“The Imitation Game” – Dec 14th

Join the Washington DC Sunday Night Film Club this Sunday, Dec 14th at 5:00 for The Imitation Game at the Landmark E Street Cinema . 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.

The Imitation Game is a dramatic portrayal of the life and work of one of Britain’s most extraordinary unsung heroes, Alan Turing (Benedict Cumberbatch, The Fifth Estate, Star Trek Into Darkness, TVs “Sherlock”). Leading a motley crew of scholars, linguists, chess champions and intelligence officers, the loner mathematical genius was instrumental in cracking the code for Germanys World War II Enigma Machine, a seemingly impossible code that changed daily, and in the process became a pioneer of modern-day computing. Keira Knightley co-stars as a supportive friend on the code-breaking team who tries (but fails) to help him lead a more normal social life. Intercut with the life-and-death struggle to break the code are scenes from Turings past, as an outcast at boarding school befriended by an older boy, and of the future and his disastrous encounter with the police in 1952, charged with the crime of homosexuality. An intense and haunting portrayal of a brilliant, complicated man, The Imitation Game follows a genius who under nail-biting pressure helped to shorten the war and, in turn, save thousands of lives. Also starring Charles Dance, Mark Strong and Matthew Goode. Directed by Morten Tyldum (Headhunters).

“Antarctica: A Year On Ice” – Dec 7th

Join the Washington DC Sunday Night Film Club this Sunday, Dec 7th at 5:30pm for Antarctica: A Year On Ice at the Landmark E Street Cinema . Look for Brian F. wearing 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.

Although only a few scientists and researchers brave the extreme conditions of Antarctica year-round, the continent hosts a close-knit international population of base workers, chefs, technicians and tradespeople who keep everything running. Antarctica: A Year on Ice is their story. Completely isolated from the rest of the world, enduring months of unending darkness, Antarctic residents experience firsthand the beauty and brutality of the most severe environment on Earth. From everyday moments of work and laughter to holiday celebrations and even the filmmaker’s own wedding, Antarctica: A Year on Ice shows a determined community thriving in a world most people will never know. Boasting footage gathered over 15 years, including nine winters spent in 24-hour darkness, this unique documentary speaks to the planet’s natural wonders, humanity’s thirst for adventure and the emotional journey that accompanies a year spent on the ice. Intrepid filmmaker/photographer Anthony Powell gives testament to both the spirit of Antarctic culture and the breathtaking splendor contained within the last pristine wilderness left on the planet.

“The Theory of Everything” – Nov 30th

Join the Washington DC Sunday Night Film Club this Sunday, Nov 30th at 3:45 for The Theory of Everything 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.

Starring Eddie Redmayne (“Les Miserables”) and Felicity Jones (“The Amazing Spider-Man 2″), this is the extraordinary story of one of the world’s greatest living minds, the renowned astrophysicist Stephen Hawking, who falls deeply in love with fellow Cambridge student Jane Wilde. Once a healthy, active young man, Hawking received an earth-shattering diagnosis at 21 years of age. With Jane fighting tirelessly by his side, Stephen embarks on his most ambitious scientific work, studying the very thing he now has precious little of – time. Together, they defy impossible odds, breaking new ground in medicine and science, and achieving more than they could ever have dreamed. The film is based on the memoir Travelling to Infinity: My Life with Stephen, by Jane Hawking, and is directed by Academy Award winner James Marsh (“Man on Wire”).

“Rosewater” – Nov 23rd

Join the Washington DC Sunday Night Film Club this Sunday, Nov 23rd at 5:30 for Rosewater at the AMC Mazza Gallerie . 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.

Jon Stewart (of The Daily Show) makes a remarkable directing debut with Rosewater, the story of Tehran-born Maziar Bahari (Gael Garcia Bernal), a broadcast journalist living in London, who returns to Tehran to cover the controversial 2009 Presidential election, and is arrested. Based on Bahari’s best-selling memoir.

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“Interstellar” – Nov 16th

Join the Washington DC Sunday Night Film Club this Sunday, Nov 16th at 3:00pm for Interstellar at the AMC Loews Uptown 1 . 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.

With our time on Earth coming to an end, a team of explorers undertakes the most important mission in human history; traveling beyond this galaxy to discover whether mankind has a future among the stars.

“Big Hero 6″ – Nov 9th

Join the Washington DC Sunday Night Film Club this Sunday, Nov 9th at 4:30 for Big Hero 6 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.

With all the heart and humor audiences expect from Walt Disney Animation Studios, “Big Hero 6″ is an action-packed comedy-adventure about robotics prodigy Hiro Hamada, who learns to harness his genius-thanks to his brilliant brother Tadashi and their like-minded friends: adrenaline junkie Go Go Tamago, neatnik Wasabi, chemistry whiz Honey Lemon and fanboy Fred. When a devastating turn of events catapults them into the midst of a dangerous plot unfolding in the streets of San Fransokyo, Hiro turns to his closest companion-a robot named Baymax-and transforms the group into a band of high-tech heroes determined to solve the mystery.

“Birdman” – Nov 2nd

Join the Washington DC Sunday Night Film Club this Sunday, Nov 2nd at 4:30pm for Birdman 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.

The critically-acclaimed black comedy Birdman tells the story of a washed-up actor (Michael Keaton)-famous for portraying an iconic superhero-as he struggles to mount a Broadway play. In the days leading up to opening night, he battles his ego and attempts to recover his family, his career and himself. Also starring Zach Galifianakis, Andrea Riseborough, Amy Ryan, Emma Stone, Naomi Watts and Edward Norton, Birdman is directed and co-written by Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu (Biutiful, Babel, 21 Grams, Amores Perros).

“Fury” – Oct 26th

Join the Washington DC Sunday Night Film Club this Sunday, Oct 26th at 4:30 pm for Fury at the Regal Gallery Place . Look for Brian F. wearing a Gonzaga U. 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.

April, 1945. As the Allies make their final push in the European Theatre, a battle-hardened army sergeant named Wardaddy (Brad Pitt) commands a Sherman tank and her five-man crew on a deadly mission behind enemy lines. Outnumbered and outgunned, and with a rookie soldier thrust into their platoon, Wardaddy and his men face overwhelming odds in their heroic attempts to strike at the heart of Nazi Germany.

“The Two Faces of January” – Oct 19th

Join the Washington DC Sunday Night Film Club this Sunday, Oct 19th at 4:40pm for The Two Faces of January at the Landmark Bethesda Row . 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.

Screenwriter Hossein Amini (Drive, The Wings of the Dove) makes a stylish directing debut with this sleek thriller set in Greece and Istanbul in 1962. Intrigue begins at the Parthenon when a glamorous, wealthy American couplethe charismatic Chester MacFarland (Viggo Mortensen) and his alluring young wife Collete (Kirsten Dunst)meet Rydal (Oscar Isaac, Inside Llewyn Davis), a Greek-speaking American who is working as a tour guide, scamming female tourists on the side. Instead of becoming his latest marks, the two befriend him, but a murder at the couple’s hotel puts all three on the run together and creates a precarious bond between them as the trio’s allegiance is put to the test. Their journey takes them from Greece to Turkey, and to a dramatic finale played out in the back alleys of Istanbul’s Grand Bazaar. Adapted from the novel of the same name by Patricia Highsmith (The Talented Mr. Ripley, Strangers on a Train).

Please note that Bethesda Row Theatre features reserved seating. We will be sitting in row G. If that row fills up we will split up and meet back upstairs in the theatre lobby after the film ends.

“Pride” – Oct 12th

Join the Washington DC Sunday Night Film Club this Sunday, Oct 12th at 4:15 for Pride 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.

Pride is an inspirational comedy based on a true story about finding hope and friendship where you least expect it. It’s the summer of 1984, Margaret Thatcher is in power and the National Union of Mineworkers is on strike, prompting a London-based group of gay and lesbian activists to raise money to support the strikers’ families. Initially rebuffed by the Union, the group identifies a tiny mining village in Wales and sets off to make their donation in person. As the strike drags on, the two groups discover that standing together makes for the strongest union of all. Starring Bill Nighy, Imelda Staunton, Dominic West and Paddy Considine, Pride is directed by Matthew Warchus.

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