Last updated on May 24, 2018.



Coming Attractions: Trailer Program Summer 2018

Wednesday, June 13, 2018 at 7:00pm (date corrected)
Landmark's E Street Cinema
E Street NW betw 10th & 11th

It's back! The Film Society's twice yearly "COMING ATTRACTIONS" trailer show, a unique program featuring trailers for upcoming winter movies along with priceless commentary by hosts Tim Gordon and Travis Hopson. You get to vote on your favorite movies plus lots of giveaways and prizes. Don't miss it!

More information coming soon.



Join the DC Film Society!

New one-year memberships for the June 1, 2018-May 31, 2019 year are available now. Go to our membership page to sign up.

Be a part of the movie buzz and join the DC Film Society. Enjoy advance preview film screenings, discounts to Filmfest DC and many more benefits including our annual "And the Winner Is" Oscars event and "Coming Attractions Trailer Nights."



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Storyboard Newsletter

Check out the monthly Calendar of Events in the Storyboard newsletter and see what film events are going on around town.

The May Storyboard is now on the website.



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.

Upcoming discussions:
Monday, June 18, 2018 at 7:00pm

The Cinema Lounge meets Monday, June 18 21, 2018 at 7:00pm. Our topic is Film Music.

Music has played an integral part of movies since their beginning. Silent films often featured a live musical accompaniment. When sound films arrived, scores by Max Steiner, Maurice Jarre, Ennio Morricone and Bernard Hermann became as iconic as the movies themselves. Today's film composers such as John Williams, Danny Elfman, Carter Burwell and Hans Zimmer carry on that tradition. Other films use a soundtrack instead of or in addition to a score. American Graffiti, Goodfellas, Pulp Fiction, and, more recently, Baby Driver are prime examples. Do you prefer a score, soundtrack, or combination? How is music used most effectively to underscore or enhance what we are seeing on screen?


Monday, July 16, 2018 at 7:00pm

The Cinema Lounge meets Monday, July 16, 2018 at 7:00pm. Our topic is Has the Ratings System Outlived its Usefulness?

In 1968, the Motion Picture Association of America replaced the outdated Production Code with a voluntary ratings system. In the past 50 years, the system changed, including adding the PG-13 and NC-17 ratings. Many parents groups claim to support the system, but critics charge that it's arbitrary, lacks transparency, and treats sex harsher than violence. Does the ratings system still work? With all of the entertainment available to anyone online, is the ratings system stull relevant anymore?

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