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Current Programming

April 29–July 14
This week: Isao Takahata's emotionally evocative 1991 drama ONLY YESTERDAY (May 13, 14 & 18) and two by Hayao Miyazaki: beloved 1988 fantasy adventure MY NEIGHBOR TOTORO (May 13–16, 19) and 1989 coming-of-age tale KIKI'S DELIVERY SERVICE (May 13, 15, 17 & 19).
April 29–July 14
This week: new 4K restorations of Dennis Hopper's 1980 indie drama OUT OF THE BLUE (May 13–15, 17), starring Hopper and Linda Manz, and Peter S. Traynor's provocative 1977 cult classic DEATH GAME (May 13, 16–18), starring Seymour Cassel, Sondra Locke and Colleen Camp.
May 1–June 2
This week: hilarious 1980 workplace revenge caper NINE TO FIVE (May 15 & 17), starring Jane Fonda, Lily Tomlin and Dolly Parton; factory-set 1951 film noir THE WHISTLE AT EATON FALLS (May 14, 16 & 18); and 2019 documentary AMERICAN FACTORY (May 16), following the aftermath when a Chinese company takes over a shuttered GM plant in Ohio.
April 29–July 13
This week: Sidney Poitier's screen debut NO WAY OUT, a 1950 film noir starring Richard Widmark, Linda Darnell and Stephen McNally. Poitier plays the first African American doctor at a county hospital in Joseph L. Mankiewicz's powerful drama about deep-rooted racism and violence in America.
April 29–June 12
This week: 4K DCP of legendary concert film SIGN O' THE TIMES. Directed by and starring Prince, the 1987 documentary features live performances from his "Sign o' the Times" double album, including "I Could Never Take the Place of Your Man" and "If I Was Your Girlfriend," plus the hit video for "U Got the Look," featuring Sheena Easton. May 14, 15, 17 & 19.
One week only, May 13–19
New 4K DCP. David Lynch's 2006 magnum opus, his first feature shot on digital video, is a fugue-state trawl through the darkest realms of the subconscious. When she accepts a role in a supposedly cursed production, an actor on the verge of a comeback (Laura Dern) finds herself tumbling down a series of increasingly disturbing rabbit holes.
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Audrey Diwan's award-winning drama unfolds in France in 1963, as a bright young student with a promising future ahead of her faces an unwanted pregnancy. With final exams approaching and her belly growing, she resolves in desperation to seek out an illegal abortion, even if she must risk prison to do so.
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From director Roger Michell (NOTTING HILL) comes the incredible true story of the 60-year-old taxi driver who stole Goya's portrait of the Duke of Wellington from London's National Gallery in 1961. What happened next became the stuff of legend. Starring Jim Broadbent, Helen Mirren, Fionn Whitehead, Anna Maxwell Martin and Matthew Goode.
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Directed by Daniels, this hilarious and big-hearted sci-fi action adventure follows an exhausted Chinese American woman (Michelle Yeoh) who can't seem to finish her taxes. With Stephanie Hsu, Ke Huy Quan, Jenny Slate, Harry Shum Jr., James Hong and Jamie Lee Curtis.
May 12–22
Presented by the Edlavitch DCJCC, the Washington Jewish Film Festival celebrates the diversity of Jewish history, culture and experience. Screenings at AFI Silver take place May 21 and 22 and include LET IT BE MORNING, NEIGHBORS (2021), THE SWIMMER (2021), ROSE (2021) and BERENSHTEIN.
May 28–June 2
With a career spanning nearly 70 years and 300 screen credits, Christopher Lee (1922–2015) was an iconic presence in cinema, most notably for his riveting performances as Count Dracula in 10 films. For his centennial, we present HORROR OF DRACULA, THE WICKER MAN: FINAL CUT and THE DEVIL RIDES OUT.
June 3–15
AFI Silver Theatre and the Cultural Office of the Embassy of Spain in Washington, DC, are proud to co-present our annual festival of outstanding new films from Spain. Opening the series: U.S. theatrical premiere of CARPOOLERS, an uproarious rideshare comedy, followed by a Q&A with director Martín Cuervo.
June 24–July 14
Writer, director and actress Elaine May has carved out a singular career on stage and screen. This retrospective presents NICHOLS AND MAY: TAKE TWO, a documentary about her comedy career with Mike Nichols, plus four classics directed by May: A NEW LEAF, THE HEARTBREAK KID, MIKEY & NICKY and ISHTAR.
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