Free Movie Weekend
From environmentally-themed classics to full-length animated motion pictures to screwball comedies, there’s something for everyone in the free movie department this week.
But not all the offerings on screen are necessarily family friendly.
Here’s the full list for the week starting March 16:
- 11am: The Environmental Film Festival in the Nation’s Capital continues with a triple-feature of classic films at the National Museum of American History’s Warner Bros. Theater. It starts with two by director John Huston: The Roots of Heaven (1958) and The African Queen (1958) with Humphrey Bogart and Katharine Hepburn. Then at 2:45 it’s White Hunter Black Heart (1992), directed by and starring Clint Eastwood. 1400 Constitution Ave. NW.
- 2pm: Coeur fidèle (1923), a silent melodrama about a barmaid looking for love in the old port of Marseille. With live accompaniment by Castelli at the National Gallery of Art’s East Building Concourse, 4th St. and Constitution Ave. NW.
- 2pm: The Prince of Egypt (1998), the story of Moses retold through animation, featuring the Academy Award winning song “When You Believe.” At the Library of Congress Packard Campus Theater, 19053 Mount Pony Rd., Culpeper, Va.
- 2pm: Lady Vengeance (2005). Part 3 of director Park Chan-wook’s Vengeance Trilogy. A woman exacts revenge on a psychotic schoolteacher who forced her to confess to a crime she didn’t commit. Part of the 2013 Korean Film Festival at the Freer Gallery’s Meyer Auditorium, 1050 Independence Ave. SW.
- 8pm: Fritz the Cat (1972), Ralph Bakshi’s very non-kid-friendly cartoon about a pot-smoking, sex-crazed feline. Part of the Washington Psychotropic Film Society’s “Meow Mix” month at McFadden’s, 2401 Pennsylvania Ave. NW.
- 7pm: Paris/Berlin: 20 Years of Underground Techno (2012), a short documentary about the origins of the electronic music scene. A $10 donation is requested to support Bloombars, where the film will be screened. 3222 11st St. NW.
- 10am: Tootsie (1982), the classic starring Dustin Hoffman as a struggling actor who finds success on a soap opera when he pretends to be an actress. Playing at the Alden at McLean Community Center, 1234 Ingleside Ave., McLean, Va.
- 6:30pm: The Storm (2009), a fictionalized story of a real-life flood that devastated the Dutch province of Zeeland 60 years ago. Part of the Environmental Film Festival of the Nation’s Capital, it’s playing at the Royal Netherlands Embassy, 4200 Linnean Ave. NW. Reservations needed. Email DutchFilm@aol.com or call 202-274-2730.
- 7:30pm: Selections from “The Danny Kaye Show,” which aired on CBS from 1963 to 1967, kick off “A Celebration of Danny Kaye” at the Library of Congress Packard Campus Theater, 19053 Mount Pony Rd., Culpeper, Va.
- 7pm: Pieta (2012). Winner of the Korean version of the Best Picture Oscar, it’s a disturbing story about a loan shark who rips off his victims by crippling them, then taking the insurance money. He tries to mend his ways after a woman appears claiming to be his mother, but is she really? Part of the 2013 Korean Film Festival at the Freer Gallery’s Meyer Auditorium, 1050 Independence Ave. SW.
- 7:30pm: On the Double (1961), starring Danny Kaye as a World War II grunt who gets into trouble after posing as England’s top general. But the resemblance is so good, he’s asked to keep the charade going — to fool the Nazis. Part of “A Celebration of Danny Kaye” at the Library of Congress Packard Campus Theater, 19053 Mount Pony Rd., Culpeper, Va.