THIS WEEKEND brings the Washington premiere of Another State of Mind, Adam Small and Peter Stuart's feature- length documentary on the punk scene. The film -- with music by Youth Brigade, Social Distortion and Minor Threat -- is being presented as a rallying point for the positive aspects of the punk lifestyle and to raise funds to fight hunger and the arms race. Organizers say proceeds will go to the Community for Creative Non-Violence and a new coalition being formed to create a grassroots response to the arms buildup.
The film will be shown Friday and Saturday night at 7 and 9 in Room 103 of the Reiss Science Building on the Georgetown University campus, 37th and O streets NW. A $2.50 donation is requested, but organizers say you don't have to pay if you can't afford it. Tickets are available in advance at Smash! records in Georgetown (337-6274) or at the door. Call 224-7109 for further information.
The Washington chapter of the International Animated Film Association is presenting a free program of British animation Friday night at 7:30 in Room A03, Building 41 on the Van Ness Campus of the University of the District of Columbia, 4200 Connecticut Avenue NW. Call 768-3638.
A Bigger Splash, filmmaker Jack Hazen's fictional look at the world of artist David Hockney, screens Friday night at 8 at the Hirshhorn Museum. Saturday morning at 11, the Hirshhorn will screen Walt Disney's Pinocchio. Both screenings are free. The auditorium is on the lower level of the museum, Independence Avenue at Eighth Street SE. Call 357-2700.
The National Museum of African Art will be screening two short films on Dogon life and art, African Carving: A Dogon Mask and Dogon Mask Dances in Sanga, Saturday from 1 to 4 in the museum courtyard (rain or shine). Admission is free; no reservations are required. The museum is at 318 A Street NE. Call 357-2700.
The Washington chapter of American Women in Radio and Television will conclude its lecture series "Women at the Top" on Wednesday with a seminar on television programming management. It will feature Sandra Pastoor, WTTG vice president and program director; WETA senior vice president Joyce Campbell; WDCA program manager Stephanie Campbell; Carrie Collins, director of programming for C-SPAN; and Kathy McCampbell, director of programming for WRC. The seminar is at 6:30 at the National Association of Broadcasters headquarters, 1771 N Street NW. Admission is free for AWRT members, $5 for students, $7 for the general public. For reservations, call 638- 2800.
The French Embassy will host a new Thursday film series incorporating some of the best new and old French films. The schedule: Alexander Korda's Marius (this coming Thursday), Marc Allegret's Fanny (June 27), Marcel Pagnol's Cesar (July 11), Francois Truffaut's The Last Metro (September 5), and Claude Sautet's Cesar and Rosalie (September 12). All films will be shown with English subtitles at 5:30 and 8 each day; admission is $3 per person at the door or $12 for a memership card covering the entire series. The films will be screened in the auditorium of the embassy, 4101 Reservoir Road NW. Call 944-6000.
Enrollment is now open for American University's Fourth Annual Film and Video Photography Institute, to be held July 15 through 27. Offerings include basic and intermediate-level core courses in film production, video production, directing film and video, acting for the camera and photography for publication. New this year are six small-group "master classes," offering courses in cinematography (film and video), lighting, sound and two on post-production services; these will be keyed aund an actual dramatic production. Instructors will include School of Communication faculty members and local professionals. Costs begin at $375 for the non-credit master classes and range up to $802. For the complete cost breakdown and schedule of classes, call 885-2046 or 885-2060.
The joint venture between the Circle organization and Columbia Pictures to present certain English-language films with English subtitles begins this Friday. The weekend matinees and Monday-ngs of Perfect at the Tenley Circle theater will feature this innovative format.
The Key Theater in Georgetown, which expands from one screen to four this Friday, will be the first in the D.C. area to have a video store in the lobby when Key Video International opens later this month.
Rambo: First Blood Part II is the No. 1 film in the country, wiping the previous winners off the map and leading a surge that helped double the combined box office take of all the Washington-area theaters in a single seven- day period. According to the Washington- based Motion Picture Information Service, the area's top-grossing pictures for the week ending May 30 were, in descending order, "Rambo" (23 screens in week one); A View to a Kill (21 screens in its debut run); Brewster's Millions (at 22 screens in week one); Desperately Seeking Susan (increasing from 11 to 14 screens in week nine and posting a 17 percent cent rise in business); Ladyhawke (holding steady at 11 locations in its seventh week); Witness (at seven screens in its 16th week); Basket Case (at 16 screens in week one); Beverly Hills Cop (at eight screens in week 25); Fantasia (starting strong in week one of its two-week exclusive engagement before breaking wide this Friday); and The Breakfast Club (at seven screens in its 15th week of release).
For you scholars and trivia maniacs, the 1984 edition of the annual index to motion picture credits is now available from the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences. Organized by title, distributor, craft (director, sound technician, etc.), and individual names, the catalogue lists all foreign and domestic films released in Los Angeles in 1984. The hefty volume is $80; to order call 213/278- 8990.
PAGES OF FILM HISTORY -- Those marking birthdays Friday include Jessica Tandy, Dean Martin and Tom Jones. "The $64,000 Question" premiered 30 years ago. Saturday's birthdays include those of Robert Preston, Alexis Smith, comic Jerry Stiller, James Darren, Nancy Sinatra and Boz Scaggs. Those celebrating Sunday include veteran actor Robert Cummings and playwright George Axelrod.
CORRECTION -- Last week's Pages of Film History were a day behind the times. The birthdays and events noted were for May 30, May 31 and June 1.