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Dogtooth by Yorgos Lanthimos
In a tale of demented child rearing, Dogtooth focuses on a family living in a fenced compound, cut off almost entirely from the outside world. Within these walls, a bizarre family aesthetic has materialized, with rituals, games, and vocabulary that come together to form a twisted and disturbing satire about xenophobia and control. And you thought your family was weird... Trailer here: This movie runs 1 hour, 37 minutes and is presented in Greek with English subtitles. It is not rated, but contains a fair amount of violence, some nudity, and sexual situations which are completely unsuitable for anyone. We can go out for a discussion afterward if anyone is interested. • What to bring Food and non-alcoholic beverages are allowed in the library, but let's limit it to light snacks. Leave the valencian paella at home. This film will take place in the meeting room, which is located by going through the children's section. The front desk will be able to direct you.

Alexandria Library, Duncan Branch

2501 Commonwealth Avenue · Alexandria, VA

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This Meetup has a special place in its heart for bizarre and exciting films. I'm talking indie films, cult films, foreign (yes, with subtitles), some arthouse; anything off the beaten path or fresh (for its time). We'll watch films, of course, but if anybody's game, I'm itching to put together a few aspiring writers, actors, directors, cinematographers to produce indie films right here in the DC area.

If you enjoy a close relationship with names like Tarkovsky, Linklater, Godard, Waters, Lynch, Cronenberg, Jodorowsky, or Haneke but can't find others who do, this Meetup is definitely for you. If you have a fondness for Scorsese, Fincher, Anderson (either one), Kubrick, or the Coen brothers and would like to dig deeper into the film world, you should absolutely join us. If you really only get into coherent movies with definable plots and happy endings, on the other hand, this might not be your cup of meat.

Most of our shows are curated as public events for libraries around Northern Virginia, but we also choose the films for the Keepin' It Weird Wednesdays series at Arlington Cinema & Drafthouse several times a year. We also occasionally go to movies already playing at movie theaters around the region.

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