Cinema Lounge, a film discussion group, takes place at 7:00 PM at Teaism in Penn Quarter, 400 8th St., NW in Washington, DC (closest Metro stop is Archives, also near Metro Center and Gallery Place). NOTE: We will meet in the downstairs area. You do not need to be a member of the Washington DC Film Society to attend.

Cinema Lounge is moderated by Adam Spector.

Upcoming Discussions:

Monday, October 15, 2018 at 7:00pm

TOPIC: #MeToo a Year Later

In October 2017, the Harvey Weinstein scandal prompted many victims of sexual harassment to come forward. It also spawned a serious examination of how Hollywood allowed predatory behavior among those with power. A year later, how has Hollywood changed? Has it changed enough?

Monday, November 19, 2018 at 7:00pm

TOPIC: Do Movie Stars Still Matter?

Movie stars are almost as old as Hollywood itself. Their names could get a movie made and get audiences in seats. Over the past ten years though, it seems like the franchises have become the stars. People will pay to see Robert Downey Jr. in The Avengers, but would they do so for him playing someone other than Tony Stark? One time box office sure things such as Tom Cruise and Julia Roberts have faded. Do movie stars still matter anymore?

Monday, December 17, 2018 at 7:00pm

TOPIC: Typecasting

Sean Connery struggled for years to be recognized as something other than James Bond. Christopher Reeve up until his accident was trying to escape Superman's shadow. Actors may want to snag a role that etches them into public consciousness, but also fear being so associated with one role that they are not seen as anything else. What actors today are typecast? How can they break free?

Daniel Vovak, 1972-2011.

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