Cinema Art Bethesda will screen the Golden Globe-winner for Best Foreign Film, titled Fade, at Bethesda Row Cinema on September 16.Set in Hamburg, it's the tragic story of a reformed drug-dealer and Turkish immigrant, his young German wife and their six-year-old son. Cinema Art Bethesda is an all-volunteer organization that brings the best in foreign and independent film to Bethesda and surrounding Montgomery County communities.They pre-screen a large number of films and select those likely to provide an entertaining experience and a thought-provoking discussion.Each film is followed by a provocative discussion with outstanding film experts.
The 2018 DC Shorts Film Festival & Screenplay Competition will take place September 6-16. The Festival showcases one of the largest collections of short films in the U.S. The event programmers select130+ unique filmsout of over 1,200 entries from around the globe, in 18 showcases that reflect the 30 nations they represent.They bring a world view to Washington, DC.! You canenjoy the festival in person at participating venuesin DC — or enjoy many of the selections in the comfort of your home or office with the Online Film Festival. Note that the Online Film Festival will only be available during the festival and will be turned off at midnight, September 16th.
The NSO Pops, conducted by Steven Reineke, will perform John Williams’s iconic Oscar®-nominated score from The Empire Strikes Back live as the full feature film is screened in the Concert Hall, October 23-25.
Image below is from The Empire Strikes Back
Strathmore will present the annual FREE Comcast Xfinity Outdoor Film Festival on the Lawnbeginning nightly at 7:30 p.m., August 23-26.Visitors should “come early to stake out your spot, enjoy pre-show activities, and grab dinner from Ridgewell's summer grill.
Proceeds will benefit the National Institutes of Health Children’s Charities.The films scheduled are:
Thursday, August 23 – Coco Friday, August 24 – Black Panther Saturday, August 25 – The Lion King Sunday, August 26 – Wonder Woman
No tickets are needed.
Image below:A view of a previous outdoor screening.
The National Philharmonic, conducted by Piotr Gajewski, will present a Movie Night at the Music Center on September 29, featuring Leonard Bernstein’s score for the Oscar-winning film On the Waterfront (1954).The score, which was the only work which he composed specifically for film, has been recognized by the American Film Institute as one of the best film scores of all time. The re-mastered film will screened as the score is performed live. Bernstein is said to have “created a powerful musical rendition of the drama, conveying the individual characters through music of unfailing appeal and expressiveness. Nobility, violence, corruption, tenderness, aspiration, frustration, resignation.”
Select Theatres at AMC in Mazza Gallerie continue to offer special screenings, including classic films, anime, family films and much more.Screening of performances by the Metropolitan Opera and Bolshoi Ballet are among the favorites of area residents.
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.