SALAD DAYS: A DECADE OF PUNK IN WASHINGTON, DC (1980-1990)
Washington, DC, area premiere!
*Q&A with filmmaker Scott Crawford and producer Jim Saah at all shows
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, 105 min, digital presentation. NOT RATED
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–SOLD OUT
ELVIS: THAT'S THE WAY IT IS
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
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
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.