Adams Morgan Movie Nights. Eighties movies and black-andwhite classics are screened at this local park, which provides a natural amphitheater effect with seats built into the hillside. Movies begin 30 minutes after sundown. At Marie Reed Learning Center, soccer field. Through June 16.
American Experiments in Narrative: 2000-2015. The series looks at independent artist-made cinema, including found-footage works, hand-crafted animations, hybrids of fiction and documentary, and live-action features. At the National Gallery of Art, Ground Floor Lecture Hall. Through June 13.
Our City Festival. A celebration of D.C. culture and creativity through film, music and literature. At Goethe-Institut.
Salad Days: A Decade of Punk in Washington, D.C. (1980-90). Bad Brains, Minor Threat and Fugazi. These are a few of the many D.C. bands featured in this documentary about their dominance in the punk music scene and their freedom from record label constraints or mainstream media scrutiny. At AFI Silver Theatre. Through June 11.
Steve Martin: AFI Life Achievement Award Retrospective. A retrospective of films featuring Martin, who recently received the 43rd AFI Life Achievement Award at a gala tribute in Los Angeles. At AFI Silver Theatre. Through June 16. Takoma Park JazzFest Films. Presented in conjunction with the Takoma Park JazzFest, which is celebrating its 20th anniversary. Film highlights include “Whiplash” and “Keep on Keepin’ On.” At AFI Silver Theatre.
The Suburban Trilogy. Three interrelated short films about the emergence of postwar American suburban culture by filmmaker Abigail Child. At the National Gallery of Art, Ground Floor Lecture Hall. 8 Music Films. Musical styles get the film treatment in this series by German directors. Films include “Villalobos,” about electronic music and club culture, and “Full Metal Village,” a comedic look at heavy metal. At Goethe-Institut. Through June 22. 11 BuddhaFest. The “Festival for Heart and Mind” features films, talks, meditation and music. At Spectrum Theatre at Artisphere. Through June 14. 11 Romantic Warriors III: Canterbury Tales. The documentary chronicles the history and development of the Canterbury Scene, a sub-genre of progressive rock. At Takoma Park Community Center. 12 Jurassic World. A genetically engineered beast is introduced at a theme park and wreaks predictable havoc. 12 Me and Earl and the Dying Girl. This Sundance favorite, which took home both the Grand Jury Prize and the audience award, follows the bittersweet friendship between a high-school oddball (Thomas Mann) and a classmate with leukemia (Olivia Cooke). 13 Phantom Limb and A Horse Is Not a Metaphor. In “Phantom Limb,” Jay Rosenblatt creates a portrait of the death of his brother, arranged in stages of grief. The film is followed by Barbara Hammer’s film about her struggle to recover from ovarian cancer. At the National Gallery of Art, Ground Floor Lecture Hall. 13 Richard Wright’s Black Tie Gala Film Festival. Screenings of independent, student-produced films, as well as live musical performances. Highlights include an appearance by the musical group Tony Toni Toné. At Warner Theatre. 14 Lake Anne’s Summer Film
Festival. A free outdoor festival in Northern Virginia. This year’s roster includes “My Big Fat Greek Wedding” and “West Side Story.” At Lake Anne Plaza. Through Aug. 30.
17 AFI Docs Film Festival. A five-day international documentary film festival that connects audiences, filmmakers and policy leaders. At AFI Silver Theatre. Through June 21. 17 Alice Walker, Beauty in Truth. Pratibha Palmer’s documentary examines Pulitzer Prize-winning author and gay activist Alice Walker’s life through personal anecdotes and passages from her novel “The Color Purple.” At Anacostia Community Museum.
19 Dope. The college aspirations of a poor but high-achieving teen (Shameik Moore) from Inglewood, Calif., take a comic detour when drugs enter the picture.
19 Inside Out. Amy Poehler, Mindy Kaling, Bill Hader and Lewis Black voice some of the emotions rattling around inside the head of an 11-year-old girl in this animated comedy from Pixar. 19 The Wolfpack. The six Angulo brothers have spent their lives locked away from society in an apartment on Manhattan’s Lower East Side, home-schooled and without other acquaintances. The power dynamic soon changes when one of the brothers escapes home, and the rest of the boys begin to dream of venturing out. 19 Cinema Under the Stars: Grease. A celebration of the ’50s with a singalong of “Grease: The Musical.” At Workhouse Arts Center. 20 American Originals Now:
Barbara Hammer. A selection of work by the leader of the queer cinema genre. The series kicks off with Hammer’s visit and a presentation of her newer works, “Maya Deren’s Sink” and “Generations.” At the National Gallery of Art, Ground Floor Lecture Hall. Through June 28. 26 A Little Chaos. During the reign of King Louis XIV (Alan Rickman), a talented landscape designer (Kate Winslet) becomes romantically entangled with the court’s renowned landscape artist. 26 Big Game. When Air Force One is shot down over Finland by terrorists, a 13-year-old boy (Onni Tommila) comes to the rescue of the U.S. president (Samuel L. Jackson). 26 Infinitely Polar Bear. In the semi-autobiographical tale from writer-director Maya Forbes, Mark Ruffalo plays a bipolar father struggling to raise two daughters when his wife (Zoe Saldana) goes to graduate school. 26 Max. Military dog Max serves on the front lines in Afghanistan alongside his handler, U.S. Marine Kyle Wincott. But when Kyle is mortally wounded, Max is unable to remain in service and gets shipped stateside, finding a new home and owner in Kyle’s teenage brother, Justin. 26 Ted 2. The trash-talking teddy bear (voiced by director and cowriter Seth MacFarlane) returns, going to court to prove his humanity in this sequel to the raunchy 2012 comedy.
26 The Overnight. Alex, Emily and their son, R.J., are new to Los Angeles. A chance meeting at a park introduces them to a mysterious couple who invite them to their home for a different kind of agenda. 27 Looking for Langston. The art film noir uses a 1920s Harlem speakeasy and the poetry of Langston Hughes, Essex Hemphill, Alain Locke, James Baldwin and Bruce Nugent as a backdrop to examine the art themes that ran parallel within the gay literati of the Harlem Renaissance. At Anacostia Community Museum.
TBD Jimmy’s Hall. At the height of the Depression, Jimmy returns to Ireland to look after his mother and vows to live the quiet life. He instead reopens a center for young people despite his community’s disapproval and slowly becomes impassioned to share his more radical political ideas.
1 Magic Mike XXL. Channing Tatum’s title character reunites with his stripper pals from the 2012 hit, inspired by Tatum’s real-life past as an exotic dancer. With Matt Bomer. 1 Terminator: Genisys. The fifth big-screen outing in the seemingly indestructible Arnold Schwarzenegger sci-fi franchise about killer robots introduces a wrinkle in the fabric of the timetraveling tale, which jumps from 1984 to 2029 (and in between). 2 Keepin It Real: ’90s Cinema Now. A selection of films from a decade marked by the influence of new wave of American independent cinema, Hollywood’s auteur action directors and international cinema. At AFI Silver Theatre. Through Sept. 18. 3 31/ Minutes, Ten Bullets follows
2 the journey of a 2012 Black Friday murder in Florida. Directed by Marc Silver. At Angelika Film Center. 3 Ingrid Bergman Centennial. The draft schedule kicks off with “Casablanca” and continues with a wide range of the actress’s Swedish
films. At AFI Silver Theatre. Through Sept. 15. 5 Albert Maysles Retrospective. Films by the late documentary filmmaker known for founding the influential “direct cinema” movement. At the National Gallery of Art, Ground Floor Lecture Hall. Through Aug. 2. 6 Blochin: The Living and the Dead. The thriller miniseries takes place in Berlin’s criminal underworld through the eyes of Blochin, a homicide detective with a dark past. At Goethe-Institut. Through July 20. 10 10,000KM. From award-winning director Carlos Marques-Marcet comes a love story about the challenges of a long-distance relationship in two distant cities — Los Angeles and Barcelona — and the role of technology in keeping the romance alive. 10 Amy. The story of the late sixtime Grammy winner Amy Winehouse is told in her own words using archival footage and previously unheard tracks. 10 Batkid Begins. The world came together to grant one 5-year-old cancer patient his wish to be Batman for a day. This documentary looks at the “why” of this flash phenomenon and the intense outpouring of support for one child. 10 Minions. The lovable henchmen (hench-creatures?) from the “Despicable Me” movies get their own prequel, an animated comedy featuring a new supervillain (voiced by Sandra Bullock). 10 Self/less. A scientist (Matthew Goode) offers the prospect of immortality to a billionaire with cancer (Ben Kingsley), agreeing to transplant the dying man’s consciousness into a healthy body (Ryan Reynolds). But the dying man finds the new body occupied. 10 Strangerland. A couple’s children vanish in a dust storm in a remote desert town. Starring Nicole Kidman and Joseph Fiennes. 10 The Gallows. This low-budget fright-fest in the found-footage genre centers on teenagers who put on a play 20 years after one production of the show in which its star was killed. 17 Ant-Man. The screenplay (writtern by Adam McKay and Paul Rudd) is based on the Marvel comic books about an insect-size superhero (Rudd). 17 Mr. Holmes. Set in 1947, an aging Sherlock Holmes returns from a journey to Japan to face the end of his days. He has only the company of his housekeeper and her young son, Roger, who befriends the detective and becomes instrumental in resolving an unsolved case.
17 Trainwreck. In her first bigscreen starring role, Amy Schumer is a happy-go-lucky commitmentphobe who discovers, to her chagrin, that she is falling for Mr. Right (Bill Hader). Judd Apatow directed, from a script by Schumer. 17 Alexandria Comcast Outdoor Film Festival. Two nights of familyfriendly movies outdoors with the Potomac River as the backdrop. At Alexandria Waterfront Park. Through July 18. 24 Irrational Man. Like clockwork, Woody Allen has released at least one new film every year since 1982. His 46th offering explores a relationship between a college professor (Joaquin Phoenix) and one of his students (Emma Stone). 24 Paper Towns. Nat Wolff and Cara Delevingne, a British supermodel, star in an adaptation of a YA novel by John Green (“The Fault in Our Stars”) about a boy whose crush disappears. 24 Pixels. Old-school gamers do battle with aliens who have devised weapons in the form of Pac-Man and other antique video game characters in this sci-fi comedy. With Adam Sandler and Kevin James. 24 Southpaw. Jake Gyllenhaal’s troubled, musclebound boxer in director Antoine Fuqua’s drama is a widower struggling to regain custody of his daughter. 26 The Age of Love. The documentary follows the humorous and poignant adventures of 30 older adults in Rochester, N.Y., who sign up for a first-of-its-kind speeddating event exclusively for the elderly. At Jewish Community Center of Northern Virginia. 29 Vacation. The fifth installment of “National Lampoon’s Vacation” series features a family on a crosscountry trip back to an amusement park called Walley World. 31 Mission: Impossible — Rogue Nation. When his spy organization disbands, superagent Ethan Hunt (Tom Cruise) and his IMF teammates go freelance to defeat a syndicate of international supervillains in this film by Christopher McQuarrie. 31 The Bronze. Hope Ann Greggory (Melissa Rauch) was America’s sweetheart a decade ago, helping the U.S. team win a bronze medal at a prestigious gymnastics tournament despite a ruptured Achilles’. But in the years since that epic victory, she hasn’t done much with her life. An unexpected job opportunity presents itself with the possibility of reinventing herself and inspiring a young gymnast. 31 The Gift. Joel Edgerton makes his directorial debut with a psychological thriller about a married couple (Jason Bateman and Rebecca Hall) whose life is upended by the appearance of an old friend (Edgerton) with secrets from the husband’s past. 31 The Look of Silence. Joshua Oppenheimer presents his sequel to “The Act of Killing” about perpetrators of the Indonesian genocide. A family of survivors discovers how their son was murdered and seek to confront the men who killed him.
TBD Dark Places. Based on the second novel by Gillian Flynn (“Gone Girl”), the thriller stars Charlize Theron as a woman who witnessed and survived her family’s murder when she was a little girl. Now grown, she is pursued by a group of amateur sleuths.
TBD Grandma. Paul Weitz reunites with Lily Tomlin, who stole the spotlight in the director’s 2013 “Admission,” for a comedy about a lovable crank who helps her teenage granddaughter get an abortion. TBD The Diary of a Teenage Girl. The buzz out of Sundance was strong for this coming-of-age drama about a girl’s affair with her mother’s boyfriend, based on Phoebe Gloeckner’s acclaimed 2002 graphic novel.
TBD The End of the Tour. Based on Rolling Stone writer David Lipsky’s 1996 interviews with David Foster Wallace, this literary road movie premiered to glowing reviews at this year’s Sundance Film Festival. 7 Best of Enemies. Television news changed forever in 1968 when a flailing ABC hired two public intellectuals to debate on live TV. William F. Buckley Jr., a leader of the new conservative movement, was pitted against Gore Vidal, a Democrat and cousin to Jackie Onassis, for an unscripted, raw debate. 7 Fantastic Four. Hollywood reimagines the origin story of the four action heroes as they deal with the burden of possessing superpowers. 7 Masterminds. Zach Galifianakis and Kristen Wiig play larcenous yokels in a crime caper (inspired by a real 1997 heist) from “Napoleon Dynamite” director Jared Hess. 7 Ricki and the Flash. Jonathan Demme (“Rachel Getting Married”) directs a script by Diablo Cody (“Juno”) about a middle-aged rock singer (Meryl Streep) trying to reconnect with the daughter she left behind, played by Streep’s real-life daughter (Mamie Gummer). 7 Shaun the Sheep Movie. When Shaun takes the day off, he gets a little more action than he bargained for with a mix-up with a farmer, a caravan and a very steep hill. 8 Titanus Presents. The Italian production and distribution house Titanus is still a leader in the industry after getting its start a century ago. This retrospective celebrates that era with films ranging from comedy and melodrama to high art. At the National Gallery of Art, Ground Floor Lecture Hall. Through Sept. 27.
12 Underground Railroad, The William Still Story. The 2012 PBS docudrama examines the life of a Philadelphia clerk who risked his life to shepherd runaway slaves to freedom. At Anacostia Community Museum. 14 The Man From U.N.C.L.E. Henry Cavill and Armie Hammer play unlikely allies — an American and a Soviet spy — in this Cold Warera adventure based on the 1960s TV series. Directed by Guy Ritchie. 14 Meet the Patels. Unlucky in love, a first-generation Indian American gives his more traditional parents free rein to his online dating accounts.
14 Straight Outta Compton. Former N.W.A. members Ice Cube and Dr. Dre produced this biographical drama about the rise of the seminal gangster-rap group, which, stars Ice Cube’s son, O’Shea Jackson Jr., as his father. 14 Underdogs. Oscar-winning Argentine director Juan José Campanella (“The Secret in Their Eyes”) turns to animation in this fantasy about foosball players coming to life. 21 American Ultra. A stoner and his girlfriend’s small-town existence is disrupted when his past comes back to haunt him in the form of a government operation. With Kristen Stewart and Jesse Eisenberg. 21 Learning to Drive. A coming of (middle) age comedy about a mismatched pair who help each other overcome life’s adversities. With Patricia Clarkson and Ben Kingsley. 21 Sinister 2. In this horror sequel, a new family gets terrorized by Bagul, the bogeyman from the first film who feeds on children’s souls. 21We Come as Friends. Set in the heart of war-ravaged South Sudan, documentary filmmaker Hubert Sauper (“Darwin’s Nightmare”) uses a homemade prop plane to capture Sudanese life featuring local Chinese oil workers, U.N. peacekeepers, Sudanese warlords and American evangelists. 21 Comcast Outdoor Film Festival 2015. The outdoor film festival with carnival games and food trucks also features a ninestory, 52-foot wide inflatable movie screen playing “How to Train Your Dragon 2,” “Interstellar and “Guardians of the Galaxy.” At Montgomery County Board of Education lawn. Rockville. Through Aug. 23.
22 Soul of a Man. Director Wim Wenders’s 2003 Emmy-winning documentary explores the musical careers of blues musicians Skip James, Blind Willie Johnson and J. B. Lenoir. At Anacostia Community Museum.
28 Hitman: Agent 47. After the boxoffice success (but critical failure) of the 2007 film based on the “Hitman” video game, a fresh director (Aleksander Bach) tries his hand at adapting the adventures of a genetically engineered assassin (Rupert Friend, replacing Paul Walker, who died before shooting began).
28 Regression. Ethan Hawke and Emma Watson star in this suspense thriller by Alejandro Amenabar.
28 We Are Your Friends. Zac Efron stars as a young DJ struggling in the electronic dance music scene. He befriends an older DJ in the industry but becomes romantically involved with the man’s daughter.
“Towpath Joe,” a look at the life of Joe Hage, a musical ambassador for the Potomac River, screens Sunday at the Our City Festival.
In Judd Apatow’s “Trainwreck,” opening July 17, Amy Schumer is a hard-living, monogamy-doubting writer whose mind begins to develop a second track after she meets a doctor (Bill Hader).