Films - May 2014

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 Alan Partridge
Directed by Declan Lowney
(U.K./France, 2013, 90 min.)
When famous DJ Alan Partridge's radio station is taken over by a new media conglomerate, it sets in motion a chain of events in which Alan must work with the police to defuse a potentially violent siege.
Landmark's E Street Cinema

Belle
Directed by Amma Asante
(U.K., 2013, 105 min.)
Inspired by a true story, the illegitimate mixed-race daughter of a Royal Navy Admiral is raised by her aristocratic great-uncle, affording her certain privileges, yet the color of her skin prevents her from fully participating in the traditions of her social standing.
Theater TBA
Opens Fri., May 9

Castle in the Sky
(Tenkû no Shiro Rapyuta)
Directed by Hayao Miyazaki
(Japan, 1986, 124 min.)
When a girl mysteriously falls from the sky and directly into his arms, a boy becomes involved in a wild adventure involving a secret floating city, pirates, giant robots and amazing flying contraptions (English-dubbed version).
AFI Silver Theatre
Fri., May 30, 4:30 p.m.

The Cat Returns
(Neko no Ongaeshi)
Directed by Hiroyuki Morita
(Japan, 2002, 75 min.)
After helping a cat, a young girl finds herself involuntarily engaged to a cat prince in a magical world where her only hope of freedom lies with a dapper cat statuette come to life (English-dubbed version).
AFI Silver Theatre
Fri., May 23, 5:20 p.m.,
Sun., May 25, 11 a.m.,
Tue., May 27, 5:20 p.m.

City Lights
Directed by Charles Chaplin
(U.S., 1931, 83 min.)
In possibly the Tramp's greatest tale, Charlie Chaplin falls in love with a beautiful young blind woman who has mistaken him for a millionaire and resolves to raise the funds to pay for the operation that will restore her sight.
AFI Silver Theatre
Sat., May 17, 3:45 p.m.,
Sun., May 18, 9:45 p.m.

Dancing in Jaffa
Directed by Hilla Medalia
(U.S., 2013, 90 min.)
Renowned ballroom dancer Pierre Dulaine takes his program back to his city of birth, Jaffa, to teach Jewish and Palestinian Israelis to dance and compete together (English, Arabic and Hebrew).
Landmark's Bethesda Row Cinema

Dirty Pretty Things
Directed by Stephen Frears
(U.K., 2002, 97 min.)
A medically trained Nigerian forced to juggle two low-paying menial jobs in order to survive and a Turkish asylum seeker make a gruesome discovery and their already perilous, uncomfortable lives take a macabre turn for the worse.
AFI Silver Theatre
Mon., May 19, 7:30 p.m.

Don Hemingway
Directed by Richard Shepard
(U.K., 2013, 92 min.)
After spending 12 years in prison for keeping his mouth shut, notorious safe-cracker Dom Hemingway is back on the streets of London looking to collect what he's owed.
Angelika Mosaic
Landmark's E Street Cinema

Henry V
Directed by Kenneth Branagh
(U.K, 1989, 137 min.)
Kenneth Branagh rocketed to international stardom with this winning screen adaptation of Shakespeare's rousing "Henry V."
AFI Silver Theatre
Sat., May 10, 4:45 p.m.,
Thu., May 15, 6:45 p.m.

The Hornet's Nest
Directed by David Salzberg and Christian Tureaud
(Afghanistan/U.S., 2014, 97 min.)
Armed only with their cameras, Peabody and Emmy Award-winning conflict Journalist Mike Boettcher, and his son, Carlos, provide unprecedented access into the longest war in U.S. history.
Theater TBA
Opens Fri., May 16

Jodorowsky's Dune
Directed by Frank Pavich
(U.S./France, 2013, 90 min.)
Cult film director Alejandro Jodorowsky embarks on an ambitious but ultimately doomed film adaptation of the seminal science fiction novel.
Theater TBA
Opens Fri., May 2

Lost in Translation
Directed by Sofia Coppola
(U.S./Japan, 2003, 101 min.)
A faded movie star and a neglected young wife form an unlikely bond after crossing paths in Tokyo.
Freer Gallery of Art
Sun., May 4, 2 p.m.

Naked
Directed by Mike Leigh
(U.K., 1993, 131 min.)
A troubled, motor-mouthed rogue on the run from Manchester shows up at a friend's London apartment, seduces and abandons her roommate, and roams the city in search of stimulation for his addled brain.
Freer Gallery of Art
Fri., May 16, 7 p.m.

Nausicaä of the Valley of the Wind
(Kaze no Tani no Nausicaä)
Directed by Hayao Miyazaki
(Japan, 1984, 116 min.)
Warrior-pacifist Princess Nausicaä desperately struggles to prevent two warring nations from destroying themselves and their dying planet (English-dubbed version).
AFI Silver Theatre
May 16 to 19

Night and the City
Directed by Jules Dassin
(U.K., 1950, 96 min.)
An American grifter who prowls the London night pulling small-time scams tries to set himself up for a big payday as a professional wrestling promoter, but the gangster who controls the racket proves to be a dangerous foe.
Freer Gallery of Art
Fri., May 2, 8:30 p.m.

Objective, Burma!
Directed by Raoul Walsh
(U.S., 1945, 142 min.)
On a dangerous mission to destroy a Japanese radar station in the jungles of Burma, Errol Flynn must lead his team of paratroopers on a 150-mile march out of enemy territory to safety.
AFI Silver Theatre
May 26 to 29

Only Lovers Left Alive
Directed by Jim Jarmusch
(U.K./Germany/France/Cyprus/U.S., 2013, 123 min.)
Two fragile and sensitive vampires who have been lovers for centuries have evolved to a level where they no longer kill for sustenance, but still retain their innate wildness.
Angelika Mosaic
Landmark's E Street Cinema

Poroco Rosso
(Kurenai no Buta)
Directed by Hayao Miyazaki
(Japan, 1992, 94 min.)
A swashbuckling tough guy aviator who just happens to be a pig battles pirates and other evildoers in this eccentric adventure set in 1920s Italy (English-dubbed version).
AFI Silver Theatre
Sat., May 31, 11:05 a.m.

Princess Mononoke
(Mononoke Hime)
Directed by Hayao Miyazaki
(Japan, 1997, 134 min.)
A pack of wolf-gods and their titular warrior princess, a girl they raised from a foundling, defend their forest home from the encroachment of humans and the malefaction of marauding demons (Japanese-language version with English subtitles screens May 29).
AFI Silver Theatre
May 23 to 29

The Railway Man
Directed by Jonathan Teplitzky
(Australia/U.K., 2013, 108 min.)
A former British Army officer, who was tormented at a Japanese labor camp during World War II, discovers that the man responsible for much of his treatment is still alive and sets out to confront him.
Angelika Mosaic
Landmark's E Street Cinema

Romeo and Juliet
Directed by Franco Zeffirelli
(U.K./Italy, 1968, 138 min.)
Franco Zeffirelli's lush, romantic and wildly popular 1960s adaptation of "Romeo and Juliet," at the time the most successful Shakespeare screen adaptation, struck a chord with youth audiences around the world, breaking with stage tradition to cast younger actors.
AFI Silver Theatre
Sun., May 4, 8:45 p.m.

Salt of the Earth
Directed by Herbert J. Biberman
(U.S., 1954, 94 min.)
Originally banned by the U.S. government, this film tells the story of Mexican-American workers who strike to attain wage parity with Anglo workers and the pivotal role their wives play in the strike.
AFI Silver Theatre
Mon., May 5, 7:30 p.m.

The Train
Directed by John Frankenheimer
(U.S./France/Italy, 1964, 133 min.)
With the Allies on the march to Paris in August 1944, things become personal for French Resistance fighter Labiche after France's priceless art treasures, looted from museums, are ordered to be loaded on to a train and spirited off to Germany.
AFI Silver Theatre
Sun., May 11, 5 p.m.,
Wed., May 14, 7:10 p.m.

Under the Skin
Directed by Jonathan Glazer
(U.K., 2013, 107 min.)
A voluptuous woman of unknown origin combs the highways of Scotland in search of isolated or forsaken men, luring a succession of lost souls into an otherworldly lair
Angelika Mosaic
Landmark's E Street Cinema

Watermark
Directed by Jennifer Baichwal and Edward Burtynsky
(Canada, 2013, 90 min.)
This feature documentary brings together diverse stories from around the globe about our relationship with water: how we are drawn to it, what we learn from it, how we use it and the consequences of that use (English, Mandarin, Bengali, Hindi and Spanish).
Landmark's E Street Cinema

French

 Alan Partridge
Directed by Declan Lowney
(U.K./France, 2013, 90 min.)
When famous DJ Alan Partridge's radio station is taken over by a new media conglomerate, it sets in motion a chain of events in which Alan must work with the police to defuse a potentially violent siege.
Landmark's E Street Cinema

Belle
Directed by Amma Asante
(U.K., 2013, 105 min.)
Inspired by a true story, the illegitimate mixed-race daughter of a Royal Navy Admiral is raised by her aristocratic great-uncle, affording her certain privileges, yet the color of her skin prevents her from fully participating in the traditions of her social standing.
Theater TBA
Opens Fri., May 9

Castle in the Sky
(Tenkû no Shiro Rapyuta)
Directed by Hayao Miyazaki
(Japan, 1986, 124 min.)
When a girl mysteriously falls from the sky and directly into his arms, a boy becomes involved in a wild adventure involving a secret floating city, pirates, giant robots and amazing flying contraptions (English-dubbed version).
AFI Silver Theatre
Fri., May 30, 4:30 p.m.

The Cat Returns
(Neko no Ongaeshi)
Directed by Hiroyuki Morita
(Japan, 2002, 75 min.)
After helping a cat, a young girl finds herself involuntarily engaged to a cat prince in a magical world where her only hope of freedom lies with a dapper cat statuette come to life (English-dubbed version).
AFI Silver Theatre
Fri., May 23, 5:20 p.m.,
Sun., May 25, 11 a.m.,
Tue., May 27, 5:20 p.m.

City Lights
Directed by Charles Chaplin
(U.S., 1931, 83 min.)
In possibly the Tramp's greatest tale, Charlie Chaplin falls in love with a beautiful young blind woman who has mistaken him for a millionaire and resolves to raise the funds to pay for the operation that will restore her sight.
AFI Silver Theatre
Sat., May 17, 3:45 p.m.,
Sun., May 18, 9:45 p.m.

Dancing in Jaffa
Directed by Hilla Medalia
(U.S., 2013, 90 min.)
Renowned ballroom dancer Pierre Dulaine takes his program back to his city of birth, Jaffa, to teach Jewish and Palestinian Israelis to dance and compete together (English, Arabic and Hebrew).
Landmark's Bethesda Row Cinema

Dirty Pretty Things
Directed by Stephen Frears
(U.K., 2002, 97 min.)
A medically trained Nigerian forced to juggle two low-paying menial jobs in order to survive and a Turkish asylum seeker make a gruesome discovery and their already perilous, uncomfortable lives take a macabre turn for the worse.
AFI Silver Theatre
Mon., May 19, 7:30 p.m.

Don Hemingway
Directed by Richard Shepard
(U.K., 2013, 92 min.)
After spending 12 years in prison for keeping his mouth shut, notorious safe-cracker Dom Hemingway is back on the streets of London looking to collect what he's owed.
Angelika Mosaic
Landmark's E Street Cinema

Henry V
Directed by Kenneth Branagh
(U.K, 1989, 137 min.)
Kenneth Branagh rocketed to international stardom with this winning screen adaptation of Shakespeare's rousing "Henry V."
AFI Silver Theatre
Sat., May 10, 4:45 p.m.,
Thu., May 15, 6:45 p.m.

The Hornet's Nest
Directed by David Salzberg and Christian Tureaud
(Afghanistan/U.S., 2014, 97 min.)
Armed only with their cameras, Peabody and Emmy Award-winning conflict Journalist Mike Boettcher, and his son, Carlos, provide unprecedented access into the longest war in U.S. history.
Theater TBA
Opens Fri., May 16

Jodorowsky's Dune
Directed by Frank Pavich
(U.S./France, 2013, 90 min.)
Cult film director Alejandro Jodorowsky embarks on an ambitious but ultimately doomed film adaptation of the seminal science fiction novel.
Theater TBA
Opens Fri., May 2

Lost in Translation
Directed by Sofia Coppola
(U.S./Japan, 2003, 101 min.)
A faded movie star and a neglected young wife form an unlikely bond after crossing paths in Tokyo.
Freer Gallery of Art
Sun., May 4, 2 p.m.

Naked
Directed by Mike Leigh
(U.K., 1993, 131 min.)
A troubled, motor-mouthed rogue on the run from Manchester shows up at a friend's London apartment, seduces and abandons her roommate, and roams the city in search of stimulation for his addled brain.
Freer Gallery of Art
Fri., May 16, 7 p.m.

Nausicaä of the Valley of the Wind
(Kaze no Tani no Nausicaä)
Directed by Hayao Miyazaki
(Japan, 1984, 116 min.)
Warrior-pacifist Princess Nausicaä desperately struggles to prevent two warring nations from destroying themselves and their dying planet (English-dubbed version).
AFI Silver Theatre
May 16 to 19

Night and the City
Directed by Jules Dassin
(U.K., 1950, 96 min.)
An American grifter who prowls the London night pulling small-time scams tries to set himself up for a big payday as a professional wrestling promoter, but the gangster who controls the racket proves to be a dangerous foe.
Freer Gallery of Art
Fri., May 2, 8:30 p.m.

Objective, Burma!
Directed by Raoul Walsh
(U.S., 1945, 142 min.)
On a dangerous mission to destroy a Japanese radar station in the jungles of Burma, Errol Flynn must lead his team of paratroopers on a 150-mile march out of enemy territory to safety.
AFI Silver Theatre
May 26 to 29

Only Lovers Left Alive
Directed by Jim Jarmusch
(U.K./Germany/France/Cyprus/U.S., 2013, 123 min.)
Two fragile and sensitive vampires who have been lovers for centuries have evolved to a level where they no longer kill for sustenance, but still retain their innate wildness.
Angelika Mosaic
Landmark's E Street Cinema

Poroco Rosso
(Kurenai no Buta)
Directed by Hayao Miyazaki
(Japan, 1992, 94 min.)
A swashbuckling tough guy aviator who just happens to be a pig battles pirates and other evildoers in this eccentric adventure set in 1920s Italy (English-dubbed version).
AFI Silver Theatre
Sat., May 31, 11:05 a.m.

Princess Mononoke
(Mononoke Hime)
Directed by Hayao Miyazaki
(Japan, 1997, 134 min.)
A pack of wolf-gods and their titular warrior princess, a girl they raised from a foundling, defend their forest home from the encroachment of humans and the malefaction of marauding demons (Japanese-language version with English subtitles screens May 29).
AFI Silver Theatre
May 23 to 29

The Railway Man
Directed by Jonathan Teplitzky
(Australia/U.K., 2013, 108 min.)
A former British Army officer, who was tormented at a Japanese labor camp during World War II, discovers that the man responsible for much of his treatment is still alive and sets out to confront him.
Angelika Mosaic
Landmark's E Street Cinema

Romeo and Juliet
Directed by Franco Zeffirelli
(U.K./Italy, 1968, 138 min.)
Franco Zeffirelli's lush, romantic and wildly popular 1960s adaptation of "Romeo and Juliet," at the time the most successful Shakespeare screen adaptation, struck a chord with youth audiences around the world, breaking with stage tradition to cast younger actors.
AFI Silver Theatre
Sun., May 4, 8:45 p.m.

Salt of the Earth
Directed by Herbert J. Biberman
(U.S., 1954, 94 min.)
Originally banned by the U.S. government, this film tells the story of Mexican-American workers who strike to attain wage parity with Anglo workers and the pivotal role their wives play in the strike.
AFI Silver Theatre
Mon., May 5, 7:30 p.m.

The Train
Directed by John Frankenheimer
(U.S./France/Italy, 1964, 133 min.)
With the Allies on the march to Paris in August 1944, things become personal for French Resistance fighter Labiche after France's priceless art treasures, looted from museums, are ordered to be loaded on to a train and spirited off to Germany.
AFI Silver Theatre
Sun., May 11, 5 p.m.,
Wed., May 14, 7:10 p.m.

Under the Skin
Directed by Jonathan Glazer
(U.K., 2013, 107 min.)
A voluptuous woman of unknown origin combs the highways of Scotland in search of isolated or forsaken men, luring a succession of lost souls into an otherworldly lair.
Angelika Mosaic
Landmark's E Street Cinema

Watermark
Directed by Jennifer Baichwal and Edward Burtynsky
(Canada, 2013, 90 min.)
This feature documentary brings together diverse stories from around the globe about our relationship with water: how we are drawn to it, what we learn from it, how we use it and the consequences of that use (English, Mandarin, Bengali, Hindi and Spanish).
Landmark's E Street Cinema

Japanese

Jellyfish Eyes
(Mememe no Kurage)
Directed by Takashi Murakami
(Japan, 2013, 101 min.)
Takashi Murakami introduces and discusses his first feature, which blends his celebrated mash-up of cute, trippy animated imagery with live action. Developed as a fable spun around childhood fears — monsters, ostracism, bullying — this metaphorical phantasmagoria also references the Fukushima catastrophe.
Hirshhorn Museum Ring Auditorium
Thu., May 22, 8 p.m.

Ponyo
(Gake no Ue no Ponyo)
Directed by Hayao Miyazaki
(Japan, 2008, 101 min.)
In the magical world of Ponyo, a goldfish princess forms a friendship with a land-dwelling boy.
AFI Silver Theatre
Sat., May 3, 11:05 a.m.,
Sun., May 4, 11:05 a.m.,
Mon., May 5, 5:15 p.m.

Rikyu
Directed by Hiroshi Teshigahara
(Japan, 1989, 116 min.)
Legendary tea master Sen no Rikyu becomes the tea instructor to a warlord who rose from peasant roots to become Japan's second "great unifier." (Screening preceded by a tea tasting of the same variety of whisked green tea (matcha) that is prepared in "Rikyu.")
Freer Gallery of Art
Sun., May 18, 1 p.m.

The Secret World of Arrietty
(Karigurashi no Arrietty)
Directed by Hiromasa Yonebayashi
(Japan, 2010, 94 min.)
A mouse-size family of four-inch people lives in the shadow of a human home, occasionally surfacing to borrow simple items, but the two worlds collide when their daughter, Arrietty, is discovered.
AFI Silver Theatre
May 9 to 12

Throne of Blood
(Kumonosu-jô)
Directed by Akira Kurosawa
(Japan, 1957, 110 min.)
A war-hardened general, egged on by his ambitious wife, works to fulfill a prophecy that he will take the throne in this feudal Japanese adaptation of "Macbeth."
AFI Silver Theatre
Mon., May 12, 9:20 p.m.,
Wed., May 14, 9:45 p.m.,
Thu., May 15, 9:30 p.m.

Polish

Austeria
Directed by Jerzy Kawalerowicz
(Poland, 1982, 107 min.)
At a roadside inn (austeria) in Galicia, a group of Jews fleeing an invading army of Cossacks in 1914 is joined by a Hungarian hussar, an Austrian baroness, and sundry Ukrainians and Poles.
National Gallery of Art
Sun., May 11, 4 p.m.

Black Cross (Knight of the Teutonic Order)
Directed by Aleksander Ford
(Poland, 1960, 173 min.)
A young impoverished nobleman returns from a war against the order of the Teutonic Knights in Lithuania, falls in love with a beautiful woman, and pledges an oath to bring her "three trophies" from the Teutonic Knights.
National Gallery of Art
Sat., May 31, 2 p.m.

The Hourglass Sanatorium
(Sanatorium pod Klepsydrą)
Directed by Wojciech Has
(Poland, 1973, 124 min.)
Set in the pre-World War II, a young man is on a strange train to see his dying father in a decaying sanatorium in this visionary, poetic reflection on the nature of time and the irreversibility of death.
AFI Silver Theatre
Sat., May 17, 5:30 p.m.

Ida
Directed by Pawel Pawlikowski
(Poland, 2013, 80 min.)
Anna, an 18-year-old sheltered orphan raised in a convent, is preparing to become a nun when she first meets her only living relative, a Communist Party insider who shocks Anna with the declaration that her her Jewish parents were murdered during the Nazi occupation.
Landmark's Bethesda Row Cinema
Opens Fri., May 23

Innocent Sorcerers
(Niewinni czarodzieje)
Directed by Andrzej Wajda
(Poland, 1960, 87 min.)
A love story and a portrait of young Poles in the 1950s, this film tells the tale of two people who meet at a bar and go home together, but as dawn approaches, what starts as a simple one-night encounter grows in meaning.
AFI Silver Theatre
Sun., May 11, 9:45 p.m.,
Mon., May 12, 7:15 p.m.

Pharaoh
Directed by Jerzy Kawalerowicz
(Poland, 1966, 152 min.)
Young Pharaoh Ramses XIII clashes with Egypt's clergy in this dramatization of ancient Egyptian intrigue that mixes archeologically precise reproduction with a riveting narrative of raw power politics.
National Gallery of Art
Sun., May 18, 4 p.m.

The Saragossa Manuscript
(Rękopis znaleziony w Saragossie)
Directed by Wojciech Has
(Poland, 1965, 182 min.)
In Spain during the Napoleonic Wars, two enemy officers form an uneasy truce at a deserted Saragossa inn as they pore over a mysterious book recounting the amazing tales of a Walloon officer who came to Spain in 1739.
AFI Silver Theatre
Sat., May 3, 7:15 p.m.
Sun., May 4, 5:15 p.m.

A Short Film about Killing
Directed by Krzysztof Kieślowski
(Poland, 1988, 84 min.)
A new lawyer must defend a young man who brutally murdered a taxi driver in this grim meditation on both the act of murder and the ordeal of capital punishment.
National Gallery of Art
Sun., May 25, 4:30 p.m.

The Wedding
(Wesele)
Directed by Andrzej Wajda
(Poland, 1973, 106 min.)
An intellectual from a big town comes to marry a simple country girl, as families and friends from both sides regard the alliance with skepticism and curiosity.
AFI Silver Theatre
Sun., May 25, 7 p.m.,
Mon., May 26, 7 p.m.

Spanish

The German Doctor
(Wakolda)
Directed by Lucía Puenzo
(Argentina/France/Spain/Norway, 2013, 93 min.)
In 1960 Patagonia, a family starting a new life in a small town welcomes a German doctor into their home, not knowing they are harboring one of the world's most dangerous criminals (Spanish, German and Hebrew).
The Avalon Theatre
Opens Fri., May 23

Last Edited on May 1, 2014