Washington, D.C., April 20, 2011 – This year’s NoMa Summer Screen schedule pays homage to classic and modern train films from a fitting vantage point overlooking the rail yards. The series features classics from ‘North by Northwest’ to modern Oscar favorites like ‘Slumdog Millionaire.’ Mark your calendars to join us for this popular 12-week movie festival, which runs Wednesdays, May 18 to August 3.
NoMa Summer Screen takes place at Second and L Streets, NE, just steps from Amtrak’s headquarters and DC’s fastest New York connection. Festivities begin at 7 p.m. with music, a variety of food vendors and the ever-popular barbecue from Smokin’ Somethin’. Dogs, coolers, kids and friends are welcome. Follow us on Facebook and Twitter for each week’s theme and information about surprise giveaways and weekly activities.
- Postponed – May 18: O Brother, Where Art Thou? Coen Bros., George Clooney: Homer’s epic poem “The Odyssey” set in the Deep South during the 1930′s. In it, three escaped convicts search for hidden treasure while a relentless lawman pursues them. PG-13
- May 25: Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade. Harrison Ford: When Dr. Henry Jones Sr. suddenly goes missing while pursuing the Holy Grail, eminent archaeologist Indiana Jones must follow in his father’s footsteps and stop the Nazis. PG-13
- June 1: Stand by Me. River Phoenix, Kiefer Sutherland: After the death of a friend, a writer recounts a boyhood journey to find a body of a missing boy. R
- June 8: North by Northwest. Alfred Hitchcock, Cary Grant: A hapless New York advertising executive is mistaken for a government agent by a group of foreign spies, and is pursued across the country while he looks for a way to survive. PG
- June 15: Slum Dog Millionaire. A Mumbai teen who grew up in the slums, becomes a contestant on the Indian version of “Who Wants To Be A Millionaire?” While being interrogated for allegedly cheating, scenes from his life history are shown that explain why he knows the answers. R
- June 22: Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid. Robert Redford: Two Western bank/train robbers flee to Bolivia when the law gets too close. PG
- June 29: Planes, Trains & Automobiles. Steve Martin, John Candy: A man must struggle to travel home for Thanksgiving, with an obnoxious slob of a shower ring salesman his only companion. R
- July 6: Ghostbusters 2. Bill Murray, Dan Aykroyd: The discovery of a massive river of ectoplasm and a resurgence of spectral activity allows the staff of Ghostbusters to revive the business. PG
- July 13: Darjeeling Limited. Wes Anderson: Three American brothers who have not spoken to each other in a year set off on a train voyage across India with a plan to find themselves and bond with each other — to become brothers again like they used to be. R
- July 20: Some Like it Hot. Marilyn Monroe, Tony Curtis, Jack Lemon: When two musicians witness a mob hit, they flee the state in an all-female band disguised as women, but further complications set in. PG-13
- July 27: Taking of Pelham 123. Walter Matthau: In this 1974 New York classic, armed men hijack a subway car and demand a ransom for the passengers. Even if it’s paid, how could they get away? R
- August 3: The Incredibles. Pixar: A family of undercover superheroes, trying to live the quiet suburban life, is forced into action to save the world. PG
- August 10: O Brother, Where Art Thou? Coen Bros., George Clooney: Homer’s epic poem “The Odyssey” set in the Deep South during the 1930′s. In it, three escaped convicts search for hidden treasure while a relentless lawman pursues them. PG-13
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