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Last updated on September 29, 2016.




Birth of a Nation

Regal Majestic
900 Ellsworth Drive, Silver Spring MD
Mon, Oct 3 - 7pm - note start time

We have admissions for up to 80 members & guests via online pass. To get your pass, use the link in your e-mail. You MUST print and bring the pass for scanning and admittance.

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



Set against the antebellum South, THE BIRTH OF A NATION follows Nat Turner, a literate slave and preacher, whose financially strained owner, Samuel Turner, accepts an offer to use Nat's preaching to subdue unruly slaves. As he witnesses countless atrocities - against himself and his fellow slaves - Nat orchestrates an uprising in the hopes of leading his people to freedom. Fox Searchlight Pictures (1hr 59min). Opens Oct. 7.

CAST: Nate Parker, Armie Hammer, Colman Domingo, Aja Naomi King, Gabrielle Union, Jackie Earl Haley, Roger Guenveur Smith, Aunjanue Ellis

DIR: Nate Parker



Denial

Landmark E Street Cinema
E Street, NW btwn 10th & 11th
Wed, Oct. 5 - 7pm - note start time

We have admissions for up to 50 members & guests via RSVP. RSVP to the address in your e-mail. You'll check in with the organizers from PR Collaborative for admittance.

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



Based on the acclaimed book History on Trial: My Day in Court with a Holocaust Denier, DENIAL recounts Deborah E. Lipstadt's legal battle for historical truth against David Irving, who accused her of libel when she declared him a Holocaust denier. In the English legal system, in cases of libel, the burden of proof is on the defendant, therefore it was up to Lipstadt and her legal team, led by Richard Rampton, to prove the essential truth that the Holocaust occurred. Written by David Hare. Bleecker Street (1hr 50min). Opens Oct. 7.

CAST: Rachel Weisz, Tom Wilkinson, Timothy Spall

DIR: Mick Jackson



The Accountant

AMC Mazza Gallerie
5300 Wisconsin Ave NW
Thurs, Oct. 6 - 7pm - note start time

We are awaiting number of admissions from the organizers - more details to come.

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

Q&A following screening with director Gavin O'Connor.



Christian Wolff is a math savant with more affinity for numbers than people. Behind the cover of a small-town CPA office, he works as a freelance accountant for some of the world's most dangerous criminal organizations. With the Treasury Department's Crime Enforcement Division, run by Ray King, starting to close in, Christian takes on a legitimate client: a state-of-the-art robotics company where an accounting clerk has discovered a discrepancy involving millions of dollars. But as Christian uncooks the books and gets closer to the truth, it is the body count that starts to rise. Warner Bros. Pictures (2hrs). Opens Oct. 14.

CAST: Ben Affleck, Anna Kendrick , J.K. Simmons, Jon Bernthal, Jean Smart, Cynthia Addai-Robinson, Jeffrey Tambor , John Lithgow

DIR: Gavin O'Connor (Miracle, Warrior)


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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