Select Academy Award® nominees to be screened at The National Archives
The National Archives will host the 16th annual free screenings of the Academy Award® nominees in four categories: Documentary Feature, Documentary Short Subject, Live Action Short Film, and Animated Short Film February 5-9. The screenings are presented by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences in partnership with 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. Register online at www.archivesfoundation.org/events
Cinema Art Bethesda
Cinema Art Bethesda will screen the 2018 Norwegian film What Will People Say on February 9 at Landmark's Bethesda Row Cinema in Bethesda, MD. It's the story of a sixteen year-old girl who is the perfect Pakistani daughter when she is at home, but she lives the life of a normal Norwegian teenager when she is out with friends. When her father catches her with her boyfriend, her parents kidnap her and place her with relatives in Pakistan, where she must adapt to her parents' culture. The film will be screened in Norwegian with English subtitles.
The annual Environmental Film Festival will take place March 12-22 to celebrate Earth and inspire understanding and stewardship of the environment through the power of film. Each March, the Festival presents 100+ films to audiences throughout D.C. Topical discussions take place at museums, embassies, libraries, universities and local theaters throughout the city. There are also year-round screenings and community events. Many of the screenings are free, and offer the unique opportunity for films and filmmakers to reach national and international lawmakers and decision-makers. The event is the largest green film festival in the world and the longest-running in the U.S.
The Kennedy Center will present the DC premiere of David Donnelly’s Forte in The REACH on March 12. The new film "challenges outdated notions of classical success and spotlights the strength of three diverse women."
The focus is on "the unconventional journeys of Tatiana Berman, a former Russian-born prodigy who brings music into underserved U.S. schools; Lucía Caruso, an Argentinean-born film composer; and Eldbjørg Hemsing, a young Norwegian violinist on the brink of stardom (pictured below).
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.