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Chevy Chase Oscar Winners Screen Film at Avalon

Chevy Chase residents Sean and Andrea Nix Fine will introduce their documentary short—"Inocente"—at two Avalon Theatre screenings on April 11. Proceeds from the screenings will benefit an arts program for youth facing adversity.

Chevy Chase residents Sean and Andrea Nix Fine received national attention recently when they won the Oscar award for "Best Documentary Short" last month at the Academy Awards ceremony in Los Angeles.

Now, Chevy Chase residents may see their film, Inocente, on April 11 at the historic Avalon Theatre (5612 Connecticut Ave. NW, Washington, DC). There will be two screenings: 6:30 p.m. and 8:30 p.m.

The Fines will introduce the film and will host a question-and-answer session after each showing.

Highly regarded filmmakers, the Fines "won the hearts of millions with Inocente, an intensely personal coming-of-age documentary film about a teenage immigrant named Inocente Izucar. The young woman refused to give up on her dream of being an artist in spite of being forced to live homeless for the last nine years," according to a news statement from the theater.

"The story is told entirely in Inocente’s words, as her life reaches a turning point and she takes control of her own destiny. Inocente is a timeless, transformational film—as well as a statement on homeless children in America," the statement added.

Tickets are $15, and may be purchased in advance (which is recommended) at www.TheAvalon.org. All profits from the two screenings will benefit A Reason To Survive, a charity that supports and advocates for arts programs that empower youth facing adversity. Inocente Izucar is a student of A Reason To Survive, the statement added.

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