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Fri, June 20, 6:30 p.m., AFI Silver TICKETS
Sat, June 21, 1:15 p.m., Goethe-Institut ON STANDBY
112 WEDDINGS
Filmmaker Doug Block (THE KIDS GROW UP) started filming people's wedding videos 20 years ago as a way to make extra money. Whatever became of those hopeful brides... more
Thu, June 19, 1:30 p.m., Portrait Gallery TICKETS
Sat, June 21, 11:15 a.m., AFI Silver ON STANDBY
1971
In March of 1971, a break-in occurred at an FBI field office outside of Philadelphia, PA, that resulted in the theft of every single document contained within it. more
Fri, June 20, 9:15 p.m. AFI Silver ON STANDBY
Sun, June 22, 6:15 p.m. Goethe-Institut TICKETS
ACTRESS
After landing a choice part on the television series THE WIRE, actress Brandy Burre's career was on the rise. On the cusp of success, however, Burre gave it all... more
Thu, June 19, 3:45 p.m. Goethe-Institut TICKETS
Sat, June 21, 11:30 a.m. AFI Silver ON STANDBY
THE AGREEMENT
Some of the most important international skirmishes happen far away from battlefields. They take place in quiet negotiating rooms. Yet no matter how unassuming... more
Thu, June 19, 8:30 p.m. AFI Silver ON STANDBY
Fri, June 20, 2:30 p.m. AFI Silver TICKETS
ALFRED & JAKOBINE
In 1955, Alfred and Jakobine fell hard for each other with a fierce love that seemed meant to be. Sharing a passion for travel, the two quickly married, bought a... more
Fri, June 20, 3:45 p.m. Naval Heritage TICKETS
ALIVE INSIDE: A STORY OF MUSIC & MEMORY
Every day the health of millions of elderly Americans continues to decline as they suffer from the debilitating effects of dementia and Alzheimer's disease. more
Fri, June 20, 2:15 p.m. Goethe-Institut TICKETS
Sun, June 22, 6:45 p.m. AFI Silver ON STANDBY
APOLLONIAN STORY
For over 40 years, Nissim has been chipping away at a seaside limestone cliff just north of Tel Aviv. Though continually under construction, the intricate home... more
Fri, June 20, 9:00 p.m. Naval Heritage TICKETS
Sun, June 22, 1:00 p.m. AFI Silver ON STANDBY
ART AND CRAFT
Mark Landis is one of the most skilled art forgers in United States history. Using his astonishing talent to duplicate the work of famous artists, Landis... more
Fri, June 20, 4:45 p.m. Portrait Gallery TICKETS
Sat, June 21, 1:45 p.m. AFI Silver TICKETS
BACK ON BOARD
n 1988, Greg Louganis became the first male diver in the history of the sport to sweep the diving events in consecutive Olympic games. Yet despite all his Olympic... more
Sat, June 21, 11:00 a.m. Portrait Gallery TICKETS
Sun, June 22, 3:30 p.m. AFI Silver TICKETS
BRONX OBAMA
Louis Ortiz never dreamed he would one day make a living as the President of the United States. A single father from the Bronx, Ortiz had just been laid off from his job in 2008 when people noticed... more
Fri, June 20, 7:00 p.m. Goethe-Institut TICKETS
Sat, June 21, 2:00 p.m. AFI Silver ON STANDBY
BUTTERFLY GIRL
Abbie Evans' coming-of-age struggle is complicated by a rare life-threatening skin disorder, epidermolysis bullosa, which makes her body as fragile as butterfly wings. Evans is ready to assert her... more
Fri, June 20, 7:00 p.m. AFI Silver ON STANDBY
Sun, June 22, 8:30 p.m. Goethe-Institut TICKETS
DANGEROUS ACTS STARRING THE UNSTABLE ELEMENTS...
Go behind the scenes of the Belarus Free Theatre, an award-winning troupe of underground performers who dare to tackle dangerous topics that can easily put them behind bars. Focusing on... more
Fri, June 20, 6:15 p.m. Naval Heritage TICKETS
Sun, June 22, 4:00 p.m. AFI Silver TICKETS
DINOSAUR 13
In 1990, a team of scientists from South Dakota's Black Hills Institute stumbled onto a spectacular discovery — the largest and most complete Tyrannosaurus rex specimen ever found. Nicknamed... more
Thu, June 19, 6:30 p.m. AFI Silver TICKETS
Sat, June 21, 4:30 p.m. Portrait Gallery TICKETS
DIOR AND I
Much is afoot in the iconic House of Dior, as newly hired artistic director Raf Simons has only eight weeks to present his first haute couture collection. The unconventional Simons collaborates with... more
Thu, June 19, 3:45 p.m. AFI Silver TICKETS
Sun, June 22, 9:00 p.m. AFI Silver ON STANDBY
THE DOG
Based on true events, Sidney Lumet's 1975 classic DOG DAY AFTERNOON tells the infamous story of a bank robbery gone awry. Allison Berg and Frank Keraudren's film, THE DOG... more
Thu, June 19, 7:00 p.m. Portrait Gallery TICKETS
Sat, June 21, 1:15 p.m. AFI Silver TICKETS
E-TEAM
With international conflicts raging, Human Rights Watch sends its specially trained Emergencies Team to the frontlines of Syria and Libya to document human rights abuses and capture the world's... more
Thu, June 19, 6:15 p.m. AFI Silver TICKETS
THE FIX
After years of heroin addiction, a young father from the Bronx tries to turn his life around. With the support of former junkies in his community, he works towards creating effective solutions to help... more
Sun, June 22, 4:15 p.m. Naval Heritage TICKETS
FREEDOM SUMMER
In the summer of 1964, hundreds of student volunteers from across the U.S. spent 10 weeks in Mississippi, then known as the nation's most segregated state, in an historic effort to shatter the foundations... more
Fri, June 20, 7:30 p.m. Portrait Gallery TICKETS
GLEN CAMPBELL...I'LL BE ME
Grammy® Award-winning country legend Glen Campbell has been making music for over 50 years. The talented performer of such hits as "Rhinestone Cowboy" and "Wichita Lineman" has enjoyed a full... more
Fri, June 20, 4:45 p.m. AFI Silver TICKETS
Sat, June 21, 3:45 p.m. Goethe-Institut ON STANDBY
THE HAND THAT FEEDS
In times of economic uncertainty, it is increasingly difficult for front-line workers to earn a living wage. This inspiring film focuses on a group of employees at a popular New York City eatery, many of... more
Sat, June 21, 1:30 p.m. Naval Heritage TICKETS
Sun, June 22, 6:30 p.m. AFI Silver TICKETS
HAPPY VALLEY
As reports surfaced of the cover up of child molestation at Penn State, the media focused on the accused and the university system that made it possible. What they missed were the private tragedies... more
Fri, June 20, 9:30 p.m. AFI Silver TICKETS
Sat, June 21, 6:15 p.m. Goethe-Institut ON STANDBY
HEAVEN ADORES YOU
When news broke in late 2003 that singer/songwriter Elliott Smith had died, it devastated many, leaving a gaping hole in the indie rock community. Smith, best known for the Academy Award®... more
Wed, June 18, 7:15 p.m. Newseum ON STANDBY
Sun, June 22, 4:15 p.m. AFI Silver ON STANDBY
HOLBROOK/TWAIN: AN AMERICAN ODYSSEY
Celebrated actor Hal Holbrook has carved out a prolific career in film, television and theater, but one role, which he has played since 1954, has become indelibly associated with him: Mark Twain. For... more
Thu, June 19, 6:45 p.m. AFI Silver TICKETS
Fri, June 20, 11:00 a.m. Naval Heritage TICKETS
THE HOMESTRETCH
High school can be tough under any circumstances as each generation works to carve out a promising future through education. But what if there is the added burden of having no... more
Fri, June 20, 4:30 p.m. Goethe-Institut TICKETS
Sat, June 21, 9:30 p.m. AFI Silver ON STANDBY
AN HONEST LIAR
James "The Amazing" Randi has been mastering the art of illusion and sleight of hand for over half a century. To him, the craft of professional deception is meant to entertain and thrill audiences... more
Sat, June 21, 4:15 p.m. Naval Heritage ON STANDBY
Sun, June 22, 11:15 a.m. AFI Silver ON STANDBY
HOW I GOT OVER
Fifteen formerly homeless women in the Washington, DC, area come together to share their harrowing life stories as they bravely set out on the path to addiction recovery. When they agree to... more
Sat, June 21, 1:45 p.m. Portrait Gallery TICKETS
Sun, June 22, 11:00 a.m. AFI Silver TICKETS
I AM BIG BIRD: THE CAROLL SPINNEY STORY
Big Bird has been an iconic and beloved figure to all since SESAME STREET first aired in 1969. But who is the man in the Big Bird suit, who also plays grumpy trashcan resident Oscar the... more
Thu, June 19, 7:15 p.m. Naval Heritage TICKETS
Sat, June 21, 3:45 p.m. AFI Silver TICKETS
THE INTERNET'S OWN BOY
At age 13, Aaron Swartz co-authored the Web's RSS format. His lifelong passion to liberate information reached its zenith in a game-changing 2012 campaign to limit government control of the... more
Thu, June 19, 4:15 p.m. Naval Heritage TICKETS
IVORY TOWER
Over the past 30 years, the cost of higher education in the United States has increased at an alarming rate along with the mounting burden of growing student loan debt needed to fund a traditional... more
Thu, June 19, 1:30 p.m. AFI Silver TICKETS
Sat, June 21, 9:15 p.m. AFI Silver TICKETS
KEEP ON KEEPIN' ON
Jazz trumpet legend Clark Terry is in his 90s with an incredible career that has seen him perform with such greats as Count Basie and Duke Ellington and act as mentor to Miles Davis and Quincy... more
Sat, June 21, 10:45 a.m. Naval Heritage TICKETS
Sun, June 22, 8:15 p.m. AFI Silver TICKETS
LAST DAYS IN VIETNAM
As the war in Vietnam draws to its inevitable close, chaos reigns across the land. In the capital city of Saigon, U.S. Embassy officials prepare for evacuation as the Northern Vietnamese army swiftly... more
Sat, June 21, 7:30 p.m. Portrait Gallery ON STANDBY
LIFE ITSELF
Roger Ebert was one of the world's most prominent and influential film critics until his death from thyroid cancer in 2013. Based on Ebert's 2011 memoir of the same name, acclaimed filmmaker... more
Fri, June 20, 4:30 p.m. AFI Silver ON STANDBY
Sun, June 22, 7:30 p.m. Naval Heritage TICKETS
MISCONCEPTION
From Academy Award®-winning filmmaker Jessica Yu comes this intriguing look at the attitudes surrounding population growth in different areas of the world. Tied together by the fascinating... more
Sat, June 21, 4:30 p.m. AFI Silver TICKETS
Sun, June 22, 1:30 p.m. Goethe-Institut TICKETS
MUDBLOODS
In the whimsical world of her wildly successful Harry Potter books, author J. K. Rowling invented the thrilling — but imaginary — sport of Quidditch. With Potter fans reaching adulthood, Quidditch has... more
Thu, June 19, 4:00 p.m. Portrait Gallery TICKETS
Sat, June 21, 4:15 p.m. AFI Silver ON STANDBY
THE NEWBURGH STING
In 2009, the FBI uncovered a four-man Muslim terror cell in Newburgh, New York, plotting to attack a synagogue and U.S. military aircraft. Closer analysis, including FBI hidden-camera... more
Sat, June 21, 7:30 p.m. Naval Heritage TICKETS
Sun, June 22, 1:30 p.m. AFI Silver TICKETS
THE OVERNIGHTERS
Each day busloads of desperate men arrive in the small towns of North Dakota in search of lucrative oil jobs. What they discover is scarce housing, employment hassles and a hostile citizenry. Jay... more
Fri, June 20, 7:15 p.m. AFI Silver TICKETS
POINT AND SHOOT
Matthew VanDyke, a young man from the suburbs of Baltimore City, dreamed about a life of adventure that seemed outside his grasp. When VanDyke decided to turn his fantasies into reality, he soon... more
Thu, June 19, 9:15 p.m. AFI Silver TICKETS
Fri, June 20, 2:15 p.m. AFI Silver TICKETS
THE POSSIBILITIES ARE ENDLESS
In 2005, gifted Scottish musician Edwyn Collins suffered two devastating cerebral hemorrhages that left him with large gaps in his memory and trouble with the most basic language. This... more
Thu, June 19, 9:00 p.m. Goethe-Institut ON STANDBY
Fri, June 20, 12:15 p.m. AFI Silver TICKETS
THE SEARCH FOR GENERAL TSO
One of the most popular dishes in Chinese restaurants in America is the deep fried, slightly spicy dish known as General Tso's Chicken. But who exactly is General Tso, and why is this delectable menu... more
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SHUT UP AND PLAY THE HITS
The New York City-based band LCD Soundsystem released its debut album in 2005 and quickly became one of the most influential alternative bands in the world. At the height of its popularity... more
Thu, June 19, 1:30 p.m. Naval Heritage TICKETS
Sat, June 21, 7:00 p.m. AFI Silver ON STANDBY
SILENCED
The term "whistleblower" is usually attached to controversy, and those who make the difficult decision to expose misconduct within an organization often stand to lose everything. Academy Award®... more
Sat, June 21, 11:00 a.m. AFI Silver TICKETS
Sun, June 22, 4:00 p.m. Goethe-Institut ON STANDBY
SLAYING THE BADGER
Greg LeMond was the first American to win the prestigious Tour de France. This engaging film looks back at the 1986 Tour in which LeMond went neck and neck with teammate, mentor and fierce... more
Sat, June 21, 6:45 p.m. AFI Silver ON STANDBY
Sun, June 22, 1:30 p.m. Naval Heritage TICKETS
SLINGSHOT
Dean Kamen invented the Segway and lives in a house with secret passages, a helicopter garage, a closet full of denim clothes and a massive 19th-century steam engine filling its atrium. His latest... more
Fri, June 20, 1:30 p.m. AFI Silver TICKETS
SOFT VENGEANCE: ALBIE SACHS AND THE NEW SOUTH AFRICA

In 1955, the People's Congress declared, "South Africa belongs to all who live in it." SOFT VENGEANCE focuses on Albie Sachs, a leading member of the National Conference in South Africa who... more

Sat, June 21, 11:00 a.m. Goethe-Institut TICKETS
Sun, June 22, 2:00 p.m. AFI Silver TICKETS
THE SPECIAL NEED
Enea is in his late twenties and longs to have his first romance with a woman and experience the pleasures of a sexual relationship. However, the challenges of autism make finding the right mate... more
Fri, June 20, 9:00 p.m. AFI Silver TICKETS
Sun, June 22, 6:00 p.m. AFI Silver TICKETS
THE SUPREME PRICE
In 1993, Nigeria elected MKO Abiola as president in an historic vote, ending the reign of military leadership. Shortly after the presidential election, Abiola was imprisoned and his wife, Kudirat... more
Thu, June 19, 4:15 p.m. AFI Silver TICKETS
Sat, June 21, 9:00 p.m. Goethe-Institut TICKETS
UKRAINE IS NOT A BROTHEL
Ukraine's feminist group FEMEN creates quite a stir when the women demonstrate topless across European borders to protest against the patriarchal regime in their native country. To FEMEN... more
Thu, June 19, 9:00 p.m. AFI Silver TICKETS
Fri, June 20, 9:15 p.m. Goethe ON STANDBY
VIRUNGA
Africa's oldest national park containing the last natural habitat for endangered mountain gorillas exists in the Democratic Republic of the Congo. As civil unrest grows within the DRC, a British oil... more
Thu, June 19, 4:00 p.m. AFI Silver TICKETS
Sat, June 21, 9:00 p.m. AFI Silver TICKETS
WE ARE THE GIANT
The recent Arab Spring uprisings made news around the world as citizens took to the streets to demand meaningful and lasting change within their governments. Often organized by young... more
Sat, June 21, 6:30 p.m. AFI Silver TICKETS
Sun, June 22, 11:00 a.m. Naval Heritage TICKETS
WHEN THE GARDEN WAS EDEN
Filmmaker Michael Rapaport looks back at the New York Knicks basketball team, which meant little to New Yorkers in the late 1960s. But with new coaching and a band of talented players with... more
Thu, June 19, 6:15 p.m. Goethe-Institut TICKETS
Fri, June 20, 3:45 p.m. AFI Silver TICKETS
WHITEY: UNITED STATES OF AMERICA V. JAMES J. BULGER
For decades, legendary gangster James "Whitey" Bulger ruled South Boston with what seemed to be free reign. After spending 16 years in hiding, however, Bulger is finally put on trial to answer for... more