“Citizen Jane: Battle for the City” – May 14th

Join the Washington DC Sunday Night Film Club this Sunday, May 14th at 3:20 for Citizen Jane: Battle for the City 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.

In 1960 Jane Jacobs’s book The Death and Life of Great American Cities sent shockwaves through the architecture and planning worlds, with its exploration of the consequences of modern planners’ and architects’ reconfiguration of cities. Jacobs was also an activist, who was involved in many fights in mid-century New York, to stop “master builder” Robert Moses from running roughshod over the city. This film retraces the battles for the city as personified by Jacobs and Moses, as urbanization moves to the very front of the global agenda. Many of the clues for formulating solutions to the dizzying array of urban issues can be found in Jacobs’s prescient text, and a close second look at her thinking and writing about cities is very much in order. This film sets out to examine the city of today through the lens of one of its greatest champions.

“Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2” – May 7th

Join the Washington DC Sunday Night Film Club this Sunday, May 7th at 4:30pm for Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 at the Landmark Atlantic Plumbing Cinema. Look for Brian F. wearing an REI 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.

Peter Quill and his fellow Guardians are hired by a powerful alien race, the Sovereign, to protect their precious batteries from invaders. When it is discovered that Rocket has stolen the items they were sent to guard, the Sovereign dispatch their armada to search for vengeance. As the Guardians try to escape, the mystery of Peter’s parentage is revealed.

This is a reserved seating show. I am in seat D10. This is a smaller theater, so I recommend pre-ordering your tickets at https://www.landmarktheatres.com/Booking/atlantic-plumbing-cinema/4531115

“Free Fire” – Apr 23rd

Join the Washington DC Sunday Night Film Club this Sunday, Apr 23rd at 4:00 pm for Free Fire at the Regal Gallery Place. Look for Laura wearing something 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.

Justine brokers a meeting in a deserted warehouse between two Irishmen and a gang led by Vernon and Ord, who intend to sell them a stash of guns. But when shots fire during the handover, complete pandemonium ensues, with everyone at the scene suddenly thrust into a heart-stopping game of survival.

“Colossal” – Apr 16th

Join the Washington DC Sunday Night Film Club this Sunday, Apr 16th at 4:15 for Colossal 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.

Gloria is an out-of-work girl who, after getting kicked out of her apartment by her boyfriend, is forced to leave her life in New York and move back to her hometown. When news reports surface that a giant creature is destroying Seoul, South Korea, Gloria gradually comes to the realization that she is somehow connected to this far-off phenomenon. As events begin to spin out of control, Gloria must determine why her seemingly insignificant existence has such a colossal effect on the fate of the world.

“Gifted” – Apr 9th

Join the Washington DC Sunday Night Film Club this Sunday, Apr 9th at 3:40 pm for Gifted at the Landmark Bethesda Row. Look for Brooke wearing a light 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.

Frank Adler (Chris Evans) is a single man raising a child prodigy, his spirited young niece Mary (Mckenna Grace), in a coastal town in Florida. Frank’s plans for a normal school life for Mary are foiled when the 7-year-old’s mathematical abilities come to the attention of Frank’s formidable mother, Evelyn (Lindsay Duncan), whose plans for her granddaughter threaten to separate Frank and Mary.

“Gifted” – Apr 9th

Join the Washington DC Sunday Night Film Club this Sunday, Apr 9th at 3:40 pm for Gifted at the Landmark Bethesda Row. Look for Brooke wearing a light 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.

Frank Adler (Chris Evans) is a single man raising a child prodigy, his spirited young niece Mary (Mckenna Grace), in a coastal town in Florida. Frank’s plans for a normal school life for Mary are foiled when the 7-year-old’s mathematical abilities come to the attention of Frank’s formidable mother, Evelyn (Lindsay Duncan), whose plans for her granddaughter threaten to separate Frank and Mary.

“Song to Song” – Mar 26th

Join the Washington DC Sunday Night Film Club this Sunday, Mar 26th at 3:55pm for Song to Song at the Landmark E Street Cinema. Look for Brian F. wearing a red 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 against the Austin, Texas, music scene, two entangled couples — struggling songwriters Faye (Rooney Mara) and BV (Ryan Gosling), and music mogul Cook (Michael Fassbender) and the waitress (Natalie Portman) whom he ensnares — chase success through a rock ‘n’ roll landscape of seduction and betrayal.

“Get Out” – Mar 19th

Join the Washington DC Sunday Night Film Club this Sunday, Mar 19th at 4:50 for Get Out 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.

Now that Chris (Daniel Kaluuya) and his girlfriend, Rose (Allison Williams), have reached the meet-the-parents milestone of dating, she invites him for a weekend getaway upstate with Missy and Dean. At first, Chris reads the family’s overly accommodating behavior as nervous attempts to deal with their daughter’s interracial relationship, but as the weekend progresses, a series of increasingly disturbing discoveries lead him to a truth that he never could have imagined.

“Logan” – Mar 5th

Join the Washington DC Sunday Night Film Club this Sunday, Mar 5th at 4:00pm for Logan at the AMC Loews Uptown 1. Look for Brooke wearing a purple scarf 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 near future, a weary Logan cares for an ailing Professor X in a hide out on the Mexican border. But Logan’s attempts to hide from the world and his legacy are up-ended when a young mutant arrives, being pursued by dark forces.

“The Lego Batman Movie” – Feb 26th

Join the Washington DC Sunday Night Film Club this Sunday, Feb 26th at 3:45 for The Lego Batman Movie at the Landmark Atlantic Plumbing 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 irreverent spirit of fun that made “The LEGO Movie” a worldwide phenomenon, the self-described leading man of that ensemble – LEGO Batman – stars in his own big-screen adventure. But there are big changes brewing in Gotham, and if he wants to save the city from The Joker’s hostile takeover, Batman may have to drop the lone vigilante thing, try to work with others and maybe, just maybe, learn to lighten up.