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Last updated on January 29, 2015.




Black Sea

Thurs, January 29 - 7pm - NOTE START TIME
Regal Gallery Place
701 7th Street, NW

We have admission for up to 80 members & guests via PDF Pass. To get your pass(es), e-mail the address given in your e-mail. YOU MUST PRINT & BRING THE PASS(ES) FOR ADMISSION.

All screenings are FIRST COME, FIRST SERVED for everyone attending. Seating is not guaranteed and is limited to theater capacity.



Brave the Deep. Find the Gold. Trust no one. A suspenseful adventure thriller directed by Academy Award winner Kevin Macdonald, centering on a rogue submarine captain (two-time Academy Award nominee Jude Law) who pulls together a misfit crew to go after a sunken treasure rumored to be lost in the depths of the Black Sea. As greed and desperation take control onboard their claustrophobic vessel, the increasing uncertainty of the mission causes the men to turn on each other to fight for their own survival. Focus Features (1hr 55min). Opens January 30.

CAST: Jude Law, Scoot McNairy, Ben Mendelsohn, David Threlfall

DIR: Kevin MacDonald (The Last King of Scotland, How I Live Now, The Eagle)



White Rabbit

Tues, February 3 - 7:30pm
Landmark E Street Cinema
E St NW betw 10th & 11th

We have been offered 10 complimentary tickets from the distributor. To get a pass, refer to your e-mail. Please only request tickets that you will definitely use.

All screenings are FIRST COME, FIRST SERVED for everyone attending. Seating is not guaranteed and is limited to theater capacity.

Q&A with filmmakers to follow screening.

Coming home has never been so hard. After three tours in Iraq, Kerryann Terkel is traumatized and adrift. Struggling to connect, she falls in with a corrupt cop and his Tea Party accomplice, who seize on her military training as the key to a big-money heist. A taut thriller with political overtones, WHITE RABBIT is the story of what happens when War Comes Home. By independent producer/director Bill Kinder, head of post production at Pixar Pictures.

Tickets otherwise are $15 and support Swords to Plowshares. War causes wounds and suffering that last beyond the battlefield. Swords to Plowshares' mission is to heal the wounds, to restore dignity, hope, and self-sufficiency to all veterans in need, and to prevent and end homelessness and poverty among veterans.


General Screening Information

WHAT IS A PREVIEW? Before movies open, local ad agencies generate publicity with advance screenings. Washington, DC Film Society members are a popular target audience for previews, since we create good "word of mouth" for a film. Sometimes we have an entire theater to ourselves, but most of the time we share a theater with an audience holding passes that the ad agencies have distributed through radio stations, newspapers, an local establishments. In the past, the Film Society has hosted numerous special events as well.

AM I GUARANTEED A SEAT? No! Seating for previews is always on a first-come, first-served basis. Why? First of all, sometimes more members than we have passes to give out will show up at a particular screening. Also, the ad agencies always give out more passes than there are seats in the theater. The theater is always overbooked because at least 20% of pass holders don't show up. If everyone shows up, the theater could be full before you get in. Even if we have an RSVP screening (see below), arrive early to ensure a seat.

WHAT ABOUT RSVP SCREENINGS? When we have very few passes, we still want to offer the screening to as many members as possible, yet want to avoid turning many people away. When this happens (30 passes for two or less), we will sometimes have an RSVP system set up. Please follow instructions in the e-mail for RSVP screenings.

WHEN YOU GET TO THE THEATER: Each member must bring a valid membership card to the screening and show it to the Film Society staff person at the theater to receive a free pass.


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