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Last updated on September 16, 2014.




Hector and the Search for Happiness

Thurs, Sept 18 - 7pm - NOTE START TIME
AMC Georgetown
3111 K Street NW

We have admission for up to 60 members & guests via E-pass. To get your pass, go to Relativity screening rsvp and use the code in your e-mail. YOU MUST PRINT & BRING coded pass(es) to be scanned for admission - no exceptions.

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



Hector is a quirky psychiatrist who has become increasingly tired of his humdrum life. As he tells his girlfriend, Clara, he feels like a fraud: he hasn't really tasted life, and yet he's offering advice to patients who are just not getting any happier. So Hector decides to break out of his deluded and routine driven life. Armed with buckets of courage and child-like curiosity, he embarks on a global quest in hopes of uncovering the elusive secret formula for true happiness. And so begins a larger than life adventure with riotously funny results. Based on the world-wide best-selling novel of the same name, Hector and the Search for Happiness is a rich, exhilarating, and hilarious tale. Relativity Media (2hrs 10min). Opens Oct 3.

CAST: Simon Pegg, Toni Collette, Rosamund Pike, Stellan Skarsgård, Jean Reno, Christopher Plummer

DIR: Peter Chelsom



Men, Women and Children

Mon, Sept 22 - 7:30pm
Landmark E St Cinema
E Street betw 10th & 11th NW

We have admission for up to 60 members & guests via E-pass. To get your pass, go to Gofobo rsvp and use the code in your e-mail. YOU MUST PRINT & BRING coded pass(es) to be scanned for admission - no exceptions.

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

Discussion with social media guru Alan Rosenblatt, follows the screening.



This film follows the story of a group of high school teenagers and their parents as they attempt to navigate the many ways the internet has changed their relationships, their communication, their self-image, and their love lives. The film attempts to stare down social issues such as video game culture, anorexia, infidelity, fame hunting, and the proliferation of illicit material on the internet. As each character and each relationship is tested, we are shown the variety of roads people choose - some tragic, some hopeful - as it becomes clear that no one is immune to this enormous social change that has come through our phones, our tablets, and our computers. Based on the novel by Chad Klutgen. Paramount Pictures. Opens Oct 17.

CAST: Adam Sandler, Jennifer Garner, Kaitlyn Dever, Rosemarie DeWitt, Ansel Elgort, Emma Thompson, Dennis Haysbert, Judy Greer

DIR: Jason Reitman


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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