Sneak peek at the Silver

I’ve just returned from the Washington premiere of Terrence Malick’s “The New World” at the AFI Silver. The actual opening won’t be until Friday the 20th, but one of the great benefits of membership at AFI is advance screenings, so I got to soak up this incredible tone poem of a film a week early. The sold-out house seemed mesmerized during and dazed afterwards. It’s beautiful and elegiac scenes will haunt me for a long time.

I know several of us at DC Metblogs talk about how great AFI’s programs are, and I’d like to take this moment to hawk them again (even though they didn’t hire me last year, grrr… that’s ok, I’m still a member). AFI Silver rocks. I urge everyone to take advantage of the privilege of having the branch of such an institution in the DC area. Upcoming programs include a complete David Cronenberg retrospective (yes, even “The Brood”!) and a centennial celebration of the great Otto Preminger’s films.

Fantastic stuff, and not only for film buffs.

This post appeared in its original form at DC Metblogs

As one of the founding editors of We Love DC, Jenn’s passions are theater and cocktails. After two decades in the city, she’s loved every quirky, mundane, elegant, rude minute of her DC life. A proud advocate for DC’s talented drinks scene, she’s judged the Corcoran Gallery of Art’s ARTINI contest, the DC Rickey Month contest, the Jefferson Hotel’s Quill Cocktail competition, and is a founding member of LUPEC DC. A graduate of Catholic University’s drama program, she toured the country as a member of National Players, and has been both an actor and a costume designer before jumping the aisle to theater criticism. Writing for We Love DC restored her happiness after a life-threatening illness, and she’s grateful to you, dear readers. Send your suggestions to jenn (at) welovedc (dot) com and follow her on Twitter.

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