This week’s Indies + Arties roundup from Express
“Whose Streets?” is an unflinching, on-the-ground documentary about the protests in Ferguson, Mo., after the 2014 shooting of Michael Brown, an unarmed black teenager, by a white police officer. Directed by activists Sabaah Folayan and Damon Davis, “Whose Streets?” isn’t exactly objective, but it does provide a compelling, passionate look at those who took to the streets to protest not only Brown’s death, but also the city’s long-simmering racial tensions.
Landmark E Street Cinema, 555 11th St. NW; opens Fri., $10-$12.50.
‘Batman and Harley Quinn’
It’s been too long since we had a Batman movie, hasn’t it? If you feel that the Dark Knight has been gone from the screen for too long, perhaps you’d enjoy the newest animated film from the DC Universe, “Batman and Harley Quinn.” In the film, which is getting a one-night-only screening in theaters, Batman teams up with the often-bad girl to stop Poison Ivy, who is planning on eradicating humanity. As she tends to do. Long-standing Voice of the Cowl Kevin Conroy returns, and “The Big Bang Theory’s” Melissa Rauch debuts as Quinn.
Various locations; Mon., 7:30 p.m., various prices, go to fathomevents.com for details and participating theaters.
Silver Screens on Veterans Plaza
Another free film series starts this week, because you can’t have too many free movies. Silver Screens on Veterans Plaza launches Friday with “Back to the Future Part II” (on the very date that Marty McFly time-traveled to in this 1989 sequel — or not), then continues on the next three Fridays with “The Lego Batman Movie,” “Purple Rain” and “School of Rock.” Bring a blanket and a picnic — and if that’s not enough, you can buy beer and wine from local vendors.
Veterans Plaza, Fenton Street and Ellsworth Drive, Silver Spring; Fridays through Sept. 1, 8 p.m., free.