AFI Silver Theatre and Cultural Center Series & Events
Sept. 18–Oct. 2, 2019.
Now in its fourth year, Art House Theater Day celebrates the legacy of independent theaters as advocates for cinema arts. In an age where media has become more digital than tangible and more solitary than social, art house theaters remain the physical spaces where film lovers congregate and connect with intrepid, creative filmmaking. They are the beating heart for new and exciting cinema that is shaping the future of the medium.
In recent decades, a colorful constellation of art houses has emerged across the globe. This creative movement has nurtured a flourishing ecosystem of adventurous audiences, independent productions and an incredible diversity of original filmmaking. Art House Theater Day is a worldwide celebration in honor of this movement, a day to celebrate cinemas that stand the test of time and the tremendous film culture that art house theaters promote. For more information on programs happening across the country, visit arthousetheaterday.org
Oct. 5–Nov. 2.
A collaborative series taking place at venues across the DC area, Films Across Borders: Stories of Water presents critically acclaimed films, artistic presentations and virtual reality experiences from around the world, bringing together diverse cinematic stories about our relationship with water: how we are drawn to it, how we use it and how this precious resource shapes human society and our daily lives. For a full list of screenings at all partner venues, see filmsacrossborders.org.
Co-presented with American University, National Gallery of Art, National Geographic, DC Environmental Film Festival, The Nature Conservancy MD/DC, Anacostia Riverkeeper, European Union Delegation to the United States, Cultural Services of French Embassy, SPAIN arts & culture, Mexican Cultural Institute, Austrian Cultural Forum, Embassy of Sweden, Goethe-Institut Washington, Embassy of Japan, Embassy of Switzerland, Immigration Film Fest, DC LaborFest, National Museum of Women in the Arts, Vital Voices Global Partnership, We Are Water Foundation and Women in Film and Video of Washington D.C.
Oct 2019. More films coming; full schedule to be announced soon!
Oct. 11–24, 2019. Year in and year out, Eddie Muller and the Film Noir Foundation team deliver an impeccably curated selection of films noir, combining canonical classics with wonderful rarities ripe for rediscovery. This year's edition combines a selection of titles featured earlier this year at Noir City's flagship festival in San Francisco at the Castro Theatre, with five canonical 1944 releases — among them, the films that French film critic Nino Frank first used the term "film noir" to describe — all celebrating their 75th anniversaries this year.
Select screenings will be introduced by film historian Foster Hirsch and TCM host Eddie Muller.
Save BIG with the Noir City Pass, which grants admission to every program in the series, NO TICKETS NEEDED. Click "Gifts & Passes" at the top of this page to purchase.
$10 One-Day Sale Fri, Sept 27!
On Friday, Sept. 27, tickets for all films in the Festival are just $10, from 10:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m. You MUST be a Silver Rewards participant and be logged into your account to take advantage of the sale. Not a Silver Rewards participant? It's free to join! Click "Silver Rewards" at the top of this page.
An ongoing slate of limited engagements, updated weekly.
Oct 3-6, 2019. Now in its 14th year, the Spooky Movie International Horror Film Festival has grown into one of the largest annual events for horror fans in the Washington DC-Maryland-Virginia area — and is the region's only dedicated genre film festival. Highlights from this year's terrifying lineup include DEPRAVED — a modern take on FRANKENSTEIN; Japanese zombie movie sensation ONE CUT OF THE DEAD; ALIEN documentary MEMORY: THE ORIGINS OF ALIEN, which premiered at the Sundance Film Festival; DANIEL ISN'T REAL, winner of the Best Director award at the 2019 Bucheon International Fantastic Film Festival; and home-invasion thriller VILLAINS, starring Bill Skarsgård, Maika Monroe, Jeffrey Donovan and Emmy® Award winner Kyra Sedgwick.
Scare up the biggest savings with the Spooky Movie All-Fest Pass! NO TICKETS NEEDED. The All-Access Pass provides admission for one to every screening in the festival. To purchase, click on "Gifts & Passes" at the top right of this page! After purchasing, pick up your pass at the AFI Silver box office starting Oct 3.