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National Gallery of Art Film Series: Canyon Cinema 16mm: Thru August 31, 2014
For this year’s edition of the Gallery’s summer preservation festival, eight programs of new and archival film prints survey the exceptional legacy and cultural vitality of Canyon, from its beginnings in 1960 through the present day. All films are screened in 16 mm format.
City Farmers (1996; 31 min.)
Smithsonian Anacostia Community Museum
Sun, August 10
Urban residents in New York City share stories about their struggle to remove drug dealers and gangs in their neighborhood through urban farming—providing food for the community as well as empowering and educating neighborhood children.
Film Series: Master Class: Pina and Tanaquil: Pina
National Gallery of Art
Thu, August 14
A visionary whose cogent and compelling work with the Tanztheater Wuppertal transformed the history of dance, Bausch believed in blending the formal vocabularies of theater, dance, sound, and design.
Film Event: Sol LeWitt
National Gallery of Art
Tue, August 12 thru Fri, August 15
Dutch filmmaker Chris Teerinks portrait of Sol LeWitt is the firstever documentary on the American conceptual artist who famously refused awards, interviews, and media coverage.
American Experience: The Panama Canal (2008; 81 min.)
Smithsonian Anacostia Community Museum
Fri, August 15
The museum presents this PBS documentary in recognition of the 100th anniversary of one of the world’s most significant technological achievements. Discussion with a museum educator follows the film.
Film Series: Broadcast Culture: Late at Night—Voices of Ordinary Madness followed by Silence Radio
National Gallery of Art
Sun, August 24
A playful but satirical assessment of British society posing as a television program, Late at Night—Voices of Ordinary Madness features a female newscaster who conducts live interviews with non-traditional TV types: street-gang members, drug dealers, recent immigrants, even rich bankers.
New Urban Cowboy: Toward a New Pedestrianism (2008; 83 min.)
Smithsonian Anacostia Community Museum
Sun, August 24
This documentary follows artist and urban designer Michael E. Arth and his efforts to re-design an inner city slum located in DeLand, Florida, by taking people (not cars, streets, and buildings) into consideration.
Afternoon of a Faun: Tanaquil LeClercq (Film)
National Archives
Thu, August 28
The story of prima ballerina Tanny Le Clercq is an epic tale of genius, grace, uncertainty, and disaster. Arguably the greatest American dancer of the twentieth century (and a muse to both Jerome Robbins and George Balanchine), she became a polio victim in her late twenties.
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: 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.
Highlights
Film Captures the Great War: Käthe Kollwitz - Images of a Life
Mon, August 18
Goethe-Institut
Film Captures the Great War: The Lost Angel
Mon, August 25
Goethe-Institut
Pacific Northwest Ballet | Band of Horses | Oregon Ballet Theatre: A Face of America Production
Wed, August 27
Wolf Trap National Park for the Performing Arts - Filene Center
Film Captures the Great War: Paths of Glory
Mon, September 15
Goethe-Institut