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Spring 2013 Washington movie listings

Critics’ recommendations are indicated by asterisks.

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27 “The Tin Drum” The National Gallery of Art screens Volker Schlondorff’s film adaptation of Nobel Prize-winner Gunter Grass’s novel. The director’s cut will be screened in this Washington area premiere. At National Gallery of Art, East Building.

29 “Bill W” The film chronicles the life of Bill Wilson, founder of Alcoholics Anonymous, tracing his disease, recovery and the founding of the now-ubiquitous organization. At Landmark's E Street Cinema.

30 “As Luck Would Have It” Directed by Alex de la Iglesia, this Spanish satire stars Salma Hayek, Jose Mota, Blanco Portillo and Fernando Tejero. Area theaters.

31 “Sound City.” Dave Grohl’s documentary tells the story of the legendary Los Angeles recording studio, featuring appearances by a host of famous musical artists, including Stevie Nicks, Paul McCartney, Tom Petty, Trent Reznor and Rick Springfield. At Landmark’s E Street Cinema.


1 “Bullet to the Head” A New Orleans hit man (Sylvester Stallone) and a D.C. police officer (Sung Kang) team up to bring down the men who killed their respective partners. Directed by Walter Hill. Area theaters.

1 “Girls Against Boys” A psycho-drama thriller directed by Austin Chick about two girls who, after bad experiences with men, team up to kill them. Starring Danielle Panabaker, Nicole LaLiberte and Liam Aiken. Area theaters.

1 Howard Hawks Coinciding with Academy Awards season, this two-part retrospective explores the diverse oeuvre of the director, who was awarded an honorary Oscar by the academy in 1975. At AFI Silver Theatre. Through July 2.

1 Mr. and Mrs. Hitchcock.A selection of Hitchcock films with screenplays by Alfred Hitchcock’s wife, Alma Reville. At AFI Silver Theatre. Through April 11.

1 Oscar-Nominated Short Films 2013: Animated This year’s crop of Academy Award-nominated animated shorts are “Adam and Dog” (Minkyu Lee), “Fresh Guacamole” (PES), “Head Over Heels” (Timothy Reckart and Fodhla Cronin O’Reilly), “The Longest Daycare” (David Silverman) and “Paperman” (John Kahrs). At Landmark's E Street Cinema.

1 Oscar-Nominated Short Films 2013: Live Action This year’s selection of Academy Award-nominated live-action shorts are “Asad” (Bryan Buckley and Mino Jarjoura), “Buzkashi Boys” (Sam French and Ariel Nasr), “Curfew” (Shawn Christensen), “Death of a Shadow” (Tom Van Avermaet and Ellen De Waele) and “Henry” (Yan England). At Landmark's E Street Cinema.

1 Quentin Tarantino Retrospective.On the heels of the director’s Oscar-nominated “Django Unchained,” this series includes films from throughout the director’s career, including the spaghetti Westerns that inspired “Django.” At AFI Silver Theatre. Through April 13.

1 Screen Valentines: Great Movie Romances.Returning again this year is AFI Silver’s series of romance movies, including romantic comedies and dramas, both contemporary and classic. At AFI Silver Theatre. Through March 14.

1 “Stand Up Guys” Al Pacino, Christopher Walken, Alan Arkin and Julianna Margulies star in this action-comedy about a pair of aging con men who get their old crew together as one struggles with his assignment to kill the other. Area theaters.

1 “Warm Bodies” A zombie romantic drama directed by Jonathan Levine and starring Nicholas Hoult, Teressa Palmer, Rob Corddry and John Malkovich. Area theaters.

1 “Reservoir Dogs” Quentin Tarantino’s early work follows a jewelry heist gone awry. At Artisphere.

2 “Ashes and Diamonds” A digital restoration of Andrzej Wajda’s 1958 Polish film. At National Gallery of Art, East Building.

3 Isaki Lacuesta RetrospectiveA film series celebrating the work of the Barcelona-based director. At National Gallery of Art, East Building. Through Feb. 24.

5 “Please Subscribe: A Documentary About YouTubers” Dan Dobi’s film documents a day in the lives of major YouTube sensations such as Hannah Hart, Wheezy Waiter, Kevin Khandijian and Daily Grace. At Landmark's E Street Cinema.

7 Second Annual ReelAbilities: Greater D.C. Disabilities Film FestivalA disability-themed film festival, hosted by the Jewish Community Center of Northern Virginia and with screenings throughout D.C., Maryland and Virginia. Area locations. Through Feb. 14.

8 “Identity Thief” A comedy about a man (Jason Bateman) who goes to great lengths to clear his name and credit score after his identity is stolen by Diana (Melissa McCarthy). Also starring Amanda Peet, Jon Favreau, Tip “T.I.” Harris, John Cho and Robert Patrick. Area theaters.

8 **“Side Effects” Directed by Steven Soderbergh, this thriller follows Emily (Rooney Mara) and Martin (Channing Tatum) as Emily is prescribed an anti-anxiety medication that has unanticipated side effects. Also starring Jude Law and Catherine Zeta-Jones. Area theaters.

9 Columbia Jewish Congregation’s Jewish Film Series.The series, which began Jan. 19, continues with “Je T’aime I Love You Terminal” (Feb. 9), “Steel Toes” (March 16) and “Nicky’s Family” (April 20). At Oakland Mills Interfaith Center. Through April 20.

9 Reel Estate: The American Home on FilmThe National Building Museum and AFI Silver team up to present a series of films about the idea of home, including “Gone With the Wind,” “Meet Me in St. Louis” and “Slums of Beverly Hills.” At AFI Silver Theatre. Through April 18.

13 Lions of Czech Film 2013Organized by the Czech Embassy, this series features contemporary cinema from the Czech Republic, with a mix of comedies, dramas and one documentary. At Avalon Theatre. Through June 12.

13 “When China Met Africa” A screening of the 2010 documentary about China’s presence in Africa. Presented in conjunction with the National Museum of African Art, the program includes a virtual Q&A with co-director Nick Francis. At Freer Gallery of Art, Meyer Auditorium.

14 “A Good Day to Die Hard” Bruce Willis returns for a new installment of the “Die Hard” franchise. John McClane travels to Moscow and helps his son try to stop a nuclear weapons heist. Directed by John Moore. Area theaters.

14 “Beautiful Creatures” Two young lovers (Alden Ehrenreich and Alice Englert) discover dark, supernatural truths about their families and Southern town. Directed by Richard LaGravanese and also starring Emmy Rossum, Thomas Mann, Emma Thompson, Viola Davis and Jeremy Irons. Area theaters.

14 “Escape From Planet Earth” An animation comedy starring the voices of Brendan Fraser, Sarah Jessica Parker, Jessica Alba and James Gandolfini. An astronaut gets caught in a trap when he answers an emergency call from another alien planet. Area theaters.

14 “Safe Haven” Based on the romance novel by Nicholas Sparks (“The Notebook”) about a young woman who arrives in a small North Carolina town and struggles with secrets about her past. Starring Josh Duhamel, Julianne Hough, David Lyons and Cobie Smulders. Area theaters.

14 “Pillow Talk” A Valentine’s Day screening of the classic Oscar winner, starring Doris Day and Rock Hudson. At Artisphere.

15 **“56 Up” From director Michael Apted comes the latest installment of his series (started in 1964) documenting the lives of a group of children as they grow into middle age. Revisit cast members including Bruce Balden, Andrew Brackfield, Peter Davies and others to see how their lives have changed over the past seven years. At Landmark's E Street Cinema.

16 “Nothing but a Man” Ivan Dixon and Abbey Lincoln star in Michael Roemer and Robert M. Young’s film about race relations in the 1960s south. At National Gallery of Art, East Building.

16 “To Kill A Mockingbird” Based on the famous novel by Harper Lee. At Montpelier Arts Center.

16 “Orange Juice in Bishops Garden” Local filmmaker Otessa Ghadar’s Web series follows 18 fictional D.C. high school students through the 1990s. The final season screens, with a discussion to follow. At Artisphere.

22 “Dark Skies” A sci-fi horror film starring Keri Russell, Josh Hamilton and Dakota Goyo and directed by Scott Stewart. Area theaters.

22 “Happy People: A Year in the Taiga” By German director Werner Herzog, this film presents a portrait of a small village in Siberia that is accessible only by boat or helicopter. Herzog narrates the film. At Landmark's E Street Cinema.

22 “Snitch” Dwayne Johnson stars as a father who infiltrates a drug cartel as an undercover informant to clear the name of his son, who has been wrongly accused of a drug crime. Also starring Susan Sarandon, Barry Pepper and Benjamin Bratt, and directed by Ric Roman Waugh. Area theaters.

22 **“The Gatekeepers” A documentary interviewing all former heads of the Israeli security agency Shin Bet. The film features appearances by Ami Ayalon, Avi Dichter, Yuval Diskin and others. At Landmark's E Street Cinema.

22 D.C. Shorts WinsScreenings of the best of former D.C. Shorts film festivals. Each show lasts 90 minutes. At U.S. Navy Memorial Heritage Center, Burke Theater. Through Feb. 24.

25 In FocusA film series focusing on important photographers. Featured photographers include Bernd and Hilla Becher, Henri Cartier-Bresson and William Eggleston. At Goethe-Institut. Through March 11.

28 Korean Film Festival D.C. The ninth annual celebration of Korean cinema features a retrospective of films by Park Chan-wook, with appearances by Chan-wook and Choi Min-Sik. Screenings take place at the Freer Gallery’s Meyer Auditorium as well as at AFI Silver Theatre. At Freer Gallery of Art, Meyer Auditorium. Through April 15.


1 “21 and Over”A straight-A college student goes out drinking for his 21st birthday the night before his medical school interview. Starring Miles Teller, Skylar Astin, Justin Chon and Sarah Wright. Area theaters.

1 “A Place at the Table”A documentary exploring hunger in the United States. At Landmark's E Street Cinema.

1 “Jack the Giant Slayer” A farmhand opens a barrier between the human world and a race of giants in this action-adventure. Starring Nicholas Hoult, Eleanor Tomlinson, Stanley Tucci, Ian McShane, Bill Nighy and Ewan McGregor. Area theaters.

1 “No”Chile’s Academy Award nominee for best foreign film stars Gabriel Garcia Bernal as a young advertising executive who spearheads an ad campaign to oust dictator Augusto Pinochet in the country’s 1988 referendum. Based on the play by Antonio Skarmeta. At Landmark's E Street Cinema.

1 “Stoker” Directed by Chan-wook Park and starring Nicole Kidman, Mia Wasikowska, Matt Goode, Dermot Mulroney and Jacki Weaver. When India’s father dies, an uncle with dubious motives comes to live with her and her unstable mother. Area theaters.

1 “The Last Exorcism Part II” The horror sequel continues where the first film ends, with Nell (Ashley Bell) trying to evade the force that once possessed her. Area theaters.

1 “The Sweeney” A London-based action thriller about the Sweeney Flying Squad, a group of crime fighters. Area theaters.

6 D.C. Independent Film FestivalA showcase of more than 50 films from throughout the world in almost every genre. Area theaters. Through March 10.

7 New African Films Festival A festival including films from throughout the African continent. At AFI Silver Theatre. Through March 12.

8 “Dead Man Down” Niels Arden Oplev (“The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo”) returns with this action thriller about two strangers drawn together by their desire for vengeance. Starring Terrence Howard and Dominic Cooper, as well as Colin Farrell and Noomi Rapace. Area theaters.

8 “Emperor” A historical drama about the period following Emperor Hirohito’s surrender to the Americans in World War II. Directed by Peter Webber and starring Matthew Fox, Tommy Lee Jones and Eriko Hatsune. Area theaters.

8 “Let My People Go” A French, Jewish, gay mailman living in Finland with his Nordic boyfriend is forced to return to his native Paris and eccentric family. Directed by Mikael Buch and starring Nicolas Maury, Carmen Maura, Jean-Francois Stevenin, Amira Casar and Clement Sibony. At West End Cinema.

8 Loretta Young Centennial.In honor of the old Hollywood star’s centennial, AFI Silver presents a range of Young’s films from her decades-long career. At AFI Silver Theatre. Through April 18.

8 “Oz the Great and Powerful” A new take on “The Wizard of Oz” about the origins of the Wizard character, starring James Franco, Mila Kunis, Rachel Weisz, Michelle Williams and Zach Braff and directed by Sam Raimi. Area theaters.

8 “Yossi” Ohad Knoller stars as a closeted gay man living a solitary existence in Tel Aviv and struggling with his desire to live openly. At Landmark's E Street Cinema.

8 “All That Matters Is Past” This Norwegian film tells the story of a police investigation that uncovers details of a decades-long triangle between two brothers and the woman they love. Part of Nordic Cool. At Kennedy Center, Terrace Theater.

9 “Intolerance” The Baltimore-based ensemble Boister comes to the Freer Gallery to perform a live score to D.W. Griffith’s film. At Freer Gallery of Art, Meyer Auditorium.

10 **L.A. Rebellion: Creating a New Black Cinema A retrospective of films by African American filmmakers who attended UCLA’s film school in the 1970s, including Charles Burnett, Haile Gerima, Julie Dash and others. Screenings take place at the National Gallery of Art’s East Building and AFI Silver Theatre. Through April 28.

**Environmental Film Festival in the Nation’s Capital. This year’s 21st-annual Environmental Film Festival has a special focus on rivers and how they affect human civilization. Area theaters. Through March 24.

13 **Classics of the Silent Screen. Screenings of restored silent films with live musical accompaniment by composer Ben Model. March 13: Buster Keaton films including “The Play House,” “Convict 13,” “Hard Luck” and “The Electric House.” May 15: “The Beloved Rogue,” with John Barrymore as Francois Villon. At McLean Community Center, Alden Theatre. Through May 15.

14 “A Community of Gardeners.” A screening of Cintia Cabib’s film, which explores seven community gardens in the D.C. area, as well as the history of community gardening. At U.S. Botanic Garden.

15 “Beyond the Hills.” This drama focuses on the friendship of two young women who grew up together in an orphanage. Directed by Cristian Mungiu and starring Cosmina Stratan, Cristina Flutur and Valeriu Andriuta. At Landmark's E Street Cinema.

15 “John Dies at the End.” Written and directed by Don Coscarelli, this gory horror-comedy is about John and David, two college dropouts who attempt to save the world from a recreational drug called Soy Sauce that is sucking the life out of its users. At Landmark's E Street Cinema.

15 “The Call.” Halle Berry plays a 911 operator who is forced to confront a killer from her past in order to save a teenage girl (Abigail Breslin). Directed by Brad Anderson. Area theaters.

15 “The Incredible Burt Wonderstone.” Las Vegas magician duo Burt (Steve Carell) and Anton (Steve Buscemi) come head-to-head with Steve (Jim Carrey), a guerilla street magician with a large following. Also starring Olivia Wilde, Alan Arkin, James Gandolfini and others. Area theaters.

15 “Upside Down.” Adam (Jim Sturgess) fights to reunite with Eden (Kirsten Dunst), whom he has loved throughout his life. Written and directed by Juan Diego Solanas. Area theaters.

16 The Studio Ghibli Collection: 1984-2004. A series of films produced by the Japanese animation film studio. Titles include “Kiki’s Delivery Service,” “My Neighbor Totoro,” “Castle in the Sky” and “Howl’s Moving Castle,” among others. Most films screen in Japanese with English subtitles. At Landmark's E Street Cinema. Through April 7.

20 Nam June Paik Film and Discussion Series. Curator John Hanhardt screens a selection of film works by Paik and other related artists. At Smithsonian American Art Museum, McEvoy Auditorium. Through May 15.

22 “Admission.” Paul Weitz directs this comedy about Portia Nathan (Tina Fey), a straight-laced Princeton admissions officer who visits an alternative high school, reunites with a boy she believes to be the son she gave up for adoption and becomes romantically interested in the school’s overseer (Paul Rudd). Area theaters.

22 D.C. Mekong Days. A film program focusing on environmental changes in the Mekong River region, including China, Burma, Thailand, Laos, Cambodia and Vietnam. Screenings include discussions with filmmakers and aid workers. At Goethe-Institut. Through March 26.

22 “Like Someone in Love.” A drama about the relationship between an older man and a young woman in Tokyo, directed by Abbas Kiarostami and starring Ryo Kase, Rin Takanashi and Denden. At Landmark's E Street Cinema.

22 “Olympus Has Fallen.” It is up to the president’s former guard to save the day after he is stuck in the White House as it is taken over by terrorists. Area theaters.

22 “On the Road.” Based on the famous Beat Generation novel by Jack Kerouac and adapted to the screen by Jose Rivera. Directed by Walter Salles, and starring Sam Riley, Garrett Hedlund and Kristen Stewart. At Landmark's E Street Cinema.

22 “The Croods.” An animated prehistoric family explores the world after their home is destroyed. Area theaters.

29 “G.I. Joe: Retaliation.” The sequel follows the patriotic warriors as they fight for their existence and battle their familiar foes from Cobra. Area theaters.

29 “Starbuck.” The French comedy follows a man who sets out to meet some of the 533 children he fathered when he donated his sperm years ago. Area theaters.

29 “The Host.” A girl fights to protect the ones she loves against an invader that takes over the bodies of its victims and erases their minds. Area theaters.

29 “The Silence.” The debut feature film from Swiss director Baran bo Odar is an adaptation of Jan Costin Wagner’s best-selling novel about a retired investigator who tries to solve the mystery of two related murders. Starring Ulrich Thomsen, Sebastian Blomberg, Katrin Sass and Burghart Klaussner. At Landmark's E Street Cinema.

29 “Tyler Perry’s Temptation: Confessions of a Marriage Counselor.” A marriage counselor risks her career and marriage when she finds herself in love with a wealthy client. Area theaters.


TBD “jOBS.” The life of Apple co-founder Steve Jobs is depicted in this bio drama starring Ashton Kutcher. Area theaters.

TBD “Passion.” A power struggle between two business women has deadly consequences in this film starring Rachel McAdams and Noomi Rapace. Area theaters.

3 “Sanguivorous.” Chicago-based saxophonist Edward Wilkerson Jr. and percussionist Tatsuya Nakatani perform accompaniment to this Japanese vampire thriller starring butoh dancer Ko Murobushi. At Freer Gallery of Art, Meyer Auditorium.

5 “Jurassic Park 3D.” Steven Spielberg’s sci-fi dinosaur flick gets another run on the screen, this time with an added dimension. Area theaters.

5 “Reality.” Luciano (Aniello Arena) is a family man who confronts his own paranoia and self-image as he auditions for a reality television show. Directed by Matteo Garrone. At Landmark's E Street Cinema.

5 “The Heat.” Sandra Bullock and Melissa McCarthy play mismatched police partners who become unlikely friends. Area theaters.

5 “The Place Beyond the Pines.” Ryan Gosling plays a father forced to commit a robbery that puts him in the cross hairs of a police officer played by Bradley Cooper. Area theaters.

6 “Universal Pictures 100 Years.” A series of films by Universal Pictures, including “The Black Cat,” “The Birds,” “The Sting,” “Show Boat” and others, in honor of the studio’s centennial. At National Gallery of Art, East Building. Through April 28.

7 Contemporary Danish Film Series. A three-film series, featuring “Italian for Beginners” (April 7), “In a Better World” (April 14) and “This Life” (April 21). At National Museum of Women in the Arts. Through April 21.

11 **Filmfest D.C. The Washington area International Film Festival offers some of the latest feature films, documentaries and shorts from around the globe. Area theaters. Through April 21.

12 “42.” The story follows the two men central to the breaking of baseball’s color barrier — Jackie Robinson and the man who hired him, Brooklyn Dodgers General Manager Branch Rickey. Area theaters.

12 “Evil Dead.” The film is a remake of the 1981 horror flick about a group of friends who accidentally unleash demons that pick them off one by one. Area theaters.

12 “Scary Movie 5.” The franchise that lampoons horror movies returns for a fifth installment. Area theaters.

12 “To the Wonder.” Ben Affleck, Olga Kurylenko, Rachel McAdams and Javier Bardem star in this Terrence Malik drama about a couple that encounters romantic conflict upon moving to Oklahoma to start building their life together. Area theaters.

13 National Cherry Blossom Festival Anime Marathon. Screenings of all 26 episodes of “Samurai Champloo,” the popular television series by Shinichiro Watanabe. At Freer Gallery of Art, Meyer Auditorium. Through April 14.

13 “Miss Austen Regrets.” Inspired by the life and writings of Jane Austen, and directed by Jeremy Lovering. At Montpelier Arts Center.

19 AFI Life Achievement Award Retrospective: Mel Brooks. Films by the famed director, who produced comedies such as “Robin Hood: Men in Tights,” “Spaceballs,” “Blazing Saddles” and more. At AFI Silver Theatre. Through July 2.

19 Guillermo del Toro Retrospective. A series of films by the Mexican director behind 2007’s “Pan’s Labyrinth,” and the recently released horror film “Mama.” At AFI Silver Theatre. Through July 2.

19 “Oblivion.” Tom Cruise stars in the sci-fi action thriller. Area theaters.

19 “Stuck in Love.” Novelist Bill Borgens (Greg Kinnear) struggles with his divorce from ex-wife Erica (Jennifer Connelly), while his children struggle with romantic entanglements of their own. Area theaters.

26 “Mud.” Directed by Jeff Nichols, this drama follows two boys living on the banks of an Arkansas river who discover a treehouse boat and meet Mud (Matthew McConaughey), a criminal looking to reunite with his love (Reese Witherspoon). Area theaters.

26 “Pain and Gain.” Mark Wahlberg and Dwayne Johnson play bodybuilders turned kidnappers in this action comedy. Area theaters.

26 “The Big Wedding.” A long-divorced couple (Robert De Niro and Diane Keaton) is forced to pretend they are still married for the sake of their adopted son’s biological mother who shows up at his wedding. Area theaters.

27 Ten Years of Film Movement. A retrospective of the New York-based independent film distributor, which celebrates ten years of releasing international films by directors such as Maren Ade, Gotz Spielmann and Shane Meadows. At AFI Silver Theatre. Through July 2.

28 The Revolutionary Cinema of Ritwik Ghatak. A retrospective of work by the World War II-era Indian filmmaker who died in 1976. At Freer Gallery of Art, Meyer Auditorium. Through May 19.

30 “Scatter My Ashes at Bergdorf’s.” The documentary explores the role of the New York store in fashion. Area theaters.


3 “Iceman.” Based on the true story of contract killer Richard Kuklinski (Michael Shannon), who killed more than 100 men before he was arrested. Directed by Ariel Vromen and starring Chris Evans, James Franco, Winona Ryder, Ray Liotta, David Schwimmer and Stephen Dorff. Area theaters.

3 “Iron Man 3.” Robert Downey Jr. returns as Tony Stark, the wealthy industrialist turned superhero. Area theaters.

4 The Films of Olivier Assayas. A survey of the French director’s work over the past few decades. At AFI Silver Theatre. Through July 1.

10 “About Time.” Rachel McAdams stars in the time-travel comedy. Area theaters.

10 “The Great Gatsby.” Leonardo DiCaprio plays Jay Gatsby, a wealthy host known for his lavish parties, mysterious dealings and desperate love, in Baz Luhrmann’s take on F. Scott Fitzgerald’s novel. Area theaters.

10 “Tyler Perry Presents We the Peeples.” An average guy attempts to marry into the dysfunctional Peeples family. Area theaters.

11 “Jean Rouch.” A homage to the French filmmaker and anthropologist who pioneered cinema-verite. The series features films from the 1950s through the 1980s. At National Gallery of Art, East Building. Through May 27.

12 “Miss Julie.” A new restoration of the 1951 Swedish adaptation of August Strindberg’s renowned play. At National Gallery of Art, East Building.

17 “Star Trek Into Darkness.” Captain Kirk and the rest of the Enterprise crew return for more adventures in J.J. Abrams’s sequel. Area theaters.

17 **“Stories We Tell.” A documentary by Sarah Polley about a family of storytellers and the secrets each of them keeps. Area theaters.

19 “CineConcert: Andrew E. Simpson and ‘The Wind.’” Composer and pianist Andrew E. Simpson plays his original score to the silent film “The Wind,” about a girl who moves from her native Virginia to the prairies. At Smithsonian American Art Museum, McEvoy Auditorium.

24 “Epic.” The animated movie follows a girl as she helps a group of tiny people who inhabit a magical forest. Area theaters.

24 “Fast and Furious 6.” Vin Diesel and Paul Walker reunite for another installment of the car-racing franchise. Area theaters.

24 “The Hangover Part III.” Bradley Cooper, Ed Helms and Zach Galifianakis reunite for the third installment of the comedy series. Area theaters.

26 Movies on the Potomac: Family Movie Sundays. National Harbor brings back its free summer movie screenings, with family-friendly movies every Sunday through Sept. 1. Screenings begin at sundown. Bring lawn chairs or blankets; no coolers allowed. At Waterfront Plaza. Through Sept. 1.

31 D.C. Caribbean Filmfest. Films from throughout the Caribbean to kick off Caribbean American Heritage Month. At AFI Silver Theatre. Through July 2.

31 “The Purge.” Ethan Hawke stars in the crime thriller directed by James DeMonaco. Area theaters.


TBD “Wish You Were Here.” The thriller follows three friends after they return from a Cambodian vacation during which the fourth member of their party went missing. Area theaters.

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