Film Screenings

Featured Event:

Space Junk 3D
Evening Film Screening

Fri., Mar. 16 at 7 PM

After 50 years of launching our dreams into space, we’ve left a growing ring of orbiting debris that casts a shadow over the future of space exploration. Experience mindboggling collisions, soar from stunning depths to unprecedented views, and embark on a sensory expanding voyage into our now-threatened Final Frontier in visually explosive 3D. Join Andrew Johnston, National Air and Space Museum geographer, following the screening for discussion and Q&A. Buy tickets>>

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Maria de Barros
Thurs., Mar. 22 at 7:30 PM
Enjoy an evening of music with Cape Verdean singer, Maria de Barros, whose eclectic music transcends taste, preference, and even language. Buy tickets>>








Visio-Disco: A
Remix of Music & Art

Fri., Apr. 13 at 9 PM

Enjoy a multimedia event filled with movement, sound, and sights. Entertainment includes world beats by an international DJ, a technology-infused performance with dance, and National Portrait Gallery art. Buy tickets>>





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We invite you to join us for our upcoming film programs where with such a wide assortment of programs, you are sure to find something that interests you. 

SCIENCE EVENT: Join us at the screening of Space Junk 3D and explore the potential dangers this extraterrestrial clutter presents as it gets in the way of our scientific orbits. The film also introduces potential initiatives to clean up space.

UPCOMING CULTURAL PROGRAMS: The Smithsonian Associates and the Francophonie Committee of Washington, D.C. are proud to present Le Festival de la Francophonie 2012, running through April 13. Join us in celebrating the French-speaking world with a month-long series of award-winning international films, musicians, performers, and writers who come from around the globe for this special occasion.

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Upcoming Opportunities:

Le gamin au velo
(The Kid with a Bike)

Evening Film Screening
Thurs., Mar. 8 at 7 PM
Tag along with Cyril, a 12-year-old boy, on a mission to find the dad who abandoned him. 2011 Grand Jury Prize winner at the Cannes Film Festival. Part of Francophonie Cultural Festival 2012. Buy tickets>>

Le Gamin

Dreams of Dust 
Evening Film Screening

Wed., Mar. 14 at 7 PM

Follow the struggles of a Nigerian peasant and the friendship he strikes with a woman and her child in Burkina Faso. Part of the Francophonie Cultural Festival 2012.
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Dreams of Dust

The Last Reef 3D
Evening Film Screening
Wed., Mar. 14 at 7 PM

As part of the 2012 Environmental Film Festival, join us on a global 3D journey from Palau to the Bahamas, New York to French Polynesia, to explore the ocean's complex, parallel worlds in search of the last reef.
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Last Reef 3D

Titeuf, le film
Daytime Screening
Sat., Mar. 17 at 10 AM
Based on Europe’s best-selling comic character, view this family-friendly, animated film about Titeuf, an adolescent boy navigating the ups and downs of school, friends, and family. Part of Francophonie Cultural Festival 2012. Buy tickets>>


Die Vaterlosen
(The Fatherless)

Evening Film Screening
Wed., Mar. 21 at 7 PM

In this evening film screening about relationships, follow the story of four adult children—one of whom has not seen her siblings in 23 years—reunite for their father's funeral. Part of Francophonie Cultural Festival 2012. Buy tickets>>

Die Vaterlosen

Some Kind of Funny
Porto Rican?: A Cape
Verdean American Story

Evening Film Screening
Wed., Mar. 28 at 7 PM
In this documentary screening, learn about the fate of the Cape Verdean American community from the Providence, RI neighborhood Fox Point. The film explores themes of social change and racism. Part of Francophonie Cultural Festival 2012.
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Funny Porto Rican

Un barrage contre le
Pacifique (The Sea Wall)

Evening Film Screening
Wed., Apr. 4 at 7 PM

In this film screening, discover the story of a French widow and her family as they struggle farming rice alongside the ocean in 1930s Indo-China. A sea wall provides hope to their situation, but comes with challenges. Part of Francophonie Cultural Festival 2012.
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Un Barrage

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