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Leviathan
(r) 140 min
in Russian with English subtitles
Now Playing

A modern day retelling of the Biblical story of Job set in contemporary Russia. Kolia lives in a small town near the Barents Sea, in North Russia. Vadim Sergeyich, the Mayor of the town, wants to take away his business, his house and his land. As Vadim Sergeyich starts being more aggressive, Kolia asks his best friend Dmitri, a lawyer from Moscow, to help him, unaware that this would change his life forever.

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Selma
(pg-13) 122 min
in English
Now Playing

SELMA is the story of a movement. The film chronicles the tumultuous three-month period in 1965, when Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. led a dangerous campaign to secure equal voting rights in the face of violent opposition. Director Ava DuVernays SELMA tells the real story of how the revered leader and visionary Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. (David Oyelowo) and his brothers and sisters in the movement prompted change that forever altered history.

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The Search for General Tso
(nr) 71 min
in English
Avalon Docs

This mouthwateringly entertaining film travels the globe to unravel a captivating culinary mystery. General Tso’s chicken is a staple of Chinese-American cooking, and a ubiquitous presence on restaurant menus across the country. But just who was General Tso? And how did his chicken become emblematic of an entire national cuisine? Director Ian Cheney (King Corn) journeys from Shanghai to New York to the American Midwest and beyond to uncover the origins of this iconic dish.

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One Show Only!
Wed, Feb 4 at 8PM
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Blue Sky Puppet Theatre
(nr) 60 min
in English
Weekend Family Matinee

For over 40 years Blue Sky Puppet Theatre has brought excellence in theatre, art, education and fun to audiences all along the east coast. Their show “The Three (Not So Little) Pigs,” explores sibling rivalry and cooperation, incorporating audience participation and humor aimed at all ages.

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One Show Only!
Sat, Feb 7 at 10AM
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Clownwise
(nr) 120 min
in Czech with English subtitles
Lions of Czech Film

The beautifully shot dark comedy CLOWNWISE (Klauni) tells an emotional story of love and forgiveness. Oskar, Max, and Victor, once a superstar clown trio called The Busters, split over a heartbreaking disagreement. The trio’s performances personified freedom as the strains of communism weighed heavily upon the nation. After thirty years in exile, Oskar returns to Prague where an unavoidable confrontation ensues with his old pals from the past.

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One Show Only!
Wed, Feb 11 at 8PM
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The Great Zucchini with Charlie & Checkers
(nr) 60 min
in English
Weekend Family Matinee

It’s time for The Great Zucchini to take over The Avalon once again! And he’s bringing in New York’s Charlie & Checkers for their first DC appearance ever! Don’t miss this very special performance from some of the biggest children’s entertainers on the east coast.

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One Show Only!
Sat, Feb 14 at 10AM
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Life of Riley
(nr) 108 min
in French with English subtitles
French Cinémathèque

Adapted from Alan Ayckbourn’s play, LIFE OF RILEY is the ebullient and highly stylized story of the emotional entanglements among three couples living in the English countryside. When the couples learn that their close mutual friend George is terminally ill, their shared bonds are laid bare and Alain Resnais’ exquisitely developed characters begin to grapple with their own mortality and romantic vision of life.

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One Show Only!
Wed, Feb 18 at 8PM
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The RTTs
(nr) 60 min
in English
Weekend Family Matinee

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

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One Show Only!
Sat, Feb 21 at 10AM
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Gett: The Trial of Vivane Amsalem
(nr) 115 min
in Hebrew with English subtitles
Reel Israel DC

Trapped in a loveless marriage, Viviane Amsalem (Ronit Elkabetz) has been applying to the rabbinical court for a divorce from her estranged husband for three years. In Israel, where neither civil marriage nor civil divorce exist, only an Orthodox rabbi can legalize a union or its dissolution with consent from the husband, locking Viviane into a seemingly unending battle. By turns an absurdist comedy and a heartrending personal drama, Israel’s entry for the Best Foreign Language Film Academy Award is a moving portrait of a woman’s struggle to live a life of her own design.

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One Show Only!
Wed, Feb 25 at 8:45PM
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musiKids
(nr) 45 min
in English
Weekend Family Matinee

Come join musiKids in a brand new Adventure Day – “Down on the Bayou”! This interactive musical show will have children singing and moving to songs inspired by the colorful creatures from the bayous of Louisiana. Learn how to snap like an alligator or jump like a rabbit! musiKids Adventure Days encourage kids to sing and move along with each and every song. Recommended for children ages 18 months to 6 years old.

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One Show Only!
Sat, Feb 28 at 10AM
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Goodbye to All That
(nr) 87 min
in English
Programmer's Choice

Paul Schneider (TV’s Parks and Recreation) stars as a newly single dad navigating the good, the bad, and the weird of the 30-something singles scene in this whip-smart comedy directed by the acclaimed writer of JUNEBUG. When his wife unexpectedly informs him that she wants a divorce, well-meaning but oblivious husband Otto Wall (Schneider) finds himself thrust back into bachelorhood. Cue a hilarious sequence of romantic encounters as Otto searches for the real thing amidst a string of one night stands.

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One Show Only!
Wed, Mar 4 at 8PM
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