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Been getting a lot of messages lately about a movie filming around town. IncandescentMachine reports this morning:

“Looks like a film/TV set on D btwn 17 & 18 today.”

Bootsy with the goods: “CBS is making a mini series based on Comey’s book. Today they filmed a re-creation of the 2017 Women’s March.

Jeff Daniels and Holly Hunter are among the principles.”

From Variety:

“Brendan Gleeson has been cast as President Donald Trump while Michael Kelly will play Acting FBI Director Andrew McCabe and Jennifer Ehle will play Patrice Comey, James’ wife.

The drama is slated to being production in November, 2019 with an airdate to be announced at a later date. CBS Studios has yet to determine whether the series will air on Showtime, CBS Access or both.”


Photo by PoPville flickr user John Sonderman

More Handmaid’s Tale?

From MPD:

“The Metropolitan Police Department wishes to advise that from Friday, June 14, 2019 through Sunday, June 16, 2019, the filming of a television miniseries will take place in the District of Columbia. In conjunction with this event, there will be several street closures that motorists should take into consideration:

The following streets will temporary street closures and intermittent traffic control from Friday, June 14, 2019 at 7:00 p.m. to Saturday, June 15, 2019 at 5:00 p.m: Read More


807 V Street, NW

Here are the previous best/let’s do this lists for – Carryouts, best Thai, best liquor stores, best Ramen, best Bars, best Indian and Pakistani, best Italian/Pizza/Deli, best Mexican/Salvadoran/Central/Cuban/Latin, best burgers/fries, best bakery/bagels, best Gyms, best Ethiopian , best Sushi and best bookstores.

So are we going old school Uptown or new school Landmark? Where’s your favorite theater in town these days? We could do a two parter – one for popular films and one for independent/foreign films?


3107 Mt. Pleasant Street, NW. David Cabrera and Ryan Hunter Mitchell. All photos by Reana Kovalcik

Thanks to Reana Kovalcik for sharing:

“Last weekend, Mount Pleasant’s destination for all things cinephile – Suns Cinema – celebrated its 3rd Birthday with a party and grand opening of a new, second story addition. Suns is the brainchild of founding fathers and movie-lovers David Cabrera and Ryan Hunter Mitchell, who transformed the space from a cellphone store into a boutique cinema in May of 2016. Now three years on, the two have built Suns into a neighborhood destination – a place to enjoy obscure indie films and guilty pleasure cult-classics alike, all over a carefully crafted cocktail and maybe a frozen Twix chaser. Cabrera and Mitchell have been working on an expansion of the theater for well over a year, and on their anniversary party (fittingly “future” themed), the pair formally opened the theater’s second story to the public. Read More


Photo by PoPville flickr user evegophotos

From the NoMA BID:

“The theme of this year’s NoMa Summer Screen is “WHO’S GOT GAME?”. Please take a moment to vote on your favorite sports films from the list below. You can select a maximum of 12 movies — your ideal sports-themed Summer Screen season.”

Place your votes here.

PoP Proclamation: Obviously you should include The Karate Kid and Bull Durham in your picks.


From an email:

“National Geographic will offer complimentary tickets to select screenings of FREE SOLO at AMC Georgetown for federal employees who are impacted by the partial government shutdown.

Tickets will be distributed on a first-come, first-served basis at the theater starting one hour before the screening. Federal employees with a valid government ID may each receive up to two tickets and vouchers for popcorn and soda.

FREE SOLO is playing in IMAX for one week only nationwide and in Canada. Federal employees should contact [email protected] with questions.

Screenings: Read More


Following the suggestion last week that we discuss the best John Cusack movie, let’s move on to Robert De Niro while the world goes mad. This may be an impossible question but it will surely reveal a lot about us in which one we choose. So without further ado, I’m going with The Godfather Part Two. You guys? Favorite De Niro quote?

Ed. Note: For those still undecided on who they’re gonna vote for, you can review last week’s post/comments here.


“Please join Education Forward DC, the Greater Washington Community Foundation, and the DC Public Education Fund for a citywide screening Thursday, September 27th of America to Me, a ten-part docu-series about race and equity in America’s public schools.  The content is compelling.  Directed by Academy-Award nominee Steve James (Hoop DreamsLife Itself, The Interrupters), the series follows a year in the life of students, teachers, and administrators at Oak Park and River Forest High School, a racially integrated high school near Chicago. You can learn more about the series from the New York Times and IndieWire reviews, and the series trailer. Read More


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