Last updated on February 1, 2021.

Join the DC Film Society!

Be a part of the movie buzz and join the DC Film Society. Enjoy advance preview film screenings, discounts to Filmfest DC and many more benefits including our annual "And the Winner Is" Oscars event and "Coming Attractions Trailer Nights." NOTE: Memberships are paused until theaters re-open.

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Storyboard Newsletter

Check out the monthly Calendar of Events in the Storyboard newsletter and see what film events are going on around town. NOTE: theaters in Virginia are open but most other places are still closed. There are no listings this month.

The February Storyboard is now on the website.

The Cinema Lounge

The Cinema Lounge, a film discussion group, takes place at 7:00 PM at Teaism in Penn Quarter, 400 8th St., NW in Washington, DC (closest Metro stop is Archives, also near Metro Center and Gallery Place). NOTE: We will meet in the downstairs area. You do not need to be a member of the Washington DC Film Society to attend. NOTE THAT THIS MONTH's CINEMA LOUNGE IS ONLINE VIA ZOOM.

Upcoming discussions:

Monday, February 15, 2021 at 7:00pm (ONLINE via ZOOM)

TOPIC: Film and the Federal Government

In the 30s and most of the 40s Hollywood and the federal government worked together closely. That changed in the late 40s and 50s when Congress went after directors, actors, and screenwriters for alleged Communist ties. For its part, filmmakers started to view the federal government more suspiciously in the late 60s, the 70s and 80s, in the wake of the Kennedy assassination, the Vietnam War and Watergate. In what way did films such as Mr. Smith Goes to Washington, Advise and Consent, All the President's Men, The Distinguished Gentleman, The American President, and Charlie Wilson's War reflect changing attitudes and perceptions? How is Hollywood treating the government more recently in films such as The Report?

Please RSVP to and you'll get the Zoom link 1-2 days before the discussion.

Visit the Cinema Lounge page for future dates.

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