Wind aside, summer must be here since the calendar is filling up with outdoor movies, bike months and more. So, grab your frienemies, you wheels and a blanket (sometimes) and do these things:
(the cost tends to be zero or nominal (2 bucks or less) and click on links for more details, as always)
Arlington Cinema and Drafthouse gets all action packed tonight with “Cop Out” (which looks so horrible, it may actually be hilarious) and “Green Zone” (according to Alan “…an excellent procedural, and also something more”)
Apparently May is Bike Month at the DC Public Libraries and as such every Tuesday, at 7pm, they’re playing a movie, which in some way, celebrates the glory of bike riding. The series kicked off last week with Pee-wee’s big adventure and continues tonight with “QUICKSILVER” @ MLK Library starring Kevin Bacon as a hot-shot stock market whiz kid turned bike messenger. Probably not good but possibly amazing?
Just like every week WPFS is showing an amazingly bad movie tonight @ Warehouse Theatre. Join them at 8pm for a screening of EMBRYO starring an over-the-hill Rock Hudson as a doctor egg-headed idea that he can raise super-people in 2 weeks via his lab. He grows a superwoman (played by just the right balance of hotness and crazy eyes by Barbara Carrera) who is off her friggin rocker but he writes her off as just being a crazy girlfriend.
Cue a creepy bedroom scene (question of the day: is sleeping with people that are only 2 weeks old still a crime even if they are fully grown?)http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ykOBbn5W1UY&feature=related
Woot! NoMa summer screen returns for the season today, and the theme is “The Future is Now”. Which means that over the next 2 months you will be able to see everything from Wall-E to “The Fifth Element” to “Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind” while eating BBQ and listening to Fatback DJ before and apres-movies but the movie this week is Mel Brooks’ “Spaceballs” (starring Bill Pullman, John Candy with a bad wig, Rick Moranis in an extreme bike helmet and a pre-Melrose place Daphne Zuniga) which I personally remember being hilarious when I was 10, and Cale thinks did not hold up to the passing of time. Be the judge yourself today. On a blanket. At dusk.
You don’t need free movies, it’s “30 Rock” night at home
Now that people born in the 90s are in college (no, I don’t feel old, thankyouverymuch) no wonder that decade is being deemed nostalgia worthy. “I LOVE THE 90S” series continues today with “My Best Friend’s Wedding” (@ Rosslyn Gateway park) which was PJ Hogan’s first Hollywood film and his OTHER wedding movie (In a perfect world they would have done a double feature of this and “Muriel’s wedding”) and features one of the most amazing sing-along scenes of all time to Dionne Warwick’s “I say a little Prayer for you”
As well as the classic opening sequence featuring Ani DiFranco being so tongue-in-cheek, she is actually not annoying for the first time ever (Do you think I maybe owned the soundtrack? And sang/screamed along to it my whole junior year of high school? Maybe.)
Over at Freer Sackler, the Korean film festival continues with “May 18” , dramatization of the Gwangju Uprising which is both a powerful film and a useful primer for those unfamiliar with this momentous event in recent Korean history. The poignant theme—ordinary lives forever affected by the 1980 tragedy—made it one of the most popular Korean films of 2007
In a village on the trendy Costa Brava, a laborer ends his day carousing. At the same time in Andalusia, his wife and family begin a one-way journey to join him. Confronting many issues in a beautifully layered narrative, La piel quemada is a milestone: the topic of Andalusian migration to the north would not be treated again in the cinema until 2003. See what happens in “The Burnt skin” @ National Gallery of Art at 4:30pm today.
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