Results tagged “AFi” from Spotlight

3 Area Movie Theaters Screening Holiday Classics

By Doug Rule
December 12, 2013 4:42 PM |
Tonight, the Angelika Film Center plays host to “Christmas in Black and White,” a presentation of short, silent holiday films accompanied by the Fairfax Symphony Orchestra and singers from the National Broadway Chorus. Among the films on tap ‘Twas the Night Before Christmas, A Winter Straw Ride, A Christmas Carol and The Adventure of the Wrong Santa Claus. Thursday, Dec. ... [Read]

A Clockwork Orange at the AFI Silver

Posted by Randy Shulman
August 14, 2012 6:21 PM |
As part of its retrospective "The Films of Stanley Kubrick," the American Film Institute's Silver Theatre screens what is probably Kubrick's most adventurous and bizarre classic. Released in 1971, A Clockwork Orange was based on Anthony Burgess's novel, and was initially Rated X upon release for its graphic violence and subject matter. Malcolm McDowell astonishes as a Beethoven-loving ringleader ... [Read]

Les Girls at the AFI Silver

Posted by Randy Shulman
March 18, 2012 2:00 PM |
As part of a two-month Gene Kelly retrospective, the American Film Institute's Silver Theatre presents Gene Kelly's final appearance in a full-blown musical -- which was also Cole Porter's final film score. George Cukor's 1957 Les Girls is a frothy showbiz expose about competing versions, told in flashback during a libel trial, of what really happened -- specifically, who was ... [Read]

Hitchcock Retrospective at AFI

Posted by Randy Shulman
May 2, 2011 9:23 AM |
The American Film Institute's Silver Theatre presents the second in a three-part series this year exploring the works of the great filmmaker Alfred Hitchcock. Part II focuses on his early Hollywood pictures. Up next two films from 1941: Suspicion, starring Cary Grant and Joan Fontaine, who won an Oscar for her role (watch the sinister glass of milk -- they ... [Read]

The American Film Institute's Silver Theatre launches a retrospective of gay filmmaker Todd Haynes with a new 35mm print celebrating the 20th anniversary of Poison, inspired by the transgressive tales of Jean Genet. The director's first feature-length film, Poison is provocative (for its time), highly stylized, and is ultimately marked by a grimy despondency. The film deals mainly with sex ... [Read]

The Big Uneasy at AFI Silver

Posted by Randy Shulman
March 13, 2011 5:00 PM |
Simpsons castmember -- voice of Mr. Burns, Waylon Smithers, Ned Flanders and Principal Skinner, among others -- and New Orleans resident Harry Shearer will appear at a screening of his documentary The Big Uneasy about Hurricane Katrina, co-sponsored by the DC Labor FilmFest and the Project on Government Oversight. Shearer speaks to investigators and a whistleblower from the Army Corps ... [Read]

Grease Sing-A-Long at the AFI Silver

Posted by Randy Shulman
February 18, 2011 8:44 AM |
The American Film Institute's Silver Theatre presents a new "Sing-A-Long" 35mm print of the popular 1978 musical Grease, with animated subtitles. We're hopelessly devoted to it. Friday, Feb. 18, at 7 p.m., Saturday, Feb. 19, at 7:45 p.m. and 10 p.m., Sunday, Feb. 20, at 6:30 p.m., Monday, Feb. 21, at 7 p.m., and Thursday, Feb. 24, at 9:30 p.m. ... [Read]

The American Film Institute's Silver Theatre presents the first in a three-part series this year exploring the works of Alfred Hitchcock. "Part I: The British Hitchcock" focuses on his British pictures, including The Skin Game, the original The Man Who Knew Too Much, The 39 Steps, Sabotage and The Lady Vanishes. Pianist and composer Andrew Simpson, a professor at Catholic ... [Read]

M*A*S*H at AFI's Silver Theatre

Posted by Randy Shulman
September 18, 2010 9:52 AM |
The American Film Institute's Silver Theatre screens a new 35mm print of this 1970 film revolving around the antics of Hawkeye (Donald Sutherland) and Trapper John (Elliott Gould) as they struggle to keep their sanity amid the madness of the Korean War. The cast is a veritable who's who -- Sally Kellerman as Hot Lips O'Houlihan, Rene Auberjonios as Father ... [Read]