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Last updated on September 30, 2014.




Pride

Tues, Sept 30 - 7pm - NOTE START TIME
Regal Gallery Place
701 7th Street, NW

We have admission for up to 80 members & guests via Gofobo pass. To get pass (1 or 2), go to Gofobo rsvp and use the code from your e-mail. YOU MUST PRINT & BRING coded pass(es) to be scanned for admission - no exceptions. Only download what you definitely will use so you don't 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.



Inspired by an extraordinary true story. It's the summer of 1984, Margaret Thatcher is in power and the National Union of Mineworkers is on strike, prompting a London-based group of gay and lesbian activists to raise money to support the strikers' families. Initially rebuffed by the Union, the group identifies a tiny mining village in Wales and sets off to make their donation in person. As the strike drags on, the two groups discover that standing together makes for the strongest union of all. CBS Films (2hrs). Opens in DC Oct 10.

CAST: Bill Nighy, Imelda Staunton, Dominic West, Paddy Considine, Andrew Scott (Sherlock); George MacKay, Joseph Gilgun, Ben Schnetzer

DIR: Matthew Warchus (God of Carnage)



The Two Faces of January

Wed, October 1 - 7:30pm
Landmark E St Cinema
E Street betw 10th & 11th NW

We have most of the admissions for this event - for up to 75 members & guests via RSVP. RSVP to the address given in your e-mail.

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



Screenwriter Hossein Amini makes a stylish directing debut with this sleek thriller set in Greece and Istanbul in 1962. Intrigue begins at the Parthenon when a glamorous, wealthy American couple-the charismatic Chester MacFarland and his alluring young wife Collete -meet Rydal, a Greek-speaking American who is working as a tour guide, scamming female tourists on the side. Instead of becoming his latest marks, the two befriend him, but a murder at the couple's hotel puts all three on the run together and creates a precarious bond between them as the trio's allegiance is put to the test. Their journey takes them from Greece to Turkey, and to a dramatic finale played out in the back alleys of Istanbul's Grand Bazaar. Adapted from the novel of the same name by Patricia Highsmith (The Talented Mr. Ripley, Strangers on a Train). Magnolia Pictures (96min). Opens October 3.

CAST: Viggo Mortensen, Kirsten Dunst, Oscar Isaac

DIR: Hossein Amini (screenwrite of Drive, The Wings of the Dove)



The Judge

Wed, October 1 - 7pm - NOTE START TIME
Regal Gallery Place
701 7th Street, NW

We have admission for up to 50 members & guests via Gofobo pass. To get pass (1 or 2), go to Gofobo and use the rsvp code from your e-mail. YOU MUST PRINT & BRING coded pass(es) to be scanned for admission - no exceptions. Only download what you definitely will use so you don't 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.



Oscar nominee Robert Downey Jr. and Oscar winner Robert Duvall are teamed for the first time in the drama "The Judge." Big city lawyer Hank Palmer returns to his childhood home where his estranged father, the town's judge, is suspected of murder. He sets out to discover the truth and along the way reconnects with the family he walked away from years before. Warner Bros/Village Roadshow Pictures (2hrs 21min). Opens in DC Oct 10.

CAST: Robert Downey Jr., Robert Duvall, Vera Farmiga, Vincent D'Onofrio, Jeremy Strong, Dax Shepard, Billy Bob Thornton, Leighton Meester, Ken Howard, Balthazar Getty, David Krumholtz, Grace Zabriskie, Denis O'Hare

DIR: David Dobkin


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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