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Last updated on March 18, 2017.




Song to Song

Landmark Bethesda Row
7235 Woodmont Ave, Bethesda, MD
Mon, March 20 7pm - note start time

We have admissions for up to 100 members & guests via PDF pass. To get a pass, use the link in your e-mail. You MUST print and bring the pass for admittance.

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



In this modern love story set against the Austin, Texas music scene, two entangled couples--struggling songwriters Faye and BV, and music mogul Cook and the waitress whom he ensnares--chase success through a rock 'n' roll landscape of seduction and betrayal. Broad Green (2hr 9min). Opens in March.

CAST: Ryan Gosling, Rooney Mara, Michael Fassbender, Natalie Portman, Cates Blanchett

DIR: Terence Malick



Raw

Landmark E Street Cinema
E Street NW betw 10th & 11th
Tues, March 21 - 7:30pm

We have admissions for up to 100 members & guests via online pass. To get a pass, use the link in your e-mail. You MUST print and bring the pass for admittance.

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



Everyone in Justine's family is a vet. And a vegetarian. At sixteen she's a brilliant student starting out at veterinary school where she experiences a decadent, merciless and dangerously seductive world. Desperate to fit in, she strays from her family principles and eats raw meat for the first time. Justine will soon face the terrible and unexpected consequences as her true self begins to emerge. Focus Features (98 min). Opens March 24.

CAST: Garance Marillier, Ella Rumpf, Rabah Nat Oufella, Joana Preiss, Laurent Lucas, Bouli Lanners, Marion Vernoux

DIR/WRITER: Julia Ducournau



T2 Trainspotting

AMC Mazza Gallerie
5300 Wisconsin Ave NW
Wed, March 22 - 7pm

We have admissions for up to 60 members & guests via online pass. To get a pass, use the link in your e-mail. You MUST print and bring the pass for admittance.

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



First there was an opportunity - then there was a betrayal. Twenty years have gone by. Much has changed but just as much remains the same. Mark Renton returns to the only place he can ever call home. They are waiting for him: Spud, Sick Boy, and Begbie. Other old friends are waiting too: sorrow, loss, joy, vengeance, hatred, friendship, love, longing, fear, regret, diamorphine, self-destruction and mortal danger, they are all lined up to welcome him, ready to join the dance. Sony Pictures/Tristan (1hr 57min). Opens March 24.

CAST: Ewan McGregor, Ewen Bremner, Jonny Lee Miller and Robert Carlyle, Kelly Macdonald, Shirley Henderson, James Cosmo, Anjela Nedyalkova

DIR: Danny Boyle



The Zookeeper's Wife

Landmark E Street Cinema
E Street NW betw 10th & 11th
Thurs, March 23 - NOON - note this is a daytime event

We have admissions for up to 100 members & guests via online pass. To get a pass, use the code embedded in your e-mail. You MUST print and bring the pass for admittance.

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

Q&A following the screening with director Niki Caro



The real-life story of one working wife and mother who became a hero to hundreds during World War II. In 1939 Poland, Antonina Zabinska and her husband, Dr. Jan Zabinski, have the Warsaw Zoo flourishing under his stewardship and her care. When their country is invaded by the Nazis, Jan and Antonina are stunned - and forced to report to the Reich's newly appointed chief zoologist, Lutz Heck. To fight back on their own terms, Antonina and Jan covertly begin working with the Resistance - and put into action plans to save lives out of what has become the Warsaw Ghetto, with Antonina putting herself and even her children at great risk. Based on the nonfiction book by Diane Ackerman. Focus Features (2hrs 6min). Opens March 31.

CAST: Jessica Chastain, Johan Heldenbergh, Michael McElhatton, Daniel Brhl

DIR: Niki Caro (North Country, Whale Rider, McFarland, USA)


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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