Posts Tagged ‘AFI Silver Theatre and Cultural Center’

Freer’s Korean Film Festival Opens Today

It’s too bad Korean cinema doesn’t get the attention it deserves, because every other cultural product coming out of South Korea gets way more attention than it deserves. Having already conquered the Asian market, K-pop has been making inroads in the U.S., winning over American audiences with its slickly produced, inanely catchy, and sexy-but-pre-teen-safe videos. So [...]

Celebrate MLK Day About A Million Ways

Thirty-eight percent of workers in D.C. are government employees–which means there are a whole lot of people who are going to have spare time on their hands this Monday, which is Martin Luther King, Jr. Day. If you're among these lucky many, and you're looking for ways to celebrate King, you've got plenty of options.

King’s [...]

Tonight in Film: Play Misty for Me at the AFI Silver Theatre

As an actor and director, Clint Eastwood has fixated for five decades on the theme of revenge, largely through the prism of masculinity. True, he didn’t invent the laconic, badass loner, but over the course of his career—particularly in Sergio Leone’s westerns and as “Dirty Harry” Callahan—he surely perfected the trope. For his directorial debut, [...]

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

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 [...]

Tonight in Music Docs: The Secret Policeman Rocks

The 30th anniversary of the first Secret Policeman’s Ball is as good a time as any for: 1) the festival’s braintrust to pat itself on the back; 2) the rest of us to enjoy the collateral benefits. Chief among those is archival footage of the concert series, which began in 1979 as a fundraiser for [...]