Posts Tagged ‘AFI Silver Theatre’

Arts Roundup: Spooky Edition

The Auschwitz-Birkenau barracks at the U.S. Holocaust Museum must return to Poland—but the museum has already secured a replacement. [Post]
AFI Silver Theatre announces the lineup for this year's Spooky Movie International Horror Film Festival. [AFI Silver]
Scott McCloud (Girls Against Boys, New Wet Kojak, etc.) guests on Radio CPR's Dissonance. [Dissonance]
Ugly Purple Sweater: the exit interview [D.C. [...]

ToDo ToDay: “Crank & Groove,” Neighborhood Festivals, and Mousetrap

Energized by Charles Stephenson and Kip Lornell’s book The Beat: Go-Go’s Fusion of Funk and Hip-Hop, community organizer and theater director Jessica Solomon persuaded SpeakeasyDC Artistic Executive Director Amy Saidman to collaborate on a program that conveys the vitality of D.C.’s homegrown genre. The program, "Crank & Groove: A Go-Go Love Story," takes place this weekend. Read [...]

Led Zeppelin Played Here Is Playing Here

Heavy Metal Parking Lot filmmaker Jeff Krulik has been working on his latest documentary, Led Zeppelin Played Here, for almost five years. But he's been showing it—or trying to—for nearly half that time.
Krulik thought he'd found the perfect screening opportunity at the 2011 Zep Fest at National Harbor. He intended to show an early cut [...]

The Making of The Legend of Cool “Disco” Dan

We, the children of Marion Barry's mayoral years, remember the simple joys of attending a go-go where bands like Ayre Rayde, Rare Essence, Chuck Brown and the Soul Searchers, Little Benny and the Masters, and Junkyard hit pockets and sockets.
Those were all-night, sweating-the-chemicals-out-your-hair kind of parties. We were siced to hear our names and neighborhoods [...]

Arts Roundup: Anthem Edition

She sang the anthem, y'all. [Rolling Stone]
AFI Silver Theatre risks massive profit loss if it can't go digital [Gazette]
After controversy, Cool Disco Donut changes its name to Zeke's D.C. Donuts [Washington City Paper]
The Post goes deep inside the Cool Disco Donut hole [Post]
Nick & Norah's Infinite Playlist author visits her old high school, Bethesda Chevy [...]

Opening This Weekend: Woody Sez and All of the Festivals

What's new this weekend in local arts.
In celebration of what would have been Woody Guthrie's 100th birthday, Theater J is producing Woody Sez: The Life and Music of Woody Guthrie, a collage of the influential folkie's songs that meanders into moments from his life and excerpts from his newspaper column. The show traces [...]

Tonight at Silverdocs: Journey!

This year's Silverdocs opens tonight with Don't Stop Believin', a film about Journey and its hurricane-voiced Filipino frontman, Arnel Pineda. But as I noted in my intro to Washington City Paper's package of Silverdocs reviews, it isn't the first documentary about these titans of middle-of-the-road arena rock. Almost two decades ago, the band chronicled its 10th year together [...]

Don’t Be Bored: Village Without Women

It’s unlikely that the four remaining residents of Zabrdje, a once-vibrant rural town in Serbia, prattle on about naggy women, or drop any kind of “can’t live with ’em, can’t live without ’em!” cliché. But that’s because they’re stuck, well, living without them—two and a half miles from the nearest roadway, and without modern utilities, [...]

Heavy Metal Submission Process

Heavy Metal Picnic was supposed to be Jeff Krulik's big break. The documentary filmmaker behind the cult smash Heavy Metal Parking Lot has made every kind of documentary over the course of two decades. But he hasn't made anything with as big a place in the zeitgeist as the impromptu footage he and John Heyn [...]

Tonight: I’m Not There at AFI Silver Theatre

In the mid-aughts, it felt like every Tom, Dick, or Harriet who had ever picked up a guitar had a biopic bestowed upon them— Ray Charles (Ray), Joy Division's Ian Curtis (Control), and even California punk band The Germs (What We Do is Secret). That Bob Dylan’s story would make it to the big screen [...]