Showing Today Tue, May 24

New and Noteworthy

A Hologram for the King
Senior Cinema Thursday
Now Playing

Cultures collide when an American businessman (Tom Hanks) is sent to Saudi Arabia to close what he hopes will be the deal of a lifetime. Baffled by local customs and stymied by an opaque bureaucracy, he eventually finds his footing with the help of a wise-cracking taxi driver (Alexander Black) and a beautiful Saudi doctor (Sarita Choudhury).

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The Meddler
Now Playing

Starring Susan Sarandon. Widow Marnie Minervini (Sarandon) has happily relocated from New Jersey to Los Angeles to be near her daughter Lori (Rose Byrne), a successful (but still single) screenwriter, and smother her with motherly love. But when the unsolicited advice forces Lori to draw strict personal boundaries, Marnie finds ways to channel her eternal optimism and forceful generosity to change the lives of others – as well as her own – and find a new purpose in life.

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Miles Ahead
Starring Don Cheadle
Now Playing

MILES AHEAD is a no-holds-barred portrait of a singular artist in crisis. In the midst of a dazzling career at the forefront of modern jazz innovation, Miles Davis (Don Cheadle) virtually disappears from public view in the late 1970s. Alone in his home, he is beset by chronic pain, his musical voice numbed, his mind haunted by unsettling ghosts from the past. A wily music reporter (Ewan McGregor) forces his way into Davis’ house. Over the next couple of days, the two men embark on a sometimes harrowing adventure to recover a stolen tape of the musician’s latest compositions.

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Song of the Siren
One Show Only!
Wed, May 25 at 8PM
Reel Israel DC

On the eve of the Gulf War, Talila Katz, a smart, sexy Tel Aviv advertising executive, dumps her self-centered boyfriend, Ofer, and pursues the sweet but emotionally remote hunk Noah. Though air-raid sirens resound all around her, Talila, 32, is preoccupied with winning Noah’s love. But as her parents squabble and her sister endures an unfaithful husband, Talila faces the question of aloneness. As neighbors and friends don gas masks in sealed rooms, Talila is consumed with matters of the heart.

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Adventures in Space: Exploring the Cosmos in Sci-Fi Cinema
Jun 7, Jun 14, Jun 21
Film Studies

Science fiction in popular culture has flourished since the beginning of the Industrial Revolution as a means to reflect on the implications of technological change as well as a way to imagine the future. In this 3-part series, University of...

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Chasing 50
One Show Only!
Wed, Jun 8 at 8PM
Lions of Czech Film

Set in the beautiful snowy Krkonoše Mountains, CHASING 50 centers around the Three Kings 50 km Cross-Country Ski Race. Pavka is the oldest living member of the traditional cross-country skiing Bulan family. His son Jura worries him. Instead of the skiing race, he is interested in a totally different 50 — seducing mature women. In a world of mountain lodges, an avalanche of events and memories ensues. Delve into this directorial debut filled with original music and comedy.

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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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