Results tagged “Landmark Cinemas” from Spotlight

Oscar-Nominated Short Films

Posted by Randy Shulman
February 11, 2013 2:08 PM |
Once again Landmark's E Street Cinema, in partnership with ShortsHD, offers two feature-length programs of the short films nominated at the upcoming Academy Awards. A program with the animated shorts, four from the U.S. and one from the U.K., and a program of live action shorts. Landmark's E Street Cinema, 555 11th St. NW. Call 202-452-7672 or visit ... [Read]

With 3 You Get Amazing Opera

Posted by Randy Shulman
January 29, 2012 12:05 PM |
Landmark's E Street Cinema presents a screening of Opera on Film: 3 Superstars in Berlin, a taped performance at Berlin's massive Waldbuhne amphitheater featuring three of the opera world's biggest stars: Soprano Anna Netrebko, her baritone husband Erwin Schrott and tenor Jonas Kaufman. The opera's greatest hits program, with the Prague Philharmonic Orchestra accompanying the singers, includes selections from Bernstein's ... [Read]

Now Playing: Pariah

Posted by Randy Shulman
January 13, 2012 7:53 AM |
Pariah is the finest coming-of-age movie to find its way into theaters in years. The story, or at least a portion of it, is inspired by writer and director Dee Rees's own. But Pariah is not autobiographical, and it's the better for it. Under the protective umbrella of fiction, Rees explores all sorts of conflict removed from her own life ... [Read]

Duck Soup at Landmark's E Street CInema

Posted by Randy Shulman
December 17, 2011 12:04 PM |
The E Street Cinema concludes its inaugural "Capital Classics" series with the Marx Brothers comedy Duck Soup, focused on Freedonia's war on nearby Sylvania. It wasn't a hit when released in 1933, but it's now considered one of the Marx Brothers' finest. Saturday, Dec. 17, at midnight, and Sunday, Dec. 18, at 11 a.m. Landmark's E Street Cinema, 555 11th ... [Read]

King Kong at Landmark's E Street

Posted by Randy Shulman
December 10, 2011 12:47 PM |
The E Street Cinema continues its "Capital Classics" series this weekend with the 1933 classic King Kong, in which a giant ape escapes and wreaks havoc on human society. The stop-motion work and effects are, to this day, miraculous. Saturday, Dec. 10, at 12 a.m., and Sunday, Dec. 11, at 11 a.m. The Capital Classics series continues through Dec. 18. ... [Read]

Cave of Forgotten Dreams

Posted by Randy Shulman
May 7, 2011 8:22 AM |
A Slate film critic said that Werner Herzog's latest film, Cave of Forgotten Dream, a three-dimensional documentary about 30,000-year-old paintings in the Chauvet cave in southern France, "may be the best 3D movie ever made." It's a probing essay on the history of art, and even of humankind. So, a feast for the senses and the smarts. Now playing. Visit ... [Read]

The Illusionist

Posted by Randy Shulman
February 4, 2011 8:50 AM |
Originally written by French comic genius and cinema legend Jacques Tati as a love letter from father to daughter, The Illusionist has been adapted by Oscar-nominated director Sylvain Chomet (The Triplets of Belleville) into his distinctive hand-drawn animated style. The story revolves around an aging magician and a teenage girl, whose paths become intertwined. The film is up for an ... [Read]

A deliriously stylish, searingly erotic thriller from Korea, The Housemaid explores what happens to an innocent girl in the employ of a rich and powerful family. Sang-soo Im directs. In Korean with English subtitles. Opens today, Feb. 4 at Landmark's E Street Cinema, 555 11th St. NW. Call 202-452-7672 or visit ... [Read]

From the director of An Inconvenient Truth comes another film about America wasting a natural resource: the next generation. In Waiting for Superman, public schools are the focus of Davis Guggenheim's new documentary, which includes a look at D.C.'s own school system. Opens Friday, Oct. 1. Landmark's E Street Cinema, 555 11th St. NW. Call 202-452-7672 or visit ... [Read]

Through early November, Landmark's E Street Cinema is hosting weekend midnight screenings of camp and cult classics, including, of course, Rocky Horror Picture Show -- "with live cast Sonic Transducers" -- next weekend, Oct. 8 and Oct. 9. Also on tap in future weeks: Poltergeist, Purple Rain, The Shining and Casablanca. But this weekend brings this John Waters' over-the-top classic ... [Read]

A Metro Weekly Critic’s Pick when it screened at last year’s Reel Affirmations, this Swedish film focuses on a gay couple settling down in the suburbs, ready to make a family. When baby Patrik (Thomas Ljungman) turns out to be 15 instead of 1.5 years old, what was supposed to be two men and a baby turns into two queens ... [Read]

The gender-bending Orlando, based on a Virginia Woolf novel, starred the late Quentin Crisp -- playing Queen Elizabeth! -- as well as Billy Zane and, of course, Tilda Swinton in one of her first roles, before she became an indie-film darling. Sony Pictures Classics is re-releasing Sally Potter's 1993 queer classic in a re-mastered edition. Now playing at Landmark's E ... [Read]

Joan Rivers: A Piece of Work

Posted by Randy Shulman
July 18, 2010 7:41 AM |
To make the cleverly titled documentary Joan Rivers: A Piece of Work, filmmakers Ricki Stern and Annie Sundberg followed the pioneering female comedian Joan Rivers during 2008, the year she turned 75, a year that started low and ended high. Over the course of the film, Stern and Sundberg strip away the layers that shroud Rivers in her outlandish, loud, ... [Read]

Stonewall Uprising

Posted by Randy Shulman
July 16, 2010 9:13 AM |
If you're a first-time visitor to the Stonewall Inn, then the documentary Stonewall Uprising by Kate Davis and David Heilbroner will be an adequate Gay History 101. However, if you've had too many rounds already, it all seems like a lot of historical backwash. Based on a book by David Carter, the film captures firsthand accounts of what transpired on ... [Read]