AFI Docs, the sweeping documentary film festival formerly known as Silverdocs, has announced its 2013 schedule. In addition to previously announced premieres of Herblock: The Black & The White, Documented, and Letters to Jackie, the June festival will include 52 other films, including Caucus, A.J. Schnack's behind-the-scenes look at the 2012 Republican caucuses in Iowa. You know, [...]
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Yet another film with a Washington Post connection will get a special showing at this year's AFI Docs (formerly Silverdocs): Today the festival announced that Herblock: The Black & the White, a biography of longtime Post editorial cartoonist Herb Block, will have its D.C. premiere at this year's gala at the Newseum. A date has [...]
When it was announced that J.J. Abrams was to revive the storied but long-dead Star Trek franchise, the news was met with more skepticism than excitement. But the resulting 2009 film, Star Trek, not only managed to surpass expectations (which were, admittedly, pretty low), but it turned out to be one of the best blockbusters in [...]
To accommodate the filming of Captain America: The Winter Soldier, the District Department of Transportation plans to temporarily close the Theodore Roosevelt Bridge for a few hours on Sunday, May 5. The bridge will be off-limits from 8:20 a.m. to 9:10 a.m. and 1 p.m. to 1:30 p.m. that day.
"The Theodore Roosevelt Bridge plays an [...]
Summer doesn’t technically start until June 21st, but according to Hollywood, it starts today, with the release of the first potential blockbuster of the season, Iron Man 3.
Considering the sheer number of blockbusters released each summer (and this one is looking stacked), you may want to think hard on which ones are actually worth your [...]
But seriously: Who is the mole?
Jordan Brown sees a side of D.C. not everyone does. He points his camera lens in places many of us are afraid to look. His D.C. is the dark underbelly of Washington, a gritty realm of deception and subterfuge, of predators and prey.
Jordan Brown shoots video of bugs.
Early mornings, and sometimes late at night, he [...]
No one could accuse Bethesda Row Cinema of lacking a certain sheen. The Landmark-owned movie house just off of Bethesda's tony Woodmont Avenue has been a destination for film fans since it opened in 2002. But now, after a months-long renovation, the theater is more posh than ever.
The first things you might notice are the [...]
You’ve already kicked in to help Veronica Mars hit the big screen and Zach Braff plumb the plights of existentially challenged thirtysomething white dudes. Now you’re wondering where to throw those philanthropic film dollars next.
For those inclined to give locally, D.C.’s Avalon Theatre is throwing an anniversary bash and fundraiser this weekend, the proceeds from which will [...]
Jeff Nichols isn’t the type of director to make a light film. His first feature, 2007’s Shotgun Stories, a terse family drama about a blood feud between two sets of half brothers in rural Arkansas, became one of the most talked-about films of the year and established him as a fresh new voice in the [...]