Held only at the Avalon Theatre, DC’s only nonprofit film center, the Wednesday Signature Series is a group of six rotating programs that showcase unique films from around the world. Screenings are held on Wednesday evenings at 8:00pm in the historic downstairs theater. Don’t miss two upcoming one-day-only screenings:
ONE WEEK AND A DAY
Reel Israel DC
Wed, June 28 at 8pm
As Eyal finishes the traditional Jewish week of mourning for his late son, his wife Vicky urges him to return to their routine — but just because the shiva has ended doesn’t mean it’s life as usual. Each coping in their own way, Eyal and Vicky both attempt to regain a sense of control over their future, as they struggle to discover that there are still things in life worth living for. Asaph Polonsky’s debut feature provides a nuanced perspective on loss that is humorous, touching, and above all else, life affirming.
NR, 98 min, in Hebrew with English subtitles
For more information visit: http://www.theavalon.org/films/one-week-day/
LIKE CRAZY (La pazza gioia)
Wed, July 5 at 8pm
Beatrice is a motor-mouthed fantasist, a self-styled billionaire countess who likes to believe she’s on intimate terms with world leaders. Donatella is a tattooed introvert, a fragile young woman locked in her own mystery. They are both patients at the Villa Biondi, a progressive but secure psychiatric clinic. Paolo Virzì’s new film tells the story of the unpredictable and moving friendship that develops between the two women as they flee the mental institution in search of love and happiness in the outside world.
NR, 118 min, in Italian with English subtitles
For more information visit: http://www.theavalon.org/films/like-crazy/