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Now in its 27th year, the AFI European Union Film Showcase continues its tradition of bringing the best in European cinema to the Washington, DC, region.

This year's selection of more than 50 films includes international film festival award winners, local box-office hits and debut works by promising new talents, plus many countries' official Oscar® submissions for Best Foreign Language Film.

The AFI European Union Film Showcase is organized by the AFI Silver Theatre and Cultural Center, in collaboration with the Delegation of the European Union and the Cultural Counselors of the member states of the European Union in Washington, DC.

Highlights of the 2014 AFI European Union Film Showcase:

Opening Night: WARSAW UPRISING (Poland).

Special Presentations: ’71 (United Kingdom); THE IMITATION GAME (United Kingdom); BELOVED SISTERS (Germany); HUMAN CAPITAL (Italy); MR. TURNER (United Kingdom); CLOUDS OF SILS MARIA (France), EFFIE GRAY (United Kingdom); TWO DAYS, ONE NIGHT (Belgium); SONG OF THE SEA (Ireland); and LITTLE ENGLAND (Greece).

Closing Night: GEMMA BOVERY (France).

Films making their U.S. premieres:
GEMMA BOVERY (France); EFFIE GRAY (United Kingdom); THE HOUR OF THE LYNX (Denmark); FOR SOME INEXPLICABLE REASON (Hungary); FALLING STAR (Spain); UNCLE TONY, THREE FOOLS AND THE SECRET SERVICE (Bulgaria); THE POLICE OFFICER'S WIFE (Germany); LOSE MY SELF (Germany); NOWHERE IN MORAVIA (Czech Republic); STRATOS (Greece); and PEOPLE OUT THERE (Latvia)

The AFI European Union Film Showcase is organized by the AFI Silver Theatre and Cultural Center, in collaboration with the Delegation of the European Union and the Cultural Counselors of the member states of the European Union in Washington, DC.


Look for the fall issue of AFI Preview, featuring the AFI European Union Film Showcase, inside the Washington Post on Nov. 21!

Tickets & Passports

Tickets
$13 General Admission
$10 AFI Members (2-star level & higher)

Passports

Can’t get enough of European film? With the Passport, you’ll zip right past customs (the AFI Silver box office) and be admitted to every film in the showcase, NO TICKETS NEEDED. The all-access Passport gives you admission for one to every screening, including Opening and Closing Night films and Special Presentations, as well as access to Happy Hours. At the end of the showcase, you can see how many countries you “visited” by checking the stamps in your Passport! Valued at nearly $700, the Passport is an incredible deal!

*Passport does not guarantee admission for late arrivals.* Empty seats are opened to standby patrons 10 min prior to showtime, and late seating is subject to management discretion. Passport holders should plan to arrive at least 10 min prior to showtime to ensure admission.

$175 General Public / $135 AFI Members and Students

CLICK HERE TO PURCHASE A PASSPORT

WEEKLY HAPPY HOURS

Stop by the café on select days during the showcase from 6:00 to 7:00 for Happy Hour! Happy Hours feature European drink specials, complimentary snacks courtesy of local restaurants and festive music. Enjoy a cold drink and a delicious appetizer before your film.

Happy Hour dates: Dec. 4, 5, 11, 12, 18 & 19

Happy Hour specials are valid ONLY for Passport holders and filmgoers attending shows in the AFI European Union Film Showcase on the given dates.

SATURDAY EU WINE TASTINGS

Every Saturday from 5:00 to 7:00, sample a variety of select wines from the European Union (all available for purchase at the café), paired to the EU countries that day's films represent.

Saturday Wine Tastings: Dec. 6, 13 & 20

No passes accepted for screenings in the AFI European Union Film Showcase.

All films screened in DCP format.

Opening Night:

Poland

WARSAW UPRISING
Q&A with producer Jan Ołdakowski, director of the Warsaw Uprising Museum, and post-screening reception sponsored by the Embassy of the Republic of Poland

Working with six hours of authentic documentary and newsreel footage filmed in Warsaw in the summer and fall of 1944, director Jan Komasa (SUICIDE ROOM) has fashioned a remarkable one-of-a-kind film: a non-fiction narrative of the momentous events surrounding the Warsaw Uprising. Polish resistance fighters rose up to strike a blow against their Nazi occupiers, in what became a two-month battle — the longest sustained counter-attack by any European resistance movement in the history of WWII (“This is the fiercest of our battles since the start of the war. It compares to the street battles of Stalingrad.” –SS chief Heinrich Himmler). While the Poles fought to the last bullet, the Soviet forces failed to advance as hoped for, and the Polish resistance was tragically defeated by the Nazis, who visited a new wave of destruction on the city and its populace — just three months before they would be routed once and for all by the late-arriving Soviets.

DIR Jan Komasa; SCR/PROD Jan Ołdakowski, Piotr C. Sliwowski; SCR Wladyslaw Pasikowski, Joanna Pawluskiewicz. Poland, 2014, color/b&w, 87 min. In Polish with English subtitles. NOT RATED

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Wed, Dec 3, 7:15--SOLD OUT. Standby line begins at 6:45 for any unclaimed seats. (Passport holders admitted to all films regardless of sold out status. Purchase an all-access Passport here.)

All audience members eligible to win one of 20 prize packs courtesy of Kielbasa Factory, Inc.

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