“3:10 to Yuma” – Sep 30th

Join the Washington DC Sunday Night Film Club this Sunday, Sep 30th at 4:45 pm for 3:10 to Yuma at the Regal Gallery Place . Look for Brian wearing an orange “Life Is Good” hat 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.

Outlaw Ben Wade (Russell Crowe) terrorizes 1800s Arizona, especially the Southern Railroad, until he is finally captured. Wade must be brought to trial, so Dan Evans (Christian Bale), the owner of a drought-stricken ranch, volunteers to escort him to the train. Along the trail, a grudging respect forms between the men, but danger looms at every turn, and the criminal’s men are in pursuit.

“Eastern Promises” – Sep 23rd

Join the Washington DC Sunday Night Film Club this Sunday, Sep 23rd at 5:00 pm for Eastern Promises at the Regal Gallery Place . Look for Brian wearing an orange “Life is Good” hat 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 mysterious and charismatic Russian-born Nikolai Luzhin (Viggo Mortensen) is a driver for one of London’s most notorious organized crime families of Eastern European origin. The family itself is part of the Vory V Zakone criminal brotherhood. Headed by Semyon, the family’s fortunes are tested by Semyon’s volatile son and enforcer, Kirill, who is more tightly bound to Nikolai than to his own father. But Nikolai’s carefully maintained existence is jarred once he crosses paths at Christmastime with Anna Khitrova (Naomi Watts), a midwife at a North London hospital. Anna is deeply affected by the desperate situation of a young teenager who dies while giving birth to a baby. The girl’s personal diary also survives her; it is written in Russian, and Anna seeks answers in it. By delving into the diary, Anna has accidentally unleashed the full fury of the Vory. With Semyon and Kirill closing ranks and Anna pressing her inquiries, Nikolai unexpectedly finds his loyalties divided.

“Across the Universe” – Sep 16th

Join the Washington DC Sunday Night Film Club this Sunday, Sep 16th at 8:00 pm for Across the Universe at the AMC Loews Georgetown 14 . Look for Brian wearing a Green Bay Packers 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.

A love story set against the backdrop of the 1960s amid the turbulent years of anti-war protest, mind exploration and rock ‘n’ roll, moving from the dockyards of Liverpool to the creative psychedelia of Greenwich Village, from the riot-torn streets of Detroit to the killing fields of Vietnam. The star-crossed lovers, Jude and Lucy, along with a small group of friends and musicians, are swept up into the emerging anti-war and counterculture movements, with Dr. Robert and Mr. Kite as their guides. Tumultuous forces outside their control ultimately tear the young lovers apart, forcing Jude and Lucy–against all odds–to find their own way back to each other.

“Shoot ‘Em Up” – Sep 9th

Join the Washington DC Sunday Night Film Club this Sunday, Sep 9th at 5:20pm for Shoot ‘Em Up at the Regal Gallery Place . Look for Brock wearing a dark green and blue messenger bag 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 man named Mr. Smith (Owen) delivers a woman’s baby during a shootout, and is then called upon to protect the newborn from the army of gunmen.

If it’s half as awesome as the trailer makes it look, it’ll be pretty great.

“Rocket Science” – Aug 26th

Join the Washington DC Sunday Night Film Club this Sunday, Aug 26th at 4:50 pm for Rocket Science at the Landmark E Street Cinema . Look for Brian wearing a Green Bay Packers 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.

Writer/director Jeffrey Blitz (Spellbound) tackles the mysteries of life, love and public speaking in a wry comedy of adolescent angst. Teenager Hal Hefner (Reece Daniel Thompson) inhabits a cosmically ridiculous, often incomprehensible world. His erratic stutter can leave him hopelessly tongue-tied at the worst possible moments, sending him fleeing for his secret refuge—the high school janitor’s closet. So it comes as a complete, though not unwelcome, surprise when the debate team’s star member, the hyper-articulate beauty Ginny Ryerson (Anna Kendrick), approaches Hal to join her team. Mixing humor with compassion, Blitz creates a film about the little insights that can emerge from, and ultimately eclipse, the agonies and disappointments of youth.

“Death at a Funeral” – Aug 19th

Join the Washington DC Sunday Night Film Club this Sunday, Aug 19th at 5:00 pm for Death at a Funeral at the Landmark E Street Cinema . Look for Brian wearing a black Orioles jersey 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 dignified send-off for a loved one erupts into uproarious chaos when romance, jealousy, in-laws, hallucinogens, dark secrets, life-long yearnings and a spot of bold blackmail collide graveside in this irreverent British comedy.

“The Bourne Ultimatum” – Aug 12th

Join the Washington DC Sunday Night Film Club this Sunday, Aug 12th at 6:40pm for The Bourne Ultimatum at the Regal Gallery Place . Look for Brock wearing a green and blue messenger bag 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.

Rogue agent Jason Bourne (Matt Damon) is being hunted by the people in the CIA who trained him to be an assassin. Still suffering from amnesia and determined to finally learn of his true identity, he is lured out of hiding to contact a journalist named Simon Ross (Paddy Considine), who has been following his story. Throughout his research, Ross has gathered valuable information about Bourne and Treadstone, which trained him. This is rather inconvenient for U.S. government official Noah Vosen (David Strathairn), who is hoping to start a new organization under the codename Blackbriar (which is briefly mentioned at the end of the first film) which would follow in Treadstone’s footsteps.

With intent to kill Bourne and the journalist before they expose the program’s disturbing secrets, Vosen sends agent Pamela Landy (Joan Allen) to lead the search effort. Simultaneously, Paz (Edgar Ramirez), one of the remaining living Treadstone assassins, is dispatched to find and neutralize Bourne and Ross. In order to finally learn of his true origins and find inner peace, Bourne will have to evade, out-maneuver, and outsmart the deadliest group of highly-trained agents and assassins yet.

“The Ten” – Aug 5th

Join the Washington DC Sunday Night Film Club this Sunday, Aug 5th at 5:00pm for The Ten at the Landmark E Street Cinema . Look for Brock wearing a blue and green messenger bag 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.

Ten stories, each inspired by one of the ten commandments.

Welcome, Indie Film Meetup-ers!

This weekend, SNFC joined the DC Indie Film Meetup Group to see Sunshine, and we had a great time hanging out with that crew. To anyone from the Meetup that came to check us out, I hope you’ll join us sometime for a flick! We see a movie every Sunday evening, generally between 4 and 9, and usually grab food and drinks at a nearby restaurant afterwards. We try to post the movie for the week on Thursday, but we don’t always make a decision that early in the week. If you’ve got any questions or have a suggestion for a movie, use the Contact link on the right. We met a lot of cool people this week, so we hope you guys will come join us!