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Last updated on August 17, 2017.




Leap!

AMC Mazza Gallerie
5300 Wisconsin Ave, NW
Sat, August 19 - 11am - daytime screening

We have admissions for up to 60 members & guests (up to 4 if you have young people to take) via E-pass. To get a pass, use the link in your e-mail. You must print and bring pass for admittance.

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

Please only claim passes you will definitely use so you don't prevent other members from attending.



Animated. 11-year-old orphan, Félicie has one dream - to go to Paris and become a dancer. Her best friend Victor, an imaginative but exhausting boy with a passion for creating, has a dream of his own - to become a famous inventor. In a leap of faith, Victor and Félicie leave their orphanage in pursuit of their passions. But - there's a catch, Félicie must pretend to be the child of a wealthy family in order to gain admittance to the prestigious and competitive Opera Ballet School in Paris. And with no professional dance training, she quickly learns that talent alone is not enough to overcome the ruthless, conniving attitudes of her fellow classmates, led by the devious Camille Le Haut and her wicked mother Régine. Determined to succeed, Félicie finds her mentor in the tough and mysterious school custodian, Odette who, along with Victor's encouraging friendship, help her reach for the stars. The Weinstein Company (89min). Opens August 25.

VOICE CAST: Elle Fanning, Nat Wolff, Maddie Ziegler, Mel Brooks, Carly Rae Jepsen, Kate McKinnon

DIR: Éric Summer and Éric Warin



Crown Heights

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

There will be a second screening of this film August 29. This offer is for a stand-by line ONLY. Q&A following the screening with Actor and Producer Nnamdi Asomugha. To get a stand-by pass, use the address in your e-mail. Seating is not guaranteed.

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



In the spring of 1980, a teenager is gunned down in the streets of Flatbush, Brooklyn. The police pressure a child witness to identify a suspect. As a result, Colin Warner, an 18-year-old kid from nearby Crown Heights, is wrongfully convicted of murder and sentenced to life in prison. Colin's childhood friend Carl 'KC' King devotes his life to fighting for Colin's freedom. He works on appeals, takes loans for lawyer fees and becomes a legal courier to learn the court system. This incredible true story is based on the acclaimed This American Life piece and adapted by writer/director Matt Ruskin. IFC Films/Amazon Syudios (99min). Opens Sept. 1.

CAST: Lakeith Stanfield, Nnamdi Asomugha, Bill Camp, Nestor Carbonell, Natalie Paul, Amari Cheatom

DIR/WRITER: Matt Ruskin


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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