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Current Programming

June 15–18
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AFI Silver is excited to host the inaugural Library of Congress Festival of Film and Sound, a new four-day film event celebrating the Library's rich moving image and recorded sound collections, organized by the Library of Congress National Audio-Visual Conservation Center.
June 8–14
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This week: calypso doc ONE HAND DON'T CLAP; historical doc WORDS OF NEGROES; comedy CHEE$E + reception June 9; historical drama PARSLEY; Vodou doc KITE ZO A; vibrant drama BROTHER; Kumina doc KUMINA QUEEN + filmmaker Q&A; romance SHANTAYE'S WORLD + reception June 10; music doc BEBO + intro June 11; fantasy THIS HOUSE; and animated adventure OPAL.
This spring, the Rijksmuseum in Amsterdam opened its doors to the largest Johannes Vermeer exhibition in history. Narrated by BAFTA Award-winner Robert Lindsay, this documentary offers you the chance to experience the once-in-a-lifetime exhibition on the big screen.
June 9, 3:15 p.m.; June 10 & 11, 11:05 a.m.
A witch hunt is beginning in Arthur Miller's captivating parable of power, starring Erin Doherty (THE CROWN) and Brendan Cowell ("Yerma"). Lyndsey Turner directs this contemporary new staging, captured live from the Olivier stage at the National Theatre in London.
June 10 & 11, 1:00 p.m.
David Harewood (HOMELAND) and Zachary Quinto (STAR TREK) play feuding political rivals William F. Buckley and Gore Vidal in James Graham's award-winning new drama. Jeremy Herrin directs this blistering political thriller, filmed live at the Noël Coward Theatre, London.
June 10 & 11, 7:00 p.m.; June 17 & 18, 1:15 p.m.
April 28–July 13
This week: Bette Davis and Paul Henreid star in Irving Rapper's drama NOW, VOYAGER; Humphrey Bogart and Mary Astor star in John Huston's film noir THE MALTESE FALCON; Bogart and Ida Lupino star in Raoul Walsh's crime thriller HIGH SIERRA; and Bogart and Ingrid Bergman star in Michael Curtiz's classic romance CASABLANCA.
June 9–July 13
This week: Park's famed "Vengeance Trilogy" kicks off with SYMPATHY FOR MR. VENGEANCE, a violent and explosive 2002 morality tale rife with ransom and retribution, starring Shin Ha-kyun (THIRST), Bae Doona (CLOUD ATLAS) and Song Kang-ho (PARASITE).
April 28–July 12
This week: Barbara Stanwyck stars in 1953 melodrama ALL I DESIRE, Jack Palance plays Attila the Hun in 1954 Cinemascope sword-and-sandal epic SIGN OF THE PAGAN and Rock Hudson stars in swashbuckling 1955 historical adventure CAPTAIN LIGHTFOOT.
June 7–27
This week: GAMES PEOPLE PLAY. Writer-director Jenni Toivoniemi crafts a bittersweet comedy about the tragedy of being forever young in this tale of eight friends who gather to celebrate a 40th birthday. June 13, 7:00 p.m. Screening with Toivoniemi's 2013 short comedy THE DATE.
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Documentarian Constance Marks follows Yeshi Kassa, the great-granddaughter of Ethiopian Emperor Haile Selassie, as she investigates what happened to her relatives after the 1974 coup that saw most of her family imprisoned. The royal family reflects for the first time on how they were able to survive this turbulent time.
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In Nicole Holofcener's sharply observed comedy, a novelist's (Julia Louis-Dreyfus) long-standing marriage is suddenly upended when she overhears her husband (Tobias Menzies) give his honest reaction to her latest book. "Warm-hearted, rueful and hilarious." – Vox
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David Tennant (DOCTOR WHO) plays an intelligent German professor who finds himself pulled into a movement with unthinkable consequences in the run-up to World War II. Dominic Cooke directs this powerful political play, filmed live at the Harold Pinter Theatre, London.
June 17 & 18, 4:30 p.m.
Written and performed by Phoebe Waller-Bridge, this hilarious and heartbreaking one-woman show revolves around a selfish and morally bankrupt young woman struggling to run a guinea pig cafe. Directed by Vicky Jones and filmed live at the National Theatre, London.
June 17 & 18, 7:20 p.m.
June 19–22
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Presented in partnership with Scotland Juneteenth Heritage Festival, this showcase features five outstanding films that reflect and celebrate the Black experience. Opening the series: 1976 comedy THE BINGO LONG TRAVELING ALL-STARS & MOTOR KINGS, starring Billy Dee Williams, James Earl Jones and Richard Pryor.
April 28–July 13
Up next: new DCP restorations of 2003 doc MY ARCHITECT: A SON'S JOURNEY and 1981 short doc GREETINGS FROM WASHINGTON, D.C. with 1971 short doc TRICIA'S WEDDING; new 4K restorations of 1963 drama THE SERVANT and 1961 comedy-drama UNA VITA DIFFICILE; and 4K restoration of 1973 David Hockney doc A BIGGER SPLASH.
April 29–July 13
Up next: Singer, actress and fashion icon Jane Birkin stars in 1988 "imaginary biopic" JANE B. FOR AGNÈS V. and 1988 romance drama KUNG-FU MASTER! aka LE PETIT AMOUR.
Packed with fan favorites like "Shakedown Street" and "Brown-Eyed Women," this film captures the Grateful Dead's June 22, 1991 concert at Soldier Field. Keyboard players Bruce Hornsby and Vince Welnick reinvigorate the band's sound, filling the seat left vacant by Brent Mydland's death in 1990.
June 24, 7:00 p.m.; June 25, 2:00 p.m.
In Robert Wise's 1951 sci-fi classic, a flying saucer lands on the National Mall with a warning for the people of Earth. Local TV legend Count Gore presents this cult favorite in the spirit of the original CREATURE FEATURE broadcasts, including vintage clips from his vault and interactive fun and games.
Sat, Aug. 12, 7:00 p.m.

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