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.

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