“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!

“Sunshine” – Jul 29th

Join the Washington DC Sunday Night Film Club this Sunday, Jul 29th at 4:35 pm for Sunshine at the Landmark E Street Cinema . Look for Brian wearing a black Orioles jersey and blue Chuck Taylors 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 tense, claustrophobic thriller set 50 years from now, as the sun is dying and mankind along with it. Our last hope: a spaceship and a crew of eight men and women. They carry a device which will breathe new life into the star. But deep into their voyage, out of radio contact with Earth, their mission is starting to unravel. There is an accident, a fatal mistake, and a distress beacon from a spaceship that disappeared seven years earlier. Soon the crew is fighting not only for their lives, but their sanity.

“Manufactured Landscapes” – Jul 22nd

Join the Washington DC Sunday Night Film Club this Sunday, Jul 22nd at 4:50 pm for Manufactured Landscapes at the Landmark E Street Cinema . Look for Brian wearing a black Orioles jersey and shorts 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.

Internationally acclaimed for his large-scale photographs of “manufactured landscapes”—quarries, recycling yards, factories, mines and dams—Edward Burtynsky creates stunningly beautiful art from civilization’s materials and debris. Director Jennifer Baichwal follows Burtynsky through China, as he shoots the evidence and effects of that country’s massive industrial revolution. With breathtaking sequences, such as the opening tracking shot through an almost endless factory, the filmmakers also extend the narratives of Burtynsky’s photographs, allowing us to meditate on our impact on the planet and witness both the epicenters of industrial endeavor and the dumping grounds of its waste.

“Talk to Me” – Jul 15th

Join the Washington DC Sunday Night Film Club this Sunday, Jul 15th at 7:20 pm for Talk to Me at the Regal Gallery Place . Look for Brian wearing a white Cubs 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.

In the 1960s, in Washington, D.C., vibrant soul music and exploding social consciousness were combining to unique and powerful effect. With the support of his irrepressible and tempestuous girlfriend Vernell (Taraji P. Henson), the newly minted ex-con Petey (Don Cheadle) talks his way into an on-air radio gig. At WOL-AM, Petey becomes an iconic radio personality, surpassing even the established popularity of his fellow disc jockeys, Nighthawk (Cedric The Entertainer) and Sunny Jim (Vondie Curtis Hall). Combining biting humor with social commentary, Petey openly courts controversy for station owner E.G. Sonderling (Martin Sheen). As Petey’s voice, humor, and spirit surge across the airwaves with the vitality of the era, listeners tune in to hear not only incredible music but also a man speaking directly to them about race and power in America like few people ever have.

“Live Free or Die Hard” – Jul 8th

Join the Washington DC Sunday Night Film Club this Sunday, Jul 8th at 6:25pm for Live Free or Die Hard at the Regal Gallery Place . Look for Brock wearing a dark green & 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.

John McClane takes on an Internet-based terrorist organization who is systematically shutting down the United States.