Budget concerns have postponed or curtailed some of D.C.'s most reliable arts programming this summer, but one event that has faced funding problems in the past will be going forward as planned. Screen on the Green returns to the National Mall between Seventh and 12th Streets for four Mondays beginning July 22 with "E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial." It may not be the longest or most comprehensively programmed local film festival, but it's still the most popular. And there's no beating the Capitol backdrop.
Here's the full lineup, via Friends of Screen on the Green:
• Monday, July 22: E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial
• Monday, July 29: Norma Rae
• Monday, Aug. 5: "Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory"
• Monday, Aug. 12: "Tootsie"