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The Washington DC South Asian Film Festival opens tonight

Opening night film is Saari Raat

SAFFThe 4th Annual Washington DC South Asian Film Festival presents the best in alternative cinema from South Asia, and this year features 12 films (all with English subtitles).  Saari Raat, Aparna Sen’s film adaptation of Bengali playwright Badal Sircar’s drama, is tonight’s opening film. The festival closes with an awards gala and a special stand up act by Vijai Nathan.

Friday, Sept. 25 to Sunday, Sept. 27. Main festival venue is AMC Loews Rio Cinemas, Gaithersburg, Md. Tickets are $15 per film, or $60 for an all-access movie pass, with opening night starting $30 and the closing night awards gala $60. Call 301-337-9589 or visit for details and more information.

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