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Tonight in Film: The Secret to a Happy Ending at the AFI Silver Theatre

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UPDATE: The mightnight screening is canceled due to the snowstorm. The sold-out 9:15 p.m. screening will continue as scheduled. Original post below:

Sadly, a large number of arts events this weekend have been canceled. But some venues soldier on! From this week's City Lights:

Pardon the hyperbole, but Drive-By Truckers is the only real rock ’n’ roll band left in America. When Mike Cooley and Patterson Hood open their mouths, you know they spent the previous two hours chain-smoking beef-jerky cigarettes and snacking on fistfuls of gravel soaked in Old Crow. Do they Auto-Tune that grit out of their studio recordings? Hell no. This is just one of the secrets I hope will be explained in The Secret to a Happy Ending, director Barr Weissman’s documentary about the Athens, Ga., band. The documentary will probably present DBT in three different ways: DBT as the obvious heirs to Skynyrd’s “triple-threat” guitar section; DBT as real folk who still hang out in Athens, even though they’re famous; and DBT as manly men who dry themselves with cheetah pelts. —Mike Riggs

Read the full City Lights pick here; screening details after the jump:

THE FILM SHOWS AT 9:15 P.M. AND MIDNIGHT AT THE AFI SILVER THEATRE AND CULTURAL CENTER, 8633 COLESVILLE road, SILVER SPRING. $6–$10. (301) 495-6720.

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