“11.6″ – Apr 20th

Join the Washington DC Sunday Night Film Club this Sunday, Apr 20th at 2:45 for 11.6 at the Avalon Theatre . 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.

This movie is screening at Avalon Theatre as part of Filmfest DC. Please purchase your ticket in advance at http://www.missiontix.com/events/product/26208

A French heist film of uncommon intelligence and distinction, 11.6 is a measured retelling of what’s known of a true story in which an armored car driver, Toni Musulin (The Intouchables’ Francois Cluzet, here resembling a Gallic Dustin Hoffman), made off with $17 million dollars (11.6 million euros) in late 2009 without firing a shot. Many of the intriguing details of this odd caper are public knowledge, so producer-turned-director Philippe Godeau has chosen to make a low-key character thriller more about the journey than the destination. Cluzet’s Musulin is a man of many contradictions and mysterious motives: Did he really decide to stage the robbery not for the money but out of revenge for the company’s treatment of him? Why the red Ferrari and the bank loans? Almost existential in its elusiveness, 11.6 pioneers a new kind of film noir: the Whydunnit.

In French with English subtitles

“Captain America – the Winter Soldier” – Apr 13th

Join the Washington DC Sunday Night Film Club this Sunday, Apr 13th at 4:30 pm for Captain America – the Winter Soldier at the Regal Gallery Place . Look for Brian F. wearing a “North Face” 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 the cataclysmic events in New York with his fellow Avengers, Steve Rogers, aka Capt. America (Chris Evans), lives in the nation’s capital as he tries to adjust to modern times. An attack on a S.H.I.E.L.D. colleague throws Rogers into a web of intrigue that places the whole world at risk. Joining forces with the Black Widow (Scarlett Johansson) and a new ally, the Falcon, Rogers struggles to expose an ever-widening conspiracy, but he and his team soon come up against an unexpected enemy.

“Le Week-end” – Apr 6th

Join the Washington DC Sunday Night Film Club this Sunday, Apr 6th at 4:00 for Le Week-end at the Landmark Bethesda Row . Look for Laine wearing a green 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.

Academy Award winner Jim Broadbent (Iris) and Lindsay Duncan (Mansfield Park) give exquisite performances as Nick and Meg, a long-married British couple revisiting Paris for the first time since their honeymoon in an attempt to rekindle their relationship. During a two-day escapade, diffident, wistful Nick and demanding, take-charge Meg careen from harmony to disharmony to resignation and back again as they take stock of half a lifetime of deep tendernessand even deeper regret. A surprise invitation from Nick’s old friend Morgan (Jeff Goldblum), an amusingly boorish American academic with a fancy Parisian address, soon leads them to an unexpectedly hopeful vision of what their love and marriage might still become. This magically buoyant, bittersweet comedy-drama is a new peak in the ongoing collaboration between Notting Hill director Roger Michell and screenwriter Hanif Kureishi (Venus, The Mother).

“The Lunchbox” – Mar 30th

Join the Washington DC Sunday Night Film Club this Sunday, Mar 30th at 4:30 for The Lunchbox 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.

In the romantic drama The Lunchbox, middle-class housewife Ila (Nimrat Kaur) is trying once again to add some spice to her marriage, this time through her cooking. She desperately hopes that a new recipe will finally arouse some kind of reaction from her neglectful husband. She prepares a special lunchbox to be delivered to him at work, but, unbeknownst to her, it is mistakenly delivered to another office worker, Saajan (Irrfan Khan, Life of Pi), a lonely man on the verge of retirement. Curious about the lack of reaction from her husband, Ila puts a little note in the following day’s lunchbox, in the hopes of getting to the bottom of the mystery. This begins a series of lunchbox notes between Saajan and Ila, and the mere comfort of communicating with a stranger anonymously soon evolves into an unexpected friendship. Gradually, their notes become little confessions about their loneliness, memories, regrets, fears, and even small joys. In the big city of Mumbai that so often crushes hopes and dreams, Ila and Saajan become lost in a virtual relationship that could jeopardize both their realities. Co-written and directed by Ritesh Batra.

“The Grand Budapest Hotel” – Mar 23rd

Join the Washington DC Sunday Night Film Club this Sunday, Mar 23rd at 4:15 for The Grand Budapest Hotel at the Landmark E Street Cinema . 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.

Writer/director Wes Anderson (Moonrise Kingdom, Fantastic Mr. Fox, The Royal Tenenbaums) returns with The Grand Budapest Hotel, which recounts the adventures of Gustave H. (Ralph Fiennes), a legendary concierge at a famous European hotel between the wars, and Zero Moustafa (Tony Revolori), the lobby boy who becomes his most trusted friend. The dramatic comedy involves the theft and recovery of a priceless Renaissance painting and the battle for an enormous family fortune – all against the backdrop of a suddenly and dramatically changing Continent. All-star ensemble cast also includes F. Murray Abraham, Tom Wilkinson, Owen Wilson, Adrian Brody, Tilda Swinton, Mathieu Amalric, Jason Schwartzman, Willem Dafoe, Bill Murray, Jude Law, Jeff Goldblum, Saoirse Ronan and Edward Norton.

“The Grand Budapest Hotel” – Mar 16th

Join the Washington DC Sunday Night Film Club this Sunday, Mar 16th at 4:15 for The Grand Budapest Hotel 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.

Writer/director Wes Anderson (Moonrise Kingdom, Fantastic Mr. Fox, The Royal Tenenbaums) returns with The Grand Budapest Hotel, which recounts the adventures of Gustave H. (Ralph Fiennes), a legendary concierge at a famous European hotel between the wars, and Zero Moustafa (Tony Revolori), the lobby boy who becomes his most trusted friend. The dramatic comedy involves the theft and recovery of a priceless Renaissance painting and the battle for an enormous family fortuneall against the backdrop of a suddenly and dramatically changing Continent. All-star ensemble cast also includes F. Murray Abraham, Tom Wilkinson, Owen Wilson, Adrian Brody, Tilda Swinton, Mathieu Amalric, Jason Schwartzman, Willem Dafoe, Bill Murray, Jude Law, Jeff Goldblum, Saoirse Ronan and Edward Norton.

WJFF presentation of “When Jews Were Funny” March 9th

Join the Washington DC Sunday Night Film Club this Sunday, March 9th, at 5:30 pm for a Washington Jewish Film Festival presentation of “When Jews Were Funny” at the Washington DC Jewish Community Center.
Look for Brian with a black splint on his right wrist outside the entrance of the DCJCC 20-30 minutes before the film. As always, after the film we will descend on a local establishment for dinner/drinks/discussion. We strongly recommend you pre-purchase tickets at the link above.

“Oscar Viewing Party” – Mar 2nd

Join the Washington DC Sunday Night Film Club this Sunday, Mar 2nd at 6:00 pm for Oscar Viewing Party at the Navy Memorial . Look for Laine wearing something comfy 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.   Experience DCs most relaxed Award Show Event SNUGGLE WITH THE STARS! Lounge in your favorite pajamas or comfy non-red-carpet-wear in the Navy Memorials comfortable underground theater. Experience the broadcast on a giant 2-story HD screen, while sipping the champagne and munching on snacks. This event benefits DC Shorts and Washington Jewish Film Festival. Ages 21+ The Washington Jewish Film Festival has generously provided us with a 10% discount to the party – just enter the code SNFC24 at checkout. Regular tickets are $25 and VIP tickets are $50. Visit www.dcshorts.com/oscars for more info and to purchase your ticket.

“The Lego Movie” – Feb 23rd

Join the Washington DC Sunday Night Film Club this Sunday, Feb 23rd at 5:00 for The Lego Movie 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.

“The LEGO (R) Movie” is the first-ever, full-length theatrical LEGO (R) adventure. The original 3D computer animated story follows Emmet (Chris Pratt) an ordinary, rules-following, perfectly average LEGO minifigure who is mistakenly identified as the most extraordinary person and the key to saving the world. He is drafted into a fellowship of strangers on an epic quest to stop an evil tyrant, a journey for which Emmet is hopelessly and hilariously underprepared.

“The Monuments Men” – Feb 16th

Join the Washington DC Sunday Night Film Club this Sunday, Feb 16th at 3:45pm for The Monuments Men at the AMC Loews Uptown 1 . Look for Brian F. wearing a black splint on his right wrist 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 on the true story of the greatest treasure hunt in history, the film is an action drama focusing on an unlikely World War II platoon, tasked by FDR with going into Germany to rescue artistic masterpieces from Nazi thieves and returning them to their rightful owners.

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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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