Cinema Art Bethesda will screen a 2017 Hungarian film titled 1945, directed by Ferenc Török, at Landmark’s Bethesda Row Cinema in Bethesda, MD on November 18.Set in 1945, it’s the story of an Orthodox man and his grown son who return to a village in Hungary while the villagers prepare for the wedding of the town clerk’s son. "The townspeople – suspicious, remorseful, fearful, and cunning – expect the worst and behave accordingly. The town clerk fears the men may be heirs of the village’s deported Jews and expects them to demand their illegally acquired property back." The black-and-white film will be screened in Hungarian and Russian with English subtitles.The film received The Avner Shalev – Yad Vashem Chairman’s Award for Artistic Achievement in Holocaust-related Film at the 2017 Jerusalem Film Festival. Ticket price includes coffee, bagels & cheese, and a post-film discussion.
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.