The Rapp for Dec. 30

Photo by Felix Hernandez

It’s ‘Cairo Time’ at Theatre

The Rappahannock Association for the Arts and Community will show the film “Cairo Time” at the Theatre in Washington at 8 p.m. Friday, Jan. 7. The film, 90 minutes long and rated PG-13, stars Patricia Clarkson, Alexander Siddig, Elena Anaya and Tom McCamus.

In Cairo on her own as she waits for her husband, Juliette finds herself caught in a whirlwind romance with his friend Tareq, a retired policeman. As Tareq escorts Juliette around the city, they find themselves in the middle of a brief affair that catches them both unawares.

This movie drifts back to an era when movies told a simple story and used the setting as a character — think “Roman Holiday.” There are stunning views of Cairo in this East-meets-West love story and a certain gentleness of manner evident in the daily life of this crowded city’s inhabitants.

Photo by Don Audette

Tops in the parade

“Best People Float” honors in the Dec. 5 Christmas in Little Washington parade went to the Knights of Columbus Council of St. Peter’s Catholic Church for its “Living Nativity” float. It featured children costumed as the Holy Family, shepherds, angels and the Magi.

The Washington Hospitality and Visitors Association, which sponsors the parade, provided this list of winners:

Best Costume: Kate Sharp and her pony

Best People Float: Knights of Columbus Council (St. Peter’s Catholic Church) — Living Nativity

Honorable Mention: Hearthstone School

Best Animals & Float: Rose Hill Veterinary Practice

Parade chair Denise Chandler said the winners received holiday gift baskets with photos, mugs, kerchiefs and T-shirts of Grand Marshal Amazing Grace, stuffed animals, and Christmas ornaments.

It’s early, but anyone wishing to help with the 2011 Christmas Parade should contact Chandler at 540-522-0188, or check in with a business member of RHVA.

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