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Current Programming

Through April 28
Introduction by George Pelecanos on April 19
THE BIG GUNDOWN - Cool, angular character actor Lee Van Cleef stars in this Spaghetti Western by Sergio Sollima as a sharp-shooting lawman tasked with capturing a man accused of raping and murdering a young girl. The purported criminal, played by Euro-film superstar Tomas Milian, proves to be smarter than he looks, and the two soon join forces against a corrupt railroad tycoon. April 19, 7:00 p.m. w/ intro & April 21, 4:30 p.m.
Animated intro by Don Hertzfeldt
All tickets $8!
Animator Don Hertzfeldt explores the human condition through this trilogy of sci-fi shorts that are as thought-provoking as they are hilarious. April 20 & April 24, 9:30 p.m.
With 40 years of making music as the iconic folk-rock band Indigo Girls, Amy Ray and Emily Saliers have made their mark as musicians, songwriters and activists. Sundance award–winning director Alexandria Bombach brings us into a contemporary conversation with Amy and Emily — alongside decades of the band's home movies and intimate present-day vérité. April 23–25.
Introduction by Art Deco Society of Washington
Sunday, April 21, 7:15 p.m.
In the mythical land of Klopstockia, all the women are called Angela, everyone's a world-class athlete and W.C. Fields is the unnamed weight-lifting president. The small, nearly bankrupt country is also populated with zanies. Joseph L. Mankiewicz came up with the original story inspired by the fervor surrounding the 1932 Los Angeles Olympics.
Through May 2
This week: SNOWPIERCER (2013) - Chris Evans leads a rebellion aboard the planet-circling Snowpiercer, a supertrain carrying the last remnants of humanities separated into classes. Bong Joon Ho's first English-language production also stars Song Kang Ho, Go Ah-sung, John Hurt, Tilda Swinton, Ed Harris, Jamie Bell and Octavia Spencer. April 20, 21, 22, 24 & 25.
Through May 1
This week: THE CRAZIES (1973) – When a military plane crashes in Pennsylvania, a mysterious toxin seeps into the water supply, leaving its victims either dead or psychologically deranged. A vietnam vet and his pregnant girlfriend must escape the military-enforced quarantine, the crazed townsfolk and a band of rednecks to get to safety. George A. Romero crafted this powerful allegory about government cover-ups and conspiracies in the shadow of Watergate and several high-profile environmental disasters. April 19, 20, 21, 23 & 25.
Through May 2
This week: Fred Zinnemann drama THE MEMBER OF THE WEDDING (1952), Fritz Lang’s noir thriller THE BIG HEAT (1953), Humphrey Bogart in WWII drama THE CAINE MUTINY and Elizabeth Taylor, Katherine Hepburn and Montgomery Clift star in mystery SUDDENLY, LAST SUMMER (65th Anniversary).
Now playing
A 1920s English seaside town bears witness to a farcical and occasionally sinister scandal in this riotous mystery-comedy. Based on a stranger-than-fiction true-crime story, the film follows two neighbors: deeply conservative local Edith Swan (Olivia Colman) and rowdy Irish migrant Rose Gooding (Jessie Buckley).
Through April 29
This week: CEDDO – Banned in Sembène's native Senegal upon release, CEDDO is an ambitious, multilayered epic that explores the combustible interstices among ancient tradition, religious colonization, political opportunism and individual freedom. (Note courtesy of Janus films) April 21, 7:05 p.m. & April 22, 6:45 p.m.
Through April 28
Co-presented with the 3–D Film Archive
This week: 3-D restoration of exciting Mexican Revolution-set Western adventure WINGS OF THE HAWK, starring Van Heflin (3:10 TO YUMA, SHANE) as a gold-seeking Gringo miner with a price on his head and Julie Adams (BEND OF THE RIVER) as the guerrilla leader with whom he becomes romantically entangled.
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