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Current Programming

April 29–July 13
This week: 1967 classic GUESS WHO'S COMING TO DINNER, "a love story of today" about an interracial romance, starring Poitier and Katharine Houghton; 1958 escaped prisoner drama THE DEFIANT ONES, starring Poitier and Tony Curtis; and 60th anniversary of 1962 psychological drama PRESSURE POINT, starring Poitier and Bobby Darin.
Federico Fellini's kaleidoscopic, bitingly satiric fresco of European life in the '60s follows tabloid journalist Marcello Rubini (Marcello Mastroianni) on his travels with his photographer sidekick through "the sweet life" of Rome, in 13 episodes. "Still a potent, expressionistic launch into post-war Euro-emptiness." – Village Voice.
July 2, 7:30 p.m.; July 3, 7:45 p.m.; July 4, 3:30 p.m.
April 29–July 14
This week: Gorō Miyazaki's 2011 drama FROM UP ON POPPY HILL, a charming story of young love set in 1963; Hayao Miyazaki's 2008 fairy tale PONYO, about a girl who befriends a magical goldfish; and Hiromasa Yonebayashi's 2010 directorial debut THE SECRET WORLD OF ARRIETTY, adapted from Mary Norton's novel "The Borrowers."
April 29–July 14
This week: 20th anniversary of hauntingly beautiful 2002 drama DISTANT (new HD DCP) and three new 4K restorations: macabre 1955 comedy THE LADYKILLERS and triumphant 1949 farce KIND HEARTS AND CORONETS, both starring Alec Guinness, and action-packed 1978 documentary STUNT ROCK, an ode to a legendary stuntman.
June 24–July 14
This week: 50th anniversary of dark 1972 rom-com THE HEARTBREAK KID, directed by May and written by Neil Simon, in which a self-absorbed New York Jew (Charles Grodin) marries within the faith, only to meet the shiska of his dreams (Cybill Shepherd) on his honeymoon. May's daughter Jeannie Berlin shines as his poor spurned bride.
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Xavier Giannoli's sumptuous adaptation of Honoré de Balzac's epic novel "Illusions perdues" is a ravishing vision of the birth of modern media, following a young poet in 19th-century Paris with dreams of becoming a writer. Instead, he finds himself swept into journalism, eventually agreeing to write rave theater reviews in exchange for bribes.
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From director Baz Luhrmann comes an epic spectacle that explores the life and music of Elvis Presley (Austin Butler), as seen through the prism of his complicated relationship with his enigmatic manager (Tom Hanks). "When Austin Butler shakes his hips in Elvis' first gig as a full-blown rock 'n' roller, it's like watching two stars being born." – Time Out.
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In this sharp Spanish comedy skewering wealth, art and pride, an aging billionaire wants to leave a great cinematic work as his legacy. He commissions a brilliant auteur (Penélope Cruz) who casts as her leads a Hollywood heartthrob (Antonio Banderas) and a revered stage actor (Oscar Martínez) who openly despise one another.
In person: the Langley Punks & Travesty Films fellow travelers
AFI Silver pays tribute to the DC area's original homegrown comedy filmmakers the Langley Punks, a cult force throughout the '70s and early '80s. The Washington Post called Travesty Group "hysterical." The New York Times called them "truly funny." But what do they know?
July 16, 7:15 p.m.
A cocktail of spaghetti Western, film noir and science fiction with an exquisite jazz soundtrack, Shinichirō Watanabe's action-packed 2001 film is set between episodes 22 and 23 of the seminal anime series, as a mysterious terrorist plots to kill the human population of Mars with an unknown pathogen.
July 16, 9:45 p.m.; July 17, 9:20 p.m.
David Siev's BAX AXE is a pandemic-set documentary portrait of one multicultural family's struggle to survive 2020 and keep their restaurant (and American dream) alive in the face of COVID-19, neo-Nazis and generational trauma. Screening with short doc TEN MONTHS.
July 17, 6:30 p.m.
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