Cinema Art Bethesda will present the Italian film, Like Crazy (La pazza gioia)on Sunday, February 11 in Italian with English subtitles at Landmark’s Bethesda Row Cinema. The 2016 film won 5 David di Donatella Awards (Italian Oscars) including Best Picture, Best Actress and Best Director. The story is about two patients at a progressive but secure psychiatric clinic.An unpredictable and moving friendship develops between the two women as they flee the mental institution “in search of love and happiness in the open-air nuthouse – the world of sane people.”
The 14th Annual Showcase of Academy Award–Nominated Documentaries and Short Subjects will take place in the National Archives William G. McGowan Theater, February 28-March 4. The free screenings feature nominees in four categories: Documentary Feature, Documentary Short Subject, Live Action Short Film, and Animated Short Film. The screenings are presented by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences and the National Archives Foundation.Theater doors will open 45 minutes before the start time. Walk-ins without reservations will be admitted 15 minutes before the start time, depending on available seats. Please note that some films may not be appropriate for general audiences.
The Hirshhorn Museum & Sculpture Garden is exhibiting The Message: New Media Works, thru April 22, 2018. The presentation is “a transformative journey through five contemporary film and video installations that use music, film and pop culture to reveal profound truths about life in the 21st century. It’s also the first chance for D.C. audiences to discover leading international video artists Camille Henrot, C.T. Jasper, Joanna Malinowska, France Stark, Hito Steyerl, and Arthur Jafa, an award-winning cinematographer known for his collaborations with Jay-Z, Beyoncé and Solange, and whose seminal Kanye West-backed “Love is the Message, The Message is Death” inspired the exhibition’s title.”
Screenings of Ballet & Opera at Mazza Gallerie AMC Theatre 7
To see a complete listing of screenings live from the Met at AMC Theatre 7 at Mazza Gallerie, thru May 2, 2018 visit
The National Gallery of Art’sfilm programfeatures classic and contemporary cinema from around the world. The program encourages viewers to learn more about the history of the cinema and the role of media in society. "Innovative retrospectives, restored works of historical value, silent films with live musical accompaniment, new documentaries, and experimental media by noted video artists are offered on weekends during the entire year. Programs are free of charge, but seating is on a first-come, first-seated basis. Films are screened in original formats. Doors open about 30 minutes before each show. Programs are subject to change."
The Avalon Theatre on Connecticut Ave. NW continues to offer Senior Cinema Thursdayson the third Thursday of each month. Seniors can see the Avalon’s current feature film on the big screen at 10:30 a.m. as they meet friends and enjoy a morning of entertainment! All movies are shown in the more-easily accessible downstairs theater, Avalon 1. The series is presented by Chevy Chase House, and, at last report, tickets are still $5 each.