The Washington Post
June 13-17 AFI Docs
With 92 documentary films on the schedule, this year’s AFI Docs covers a dizzying array of topics — animal hoarding, fashion designer Alexander McQueen, the influence of big money in national politics. The five-day nonfiction film festival will show documentaries at AFI Silver Theatre in Silver Spring and in theaters and auditoriums across the District. AFI Docs will open with a screening of “Personal Statement,” focusing on Brooklyn high school seniors who encourage one another to get into college, and closes with “United Skates,” which delves into the influence of roller rinks on African American culture. Various times and locations. afi.com/afidocs. Regular screenings, $15; weekday matinees, $12; opening night screening, $50.