“One Big Home”
Martha’s Vineyard was a charming New England retreat, full of quiet streets and relaxing ocean views. Then rich people discovered it. The documentary “One Big Home” looks at the absolutely insane real estate market and the palatial homes that now dominate the landscape. The cult of the “trophy home” brings work to the island, but at an environmental and financial cost, as the people who actually construct the homes can no longer afford to live anywhere near them. Director Thomas Bena, a former carpenter who spent 12 years chronicling the frenzy, will participate in a discussion after the screening.
National Gallery of Art, East Building, Fourth Street and Constitution Avenue NW; Sat., 3 p.m., free.
Before “Hamilton,” there was another musical that cost a mortgage payment if you wanted good seats: “The Producers.” And before that, there was the film. Mel Brooks’ 1968 farce, about a Broadway producer and an accountant who figure they can make more money with a flop than a smash, is best known for
the rousing number “Springtime for Hitler,” which manages to be hilarious enough to not be offensive. The film, back in theaters for its 50th anniversary, is the funniest comedy involving Nazis you will ever see on the big screen.
Various locations; Sun. & Wed., 2 & 7 p.m., various prices, go to fathomevents.com for details and participating theaters.
Capitol Hill Film Classic
For this new film festival, 150 directors from around the world submitted their 29-minutes-or- shorter films that span genres.
Nine films made it to Thursday’s screening, with five of them from local filmmakers (they’ll be there for a short Q&A after the screening). The other four films will compete for the title of best international film, as chosen by a live vote from the audience. There will also be a presentation of the best director and best in show awards, the winners of which are determined by the festival’s judges.
The Miracle Theatre, 535 Eighth St. SE; Thu., 6 p.m., $35.