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Monday, April 27, 2015
Free movie showing: Under the Tuscan Sun U.S., 2003, rated PG-13, 113 minutes A woman whose life is shattered travels to Tuscany, where she spontaneously buys an old house to restore as she tries to restore her life. Starring Diane Lane, Sandra Oh, and Raoul Bova. The movie will show at 2 p.m. and again at 6:30 p.m.
Celebrate Jazz Appreciation month with a double feature in the Black Studies Center! Showing Miles Davis, That's What Happened: Live in Germany 1987 and Dizzy Gillespie: Dream Band Jazz America (1982). Don't miss these icons of BeBop do their thing!
Tuesday, April 28, 2015
Friday, May 1, 2015
Legend. Icon. Artist. A look at the all-too-brief life and career of Jean-Michel Basquiat. Directed by Tamra Davis. 52 minutes.
Monday, May 4, 2015
Free movie showing: The Other Boleyn Girl U.K., 2013, rated PG-13, 115 minutes Anne and Mary Boleyn, driven by their family’s blind ambition, compete for the love of the handsome and passionate King Henry VIII. Historical facts are used as window dressing for this work of fiction. Starring Natalie Portman and Scarlett Johanssen.
Tuesday, May 5, 2015
Join us at the Hill Center for a screening of the documentary On Our Land: Being Garifuna in Honduras and a discussion with local film maker, Erica Harding.
Monday, May 11, 2015
Free movie showing: March of the Penguins France/U.S., 2005, rated G, 80 minutes Winner of the 2006 Academy Award for Best Documentary. A look at the annual journey of Emperor penguins as they march—single file—to their breeding ground. Narrated by Morgan Freeman. The movie will show at 2 p.m. and again at 6:30 p.m.
Friday, May 15, 2015
Rem Koolhaas is more than an architect. He is a social theorist whose building designs serve as expressions of his thoughts on urban living. Directed by Markus Heidingsfelder and Min Tesch. 97 minutes.
Monday, May 18, 2015
Free movie showing: Newsies U.S., 1992, rated PG, 121 minutes A musical based on the New York City newsboy strike of 1899. When young newspaper sellers are exploited beyond reason by their bosses, they set out to enact change and are met by the ruthlessness of big business. The Broadway musical version of Newsies comes to D.C. in June. The movie will show at 2 p.m. and again at 6:30 p.m.
Friday, May 29, 2015
Monday, June 1, 2015
Free movie showing: The Inevitable Defeat of Mister and Pete U.S., 2013, rated R, 108 minutes A coming-of-age story about two poor boys who are left to fend for themselves over the summer after their mothers are taken away by the authorities. The movie will show at 2 p.m. and again at 6:30 p.m.
Monday, June 8, 2015
Free film showing: Hedwig and the Angry Inch - Rated R, 2001, 90 minutes. A transsexual punk-rock girl from East Berlin tours the U.S. with her band as she tells her life story and follows the former lover/band-mate who stole her songs. Chevy Chase Branch Library at 2 p.m. and 6:30 p.m.
Monday, June 15, 2015
Free film showing: Serving in Silence: The Margarethe Cammermeyer Story - 1995, 100 minutes. The true story of a decorated officer's legal challenge to her involuntary discharge when she admitted she was homosexual. Chevy Chase Branch Library at 2 and 6:30 p.m.
Thursday, June 18, 2015
In honor of LGBTQ Pride Month, we will screen a film directed by one of Hollywood's first openly lesbian filmmakers, Dorothy Arzner. Arzner's Christopher Strong (1933) is the story of Lady Cynthia Darrington (Katharine Hepburn), an aviatrix who has historically put her career ahead of romantic pursuits. When she least expects to, she falls in love with family man Christopher Strong (Colin Clive), much to the chagrin of his wife Elaine (Billie Burke) and daugher Monica (Helen Chandler). But the Strong family has illicit secrets of their own.
Tuesday, June 23, 2015
Free film showing: Boys on the Side - Rated R, 1995, 117 minutes. Jane is a night club singer, out of work. Robin is a quirky real estate agent looking for a ride-share to accompany her to California. Her advertisement is answered by Jane, who at first was uncertain about her. A stop in Pittsburgh picks up a third, Holly, escaping a violent and drug-dealing partner. Girls on the road, reaching understanding, respect, and care for each other.
Monday, June 29, 2015
Free film showing: Billy's Hollywood Screen Kiss - Rated R, US, 1998, 92 minutes. Starring Sean Hayes. Billy is a gay fine-arts photographer who falls in love with straight coffee-shop waiter Gabriel. Chevy Chase Branch Library at 2:00 and 6:30pm.