“Phoenix” – Sep 20th

Join the Washington DC Sunday Night Film Club this Sunday, Sep 20th at 3:40 for Phoenix at the Landmark Bethesda Row . Look for Laine wearing a black and white striped skirt 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 spellbinding mystery of identity, illusion and deception unfolds against the turmoil of post-World War II Germany in the stunning new film from acclaimed writer/director Christian Petzold (Barbara, Jerichow). Berlin, 1945: Nelly (Nina Hoss, A Most Wanted Man), a German-Jewish, ex-nightclub singer, has survived a concentration camp. But, like her country, she is scarred, her face disfigured by a bullet wound. After undergoing reconstructive surgery, Nelly emerges with a new face, one similar but different enough that her former husband, Johnny (Ronald Zehrfeld), doesnt recognize her. Rather than reveal herself, Nelly walks into a dangerous game of duplicity and disguise as she tries to figure out if the man she loves may have been the one who betrayed her to the Nazis. Submerged in shadowy atmosphere and the haunted mood of post-war Berlin, Phoenix weaves a complex, Hitchcockian tale of a nations tragedy and a womans search for answers as it builds towards an unforgettable, heart-stopping climax. (Partially subtitled)

Advance tickets may be purchased here: https://www.landmarktheatres.com/Booking/bethesda-row-cinema/1991090 Bethesda Row theatre features assigned seating. The host will be sitting in row F, but feel free to sit wherever you like. The group will meet back in the upstairs lobby after the film before proceeding to dinner.

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