The Washington Post Sunday - - SUMMER ARTS PREVIEW - Crit­ics’ rec­om­men­da­tions are in­di­cated by ar­rows. Ac­cess our in­ter­ac­tive list­ings to find the lat­est show­times, venue in­for­ma­tion and more events at wash­ing­ton­­gout­guide.

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).

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