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General view of the atmosphere at the Premiere of Paramount Pictures' 'Star Trek Into Darkness' at Dolby Theatre on May 14, 2013 in Hollywood, California. (Credit: Kevin Winter/Getty Images for Paramount Pictures)

General view of the atmosphere at the Premiere of Paramount Pictures’ ‘Star Trek Into Darkness’ at Dolby Theatre on May 14, 2013 in Hollywood, California. (Credit: Kevin Winter/Getty Images for Paramount Pictures)

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WASHINGTON (CBSDC) - Iron Man and Jay Gatsby will get a run for their money from Captain Kirk and Mr. Spock this weekend, as Star Trek Into Darkness beams into theaters.

But if you’d rather not pay any money at all for a big screen experience, you can still get your sci-fi fix. At least one of those space adventures is of the B-grade variety, but at least you can’t say you wasted any money on it.

There are also more movies coming that you’ll have to wait for the cover of actual darkness to see, as more outdoor summer movie festivals get rolling.

Here’s the full list of free movies for the week starting May 18th:

Saturday:

  • 11am: State of Aloha (2009), a documentary about Hawaiian statehood on the occasion of the Aloha State’s 50th anniversary. Repeats at 3pm at the National Museum of the American Indian’s Rasmuson Theater, 3rd St. & Independence Ave. SW.
  • 2pm: Tess (1979), starring Nastassia Kinski as a young peasant woman torn between two potential suitors. Written and directed by Roman Polanski and playing at the National Gallery of Art’s East Building Auditorium, 4th St. and Constitution Ave. NW.
  • 2pm: Francis Joins the WACs (1954). The fifth movie in the classic series about a talking mule who enlists in various military branches. This time, like the title says, he joins the Women’s Army Corps! A salute to the Navy as part of the “Tribute to the Armed Forces” at the Library of Congress’s Packard Campus. 19053 Mount Pony Rd., Culpeper, Va.
  • 7pm: The weekly screening of a “Buffy the Vampire Slayer” episode at the Black Cat. This week, it’s “Older and Far Away”, from season 6. 1811 14th St. NW.

Sunday:

  • 2pm: A River Called Titas (1973). A raw story about the lives of fishermen on a dying river in Bangladesh. Part of the series “The Revolutionary Cinema of Ritwik Ghatak” at the Freer Gallery’s Meyer Auditorium, 1050 Independence Ave. SW.
  • 3pm: The Wind (1928), starring Lillian Gish as a woman from the east who moves in with her cousin in the west, and causes strife within the family. With Andrew Simpson providing live piano accompaniment at the National Portrait Gallery’s McEvoy Auditorium, 8th and F St. NW.
  • 4:30pm: Miss Julie (1951), perhaps the most successful film adaptation of August Strindberg’s 1888 play about class divisions and repression in 19th century Sweden. Star Anita Björk Dagerman’s daughter Lo will make a live appearance at the National Gallery of Art’s East Building Auditorium, 4th St. and Constitution Ave. NW.

Monday:

  • 8pm: Battle Beyond the Stars (1980), a Roger Corman-produced sci-fi B-movie starring Richard Thomas of “Waltons” fame as a farmboy who protects his planet from alien invaders. Hosted by the Washington Psychotronic Film Society at McFadden’s, 2401 Pennsylvania Ave. NW.

Tuesday:

  • 11am: State of Aloha (2009). Repeats at 3pm at the National Museum of the American Indian. See Saturday.
  • 7pm: The Prodigal Son (2008). A South African documentarian traces his family tree back to a freed slave in the Caribbean. A $10 donation is requested to benefit BloomBars, 3222 11st St. NW. RSVP here.

Wednesday:

  • 7pm: Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade (1989), starring Harrison Ford as the adventuresome architect and Sean Connery as his impatient dad in a quest for the Holy Grail. The film kicks off NoMa Summer Screen at Loree Grand Field, 2nd St. and L St. NE.

Thursday:

  • 11am: State of Aloha (2009). Repeats at 3pm at the National Museum of the American Indian. See Saturday.
  • 11am: Troubled Waters: A Mississippi River Story (2010), an hourlong documentary about how development has changed America’s river. At the Anacostia Community Museum, 1901 Fort Pl. SE.
  • 7:30pm: Flags of Our Fathers (2006), Clint Eastwood’s dramatic rendering of the Marines who hoisted the flag atop Iwo Jima’s Mount Suribachi. Part of the “Tribute to the Armed Forces” at the Library of Congress’s Packard Campus. 19053 Mount Pony Rd., Culpeper, Va.

Friday:

  • 11am: State of Aloha (2009). Repeats at 3pm at the National Museum of the American Indian. See Saturday.
  • 7pm: The weekly screening of a “Doctor Who” episode at the Black Cat. Tonight, it’s “The Fires of Pompeii”, from season 4. 1811 14th St. NW.
  • 7:30pm: E.T. The Extra-Terrestrial (1982), Steven Spielberg’s classic tale of a boy and his space alien, plays at The Alden at McLean Community Center, 1234 Ingleside Ave., McLean, Va.
  • Around dusk: Ferris Bueller’s Day Off (1986), the John Hughes classic about the ultimate sick day in the streets of Chicago. Part of the “Summer School” themed Rosslyn Outdoor Film Festival at Gateway Park, 1300 Lee Hwy., Arlington, Va.

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