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Last updated on January 20, 2015.




Red Army

Wed, January 21 - 7pm - NOTE START TIME
Landmark E Street Cinema
E St NW betw 10th & 11th

We have admission for up to 50 members & guests. To get a pass, refer to your e-mail. YOU MUST PRINT & BRING THE PASS(ES) FOR ADMISSION.

All screenings are FIRST COME, FIRST SERVED for everyone attending. Seating is not guaranteed and is limited to theater capacity.



Official Selection: Cannes Film Festival 2014, Telluride Film Festival 2014, Toronto International Film Festival 2014, New York Film Festival 2014.

From Oscar nominated and Emmy award-winning filmmakers, RED ARMY is a documentary about the Soviet Union and the most successful dynasty in sports history: the Red Army hockey team. Told from the perspective of its captain Slava Fetisov, the story portrays his transformation from national hero to political enemy. From the USSR to Russia, the film examines how sport mirrors social and cultural movements and parallels the rise and fall of the Red Army team with the Soviet Union. RED ARMY is an inspiring story about the Cold War played out on the ice rink, and a man who stood up to a powerful system and paved the way for change for generations of Russians. Sony Pictures Classics (85 min). Opens January 30.

DIR: Gabe Polsky



White Rabbit

Tues, February 3 - 7:30pm
Landmark E Street Cinema
E St NW betw 10th & 11th

We have been offered 10 complimentary tickets from the distributor. To get a pass, refer to your e-mail. Please only request tickets that you will definitely use.

All screenings are FIRST COME, FIRST SERVED for everyone attending. Seating is not guaranteed and is limited to theater capacity.

Q&A with filmmakers to follow screening.

Coming home has never been so hard. After three tours in Iraq, Kerryann Terkel is traumatized and adrift. Struggling to connect, she falls in with a corrupt cop and his Tea Party accomplice, who seize on her military training as the key to a big-money heist. A taut thriller with political overtones, WHITE RABBIT is the story of what happens when War Comes Home. By independent producer/director Bill Kinder, head of post production at Pixar Pictures.

Tickets otherwise are $15 and support Swords to Plowshares. War causes wounds and suffering that last beyond the battlefield. Swords to Plowshares' mission is to heal the wounds, to restore dignity, hope, and self-sufficiency to all veterans in need, and to prevent and end homelessness and poverty among veterans.


General Screening Information

WHAT IS A PREVIEW? Before movies open, local ad agencies generate publicity with advance screenings. Washington, DC Film Society members are a popular target audience for previews, since we create good "word of mouth" for a film. Sometimes we have an entire theater to ourselves, but most of the time we share a theater with an audience holding passes that the ad agencies have distributed through radio stations, newspapers, an local establishments. In the past, the Film Society has hosted numerous special events as well.

AM I GUARANTEED A SEAT? No! Seating for previews is always on a first-come, first-served basis. Why? First of all, sometimes more members than we have passes to give out will show up at a particular screening. Also, the ad agencies always give out more passes than there are seats in the theater. The theater is always overbooked because at least 20% of pass holders don't show up. If everyone shows up, the theater could be full before you get in. Even if we have an RSVP screening (see below), arrive early to ensure a seat.

WHAT ABOUT RSVP SCREENINGS? When we have very few passes, we still want to offer the screening to as many members as possible, yet want to avoid turning many people away. When this happens (30 passes for two or less), we will sometimes have an RSVP system set up. Please follow instructions in the e-mail for RSVP screenings.

WHEN YOU GET TO THE THEATER: Each member must bring a valid membership card to the screening and show it to the Film Society staff person at the theater to receive a free pass.


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