Films - January 2017

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English

Italian

Spanish


Farsi

Japanese


French

Kazakh

German

Silent

English

Allied

Directed by Robert Zemeckis
(U.S., 2016, 124 min.)

"Allied" is the story of intelligence officer Max Vatan (Brad Pitt), who in 1942 North Africa encounters French Resistance fighter Marianne Beausejour (Marion Cotillard) on a deadly mission behind enemy lines. Reunited in London, their relationship is threatened by the extreme pressures of the war.

Atlantic Plumbing Cinema

Arrival

Directed by Denis Villeneuve
(U.S., 2016, 116 min.)

When mysterious spacecraft touch down across the globe, an elite team — led by expert linguist Louise Banks - is brought together to investigate. As mankind teeters on the verge of global war, Banks and the team race against time for answers — and to find them, she will take a chance that could threaten her life, and quite possibly humanity (English, Russian and Mandarin).

Angelika Mosaic
Atlantic Plumbing Cinema
Landmark's Bethesda Row Cinema

Assassin's Creed

Directed by Justin Kurzel
(U.K./France/Hong Kong/U.S., 2016, 108 min.)

When Callum Lynch explores the memories of his ancestor Aguilar and gains the skills of a Master Assassin, he discovers he is a descendant of the secret Assassins society.

Angelika Pop-Up

Cul-de-sac

(U.K., 1966, 112 min.)

A wounded criminal and his dying partner take refuge at a beachfront castle. The owners of the castle, a meek Englishman and his willful French wife, are initially the unwilling hosts to the criminals. Quickly, however, the relationships begin to shift in humorous and bizarre fashion.

National Gallery of Art
Sun., Jan. 8, 4 p.m.

Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them

Directed by David Yates
(U.K./U.S., 2016, 133 min.)

In this all-new adventure returning us to the wizarding world created by J.K. Rowling (the "Harry Potter" series), Newt Scamander has just completed a global excursion to find and document an extraordinary array of magical creatures and finds himself in 1926 New York, where some of Newt's fantastic beasts have escaped.

Angelika Mosaic
Atlantic Plumbing Cinema

Hidden Figures

Directed by Theodore Melfi
(U.S., 2016, 127 min.)

In this incredible untold story, three brilliant African American women working at NASA serve as the brains behind one of the greatest operations in history: the launch of astronaut John Glenn into orbit, a stunning achievement that restored the nation's confidence.

AFI Silver Theatre

Jackie

Directed by Pablo Larraín
(U.S./Chile/France, 2016, 99 min.)

Following the assassination of President John F. Kennedy, first lady Jacqueline Kennedy fights through grief and trauma to regain her faith, console her children and define her husband's historic legacy.

Angelika Mosaic
Landmark's E Street Cinema

Lion

Directed by Garth Davis
(Australia, 2016, 120 min.)

A 5-year-old Indian boy gets lost on the streets of Calcutta, thousands of miles from home. He survives many challenges before being adopted by a couple in Australia. Not wanting to hurt his adoptive parents' feelings, he suppresses his past, his emotional need for reunification and his hope of ever finding his lost mother and brother for 25 years. But a chance meeting with some fellow Indians reawakens his buried yearning (English, Bengali and Hindi).

Angelika Mosaic
Landmark's Bethesda Row Cinema
Landmark's E Street Cinema

Passengers

Directed by Morten Tyldum
(U.S., 2016, 116 min.)

Jennifer Lawrence and Chris Pratt star as two passengers onboard a spaceship transporting them to a new life on another planet, but the trip takes a deadly turn when their hibernation pods mysteriously wake them 90 years before they reach their destination.

Angelika Mosaic
Atlantic Plumbing Cinema

Farsi

Radio Dreams

Directed by Babak Jalali
(U.S./Iran, 2016, 91 min.)

Mohsen Namjoo, a folk singer known as "Iran's Bob Dylan," delivers a brilliantly deadpan performance in this comedy as a put-upon program director of a Bay Area Persian-language radio station (Farsi and English).

AFI Silver Theatre
Sun., Jan. 29, 7:15 p.m.

The Salesman

Directed by Asghar Farhadi
(Iran/France, 2016, 125 min.)

When an intruder attacks Rana in their new home, her husband Emad turns amateur detective in an attempt to find the assailant and soothe his wife's addled nerves (Farsi and French).

AFI Silver Theatre
Sun., Jan. 22, 5:15 p.m.

French

The Brand New Testament

Directed by Jaco Van Dormael
(Belgium/France/Luxembourg, 2015, 112 min.)

God lives in human form as a cynical writer with his young opinionated daughter in present-day Brussels, Belgium. She concludes that her dad is doing a terrible job and decides to rewrite the world, which leaves God angry, powerless and adamant to get his power back.

Landmark's E Street Cinema

Orpheus

Directed by Jean Cocteau
(France, 1950, 95 min.)

Orpheus, a celebrated contemporary poet who becomes romantically obsessed with death, follows his unhappy wife into the underworld.

National Gallery of Art
Sun., Jan. 22, 4 p.m.

Weekend

Directed by Jean-Luc Godard
(France/Italy, 1968, 105 min.)

A supposedly idyllic week-end trip to the countryside turns into a never-ending nightmare of traffic jams, revolution, cannibalism and murder as French bourgeois society starts to collapse.

National Gallery of Art
Sat., Jan. 7, 1:30 p.m.

German

Toni Erdmann

Directed by Maren Ade
(Germany/Austria/Romania, 2016, 162 min.)

A father who is a divorced music teacher and an old-age hippie of sorts — with a passion for bizarre pranks involving several fake personas — decides to reconnect with his adult daughter, a business consultant posted in Bucharest (German, English and Romanian).

Landmark's Theatres

 

Italian

La Strada

Directed by Federico Fellini
(Italy, 1956, 108 min.)

Federico Fellini cast his wife, Giulietta Masina, as a childlike peasant girl "acquired" (and then exploited) by a loutish traveling entertainer (Anthony Quinn).

National Gallery of Art
Mon., Jan. 16, 2:30 p.m.

Japanese

Woman in the Dunes
(Suna no onna)

Directed by Hiroshi Teshigahara
(Japan, 1964, 123 min.)

A Tokyo-based entomologist on vacation is trapped by local villagers into living with a woman whose never-ending life task is shoveling sand for them.

National Gallery of Art
Sun., Jan. 29, 4 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.

Landmark's Bethesda Row Cinema
West End Cinema

Silent

The Red Turtle
(La tortue rouge)

Directed by Michael Dudok de Wit
(France/Belgium, 2017, 80 min.)

This dialogue-less film follows the major life stages of a castaway on a deserted tropical island populated by turtles, crabs and birds.

Angelika Mosaic
Landmark's Theatres
Opens Fri., Jan. 27

Spanish

Julieta

Directed by Pedro Almodóvar
(Spain, 2016, 99 min.)

Julieta is a middle-age woman living in Madrid with her boyfriend who has been apart from her daughter for 12 years. After a casual encounter, the brokenhearted woman decides to confront her life and the events that led to her daughter's estrangement.

Angelika Mosaic
Landmark's Theatres
Opens Fri., Jan. 13

Last Edited on December 22, 2016