Free and Easy: Latin jazz, a Belgian film and a Vienna museum

Production still from "Museum Hours." Photo of director Jem Cohen taken by producer Paolo Calamita.

Former D.C. resident and director Jem Cohen, whose movie "Museum Hours" screens Sunday at the National Gallery of Art. (Paolo Calamita)

MONDAY

‘The Heiress’

Continuing its showcase of Montgomery Clift films, the National Theatre screens the Academy Award-winning classic “The Heiress.” Olivia de Havilland portrays the broken-hearted daughter of a wealthy but unstable widower, forced to choose between her father and her penniless suitor, played by Clift.

6:30 p.m. National Theatre, 1321 Pennsylvania Ave. NW. 202-783-3372. www.nationaltheatre.org.

TUESDAY

Horacio ‘El Negro’ Hernandez and Giovanni Hidalgo

April is Jazz Appreciation Month, and the Museum of American History is sponsoring a Latin jazz showcase at George Washington University’s Lisner Auditorium. Grammy-winning percussionists Horacio “El Negro” Hernandez and Giovanni Hidalgo teach and perform with GW students and faculty.

7:30 p.m. Lisner Auditorium, 730 21st St. NW. 202-994-6800. www.lisner.org.

WEDNESDAY

Randy Weston and Candido Camero

Also part of Jazz Appreciation Month, NEA jazz masters Randy Weston and Candido Camero and historian Wayne Chandler discuss the role of slavery and the African diaspora in the creation of jazz and other musical genres. Weston also will perform selections from “Nubian Suite,” the rarely heard product of his Guggenheim Fellowship.

6 p.m. National Museum of American History, Warner Bros. Theater, first floor, 14th Street and Constitution Avenue NW. 202-633-1000. americanhistory.si.edu.

THURSDAY

‘Almayer’s Folly’

Loosely based on the Joseph Conrad novel, this 2011 film by Belgian director Chantal Akerman follows a French expat and his daughter through the jungles of Cambodia. As the title character single-mindedly pursues failing business ambitions, his daughter struggles with social rejection and falling in love. In French, English and Khmer with English subtitles.

8 p.m. Hirshhorn Museum, Ring Auditorium, 700 Independence Ave. SW. 202-633-4674. www.hirshhorn.si.edu.

FRIDAY

‘Waves of Visions’

Berklee College of Music students perform Yakir Arbib’s “Waves of Visions” in a collaboration with visual artist Tamar Haber-Schaim. The suite, inspired by Arbib’s blindness and synesthesia, is made up of seven movements that weave connections between New Music and minimalist visuals.

6 p.m. Kennedy Center, Millennium Stage, 2700 F St. NW. 202-467-4600. www.kennedy-center.org.

SATURDAY

‘Black Flags and Windmills’

Scott Crow, a community organizer, led unsanctioned, grass-roots reconstruction efforts in New Orleans after Hurricane Katrina. In doing so, he launched one of the nation’s largest anarchist-affiliated organizations. He discusses this and other experiences documented in his book “Black Flags and Windmills.”

4 p.m. The Potter’s House, 1658 Columbia Rd. NW. 202-232-5483. www.pottershousedc.org.

SUNDAY

‘Museum Hours’

This film by former D.C. resident Jem Cohen, which examines art and human relationships inside a Vienna museum, will be screened at the National Gallery of Art as part of Filmfest DC. Cohen and executive producer and Fugazi guitarist Guy Picciotto will be at the screening.

4:30 p.m. National Gallery of Art, East Building Concourse, Fourth Street and Constitution Avenue NW. 202-737-4215. www.nga.gov.

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