“Hamlet II” – Aug 24th

Join the Washington DC Sunday Night Film Club this Sunday, Aug 24th at 5:30 pm for Hamlet II at the Landmark E Street Cinema . Look for Brian wearing an Avenue Q 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.

he comedy hit of the 2008 Sundance Film Festival is the irreverent tale of one teacher’s overzealous quest to mount a high school musical. Steve Coogan stars as Dana Marsch, a failed actor turned high school drama teacher. Shortchanged in the talent department, Dana still harbors ambitions and passions. At work, that is; his personal life, with his dissatisfied wife (Catherine Keener) and their border (David Arquette), leaves much to be desired. With his department under threat of closure, Dana conceives a sequel to Shakespeare’s Hamlet—a lighthearted musical theatre extravaganza that will disdain both political correctness and dramatic credibility. Despite objections from school officials and outrage in the community, Dana will not be denied his freedom of artistic expression. Co-starring Amy Poehler and Elisabeth Shue. Directed by Andrew Fleming (Dick, The Craft), who co-wrote the screenplay with Pam Brady (South Park: Bigger, Longer & Uncut, Team America: World Police).

For this week’s show, we are co-hosting this event with the DC Indie Film Meetup Group. As we are likely to have a large combined group, we advise everyone to buy their tickets in advance at http://www.landmarktheatres.com/tickets/default.asp

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