mapOn the heels of last year’s James Bond Film Fest, the city planners behind the NoMa neighborhood adjoining Union Station will once again host free summer movie screenings from June 10 – July 29th. This time, they’ve dubbed the event “Music in Pictures,” as all the films document the life and times of rock legends, like Bob Dylan and Ray Charles, in addition to indie icons, including Wilco and the Brian Jonestown Massacre.

The movies will screen every Wednesday from 7 to 11 PM and be “preceded by live DJs, special guests, barbeque, and surprises.” DJ collective Fatback will be spinning “funk, soul and boogaloo at the outdoor events, which will be held on grassy field on L Street between 2nd and 3rd Streets, N.E. in Washington, D.C. – a block from the New York Avenue Metro station on the Red Line and across from the Union Place apartment building.

Here’s the full line-up:

June 10th– No Direction Home, A chronicle of Bob Dylan’s strange evolution between 1961 and 1966 – Directed by Martin Scorsese

June 17thBuena Vista Social Club, Rediscovery of a legendary, members-only club in 1940’s Havana, Cuba, as documented through the music and lives of veteran performers

June 24thRay, Extraordinary life story of Ray Charles, a man who fought harder and went farther than anyone thought possible

July 1stLady Sings the Blues, Loosely based on her 1956 autobiography, the story of legendary jazz singer Billie Holiday, as portrayed by Diana Ross

July 8thI Am Trying To Break Your Heart, Documentary about the making and the conflicts of Wilco’s fourth studio Album, Yankee Hotel Foxtrot.

July 15thStanding in the Shadows of Motown, History of the Funk Brothers, a group of Detroit musicians who backed up dozens of Motown artists

July 22ndScratch, Documentary about hip-hop DJing, the birth of turntablism, the legends and the culture

July 29thDIG! Story of The Brian Jonestown Massacre, a band with critical acclaim but no commercial success, as told by arch-nemesis and biggest fan, The Dandy Warhols

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Community NoMA Summer Screen Festival: Free movies in Washington, DC