The Alexandria Film Festival

We are honored to host The Alexandria Film Festival again at Beatley Central Library as they bring a multitude of local, American and international independent films to our community. Since 2007, the festival has introduced diverse feature films, documentaries and shorts to audiences, giving filmmakers from around the globe exposure of their creative works. We invite you to our celebration of independents-- join us for free screenings and filmmaker panel discussions, Friday through Sunday, November 8-10. For more information about the films, check out the trailers below, visit or call the information desk at 703-746-1751. Screenings will be located in the Large Meeting Room.


Friday, November 8, Noon - 5:30 PM

On Your Mark, Get Set, MOW!, 81 min. (Filmmaker Q & A)


We the Owners: Employees Expanding the American Dream, 52 min. (start time approx. 2 p.m.)


Citizen Autistic, 63 min. (Start time approx. 3 p.m.; filmmaker Q & A)


Discover Kasper40 min. (Start time approx. 4:30 p.m.; filmmaker Q & A)



Saturday, November 9, Noon - 4:30 PM / Family Fare Showcase

The Heroes of Arvine Place, 75 min. (Producer Q & A)

Common Chord89 min. (Start time approx. 1:30 p.m.)


The Adventures of Sheriff Kid McLain, 18 min. (Start time approx. 3 p.m.)

My 11th Birthday, 7 min. (Start time approx. 3:30 p.m.; filmmaker Q & A)

The Toothfairy, 4 min.

Static, 6 min.

The Salamander, 9 min.

The Boy and the Bus, 23 min.


Sunday, November 10, 1 - 4:30 PM

Into Harm’s Way, 110 min. (Special guests Q&A)



Hollywood on the Potomac, 75 min.
Presentation by Mike Canning. Copies of his book, Hollywood on the Potomac: How the Movies View Washington, D.C., will be available for signing.