“A young boy homeless by tragic misfortune, is taken in by a poor yet loving man. Dylan, now a street-smart maverick, and confronted by the realities of his past, yearns for a better future. With the odds stacked against him, Dylan fights to bring hope to his community, and find his place in the world.”
About a week ago Suns Cinema launched their kickstarter. There were doubters as there always are – but good on ya Suns! Off to a terrific start with over $10k raised and 21 days to go towards their $12,500 goal. Looking forward to a potential Hong Kong Cinema week!
“The Bat Man of Mexico” courtesy of Environmental Film Festival
Unfortunately tonight’s Swedish Film, Bikes vs Cars, is already sold out but there are lots of other great films. From an email:
“We have LOTs of other programs that aren’t filled — over 160 films all across DC with 80 percent free. Our complete schedule is at www.dceff.org. Also attached is a picture from “The Bat Man of Mexico,” profiling Bat Man Rodrigo, who braves hurricanes, snakes, Mayan tombs and seas of cockroaches to track and save bats during their migration. It turns out that the bats that pollinate the plant that his favorite drink, Tequila, comes from, are in jeopardy. The screening of the film, with the Bat Man in person, will be on Sunday, March 22 at 1:15 p.m. at the National Museum of Natural History, Baird Auditorium, and it’s FREE.”
Full press release below:
“The Environmental Film Festival in the Nation’s Capital, March 17- 29, is the largest and longest-running environmental film festival in the country and the largest film festival in Washington, D.C. The 23rd annual Festival presents over 160 films selected to provide fresh perspectives on a wide variety of environmental issues facing our planet. A special focus on “Climate Connections” explores the impact of climate change on our world. The 2015 Festival features cinematic work from 31 countries and 96 Washington, D.C., U.S. and World premieres.
Most screenings include discussion with filmmakers, environmental experts and cultural leaders. In addition to over 60 filmmakers who will present their film at the 2015 Festival, speakers will include environmentalist Jean-Michel Cousteau, climate scientist Joe Romm, actress Kristin Davis and Tommy Wells, the new Director of the District Department of the Environment. (more…)
“After years of searching for a suitable venue, we’ve signed a lease for a space ideally located on Mt. Pleasant street, just a few blocks away from the Columbia Heights Metro Station.
And, while the space is great, it’s going to require a lot of work. The location was previously set up for retail and will have to be totally repurposed for use as a theater. As with any theater, we will need to install projection equipment, seating, proper lighting and the sound dampening system necessary to be a responsible neighbor. Beyond this, we hope to make Suns Cinema a relaxing and comfortable venue and will need to update the facilities. We also have to navigate our way through the city’s regulations and licensing which takes time and money. This is where we need your help!
What you should expect from Suns
Although obtaining screening rights can be difficult and often expensive, we plan on programming great movies – some obscure, some familiar, all interesting. However, there are no plans to limit the screenings and events to movies only. We also plan to screen vintage television, animated shorts, and classic sportscasts while collaborating with local chefs and bartenders to bring creative food and beverage pairings to these features.
Our vision is to offer programming similar to this:
“Golden Triangle Business Improvement District has opened voting for the films the public wants to see this summer during its popular Friday night movie series.
Although the extremely cold temperatures make it hard to think of the summer, the series is only 12 weeks away.
The 11 highest ranking movies will be shown from May 22 to July 31 at Farragut Square Park at 17th and K Streets in the Golden Triangle.
The movie choices include “The Devil Wears Prada,” “Wedding Planner,” “Anchorman,” “Empire Records” and “Nine to Five.” The voting is taking place at: www.goldentriangledc.com/movie-vote
Voting is occurring from now until Fri., March 6. The Golden Triangle BID will announce the winners on its website Mon., March 23. Check back and be sure to visit our events page for a full list of fun events coming this spring.”
Photo courtesy Golden Triangle Business Improvement District
Well this could be huge. Thanks to all who sent links to the Washington Post story:
“But early last month they secured a lease for a former cell phone store, which they plan to convert into a makeshift cinema with enough seating for 40, plus a small bar where they hope to serve concessions, beer and cocktails (provided they get a liquor license).”
Stay tuned for updates as they get closer to opening.