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May 8–26
Presented by the Edlavitch DCJCC, JxJ is a new multidisciplinary arts project that encompasses the Washington Jewish Film Festival and the Washington Jewish Music Festival, alongside original cutting-edge hybrid arts programming.
Final weekend: PARIS SONG; THE LIGHT OF HOPE; CARL LAEMMLE; MACK THE KNIFE – BRECHT'S THREEPENNY FILM; SACRED SPACES (2018) w filmmaker Q&A; THE ACCOUNTANT OF AUSCHWITZ w filmmaker Q&A; ABE; THE CONDUCTOR (2018); and Closing Night film THE TOBACCONIST.
In person: filmmaker Jeff Krulik, in conversation with superfan Ruth Youngwirth and rock journalists Michael Oberman and Richard Harrington
This rock history doc explores the legendary concert Led Zeppelin played in January, 1969, at the Wheaton Youth Center... or did they? Screening as a special 50th-anniversary commemoration of the mindblowing Merriweather Post Pavilion show of May 25, 1969, where Led Zeppelin opened for The Who.
May 24, 7:15 p.m.
Co-presented by Washington Monthly
May 29–July 31
An inside look at journalism in cinema with leading reporters, media experts and Hollywood luminaries.
This week: Alan J. Pakula's 1976 drama ALL THE PRESIDENT'S MEN, featuring a post-screening panel discussion with legendary journalist Bob Woodward and Washington Monthly editor in chief Paul Glastris, May 29, 7:00 p.m.
May 10–July 18
This week: rom-com NOTHING SACRED (1937), the original A STAR IS BORN (1937), heartbreaking drama STELLA DALLAS (1937), crime drama YOU ONLY LIVE ONCE (1937) and free screening of war drama THE STORY OF G.I. JOE.
May 3–July 11
This week: 2K restoration of King Hu's 1973 Hong Kong wuxia masterpiece THE FATE OF LEE KHAN, featuring an all-star female cast, and 4K restoration of Jackie Chan's breathtakingly inventive 1985 martial-arts comedy POLICE STORY.
May 1–30
Organized and presented by the Metropolitan Washington Council of the AFL-CIO, the Debs-Jones-Douglass Institute and the AFI Silver.
Final week: Steven Soderbergh's HIGH FLYING BIRD, an exhilarating caper about a sports agent and his NBA-rookie client, and 40th anniversary of 1979 drama NORMA RAE, starring Sally Field in an Oscar®-winning performance as a union organizer and advocate.
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June 19–23, 2019
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Featuring 72 films representing 17 countries — including six world premieres. Year after year, AFI DOCS provides a unique opportunity for audiences, filmmakers and policy leaders to engage and connect through the power of story.
June 4–July 1.
The Freer Sackler's popular festival returns!
Screenings taking place at AFI Silver: Yim Soon-rye's LITTLE FOREST, starring Kim Tae-ri; Jeon Go-woon's MICROHABITAT; Jeong Ga-young's HIT THE NIGHT; Hong Sang-soo's HOTEL BY THE RIVER and GRASS, both starring Kim Min-hee; and Hwang Dong-hyuk's THE FORTRESS.
June 6–12.
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Opening the series: HERO – INSPIRED BY THE EXTRAORDINARY LIFE & TIMES OF MR. ULRIC CROSS, featuring Q&A with filmmaker Frances-Anne Solomon, June 6, 7:15 p.m.
World premiere!
Q&A with filmmakers Paul Bishow, James June Schneider and Sam Lavine
Featuring breathtaking Super-8 footage filmed at some of the earliest punk shows in DC, PUNK THE CAPITAL takes us through the transformative period of 1976–1983, as punk rock took hold in Washington, DC, and grew into a movement that became a model for DIY culture around the world.
June 29, 7:15 p.m.
July 5–Aug. 30
Silver Spring's FREE outdoor summer screening series!
Opening the series: Oscar®-winning animated sensation SPIDER-MAN: INTO THE SPIDER-VERSE, July 5, 8:00 p.m.

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