3426 Connecticut Ave, NW
From the Cleveland Park Business Association:
“Mark your calendars: Starting in December, The Uptown theater will begin showing weekend morning movies–family favorites and classic films–at 10:30 am on Saturday and Sunday mornings.
The series will open on December 2 and 3 with “Elf,” and continue December 9 and 10 with “It’s a Wonderful Life.” The new Star Wars movie will run for the rest of December. Then, a new slate of classics will be announced for January’s weekends.
Come for the movie, check out the Farmers Market (on Saturday), and then grab lunch and shop in Cleveland Park.
Spread the news and plan to support this fun new offering in the neighborhood.”
Until this past Friday, E Street Cinema was set to show Louis C.K.’s new film, “I Love You, Daddy,” on November 17. Unfortunately, its plan changed only after the film’s distributer pulled it following the New York Times‘ expose of C.K.’s extensive history of sexual misconduct.
C.K.’s movie is an homage to his cinematic hero, Woody Allen, who’s made numerous films in which an older man (usually Allen himself) preys upon a very young woman. “I Love You, Daddy” borrows that theme – C.K. plays a wealthy and successful Hollywood-type whose teenage daughter falls victim to a much older man’s predatory advances. As the New Yorker observed, “it’s lamentable that it took the outing of Louis C.K.’s actual misconduct, rather than the movie’s own demerits, to get it off the calendar”.
E Street’s intention to ever show this film was questionable and concerning, both in light of its facially repugnant themes and the rumors about C.K. that have swirled for years (with increased pace and urgency over the last few weeks). I found the juxtaposition of watching a preview for the film at E Street before “Jane” – a beautiful account of a woman who overcame countless sexist obstacles to make indelible contributions to animal science – especially jarring.
E Street’s decision to show “I Love You, Daddy” was ultimately made for it, but it still has a choice as to whether to show Woody Allen’s films.
As a formerly obsessive, longtime Woody Allen fan, I was guilty of ignoring or excusing not just the heinous accusations against him, but the unassailable facts we know – his relationships with teenage girls onscreen and his sexual relationship with a teenage girl to whom he was a father-like figure (whom he eventually married). His dismissive response to the Harvey Weinstein revelations (you “don’t want it to lead to a witch hunt atmosphere, a Salem atmosphere”) is the latest example. During this overdue moment of national reckoning over sexual misconduct, it’s important for all of us to face the truths about prominent figures that have long been brushed under the rug.
The tired argument that an artist’s artistic and life choices should be viewed separately rings especially false when his art imitates his life. Theaters like E Street – renowned for championing socially-conscious and culturally-relevant work – should stop providing a platform to filmmakers who seek to normalize and celebrate sexual misconduct.”
701 7th Street, NW
Regal Gallery Place Stadium 14 has posted a liquor license placard:
“New Class “DX” Multipurpose facility for a movie theatre serving pizza, chicken wings, pre-packaged candy, popcorn and alcoholic beverages. Total Occupancy Load of 3119.”
But do they have that pretzel stuffed with crab?
Photo by PoPville flickr user angela n.
Well this is just amazing. From the New York Times:
“President Trump on Monday removed Anthony Scaramucci from his position as communications director, the White House announced, ousting him just days after Mr. Scaramucci unloaded a crude verbal tirade against other senior members of the president’s senior staff.”
In other Presidential news:
From a press release:
“Happy Birthday, Mr. President”: An Obama Birthday Celebration in commemoration of President Barack Obama’s Birthday, with an outdoor screening of “Believe: The Story of Barack Obama.” Seating will be provided and guests may also bring their own folding chairs and lawn chairs. (more…)
“Bring a blanket, some snacks, and a neighbor to the Manor Park Citizens Association’s 2nd Annual Screen on the Green, featuring the 1984 classic Sixteen Candles. The event will take place from 7:30 – 11:00 p.m on Friday, July 14 at Capital City Public Charter School (100 Peabody Street, NW). The event is kid friendly and will include a pre-screening of the Secret Life of Pets, face painting, balloons, and other activities. Please RSVP at our Facebook event. We hope to see you there!”
I wanted to spread the word about Check It, the first and only documented LGBTQ gang in America. They are located right here in DC. A documentary was made and is available on LouisCK.net for just $5. They opened a storefront in Anacostia (1920 MLK Ave SE) in June to pursue their dream of designing and selling fashion. Please let the community know to check them out and support their ventures into a better life.”
The movie’s about page says:
“At first glance, they seem unlikely gang-bangers. Some of the boys wear lipstick and mascara, some stilettos. They carry Louis Vuitton bags, but they also carry knives, brass knuckles and mace. As vulnerable gay and transgender youth, they’ve been shot, stabbed, and raped. (more…)
From an email:
“Adams Morgan Movie Nights kicks off Tuesday 5/16 at a new location — Walter Pierce Park — a short walk across the bridge from Woodley Park Metro. The renovation of Marie Reed school forced the change but the series will be back at Marie Reed in 2018.
From a press release:
“May 25 marks the 40th anniversary of the release of the film, Star Wars: A New Hope, the first in the Star Wars franchise. The National Air and Space Museum’s “The Force at 40” event will celebrate this milestone with the rare opportunity to see the film in the Lockheed Martin IMAX Theater, along with other activities, at the museum in Washington, D.C., on the evening of Thursday, May 25. Free tickets are required for the two screenings, but not for entry to the museum or for the evening’s other activities. (more…)
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NoMa Summer Screen is located at Storey Park, 1005 First Street, NE.
NoMa Summer Screen 2017
June 7th, 2017 MR. SMITH GOES TO WASHINGTON
June 14th, 2017 THE AMERICAN PRESIDENT
June 21st, 2017 ELECTION
June 28th, 2017 LINCOLN (more…)
rear 1967 Calvert St, NW
From an email:
“This year the movies will be shown at Walter Pierce Park (behind Mama Ayesha’s.) Movies will start about 1/2 hour after sunset, and BicycleSPACE will be providing bike valet service on site.
May 16 – Animated feature (either Moana, Zootopia, or Inside Out)
May 23 – Grease
May 30 – Snowden
June 6 – Rogue 1
June 13 – Jaws”