Examining Film Design
Through March 9, the National Building Museum in Washington, D.C., is presenting a classic film series ito complement the current exhibition "Designing Tomorrow: America's World's Fairs of the 1930s. Presented in collaboration with the American Film Institute, "Hollywood Modern: Film Design of the 1930s" highlights the eclectic and frequently over-the-top modernist set designs for 10 classic films. All screenings will be held at AFI's Silver Theatre at 8633 Colesville Road, Silver Spring, Md. (accessible via Metro's Red Line). Remaining film dates are: Feb. 19 (one of my personal favorites: The Women), Feb. 26 (A Star is Born and Swing Time), and Feb. 27 (Star of Midnight), and March 5 (Shall We Dance). Click here for screen times and tickets.--S.L.M.