Annie Leibovitz is known throughout the world for her posed portraits, many of the rich and famous. At the Smithsonian American Art Museum, we see beautiful natural settings and historic sites through her famous lens, including Niagara Falls, Old Faithful and the Yosemite Valley, in the exhibit “Pilgrimage,” opening on Friday.
For 20 years, “Film|Neu” has brought a showcase of movies from Germany, Austria and Sweden to local screens. This year’s festival features 13 films from the three countries, beginning with “Westwind,” a film, set in 1980s Germany, about East German twin sisters who fall for West German boys.
Last week, we told you about a goofball version of Shakespeare’s “Romeo & Juliet.” This week, we have the Shakespeare equivalent of “Gossip Girl.” For a modern adaptation of “The Two Gentlemen of Verona,” which boasts teenage love triangles, caddy boyfriends, drinking and inexplicable plot twist, director PJ Paparelli imagined a world in which moneyed teens have run amok. Check back for the rock opera version, starting on Jan. 27.