Cinema Art Bethesda will screen the British film titled I, Daniel Blakeat Landmark’s Bethesda Row Cinema on December 17. The film is 100 minutes long and in English. It was released in 2016 and was named the Outstanding British Film of the Year, 2017. It's the story of “Daniel Blake, a man who has worked as a joiner (carpenter) most of his life in Newcastle. Now, for the first time ever, he needs help from the State. He crosses paths with a single mother Katie and her two young children, Daisy and Dylan. Katie’s only chance to escape a one-roomed homeless hostel in London has been to accept a flat in a city she doesn’t know, some 300 miles away. Daniel and Katie find themselves in no-man’s land, caught on the barbed wire of welfare bureaucracy as played out against the rhetoric of ‘striver and skiver’ in modern day Britain.” The ticket price includes coffee, bagels & cheese, and a post-film discussion.
The Hirshhorn Museum & Sculpture Garden is exhibiting The Message: New Media Works, thru April 22, 2018. The presentation is “a transformative journey through five contemporary film and video installations that use music, film and pop culture to reveal profound truths about life in the 21st century. It’s also the first chance for D.C. audiences to discover leading international video artists Camille Henrot, C.T. Jasper, Joanna Malinowska, France Stark, Hito Steyerl, and Arthur Jafa, an award-winning cinematographer known for his collaborations with Jay-Z, Beyoncé and Solange, and whose seminal Kanye West-backed “Love is the Message, The Message is Death” inspired the exhibition’s title.”
Screenings of Ballet & Opera at Mazza Gallerie AMC Theatre 7
To see a complete listing of screenings live from the Met at AMC Theatre 7 at Mazza Gallerie, thru May 2, 2018 visit
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.