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Film & Movies In Metro DC including Film Screenings, Film Series, Film Festivals & More

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Jane Austen Film Festival at Dumbarton House
You are cordially invited to settle on the north garden lawn of Georgetown's Dumbarton House for one or all films during our third outdoor summer evening film fest!
National Gallery of Art Film Series: Canyon Cinema 16mm: Thru August 31, 2014
For this year’s edition of the Gallery’s summer preservation festival, eight programs of new and archival film prints survey the exceptional legacy and cultural vitality of Canyon, from its beginnings in 1960 through the present day. All films are screened in 16 mm format.
Children's Film: Mary Cassatt: American Impressionist
National Gallery of Art
Wed, July 23
The story finds American artist Mary Cassatt working in Paris—an intelligent, charming, and fiercely independent artist with an ordered life until her brother arrives with his three unruly children.
Let There Be Light (Film)
National Archives
Wed, July 23
Let There Be Light follows the treatment of emotionally traumatized GIs from their admission at a psychiatric hospital to their reentry into civilian life.
Story of a Beautiful Country (2004; 72 min.)
Smithsonian Anacostia Community Museum
Wed, July 23
This creative documentary follows Khalo Matabane, a young black filmmaker in search of the “new” South Africa, as he travels throughout the nation’s nine provinces and films using only a hand-held camera from the seat of a mini-bus taxi.
Children's Film: Degas and the Dancer
National Gallery of Art
Wed, July 30
Saddled with debt and struggling to survive, Edgar Degas derives unexpected inspiration from an aspiring young ballerina named Marie, who convinces him to persevere in the face of relentless criticism from the Parisian art establishment.
Wildest Weather in the Solar System 3D
National Geographic
Thru Fri, August 1
Go on a spectacular journey to witness the most beautiful, powerful, and mysterious weather phenomena in the solar system in 3D. From a storm the size of a 100-megaton hydrogen bomb, to a 400-year-old hurricane, to a dust tempest that could engulf entire planets, you’ll be glad you live on Earth!
City Farmers (1996; 31 min.)
Smithsonian Anacostia Community Museum
Sun, August 10
Urban residents in New York City share stories about their struggle to remove drug dealers and gangs in their neighborhood through urban farming—providing food for the community as well as empowering and educating neighborhood children.
Film Series: Master Class: Pina and Tanaquil: Pina
National Gallery of Art
Thu, August 14
A visionary whose cogent and compelling work with the Tanztheater Wuppertal transformed the history of dance, Bausch believed in blending the formal vocabularies of theater, dance, sound, and design.
Film Event: Sol LeWitt
National Gallery of Art
Tue, August 12 thru Fri, August 15
Dutch filmmaker Chris Teerinks portrait of Sol LeWitt is the firstever documentary on the American conceptual artist who famously refused awards, interviews, and media coverage.
American Experience: The Panama Canal (2008; 81 min.)
Smithsonian Anacostia Community Museum
Fri, August 15
The museum presents this PBS documentary in recognition of the 100th anniversary of one of the world’s most significant technological achievements. Discussion with a museum educator follows the film.
Ciné-Concert: The Big Parade
National Gallery of Art
Sat, August 23
Andrew Simpson in performance. This is a silent film with live music.
Film Series: Broadcast Culture: Late at Night—Voices of Ordinary Madness followed by Silence Radio
National Gallery of Art
Sun, August 24
A playful but satirical assessment of British society posing as a television program, Late at Night—Voices of Ordinary Madness features a female newscaster who conducts live interviews with non-traditional TV types: street-gang members, drug dealers, recent immigrants, even rich bankers.
New Urban Cowboy: Toward a New Pedestrianism (2008; 83 min.)
Smithsonian Anacostia Community Museum
Sun, August 24
This documentary follows artist and urban designer Michael E. Arth and his efforts to re-design an inner city slum located in DeLand, Florida, by taking people (not cars, streets, and buildings) into consideration.
Film Event: Watermark
National Gallery of Art
Wed, August 27
In Watermark, Burtynsky, co-director Jennifer Baichwal, and cinematographer Nick de Pencier take a contemplative (if sobering) approach to that most fundamental of all the elements—water. They travel around the globe to evoke the beauty, mystery, influence, and power of water over the course of time.
Afternoon of a Faun: Tanaquil LeClercq (Film)
National Archives
Thu, August 28
The story of prima ballerina Tanny Le Clercq is an epic tale of genius, grace, uncertainty, and disaster. Arguably the greatest American dancer of the twentieth century (and a muse to both Jerome Robbins and George Balanchine), she became a polio victim in her late twenties.
Film Captures the Great War: Käthe Kollwitz - Images of a Life
Mon, August 18
Film Captures the Great War: The Lost Angel
Mon, August 25
Pacific Northwest Ballet | Band of Horses | Oregon Ballet Theatre: A Face of America Production
Wed, August 27
Wolf Trap National Park for the Performing Arts - Filene Center