Saturday, January 19, 2013
Nation's Capital features prominently in three Best Picture nominees.
Three Academy Award nominees for Best Picture prominently feature Washington, DC: Argo, Zero Dark Thirty and, of course, Lincoln. While serving as a location for major films is nothing new to Washington, DC, I can't think of another year in which so many DC-centric movies have been nominated. The Washington Post described each movie as "an engrossing, superbly crafted story that plunges viewers into otherwise opaque and unknowable worlds made distant by time, secrecy or both" and believe film attendees will be pleased that the films "enthusiastically celebrate institutions more often mired in dysfunction and public malodor." Argo, the Ben Affleck-directed tale of a CIA mission to rescue Americans caught up in the 1979 Iranian hostage …
Tuesday, January 1, 2013
The Washington Jewish Film Festival—one of the world’s oldest and largest Jewish film festivals—runs from Jan. 3 to 13, with 55 films from 15 countries screened at 14 venues.
Tuesday, July 17, 2012
Will you be there at midnight? Do you have your tickets for the IMAX show? Let us know in our poll and in the comments section.
The newest Batman film, The Dark Knight Rises, premieres Thursday at midnight across the country, and it seems fans are eagerly anticipating its arrival. The Regal Majestic Cinema 20 and IMAX theater in Silver Spring is already sold out for their IMAX show at midnight on Thursday, July 19, according to Melvina Braganza, an employee with the theater. She said the theater decided to open a 3:20 a.m. showing in IMAX for opening night due to the popularity of the film, and so far, 65 seats to that showing have been sold. If you don’t find the idea of an $18.50 IMAX ticket appealing, you’re not the only one. Braganza said the Silver Spring theater’s regular, non-IMAX midnight showing on Thursday sold out, so the theater opened three more …
Tuesday, June 12, 2012
Grab a blanket, a picnic and enjoy the show
Summer outdoor movie series abound in Washington D.C., and just today the Screen on the Green 2012 picks were announced. The four Screen on the Green films will be shown Monday July 16 through Monday August 6. Three of the films will appear on Mondays, though one will run on a Wednesday evening because of the National Mall rehabilitation. Monday, July 16th: Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid Wednesday, July 25th: It Happened One Night *Note weekday change!* Monday, July 30th: From Here to Eternity Monday, August 6th: Psycho The films are shown on a 20-foot by 40-foot screen on the National Mall between 7th and 12th Streets NW. Films are only cancelled if there is lightening. The annual event is hosted by Friends of Screen on the Green, in …