NoMA Summer Screen Festival: Free movies in Washington, DC
On 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 â€“ July 29th. This time, they’ve dubbed the event â€œMusic in Pictures,â€ 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 â€œpreceded by live DJs, special guests, barbeque, and surprises.â€ DJ collective Fatback will be spinning â€œfunk, 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. â€“ 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 17th– Buena 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 24th– Ray, Extraordinary life story of Ray Charles, a man who fought harder and went farther than anyone thought possible
July 1st– Lady Sings the Blues, Loosely based on her 1956 autobiography, the story of legendary jazz singer Billie Holiday, as portrayed by Diana Ross
July 8th– I Am Trying To Break Your Heart, Documentary about the making and the conflicts of Wilco’s fourth studio Album, Yankee Hotel Foxtrot.
July 15th– Standing in the Shadows of Motown, History of the Funk Brothers, a group of Detroit musicians who backed up dozens of Motown artists
July 22nd– Scratch, Documentary about hip-hop DJing, the birth of turntablism, the legends and the culture
July 29th– DIG! 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
For more info, visit: www.nomasummerscreen.com