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Film & Movies In Metro DC including Film Screenings, Film Series, Film Festivals & More

Find films and movies, film series and film festivals presented throughout Metro DC on CultureCapital. Find art films, foreign films, documentaries, screenings, and first run films shown at museums, arts centers, and movie houses. Whether you enjoy experimental, environmental, documentaries, Hollywood or Bollywood you'll find them on CultureCapital.

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NGA Film Series: A Sense of Time and Place: Peter von Bagh
Using mostly archival materials, Peter von Bagh's layered films construct a social landscape that is local and specific, yet somehow universal and timeless, and his impassioned work for the preservation of film culture is renowned.
Wildest Weather in the Solar System 3D
National Geographic
Thru Sun, September 7
Go on a spectacular journey to witness the most beautiful, powerful, and mysterious weather phenomena in the solar system in 3D. From a storm the size of a 100-megaton hydrogen bomb, to a 400-year-old hurricane, to a dust tempest that could engulf entire planets, you’ll be glad you live on Earth!
Film Series: A Sense of Time and Place: Peter von Bagh: The Last Summer 1944
National Gallery of Art
Sun, September 7
"The Last Summer 1944 is a work of collective remembrance—an oratorio, really, a memorial mass for a time and people long gone. Von Bagh uses relatively little archival material here—instead, he gazes long and hard and lovingly into the faces of his now aged informants trying to talk about those last months of tired drudgery, of time slowing down until the standstill became capitulation. A monument of oral history"—Tromsø International Festival.
Film Series: American Originals Now: Jesse Lerner: Ruins
National Gallery of Art
Sun, September 14
Ruins suggests how diplomacy and Pan- Americanism framed the recent recontexualization of archeological objects as art objects. Visiting with Brigido Lara, an artist and one-time master forger of pre-Columbian antiques, the film even suggests parallels between documentary film and fake artifacts.
Celia the Queen (2009; 79 min.)
Smithsonian Anacostia Community Museum
Sun, September 21
This award-winning documentary examines the life and legacy of the woman whose voice came to symbolize the soul of Cuba. Celia Cruz’s music broke down barriers of racism and sexism with the power and passion of her vocal style.
Film Event: Intimatta
National Gallery of Art
Sun, September 21
Introduced by Ramuntcho Matta. Roberto Matta (1911–2002) is one of Chiles best-known painters, an innovator in abstract expressionism and surrealism. Directed by the artists son, this portrait was compiled from dozens of video recordings and interviews.
Nicky’s Family (Film Screening)
National Archives
Fri, September 26
Nicky’s Family tells the nearly forgotten story of Nicholas Winton, an Englishman who organized the rescue of 669 Czech and Slovak children just before the outbreak of World War II.
Film Event: Il Sorpasso
National Gallery of Art
Sun, September 28
Wonderfully mismatched costars Vittorio Gassman and Jean- Louis Trintignant embark on a wildly reckless ride in a Lancia Aurelia convertible from Rome to rural southern Italy.
Alice Walker: Beauty in Truth (2014; 84 min.)
Smithsonian Anacostia Community Museum
Mon, September 29
This documentary looks at the life of Pulitzer Prize-winning author, poet, and gay activist Alice Walker, author of The Color Purple.
Film Captures the Great War: Paths of Glory
Mon, September 15
Film Captures the Great War: Paths of Glory
Mon, September 15