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Last updated on May 28, 2015.

Me and Earl and the Dying Girl

Thurs, May 28 - 7:30pm
AMC Georgetown
3111 K Street NW

We have admission for up to 80 members & guests via E-Pass. Use the code in your e-mail to get a pass. Only request passes you definitely will be using. Print and bring coded pass(es) to be scanned for admittance.

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

A Q&A with actors Thomas Mann (PROJECT X) and Olivia Cooke (THE QUIET ONES, THE SIGNAL, OUIJA) and director Alfonso Gomez-Rejon (GLEE) follows the screening.

Winner of the Grand Jury Prize and the Audience Award at the 2015 Sundance Film Festival, ME AND EARL AND THE DYING GIRL is the uniquely funny, moving story of Greg, a high school senior who is trying to blend in anonymously, avoiding deeper relationships as a survival strategy for navigating the social minefield that is teenage life. He even describes his constant companion Earl, with whom he makes short film parodies of classic movies, as more of a 'co-worker' than a best friend. But when Greg's mom insists he spend time with Rachel - a girl in his class who has just been diagnosed with cancer - he slowly discovers how worthwhile the true bonds of friendship can be. Fox Searchlight Pictures (1hr 44min). Opens in DC June 12.

CAST: Thomas Mann, RJ Cyler, Bobb'e J. Thompson, Connie Britton, Olivia Cooke, Jon Bernthal

DIR: Alfonso Gomez-Rejon

Insidious Chapter 3

Wed, June 3 - 7:30pm
AMC Georgetown
3111 K Street NW

We have admission for up to 60 members & guests via hard passes. We will distribute passes on site starting at 6:30pm. Show your membership card for a pass for 1 or 2.

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

The new movie in the terrifying horror series. The film is set years before the haunting of the Lambert family, and Elise's battles with spirits from The Further, in Insidious and Insidious: Chapter 2. In the prequel, teenaged aspiring actress Quinn Brenner senses that her late mother is trying to contact her, and seeks out a gifted psychic - Elise. Elise feels protective of sensitive Quinn, but tragedy in Elise's past has left her reluctant to use her abilities. Soon a shocking accident leaves Quinn recuperating at home, as her widowed father Sean struggles to hold his family together. Then Quinn is attacked in her bedroom by a malevolent supernatural entity, and Sean pleads with Elise to help. Wrestling with her faith and sense of purpose, Elise summons her powers to contact the dead - with support from two new acquaintances, unlicensed parapsychologists Tucker and Specs. Forced to venture deep into The Further to protect Quinn, Elise soon finds herself facing off against the most ruthless enemy she has ever encountered: a demon with an insatiable craving for human souls. Focus Features (1hr 37min). Opens in DC June 5.

CAST: Dermot Mulroney, Stefanie Scott, Leigh Whannell, Angus Sampson, Lin Shaye


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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