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From a press release:
Mark your calendars to join us for this popular 12-week movie festival, which runs Wednesdays, May 18 to August 3.
NoMa Summer Screen takes place at Second and L Streets, NE, just steps from Amtrak’s headquarters and DC’s fastest New York connection. Festivities begin at 7 p.m. with music, a variety of food vendors and the ever-popular barbecue from Smokin’ Somethin’. Dogs, coolers, kids and friends are welcome. Follow us on Facebook and Twitter for each week’s theme and information about surprise giveaways and weekly activities.
- May 18: O Brother, Where Art Thou? Coen Bros., George Clooney: Homer’s epic poem “The Odyssey” set in the Deep South during the 1930’s. In it, three escaped convicts search for hidden treasure while a relentless lawman pursues them. PG-13
- May 25: Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade. Harrison Ford: When Dr. Henry Jones Sr. suddenly goes missing while pursuing the Holy Grail, eminent archaeologist Indiana Jones must follow in his father’s footsteps and stop the Nazis. PG-13
- June 1: Stand by Me. River Phoenix, Kiefer Sutherland: After the death of a friend, a writer recounts a boyhood journey to find a body of a missing boy. R
- June 8: North by Northwest. Alfred Hitchcock, Cary Grant: A hapless New York advertising executive is mistaken for a government agent by a group of foreign spies, and is pursued across the country while he looks for a way to survive. PG
- June 15: Slum Dog Millionaire. A Mumbai teen who grew up in the slums, becomes a contestant on the Indian version of “Who Wants To Be A Millionaire?” While being interrogated for allegedly cheating, scenes from his life history are shown that explain why he knows the answers. R
- June 22: Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid. Robert Redford: Two Western bank/train robbers flee to Bolivia when the law gets too close. PG
- June 29: Planes, Trains & Automobiles. Steve Martin, John Candy: A man must struggle to travel home for Thanksgiving, with an obnoxious slob of a shower ring salesman his only companion. R
- July 6: Ghostbusters 2. Bill Murray, Dan Aykroyd: The discovery of a massive river of ectoplasm and a resurgence of spectral activity allows the staff of Ghostbusters to revive the business. PG
- July 13: Darjeeling Limited. Wes Anderson: Three American brothers who have not spoken to each other in a year set off on a train voyage across India with a plan to find themselves and bond with each other — to become brothers again like they used to be. R
- July 20: Some Like it Hot. Marilyn Monroe, Tony Curtis, Jack Lemon: When two musicians witness a mob hit, they flee the state in an all-female band disguised as women, but further complications set in. PG-13
- July 27: Taking of Pelham 123. Walter Matthau: In this 1974 New York classic, armed men hijack a subway car and demand a ransom for the passengers. Even if it’s paid, how could they get away? R
- August 3: The Incredibles. Pixar: A family of undercover superheroes, trying to live the quiet suburban life, is forced into action to save the world. PG