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Last updated on July 6, 2015.




Tangerine

Wed, July 8 - 7pm - NOTE START TIME
Landmark E Street Cinema
E Street NW betw 10th & 11th

We have admission for up to 50 members only (no non-member guests unless you have a 2nd membership card) via RSVP. Use the address in your e-mail to RSVP.


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



It's Christmas Eve in Tinseltown and Sin-Dee (newcomer Kitana Kiki Rodriguez) is back on the block. Upon hearing that her pimp boyfriend hasn't been faithful during the 28 days she was locked up, the working girl and her best friend, Alexandra (newcomer Mya Taylor), embark on a mission to get to the bottom of the scandalous rumor. Their rip-roaring odyssey leads them through various subcultures of Los Angeles, including an Armenian family dealing with their own repercussions of infidelity. Director Sean Baker's prior films (STARLET, PRINCE OF BROADWAY) brought rich texture and intimate detail to worlds seldom seen on film. TANGERINE follows suit, bursting off the screen with energy and style. A decidedly modern Christmas tale told on the streets of L.A., TANGERINE defies expectation at every turn. And did we read that he shot this on an iPhone? Magnolia Pictures (1hr 27min). Opens July 17.



Batkid Begins

Thurs, July 9 - 6:30pm - NOTE START TIME
Landmark E Street Cinema
E Street NW betw 10th & 11th

We have admission for up to only 50 members & guests via RSVP. Use the address in your e-mail to RSVP.

**Please only request passes you will definitely use otherwise you prevent other members from attending.

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




On one day, in one city, the world comes together to grant one 5-year-old cancer patient his wish. The documentary "Batkid Begins" looks at the "why" of this flash phenomenon. Why did the intense outpouring of spontaneous support for a child reverberate around the world and become one of the biggest "good news stories" ever? In this provocative psychological science fiction thriller, an extremely wealthy man (Academy Award winner Ben Kingsley) dying from cancer undergoes a radical medical procedure that transfers his consciousness into the body of a healthy young man (Ryan Reynolds). But all is not as it seems when he starts to uncover the mystery of the body's origin and the secret organization that will kill to protect its cause. Warner Bros (1hr 27min). Opens July 10.

DIR: Dana Nachman



Trainwreck

Tues, July 14 - 7:30pm
AMC Mazza Gallerie
5300 Wisconsin Ave, NW

We have admission for up to 60 members only (no non-member guests unless you have a 2nd membership card) via RSVP. Use the address in your e-mail to RSVP.

**Please only request passes you will definitely use otherwise you prevent other members from attending.

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



Since she was a little girl, it's been drilled into Amy's head by her rascal of a dad that monogamy isn't realistic. Now a magazine writer, Amy lives by that credo-enjoying what she feels is an uninhibited life free from stifling, boring romantic commitment-but in actuality, she's kind of in a rut. When she finds herself starting to fall for the subject of the new article she's writing, a charming and successful sports doctor named Aaron Conners, Amy starts to wonder if other grown-ups, including this guy who really seems to like her, might be on to something. Universal Pictures (2hrs). Opens July 17.

CAST: Amy Schumer (screenwriter), Bill Header, Colin Quinn

DIR: Judd Apatow


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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