Talk Cinema Screening Giveaway

Sneak previews of the best of indie Hollywood and new world cinema continue this Saturday Nov. 7 at 10 a.m. at Landmark’s Bethesda Row Cinema (7235 Woodmont Avenue, Bethesda, MD) – first 15 people to email and reference Kevin Sampson or Picture Lock will receive 2 free admissions (a $40 value). For further details, check out's-Bethesda-Row-Cinema

About Saturday’s selection… it’s batting 100% on Rotten Tomatoes at the moment with film critics using phrases like “a truly memorable first feature”, “do not miss it”, and “a self-contained coming-of-age adventure at its core. A tense and really quite beautiful one to boot.”

When Talk Cinema says sneak, they mean sneak. They mean get outta bed, put your shoes on and get ready for a surprise.  It's part of the fun, seeing films the way critics at festivals do - without preconceived ideas.

Once the RSVP limit has reached I will make an announcement via this page! Good luck!



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.