The Washington Post - Hide from the heat with 'Wet Hot American Summer,' 'Predator' and the DC Black Film Festival

The DC Black Film Festival makes The Washington Post's list of weekend events to "hide from the heat".  The Washington Post reports:

DC Black Film Festival
The DC Black Film Festival, celebrating emerging and established black filmmakers from around the country, arrives at the Miracle Theatre this weekend. In addition to panel discussions and workshops, the films are presented in three blocks with the following themes: “The Future,” “The Struggle & The Triumph” and, of particular interest to locals, “The District & The Law,” focusing on films about or filmmakers from D.C., followed by films about law enforcement and justice.
Miracle Theatre, 535 Eighth St. SE; Thu.-Sat., various times, $15-$20 per event or film block (VIP passes: $75).

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Kevin Sampson

The fact that Kevin Sampson is not just a film critic, but a writer, producer, and director as well makes his understanding of cinema even better. Coming from a theoretical and hands on approach, he understands both sides of the struggle of viewing and creating great works. After receiving an MFA in Film & Electronic Media from American University in Washington, D.C in 2011, Kevin took his love for film to the next level by creating and producing Picture Lock, an entertainment website, podcast, and hour long film review TV show that runs on Arlington Independent Media’s public access station in Arlington, VA. The show covers new releases, classic films, and interviews with local filmmakers in the DMV area. He is also a member of the Washington DC Area Film Critics Association and African American Film Critics Association. He is currently looking forward to filming his first feature film in the near future. He believes that film is one of the most powerful art forms in the world, and he hopes that he can use the craft to inspire others and make a difference in it.