Last updated on May 1, 2016.
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The Cinema Lounge
The Cinema Lounge, a film discussion group, takes place at 7:00 PM at Teaism in Penn Quarter, 400 8th St., NW in Washington, DC (closest Metro stop is Archives, also near Metro Center and Gallery Place). NOTE: We will meet in the downstairs area. You do not need to be a member of the Washington DC Film Society to attend.
Monday, May 16, 2016
Topic: The Cinema Lounge meets May 16, 2016 at 7:00pm. Our topic is "Whitewashing." Hollywood has a long tradition of casting white actors in non-white roles. "Last Week Tonight with John Oliver" aired a scathing piece on this practice last February. Since then, the trailer for Dr. Strange featured Tilda Swinton as a Tibetan, while the live action version of Ghost in the Shell cast Scarlett Johansson as Motoko Kusanagi. Why is this still happening in 2016, and will it ever end?
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