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Last updated on August 27, 2014.




Pride

Thurs, August 28 - 7pm - NOTE START TIME
Landmark E Street Cinema
E Street NW betw 10th & 11th

We have admission for up to 100 members & guests via Gofobo pass. To get pass (1 or 2), go to Gofobo rsvp and use the code found in your e-mail. YOU MUST PRINT & BRING coded pass(es) to be scanned for admission - no exceptions. Only download what you definitely will use so you don't prevent other members from attending. A lot of members did not show up last week for the FRANK screening while many were told the list was full which was not fair to those members who wanted to attend.

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




Inspired by an extraordinary true story. It's the summer of 1984, Margaret Thatcher is in power and the National Union of Mineworkers is on strike, prompting a London-based group of gay and lesbian activists to raise money to support the strikers' families. Initially rebuffed by the Union, the group identifies a tiny mining village in Wales and sets off to make their donation in person. As the strike drags on, the two groups discover that standing together makes for the strongest union of all. CBS Films. Opens in DC Sept 26.

CAST: Bill Nighy, Imelda Staunton, Dominic West, Paddy Considine, Andrew Scott (Sherlock); George MacKay, Joseph Gilgun, Ben Schnetzer

DIR: Matthew Warchus (God of Carnage)


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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