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, May 16, 2016
TOPIC: 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?

Monday, June 20, 2016
TOPIC: All-Time Favorites
Roger Ebert once said that you considered a film great if you couldn’t bear the thought of never seeing it again. What are the films you want to see over and over again? To put it another way, what movies would you want a desert island (along with food and shelter)?

Monday, July 18, 2016
TOPIC: What Do Movies Say About America?
As America celebrates its 240th birthday, how is it reflected in movies? What do movies tell us, and the rest of the world, about our nation?

Monday, August 15, 2016
TOPIC: The Films of Tim Burton
From Beetlejuice, to Batman, to Edward Scissorhands, to Ed Wood, Tim Burton has always presented a unique style and a distinct vision. With the upcoming release of Burton's new film, Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children, what do we expect from Burton, and can he surprise us?

Monday, September 19, 2016
TOPIC: Preview/Review
It's our annual look back at the best and worst of the summer movies, and what to expect from the upcoming fall/winter season.

Daniel Vovak, 1972-2011.

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