New and Noteworthy
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.
A dramatic thriller set against the backdrop of a series of historic events, BRIDGE OF SPIES tells the story of James Donovan (Tom Hanks), a Brooklyn lawyer who finds himself thrust into the center of the Cold War when the CIA sends him on the near-impossible task to negotiate the release of a captured American U-2 pilot.
Wed, Nov 25 at 8PM
Yaki and Shaul are two teenage brothers who share a strong, almost telepathic connection. Their family is suffering from an overgrowing debt which has led to a deep depression of their father. The brothers feel that they can’t just stand on the sidelines while their family falls apart. With Yaki’s enlistment to the army, they find the power to act.
Wed, Dec 2 at 8PM
Celebrate the holiday season with your little ones at the Avalon during our winter holiday concert featuring Marsha & the Positrons! Marsha and the Positrons is led by local DC singer/songwriter Marsha Goodman-Wood, who has performed at the Kennedy Center Millennium Stage, the National Children’s Museum and Port Discovery Children’s Museum in Baltimore. She plays regularly at venues in the DC/MD/VA area that offer family entertainment, as well as libraries, schools, fairs and festivals. Her concerts are fun, playful, and educational — and entertaining for adults as well as kids!
Wed, Dec 2 at 8:00PM
WELCOME TO LEITH is a feature documentary chronicling the attempted takeover of a small town in North Dakota by notorious white supremacist Craig Cobb. As his behavior becomes more threatening, tensions soar, and the residents desperately look for ways to expel their unwanted neighbor. With incredible access to both long time residents of Leith and white supremacists, the film examines a small community in the plains struggling for sovereignty against an extremist vision.
Wed, Dec 9 at 8:00PM
Hoping for change, Ema (Jana Plodková) leaves her family and womanizing husband. She hides at the apartment of her gay hairdresser Tony (Ondrej Nosálek), whom she barely knows. They are merely two strangers connected by their mutual effort to escape from their families. Their liberating friendship teeters on becoming a love affair. This “love story” centers on two people and their attempts to escape the trap of their own desires of belonging to somebody.