“Finding Fela” – Aug 17th

Join the Washington DC Sunday Night Film Club this Sunday, Aug 17th at 4:40 pm for Finding Fela 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.

Bursting with the magnetic personality and irresistible Afrobeat music of Nigerian superstar Fela Kuti, Finding Fela tells the story of his remarkable music and life, social and political impact, and lasting legacy.

Also featuring Bill T. Jones and scenes from the hit Broadway show Fela! Directed by Academy Award-winning filmmaker Alex Gibney (Taxi to the Dark Side, Enron: The Smartest Guys in the Room, We Steal Secrets: The Story of WikiLeaks, The Armstrong Lie).

“Calvary” – Aug 10th

Join the Washington DC Sunday Night Film Club this Sunday, Aug 10th at 4:50 pm for Calvary at the Landmark E Street Cinema . 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.

“I’m going to kill you, Father.” In Calvary, an inventive mystery-drama with a pitch-black comic heart, Father James (Brendan Gleeson, In Bruges) is a good priest who is threatened in the confessional by a mysterious member of his parish. Although he continues to comfort his own fragile daughter Fiona (Kelly Reilly) and reach out to help members of his church with their various scurrilous moraland often comicproblems, he feels sinister and troubling forces closing in, and begins to wonder if he will have the courage to face his own personal Calvary. Also starring Chris O’Dowd. From John Michael McDonagh, the acclaimed writer and director of The Guard.

“Guardians of the Galaxy” – Aug 3rd

Join the Washington DC Sunday Night Film Club this Sunday, Aug 3rd at 4:15 for Guardians of the Galaxy at the AMC Loews Uptown 1 . 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.

From Marvel, the studio that brought you the global blockbuster franchises of Iron Man, Thor, Captain America and The Avengers, comes a new team-the Guardians of the Galaxy. An action-packed, epic space adventure, Marvel’s “Guardians of the Galaxy” expands the Marvel Cinematic Universe into the cosmos, where brash adventurer Peter Quill finds himself the object of an unrelenting bounty hunt after stealing a mysterious orb coveted by Ronan, a powerful villain with ambitions that threaten the entire universe. To evade the ever-persistent Ronan, Quill is forced into an uneasy truce with a quartet of disparate misfits-Rocket, a gun-toting raccoon, Groot, a tree-like humanoid, the deadly and enigmatic Gamora and the revenge-driven Drax the Destroyer. But when Quill discovers the true power of the orb and the menace it poses to the cosmos, he must do his best to rally his ragtag rivals for a last, desperate stand-with the galaxy’s fate in the balance.

“Alive Inside” – Jul 27th

Join the Washington DC Sunday Night Film Club this Sunday, Jul 27th at 3:15pm for Alive Inside at the Landmark E Street Cinema . Look for Brian F. wearing a blue Gonzaga t-shirt and 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.

Alive Inside is a joyous exploration of our relationship with music and how it can re-awaken our souls to discover the deepest parts of humanity. This stirring documentary follows social worker Dan Cohen as he fights against a broken health care system to demonstrate music’s ability to combat memory loss in patients with Alzheimer’s and dementia, and return a deep sense of self to those suffering from it. Through illuminating conversations with experts such as renowned neurologist Oliver Sacks and musician Bobby McFerrin, and astonishing experiences with patients around the country, revitalized by their love of music, filmmaker Michael Rossato-Bennett has crafted an uplifting, feel-good cinematic experience that sweeps audiences up in its inspirational and moving story. Winner of the Audience Award for Best Documentary at the 2014 Sundance Film Festival, Alive Inside leaves viewers humming, clapping and cheering.

Director Michael Rossato-Bennett will be in attendance for a Q&A after the film. We cannot guarantee entrance if the showing sells out. We STRONGLY recommend that you pre-purchase tickets at https://tickets.landmarktheatres.com/(S(lsvfcqltt0mhhukkjpiowrj2))/Ticketing.aspx?ShowDate=7/27/2014&TheatreID=264

“Boyhood” – Jul 20th

Join the Washington DC Sunday Night Film Club this Sunday, Jul 20th at 4:30 pm for Boyhood at the Landmark Bethesda Row . 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.

Filmed over 12 years with the same cast, Boyhood by writer/director Richard Linklater (director and co-writer of Before Midnight) is a groundbreaking story of growing up as seen through the eyes of a child named Mason (a breakthrough performance by Ellar Coltrane), who literally grows up on screen before our eyes. Starring Ethan Hawke and Patricia Arquette as Mason’s parents and newcomer Lorelei Linklater as his sister Samantha, Boyhood charts the rocky terrain of childhood like no other film has before. Snapshots of adolescence from road trips and family dinners to birthdays and graduations and all the moments in between become transcendent, set to a soundtrack spanning the years from Coldplay’s “Yellow” to Arcade Fire’s “Deep Blue.” Boyhood is both a nostalgic time capsule of the recent past and an ode to growing up and parenting. It’s impossible to watch Mason and his family without thinking about our own journey.

Please purchase your tickets in advance, and please note that the movie runs 163 minutes. This theater features reserved seating. We will be sitting in row G.

“Edge of Tomorrow” – Jul 13th

Join the Washington DC Sunday Night Film Club this Sunday, Jul 13th at 5:00 for Edge of Tomorrow 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.

The epic action of “Edge of Tomorrow” unfolds in a near future in which an alien race has hit the Earth in an unrelenting assault, unbeatable by any military unit in the world. Major William Cage (Tom Cruise) is an officer who has never seen a day of combat when he is unceremoniously dropped into what amounts to a suicide mission. Killed within minutes, Cage now finds himself inexplicably thrown into a time loop-forcing him to live out the same brutal combat over and over, fighting and dying again…and again. But with each battle, Cage becomes able to engage the adversaries with increasing skill, alongside Special Forces warrior Rita Vrataski (Emily Blunt). And, as Cage and Rita take the fight to the aliens, each repeated encounter gets them one step closer to defeating the enemy.

“Begin Again” – Jul 6th

Join the Washington DC Sunday Night Film Club this Sunday, Jul 6th at 4:15 for Begin Again at the Landmark E Street Cinema . Look for Laine wearing a nametag 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.

The latest film from writer/director John Carney (Once), Begin Again is a soul-stirring comedy about what happens when lost souls meet and make beautiful music together. Gretta (Keira Knightley) and her long-time boyfriend Dave (Adam Levine) are college sweethearts and songwriting partners who decamp for New York when he lands a deal with a major label. But the trappings of his new-found fame soon tempt Dave to stray, and a reeling, lovelorn Gretta is left on her own. Her world takes a turn for the better when Dan (Mark Ruffalo), a disgraced record-label exec, stumbles upon her performing on an East Village stage and is immediately captivated by her raw talent. From this chance encounter emerges an enchanting portrait of a mutually transformative collaboration, set to the soundtrack of a summer in New York City. Also starring Hailee Steinfeld, James Corden, Catherine Keener and CeeLo Green.

“Chef” – Jun 29th

Join the Washington DC Sunday Night Film Club this Sunday, Jun 29th at 4:30 for Chef 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.

Chef Carl Casper (Jon Favreau) suddenly quits his job at a prominent Los Angeles restaurant after refusing to compromise his creative integrity for its controlling owner (Dustin Hoffman), he is left to figure out what’s next. Finding himself in Miami, he teams up with his ex-wife (Sofia Vergara), his friend (John Leguizamo) and his son to launch a food truck. Taking to the road, Chef Carl goes back to his roots to reignite his passion for the kitchen — and zest for life and love.

“Jersey Boys” – Jun 22nd

Join the Washington DC Sunday Night Film Club this Sunday, Jun 22nd at 4:15pm for Jersey Boys at the AMC Loews Uptown 1 . Look for Brian F. wearing Red North Face tennis shoes 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.

Clint Eastwood brings the Broadway smash to the big screen in this Warner Bros. musical telling the story of Frankie Valli and the Four Seasons.

“The Fault in Our Stars” – Jun 8th

Join the Washington DC Sunday Night Film Club this Sunday, Jun 8th at 4:30 for The Fault in Our Stars at the AMC Mazza Gallerie . 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.

In the romantic drama The Fault in Our Stars, Hazel and Gus (Shailene Woodley and Ansel Elgort of Divergent) are two teenagers who share an acerbic wit, a disdain for the conventional, and a love that sweeps them on a journey. Their relationship is all the more miraculous given that Hazel’s other constant companion is an oxygen tank, Gus jokes about his prosthetic leg, and they met and fell in love at a cancer support group. Directed by Josh Boone (Stuck in Love), based on the #1 New York Times best seller by John Green.

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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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