Film notes; Tim’s Vermeer, Amelie and Oscar-nominated shorts

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Teller, of the comedy duo Penn & Teller, directs the documentary Tim’s Vermeer, co-produced by the duo’s Penn Jillette, which follows a Texas-based inventor who attempts to solve one of the greatest mysteries in all of art: How did 17th century Dutch master Johannes Vermeer manage to paint so photo-realistically 150 years before the invention of the camera? It’s a pretty remarkable film. Now playing. Landmark’s E Street Cinema, 555 11th St. NW. Call 202-452-7672 or visit landmarktheatres.com.

Artisphere offers a special Valentine’s Day screening of Amelie, the 2001 romantic French-language film about an ingenue, played by Audrey Tautou, who discovers love with Mathieu Kassovitz. Friday, Feb. 14, at 8 p.m. The Dome Theatre at Artisphere, 1101 Wilson Blvd., Arlington. Tickets are $10. Call 703-875-1100 or visit artisphere.com.

Once again Landmark’s E Street Cinema offers two feature-length programs of the short films nominated at the 86th Annual Academy Awards, set for March 2: a program with the animated shorts, and a program of live action shorts. Now playing. Landmark’s E Street Cinema, 555 11th St. NW. Call 202-452-7672 or visit landmarktheatres.com.

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Randy Shulman is Metro Weekly's Publisher and Editor-in-Chief. He can be reached at rshulman@metroweekly.com.

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