“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.

“X-Men: Apocalypse” – Jun 12th

Join the Washington DC Sunday Night Film Club this Sunday, Jun 12th at 3:00pm for X-Men: Apocalypse at the Landmark Atlantic Plumbing Cinema . Look for Brian F. wearing a Welcome to Night Vale 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.

The X-Men are forced to confront an ancient mutant called Apocalypse (Oscar Isaac) in this comic-book adventure set in the 1980s. Eager to take over the world and remake it in his own image, Apocalypse recruits mutants to act as his powerful “Four Horsemen” — among them is the tortured Magneto (Michael Fassbender), who believes humanity might be a lost cause after a personal tragedy. In time, Charles Xavier (James McAvoy) and his charges must work together to save the planet from this threat. New additions to this X-Men team include the elusive Nightcrawler (Kodi Smit-McPhee), fiery Cyclops (Tye Sheridan), and telepathically gifted Jean Grey (Sophie Turner). Rose Byrne, Jennifer Lawrence, and Olivia Munn co-star.

“The Nice Guys” – Jun 5th

Join the Washington DC Sunday Night Film Club this Sunday, Jun 5th at 4:55 pm for The Nice Guys 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.

In 1970s Los Angeles a down-on-his-luck private eye Holland March and hired enforcer Jackson Healy must work together to solve the case of a missing girl and the seemingly unrelated death of a porn star. During their investigation, they uncover a shocking conspiracy that reaches up to the highest circles of power.

Starring Ryan Gosling, Russell Crowe, Matt Bomer, Kim Basinger, Margaret Qualley

“Maggie’s Plan” – May 29th

Join the Washington DC Sunday Night Film Club this Sunday, May 29th at 5:25 for Maggie’s Plan at the Landmark E Street Cinema . Look for Laine wearing a blue 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.

Writer/director Rebecca Miller (The Private Lives of Pippa Lee, The Ballad of Jack and Rose) returns with a witty, modern romantic comedy. Greta Gerwig stars as Maggie Hardin, a vibrant and practical thirty-something New Yorker working in education, who without success in finding love, decides now is the time to have a child on her own. But when she meets John Harding (Ethan Hawke), an anthropology professor and struggling novelist, Maggie falls in love for the first time and adjusts her plans for motherhood. Complicating matters, John is in an unhappy marriage with Georgette (Julianne Moore), an ambitious academic who is driven by her work. With some help from Maggie’s eccentric and hilarious best friends, married couple Tony and Felicia (Bill Hader and Maya Rudolph), Maggie sets in motion a new plan that intertwines their lives and connects them in surprising and humorous ways. Maggies Plan is a sweet, sophisticated and funny exploration of the unexpected complexities of modern romance, mixing heart and humor in a story of the delightful variability of relationships over the course of time.

Advance tickets may be purchased here: https://www.landmarktheatres.com/Booking/e-street-cinema/3032770

Please note the Metro service adjustments this weekend: http://www.wmata.com/rider_tools/metro_service_status/advisories.cfm?AID=5601

“High-Rise” – May 22nd

Join the Washington DC Sunday Night Film Club this Sunday, May 22nd at 1:30pm for High-Rise at the Landmark E Street Cinema . Look for Brian F. wearing a Welcome to Night Vale 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.

High-Rise stars Tom Hiddleston as Dr. Robert Laing, the newest resident of a luxurious apartment in a high-tech concrete skyscraper whose lofty location places him amongst the upper class. Laing quickly settles into high society life and meets the buildings eccentric tenants: Charlotte (Sienna Miller), his upstairs neighbor and bohemian single mother; Wilder (Luke Evans), a charismatic documentarian who lives with his pregnant wife Helen (Elisabeth Moss); and Mr. Royal (Jeremy Irons), the enigmatic architect who designed the building. Life seems like paradise to the solitude-seeking Laing. But as power outages become more frequent and building flaws emerge, particularly on the lower floors, the regimented social strata begins to crumble and the building becomes a battlefield in a literal class war. High-Rise is the latest film by cult British director Ben Wheatley (Kill List, Sightseers, Down Terrace), adapted from the J.G. Ballard novel by screenwriter Amy Jump.

“A Bigger Splash” – May 15th

Join the Washington DC Sunday Night Film Club this Sunday, May 15th at 4:15 for A Bigger Splash 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.

In A BIGGER SPLASH, the lives of a high profile couple, a famous rock star and a filmmaker, (Tilda Swinton and Matthias Schoenaerts) vacationing and recovering on the idyllic sun-drenched and remote Italian island of Pantelleria are disrupted by the unexpected visit of an old friend and his daughter (Ralph Fiennes and Dakota Johnson) – creating a whirlwind of jealousy, passion and, ultimately, danger for everyone involved.

“Captain America: Civil War” – May 8th

Join the Washington DC Sunday Night Film Club this Sunday, May 8th at 4:20pm for Captain America: Civil War at the AMC Loews Uptown 1 . Look for Brian F. wearing a “Welcome to Night Vale” 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.

Marvels “Captain America: Civil War” finds Steve Rogers leading the newly formed team of Avengers in their continued efforts to safeguard humanity. But after another incident involving the Avengers results in collateral damage, political pressure mounts to install a system of accountability, headed by a governing body to oversee and direct the team. The new status quo fractures the Avengers, resulting in two campsone led by Steve Rogers and his desire for the Avengers to remain free to defend humanity without government interference, and the other following Tony Starks surprising decision to support government oversight and accountability.

“Sing Street” – May 1st

Join the Washington DC Sunday Night Film Club this Sunday, May 1st at 4:50pm for Sing Street at the AFI Silver . Look for Laine wearing a purple 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.

SING STREET travels back to 1980s Dublin, seen through the eyes of a 14-year-old boy. Conor (Ferdia Walsh-Peelo) is looking for a break from a home strained by his parents relationship and money troubles, while trying to adjust to his new inner-city public school, where the kids are rough and the teachers are rougher. He finds a glimmer of hope in the mysterious, uber-cool and beautiful Raphina (Lucy Boynton), and with the aim of winning her heart he invites her to star in his bands music videos. Theres only one problem: hes not part of a bandyet. She agrees, and now Conor must deliver what hes promised. Calling himself Cosmo and immersing himself in the vibrant rock music trends of the decade, he forms a band with a few lads, and the group pours their heart into writing lyrics and shooting videos. Inspired by writer-director John Carneys (ONCE, BEGIN AGAIN) life and love for music, SING STREET depicts a world where music has the power to take people away from the turmoil of everyday life and transform them into something greater. DIR/SCR/PROD John Carney; PROD Anthony Bregman, Kevin Scott Frakes, Christian Grass, Martina Niland, Raj Brinder Singh, Paul Trijbits. Ireland/UK/U.S., 2016, color, 106 min, DCP. RATED PG-13

“Purple Rain” – Apr 24th

Join the Washington DC Sunday Night Film Club this Sunday, Apr 24th at 5:30 pm for Purple Rain at the AMC Hoffman Center . 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.

A young man with a talent for music has begun a career with much promise. He meets an aspiring singer, Apollonia, and finds that talent alone isn’t all that he needs. A complicated tale of his repeating his father’s self destructive behavior, losing Apollonia to another singer (Morris Day), and his coming to grips with his own connection to other people ensues.