“Gett: The Trial of Viviane Amsalem” – Mar 1st

Join the Washington DC Sunday Night Film Club this Sunday, Mar 1st at 4:10 pm for Gett: The Trial of Viviane Amsalem at the Landmark Bethesda Row . 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.

An Israeli woman (Ronit Elkabetz) seeking to finalize a divorce (gett) from her estranged husband finds herself effectively put on trial by her countrys religious marriage laws, in this powerhouse courtroom drama from sibling directors Shlomi and Ronit Elkabetz. In Israel, there is neither civil marriage nor civil divorce; only Orthodox rabbis can legalize a union or its dissolution, which is only possible with the husbands full consent. Trapped in a loveless marriage, Viviane Amsalem has been applying for a divorce for three years but her religiously devout husband Elisha (Simon Abkarian, Casino Royale, Persepolis), continually refuses. His cold intransigence, Vivianes determination to fight for her freedom, and the ambiguous role of the rabbinical judges shape a procedure where tragedy vies with absurdity and everything is brought out into the open for judgment. Winner of the Israeli Film Academy Ophir Award for Best Picture and propelled by the craft of Ronit Elkabetz (Late Marriage, The Bands Visit), one of Israeli cinemas most acclaimed actresses, Gett: The Trial of Viviane Amsalem is an uncompromising, heart-rending portrait of a womans struggle to overcome an unmoving patriarchy and live a life of her own design. (Fully subtitled)

Bethesda Row Cinema features assigned seating. The group will be seated in row M, but feel free to sit wherever you like. We will meet back upstairs after the film ends.

“Kingsman: The Secret Service” – Feb 22nd

Join the Washington DC Sunday Night Film Club this Sunday, Feb 22nd at 4:10 pm for Kingsman: The Secret Service at the Regal Gallery Place . 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.

Based upon the acclaimed comic book and directed by Matthew Vaughn (Kick Ass, X-Men First Class), Kingsman: The Secret Service tells the story of a super-secret spy organization that recruits an unrefined but promising street kid into the agency’s ultra-competitive training program just as a global threat emerges from a twisted tech genius.

“A Most Violent Year” – Feb 15th

Join the Washington DC Sunday Night Film Club this Sunday, Feb 15th at 4:00pm for A Most Violent Year at the Landmark E Street Cinema . Look for Brian F. wearing a black North Face 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.

A Most Violent Year is a searing crime drama set in New York City during the winter of 1981, statistically the most dangerous year in the city’s history. Starring Oscar Isaac (Inside Llewyn Davis) and Jessica Chastain (Zero Dark Thirty), this gripping story plays out within a maze of rampant political and industry corruption plaguing the streets of a city in decay. Writer/director J.C. Chandor’s (All Is Lost, Margin Call) third feature examines one immigrant’s determined climb up a morally crooked ladder, where simmering rivalries and unprovoked attacks threaten his business, family andabove allhis own unwavering belief in the righteousness of his path. With A Most Violent Year, Chandor journeys in a bold new direction, toward the place where best intentions yield to raw instinct, and where we are most vulnerable to compromise what we know to be right. Also starring David Oyelowo (Selma), Alessandro Nivola and Albert Brooks.

“Red Army” – Feb 8th

Join the Washington DC Sunday Night Film Club this Sunday, Feb 8th at 3:15 for Red Army 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.

From Oscar nominated and Emmy award-winning filmmakers, Red Army is a feature documentary about the Soviet Union and the most successful dynasty in sports history: the Red Army hockey team. Told from the perspective of its captain Slava Fetisov, the story portrays his transformation from national hero to political enemy. From the USSR to Russia, the film examines how sport mirrors social and cultural movements and parallels the rise and fall of the Red Army team with the Soviet Union. Red Army is an inspiring story about the Cold War played out on the ice rink, and a man who stood up to a powerful system and paved the way for change for generations of Russians.

“Oscar Nominated Short Films 2015: Live Action” – Feb 1st

Join the Washington DC Sunday Night Film Club this Sunday, Feb 1st at 4:45pm for Oscar Nominated Short Films 2015: Live Action at the Landmark E Street Cinema . Look for Brian F. wearing a beard and mustache 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.

Don’t miss this rare opportunity to see all five Academy Award nominees in the category of Best Live Action Short!

This show is very popular and often sells out. We recommend you purchase your tickets in advance at http://www.landmarktheatres.com/booking/161/1119509

“American Sniper” – Jan 25th

Join the Washington DC Sunday Night Film Club this Sunday, Jan 25th at 4:20pm for American Sniper at the Regal Gallery Place . Look for Eric wearing a dark gray coat 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.

In this Oscar Nominated film, U.S. Navy SEAL Chris Kyle (Bradley Cooper) takes his sole mission – protect his comrades – to heart and becomes one of the most lethal snipers in American history. His pinpoint accuracy not only saves countless lives but also makes him a prime target of insurgents. Despite grave danger and his struggle to be a good husband and father to his family back in the States, Kyle serves four tours of duty in Iraq. However, when he finally returns home, he finds that he cannot leave the war behind.

“Two Days, One Night” – Jan 18th

Join the Washington DC Sunday Night Film Club this Sunday, Jan 18th at 4:30pm for Two Days, One Night at the Landmark Bethesda Row . 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.

For the first time, Belgian filmmakers Jean-Pierre and Luc Dardenne (The Kid With a Bike, Rosetta) team up with a major international star, Marion Cotillard (La Vie en Rose), to create a universal story about working class people living on the edges of society. Sandra (Cotillard) has just returned to work after recovering from a serious bout with depression. Realizing that the company can operate with one less employee, management tells Sandra she is to be let go. After learning that her co-workers will vote to decide her fate on Monday morning, Sandra races against time over the course of the weekend, often with the help of her husband, to convince each of her fellow employees to sacrifice their much-needed bonuses so she can keep her job. With each encounter, Sandra is brought into a different world with unexpected results in this powerful statement on community solidarity. Also starring Fabrizio Rongione (The Kid With a Bike, Rosetta). Academy Award nominee for Best Actress (Cotillard). (Fully subtitled)

Bethesda Row Cinema features assigned seating. The group will be sitting in Row K, but feel free to sit wherever you like We will all meet back upstairs in the theatre lobby after the movie to head out for dinner and discussion.

“Big Eyes” – Jan 11th

Join the Washington DC Sunday Night Film Club this Sunday, Jan 11th at 4:30 for Big Eyes 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.

Directed and produced by Tim Burton, BIG EYES is based on the true story of Walter Keane (Christoph Waltz), who was one of the most successful painters of the 1950s and early 1960s. The artist earned staggering notoriety by revolutionizing the commercialization and accessibility of popular art with his enigmatic paintings of waifs with big eyes. The truth would eventually be discovered though: Keane’s art was actually not created by him at all, but by his wife, Margaret (Amy Adams). The Keanes, it seemed, had been living a lie that had grown to gigantic proportions. BIG EYES centers on Margaret’s awakening as an artist, the phenomenal success of her paintings, and her tumultuous relationship with her husband, who was catapulted to international fame while taking credit for her work.

“Selma” – Jan 4th

Join the Washington DC Sunday Night Film Club this Sunday, Jan 4th at 4:15 for Selma at the Regal Gallery Place . 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.

David Oyelowo stars as Martin Luther King Jr. in this historical drama set during the height of the American civil-rights movement, and depicting the marches from Selma, AL, to the state capital of Montgomery to secure voting rights for black people. Brad Pitt and Oprah Winfrey produce and Ava DuVernay (I Will Follow, Middle of Nowhere) directs.

Please consider purchasing your ticket in advance at http://www.fandango.com/selma_178137/movietimes?date=1/4/2015

“Wild” – Dec 21st

Join the Washington DC Sunday Night Film Club this Sunday, Dec 21st at 4:15 for Wild 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.

After years of reckless behavior, a heroin addiction and the destruction of her marriage, Cheryl Strayed makes a rash decision. Haunted by memories of her mother Bobbi and with absolutely no experience, she sets out to hike more than a thousand miles on the Pacific Crest Trail all on her own. This film powerfully reveals her terrors and pleasures –as she forges ahead on a journey that maddens, strengthens, and ultimately heals her.

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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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