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Oct. 25–Nov. 24
This week, accompanied by the Peacherine Ragtime Society Orchestra: SHERLOCK JR. with ONE WEEK, both starring Buster Keaton; and accompanied by Alloy Orchestra: Fritz Lang's METROPOLIS, sideshow drama GALLERY OF MONSTERS – free screening! and E. A. Dupont's drama VARIETY – free screening!
Nov. 15–21
Select screenings feature intros and book events with Preston Sturges' son Tom Sturges, author of "Preston Sturges: The Last Years of Hollywood's First Writer-Director"
This week: EASY LIVING, starring Jean Arthur and Edward Arnold; SULLIVAN'S TRAVELS, starring Veronica Lake and Joel McCrea; THE PALM BEACH STORY, starring Claudette Colbert and McCrea; and THE LADY EVE, starring Barbara Stanwyck and Henry Fonda.
One jail. One recording studio.
Set in a Virgina jail, this documentary follows a group of inmates who are given the chance to write and record original music in collaboration with Todd "Speech" Thomas, from hip-hop's Arrested Development.
Nov. 18, 7:15 p.m.
Oct. 26–Nov. 26
This week: SIGN OF CANCER, a macabre and warped detective story set in a corrupt hospital, and FERAT VAMPIRE, a horror-saturated satire on consumerism in which a rally driver begins to suspect that his company's cars run on human blood.
Oct. 27–Nov. 21
The AFI Silver partners with the Taiwan Academy of the Taipei Economic and Cultural Representative Office in the United States to celebrate Taiwanese cinema.
This week: Edward Yang's epic 1991 masterpiece A BRIGHTER SUMMER DAY; Midi Z's #MeToo-inspired, 2019 psychological thriller NINA WU; and Tsai Ming-liang's groundbreaking 1992 coming-of-age drama REBELS OF THE NEON GOD.
Dec. 4–22
Tickets and all-access passes on sale now!
Now in its 32nd year, the AFI European Union Film Showcase brings the best in European cinema to Washington, DC-area audiences.
Opening Night: U.S. premiere of ALICE AND THE MAYOR [France], directed by Nicolas Pariser, Dec. 4, 7:15 p.m.
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20th Anniversary
Mischief. Mayhem. Soap. Edward Norton, Brad Pitt and Helena Bonham Carter star in David Fincher's controversial 1999 drama, hailed by the New York Times as "the defining cult movie of our time;" based on the novel by Chuck Palahniuk.
Nov. 22 & 23, 9:30 p.m.; Nov. 25–27, 9:10 p.m.
Q&A with writer/director Euzhan Palcy
Co-presented with the 26th annual Caribbean American Heritage Awards
Euzhan Palcy's powerful drama, set in 1976, issued a devastating indictment of South Africa's racist government. Starring Donald Sutherland, Zakes Mokae and Marlon Brando.
Nov. 23, 4:15 p.m.
60th Anniversary
Marcel Camus updates the ancient myth of Orpheus and Eurydice to the 20th-century madness of Carnival in Rio — featuring eye-popping photography and a ravishing bossa nova soundtrack by Luiz Bonfá and Antonio Carlos Jobim.
Nov. 24, 8:30 p.m.; Nov. 25 & 27, 7:00 p.m.
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