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French Embassy Hosts International Shorts Film Festival Jan. 25

January 22, 2018

The International Shorts Film Festival presents 10 short films selected from more than a thousand submissions from all over the world on January 25, 2018 from 7:00 to 9:30 pm.  Admission is free but online registration is required. Valid ID required and no parking inside the embassy.

 

The French Embassy is located at  4101 Reservoir Rd, NW.

 

The screening will present ten short films including five comedy-drama short films from France: The State of Emergency by Tarek Roehlinger, Beauty Building by Benoit Bargeton, My Bald Future by Paul Cabon, Brainstorm by Christophe Clin, A Whole World For A Little World by Fabrice Bracq and I’ll Quitt Tomorrow by Jean-Pierre Michaël.

 

This screening of accomplished and eclectic films will be followed by an interactive audience Q&A with the festival director, Rob Aggarwal.

 

Program:

 

The State of Emergency by Tarek Roehlinger (FRANCE)

Beauty Building by Benoit Bargeton (FRANCE)

My Bald Future by Paul Cabon (FRANCE)

Brainstorm by Christophe Clin (FRANCE)

My Bakery Blossom by Michel Vrinten (GERMANY)

Stroke by Jiani Zhao (CHINA)

It’s Tough To Be... Gorka Otxoa by Teresa Bellón (SPAIN)

Exoress Checkout by Ivan Sánchez Pangrazio (SPAIN)

A Whole World For A Little World by Fabrice Bracq (FRANCE)

I’ll Quitt Tomorrow by Jean-Pierre Michaël (FRANCE)


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Ice Skating in Georgetown

January 8, 2018

Through February, enjoy ice skating in Georgetown at The Washington Harbour.

 

Whether you’re new to skating, brushing up, or wanting to take your skating to the next level, you’ll love their Learn to Skate classes. Enthusiastic instruction along with an unbeatable view of the Potomac River from the Washington Harbour Ice Rink will make your skating lessons an experience to remember.

 

They teach all ages (3 and up, including adults) and skill levels.  The program stresses a skating environment that is exciting, rewarding, safe, and fun. 

 

Want a party on ice? Just give them a call. For more information, click here.

The Washington Harbour Ice Rink is located at 3050 K Street in Georgtown.

 

 


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Dr. Harlan Ullman on Why America Loses Every War It Starts

December 5, 2017

Dr. Harlan Ullman, Georgetown resident, discussed his latest book Anatomy of Failure: Why America Loses Every War It Starts with a capacity crowd on Thursday night at the City Tavern Club.

 

Dr. Ullman's book has been called a "must read" by former Secretaries of State General Colin Powell and Senator John Kerry and termed a combination of a Tom Clancy thriller with the gravitas of Karl Von Clausewitz by House of Cards creator Lord Michael Dobbs.

Dr. Harlan Ullman at City Tavern Club (Photo by: City Tavern Club) Dr. Harlan Ullman at City Tavern Club

 

The author points to the failure of presidents and administrations to use sound strategic thinking and have sufficient knowledge of the circumstances prior to deciding whether or not to employ force.

 

Recommended solutions begin with a "brains-based" approach to sound strategic thinking to address one of the major causes of failure--the inexperience of too many of the nation's commanders-in-chief. Ullman reinforces his argument through the use of autobiographical vignettes that provide a human dimension and insight into the reasons for failure.

 

An engaging speaker, Dr. Ullman regaled the audience with his engaging approach and in-depth understanding of recent military history. 

Dr. Ullman is a member of the City Tavern Club of Georgetown.


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