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“Beautiful Boy,” or how the loving and considerate can also be destructive and self-obsessed

Timothée Chalamet and Steve Carell
Directed by Felix Van Groeningen

It is a fact, sadly, that addiction will touch almost everyone’s lives, even the most accomplished among us. This is what happened to Nic Sheff, a top-of-his-class teen who started experimenting with pot before moving into harder drugs, gradually spiraling into a harrowing cycle of highs, lows, homelessness, sobriety and relapse. His father, Rolling Stone writer David Sheff, could only watch ... more >

At D.C. “Fahrenheit 11/9” screening Michael Moore warns to take Trump seriously, and to get out the vote

A provocative and comedic look at the times we live in
Release date: September 21, 2018
From Briarcliff Films

WASHINGTON, D.C. | Documentary filmmaker Michael Moore attended the Washington premiere of his latest film, “Fahrenheit 11/9,” Monday evening, but a few miles from where the subject—and object of ridicule—of his film, President Donald Trump, resides at 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue. The new film, which draws parallels between the rise of the Third Reich in 1930s Germany and Trump’s bullying style of ... more >

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TONIGHT IN WASHINGTON: “Jaws” to be shown at Wolf Trap while the National Symphony Orchestra plays score live

Conductor Emil de Cou discusses the score of the greatest fish story ever told

One of soundtrack composer John Williams’s great masterstrokes with the Steven Spielberg-directed “Jaws” (1975) was crafting a musical theme with just two notes, E and F. Recognizable the world over, that half-step interval instantly causes tension knowing that the monster great white shark is nearby. In fact, it’s arguably the first thoroughly-modern score, said Emil de Cou, who will conduct ... more >

BRINGING ROCK’S UNSUNG HEROES INTO THE LIGHT: Teen A Go Go

Doc explores the teenage scene of the Sixties
Joni Ashworth and Bobby Barnes
Directed by Melissa Kirkendall

Most people probably know Buddy Holly but not a single member of his backup band, the Crickets. Backup bands and other support acts make the stars possible, and seldom—if ever—get the recognition they deserve. Teen a Go Go goes behind the scenes to bring some of these unsung heroes into the light. Delving deep into the Sixties’ music scene of Ft. Worth, the documentary includes a plethora ... more >