We are very excited to be showing CITY OF TREES at FilmFest DC this year! The screening will take place at the iconic Landmark's E Street Cinema in northwest Washington DC on April 17th at 3:15 pm. Seating is limited, so please arrive early to ensure a good seat. Tickets are $13.
(City of Trees, 2015, 76 mins)
At the height of the recession, a DC nonprofit struggles to implement an ambitious "green jobs" program that hires 150 unemployed residents to plant trees in underserved parks. With only six months until their grant money runs out, serious obstacles block their path and speak to deep rifts in the life of the city racial tensions, uneven government support, and locals who feel their voices have not been heard. But for the trainees the program represents something much more hopeful: the means to give a child a better life, a second chance after a conviction, or a path to community leadership.
Directed by Brandon Kramer and Produced by Lance Kramer.
A film by Meridian Hill Pictures
in association with Kartemquin Films and Magic Labs Media
About the Festival
This year Filmfest DC celebrates its 30th anniversary with a new lineup of features, documentaries, and shorts representing the best cinema from around the globe. This years festival includes 75 films from 45 countries over 11 days. The festival will take place from April 14th through the 24th at the Landmark E Street Cinema and the AMC Mazza Gallerie. Check the festival website for film listings and showtimes.
555 11th St NW
Washington DC, DC 20004
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