“Iris” – May 24th

Join the Washington DC Sunday Night Film Club this Sunday, May 24th at 3:30 for Iris at the Landmark E Street Cinema . Look for Brian A. wearing a green t-shirt in the theatre lobby about 15 minutes before the film. As always, after the film we will descend on a local establishment for dinner/drinks/discussion.

Iris pairs legendary 87-year-old documentarian Albert Maysles with Iris Apfel, the quick-witted, flamboyantly dressed, 93-year-old style maven who has had an outsized presence on the New York fashion scene for decades. More than a fashion film, the documentary is a story about creativity and how, even in Iris’s dotage, a soaring free spirit continues to inspire. Iris portrays a singular woman whose enthusiasm for fashion, art, and people is life’s sustenance and reminds us that dressing, and indeed life, is nothing but an experiment. Despite the abundance of glamour in her current life, she continues to embrace the values and work ethic established during a middle-class Queens upbringing during the Great Depression. “I feel lucky to be working. If you’re lucky enough to do something you love, everything else follows.”

“About Elly” – May 17th

Join the Washington DC Sunday Night Film Club this Sunday, May 17th at 4:05 for About Elly at the Landmark E Street Cinema . Look for Laine wearing a black and white skirt in the theatre lobby about 15 minutes before the film. As always, after the film we will descend on a local establishment for dinner/drinks/discussion.

About Elly is a terrific film written and directed by Asghar Farhadi prior to making the Academy Award-winning A Separation and The Past. It is now getting a well-deserved U.S. release, and richly repays the wait. Like Farhadis other films, it is full of subtle motivations and believable characters, building intense emotional involvement as the story unfolds. Beautiful Sepideh (Golshifteh Farahani, The Patience Stone, Exodus: Gods and Kings), is a friendly young wife and mother with a tendency to stretch the truth to try to make things better. She arranges a weekend getaway to the seashore with three couples who were friends at university, with their young children, and includes Ahmad (Shahab Hosseini), the newly-divorced brother of one of them, home from Germany looking for a wife. She also invites, with considerable arm-twisting, Elly (Taraneh Alidoosti), the sweet but shy kindergarten teacher of her daughter, to get acquainted with Ahmad. Everyone is having a good time until tragedy suddenly strikes, with a mysterious disappearance. Recriminations ensue and relationships are strained. The friends try to cover up the truth, and lie piles upon lie leading to disaster. (Fully subtitled)

“Ex Machina” – May 10th

Join the Washington DC Sunday Night Film Club this Sunday, May 10th at 5:35 for Ex Machina at the Regal Gallery Place . Look for Eric wearing a gray shirt and blue jeans in the theatre lobby about 15 minutes before the film. As always, after the film we will descend on a local establishment for dinner/drinks/discussion.

A young coder at the world’s largest internet company, wins a competition to spend a week at a private retreat belonging to the reclusive CEO of the company. One arrival he learns that he must participate in a bizarre experiment which involves interacting with the world’s first true artificial intelligence, which comes in the form of a beautiful female robot.

“Avengers: Age of Ultron” – May 3rd

Join the Washington DC Sunday Night Film Club this Sunday, May 3rd at 3:30 for Avengers: Age of Ultron at the Regal Gallery Place . Look for Brian A. wearing a green t-shirt in the theatre lobby about 15 minutes before the film. As always, after the film we will descend on a local establishment for dinner/drinks/discussion.

When Tony Stark jumpstarts a dormant peacekeeping program, things go awry and Earth’s Mightiest Heroes, including Iron Man, Captain America, Thor, The Incredible Hulk, Black Widow and Hawkeye, are put to the ultimate test as they battle to save the planet from destruction at the hands of the villainous Ultron.

“Woman in Gold” – Apr 26th

Join the Washington DC Sunday Night Film Club this Sunday, Apr 26th at 4:05 for Woman in Gold at the Landmark E Street Cinema . Look for Brian A. wearing a green t-shirt in the theatre lobby about 15 minutes before the film. As always, after the film we will descend on a local establishment for dinner/drinks/discussion.

Sixty years after she fled Vienna during World War II, an elderly Jewish woman, Maria Altmann, starts her journey to retrieve family possessions seized by the Nazis, among them Klimt’s famous painting ‘The Lady in Gold’. Together with her inexperienced but plucky young lawyer Randy Schoenberg, she embarks upon a major battle which takes them all the way to the heart of the Austrian establishment and the U.S. Supreme Court, and forces her to confront difficult truths about the past along the way.

“Child 44″ – Apr 19th

Join the Washington DC Sunday Night Film Club this Sunday, Apr 19th at 4:10 pm for Child 44 at the AMC Loews Uptown 1 . Look for Brian F. wearing red North Face sneakers in the theatre lobby about 15 minutes before the film. As always, after the film we will descend on a local establishment for dinner/drinks/discussion.

Based on the best selling novel, this action thriller set in 1953 Soviet Russia details an exiled secret police agent (Tom Hardy) relentlessly hunting for a serial killer who targets young boys. His investigation reveals an unsettling coverup and conspiracy, pitting him against the ruthless government agents behind it.

“Desert Dancer” – Apr 12th

Join the Washington DC Sunday Night Film Club this Sunday, Apr 12th at 5:00pm for Desert Dancer at the Landmark E Street Cinema . Look for Brian F. wearing red North Face sneakers in the theatre lobby about 15 minutes before the film. As always, after the film we will descend on a local establishment for dinner/drinks/discussion.

Inspirational true story of Iranian dancer Afshin Ghaffarian, who risked his life for his dream to become a dancer despite a nationwide dancing ban.

“The Salt of the Earth” – Apr 5th

Join the Washington DC Sunday Night Film Club this Sunday, Apr 5th at 2:25 for The Salt of the Earth at the Landmark E Street Cinema . Look for Eric wearing a gray shirt and blue jeans in the theatre lobby about 15 minutes before the film. As always, after the film we will descend on a local establishment for dinner/drinks/discussion.

For the last 40 years, the photographer Sebastiao Salgado has been travelling through the continents, in the footsteps of an ever-changing humanity. He has witnessed some of the major events of our recent history; international conflicts, starvation and exodus. He is now embarking on the discovery of pristine territories, of wild fauna and flora, and of grandiose landscapes as part of a huge photographic project, which is a tribute to the planet’s beauty. Sebastiao Salgado’s life and work are revealed to us by his son, Juliano, who went with him during his last travels, and by Wim Wenders, himself a photographer. (C) Sony Classics

Early showtime in case anyone has Easter dinner plans already.

Pre-purchase tickets here: https://www.landmarktheatres.com/Booking/e-street-cinema/1323975

“Deli Man” – March 29

Please join the Sunday Night Film Club this Sunday, March 29, at 3:30pm at the Angelika Pop-Up at Union Market. Look for Brian in the lobby wearing a blue sweater.
Erik Greenberg Anjou’s documentary Deli Man profiles third-generation delicatessen man Ziggy Gruber, the owner and proprietor of the top-rated Kenny & Ziggy’s in Houston. The filmmakers explore how the traditional foods he serves, such as blintzes and corned-beef sandwiches, help keep Jewish heritage alive and well.
Advance tickets can be purchased here. The theater is a couple of blocks from the NoMa/Gallaudet Metro stop on the Red Line.

“Run All Night” – Mar 22nd

Join the Washington DC Sunday Night Film Club this Sunday, Mar 22nd at 5:20 for Run All Night at the AMC Mazza Gallerie . Look for Laine wearing a green coat in the theatre lobby about 15 minutes before the film. As always, after the film we will descend on a local establishment for dinner/drinks/discussion.

Brooklyn mobster and prolific hit man Jimmy Conlon (Liam Neeson), once known as The Gravedigger, has seen better days. Longtime best friend of mob boss Shawn Maguire (Ed Harris), Jimmy, now 55, is haunted by the sins of his pastas well as a dogged police detective (Vincent D’Onofrio) whos been one step behind Jimmy for 30 years. Lately, it seems Jimmys only solace can be found at the bottom of a whiskey glass. But when Jimmys estranged son, Mike (Joel Kinnaman), becomes a target, Jimmy must make a choice between the crime family he chose and the real family he abandoned long ago. With Mike on the run, Jimmys only penance for his past mistakes may be to keep his son from the same fate Jimmy is certain hell face himself. Now, with nowhere safe to turn, Jimmy just has one night to figure out exactly where his loyalties lie and to see if he can finally make things right.