Marvel Studios 10th Anniversary Film Festival
Celebrate a decade of Marvel Cinematic Universe movies by seeing all of them — in Imax. This eight-day festival is hitting a number of local screens, including the Regal Majestic in Silver Spring, a bunch of AMCs and the Udvar-Hazy Center of the Air and Space Museum (times and prices vary; check websites for details). Thursday through Monday, you can see all 20 films in release order, with four screened per day, ending with July’s “Ant-Man and The Wasp.” If that’s too much for you, Tuesday’s program is four origin stories (including the one that started it all, 2008’s “Iron Man”), and Wednesday’s theme is “Team-Ups.” The festival ends Sept. 6 with “Iron Man” and “The Avengers,” the films that got the most votes in a recent online fan poll.
Stanley Kubrick: The Irony of Feeling
What’s the one thing film nerds love? Um, other than films. Talking about films! Author Robert Kolker is lecturing on the work of Stanley Kubrick, specifically on how to find the emotional resonance lurking beneath the surface of the director’s films. The talk will be accompanied by clips from Kubrick’s classics. Afterward, Kolker will sign copies of his book “The Extraordinary Image,” or you can swing by the table and ask him what the final scenes of “2001” mean.
National Gallery of Art, East Building, Fourth Street and Constitution Avenue NW; Sun., 2 p.m., free.
“On the Town”
You know that episode of “The Simpsons” where Bart and Milhouse sing “Springfield, Springfield!” Like many of the show’s best jokes, it’s an allusion to something else. In this case it’s “On the Town,” a classic 1949 screen musical starring Gene Kelly, Frank Sinatra and Jules Munshin. (So you’ve heard of two of the three of them — that’s not bad.) They’re sailors with one day of shore leave, which they use to sing and dance all over New York. And this is before Uber, so it’s even more impressive.
AFI Silver, 8633 Colesville Road, Silver Spring; Sat. through Sept. 6, various times, $10.