Alexandria Film Festival Cranks up this Week!

The Alexandria Film Festival kicks off this Thursday November 7, 2013. This is the festival's 7th year, and promises to be a good one with great programming and a Skype chat with "Beasts of the Southern Wild" director Benh Zeitlin! I had the opportunity to sit down with Chair of the festival, Patti North, to talk about the festival and film. Check out the interview below! If you live in the DMV area visit the link above to purchase tickets!

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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.