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May 8–26
Presented by the Edlavitch DCJCC, JxJ is a new multidisciplinary arts project that encompasses the Washington Jewish Film Festival and the Washington Jewish Music Festival, alongside original cutting-edge hybrid arts programming.
This week: Eurovision Song Contest 2019, live from Tel Aviv; THE DIVE; BRUSSELS TRANSIT; SEDER-MASOCHISM w filmmaker Q&A; The 21%: The Lives of Arab Citizens of Israel; TOMAN; THE DANCING DOGS OF DOMBROVA w filmmaker Q&A; FROM SLAVERY TO FREEDOM w film subject Q&A; THE ANCIENT LAW w live musical accompaniment; SUSTAINABLE NATION w filmmaker Q&A; THE MAMBONIKS w filmmaker Q&A; and Music in Yiddish Cinema with Isle of Klezbos and Metropolitan Klezmer.
In person: filmmaker Jeff Krulik, in conversation with superfan Ruth Youngwirth, Decca Records promoter Frank Falise and rock journalists Michael Oberman and Richard Harrington
This rock history doc explores the legendary concert Led Zeppelin played in January, 1969, at the Wheaton Youth Center... or did they? Screening as a special 50th-anniversary commemoration of the mindblowing Merriweather Post Pavilion show of May 25, 1969, where Led Zeppelin opened for The Who.
May 24, 7:15 p.m.
In person: filmmakers Joe Tropea and Skizz Cyzyk, plus special guest Les Bayless of the Silver Spring 3
A history of faith and resistance.
HIT & STAY tells the story of Catholic activists the Catonsville Nine, and those who joined them in protesting the Vietnam War, galvanizing the nonviolent antiwar resistance away from protest marches and toward direct actions by citizens against draft boards.
May 22, 7:15 p.m.
May 10–July 18
This week: Howard Hawks' landmark gangster drama SCARFACE (1932), starring Paul Muni; pre-Code horror WHITE ZOMBIE (1932), starring Bela Lugosi; and Charlie Chaplin's MODERN TIMES, a 1936 satire on the dehumanizing effects of technology.
May 3–July 11
This week, two 4K restorations: John Carpenter's action-packed 1988 sci-fi horror THEY LIVE, starring Roddy Piper, and Dario Argento's 1975 fever-dream giallo DEEP RED [PROFONDO ROSSO], starring David Hemmings.
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May 1–30
Organized and presented by the Metropolitan Washington Council of the AFL-CIO, the Debs-Jones-Douglass Institute and the AFI Silver.
This week: Boots Riley's outrageously original social satire SORRY TO BOTHER YOU centers around a thirtysomething telemarketer who discovers a magical selling power. Starring Lakeith Stanfield, Tessa Thompson and Armie Hammer. May 17, 7:15 p.m.
Co-presented by Washington Monthly
May 29–July 31
An inside look at journalism in cinema with leading reporters, media experts and Hollywood luminaries.
Opening the series: Alan J. Pakula's 1976 drama ALL THE PRESIDENT'S MEN, featuring a post-screening panel discussion with Washington Monthly editor in chief Paul Glastris and legendary journalist Bob Woodward, May 29, 7:00 p.m.
June 4–July 1.
The Freer Sackler's popular festival returns!
Screenings taking place at AFI Silver: Yim Soon-rye's LITTLE FOREST, starring Kim Tae-ri; Jeon Go-woon's MICROHABITAT; Jeong Ga-young's HIT THE NIGHT; Hong Sang-soo's HOTEL BY THE RIVER and GRASS, both starring Kim Min-hee; and Hwang Dong-hyuk's THE FORTRESS.
June 6–12.
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Opening the series: HERO – INSPIRED BY THE EXTRAORDINARY LIFE & TIMES OF MR. ULRIC CROSS, featuring Q&A with filmmaker Frances-Anne Solomon, June 6, 7:15 p.m.
World premiere!
Q&A with filmmakers Paul Bishow, James June Schneider and Sam Lavine
Featuring breathtaking Super-8 footage filmed at some of the earliest punk shows in DC, PUNK THE CAPITAL takes us through the transformative period of 1976–1983, as punk rock took hold in Washington, DC, and grew into a movement that became a model for DIY culture around the world.
June 29, 7:15 p.m.
July 5–Aug. 30
Silver Spring's FREE outdoor summer screening series!
Opening the series: Oscar®-winning animated sensation SPIDER-MAN: INTO THE SPIDER-VERSE, July 5, 8:00 p.m.

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