EuroAsia Shorts, featuring films from Europe, Asia and the U.S.A., will be screened June 4-8 at embassies and cultural centers throughout D.C. Screenings will be accompanied by a cultural Q&A and discussion with experts, and several nights include special reception events. The theme this year will be WomenWorldWide. “This year's festival will look at the uniqueness and universality of women's experiences, contributions, and perspectives in all aspects of life.” Films will be screened on:
June 4: Spain & The Philippines June 5: France & Korea June 6: Italy & Japan June 7: Germany & China June 8: All Countries & the U.S.A.
The Annual AFI Docs Film Festival will take place June 13-17.The film festival showcases the best in documentary filmmaking from the US and around the world as it connects film audiences with national opinion leaders, filmmakers and intriguing film subjects. Screenings take place in landmark venues in DC and the world-class AFI Silver Theatre in Silver Spring, MD.The AFI Docs Film Series brings audiences in the nation's capital the best in nonfiction filmmaking throughout the year.
Wolf Trap will present a Sing-a-Long Sound of Music in the Filene Center on June 16.The classic family film will be screened … with a twist! Participants are invited to sing-a-long with the movie using on-screen lyrics. A costume contest will precede the screening …. lederhosen and veils welcome!
The National Symphony Orchestra, conducted by Steven Reineke, will perform the score for Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban™ - in concert as the film is screenedin the Filene Center on July 6 & 7.Fans "are encouraged to dress like their favorite wizarding-inspired character for this performance."
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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
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.
Wolf Trap will present the 1991 Disney animated classic film Beauty and the Beast performed live by the Henry Mancini Institute Orchestra, with a celebrity cast in select title roles in the Filene Center on August 8 & 9. The cast will perform beloved songs from the Oscar- and Grammy-winning score as the film plays on movie screens accompanied by the full live orchestra.
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.