October 2015

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Cover Story

Long-Neglected Somalia
Comes in From the Cold

a5.cover.somalia.child.homeSomalia doesn't have much of an embassy here. But after 24 years in the dark, it does have an ambassador at last: Ahmed Isse Awad, who has his work cut out for him rebuilding its mission in the D.C. and America's ties with his war-ravaged homeland. Read More 

People of World Influence

Ex-Senator Continues Dogged Pursuit
To Rid World of Nuclear Weapons

a1.powi.nunn.turner.douglas.homeSam Nunn left the Senate after four terms, saying he no longer had "zest and enthusiasm" for the job. Fortunately, the pragmatic lawmaker never lost his enthusiasm for ridding the world of nuclear weapons. Read More


Yemen Cold Shoulder

Compassion Fatigue Sets In
As Yemen Spirals Out of Control

a2.yemen.school.homeIn Yemen, an entire generation is on the verge of being lost to hunger and violence as factions jockey for influence and territory. Yet Yemen remains one of the most underfunded humanitarian crises in the world. Read More


Political Circus

The City Built Upon
A Steep, Expensive Hill

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The costly, drawn-out American electoral process is a spectacle that inspires admiration and disgust around the world. Read More


Training Tug of War

U.S. Efforts to Train
Syrian Rebels in Disarray

a4.syrian.rebels.flacon.homeCritics say Obama's plan to train Syrian rebels is too little, too late to make a dent in Syria's civil war. Supporters counter that it's too soon to write off an audacious undertaking that has yet to get off the ground. Read More


Trafficking Fracas

State Department Faces Backlash
Over 'Politicized' Trafficking Report

a6.trafficking.displaced.rohingya.homeA bureaucratic rite of passage sparked an unusually fierce backlash this year when the State Department's 2015 trafficking report came under fire for putting politics ahead of principle. Read More

Book Review

Pundit Boils America's Role Down
To Three Choices in 'Superpower'

a7.book.review.ian.bremmer.homeIan Bremmer dissects U.S. foreign policy and the failures of past presidents in "Superpower: Three Choices for America's Role in the World." Read More

Medical

Adult Obesity Rate Tops
30 Percent in Half of U.S. States

a8.medical.obesity.homeObesity plagues millions of Americans, but the epidemic is spread disproportionately throughout the country, with the South and Midwest reporting some of the highest rates. Read More

   

Ex-Senator Continues Dogged Pursuit To Rid World of Nuclear Weapons

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By Michael Coleman

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Compassion Fatigue Sets In As Yemen Spirals Out of Control

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By KarinZeitvogel

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The City Built Upon A Steep, Expensive Hill

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By Sean Lyngaas

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U.S. Efforts to Train Syrian Rebels in Disarray

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By Sean Lyngaas

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Long-Neglected Somalia Comes in From the Cold

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By Larry Luxner

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State Department Faces Backlash Over ‘Politicized’ Trafficking Report

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By Karin Sun

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Super-Pundit Boils America’s Role Down to Three Choices in ‘Superpower’

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By John Shaw

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Adult Obesity Rate Tops 30 Percent in Half of U.S. States

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By Steven Reinberg (HealthDay News)

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Maryland’s UMUC Leads the Way In International Online Education

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By Larry Luxner

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Carlos Rosario School: Local Pioneer In Teaching Foreign-Born Immigrants

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By Larry Luxner

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Trump Hotel and Watergate Add to City’s Upscale Line-Up

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By Dave Seminara

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‘Latin Heat’ Expands Washington Ballet’s Diverse Repertoire

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By Karin Sun

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Mother of Three Reflects on Personal, Professional Joys of Foreign Service

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By Gail Scott

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Swedish Embassy Celebrates 100 Years of Ingrid Bergman

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By Kate Oczypok

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Fall Programs Celebrate Spain’s Vast Influence on Americas

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By Gary Tischler

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‘Yerma’ Marks 40 Years of GALA’s Groundbreaking Theater

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By Lisa Troshinsky

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Out-of-the-Way Ethnic Hotspots Offer Authentic Experiences

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By Michael Coleman

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Films - October 2015

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Languages

Arabic

French

Mandarin

Ukranian


Czech

German

Norwegian


Dutch

Hebrew

Portuguese

English

Japanese

Spanish

Arabic

I Am Nojoom, Age 10 and Divorced

Directed by Khadija Al Salami

(France/Yemen/UAE, 2015, 99 min.)

In Yemen, where there is no age restriction for marriage, Nojoom Ali's father, terrified of shame and desperate for money, arranges for Nojoom to marry a villager who is three times her age in exchange for a trivial dowry. Subjected to physical and psychological abuse at the hands of her husband and grouchy mother-in-law, Nojoom escapes and attains protection from a compassionate judge.

AMC Mazza Gallerie

Sat., Oct. 24, 6:30 p.m.,

Sun., Oct. 25, 2 p.m.

 

Cairo Time

Directed by Amir Ramses

(Egypt, 2014, 110 min.)

Taking place over a single day, "Cairo Time" is the multigenerational story of six interconnected characters, all at a turning point in their lives.

AMC Mazza Gallerie

Sun., Oct. 25, 4:15 p.m.

 

Eyes of a Thief

Directed by Najwa Najjar

(Palestine, 2014, 98 min.)

After 10 years in prison, Tarek is desperate to find his daughter who was an infant when he was imprisoned in this story, inspired by real events, that offers a rare glimpse into Palestinian society from the inside out, operating simultaneously as a thriller, a relationships drama and as a nuanced slice of everyday Palestinian life under the occupation.

AMC Mazza Gallerie

Fri., Oct. 23, 6:30 p.m.

 

From A to B

Directed by Ali F. Mostafa

(UAE/Jordan, 2015, 107 min.)

In this comedic road trip film, brimming with heart, three long lost childhood friends — an Egyptian, a Saudi and a Syrian — reluctantly embark on a journey from Abu Dhabi to Beirut to honor their friend who passed away five years earlier.

AMC Mazza Gallerie

Sun., Oct. 25, 6:30 p.m.

 

Les Petits Chats

Directed by Sherif Nakhla

(Egypt, 2014, 80 min.)

Get ready to tap your feet to James Brown's "I Feel Good", The Beatles "With a Little Help From My Friends" and Ray Charles' "Unchain My Heart" — as performed by Egypt's legendary Les Petits Chats. Sherif Nakhla's highly enjoyable documentary offers us an insight into the lives of the former band-mates during and after their glory days by tracking the life choices they made after their breakup in the '80s.

AMC Mazza Gallerie

Fri., Oct. 16, 7 p.m.,

Sat., Oct. 17, 9 p.m.

 

Zinzana

Directed by Majid Al Ansari

(UAE, 2015, 93 min.)

Talal has just woken up in a police cell with no memory of the night before and no identification. His predicament gets a lot worse with the arrival of brilliant psychopath Dabaan who seems determined to play vicious and unexpected mind games with him. Talal's confinement becomes a fight for survival and a race to discover exactly what's motivating Dabaan.

AMC Mazza Gallerie

Fri., Oct. 23, 8:50 p.m.,

Sat., Oct. 24, 9 p.m.

 

Czech

The Way Out

(Cesta ven)

Directed by Petr Václav

(Czech Republic/France, 2014, 105 min.)

The father of a Romani couple trying to live a "normal" life in a community obscured by prejudice considers a life of crime, as the grim backdrop of unemployment, debt and poverty weighs his family down.

The Avalon Theatre

Wed., Oct. 14, 8 p.m.

Dutch

The Intruder

Directed by Shariff Korver

(The Netherlands, 2014, 87 min.)

In this captivating and intense thriller, a Dutch cop of Moroccan descent goes deep undercover to infiltrate a drug-trafficking Moroccan family. The deeper he embeds himself in the family's inner circles, the more he realizes a sense of belonging and a feeling of brotherhood that has until now eluded him (Dutch and Arabic).

AMC Mazza Gallerie

Sun., Oct. 18, 5 p.m.

 

English


Beasts of No Nation

Directed by Cary Joji Fukunaga

(U.S., 2015, 133 min.)

This drama is based on the experiences of Agu, a child soldier fighting in the civil war of an unnamed African country.

Landmark's E Street Cinema

Opens Fri., Oct. 16

 

Bridge of Spies

Directed by Steven Spielberg

(U.S., 2015)

An American lawyer is recruited by the CIA during the Cold War to help rescue a pilot detained in the Soviet Union.

Angelika Mosaic

Opens Fri., Oct. 16

 

A Brilliant Young Mind

Directed by Morgan Matthews

(U.K., 2015, 111 min.)

A socially awkward teenage math prodigy finds new confidence and new friendships when he lands a spot on the British squad at the International Mathematics Olympiad.

Landmark's E Street Cinema

 

Burnt

Directed by John Wells

(U.S., 2015)

A chef who destroyed his career with drugs and diva behavior cleans up and returns to London, determined to redeem himself by spearheading a top restaurant that can gain three Michelin stars.

Angelika Mosaic

Opens Fri., Oct. 23

 

He Named Me Malala

Directed by Davis Guggenheim

(U.S., 2015, 87 min.)

This film examines the events leading up to the Taliban's attack on the young Pakistani schoolgirl, Malala Yousafzai, for speaking out on girls' education and the aftermath, including her speech to the United Nations.

Angelika Mosaic

Landmark's E Street Cinema

Opens Fri., Oct. 9

 

Legend

Directed by Brian Helgeland

(U.K./France, 2015, 131 min.)

Identical twin gangsters Reggie and Ronnie Kray, two of the most notorious criminals in British history, spearhead an organized crime empire in the East End of London during the 1960s.

Landmark's E Street Cinema

Opens Fri., Oct. 9

 

Pawn Sacrifice

Directed by Edward Zwick

(U.S., 2015, 114 min.)

Set during the Cold War, American chess prodigy Bobby Fischer finds himself caught between two superpowers and his own struggles as he challenges the Soviet Empire.

Angelika Mosaic

Landmark's E Street Cinema

 

Room

Directed by Lenny Abrahamson

(Ireland/Canada, 2015, 118 min.)

Escaping from the captivity in which they have been held for half a decade, a young woman and her 5-year-old son struggle to adjust to the strange, terrifying and wondrous world outside their one-room prison.

Angelika Mosaic

Landmark's E Street Cinema

Opens Fri., Oct. 23

 

The Sound of Music

Directed by Robert Wise

(U.S., 1965, 174 min.)

In 1930s Austria, a young woman named Maria is failing miserably in her attempts to become a nun. So she doesn't hesitate when Navy Capt. Georg Von Trapp writes to the convent asking for a governess that can handle his seven mischievous children.

Embassy of Austria

Thu., Oct. 15, 7:30 p.m.

 

A Thousand and One Journeys: The Arab Americans

Directed by Abe Kasbo

(U.S., 2015, 84 min.)

Abe Kasbo's timely new film vividly paints a portrait of the Arab-American immigrant experience through the stories of people who came to the United States hoping to find the American Dream, including Sen. George Mitchell, Jamie Farr, Gen. John Abizaid, Anthony Shadid, Andy Shallal, Helen Thomas and others.

AMC Mazza Gallerie

Sat., Oct. 17, 6:30 p.m.,

Sun., Oct. 28, 7 p.m.

 

Truth

Directed by James Vanderbilt

(Australia/U.S., 2015, 121 min.)

This newsroom drama details the 2004 CBS 60 Minutes report investigating then-President George W. Bush's military service, and the subsequent firestorm of criticism that cost anchor Dan Rather and producer Mary Mapes their careers.

Angelika Mosaic

Opens Fri., Oct. 23

 

The Walk

Directed by Robert Zemeckis

(U.S., 2015, 123 min.)

Guided by his mentor and aided by an unlikely band of international recruits, French high-wire artist Philippe Petit and his gang overcome long odds, betrayals, dissension and countless close calls to conceive and execute their mad plan to cross the Twin Towers of the World Trade Center in 1974.

Angelika Mosaic

Opens Fri., Oct. 9

French

The Beaches of Agnès

Directed by Agnès Varda

(France, 2008, 110 min.)

Folding old and new footage into a retrospective look at her life, Agnès Varda ruminates on her extraordinary career with typical wit, composing touchingly Varda-esque landscapes while recalling old friends, lovers, colleagues and early memories (French and English).

American University McKinley Building

Fri., Oct. 2, 7 p.m.

 

Cléo from 5 to 7

Directed by by Agnès Varda

(France/Italy, 1961, 90 min.)

Agnès Varda's compelling early narrative paints an oblique portrait of Paris on a certain day — June 21 — when the astrological sign of Gemini shifts to Cancer.

American University McKinley Building

Fri., Oct. 23, 7 p.m.

 

Far From Men

Directed by David Oelhoffen

(France, 2014, 101 min.)

In 1954 Algeria, at the onset of the country's war of independence, former French Army solider Daru just wants to a lead a peaceful, quiet life as a schoolteacher in a remote mountainous town. But when he is called to duty to escort an Algerian rebel to a nearby city to stand trial for the murder of his cousin, Daru finds his life turned into chaos (French and Arabic).

AMC Mazza Gallerie

Fri., Oct. 16, 8:45 p.m.,

Sat., Oct. 17, 4:15 p.m.

 

The Gleaners and I

(Les glaneurs et la glaneuse)

Directed by Agnès Varda

(France, 2000, 82 min.)

Opportunities for gleaning attract Agnès Varda, and she explores this rich topic in art, literature, and history while traveling from countryside to urban alleyway in search of real gleaners — i.e. those who truly "live off the leftovers of others" (screens with "Ô saisons, Ô châteaux" (1958, 20 min.)).

National Gallery of Art

Sun., Oct. 18, 4 p.m.

 

The Man from Oran

Directed by Lyes Salem

(France, 2014, 128 min.)

In this poignant political drama following the independence of Algeria, two close friends, Djaffer, a modest idealist, and Hamid, a wheeler-dealer, face a promising future. Hamid goes on to a prominent political career and offers Djaffar a role in his office. But eventually Djaffar grows discontented with Hamid's betrayal of their revolutionary ideals (French and Arabic).

AMC Mazza Gallerie

Sun., Oct. 18, 2:30 p.m.

 

The New Girlfriend

Directed by François Ozon

(France, 2015, 108 min.)

Rising French star Anaïs Demoustier stars as Claire, who accidentally discovers a secret about the husband of her late best friend: that he enjoys dressing as a woman.

Landmark's E Street Cinema

 

German

Goodnight Mommy

(Ich seh, Ich seh)

Directed by Severin Fiala and Veronika Franz

(Austria, 2015, 99 min.)

Twin boys move to a new home with their mother after she has face changing cosmetic surgery, but under her bandages is someone the children don't recognize.

Landmark's E Street Cinema

 

Labyrinth of Lies

(Im Labyrinth des Schweigens)

Directed by Giulio Ricciarelli

(Germany, 2014, 124 min.)

This story exposes the conspiracy of prominent German institutions and government branches to cover up the crimes of Nazis during World War II.

Landmark's E Street Cinema

Opens Fri., Oct. 9

 

Hebrew

My Australia

Directed by Ami Drozd

(Israel/Poland, 2011, 97 min.)

In 1960s Poland, 10-year-old Tadek and his brother are part of an anti-Semitic gang. When they are arrested, their mother, a Holocaust survivor, has no choice but to reveal that though raised as Catholics, they are in fact Jews (Hebrew and Polish).

The Avalon Theatre

Wed., Oct. 28, 8 p.m.


Japanese

Branded to Kill

Directed by Seijun Suzuki

(Japan, 1967, 91 min.)

An anarchic send-up of B movie clichés, this fractured film noir stars Jo Shishido as an assassin who gets turned on by the smell of cooking rice, and whose failed attempt to kill a victim (a butterfly lands on his gun) turns him into a target himself.

Freer Gallery of Art

Fri., Oct. 9, 7 p.m.

 

The Call of Blood

Directed by Seijun Suzuki

(Japan, 1964, 97 min.)

Nikkatsu icons Hideki Takahashi and Akira Kobayashi star as brothers—one a gangster, the other an ad man—who unite to avenge their yakuza father's death 18 years before.

Freer Gallery of Art

Fri., Oct. 30, 7 p.m.

 

Fighting Elegy

Directed by Seijun Suzuki

(Japan, 1966, 86 min.)

Set in the 1930s, this darkly comic film is the story of a high school kid who lusts after the pure, Catholic daughter of the family with whom he boards. The only relief he can find for his immense sexual frustration is through fighting, which at first gets him into trouble, but later makes him perfect cannon fodder for the Sino-Japanese War.

Freer Gallery of Art

Sun., Oct. 12, 3 p.m.

 

Gate of Flesh

Directed by Seijun Suzuki

(Japan, 1964, 90 min.)

This dog-eat-dog portrait of postwar Tokyo takes the point of view of a gang of tough prostitutes working out of a bombed-out building. When a lusty ex-soldier lurches into their midst, the group's most sensitive member is tempted to break one of its most important rules: no falling in love.

Freer Gallery of Art

Fri., Oct. 16, 7 p.m.

 

Kanto Wanderer

Directed by Seijun Suzuki

(Japan, 1963, 92 min.)

A fearsome yakuza bodyguard is torn between defending his boss against a rival gang leader and his obsession with a femme fatale who reappears from his past.

Freer Gallery of Art

Fri., Oct. 23, 7 p.m.

 

Story of a Prostitute

Directed by Seijun Suzuki

(Japan, 1965, 96 min.)

Sent with six other comfort women to service a garrison of some 1,000 men in Manchuria during the Sino-Japanese War, Yumiko Nogawa is brutalized by a vicious lieutenant who wants her as his personal property. Meanwhile, she is falling in love with his gentle young assistant.

Freer Gallery of Art

Sun., Oct. 25, 1 p.m.

 

Tattoeed Life

Directed by Seijun Suzuki

(Japan, 1965, 87 min.)

Kenji, an art student, and Tetsu, who is working as a yakuza to help pay for his brother Kenji's tuition, both flee when a hit job goes horribly wrong. They end up finding work in a mine — and falling in love with the owner's wife and daughter.

Freer Gallery of Art

Sun., Oct. 18, 2 p.m.

 

Tokyo Drifter

Directed by Seijun Suzuki

(Japan, 1966, 83 min.)

Tasked with making a vehicle for actor/singer Tetsuya Watari to croon the title song, Seijun Suzuki concocted this crazy yarn about a reformed yakuza on the run from his former comrades.

Freer Gallery of Art

Sun., Oct. 11, 1 p.m.

 

Youth of the Beast

Directed by Seijun Suzuki

(Japan, 1963, 91 min.)

A disgraced ex-cop pits two yakuza gangs against each other to avenge the death of a fellow officer.

Freer Gallery of Art

Sun., Oct. 11, 3 p.m.


Mandarin

Coming Home

(Gui lai)

Directed by Zhang Yimou

(China, 2014, 109 min.)

Lu Yanshi and Feng Wanyu are a devoted couple forced to separate when Lu is arrested and sent to a labor camp as a political prisoner, just as his wife is injured in an accident. Released during the last days of the Cultural Revolution, he finally returns home only to find that his beloved wife has amnesia and remembers little of her past. Unable to recognize Lu, she patiently waits for her husband's return.

Landmark's E Street Cinema


Norwegian

1001 Grams

Directed by Bent Hamer

(Norway/Germany, 2014, 93 min.)

When Norwegian scientist Marie attends a seminar in Paris on the actual weight of a kilo, it is her own measurement of disappointment, grief and, not least, love, that ends up on the scale (Norwegian, French and English).

Landmark's Bethesda Row Cinema

Sun., Oct. 18, 10 a.m.


Portuguese

Coffee Stains

(Permanência)

Directed by Leonardo Lacca

(Brazil, 2014, 90 min.)

Traveling to his first solo exhibit in São Paulo, photographer Ivo decides to eschew his hotel room in favor of staying with his old flame Rita and her husband. While there is an initial awkwardness to their interactions as they fumble around memories of the past, the two exes easily slip into old habits and feelings reignite.

AFI Silver Theatre

Sun., Oct. 4, 3 p.m.

Tue., Oct. 6, 9:15 p.m.

 

The Second Mother

(Que Horas Ela Volta?)

Directed by Anna Muylaert

(Brazil, 2015, 112 min.)

When the estranged daughter of a hard-working live-in housekeeper suddenly appears, the unspoken class barriers that exist within the home are thrown into disarray.

Landmark's E Street Cinema

 

Trash

Directed by Stephen Daldry

(Brazil/U.K., 2015, 114 min.)

In a Rio favela, three best friends spend their days sorting through trash at the local landfill. One day, they find a wallet flush with cash, and so begins an extraordinary adventure, as the teens are thrown into a dangerous world of political corruption (Portuguese and English).

AFI Silver Theatre

Wed., Oct. 7, 6:30 p.m.


Spanish

The Club

(El Club)

Directed by Pablo Larraín

(Chile, 2015, 98 min.)

On the Chilean coast, four exiled priests live together in a small house, atoning for their past indiscretions. Under the watchful eye of a lone nun, they fill their days with innocuous pastimes and prayer, strictly forbidden from interacting with the outside world. But when a newcomer arrives to join their not-so-happy household, their tranquil existence is upended, with long-buried secrets coming to the fore.

AFI Silver Theatre

Fri., Oct. 2, 7:15 p.m.

 

Cooking Up a Tribute

Directed by Andrea Gómez and Luis González

(Spain, 2015, 87 min.)

El Celler de Can Roca, recently voted the world's best restaurant, made a surprising decision in the summer of 2014: They would close for five weeks and take their three-star Michelin restaurant on the road. Visiting Mexico, Colombia and Peru, the three Roca brothers absorbed the local gastronomic culture while creating 57 new dishes that would fuse their own unique style with the ingredients and traditions of Latin America.

AFI Silver Theatre

Sat., Oct. 3, 4:30 p.m.,

Sun., Oct. 4, 11 a.m.,

Mon., Oct. 5, 5:15 p.m.

 

Eisenstein in Guanajuato

Directed by Peter Greenaway

(Netherlands/Mexico/Finland/Belgium/France, 2015, 105 min.)

Having failed to make an impact in Hollywood following his previous successes, director Sergei Eisenstein took an eye-opening journey to Mexico to shoot his new film. Free of the constraints of both Stalin and Hollywood, Eisenstein embraced his wild side, falling for his tour guide and diving deep into Mexican culture (Spanish and English).

AFI Silver Theatre

Sun., Oct. 4, 9:45 p.m.,

Wed., Oct. 7, 9:45 p.m.

 

The Five

(El Cinco aka El 5 de Talleres)

Directed by Adrián Biniez

(Argentina/Uruguay/France/Germany/Netherlands, 2014, 100 min.)

At 35, Páton has made a decent life for himself as captain of the Division C soccer team, but after receiving a red card and an eight-game ban, he realizes he is reaching the end of his career and limited opportunities beyond the walls of the stadium.

AFI Silver Theatre

Sun., Oct. 4, 5:30 p.m.,

Wed., Oct. 7, 5:15 p.m.

 

Gabo: The Creation of Gabriel García Márquez

Directed by Justin Webster

(Spain, 2015, 90 min.)

The incredible story of "Gabo," or, as most of the world knows him, Nobel laureate Gabriel García Márquez, comes to life in this wonderful documentary.

AFI Silver Theatre

Fri., Oct. 2, 5:15 p.m.,

Sun., Oct. 4, 1 p.m.

 

Los Hongos

Directed by Oscar Ruiz Navia

(Colombia/France/Argentina/Germany, 2014, 103 min.)

Stealing a few cans of paint after being fired from his construction gig, graffiti artist Ras is now free to skateboard the streets of Cali and tag the city walls. Along with his pal Calvin, a fine arts student, the two brainstorm a mural inspired by YouTube videos of the Arab Spring uprising.

AFI Silver Theatre

Fri., Oct. 2, 10 p.m.,

Sun., Oct. 4, 7:30 p.m.

 

Horizons

Directed by Eileen Hofer

(Switzerland/Cuba, 2015, 70 min.)

The Grand Theatre of Havana may be run down, but passion for ballet still runs strong in Swiss filmmaker Eileen Hofer's poetically observed documentary.

AFI Silver Theatre

Tue., Oct. 6, 7 p.m.

 

Live Forever

(Qué viva la música)

Directed by Carlos Moreno

(Colombia/Mexico, 2015, 102 min.)

Disillusioned with society and her well-to-do upbringing, party girl María is intent on giving in to the music and movement of Cali. Exploring everything the night has to offer, she dives headfirst into a wave of self-destruction.

AFI Silver Theatre

Mon., Oct. 5, 9:15 p.m.

 

A Moonless Night

(Una noche sin luna)

Directed by Germán Tejeira

(Uruguay/Argentina. 2014, 78 min.)

On New Year's Eve, three lonely souls in the middle of Uruguay crave connection in this charming debut feature from Germán Tejeira.

AFI Silver Theatre

Sat., Oct. 3, 12:30 p.m.,

Tue., Oct. 6, 5:15 p.m.


Ukranian

Winter on Fire: Ukraine's Fight for Freedom

Directed by Evgeny Afineevsky

(Ukraine/U.S./U.K., 2015, 102 min.)

Through interviews with protesters, journalists, medical workers, artists and clergy representing multiple generations, social classes and nationalities, this documentary tells the story of a diverse movement that self-organized towards one common goal: the removal of President Viktor F. Yanukovich.

Netflix

Opens Fri., Oct. 9

   

Events - October 2015

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Theater

Festivals

 

ART 

Through Oct. 4

Gustave Caillebotte: The Painter's Eye

Gustave Caillebotte (1848-94) was among the most critically noted impressionist artists during the height of their activity in the late 1870s and early 1880s. Some 45 paintings from the period when Caillebotte was fully engaged with the impressionist movement will provide a focused understanding of the provocative character and complexity of his artistic contributions.

National Gallery of Art

 

Through Oct. 4

Pleasure and Piety: The Art of Joachim Wtewael

The first monographic exhibition on Dutch painter Wtewael will showcase his international mannerist style and remarkable technical ability through some 45 complex biblical and mythological narratives, as well as portraits and genre scenes.

National Gallery of Art

 

Through Oct. 4

Recent Acquisitions of Italian Renaissance Prints: Ideas Made Flesh

Prints played a pivotal role in the development and transmission of Italian Renaissance style. But because many of these 16th-century prints reproduce the designs of other artists, they have often been undervalued. This exhibition presents some two dozen, reflecting the principal styles and numerous major masters of the period.

National Gallery of Art

 

Oct. 7 to Nov. 6

OJJDP's Missing Children's Day Poster Contest

The U.S. Department of Justice's Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention (OJJDP) hosts this exhibition of winning entries from the National Missing Children's Day Art Contest. With an annual theme of "Bring Our Missing Children Home," the missing children's day poster contest provides teachers with tools to educate children and parents about safety and initiate conversations regarding prevention.

OAS Art Museum of the Americas

 

Oct. 10 to Jan. 10

Gauguin to Picasso: Masterworks from Switzerland, The Staechelin and Im Obersteg Collections

This exhibition pays tribute to two pioneering supporters of the arts, Rudolf Staechelin (1881-1946) and Karl Im Obersteg (1883-1969), both from Basel, who championed the work of impressionist, post-impressionist and School of Paris artists, providing a platform to distinguish collecting philosophies and situate them within the history and reception of modern art. The exhibition features more than 60 celebrated paintings — masterpieces created during the mid-19th and 20th centuries by 22 world-famous artists.

The Phillips Collection

 

Oct. 14 to 30

Traditional Costumes Through the Ages

To celebrate the 50th anniversary of the iconic film "The Sound of Music," the Austrian Cultural Forum explores the colorful, rich masterpieces of Austrian Drindl and Tracht. This exhibit features the handcrafted costumes of the famous Austrian manufacturer Tostmann and the newest creations of Lena Hoschek, a world-famous Austrian designer who is one more reason why Tracht, which was sometimes viewed as old-fashioned, is celebrating a huge comeback, especially among young people and fashionistas.

Embassy of Austria

 

Through Oct. 18

Jordan Eagles: Blood Mirror

The central artwork in this exhibition is a seven-foot-tall, interactive, monolithic sculpture, made with blood donated from nine gay, bisexual and trans men in protest of the FDA's ban on blood donations from gay and bisexual men.

American University Museum Katzen Arts Center

 

Through Oct. 18

Pulse of the Future

Contemporary Chinese art captured the world's attention in the 1980s. Now the next generation is coming of age and staking a claim for artistic precedence, as seen in this display of painting, photography and prints by six emerging Chinese artists.

American University Museum Katzen Arts Center

 

Through Oct. 18

Reflections and Contradictions: Five Decades

Mixed-media sculptor Mary Shaffer utilizes glass to explore her fascination with discarded tools "to preserve and pay tribute to activities and methods of working that have disappeared from our modern lives."

American University Museum Katzen Arts Center

 

Through Oct. 21

Dervishes and Their Belongings

The New East Foundation, a nonprofit dedicated to promoting Turkish arts and culture abroad, showcases a vast collection of antique objects used by dervish convents. Among the 300 rare historical artifacts are elaborate calligraphic works, talismans, wands, convent genealogies, beggar's bowls and traditional musical instruments.

Turkish American Cultural Center

 

Oct. 22 to Feb. 3

Hidden Identities: Paintings and Drawings by Jorge Tacla

With the earliest works in the series dating to 2005, "Hidden Identities" by Chilean artist Jorge Tacla is composed of a rich series of paintings and drawings that explore central themes of mutability of identity, collective memory, the physical and psychological fallout of trauma, and the omnipresent yet latent potential for change. The inspiration for this body of work comes from the social, political and historical events of the artist's life during the chaos of the Chilean coup d'état.

OAS Art Museum of the Americas

 

Through Oct. 24

...De Peregrina a Peregrina...

This photography exhibit created by Mónica Guerrero Mouret highlights the annual pilgrimage taken by thousands to the Basilica of the Virgin of Guadalupe in Mexico City. The images tell the story of motivation beyond religious belief; they show a pilgrimage born from tradition that has evolved over hundreds of years and is now an identifying aspect of Mexican culture.

Mexican Cultural Institute

 

Oct. 24 to Jan. 31

Sōtatsu: Making Waves

Tawaraya Sōtatsu (act. ca. 1600–40), a fountainhead of Japanese painting and design, is one of the most influential yet elusive figures in Japanese culture. Sōtatsu's work is instantly recognized by its bold, abstracted style, lavish swaths of gold and silver and rich jewel tones. Much of the artist's life, however, remains a mystery. How a working-class owner of a Kyoto fan shop transformed into a sophisticated designer with a network of aristocratic collaborators is still an enigma — and the focus of this in-depth examination of masterpieces.

Arthur M. Sackler Gallery

 

Through Oct. 30

Arkadia, the Untold Tale

Images of the Arkadia region of Greece are seen through the eyes of photographer Nikos Mourkogiannis, who was born in Athens and has been living in Italy since 1997 where he graduated from the prestigious European Institute of Design in Visual Communication. He focuses on the authentic scenery of his homeland, especially the Peloponnese, where his roots belong.

Embassy of Greece

 

Through Oct. 31

Celebrating 25 Years of the MCI Silver on Silver: William Spratling, An American in Taxco

Adventurer, writer, collector, illustrator, architect, designer, entrepreneur and businessman are just a few words that have been used to describe William Spratling, a person who undoubtedly had much to do with Taxco's transformation from Mexican small town to center of design. Granted to the Museo Franz Mayer for a 10-year loan in 2012, this exhibition shows the trajectory of Spratling's vision for design as tool of not only aesthetics, but also one of social transformation. In four parts covering different themes, silver pieces, including jewelry and documents, seek to show Spratling as a designer committed to his context and his community.

Mexican Cultural Institute

 

Through Nov. 1

The Divine Comedy: Heaven, Purgatory, and Hell Revisited by Contemporary African Artists

This dramatic multimedia exhibition reveals the ongoing global relevance of Dante Alighieri's 14th-century epic as part of a shared intellectual heritage and includes original commissions and renowned works of art by approximately 40 of the most dynamic contemporary artists from 19 African nations and the diaspora.

National Museum of African Art

 

Through Dec. 31

Ingénue to Icon: 70 Years of Fashion

The first exhibition at Hillwood to present Marjorie Post's full range of style, "Ingénue to Icon" will examine how Post's lifelong passion for objects that were exceptionally beautiful and impeccably constructed extended to her taste for clothing.

Hillwood Estate, Museum & Gardens

 

Through Jan. 2

Peacock Room Remix: Darren Waterston's Filthy Lucre

"Peacock Room REMIX" centers on "Filthy Lucre," an immersive interior by painter Darren Waterston who reinterprets James McNeill Whistler's famed Peacock Room as a resplendent ruin, an aesthetic space that is literally overburdened by its own excesses — of materials, history, and creativity. Like "Filthy Lucre" and the original Peacock Room, this exhibition invites viewers to consider the complex relationships among art, money and the passage of time.

Arthur M. Sackler Gallery

 

Through Jan. 3

Age of Lawyers: The Roots of American Law in Shakespeare's Britain

In the 800th anniversary year of the Magna Carta, "Age of Lawyers" offers a close-up look at the rapid increase of lawyers and legal actions in Shakespeare's Britain, from the law's impact on daily life to major political and legal disputes — some invoking the Magna Carta — that still influence American politics and government.

Folger Shakespeare Library

 

Through Jan. 3

Bold and Beautiful: Rinpa in Japanese Art

The modern term Rinpa (Rimpa) describes a remarkable group of Japanese artists who created striking images for paintings, ceramics, textiles and lacquerware.

Freer Gallery of Art

 

Through Jan. 3

Enigmas: The Art of Bada Shanren (1626-1705)

Born a prince of the Ming imperial house, Bada Shanren (1626–1705) lived a storied life, remaking himself as a secluded Buddhist monk and, later, as a professional painter and calligrapher. Featured in this exhibition are examples of his most daring and idiosyncratic works, demonstrating his unique visual vocabulary.

Freer Gallery of Art

 

Through Jan. 3

Le Onde: Waves of Italian Influence (1914-1971)

This exhibition of nearly 20 works from the museum's collection follows Italian contributions to the transnational evolution of abstraction, through movements and tendencies such as futurism, spatialism, op art and kinetic art.

Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden

 

Through June 5

Perspectives: Lara Baladi

Egyptian-Lebanese artist Lara Baladi experiments with the photographic medium, investigating its history and its role in shaping perceptions of the Middle East, particularly Egypt, where she is based.

Arthur M. Sackler Gallery

 

DANCE

Oct. 2 to 11

Mariko's Magical Mix: A Dance Adventure

A restless girl finds inspiration from her mom's old records to move to her own beat in this new dance work from Chicago's acclaimed Hubbard Street 2 in collaboration with the shadow puppeteers of Manual Cinema. Tickets are $20.

Kennedy Center Family Theater

 

Tue., Oct. 6, 8 p.m.

Sukhishvili Georgian National Ballet Company 70th Anniversary Jubilee Performance Celebration

International Concerts presents Sukhishvili Georgian National Dance on the 70th anniversary of its global success performing for 50 million viewers in 100 countries. The company — which astounds audiences with its daring athleticism, unique choreography, elegant grace and superb authority of movement — features 50 beautifully costumed dancers and musicians performing a thrilling program of dance and music that represents the heart, emotion and tradition of Georgian culture. Please call for ticket information.

GW Lisner Auditorium

 

Oct. 16 to 17

The National Circus and Acrobats of the People's Republic of China: Peking Dreams

Experience a jaw-dropping spectacle of Chinese circus, acrobatics and Peking Opera performed by China's most revered circus artists. The whole family will marvel at the unparalleled grace, agility, flexibility, and athleticism displayed by these highly trained artists in their various acts of juggling, contortion and balance — enhanced with traditional Chinese music, brightly colored costumes and elaborate props. Tickets are $30 to $50.

George Mason University

Center for the Arts

 

Sat., Oct. 17, 7:30 p.m.

Folk Dances of India

The Indian Dance Educators Association, a nonprofit organization uniting teachers and performers of classical and traditional dances of India, presents this a multi-hued pageant of folk dances of rural India, from north to south and east to west. Tickets are $25 to $27.

Wolf Trap

 

Fri., Oct. 23, 8 p.m.

Compañia Flamenca José Porcel: Flamenco Fire

This internationally acclaimed company of dancers and live orchestra ignites the stage, performing with pride and passion "classic flamenco as it was danced and performed by the great masters" (Las Vegas Review-Journal). Tickets are $28 to $68.

Music Center at Strathmore

 

Sun., Oct. 25, 4 p.m.

Krasnoyarsk National Dance Company of Siberia

This astonishing dance company whirls, twirls, leaps, bounds, claps, taps and storms across the stage in a brilliantly colored, joyful display of the many cultures that make up Siberia. From fierce Cossack bravado to charming peasant traditional dances, this troupe of performers — 50 dancers strong — has thrilled audiences around the world. Tickets are $32 to $72.

Music Center at Strathmore

 

Oct. 30 to Nov. 1

The Suzanne Farrell Ballet: Balanchine, Béjart, and the Bard

The company adds Balanchine's "Walpurgisnacht Ballet" and "Emeralds" to its pantheon of classics — plus brings back favorite pas de deux by Balanchine and Béjart marking the 400th anniversary season of Shakespeare's death. Tickets are $20 to $119.

Kennedy Center Opera House

 

DISCUSSIONS

Tue., Oct. 20, 7:30 p.m.

Lecture: Dirndl and Tracht

Austrian writer and expert on Austrian traditional costumes, Elsbeth Wallnöfer talks about the evolution of Austrian Dirndl and Tracht over the last several decades. Admission is free; register at acfdc.org.

Embassy of Austria

 

Mon., Oct. 26, 7 p.m.

The Holocaust as History and Warning

Today, fears that were familiar in Hitler's time are being revived, asserts Yale professor Timothy Snyder, who discusses his new book, "Black Earth," which offers a provocative new perspective on the origins of the Holocaust. Snyder's analysis urges us to learn the lessons of the past — and better understand our own nature — before it's too late.

Holocaust Memorial Museum

 

Wed., Oct. 28, 7:30 p.m.

Meteorites: Cosmic Messengers at the Natural History Museum in Vienna

Their composition is crucial for unraveling the physical and chemical processes of the early solar nebula, and to deduce the origin of the chemical elements. Meteorites also impact the geological and biological evolution of our own planet. Learn more about this cosmic phenomenon through Christian Koeberl, director general of the Natural History Museum in Vienna, home to the oldest meteorite collection in the world, as well as the largest meteorite display.

Embassy of Austria

 

FESTIVALS

Through Oct. 29

Mutual Inspirations Festival: Karel Čapek

The Mutual Inspirations Festival (MIF) is an annual initiative spearheaded by the Czech Embassy to highlight the mutual inspirations between Czech and American cultures. This year's festival focuses on Karel Čapek, a playwright, novelist, short story writer, journalist, children's author and essayist who wrote on such topics as nationalism, totalitarianism and consumerism. For full festival information, visit www.mutualinspirations.org/.

Various locations

 

GALAS

Thu., Oct. 8, 6 p.m.

Norwegian Gala Performance

Norwegian artists, composers and dancers will take audiences on a musical journey that explores the voyage Norwegians have taken to the United States through different times in history. Tickets are distributed on a first-come, first-serve basis.

Kennedy Center Terrace Theater

 

Fri., Oct. 20, 8 p.m.

Vampire's Ball

This year's Vampire's Ball by Synetic Theater will follow its gothic take on Lewis Carroll's classic "Alice in Wonderland." After being treated to a performance, guests will dance the night away on stage courtesy of resident composer and Halloween DJ Konstantine Lortkipanidze. The event will also include an open bar, light appetizers and a costume contest with fabulous Synetic prizes. Tickets are $60 to $75.

Synetic Theater

 

Wed., Oct. 28, 6 p.m.

Power of Film Awards Dinner

America Abroad Media (AAM) hosts its third annual Power of Film Awards Dinner to honor four outstanding leaders whose work exemplifies the power of media to inform, educate and empower citizens about the critical social and public policy issues of our time. This year's honorees include two highly-praised films: "Argo," the American drama, directed by Ben Affleck, based on the U.S. hostage crisis in Tehran in 1980, and "Difret," Ethiopian docu-drama and winner of the 2014 World Cinema Dramatic Audience Award at the Sundance Film Festival. Honored "Argo" guests will include several real-life houseguests depicted in the film, as well as Canadian Ambassador Ken Taylor and former CIA officer Tony Mendez, both key figures of the rescue mission. General admission tickets are $350; for information, visit http://americaabroadmedia.org/awardsdinner.

Andrew Mellon Auditorium

 

MUSIC

Fri., Oct. 2, 7:30 p.m.

Stars of the Russian Chamber Art Society

Washington's Russian Chamber Art Society celebrates the start of its 10th season with a gala concert at which five outstanding young vocalists will sing Russian art songs accompanied by RCAS founder and artistic director Vera Danchenko-Stern. Tickets are $150, including buffet and wine; for information, visit thercas.com.

Embassy of Austria

 

Oct. 2 to 4

Utsav: Celebrating India's Maestros of Music and Dance

Over three days and five uniquely different performances, India's top classical artists in music and dance will bring the beauty, depth, and diversity of traditional Indian music and dance to the Terrace Theater stage. Tickets are $40 to $50.

Kennedy Center Terrace Theater

 

Tue., Oct. 6, 7:30 p.m.,

Wed., Oct. 7, 7:30 p.m.

Aleksey Semenenko, Violin

Inna Firsova, Piano

Aleksey Semenenko returns to the Embassy Series — triumphant off his second-prize win at the Queen Elisabeth Competition in Brussels — with a program of Beethoven, Tartini, Ysaÿe, Tchaikovsky and Bizet. The New York Times has praised the violinist's "powerful technique, rich tone and passionate approach," as well as the "fluidity and warmth to his playing. Tickets are $95, including buffet and wine; for information, visit www.embassyseries.org.

Embassy of Ukraine

 

Wed., Oct. 14, 8 p.m.

Benjamin Clementine

One of Rolling Stone's new artists you need to know, this poetic singer/songwriter went from busking on the streets of Paris to becoming the most shared artist on Spotify. Tickets are $22 to $25.

Wolf Trap

 

Thu., Oct. 15, 7:30 p.m.

Béatrice Berrut, Piano

Described by the international press as "a revelation, an exceptional pianist," whose "transcendent playing revels in multiple layers of genius and beauty," Béatrice Berrut is considered one of the most talented artists of her generation. Her Embassy Series performance commemorates the 70th anniversary of the founding of the United Nations. Tickets are $100, including buffet and wine; for information, visit www.embassyseries.org.

Swiss Residence

 

Sat., Oct. 17, 8 p.m.

Baltimore Symphony Orchestra: Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet

Prokofiev's sumptuous ballet music underscores the struggles of young love amidst violent tragedy like no other representation of Shakespeare's classic play. Please call for ticket information.

Music Center at Strathmore

 

Mon., Oct. 19, 7:30 p.m.

Concert: Raskin and Fleishmann

Johannes Fleischmann and Philippe Raskin met in 2009 during the Pablo Casals Festival in Prades. A year later, they gave their first performance together, collaborating as a duo in Vienna, and since then have performed numerous concerts in Europe, Africa and South America. Admission is free; register at acfdc.org.

Embassy of Austria

 

Fri., Oct. 23, 7:30 p.m.

Raphaël Sévère, Clarinet

Paul Montag, Piano

"Destined for the most brilliant future, gifted with astonishing technical mastery and astounding musicality" (ResMusica), French clarinetist Raphaël Sévère saw his budding career take off when he won five international competitions at age 12. Tickets are $ 135, including buffet and wine; for information, visit www.embassyseries.org.

Embassy of Luxembourg

 

Sat., Oct. 24, 8 p.m.

Mariza

Mariza is part of a new generation reinvigorating fado, a style of singing that blends the timeless Portuguese folk melodies and poetry with Arabic cadences and African and Brazilian rhythms. Her passionate, charismatic performances have won her legions of fans worldwide. Please call for ticket information.

GW Lisner Auditorium

 

Mon., Oct. 26, 8 p.m.

WPA: András Schiff, Piano

Like Alfred Brendel and Richard Goode before him, Sir András Schiff has become a master of the Austro-German musical canon. In the 2015-16 season, Schiff continues his latest project, "The Last Sonatas," comprising three recitals over two years, including this performance of the penultimate sonatas of Mozart, Haydn, Schubert, and Beethoven. Please call for ticket information.

Music Center at Strathmore

 

Wed., Oct. 28, 8 p.m.

WPA: Evgeny Kissin, Piano

Best known for his interpretations of Romantic Era repertoire and his "full-throttled virtuosity," (The Guardian) the Grammy-winning virtuoso Evgeny Kissin pairs classic favorites with the gorgeous sensuous music of Albeniz and Larregla. Tickets are $45 to $135.

Kennedy Center Concert Hall

 

Thu., Oct. 29, 6:45 p.m.

Eduardo Rojas, Piano

Colombia native Eduardo Rojas, considered by the Dallas Morning News to be a pianist "with considerable skill and force of personality," has appeared with orchestras of Colombia, Ecuador, Bolivia, Chile, Panama, Puerto Rico, Canada and United States. Tickets are $150, including buffet and wine; for information, visit www.embassyseries.org.

Colombian Residence

THEATER

Through Oct. 3

Washington National Opera: Carmen

Smoldering with sensuality and danger, this production of Bizet's most famous opera pulses with erotic power — from Carmen's rousing "Habanera" aria to the famous "Toreador Song" — all culminating in a spectacular finale at a bullfight. Tickets are $25 to $315.

Kennedy Center Opera House

 

Through Oct. 4

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This world premiere play about England's Queen Elizabeth I examines the life and language of Shakespeare's queen, drawing in part from the Folger collection to create a devised theater piece that uses Elizabeth's own words to reveal her wit, courage and extraordinary love of her people (part of the Women's Voices Theater Festival). Tickets are $35.

Folger Theatre

 

Through Oct. 4

Yerma

GALA kicks off its 40th anniversary with a new adaptation of "Yerma," the dramatic tragic poem written in 1934 by renowned Spanish poet Federico García Lorca. In this world premiere by the Spanish playwright Fernando J. López, the cast has been reduced to five characters, a concentration that heightens the oppression of a loveless marriage, forbidden desires and repressive society faced by Yerma in her rural environment and underscores how even today women face the tension between motherhood and their role in society. Tickets are $38 to $42.

GALA Hispanic Theatre

 

Oct. 6 to Nov. 8

Salomé

In this new work, internationally acclaimed adaptor-director Yaël Farber reworks Oscar Wilde's play with ancient Arabic and Hebraic texts. The result is an urgently relevant exploration of the woman's voice in history, oppressed people's power over their own bodies and the explosive connections between religious and political uprising.

Shakespeare Theatre Company

 

Through Oct. 18

Chimerica

In 1989, Joe, a young American journalist, photographs a protester facing down four tanks in Tiananmen Square. In 2012, with election season bringing U.S.-China relations into the spotlight, Joe decides to seek out the subject of his most famous image — just as an old friend from China reaches out with an agenda of his own. Tickets are $44 to $88.

The Studio Theatre

 

Through Oct. 18

Destiny of Desire

On a stormy night in Bellarica, Mexico, two baby girls are born — one into a life of privilege and one into a life of poverty. When the newborns are swapped by a former beauty queen with an insatiable lust for power, the stage is set for two outrageous misfortunes to grow into one remarkable destiny (part of the Women's Voices Theater Festival). Tickets are $40 to $90.

Arena Stage

 

Through Oct. 18

The Guard

This world-premiere comedic drama, part of the Women's Voices Theater Festival, opens in a modern-day art museum where three individuals yearn to experience first-hand the wonder and glory of Rembrandt's work. When a museum guard decides to touch a famous painting, a remarkable journey across the ages ensues. Please call for ticket information.

Ford's Theatre

 

Oct. 13 to Nov. 15

girlstar

Legendary record producer Daniella Espere is searching for her next international sensation. She discovers it in her long-lost niece, Tina, who dreams of being a world-famous pop star. Despite warning signs that all may not be as it seems, the two eagerly forge a mother/daughter bond and Daniella transforms Tina's image, voice and talent into star quality — but not by the usual means. Please call for ticket information.

Signature Theatre

 

Oct. 22 to 25

Antigone

Academy Award–winning stage-and-screen actress Juliette Binoche portrays Antigone in a contemporary version of Sophokles's riveting tragedy, translated anew by T.S. Eliot Prize–winning poet Anne Carson. Tickets are $79 to $175.

Kennedy Center Eisenhower Theater

 

Through Oct. 25

Animal

Rachel has it all: marriage, house, career. So why does she suddenly have this creeping feeling? She begins to have apparitions of doubts, past decisions, future mistakes. Her husband thinks she needs time; her psychiatrist suggests positive thinking. Or perhaps she just needs to forget it all follow her instinct and kiss a stranger. Tickets are $45 to $65.

Studio Theatre

 

Oct. 30 to Jan. 3

Oliver!

Charles Dickens's unforgettable characters burst to life in the Tony Award-winning musical that blends the chaotic worlds of Victorian London with 2015 London to infuse a modern edge to the classic story about an innocent orphan living amongst double-dealing thieves and conmen. Please call for ticket information.

Arena Stage

 

Through Nov. 8

Alice in Wonderland

Alice's story takes a sharp turn as she falls down the rabbit hole into the dark and mysterious Wonderland. The Tsikurishvilis combine their signature cinematic style with a script by recent Helen Hayes Award nominee Lloyd Rose that promises to be a fresh take on Lewis Carroll's fairy tale of the absurd. Tickets are $35 to $65.

Synetic Theater

   

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