Lauren Greenfield’s 2012 documentary “The Queen of Versailles” covered the construction of what was going to be the largest privately owned home in the U.S. Now she’s back among the uber-rich with “Generation Wealth,” a documentary about people who love money. REALLY love money. And they have a LOT of it. It’s not just “Lifestyles of the Rich and Famous,” though there are elements of that. This is about what happens to societies who prize extravagance above everything else. And what happens to them? Usually nothing good. Just ask Marie Antoinette.
Landmark Bethesda Row, 7235 Woodmont Ave., Bethesda; opens Fri., $9.50-$12.50.
Made in Hong Kong Film Festival
The only thing that the movies in the lineup for the 23rd year of this Freer|Sackler series share is that they’re all out of Hong Kong. You’ve got zombies in “Zombiology: Enjoy Yourself Tonight,” screening Friday. Historical drama with “Our Time Will Come” on Sunday. Even classics like 1979’s “The Secret,” the debut feature of Ann Hui, who went on to become one of the most important directors out of Hong Kong. Here’s your chance to catch these films, rarely screened in America.
Freer Gallery of Art, Meyer Auditorium, 12th Street and Independence Avenue SW; through Aug. 12, various times, free.
Long takes in movies — where the camera keeps rolling without cutting away — are tough, mostly because humans screw up a lot. For “Victoria,” director Sebastian Schipper avoided the screwups. The 2015 crime drama, about a Spanish woman and her four new German “friends” who spend some very early-morning hours running around Berlin, was shot in one take during some very early-morning hours spent running around Berlin. Schipper got the film he wanted on the third attempt. It might be a stunt, but sometimes stunts pay off in a big way.
Goethe-Institut, 1990 K St. NW; Fri., 6:30 p.m., free.