November 2016

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As Economy Crumbles, Race for D.C.
Resident Commissioner Heats Up

a4.puerto.rico.parade.homePuerto Rico's fiscal crisis has faded from the headlines, but it's still very much front and center for islanders as they head to the polls this month — not necessarily to vote for Hillary Clinton or Donald Trump, but to choose their top representative in Washington, whom they hope can help the U.S. territory stave off a dizzying avalanche of crises. Read More

Diplomats Against Trump

Over 200 Ex-U.S. Diplomats
Trash Trump, Endorse Clinton

a1.anti.trump.letter.homeCareer diplomats make it their business to stay out of politics, but the prospect of a Donald Trump presidency has galvanized an unprecedented backlash among otherwise neutral, bipartisan ambassadors as 220 retired U.S. ambassadors and other diplomats who are openly endorsing Hillary Clinton for president. Read More


The Korea Conundrum

Proposed THAAD Missile Defense
System Ignites War of Words

a2.thaad.north.korea.grey.homeFaced with a relentless barrage of North Korean nuclear and ballistic missile tests, the deployment of a U.S. missile defense system to protect South Korea has been set on a fast track despite vocal Chinese opposition and threats of economic retaliation. Read More


Obama's Immigration Legacy

Will 44th President Be Remembered
As Deporter in Chief or Dreamer?

a3.obama.immigration.homeDonald Trump's grandiose pledge to build a wall with Mexico stole the show this election season. But looking back at President Obama's immigration policies, his legacy is decidedly mixed, with a record number of deportations standing in stark contrast to his efforts to protect so-called Dreamers and other groups of immigrants. Read More


War over Western Sahara?

Polisario Envoy Says Group Closest
To War with Morocco Since 1991

a5.polisario.group.homeThe Polisario Front and Moroccan forces are separated by 100 meters in the Western Sahara and are the closest to returning to war over the disputed territory since a 1991 U.N.-mandated ceasefire, according to Mouloud Said, the Polisario's representative in Washington. Read More

Empty Promises?

U.N. Lauds 'Breakthrough' Refugees
Declaration, But Will It Have Teeth?

a6.refugee.group.homeDays after the New York Declaration for Refugees and Migrants was signed, world leaders adopted it at a summit meeting at the U.N. It was the first time the General Assembly had called for a summit to address the large movements of people and, ostensibly, come up with a solution. The U.N. again sang its own praises, calling the nonbinding declaration "a historic opportunity to come up with a blueprint for a better international response. What does that mean? Read More


Big Effect of Small Arms

U.S. Spent Billions Supplying
Guns to Middle East Since 9/11

a7.small.arms.rifle.homeThe United States has flooded Iraq and Afghanistan with billions of dollars worth of small arms since the terrorist attacks of Sept. 11, 2001, and has lost track of millions of them, according to a recently published report on 412 Department of Defense contracts by the London-based advocacy nonprofit Action on Armed Violence. Read More


Medical

Around the World,
Holidays Bring Added Pounds

a8.medical.cakes.homeAll that feasting between Thanksgiving and New Year's Day can mean widening waistlines for Americans. But they're not alone: New research shows that holidays in Germany and Japan pose the same challenges. Read More


   

Over 200 Ex-U.S. Diplomats Trash Trump, Endorse Clinton

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By Larry Luxner

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Proposed THAAD Missile Defense System Ignites War of Words

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By Brendan L. Smith

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Will 44th President Be Remembered as Deporter in Chief or Dreamer?

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By Justin Salhani

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As Economy Crumbles, Race for D.C. Resident Commissioner Heats Up

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By Larry Luxner

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Puerto Rico Q&A: Héctor Ferrer

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By Larry Luxner

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Puerto Rico Q&A: Jenniffer González

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By Larry Luxner

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Polisario Envoy Says Group Closest to War with Morocco Since 1991

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By James Cullum

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U.N. Lauds ‘Breakthrough’ Refugees Declaration, But Will It Have Teeth?

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By Karin Zeitvogel

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U.S. Spent Billions Supplying Guns to Middle East Since 9/11, Losing Track of Many Weapons

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By James Cullum

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Around the World, from Germany to Japan to U.S., Holidays Bring Added Pounds

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By E.J. Mundell

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Experts Offer Tips to Stay in Shape During Season of Splurging

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By Stephanie Kanowitz

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Real Estate Director Reunited with Congolese Family After 17 Years

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By Stephanie Kanowitz

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Universities Feed Explosive Growth of Telehealth Phenomenon

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By Carolyn Cosmos

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Female Artists Explore Body, Process of Art in ‘NO MAN’S LAND’

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By Brendan L. Smith

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Acclaimed Argentine Actress Maintains Lower Profile in D.C.

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By Gail Scott

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‘Freedom’ Features Descendants of African Americans Who Fled to Canada

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By Mackenzie Weinger

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‘Once’: Romantic Musical Isn’t Typical Guy-Meets-Girl Story

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By Lisa Troshinsky

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As Leaves Change, Restaurant Scene Undergoes Changes As Well

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By Michael Coleman

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Films - November 2016

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By Cari

Languages

English

Kazakh

Spanish


French

Korean

Swedish

 


German

Mandarin

Japanese

Silent

English

The Best Democracy Money Can Buy

Directed by Greg Palast, David Ambrose

(U.S., 2016)

Rolling Stone investigative reporter Greg Palast busted Jeb Bush for stealing the 2000 election by purging Black voters from Florida's electoral rolls. Now Palast is back to take a deep dive into the Republicans' dark operation, Crosscheck — designed to steal a million minority votes by November — and the billionaires who finance it.

Angelika Pop-Up

Cameraperson

Directed by Kirsten Johnson

(U.S., 2016, 102 min.)

A boxing match in Brooklyn; life in postwar Bosnia and Herzegovina; the daily routine of a Nigerian midwife; an intimate family moment at home: these scenes and others are woven into Cameraperson, a tapestry of footage collected over the 25-year career of documentary cinematographer Kirsten Johnson.

Landmark's E Street Cinema

Certain Women

Directed by Kelly Reichardt

(U.S., 2016, 107 min.)

The lives of three women intersect in small-town America, where each is imperfectly blazing a trail.

Landmark's Bethesda Row Cinema

Landmark's E Street Cinema

Christine

Directed by Antonio Campos

(U.K./U.S., 2016, 115 min.)

Christine Chubbuck, always the smartest person in the room at her local Florida news station, feels like she is destined for bigger things. Plagued by self-doubt, depression and a tumultuous home life, however, she finds herself caught in the crosshairs of a spiraling personal life and career crisis, which ends when she commits suicide on air.

Angelika Mosaic

Landmark's E Street Cinema

Denial

Directed by Mick Jackson

(U.S./U.K., 2016, 119 min.)

The whole world knows the Holocaust happened. Now she needs to prove it. Based on the acclaimed book, "Denial" recounts Deborah E. Lipstadt's legal battle for historical truth against David Irving, who accused her of libel when she declared him a Holocaust denier.

Angelika Mosaic

Landmark's Bethesda Row Cinema

Landmark's E Street Cinema

Florence Foster Jenkins

Directed by Stephen Frears

(U.K., 2016, 110 min.)

Meryl Streep stars as Florence Foster Jenkins, a New York heiress who dreams of becoming an opera singer, despite having a terrible singing voice.

Landmark's Bethesda Row Cinema

Hunt for the Wilderpeople

Directed by Taika Waititi

(New Zealand, 2016, 93 min.)

Defiant city kid Ricky, raised on hip-hop and foster care, gets a fresh start in the New Zealand countryside, where he quickly finds himself at home with his new foster family. When a tragedy strikes that threatens to ship Ricky to another home, both he and his cantankerous uncle go on the run in the bush and a national manhunt ensues.

West End Cinema

Loving

Directed by Jeff Nichols

(U.K./U.S., 2016, 123 min.)

Richard and Mildred Loving, an interracial couple, are sentenced to prison in Virginia in 1958 for getting married.

Angelika Mosaic

Landmark's Bethesda Row Cinema

Opens Fri., Nov. 11

Miss Hokusai

Directed by Keiichi Hara

(Japan, 2016, 93 min.)

In the teeming capitol city of Edo in 1814 everyone flocks to see the work of the famous painter Hokusai, while his talented daughter O-Ei toils diligently inside his studio, unrecognized and left to clean up after her father's messes.

Landmark's E Street Cinema

Queen of Katwe

Directed by Mira Nair

(South Africa/U.S., 2016, 124 min.)

"Queen of Katwe" is the colorful true story of a young girl selling corn on the streets of rural Uganda whose world rapidly changes when she is introduced to the game of chess. She quickly advances through the ranks in tournaments, but breaks away from her family to focus on her own life.

Landmark's Bethesda Row Cinema

Saving Mes Aynak

Directed by Brent E. Hoffman

(U.S., 2014, 60 min.)

Afghan archaeologist Qadir Temori races to save a 5,000-year-old archaeological site from imminent demolition by a Chinese state-owned mining company in this documentary.

National Gallery of Art

Sun., Nov. 27, 4:30 p.m.

Snowden

Directed by Oliver Stone

(U.S./Germany/France, 2016, 134 min.)

NSA employee Edward Snowden leaks thousands of classified documents to the press.

West End Cinema

Thank You for Your Service

Directed by Tom Donahue

(U.S., 2016, 88 min.)

"Thank You for Your Service" takes aim at our superficial understanding of war trauma and the failed policies that result.

West End Cinema

We Are X

Directed by Stephen Kijak

(U.K./Japan/U.S., 2016, 93 min.)

X Japan ignited a musical revolution in Japan during the late '80s with their melodic metal and flamboyant fashion. Two decades after their tragedy-fueled split, enigmatic leader Yoshiki battles physical and spiritual demons alongside Western prejudices in a final attempt to bring their music to the world (English and Japanese).

Angelika Pop-Up

Opens Fri., Nov. 4

 

French

Atlit

Directed by Shirel Amitay

(France/Israel, 2015, 91 min.)

In 1995 Israel, three sisters fight their personal demons and those of a nation as they deal with the sale of their inherited property (French and Hebrew).

Washington DCJCC

Tue., Nov. 29, 7:30 p.m.

Being 17

(Quand on a 17 ans)

Directed by André Téchiné

(France, 2016, 116 min.)

Damien and Thomas are French teenagers from very different backgrounds who go to the same high school near the Pyrenees and are constantly fighting. Damien is the gawky son of a doctor and a military pilot stationed abroad; he can't seem to stop staring at exotically handsome Thomas, the adopted biracial son of local farmers, who initially reacts with hostility (French and Spanish).

Landmark's Cinema

Opens Fri., Nov. 11

Belle de Jour

Directed by Luis Buñuel

(France/Italy, 1967, 101 min.)

One moment, doctor Jean Sorel and wife Catherine Deneuve are exchanging bland "I-love-yous" from the comfort of a horse-drawn carriage; in the next the bored housewife starts spending her afternoons at a high-class brothel (French and Spanish).

AFI Silver Theatre

Nov. 19 to 23

The Discreet Charm of the Bourgeoisie

(Le Charme Discret de la Bourgeoisie)

Directed by Luis Buñuel

(France, 1972, 102 min.)

A series of surrealistically dashed dinner plans — reasons ranging from a wake taking place in the adjoining room to soldiers bivouacking on the lawn — escalates into sexual, political — and even cinematic — shenanigans (French and Spanish).

AFI Silver Theatre

Sun., Nov. 20, 9:30 p.m.,

Wed. Nov. 23, 7 p.m.

Elle

Directed by Paul Verhoeven

(France/Germany/Belgium, 2016, 130 min.)

A successful businesswoman gets caught up in a game of cat and mouse as she tracks down the unknown man who raped her.

Landmark's Cinema

Opens Fri., Nov. 18

German

24 Weeks

(24 Wochen)

Directed by Anne Zohra Berrached

(Germany, 2016, 102 min.)

"24 Weeks" tells the story of cabaret performer Astrid who, six months pregnant, learns that her unborn child will be severely disabled. She and her husband have a choice, but little time (part of "Film|Neu: New Films from Germany, Austria and Switzerland").

Landmark's E Street Cinema

Sat., Nov. 5, 4:30 p.m.

All of a Sudden

(Auf Einmal)

Directed by Asli Özge

(Germany/Netherlands/France, 2016, 112 min.)

After a party in Karsten's apartment, everyone leaves except one mysterious woman. How could he have known that in this moment of weakness, his well-established life in a small provincial German town would spiral out of control? (Part of "Film|Neu: New Films from Germany, Austria and Switzerland.")

Landmark's E Street Cinema

Sat., Nov. 5, 7 p.m.

B-Movie: Lust & Sound in West Berlin 197901989

Directed by Jörg A. Hoppe, Klaus Maeck, Heiko Lange

(Germany, 2015, 92 min.)

Before the Iron Curtain fell, everything and anything seemed possible. This is a fast-paced collage of mostly unreleased film and TV footage from a frenzied but creative decade, starting with punk and ending with the Love Parade, in a city where it was not about long-term success, but about living for the moment (part of "Film|Neu: New Films from Germany, Austria and Switzerland").

Landmark's E Street Cinema

Sun., Nov. 6, 7:30 p.m.

Chucks

Directed by Sabine Hiebler, Gerhard Ertl

(Austria, 2015, 93 min.)

Mae roams the streets of Vienna as a punk in her dead brother's Converse shoes. She's not interested in bourgeois life, but in stronger experiences. When she is sent to an AIDS center to work off a punishment, she meets Paul, who takes Mae as she is (part of "Film|Neu: New Films from Germany, Austria and Switzerland").

Landmark's E Street Cinema

Sat., Nov. 5, 9:15 p.m.

Fukushima, mon Amour

(Grüße aus Fukushima)

Directed by Doris Dörrie

(Germany 2016, 108 min.)

Young Marie heads to Japan to escape her broken dreams and attempt to spread a little cheer among the victims of the triple catastrophe in Fukushima. Quickly realizing she isn't up to the task, she's about to give up when she meets the headstrong Satomi, Fukushima's last geisha. Despite their differences, the two women develop a bond (part of "Film|Neu: New Films from Germany, Austria and Switzerland").

Landmark's E Street Cinema

Fri., Nov. 4, 6:30 p.m.

A Heavy Heart

(Herbert)

Directed by Thomas Stuber

(Germany, 2015, 109 min.)

Former Eastern German boxing champ Herbert has not been a winner in life since the fall of the Berlin Wall. When the hard up bouncer and debt collector suddenly collapses with spasms of pain and is diagnosed with a fatal neural disease, Herbert struggles with himself and the hard outer shell he's cultivated over time (part of "Film|Neu: New Films from Germany, Austria and Switzerland").

Landmark's E Street Cinema

Fri., Nov. 4, 8:30 p.m.

Heidi

Directed by Alan Gsporner

(Germany/Switzerland, 2015, 111 min.)

After charming her reclusive grandfather and falling in love with the beautiful mountain he calls home, Heidi is uprooted and sent to Frankfurt where she befriends Klara, a young girl confined to a wheelchair (part of "Film|Neu: New Films from Germany, Austria and Switzerland").

Landmark's E Street Cinema

Sun., Nov. 6, 2:30 p.m.

Me and Kaminski

(Ich und Kaminski)

Directed by Wolfgang Becker

(Germany, 2015, 124 min.)

In this tragicomic road movie, unsuccessful young journalist Sebastian Zöllner is writing an article on the legendary but almost forgotten painter Manuel Kaminski. Zöllner's ulterior motive soon becomes obvious: The sooner Kaminski dies, the sooner he can become famous (part of "Film|Neu: New Films from Germany, Austria and Switzerland").

Landmark's E Street Cinema

Thu., Nov. 3, 7 p.m.

Time to Say Goodbye

Directed by Viviane Andereggen

(Germany, 2015, 82 min.)

A lovesick German boy faces the aftermath of his parent's split — and a slice of his manhood — in this laugh-out-loud coming-of-age comedy.

Washington DCJCC

Tue., Nov. 22, 7:30 p.m.

Wonderland

(Heimatland)

Directed by Michael Krummenacher, Jan Gassmann

(Switzerland/Germany, 2015, 99 min.)

A hurricane of catastrophic proportions is brewing over Switzerland. The country is in a state of emergency. Ten young Swiss filmmakers imagine how the Swiss would deal with the worst possible disaster: the downfall of their country (part of "Film|Neu: New Films from Germany, Austria and Switzerland").

Landmark's E Street Cinema

Sun., Nov. 6, 5 p.m.

 

Japanese

Early Summer

Directed by Yasujiro Ozu

(Japan, 1951, 124 min.)

In this astute tale of marriage and intergenerational conflict, the tradition-minded Mamiya family agrees that it is time for their daughter (Setsuko Hara) to be married. Declining an offer to be matched with a prominent businessman, she impulsively decides to marry a childhood friend in a faraway village, fulfilling her family's desire, while simultaneously delivering a crushing disappointment.

AFI Silver Theatre

Mon., Nov. 14, 9 p.m.,

Tue., Nov. 15, 7:05 p.m.

The Idiot

Directed by Akira Kurosawa

(Japan, 1951, 166 min.)

In Akira Kurosawa's ambitious transposition of Fyodor Dostoevsky's 19th-century novel to post-World War II Japan, a man, shaken by his recent near-death experiences, is incapable of anything but utter candor — an idiot, in the eyes of society.

AFI Silver Theatre

Sun., Nov. 6, 6:45 p.m.

Late Spring

Directed by Yasujiro Ozu

(Japan, 1949, 108 min.)

A widowed professor's daughter (Setsuko Hara) is reluctant to leave her father by himself, but it's time for her to marry. As various candidates are considered, the dutiful daughter's resistance seems to stiffen.

AFI Silver Theatre

Nov. 13 to 17

Tokyo Story

Directed by Yasujiro Ozu

(Japan, 1953, 136 min.)

Two aging parents visit Tokyo to see their children — a busy doctor and a hard-boiled hairdresser — only to be shunted aside on sightseeing trips and the father's bender with old pals. Only their widowed daughter-in-law (Setsuko Hara) is sympathetic and attentive.

AFI Silver Theatre

Sun., Nov. 20, 7 p.m.,

Tue., Nov. 22, 7 p.m.

 

Kazakh

The Eagle Huntress

Directed by Otto Bell

(U.K./Mongolia/U.S., 2016, 87 min.)

This spellbinding documentary follows Aisholpan, a 13-year-old nomadic Mongolian girl who is fighting to become the first female eagle hunter in twelve generations of her Kazakh family.

Angelika Mosaic

Landmark's Bethesda Row Cinema

Opens Fri., Nov. 4

 

Korean

The Handmaiden

(Ah-ga-ssi)

Directed by Chan-wook Park

(South Korea, 2016, 144 min.)

In this gripping and sensual tale of two women, a young Japanese lady living on a secluded estate, and a Korean woman who is hired to serve as her new handmaiden, but is secretly plotting with a conman to defraud her of a large inheritance (Korean and Japanese).

Landmark's Cinema

 

Mandarin

Behemoth

Directed by Zhao Liang

(China/France, 2016, 91 min.)

Artist and independent filmmaker Zhao Liang's latest work is the stunningly beautiful yet essentially unnerving depiction of a green and pastoral China about to be undone by expanding coal mines.

National Gallery of Art

Sat., Nov. 26, 4 p.m.

Stage Sisters

Directed by Xie Jin

(China, 1964, 112 min.)

A Sirkian melodrama of the highest order — put to the service of Maoist principles of loyalty and sacrifice — "Stage Sisters" follows the lives, loves and artistry of an itinerant Chinese opera company during the 1930s and 1940s.

National Gallery of Art

Sat., Nov. 26, 1:30 p.m.

 

Silent

The Cave of the Silken Web

Directed by Dan Duyu

(China, 1927, 60 min.)

In 1927, Chinese film pioneer Dan Duyu and his wife (and leading lady) Yin Mingzhu made what is believed to be the first screen adaptation of "Journey to the West." This 16th-century novel allegorizes the 7th-century Buddhist monk Xuanzang and his epic journey to India to procure Buddhist scriptures, passing through Dunhuang on his way back to China (silent with Chinese, Norwegian and English intertitles).

National Gallery of Art

Sat., Nov. 12, 1 p.m.

 

Spanish

The Brute

(El Bruto)

Directed by Luis Buñuel

(Mexico, 1953, 81 min.)

A slumlord hires a simple-minded strongman nicknamed "El Bruto" to forcibly evict his troublemaking tenants. But El Bruto is sensitive to the plight of others, and his pangs of conscience lead him to rebel.

AFI Silver Theatre

Fri., Nov. 4, 5 p.m.,

Mon., Nov. 7, 9 p.m.

The Criminal Life of Archibaldo de la Cruz

(Ensayo de un Crimen)

Directed by Luis Buñuel

(Mexico, 1955, 89 min.)

Convinced from a young age that his music box has the power to kill, Archibaldo de la Cruz grows up to be a wannabe serial killer whose attempts at a sex-murder are repeatedly thwarted by kismet.

AFI Silver Theatre

Mon., Nov. 14, 7 p.m.

Nazarín

Directed by Luis Buñuel

(Mexico, 1959, 94 min.)

Padre Nazario wishes to live a life of modesty and quiet devotion in pre-Revolutionary Mexico, ministering to the poor and living ascetically. But he attracts first one disciple, his mentally unstable neighbor, and then another, a hotheaded prostitute, with trouble following them everywhere they go.

AFI Silver Theatre

Sun., Nov. 13, 5 p.m.

 

Swedish

A Man Called Ove

(En man som heter)

Directed by Hannes Holm

(Sweden, 2016, 116 min.)

Ove, an ill-tempered, isolated retiree who spends his days enforcing block association rules and visiting his wife's grave, has finally given up on life just as an unlikely friendship develops with his boisterous new neighbors.

Landmark's E Street Cinema

   

Events - November 2016

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Art

Music

Dance

Theater

Discussions

Festivals

ART 

Through Nov. 4

2,000 Miles: Divided Land, Common Humanity

This exhibition aims to contribute to our ongoing conversation about walls, borders and people. Until recently, the idea of separating territories and peoples via manmade borders seemed an outdated relic from the past. Recent political developments, however, including the creation of new barriers at the European Union's borders, have made such barriers a topic of heated debate. Germany's own past in this regard serves as inspiration for two German artists, Daniel Schwarz and Stefan Falke, who take a close look at the geography and the cultural and social commonalities on the two sides of the U.S.-Mexican border.

Goethe-Institut

Nov. 4 to 30

Seen vs. Shown: Perspectives on Human Identity

When it comes to people, what is seen and what is shown does not necessarily coincide. By crossing boundaries of past, present and future, this exhibition of contemporary media and photography aims to reveal definitions of human identity, emotion and the anonymity that typically go unseen.

Korean Cultural Center

Through Nov. 6

Will & Jane

Merchandising, parodies and spinoffs through the centuries have put William Shakespeare and Jane Austen on a first-name basis with the world. Explore the stories of "Will" and "Jane" and the nature of literary celebrity. How does today's Cult of Jane resemble the first wave of Bardolatry 200 years ago?

Folger Shakespeare Library

Nov. 9 to Jan. 13

Light from the Other Side: Shadowgraphs by Tim Otto Roth

Shadows underscore the beauty of nature and escape the captivity of their surfaces in the shadowgraphs created by German conceptual artist Tim Otto Roth. Usually referred to as photograms, these highly differentiated shadow records on light-sensitive surfaces are created in a process similar to an X-ray, with Roth dedicating 15 years of research and development into this medium.

Goethe-Institut

Nov. 12 to Dec. 18

Alex Katz: Black and White

This exhibit showcases renowned American realist artist Alex Katz's lifelong interest in stripping color out of his prints and replacing sensual pleasure with intellectual design. Design versus color is an artistic debate that goes back to the Renaissance.

American University Museum

At Katzen Arts Center

Nov. 12 to Dec. 18

Martha Wilson & Franklin Furnace

"Martha Wilson & Franklin Furnace" highlights Wilson's four decades creating innovative photographic and video works that explore her female subjectivity through role-playing, costume transformations and invasions of other people's personae.

American University Museum

At Katzen Arts Center

Nov. 20 to March 5

Stuart Davis: In Full Swing

As one of the most important American modernists, Stuart Davis (1892–1964) blurred distinctions between text and image, high and low art, and abstraction and figuration, crafting a distinct style that continues to influence art being made today.

National Gallery of Art

Through Dec. 11

Gender Equality: We've come a long way - haven't we?

Sweden's achievements in gender equality are hailed as inspiring examples. Focusing on four sub-goals of gender equality set up by the Swedish government — equal division of power and influence; economic equality; equal distribution of unpaid housework and provision of care; and men's violence against women — this exhibition aims to inspire and reflect as well as discuss the changes that have been made and to initiate the changes still needed.

House of Sweden

Through Dec. 11

Spirit of the Wild: Through the Eyes of Mattias Klum

All life on earth is interconnected. Cities, societies and nations depend on healthy natural ecosystems to survive and prosper. Mattias Klum, one of the most important natural history photographer of our time, shares the stories of his journeys; from deep in the Artic to wild places like the Borneo rainforest, to the savannahs of Tanzania and the life under the sea.

House of Sweden

Through Dec. 11

Sweden's Freedom of the Press Unfolded

The freedom to express oneself in speech and writing is one of the basic human rights according to the U.N. Universal Declaration of Human Rights from 1948. Sweden's Freedom of the Press Act was passed almost 200 years earlier, in 1766. This unique timeline exhibition reveals how Sweden's freedom of the press came about and focuses on some of the advances and setbacks that have shaped it.

House of Sweden

Through Dec. 11

Viktigt by Ingegerd Raman

With love of craftsmanship and simplicity at the heart of it all, Viktigt pieces do their job in silence. Ingegerd Råman, the House of Sweden's own designer, explores the craftsmanship behind her IKEA collection of glass, ceramic, bamboo and natural fibers.

House of Sweden

Through Dec. 11

Wingårdhs

The House of Sweden turns 10 years this fall. The architects behind the beautiful building tell us what motivated the design of this stunning example of contemporary Scandinavian architecture.

House of Sweden

Through Dec. 11

Woodland Sweden

Nature is prevalent everywhere in Sweden and there is a long tradition of using nature's raw materials in the country's built environment. Wooden architecture and design, in fact, are becoming a new Swedish export item. This exhibition shows the rapid development of Swedish innovative contemporary architecture and examines different aspects of construction work with wood.

House of Sweden

Through Dec. 31

Deco Japan: Shaping Art and Culture, 1920-1945

The style that came to be known as art deco, which flourished from the 1920s to 1940s, was a vivid reflection of the modern era and the vitality of the machine age. Between the wars, as normalcy returned to politics, jazz music blossomed and the flapper redefined the modern woman, art deco left its mark on every form of visual art. This exhibit explores how the Japanese interpreted the style and transformed it through their own rich art and craft traditions.

Hillwood Museum, Estate and Gardens

Through January 2017

Resilience: Reclaiming History and the Dominican Diaspora

Resilience is defined as the human ability to cope with difficult times and bounce back from personal trauma. The Inter-American Development Bank, with support from the Smithsonian Latino Center and the Embassy of the Dominican Republic, examine how artists create a space for society's healing and growth. Today, the Dominican Republic is one of the most dynamic economies in the Caribbean. Nevertheless, the advances in reducing poverty and inequality have not kept pace with GDP growth. Looking toward the future, the country needs to improve the quality of education, health care infrastructure and services, diversify exports and boost productivity, while also adapting to climate change and promoting innovation.

IDB Cultural Center

Through Jan. 2

Drawings for Paintings in the Age of Rembrandt

Dutch landscapes, still lifes, and scenes of daily life possess a remarkable immediacy and authenticity, giving the impression that Dutch artists painted them from life. However, artists actually executed these works — as well as biblical and mythological subjects—in studios, often using drawings as points of departure. Over 90 drawings and 25 paintings by renowned Golden Age masters reveals the many ways Dutch artists used preliminary drawings in the painting process.

National Gallery of Art

Through Jan. 2

Intersections: Photographs and Videos from the National Gallery of Art and Corcoran Gallery of Art

Nearly 700 photographs from Eadweard Muybridge's groundbreaking publication "Animal Locomotion," acquired by the Corcoran Gallery of Art in 1887, became the foundation for the institution's early interest in photography. The Key Set of more than 1,600 works by Alfred Stieglitz, donated by Georgia O'Keeffe and the Alfred Stieglitz Estate, launched the photography collection at the National Gallery of Art in 1949. Inspired by these two seminal artists, Muybridge and Stieglitz, the exhibition brings together highlights of the recently merged collections of the Corcoran and the National Gallery of Art by a range of artists from the 1840s to today.

National Gallery of Art

Through Jan. 2

Recent Acquisitions of Dutch and Flemish Drawings

"Recent Acquisitions of Dutch and Flemish Drawings" encompasses landscapes, seascapes, portraits, still lifes and history subjects that demonstrate the originality of Dutch and Flemish draftsmanship and its stylistic evolution.

National Gallery of Art

Through Jan. 2

Senses of Time: Video and Film-Based Works of Africa

This exhibition features six internationally recognized African artists and examines how time is experienced and produced by the body. Bodies stand, climb, dance and dissolve in seven works of video and film art by Sammy Baloji, Theo Eshetu, Moataz Nasr, Berni Searle, Yinka Shonibare and Sue Williamson, all of whom repeat, resist and reverse the expectation that time must move relentlessly forward.

National Museum of African Art

Through Jan. 5

North Is Freedom

This photographic essay celebrates the descendants of freedom-seekers who escaped slavery in the United States by fleeing to Canada. In the years before the American Civil War, approximately 30,000 fugitive slaves followed the "North Star" to freedom, using a network of clandestine routes that became known as the "Underground Railroad." Some 150 years later, Canadian photographer Yuri Dojc explores the northern end of the "Underground Railroad" and presents a series of 24 portraits of descendants. This exhibit honors the contributions of once-enslaved African Americans and their descendants to Canada and celebrates the opening of the newest Smithsonian museum, the National Museum of African American History and Culture.

Embassy of Canada Art Gallery

Through Jan. 7

The Overflow of Productivity Logic

"The Overflow of Productivity Logic," with works by artists Cristina Lucas, Irving Penn, Abraham Cruzvillegas and more, features a selection of pieces that, through gestures, evocations or representations, displace the conceptual pillars of the prevailing economic model. Through three thematic axes, the exhibit calls into question production processes and economic exchange, reflects on the role that the economy plays in the constitution of an individual and challenges the logic of "productivity" within the capitalistic economic model.

Mexican Cultural Institute

Through Jan. 8

NO MAN'S LAND: Women Artists from the Rubell Family Collection

Born in 16 countries across five continents, 37 contemporary artists use their aesthetically diverse work to address varied political and intellectual themes. This exhibition centers on the process of making as well as on images of the female body — both topics that extend from the feminist art movement of the 1970s.

National Museum of Women in the Arts

Through Jan. 8

People on the Move: Beauty and Struggle in Jacob Lawrence's Migration Series

The Phillips Collection reunites all 60 panels of "The Migration Series," Jacob Lawrence's seminal masterwork depicting the mass movement of African Americans from the rural South to the urban North between the World Wars. Shaped by an interdisciplinary team of scholars, this exhibition explores the historical, literary, socio-cultural, aesthetic and contemporary manifestations of migration that underlie Lawrence's powerful visual narrative. The presentation is complemented by a new interactive website, featuring the artist's first-hand accounts as well as contemporary responses to migration.

The Phillips Collection

Through Jan. 8

Ragnar Kjartansson

"Ragnar Kjartansson" is the first major survey of the work of the internationally acclaimed Icelandic artist and his prodigious output since his debut in Reykjavík in 2000. It features the artist's most celebrated works, including many never before seen in the U.S., and encompasses the entirety of his practice — live endurance performance, large-scale video installations, drawings, photography and painting.

Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden

Through Jan. 8

Whitfield Lovell: The Kin Series & Related Works

The work of internationally recognized Bronx-born artist Whitfield Lovell powerfully examines "the markings that the past has made — and continues to make—on who we are." In his exquisitely crafted Kin series and related tableaux, Lovell combines freely drawn Conté crayon figures of anonymous African Americans with time worn objects from everyday life, such as a brooch, clock or flag.

The Phillips Collection

Through Jan. 28

DeLIMITations

This exhibit chronicles a 2,400 mile-long, site-specific installation that traces the border between Mexico and the United States as it existed in 1821. In marking the short-lived historic boundary with a series of monuments that mimic those installed along the contemporary border, artists Marchos Ramírez Erre and David Taylor question the permanence of borders while recognizing the shared history and common interests between the two neighboring countries.

Mexican Cultural Institute

Through Jan. 29

Los Angeles to New York: Dwan Gallery, 1959-1971

The remarkable career of gallerist and patron Virginia Dwan will be featured front and center for the first time in an exhibition of some 100 works, featuring highlights from Dwan's promised gift of her extraordinary personal collection to the National Gallery of Art.

National Gallery of Art

Through Jan. 29

Turquoise Mountain: Artists Transforming Afghanistan

Decades of civil unrest nearly destroyed Afghanistan's vital artistic heritage. Over the past decade, Turquoise Mountain, an organization founded in 2006 at the request of the prince of Wales and the president of Afghanistan, has transformed the Murad Khani district of Old Kabul from slum conditions into a vibrant cultural and economic center.

Arthur M. Sackler Gallery

Through Feb. 7

No Boundaries: Aboriginal Australian Contemporary Abstract Painting

"No Boundaries" showcases the work of nine Aboriginal artists from remote northwest Australia, revered as community leaders and the custodians of ceremonial knowledge. They took up painting late in their lives, but quickly established themselves at the forefront of Australian contemporary art. The paintings of these nine men cannot be understood outside of the rich cultural traditions that inform them. At the same time, these artists are innovators of the highest order.

Embassy of Australia Art Gallery

Through Feb. 12

Notes from the Desert: Photographs by Gauri Gill

Since the late 1990s, Gauri Gill (born 1970) has been photographing marginalized communities in western Rajasthan, India. Featuring 57 of her prints, this exhibition showcases Gill's work in the remote desert region and draws on her extensive archive.

Arthur M. Sackler Gallery

Through Feb. 20

The Art of the Qur'an: Treasures from the Museum of Turkish and Islamic Arts

In recognition of one of the world's extraordinary collections of Qur'ans, the Freer|Sackler is hosting a landmark exhibition, the first of its kind in the United States, featuring some 50 of the most sumptuous manuscripts from Herat to Istanbul. Celebrated for their superb calligraphy and lavish illumination, these manuscripts — which range in date from the early 8th to the 17th century — are critical to the history of the arts of the book. They were once the prized possessions of Ottoman sultans and the ruling elite, who donated their Qur'ans to various institutions to express their personal piety and secure political power.

Arthur M. Sackler Gallery

Through March 5

Photography Reinvented: The Collection of Robert E. Meyerhoff and Rheda Becker

The collection of Robert E. Meyerhoff and Rheda Becker brings together works of critically important artists who have changed the course of photography through their experimentation and conceptual scope. Especially rich in holdings of work by photographers of the famed Düsseldorf School, among them Struth, Candida Höfer, Andreas Gursky and Thomas Ruff, the collection also includes examples by photographers exploring the nature of the medium itself, such as Demand, Cindy Sherman and Vik Muniz.

National Gallery of Art

Through March 26

The Great Swindle: Works by Santiago Montoya

Colombian artist Santiago Montoya uses paper currency as the base for his work, re-contextualizing one of our most basic and intimate relationships: the relationship with money. Comprised of works that Montoya has made over the last 10 years, "The Great Swindle" represents a sustained examination of the complicated, fluid relationships we have with financial systems, as well as a journey through the artist's forays into the materiality of paper bills — raising questions and taking positions on our place within the financial system.

OAS Art Museum of the Americas

Through Aug. 6, 2017

José Gómez-Sicre's Eye

A half-century ago, Cuban-born curator José Gómez-Sicre took the reins of the OAS's art program, thrusting himself into the rapidly expanding Latin American art world and bringing young, emerging talent to the OAS's budding exhibition space. Impassioned by the arts, Gómez-Sicre planted the seeds of what is today considered among world's finest collections of modern and contemporary Latin American and Caribbean art. The OAS will be celebrating the centennial of Gómez-Sicre's birth throughout 2016, honoring his contribution to the legacy of the hemisphere's art.

OAS Art Museum of the Americas

 

DANCE

Nov. 4 to 13

Fuego Flamenco XII

GALA Hispanic Theatre continues its 41st season with the 12th annual Fuego Flamenco Festival, which brings leading flamenco artists from Spain and the U.S. to Washington, including the Flamenco Aparicio Dance Company and Francisco Hidalgo and Company. Single tickets are $40.

GALA Hispanic Theatre

Nov. 23 to 27

Cincinnati Ballet: The Nutcracker

This annual presentation of this holiday favorite brings the D.C. premiere of a bright and colorful production featuring elaborate scenery, whimsical stage effects, awe-inspiring acrobatics and entrancing choreography. Tickets are $59 to $250.

Kennedy Center Opera House

 

DISCUSSIONS

Wed., Nov. 19, 12:30 p.m.

How is it Going Germany: The Day After – German Perspectives on the U.S. Election

The day after the elections, Dieter Dettke of Georgetown University, veteran German journalist Klaus Jürgen Haller and a group of election observers from Germany will talk with Charles Lane about the possible impacts the results of this election could have on the U.S.-European relationship.

Goethe-Institut

Wed., Nov. 16, 7 to 9:30 p.m.

Serbia: A Cultural Confluence

Contemporary Serbia's inheritance from both the East and the West is rooted in its location: The Balkan nation sits astride the ancient "catena mundi," the road tying Constantinople to Rome. This heritage is reflected in everything from the country's flag to dual alphabets based on Latin and Cyrillic models, and from music and literature to culinary traditions. Serbian-born Vladimir Pistalo provides a cultural and historical overview of a nation that might be described as "the East of the West and the West of the East." Tickets are $45; for information, visit smithsonianassociates.org.

S. Dillon Ripley Center

 

FESTIVALS

Sat., Nov. 5, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Czech Christmas Market

This popular annual event features beautiful hand-blown glass ornaments, exquisite glass and jewelry, delicious Christmas cookies, pastries, mulled wine (svařák) and more. Highlighted companies include Glassor, Antipearle, La Bohemia Bakery, Slovak-Czech Varieties and Topix Crystal Art. For more information, visit www.mzv.cz/washington/en/culture_events/culture/czech_christmas_market.html.

Embassy of the Czech Republic

Sat., Nov. 5, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Slovak Christmas Market

Washington's Christmas bazaar season starts this month with the unique Slovak Christmas Market at the Embassy of the Slovak Republic. Enjoy beautiful handmade glass ornaments; tastings of traditional Christmas soup and mulled wine; Christmas cookies; famous Austrian jewelry from Oliver Weber by Swarovski; and Christmas carols by children´s choir.

Embassy of the Slovak Republic

Through Nov. 6

Kids Euro Festival 2016

The Kids Euro Festival, now in its ninth year, is a two-week long festival of European arts and culture presenting free activities to D.C. metro area children and their families. There are performances, concerts, workshops, movies, storytelling and more — all brought to you by the 28 European Union member states. Highlights include Finland's "Wow Hoop!" introducing children and infants to the joys of the circus (Nov. 2-5); "Short and Sweet," a collection of four short animated films from Latvia (Nov. 3); "Story Telling, Irish Style!" (Nov. 5); "Colourful Games" interactive dance performance from Lithuania (Nov. 4-6); and a basketball camp with Poland's Marcin Gortat of the NBA (Nov. 6). For a complete schedule, visit kidseurofestival.org.

Various locations

Through Nov. 20

Mutual Inspirations Festival: Martina Navrátilová

This year's Mutual Inspirations Festival, hosted by the Czech Embassy, honors a living sports legend: Martina Navrátilová. The Czech-American tennis great took women's tennis to another level and inspired the world with her unsurpassed record of 59 Grand Slam titles. Beyond her victories on the court, Navrátilová has become an inspirational leader to rising stars, athletes, women, breast cancer patients and minorities, and she is an outspoken advocate for human rights and healthy living. The annual festival, now in its seventh year, celebrates the mutual influence between Czech and American cultures and the enormous personalities who have shaped this connection. Highlights include a variety of films screenings, discussions, exhibitions, fitness demonstrations and theater. For information, visit www.mutualinspirations.org.

Various locations

 

MUSIC

Wed., Nov. 2, 7:30 p.m.

Levon Ambartsumian, Violin; Evgeny Rivkin, Piano

Celebrate the 25th anniversary of Armenia's independence with violinist Levon Ambartsumian, who studied at the Moscow Gnessin Music School and Moscow Tchaikovsky Conservatory and has performed in the U.S., Canada, Italy, France, Germany, Greece, Spain, Brazil and South Korea. Along with pianist Evgeny Rivkin, they will perform a program of Schubert, Brahms and works by various Armenian composers. Tickets are $95, including buffet and wine; for information, visit www.embassyseries.org.

Embassy of Armenia

Fri., Nov. 11, 6:30 p.m.

Nadir Khashimov, Violin

Nadir Khashimov's expressive and charismatic style has made him one of the most accomplished and versatile violinists on the international music scene today, having appeared as soloist with orchestras such as the Philadelphia Orchestra, National Orchestra of Russia, Moscow Philharmonic Orchestra and London Symphony Orchestra. Event is by invitation only; for information, call (202) 625-2361.

Embassy of Uzbekistan

Fri., Nov. 18, 7:30 p.m.

Darwin Noguera Jazz Ensemble

With three albums, frequently commissioned works, many recordings and performances across the United States and Central America, Darwin Noguera is considered to be a rising star in the new generation of pianists in the jazz and Latin genres. Tickets are $110, including buffet reception and wine; for information, visit www.embassyseries.org.

Embassy of Nicaragua

Sat., Nov. 19, 7 p.m.

Christopher Schmitt, Piano

Christopher Schmitt, a graduate of the Juilliard School with a doctoral degree in musical arts, is a resident pianist in the President's Own U.S. Marine Band. While performing Shostakovich's "Trio No 2" and the Messaien Quartet for the "End of Time" at the Phillips Collection, the Washington Post called Schmitt's playing "carefully colored" and "sensitive." Tickets are $25, including reception; for information, visit www.embassyseries.org.

International Student House

 

THEATER

Through Nov. 6

Romeo & Juliet

The most famous love story in the world and one of Shakespeare's early poetic masterworks, "Romeo & Juliet" follows two star-crossed lovers from love at first sight to eternal life hereafter. Please call for ticket information.

Shakespeare Theatre Company

Lansburgh Theatre

Nov. 12 to 20

Washington National Opera: The Daughter of the Regiment

A woman raised by soldiers must convince her "fathers" to let her marry a peasant — just as a mysterious Marquise comes to whisk her away to become a proper lady. Tickets are $45 to $315.

Kennedy Center Opera House

Through Nov. 13

Sense and Sensibility

Reason and passion collide in Jane Austen's beloved tale of sisterhood and romance. When sudden financial straits force the Dashwood family to move to a distant cottage, sisters Elinor and Marianne become ensnared in heart-wrenching romances. Tickets are $30 to $75.

Folger Theatre

Nov. 15 to Dec. 31

The Secret Garden

When 10-year-old Mary Lennox loses her parents to a cholera epidemic in the British Raj of India, she travels to England to stay with her remote and morose uncle, still grieving the death of his wife 10 years ago. Terrified of every nook and cranny of the haunted Craven Manor on the Yorkshire Moors, Mary seeks refuge in her late aunt's mysterious walled garden, where she discovers amazing secrets. Please call for ticket information.

Shakespeare Theatre Company

Harman Hall

Nov. 18 to Dec. 3

A View from the Bridge

Internationally renowned Belgian director Ivo van Hove presents a limited engagement of Arthur Miller's masterwork, winner of two 2016 Tony Awards including Best Director and Best Revival of a Play. Join tragic protagonist Eddie Carbone in this dark and passionate tale of family, love and duplicity. Tickets are $45 to $149.

Kennedy Center Eisenhower Theater

Nov. 18 to Dec. 24

Moby Dick

Set sail on an epic adventure this holiday season with a dramatically reimagined production of "Moby Dick," which uses bold trapeze and acrobatic work to bring to life Captain Ahab's harrowing quest for the legendary great while whale. Tickets are $40 to $90.

Arena Stage

Through Nov. 20

The Year of Magical Thinking

Iconic stage and screen actress Kathleen Turner returns to Arena Stage to star in Joan Didion's one-woman drama that chronicles the sudden death of her husband, the writer John Gregory Dunne, and the illness of her only daughter. Her first-person account weaves together an intensely personal yet universal story of hope in the face of inescapable loss. Tickets are $40 to $90.

Arena Stage

Nov. 27 to Dec. 21

The Second Shepherds' Play

This magical retelling of the Nativity story combines beautiful music and a moving story for the holiday season, featuring the Folger Consort, the award-winning early music ensemble in residence at the Folger Shakespeare Library, performing festive medieval English tunes against the backdrop of this engaging mystery play. Tickets are $40 to $60.

Folger Shakespeare Library

Through Dec. 24

Carousel

Named the best musical of the 20th century by Time magazine, "Carousel" follows Billy Bigelow and Julie Jordan through their journey of love, loss and redemption and soars with unforgettable songs including "If I Loved You," "June Is Bustin' Out All Over" and "You'll Never Walk Alone." Tickets are $50 to $99.

Arena Stage

   

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