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40th Anniversary
Monty Python delivers a scathing, anarchic satire of religion and Hollywood's biblical epics in this hilarious comedy, starring Graham Chapman as a reluctant messiah.
April 18, 8:00 p.m., 10:00 p.m.; April 19 & 20, 10:00 p.m.; April 21, 10:30 p.m.
Washington, DC-area premiere
Intro by Dave Nuttycombe; Q&A with filmmaker Scott Crawford, moderated by WTOP's Neal Augenstein
From the director of SALAD DAYS: A DECADE OF PUNK IN WASHINGTON, DC comes a new documentary that explores the humble beginnings and upward trajectory of "America's Only Rock 'n' Roll Magazine," 50 years after its first issue was published. Rare archival footage is blended with contemporary interviews featuring Joan Jett, Michael Stipe, Thurston Moore, Cameron Crowe, Jeff Daniels, Alice Cooper and more.
April 20, 7:45 p.m.
April 5–21.
AFI Silver is proud to partner with the Library of Congress' Motion Picture, Broadcasting and Recorded Recorded Sound Division on this showcase of recently preserved titles.
Final weekend: Charles and Ray Eames Program in 35mm; 35mm double feature of NOTHING BUT A MAN with THE COOL WORLD; pre-Code musical comedy FASHIONS OF 1934 in 35mm; 1935 musical comedy IN CALIENTE in 35mm, and 1928 drama RAMONA, silent with live musical accompaniment.
March 30–April 30
This multipart retrospective presents many of United Artists' most distinctive films, from its silent film origins through the glory days of the 1960s and '70s.
This weekend, three silent classics about women: SADIE THOMPSON, with live musical accompaniment by Makia Matsumura and intro by Mike Mashon; and a 1928 double feature of THE WOMAN DISPUTED, with live musical accompaniment by Andrew Simpson, with THE GARDEN OF EDEN.
March 29–April 28
This week: Katsuhiro Ôtomo's landmark 1988 cyberpunk classic AKIRA, set in 2019 in the aftermath of WWIII.
March 22–April 28
This week, all with screenplays by Robert Riskin: rom-com MAGIC TOWN, starring James Stewart and Jane Wyman; counterfeit currency comedy MISTER 880, starring Burt Lancaster; and Frank Capra's YOU CAN'T TAKE IT WITH YOU, starring Jean Arthur, Lionel Barrymore and James Stewart.
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Free clip-clopping coconuts at the 7:30 p.m. show on April 26, while supplies last!
Makes BEN HUR look like an epic.
This irreverent cult classic is the Pythons' unique take on the legend of King Arthur.
April 26, 7:30 p.m.; April 27, 10:00 p.m.; April 29 & May 1, 5:15 p.m.; May 2, 9:30 p.m.
Plus special guest Arch Campbell!
Local TV legend Count Gore adds fun interactive games, prizes and more to Universal's third Frankenstein film – the last one to star the great Boris Karloff as the Monster! Basil Rathbone plays the titular role, with a memorable Bela Lugosi as Ygor.
April 27, 7:30 p.m.
Post-screening panel on April 28 in recognition of Sexual Assault Awareness Month
The murder of a man and the rape of his wife are seen from severaal different perspectives. Akira Kurosawa's meditation on the nature of truth transformed cinema as we know it, and birthed the term "Rashômon effect."
April 28, 5:45 p.m.; April 29, 9:00 p.m.; April 30 & May 2, 5:15 p.m.
Co-presented by The PEN/Faulkner Foundation's Literary Conversations series
Discussion with author Angie Thomas and actor Russell Hornsby, moderated by Ramunda Young, MahoganyBooks. With select clips from the film THE HATE U GIVE.
Angie Thomas will discuss the translation of her 2017 best-seller "The Hate U Give" to the screen, as well as the very real events that inspired her novel. Post-discussion audience Q&A; the novel will be available for sale and signing.
April 30, 7:30 p.m.
May 3–7.
May the fourth be with you.
Presenting all eight episodes of the Star Wars saga: THE PHANTOM MENACE, ATTACK OF THE CLONES, REVENGE OF THE SITH, A NEW HOPE, THE EMPIRE STRIKES BACK, RETURN OF THE JEDI, THE FORCE AWAKENS and THE LAST JEDI.
The perfect gift for the film lover in your life! Available in the web shop and at the theatre box office.
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.