Showing Today Sat, Feb 6

New and Noteworthy

Trumbo
Now Playing

Academy Award Nominee – Best Actor (Bryan Cranston)
In 1947, Dalton Trumbo was Hollywood’s top screenwriter until he and other artists were jailed and blacklisted for their political beliefs. Inspired by these true events, TRUMBO (directed by Jay Roach) recounts how Dalton (Bryan Cranston) used words and wit to win two Academy Awards and expose the absurdity and injustice of the blacklist, which entangled everyone from gossip columnist Hedda Hopper (Helen Mirren) to John Wayne, Kirk Douglas and Otto Preminger.

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Anomalisa
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Academy Award Nominee – Best Animated Feature
From the brilliant minds of Charlie Kaufman (BEING JOHN MALKOVICH; SYNECDOCHE, NEW YORK) and Duke Johnson (MARRYING GOD) comes the stop-motion animation wonder ANOMALISA. Michael Stone is a man crippled by the mundanity of his life. On a business trip to Cincinnati, he is amazed to discover a possible escape in the form of Lisa, who may or may not be the love of his life.

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Brooklyn
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BROOKLYN tells the profoundly moving story of Eilis Lacey (Saoirse Ronan), a young Irish immigrant navigating her way through 1950s Brooklyn. Eilis departs Ireland and the comfort of her mother’s home for the shores of New York City. The initial shackles of homesickness quickly diminish as a fresh romance sweeps Eilis into the intoxicating charm of love. But soon, her new vivacity is disrupted by her past, and Eilis must choose between two countries.

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Where to Invade Next
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Academy Award®-winning director Michael Moore is back with WHERE TO INVADE NEXT: a provocative and hilarious comedy in which Moore will stop at nothing to figure out how to actually make America great again. The creator of FAHRENHEIT 9/11 and BOWLING FOR COLUMBINE has returned with an epic movie that’s unlike anything he has done before—an eye-opening call to arms to capture the American Dream and restore it in, of all places, America.

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The Great Zucchini
One Show Only!
Sat, Feb 6 at 10AM
Weekend Family Matinee

The Great Zucchini is back! Washington’s funniest and most magical entertainer is taking over the Avalon for another colorful show where every kid is the star. The wonder of magic, silliness of comedy, and interactive nature of The Great Zucchini’s performance keeps children on the edge of their seats and guarantees laughter.

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Life is Life
One Show Only!
Wed, Feb 10 at 8PM
Lions of Czech Film

A record-breaking box office hit comedy in the Czech Republic, LIFE IS LIFE portrays an average Czech family tackling their day to day problems. The shy, middle-aged policeman František (Veteran actor Ondřej Vetchý) wants to see his daughters coupled with capable, successful men, but they have a knack for finding just the opposite. He tries to come to terms with their unfortunate choice of partners, with a heavy reliance on fantasy.

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The Peanuts Movie
One Show Only!
Sat, Feb 13 at 10AM
Weekend Family Matinee

Charlie Brown, Snoopy, Lucy, Linus and the rest of the beloved “Peanuts” gang make their big-screen debut, like they’ve never been seen before. Snoopy, the world’s most lovable beagle—and flying ace—embarks upon his greatest mission as he takes to the skies to pursue his arch-nemesis The Red Baron, while his best pal, Charlie Brown, begins his own epic quest.

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Hitchcock/Truffaut
One Show Only!
Wed, Feb 17 at 8PM
French Cinémathèque

In 1962 Hitchcock and Truffaut locked themselves away in Hollywood for a week to excavate the secrets behind the mise-en-scène in cinema. Based on the original recordings of this meeting—used to produce the mythical book Hitchcock/Truffaut—this film illustrates the greatest cinema lesson of all time, featuring interviews with Martin Scorsese, David Fincher, Arnaud Desplechin, Kiyoshi Kurosawa, Wes Anderson, and more.

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The RTTs
One Show Only!
Sat, Feb 20 at 10AM
Weekend Family Matinee

Avalon favorite the RTTs (also known as the Rhodes Tavern Troubadours) bring their toe-tapping, award-winning, original roots rock back this winter! The whole family will want to dance along as they play hits like “Snack Time” and “Turn it Up, Mommy.”

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Blue Sky Puppet Theatre
One Show Only!
Sat, Feb 27 at 10AM
Weekend Family Matinee

Blue Sky Puppet Theatre is back at the Avalon this winter! Their new production “SuperPig!” will have kids and families laughing and learning, with audience participation and humor aimed at all ages. “SuperPig!” shares the story of  Chester, who dreams of having superhero powers, but learns what heroes really are when a friend helps him out of a bullying situation.

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Washington Jewish Film Festival: Compared to What?
One Show Only!
Tue, Mar 1 at 6:15pm
Special Event

A polarizing, revolutionary, effective and a most-singular figure in American politics, Barney Frank shaped the debate around progressive values and gay rights in the US Congress for over 40 years. A fresh and contemporary political drama with unparalleled access to one of Congress’ first openly gay Representatives, and easily one of the most captivating public figures in recent memory.

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Washington Jewish Film Festival: Dirty Wolves
One Show Only!
Tue, Mar 1 at 8:15pm
Special Event

In this WWII thriller imbued with notes of magical realism, Manuela works in the Wolfram (aka tungsten) mines in rural Galicia. A ruthless Nazi brigade, intent on harvesting the rare metal to feed the Third Reich’s war machine, has captured the mines. When Manuela’s sister helps a Jewish prisoner cross the border to Portugal, they are unwittingly forced into a desperate test, which puts their survival squarely at odds with their sense of justice.

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Washington Jewish Film Festival: Yona
One Show Only!
Wed, Mar 2 at 6:15pm
Special Event

Focusing on the early ‘60s, we witness a turbulent slice of famed Hebrew poet Yona Wallach’s life. She is just taking her first steps in the world of published poetry, battling for recognition in a chauvinistic, male-dominated and downright cynical environment. After her breakthrough, Yona—intent on testing her own limits—suffers a mental breakdown. The film centers on her struggle to resume writing and attain literary immortality, despite all odds and at great personal cost.

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Washington Jewish Film Festival: Blush
One Show Only!
Wed, Mar 2 at 8:45pm
Special Event

Seventeen-year-old Naama Barash enjoys drugs, alcohol and hanging out with like-minded friends. Her activities are an escape from a strained home life where her parents fight and her rebellious, army-enrolled sister wreaks havoc by dating a Palestinian before going AWOL altogether. As her parents fret about their older daughter’s disappearance, Naama meets a wild girl in school, and discovers the intoxicating rush of first love.

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Rainbow Rock Band
One Show Only!
Sat, Mar 5 at 10AM
Weekend Family Matinee

Are you ready to meet the rainbow? Join Rainbow Rock Band members, the Rainbow Lady (Kate Moran) and Mister Melody (Michael Mattice), as they entertain your little dudes with tunes, laughs and lots more! Winners of a Parents’ Choice Award for their debut CD, ‘Meet the Rainbow,’ this amazing team will have microphones and more for your little one to join in the fun! Don’t miss your shot to rock!

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I Am Bialik
One Show Only!
Wed, Mar 23 at 8PM
Reel Israel DC

I AM BIALIK follows the (mostly) true story of Aviv Talmor, a frustrated poet and literature teacher from Tel Aviv. After receiving a pitiable inheritance from his deceased father who never acknowledged him, Aviv decides to challenge it. While researching his family’s background, Aviv discovers a surprising bloodline to Hayim Nahman Bialik, Israel’s acclaimed national poet.

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Environmental Film Festival: Hadwin’s Judgement
One Show Only!
Sat, Mar 26 at 1PM
Tickets on sale soon
Special Event

Grant Hadwin was a logging engineer and expert woodsman who lived and worked in British Columbia’s remote and ancient forests. His job was to find and then remove the largest, oldest and most valuable trees. But the consequences of his expertise were becoming increasingly difficult to ignore. Unable to reconcile his love for the forest with the highly skilled part that he was playing in destroying it, he was driven to commit a strange and unprecedented crime, one that ran contrary to all he had come to hold sacred.

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Environmental Film Festival: Oddball and the Penguins
One Show Only!
Sat, Mar 26 at 10:30AM
Tickets on sale soon
Special Event

The true story about an eccentric Australia chicken farmer (Shane Jacobson) who, with the help of his granddaughter, trains his mischievous dog Oddball to protect a wild penguin sanctuary from fox attacks and in the process tries to reunite his family and save their seaside town. The cast of Oddball includes Shane Jacobson, Sarah Snook, nine-year-old Coco Jack Gillies (who also had a role in Mad Max: Fury Road), Offspring’s Richard Davies and funny men Dave Lawson and Frank Woodley.

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Admission: $12.00 Adults, $8.75 Matinee Shows, $9.25 Seniors (62+), $9.50 Students, $9.00 Children (12 & under) and Military, $7.75 Avalon Members, $6.75 Seniors who are Avalon Members.
Same rates apply to Wednesday Signature Series programs. Avalon Members must purchase their discounted tickets at the box office.

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