Posts Tagged ‘AFI Silver’

The Hidden Lives of Classic Movie Stars: A Primer for AFI Silver’s Leading Ladies Series

Karina Longworth, of the podcast You Must Remember This, on the secrets of Marlene Dietrich and when Meryl Streep began to embrace her own feminism

ToDo ToDay: Cal Ripken Jr. Signs Books for the Kiddies!

As spring nears and a new season of baseball begins, it feels like a good time to reflect on the game’s congregation of personalities: the superstitious reliever, the tobacco-spittin’ slugger, the devil-may-care base-stealer, the flamboyant outfielder, the blue-collar catcher, and so on. But for all its variety, the American pastime doesn’t boast many players who [...]

Alamo Drafthouse Is Coming to Loudoun County. Will It Be Worth the Drive?

It may be a skip and hop away from D.C., but Loudoun County's "One Loudoun" mixed-used development just announced news sure to delight movie geeks—it's getting a 34,000 square-foot Alamo Drafthouse Cinema.
While the Alamo is known for its (really, really great) custom-made movie posters and enforcing strict policies about texting and talking, it's also widely [...]

Don’t Be Bored: The Deep, Dark Abyss

In his recent autobiography, Stories I Only Tell My Friends, Rob Lowe recounts the advice Martin Sheen imparted for working with director Francis Ford Coppola: Don’t let him make you do anything you’re uncomfortable with. Coppola’s sojourn into the jungle for Apocalypse Now is an infamous example of Hollywood hubris that led its entire crew—especially [...]

Don’t Be Bored: Double Take at AFI, Oddball Music at Saint-Ex

Tonight, the Alfred Hitchcock retrospective continues at AFI with Johan Grimonprez's surreal, experimental film Double Take. Matt Siblo says, "even when Double Take loses the plot—if it ever had one—it creates an atmosphere with the palpable tension and droll gallows humor that have kept Hitchcock embedded in our cinematic consciousness." The [...]

Environmental Film Festival: Windfall, Reviewed

As Maryland Governor Martin O'Malley faces serious questions regarding his own wind-related plans, Laura Israel's Windfall presents a troubling glimpse into one community's calamitous transition to wind power. In the sleepy town of Meredith, N.Y, where times are tough and bucolic views are placed at a premium, Israel documents the contentious invasion of 400-foot-tall wind turbines, shown here to be noisy, hulking menaces prone to ice flinging [...]

Tonight at AFI Silver: Jeff Krulik’s Heavy Metal Picnic

"I have run to the theater with the film in my hands before," documentary filmmaker Jeff Krulik told me last month while we reviewed clips of his forthcoming movie, Heavy Metal Picnic. "We could that this time. I don't know."
If you're heading to AFI Silver tonight at 9:30 p.m. to catch [...]