“The Two Faces of January” – Oct 19th

Join the Washington DC Sunday Night Film Club this Sunday, Oct 19th at 4:40pm for The Two Faces of January at the Landmark Bethesda Row . Look for Laine wearing a green and white jacket 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.

Screenwriter Hossein Amini (Drive, The Wings of the Dove) makes a stylish directing debut with this sleek thriller set in Greece and Istanbul in 1962. Intrigue begins at the Parthenon when a glamorous, wealthy American couplethe charismatic Chester MacFarland (Viggo Mortensen) and his alluring young wife Collete (Kirsten Dunst)meet Rydal (Oscar Isaac, Inside Llewyn Davis), a Greek-speaking American who is working as a tour guide, scamming female tourists on the side. Instead of becoming his latest marks, the two befriend him, but a murder at the couple’s hotel puts all three on the run together and creates a precarious bond between them as the trio’s allegiance is put to the test. Their journey takes them from Greece to Turkey, and to a dramatic finale played out in the back alleys of Istanbul’s Grand Bazaar. Adapted from the novel of the same name by Patricia Highsmith (The Talented Mr. Ripley, Strangers on a Train).

Please note that Bethesda Row Theatre features reserved seating. We will be sitting in row G. If that row fills up we will split up and meet back upstairs in the theatre lobby after the film ends.

“Pride” – Oct 12th

Join the Washington DC Sunday Night Film Club this Sunday, Oct 12th at 4:15 for Pride at the Landmark E Street Cinema . Look for Brian A. wearing a brown sweater 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.

Pride is an inspirational comedy based on a true story about finding hope and friendship where you least expect it. It’s the summer of 1984, Margaret Thatcher is in power and the National Union of Mineworkers is on strike, prompting a London-based group of gay and lesbian activists to raise money to support the strikers’ families. Initially rebuffed by the Union, the group identifies a tiny mining village in Wales and sets off to make their donation in person. As the strike drags on, the two groups discover that standing together makes for the strongest union of all. Starring Bill Nighy, Imelda Staunton, Dominic West and Paddy Considine, Pride is directed by Matthew Warchus.

“Gone Girl” – Oct 5th

Join the Washington DC Sunday Night Film Club this Sunday, Oct 5th at 4:30 pm for Gone Girl at the Regal Gallery Place . Look for Brian F. wearing a green Gonzaga 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.

David Fincher returns to the director’s chair for this 20th Century Fox thriller based on Gillian Flynn’s bestseller (and adapted for the screen by the author) about a husband who becomes the prime suspect in his wife’s disappearance after she vanishes on their fifth wedding anniversary

“The Disappearance of Eleanor Rigby” – Sep 28th

Join the Washington DC Sunday Night Film Club this Sunday, Sep 28th at 4:15 for The Disappearance of Eleanor Rigby 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.

With his unique vision, writer/director Ned Benson ambitiously captures a complete picture of a relationship in the beautifully relatable portrait of love, empathy and truth that is The Disappearance of Eleanor Rigby. Once happily married, Conor (James McAvoy, The Last King of Scotland) and Eleanor (Jessica Chastain, Zero Dark Thirty, The Help) suddenly find themselves as strangers longing to understand each other in the wake of tragedy. The film explores the couple’s story as they try to reclaim the life and love they once knew and pick up the pieces of a past that may be too far gone. Screened for the first time at the 2014 Cannes Film Festival, Benson’s latest version of their story combines his previous two filmstitled Him and Heruniting their perspectives and taking a further look into the subjectivity of relationships.

“Best of DC Shorts Showcase B” – Sep 21st

Join the Washington DC Sunday Night Film Club this Sunday, Sep 21st at 4pm for Best of DC Shorts Showcase B at the Navy Memorial . Look for Eric wearing a grey 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.

DC Shorts proudly presents jury and audience awards to our top films. These shorts are programmed into two Best of DC Shorts showcases that are screened at the U.S. Navy Memorial, Angelika Mosaic on September 20th and 21st. It is a great way to conclude the week – and catch the selections that might go on to fame and that special golden statue!

We’ll be watching Showcase B at the Navy Memorial (show time is 4pm) You must pre-purchase tickets at the link below!

“The Skeleton Twins” – Sep 21st

Join the Washington DC Sunday Night Film Club this Sunday, Sep 21st at 5:30 pm for The Skeleton Twins at the Landmark E Street Cinema . Look for Laine wearing a black and white striped 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.

In the hilarious and emotional The Skeleton Twins, twins Maggie (Kristen Wiig, Bridesmaids) and Milo (Bill Hader, “Saturday Night Live”) lead separate lives on opposite sides of the country. After many years of estrangement, both feel that they’re at the end of their ropes, and an unexpected reunion forces them to confront how their lives went so wrong. For Maggie, that means re-examining her marriage to sweet “nature frat boy” Lance (Luke Wilson) and her own self-destructive tendencies, while Milo must face the pain of an early heartbreak he never quite got past. As the twins’ reunion reinvigorates them both, they realize the key to fixing their lives just may lie in accepting the past and mending their relationship with each other. Also starring Ty Burrell (“Modern Family”).

“DC Shorts Showcase 14″ – Sep 14th

Join the Washington DC Sunday Night Film Club this Sunday, Sep 14th at 5:00 for DC Shorts Showcase 14 at the Navy Memorial . Look for Eric wearing a grey 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.

Join the Sunday Night Film Club as we celebrate the DC Shorts Film Festival!

We will be viewing Showcase #14 at the Navy Memorial (701 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW, Washington, DC).

Shorts included in this showcase:

Love at 20 Finding love at 20 isnt easy for anyone, but for Sophia, it is complicated by her own special challenges.

Witches Old resentments bubble to the surface when a witch announces alternative Saturday night plans to her coven.

This Is Me Balinda shares her story of how medical marijuana has changed her life.

Silence Is Golden After a series of bad dates, a woman decides shes happier on her own.

Cadet Pushed by his coach/father, a young runner eventually lashes out at the least expected moment.

Around a Table (Autour Dune Table) Disparate people ponder the cathartic nature of the coffee klatch ritual.

A Stitch In Time (For $9.99) Set on finding out if her coworker likes her, Laura visits the discount time travel lab to get a peek at her future.

The Dandelion (Le Pissenlit) The staff of The Dandelion try many wacky schemes to save their cafe.

“Get On Up” – Sep 7th

Join the Washington DC Sunday Night Film Club this Sunday, Sep 7th at 3:15pm for Get On Up at the Regal Gallery Place . Look for Laine wearing a red 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.

Chadwick Boseman stars as James Brown in this biopic from Universal Studios and director Tate Taylor (The Help). From a childhood spent in poverty to his emergence as the Godfather of Soul, Brown’s incredible life story is one of talent, determination, and perseverance. Brian Grazer, Mick Jagger, Victoria Pearman, and Erica Huggins produce a film co-penned in part by Jez and John-Henry Butterworth (Fair Game).

“Love Is Strange” – Aug 31st

Join the Washington DC Sunday Night Film Club this Sunday, Aug 31st at 3:30 for Love Is Strange 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.

After nearly four decades together, Ben (John Lithgow) and George (Alfred Molina) finally tie the knot in an idyllic wedding ceremony in lower Manhattan. But when George loses his job soon after, the couple must sell their apartment and – victims of the relentless New York City real estate market – temporarily live apart until they can find an affordable new home. While George moves in with two cops (Cheyenne Jackson and Manny Perez) who live down stairs, Ben lands in Brooklyn with his nephew (Darren Burrows), his wife (Marisa Tomei), and their temperamental teenage son (Charlie Tahan), with whom Ben shares a bedroom. While struggling with the pain of separation, Ben and George are further challenged by the intergenerational tensions and capricious family dynamics of their new living arrangements.

“Frank” – Aug 24th

Join the Washington DC Sunday Night Film Club this Sunday, Aug 24th at 5:30pm for Frank at the Landmark E Street Cinema . Look for Brian F. wearing a Gonzaga 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.

Acclaimed Irish director Lenny Abrahamson creates a wildly quirky comedy about a naive young wannabe musician, Jon (Domhnall Gleeson, About Time), who finds himself out of his depth when he joins an avant-garde rock band led by the mysterious Frank (Michael Fassbender, conquering the ultimate acting challenge), an unstable but charismatic musical savant who wears a large, round fake head with crudely painted-on features all the timelike Daniel Johnston hidden behind a cartoon smile. Frank’s closest musical collaborator is the forbidding Clara (Maggie Gyllenhaal, Donnie Darko); part caretaker, part jailer, Clara is the antithesis of all things mainstream. For Jon, this is the break he’s been waiting for, his chance to climb through the looking glass and into the world of artistic collaboration, real music-making, and rock ‘n’ roll adventure that he’s always dreamed of. But does he have the talent to make it? Written by Jon Ronson (The Men Who Stare at Goats) and Peter Straughan (Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy), based on the memoir by Ronson.

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The Sunday Night Film Club (SNFC) gets together at a DC-area theatre every Sunday to watch a film as a group, and then discuss it over dinner and drinks. There is no cost to join the club (other than your ticket and anything you may spend on food/drink afterwards) and there's no obligation to attend every week. It's just a very casual group of people that like film, period.

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