By Nathan Hager

If you’re not scared off by subtitles, this might be your time to check out a free movie.

Foreign films dominate the slate early in the week, with series devoted to Finnish director Peter Von Bagh, a Southeast Asian film festival at the Smithsonian, and almost a virtual reality moviegoing experience at the German Goethe-Institut in D.C.

But for cinephiles looking for local flavor, this week won’t disappoint. Vintage movies filmed in D.C. and Baltimore are also on the schedule.

Later in the week, the D.C. Public Library and the Library of Congress have added tributes to the late Robin Williams to their schedules.

You also have four opportunities to see “The LEGO Movie” for free this week. Awesome.

Here’s the full schedule of free movies for the week starting Saturday, September 6th:

Saturday:

  • 11am: a Saturday morning movie for teens at Orleans Street Library, 1303 Orleans St., Baltimore, Md. Call (410) 396-0970 for details.
  • 1pm: “L’Enfant” (2005). A father tries to retrieve the baby he sold for cash after his girlfriend goes into shock at the sale. Foreign Film Series at Montgomery County’s Chevy Chase Library, 8005 Connecticut Ave., Chevy Chase, Md.
  • 2pm: “Divergent” (2014). A teen classified as “divergent” by her futuristic society uncovers a conspiracy against people like her. Playing at two Pratt Free Library branches in Baltimore: Herring Run at 3801 Erdman Ave. and Southeast Anchor at 3601 Eastern Ave.
  • 2pm: “The Pirate Fairy” (2014). A rebellious fairy unwittingly falls into the hands of pirates outside Pixie Hollow. Playing at Baltimore’s Central Library, 400 Cathedral St.
  • 2pm: a double feature: “Remembrance” (2013) and “Splinters” (2011). Followed at 5:30 by “The Count” (1971). Part of the series “A Sense of Time and Place: Peter von Bagh” at the National Portrait Gallery’s McEvoy Auditorium, 8th and F Sts., NW, Washington, D.C.
  • 2pm: a Robin Williams double feature, “Aladdin” (1992) and “Good Morning, Vietnam” (1987) at the Library of Congress Packard Theater, 19053 Mount Pony Rd., Culpeper, Va.
  • 7pm: Cylon Happy Hour at the Black Cat. Tonight’s episode of “Battlestar Galactica”: “Precipice,” from season 3. 1811 14th St., NW, Washington, D.C.
  • 8pm: “Singin’ in the Rain” (1952). The classic musical about Hollywood’s transition to talkies. Playing at the Greenbelt Aquatic and Fitness Center, 101 Centerway, Greenbelt, Md.
  • 8:30pm: “The Monuments Men” (2014). Art experts fight to protect Europe’s cultural treasures from the Nazis. Playing at the Columbia Lakefront Summer Festival, 10221 Wincopin Cir., Columbia, Md.
  • 8:30pm: “Casino” (1995). Martin Scorsese’s epic look at gambling’s seedy underbelly. Playing at American City Diner, 5532 Connecticut Ave. NW, Washington, D.C.
  • 9pm: “Star Trek” (2009). A hot-headed Iowa farmboy joins Starfleet. Summer Movies at The Wine Bin, 8390 Main St., Ellicott City, Md.

Sunday:

  • 1pm: a double feature: “The Jungle School” (2013) and “The Missing Picture” (2013). Part of the ASEAN Film Festival at the Freer Gallery’s Meyer Auditorium, 1050 Independence Ave., SW, Washington, D.C.
  • 2pm: “Anatomy of a Murder” (1959). A small-town lawyer takes on a big case: an Army officer accused of murdering a man he says raped his wife. A classic movie at Palisades Library, 4901 V St., NW, Washington, D.C.
  • 2pm: a double feature: “The Year 1939” (1993) and “Helsinki, Forever” (2008). Part of the series “A Sense of Time and Place: Peter von Bagh” at the National Portrait Gallery’s McEvoy Auditorium, 8th and F Sts., NW, Washington, D.C.
  • 2pm: A Libraries in Films series continues at Beatley Central Library, 5005 Duke St, Alexandria, Va. Call (703) 746-1742 for details.
  • 6pm: “Finding Neverland” (2004). How James Barrie found the inspiration to create “Peter Pan.” Movies on the Potomac at National Harbor, Md.
  • 7pm: “The LEGO Movie” (2014). An ordinary Lego man learns how awesome it can be to bend the rules. Free Legos while supplies last at Cinema Under the Stars, Stonebridge at Potomac Town Center, 14900 Potomac Town Pl., Woodbridge, Va.
  • 8:15pm: “Life of Pi” (2012). A shipwreck leaves a young man with nothing but a Bengal tiger as a companion. Movies @ Penrose Square, 2501 9th Rd. S., Arlington, Va.
  • 8:30pm: “A Few Good Men” (1992). Two young Marines go on trial for a murder they claim they were ordered to commit. Playing at American City Diner, 5532 Connecticut Ave. NW, Washington, D.C.

Monday:

  • 2pm: Marvelous Movie Mondays at D.C.’s Chevy Chase Library. Movie repeats at 6:30. 5625 Connecticut Ave., NW.
  • 5pm: “Inception” (2010). A team of thieves steals corporate secrets by entering dreams. Playing at Baltimore’s Pennsylvania Avenue Library, 1531 W. North Ave.
  • 6pm: Books on Film at Martin Luther King, Jr., Memorial Library, 901 G St., NW, Washington, D.C. Call (202) 727-0321 to find out what’s playing.
  • 6:30pm: “Situation Rooms.” A documentary theater experience. Individual stories of war will play in separate rooms, through which the audience will be ushered, at the Goethe-Institut, 812 7th St., NW, Washington, D.C. Watch the trailer.
  • 8pm: “Giant from the Unknown” (1958). An overgrown zombie terrorizes a mountain village. Hosted by the Washington Psychotronic Films Society at McFadden’s, 2401 Pennsylvania Ave., NW, Washington, D.C.
  • 8:30pm: “White Heat” (1949). James Cagney plays a psychotic who leads a heist after a jailbreak. Playing at American City Diner, 5532 Connecticut Ave. NW, Washington, D.C.

Tuesday:

  • 2pm: “Moneyball” (2011). How numbers made the Oakland A’s a winning team. Part of the Fall Book to Movie series at Lamond-Riggs Library, 5401 South Dakota Ave., NE, Washington, D.C.
  • 6pm: “Casino Royale” (1967). An aging 007 comes out of retirement in this spy spoof. James Bond Film Festival at Shirlington Library, 4200 Campbell Ave., Arlington, Va.
  • 8:30pm: “Cat on a Hot Tin Roof” (1958). An injured ex-football player would rather drink than let his wife love him. Playing at American City Diner, 5532 Connecticut Ave. NW, Washington, D.C.
  • Sunset: “Midnight in Paris“(2011). A screenwriter finds himself transported to the past after dark. Movies on the Lane at Redwood Restaurant and Bar, 7121 Bethesda Ln., Bethesda, Md.

Wednesday:

  • 5:30pm: “And Justice for All” (1979). A corrupt judge threatens a lawyer with disbarment unless he defends him against a rape charge. One of the first major motion pictures shot in Baltimore. It’s playing in the city’s Southeast Anchor Library, 3801 Eastern Ave.
  • 6pm: “Don’t Eat the Baby: Adventures at Post-Katrina Mardi Gras” (2007). How New Orleans banded together after the storm and flood of the century. Playing at Francis A. Gregory Library, 3660 Alabama Ave., SE, Washington, D.C.
  • 7pm: “Free Angela and All Political Prisoners” (2012). A documentary about radical activist Angela Davis. Playing at the Natural History Museum’s Baird Auditorium, 10th St. and Constitution Ave., NW, Washington, D.C.
  • 8:30pm: “The Rainmaker” (1997). A young lawyer goes after the insurance industry. Playing at American City Diner, 5532 Connecticut Ave. NW, Washington, D.C.

Thursday:

  • 3pm: “About Time” (2013). A man with the ability to time-travel keeps going back to his moment of love at first sight, to get it right. Movies About Time at Columbia Pike Library, 816 S. Walter Reed Dr., Arlington, Va.
  • 3:30pm: a Roald Dahl moviethon: “James and the Giant Peach” (1996), “The BFG” (1989) and “Matilda” (1996). Playing at Deanwood Library, 1350 49th St., NE, Washington, D.C.
  • 6pm: “The LEGO Movie” (2014). Playing again at Pajama Movie Night at Tenley-Friendship Library, 4450 Wisconsin Ave., NW, Washington, D.C.
  • 6:30pm: “Finding Nemo” (2003). A neurotic clownfish loses his son. Playing at Howard County’s Central Library, 10375 Little Patuxent Pkwy., Columbia, Md.
  • 6:30pm: “The Land Before Time” (1988). The dinosaur cartoon that started the franchise. Family Movies at Miller Library, 9421 Frederick Rd., Ellicott City, Md.
  • 6:30pm: A tribute to the late Robin Williams at West End Library, 2522 Virginia Ave., NW, Washington, D.C. Call (202) 724-8707 for details.
  • 6:30pm: “The Grand Budapest Hotel” (2014). Wes Anderson’s comedy about a concierge framed for murder. Playing at Alexandria’s Burke Library, 4701 Seminary Rd.
  • 6:30pm: Blockbuster Thursday at Beatley Central Library, 5005 Duke St, Alexandria, Va. Call (703) 746-1751 for details.
  • 7pm: “Words and Pictures” (2013). A rumpled literature teacher and a beautiful new art teacher form a rivalry at their school. New Release Cinema at East Columbia Library, 6600 Cradlerock Way, Columbia, Md.
  • 7:30pm: “Avatar” (2009). A Marine on a secret mission struggles to follow orders on an endangered and beautiful world. Movies @ The Mill, 909 S. Dinwiddie St., Arlington, Va.
  • 7:30pm: “Jumpin’ Jack Flash” (1986). A bank employee answers a mysterious online message and finds herself roped into an international conspiracy. Playing at the Library of Congress Packard Theater, 19053 Mount Pony Rd., Culpeper, Va.
  • 8:30pm: “A Streetcar Named Desire” (1951). The Tennessee Williams classic about an impassioned woman and her brutish brother-in-law. Playing at American City Diner, 5532 Connecticut Ave. NW, Washington, D.C.

Friday:

  • 11am: H.O.P.E. Theater: Helping Our People Engage, at Anacostia Library, 1800 Good Hope Rd., SE, Washington, D.C. Call (202) 715-7707 or -7708 for details.
  • 12pm: “The African Queen” (1951). A prim missionary persuades a drunken boatman to get more involved in the Great War that’s coming. Senior Movie Series at Davis Library, 6400 Democracy Blvd., Bethesda, Md.
  • 2pm: “The LEGO Movie” (2014). Family Movies at Miller Library, 9421 Frederick Rd., Ellicott City, Md.
  • 4pm: a Friday film at Mt. Pleasant Library, 3160 16th St., NW, Washington, D.C.
  • 7pm: “The Corporation.” A documentary that asks what kind of a person a corporation can be, if corporations are indeed people. Meaningful Movies – Olney, 3300 Olney Sandy Spring Rd., Olney, Md.
  • 7pm: Ten Forward Happy Hour at the Black Cat. Tonight’s episode of “Star Trek: The Next Generation”: “Haven,” from season 1. 1811 14th St., NW, Washington, D.C.
  • 7pm: “The Music Lovers” (1970). Richard Chamberlain stars as a tormented Tchaikovsky. Part of the “Directed by Ken Russell” series at the Library of Congress Mary Pickford Theater, 101 Independence Ave., SE, Washington, D.C.
  • 7:30pm: “D.C. Cab” (1983). The misadventures of a ragtag group of taxi drivers in the nation’s capital. Part of Hollywood on the Potomac at Hill Center at the Old Naval Hospital, 921 Pennsylvania Ave., SE, Washington, D.C. Register here.
  • 7:30pm: “The Hunt for Red October” (1990). A Russian nuclear submarine crew tries to defect to the United States. Playing at the Library of Congress Packard Theater, 19053 Mount Pony Rd., Culpeper, Va.
  • 8:30pm: “Muppets Most Wanted” (2014). Kermit is mistaken for a criminal mastermind. Playing at the Columbia Lakefront Summer Festival, 10221 Wincopin Cir., Columbia, Md.
  • 8:30pm: “Cape Fear” (1962). An ex-con torments the family of the lawyer who put him in jail. Playing at American City Diner, 5532 Connecticut Ave. NW, Washington, D.C.
  • Sunset: “The LEGO Movie” (2014). The finale of Movies on the Green, 11 Spring Farm Dr., Lovettsville, Va.
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