked as one of the worst presidents in American history. His decisions...