“Lo and Behold: Reveries of the Connected World” – Aug 28th

Join the Washington DC Sunday Night Film Club this Sunday, Aug 28th at 5:15 for Lo and Behold: Reveries of the Connected World at the Landmark E Street Cinema . Look for Eric wearing a gray 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.

Society depends on the Internet for nearly everything but rarely do we step back and recognize its endless intricacies and unsettling omnipotence. Presented by NETSCOUT, a leader in service assurance and cyber security, Werner Herzog explores – in a playful yet chilling examination – our rapidly interconnecting online lives.

“Don’t Think Twice” – Aug 21st

Join the Washington DC Sunday Night Film Club this Sunday, Aug 21st at 5:20 for Don’t Think Twice at the AFI Silver . Look for Laine wearing a dress 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 eleven years, an improv group called The Commune has reigned as the big fish in the small pond of their New York improv theater. Commune members Miles, Samantha, Jack, Allison, Bill and Lindsay invent comedy without a script and without a net. They’re ingenious, they’re fast and they build on each others’ ideas like best friends which they also are. Night after night, they kill onstage and wait for their big break. Day after day they work menial jobs to support themselves. Then they get news that their theater is shutting down, and scouts from a hit TV show come to a performance looking for talent. Only two cast members get the nod, upsetting the dynamic of the group and leaving its future in doubt. Relationships begin to crack as six best friends face the truth that not all of them will make it, and for some, it may be time to give up on the dream and move on. Funny, insightful and honest, DON’T THINK TWICE looks at a common experience that’s an uncommon subject for a film: failure. As he did in his acclaimed debut about a stand-up comedian, SLEEPWALK WITH ME, writer/director/actor Mike Birbiglia captures universal human experiences that happen in the lives of professional funny people. From Ira Glass, the creator of THIS AMERICAN LIFE, and with a top-flight ensemble of comic actors including Keegan-Michael Key, Gillian Jacobs, Kate Micucci, Chris Gethard, Tami Sagher and Birbiglia, DON’T THINK TWICE tells a nuanced story of friendship, aspiration and the pain and promise of change. DIR/SCR/PROD Mike Birbiglia; PROD Ira Glass, Miranda Bailey, Amanda Marshall. U.S. 2016, color, 92 min, DCP. RATED R

“Star Trek Beyond” – Aug 14th

Join the Washington DC Sunday Night Film Club this Sunday, Aug 14th at 4:50 for Star Trek Beyond at the Landmark Atlantic Plumbing Cinema . Look for Eric wearing a gray 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.

The highly anticipated new installment in the globally popular Star Trek sci-fi franchise, created by Gene Roddenberry and reintroduced by J.J. Abrams in 2009, returns with director Justin Lin (The Fast and the Furious) at the helm of an epic voyage of the U.S.S. Enterprise and her intrepid crew. In Star Trek Beyond, the Enterprise crew explores the furthest reaches of uncharted space, where they encounter a mysterious new enemy who puts them and everything the Federation stands for to the test. Starring Idris Elba, Chris Pine, Simon Pegg, Zachary Quinto, Zoe Saldana, John Cho, Anton Yelchin and Karl Urban.

“Indignation” – Aug 7th

Join the Washington DC Sunday Night Film Club this Sunday, Aug 7th at 4:20 pm for Indignation 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.

Marcus Messner, a brilliant working class Jewish boy from Newark, New Jersey, travels on scholarship to a small, conservative college in Ohio, thus exempting him from being drafted into the Korean War. But once there, Marcus’s growing infatuation with his beautiful classmate Olivia Hutton, and his clashes with the college’s imposing Dean, Hawes Caudwell, put him and his family’s best laid plans to the ultimate test.

“Jason Bourne” – Jul 31st

Join the Washington DC Sunday Night Film Club this Sunday, Jul 31st at 4:30pm for Jason Bourne at the AMC Loews Uptown 1 . Look for Brian F. wearing a “Public Radio Nerd” 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.

It’s been 10 years since Jason Bourne (Matt Damon) walked away from the agency that trained him to become a deadly weapon. Hoping to draw him out of the shadows, CIA director Robert Dewey assigns hacker and counterinsurgency expert Heather Lee to find him. Lee suspects that former operative Nicky Parsons is also looking for him. As she begins tracking the duo, Bourne finds himself back in action battling a sinister network that utilizes terror and technology to maintain unchecked power.

“Weiner” – Jul 24th

Join the Washington DC Sunday Night Film Club this Sunday, Jul 24th at 3:10 for Weiner 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.

Former U.S. Representative Anthony Weiner’s catastrophic race for Mayor of New York City in 2013 is detailed in this behind-the-scenes documentary. Weiner became embroiled in his second widely publicized sexting scandal during the race, derailing his once-promising political career. Weiner is directed by Josh Kriegman and Elyse Steinberg and received its world premiere at the 2016 Sundance Film Festival.

“Love & Friendship” – Jul 10th

Join the Washington DC Sunday Night Film Club this Sunday, Jul 10th at 5:25pm for Love & Friendship at the Landmark E Street Cinema . Look for Laine wearing a red Washington Nationals 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.

Set in the 1790s, earlier than most Jane Austen tales, Love & Friendship concerns beautiful young widow Lady Susan Vernon (Kate Beckinsale) who has come to Churchill, the estate of her in-laws, to wait out colorful rumors about her dalliances circulating through polite society. Whilst ensconced there, she decides to secure a husband for herself and for her daughter. In doing so she attracts the simultaneous attentions of the young, handsome Reginald DeCourcy, the rich and silly Sir James Martin and the divinely handsome, but married, Lord Manwaring, complicating matters severely. After a series of dramatic turns at Churchill, Lady Susan finally risks destruction when her jealous rival, Lady Lucy Manwaring (Jenn Murray), arrives in London to make a shocking revelation, leading to the denouement of denouements. An adaptation of young Austen’s comic novella Lady Susan, Love & Friendship also stars Chloe Sevigny and Stephen Fry (Wilde) and is directed and co-written by Whit Stillman (The Last Days of Disco, Metropolitan, Barcelona).

“Hunt For The Wilderpeople” – Jul 3rd

Join the Washington DC Sunday Night Film Club this Sunday, Jul 3rd at 4:35 for Hunt For The Wilderpeople 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.

Raised on hip-hop and foster care, defiant city kid Ricky gets a fresh start in the New Zealand countryside. He quickly finds himself at home with his new foster family: the loving Aunt Bella, the cantankerous Uncle Hec, and dog Tupac. When a tragedy strikes that threatens to ship Ricky to another home, both he and Hec go on the run in the bush. As a national manhunt ensues, the newly branded outlaws must face their options: go out in a blaze of glory or overcome their differences and survive as a family. Equal parts road comedy and rousing adventure story, director Taika Waititi (WHAT WE DO IN THE SHADOWS, upcoming THOR: RAGNORAK) masterfully weaves lively humor with emotionally honest performances by Sam Neill and Julian Dennison. A hilarious, touching crowd-pleaser, HUNT FOR THE WILDERPEOPLE reminds us about the journey that growing up is (at any age) and those who help us along the way.

“THE MUSIC OF STRANGERS: YO-YO MA AND THE SILK ROAD” – Jun 26th

Join the Washington DC Sunday Night Film Club this Sunday, Jun 26th at 4:30pm for THE MUSIC OF STRANGERS: YO-YO MA AND THE SILK ROAD at the Landmark Bethesda Row . Look for Laine wearing a Nats tshirt 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.

Over the past 16 years, an extraordinary group of musicians has come together to celebrate the universal power of music. Named for the ancient trade route linking Asia, Africa and Europe, The Silk Road Ensemble, an international collective created by acclaimed cellist Yo-Yo Ma, exemplifies musics ability to blur geographical boundaries and blend disparate cultures. From Morgan Neville, director of the Oscar-winning documentary 20 Feet from Stardom and the critically acclaimed Best of Enemies, comes the extraordinary story this musical collective. Blending performance footage, personal interviews and archival film, the documentary follows this group of diverse instrumentalists, vocalists, composers, arrangers, visual artists and storytellers as they explore the power of music to preserve tradition, shape cultural evolution and inspire hope.

“The Lobster” – Jun 19th

Join the Washington DC Sunday Night Film Club this Sunday, Jun 19th at 5:15 for The Lobster 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.

Colin Farrell stars as David, a man who has just been dumped by his wife. To make matters worse, David lives in a society where single people have 45 days to find true love, or else they are turned into the animal of their choice and released into the woods. David is kept at the mysterious hotel while he searches for a new partner, and after several romantic misadventures decides to make a daring escape to abandon this world. He ultimately joins up with a rebel faction known as The Loners, a group founded on a complete rejection of romance. But once there David meets an enigmatic stranger (Rachel Weisz) who stirs up unexpected and strong feelings within him… At once a full immersion into a strange and surreal world, and a witty and clever reflection of our own society, THE LOBSTER is a thrillingly audacious vision fully brought to life by Lanthimos and his terrific cast. The filmmaker displays a completely singular style and mastery of tone, finding the perfect balance between sharp-edged satire and romantic fable that entertains its audience while also leaving them with lots to reflect on long after the credits have rolled.