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.

Cinema Lounge is moderated by Adam Spector.

Upcoming Discussions:

Monday, February 15, 2016

Topic: Franchise Films: It seems like so many movies are either continuing a franchise, starting a new one, or rebooting an old one. Why do some franchises succeed while others fail?

Monday, March 21, 2016

Topic: Q&A with Documentary Filmmaker Karen Whitehead: We are honored to have as our special guest filmmaker Karen Whitehead, director of the documentary Her Aim is True. Ms. Whitehead is also on the Board of Directors of Women in Film in Video (WIFV). She will discuss her work and advocacy in independent film and WIFV. Her Aim is True is about Jini Dellaccio, a pioneering rock photographer who captured artists such The Sonics, Neil Young and early performances by bands like The Who, Rolling Stones, and Mamas & Papas.

Monday, April 18, 2016

Topic: Adaptations: We always hear "Well, it wasn't as good as the book." What makes a successful adaptation to a film? Does the adaptation work best with novels, short stories, plays, comics or (ugh!) video games?

Daniel Vovak, 1972-2011.

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