SPECIAL ENGAGEMENTS
11/27-12/2 THE WIZARD OF OZ
11/27-12/2 MARY POPPINS
11/27 & 11/30 WEST SIDE STORY
11/28 & 11/29 THE SOUND OF MUSIC
11/28-12/2 A HARD DAY'S NIGHT
11/30 GONE WITH THE WIND
12/6 THE SECRET OF KELLS
12/19-12/22 SALAD DAYS: A DECADE OF PUNK IN WASHINGTON, DC (1980-1990)
1/8 ELVIS: THAT'S THE WAY IT IS
1/15 FORCE MAJEURE aka TOURIST
1/19 KING: A FILMED RECORD...MONTGOMERY TO MEMPHIS


THE WIZARD OF OZ
75th Anniversary!
#3 on AFI's Greatest Movie Musicals
#10 on AFI's 100 Years...100 Movies

"Lions and tigers and bears. Oh my!" When Louis B. Mayer couldn't get Shirley Temple, he took a gamble and cast Judy Garland as Dorothy, the lonely dreamer from Kansas who runs away with her dog Toto and is transported over the rainbow to the magical land of Oz. Six Oscar nominations, with wins for Best Score and Best Song ("Over the Rainbow").

DIR Victor Fleming; SCR Noel Langley, Florence Ryerson, Edgar Allan Woolf from the book by L. Frank Baum; PROD Mervyn LeRoy. US, 1939, b&w/color, 101 min, 35mm. NOT RATED



Thu, Nov 27, 12:30, 9:00; Fri, Nov 28, 11:00 a.m., 7:45;
Sat, Nov 29, 11:00 a.m.; Sun, Nov 30, 11:00 a.m.;
Mon, Dec 1, 4:30; Tue, Dec 2, 7:00


MARY POPPINS
New DCP!
50th Anniversary!

Julie Andrews stars as Mary Poppins, beloved nanny to the Banks family in her Oscar®-winning screen debut. Dick Van Dyke is her oldest friend, a cockney chimney sweep. Adding to the film's charm are the many memorable Sherman Brothers tunes, such as "A Spoonful of Sugar," "Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious" and "Chim Chim Cher-ee"—the Oscar® winner for Best Song.

DIR Robert Stevenson; SCR Bill Walsh, Don DaGradi, from the books by P. L. Travers; PROD Walt Disney. US, 1964, color, 139 min, DCP. RATED G



No passes accepted.

Thu, Nov 27, 2:45; Fri, Nov 28, 1:15; Sat, Nov 29, 7:00;
Mon, Dec 1, 6:45; Tue, Dec 2, 4:15


WEST SIDE STORY
In 70mm!

Sharks! Jets! Ten Oscar® wins, including Best Picture, for the dazzling screen adaptation of Broadway's "Romeo and Juliet"-inspired musical smash, a tale of forbidden love starring Natalie Wood and Richard Beymer. Unforgettable for the brilliant Leonard Bernstein- Stephen Sondheim score (with songs including "Maria," "Tonight" and "America") and Jerome Robbins' vibrant choreography, featuring the Oscar®-winning footwork of George Chakiris and Rita Moreno.

DIR/PROD Robert Wise; DIR Jerome Robbins; SCR Ernest Lehman, from the musical by Arthur Laurents and Jerome Robbins, music and lyrics by Leonard Bernstein and Stephen Sondheim. US, 1961, color, 151 min, 70mm. NOT RATED



Thu, Nov 27, 5:45; Sun, Nov 30, 6:15


THE SOUND OF MUSIC
#40 on AFI's 100 Years...100 Movies
#4 on AFI's 100 Years of Musicals
#10, #64 and #88 on AFI's 100 Years...100 Songs

Quite simply one of the most successful and best-loved movies in motion picture history. Ernest Lehman's screenplay made crucial changes to Rodgers and Hammerstein's Broadway production, including having Julie Andrews' Maria sing "My Favorite Things" to the von Trapp kids (instead of the Mother Abbess singing it to Maria), while director Robert Wise and associate producer Saul Chaplin thrillingly transplanted the performance of "Do-Re-Mi" from indoors to all over Salzburg. Five wins among 10 Oscar® nominations, including Best Picture and Director for Wise.

DIR/PROD Robert Wise; SCR Ernest Lehman, from the musical by Howard Lindsay, Russel Crouse, Richard Rodgers and Oscar Hammerstein II. US, 1965, color, 184 min including 10-min intermission, DCP. RATED G



Fri, Nov 28, 4:10; Sat, Nov 29, 1:20


A HARD DAY'S NIGHT
50th Anniversary!
New 4K Restoration

Q: "Are you a mod or a rocker?" Ringo: "I'm a mocker."
Q: "Tell me, how did you find America?" John: "Turn left at Greenland."

Making their screen debut, the Beatles' abundant charisma and American director Richard Lester's effervescent style—a by-now much-imitated amalgam of TV commercial-honed technique, French New Wave style and documentary-like immediacy—won over middle- aged film critics and the public alike, helping to dispel any lingering suspicions of the Fab Four's passing faddishness.

DIR Richard Lester; SCR Alun Owen; PROD Walter Shenson. UK, 1964, b&w, 87 min, DCP. NOT RATED

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Fri, Nov 28, 10:00; Sat, Nov 29, 5:00, 10:00;
Sun, Nov 30, 9:30; Mon, Dec 1, 9:30; Tue, Dec 2, 9:10


GONE WITH THE WIND
75th Anniversary!
#2 on AFI's 100 Years...100 Passions
#6 on AFI's 100 Years...100 Movies

David O. Selznick's superproduction about the Old South, the Civil War and the indomitable Scarlett O'Hara was the culmination of a bidding war for the rights to Margaret Mitchell's bestseller, a wildly successful publicity campaign to cast Scarlett, endless script revisions, four different directors and obsessive tinkering by the tireless Selznick. The result was the most successful film in Hollywood history (adjusted for inflation, it still comes out on top). Thirteen Oscar® nominations and eight wins, including Best Picture, Best Director for Victor Fleming, Best Screenplay, Best Actress for Vivien Leigh and Best Supporting Actress for Hattie McDaniel.

DIR Victor Fleming; SCR Sidney Howard, from the novel by Margaret Mitchell; PROD David O. Selznick. US, 1939, color, 253 min incl. 15-min intermission, 35mm. NOT RATED



Sun, Nov 30, 1:30


THE SECRET OF KELLS
Free screening!

Young Brendan lives in a remote medieval outpost under siege from barbarian raids. But a new life of adventure beckons when a master illuminator arrives carrying an ancient but unfinished book, brimming with secret wisdom and powers. To help complete the magical book, Brendan must overcome his deepest fears on a dangerous quest that takes him into an enchanted forest. Nominee, Best Animated Film, 2010 Academy Awards®.

DIR/SCR Tomm Moore; DIR Nora Twomey; SCR Fabrice Ziolkowski; PROD Paul Young, Didier Brunner. Ireland/France/Belgium, 2009, color, 75 min, 35mm. In English. NOT RATED


Admission is FREE!
Tickets will be available on the day of the show on a first-come, first-served basis; limit four per person. The box office opens 30 min before the first film of the day.

*Ticket does not guarantee admission* Please plan to arrive early and be in your seat 15 min prior to showtime, as empty seats will be opened up to standby patrons at that time.

Sat, Dec 6, 1:00


SALAD DAYS: A DECADE OF PUNK IN WASHINGTON, DC (1980-1990)

Washington, DC, area premiere!

*In person: filmmaker Scott Crawford and producer Jim Saah at all shows Dec. 19 & 21

This documentary film examines the early DIY punk scene in the nation's capital. It was a decade when seminal bands like Bad Brains, Minor Threat, Government Issue, Scream, Void, Faith, Rites of Spring, Marginal Man, Fugazi and others released their own records and booked their own shows—without major record label constraints or mainstream media scrutiny. Contextually, it was a cultural watershed that predated the alternative music explosion of the 1990s (and the industry's subsequent implosion). Thirty years later, DC's original DIY punk spirit serves as a reminder of the hopefulness of youth, the power of community and the strength of conviction.

DIR/SCR/PROD Scott Crawford; PROD Jim Saah. US, 2014, color, 95 min, digital presentation. NOT RATED

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No passes accepted.

Fri, Dec 19, 7:15*SOLD OUT, 10:00*SOLD OUT;
Sun, Dec 21, 5:00*SOLD OUT; Mon, Dec 22, 7:15


ELVIS: THAT'S THE WAY IT IS
45th Anniversary!
Elvis' 80th birthday is January 8!

In summer of 1970, Elvis Presley made a triumphant return to the stage with his first full-fledged tour in 13 years. Recorded live at shows on his comeback tour, primarily during the three-night Elvis Summer Festival at the International Hotel in Las Vegas, this documentary was directed by Denis Sanders (exploitation classic INVASION OF THE BEE GIRLS and Oscar®-winning documentary short CZECHOSLOVAKIA 1918–1968) with cinematography by Lucien Ballard (THE WILD BUNCH).

DIR Denis Sanders; PROD Dale Hutchinson, Herbert F. Solow. US, 1970, color, 97 min, DCP. NOT RATED



Thu, Jan 8, 7:15


FORCE MAJEURE aka TOURIST
2014 Oscar® Selection, Sweden
In person: director Ruben Östlund

Picture-perfect Swedes Tomas, Ebba and their two kids are enjoying a pleasant family getaway at a French ski resort, until an avalanche strikes. Although everyone walks away unharmed, Tomas' gut reaction to the incident will shake his marriage to its core. Filled with wicked humor and piercing satire, filmmaker Ruben Östlund's (PLAY, INVOLUNTARY) chilling comedy of manners won the Un Certain Regard Jury Prize at the 2014 Cannes Film Festival. "Sophisticated, stingingly clever and well-executed. Filmed with crystalline clarity and observant humor." –Ann Hornaday, The Washington Post. Official Selection, 2014 Toronto Film Festival.

DIR/SCR Ruben Östlund; PROD Erik Hemmendorff, Marie Kjellson. Sweden/Denmark/Norway, 2014, color, 118 min, DCP. In Swedish with English subtitles. RATED R



Thu, Jan 15, 7:15


KING: A FILMED RECORD...MONTGOMERY TO MEMPHIS
Special Free Screening on Martin Luther King, Jr. Day

A riveting compilation of documentary footage of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., from the Montgomery bus boycott to the "I Have a Dream" speech at the Lincoln Memorial, from the dogs of Selma to the Nobel Prize and the fateful motel balcony in Memphis. With narration and commentary from Sidney Poitier, James Earl Jones, Paul Newman, Joanne Woodward, Charlton Heston, Harry Belafonte, Ruby Dee, Clarence Williams III and others. Co-directed and produced by Sidney Lumet and Joseph L. Mankiewicz.

DIR Sidney Lumet, Joseph L. Mankiewicz; SCR/PROD Ely Landau, Richard Kaplan. US, 1970, b&w, 185 min, DCP. NOT RATED


Admission is FREE!
Tickets will be available on the day of the show on a first-come, first-served basis; limit four per person. The box office opens 30 min before the first film of the day.

*Ticket does not guarantee admission* Please plan to arrive early and be in your seat 15 min prior to showtime, as empty seats will be opened up to standby patrons at that time.

Mon, Jan 19, check back
in early Jan. for showtimes.