The Heurich House Museum near DuPont Circle in DC will present the works of four influential early female filmmakers during the series, Women Behind the Lens, each Wednesday evening July 18-August 8th. The museum’s new Carriage House Gallery will be turned into a screening room focusing on the work of one filmmaker each week. These films "will transport you back to the early era of the film industry through the eyes of the females who created the art." Screenings are scheduled on:
July 18: The surviving short works of Alice Guy-Blaché, the French-born director who is considered to be the first female filmmaker.
July 25:The works of writer, director, and producer Mabel Normand, who formed a partnership with Charlie Chaplin.
August 1: Works by German filmmaker Lotte Reiniger, who used a multiplane camera system to achieve a layered effect. i
August 8:“The Hitch-Hiker” by Ida Lupino, who produced the first female-directed film noir.
Food and drinks will be available for purchase during each event.
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.
Films will begin at dusk.”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 Symphony Orchestra will perform Academy Award-winner John Williams's score for Steven Spielberg'sJaws as the film is projected onto big screens in-house & on the lawn of the Filene Center on July 21.
The National Symphony Orchestra, conducted by Emil de Cou, will perform composer David Arnod's music for the film Casino Royale - in Concert - as the movie is screened at the Filene Center on July 22. The film, which features Daniel Craig as James Bond, was produced in association with EON Productions and Metro Goldwyn Mayer Studios (MGM).
Image below: Actor Daniel Craig
Wolf Trap will present music from the 1991 Disney animated classic film Beauty and the Beast performed live by the Henry Mancini Institute Orchestra in the Filene Center on August 8 & 9 - as the film plays on movie screens.
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.