- The Washington Times - Wednesday, April 25, 2007

Promoters of this weekend’s artDC fair — tomorrow through Monday at the Washington Convention Center — call it a great opportunity for local collectors to view out-of-town art and for non-Washington collectors to see what’s here. With 80 galleries and a full schedule of talks and discussions with artists, curators and museum directors, the fair offers a broad spectrum of art in all media. Special features include “Slice,” featuring art by new artists and examples of today’s hottest trends, and “Another Look: New Art from Shanghai,” which shows 12 breakthrough artists from that city. Washington Convention Center, Hall E, 801 Mount Vernon Place NW. 11 a.m.-7 p.m. Friday (free day) through Sunday, 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday. Tickets $5-$12; children under 12 free. See dc-artfair.com.

— Joanna Shaw-Eagle

The French theme of this year’s Washington International Film Festival, which continues through this weekend, is being reinforced by a couple of revivals. The undisputed classic is Jean Renoir’s eloquently subversive social comedy The Rules of the Game, returning tomorrow at the Landmark E Street Cinema. A source of widespread resentment when premiered in Paris in the pre-war summer of 1939, the movie vindicated itself when restored and revived two decades later.

It remains to be seen if time will enhance Jean-Luc Godard’s Two or Three Things I Know About Her, which begins a 40th-anniversary booking tomorrow at the American Film Institute Silver Theatre. A polemical gambit of 1967, “Two or Three Things” purported to observe the shocking behavior of a housewife, Marina Vlady, who dabbles in part-time prostitution while feeling isolated and bored in a new high-rise apartment.

The E Street Cinema is at 11th and E Streets Northwest. The AFI Silver is at 8633 Colesville Road in Silver Spring.

— Gary Arnold

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