Last updated on August 1, 2020.

Join the DC Film Society!

Half-year memberships are available NOW for the six month period December 1, 2019-May 31, 2020. Go to our membership page to sign up.

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."

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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: with all theaters closed, there are no listings this month.

The August 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.

Upcoming discussions:

Monday, August 17, 2020 at 7:00pm (ONLINE via ZOOM)

TOPIC: International (Foreign Language) Films

Earlier this year Parasite became the first non-English language film to win a Best Picture Oscar. Parasite also won for direction and screenplay. In 2019, Roma, another non-English language film, snagged 10 nominations and three wins including Best Director.

Are these films' successes a blip or a new direction? With streaming, it's easier than ever to see films from around the world. U.S. audiences were too often scared off by subtitles in the past. Are they now embracing the films the larger world has to offer? What are your favorite non-English language films? Do you gravitate toward any particular nations' movies?

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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