The Old Greenbelt Theatre, Prince George’s only nonprofit cinema.
FREE SNOW DAY MOVIE
Thursday, March 22 at 1:00PM
PG-13 | CC | DVS | 134 mins | 2018 | Directed by Ryan Coogler
After the death of his father, T’Challa returns home to the African nation of Wakanda to take his rightful place as king. When a powerful enemy suddenly reappears, T’Challa’s mettle as king — and as Black Panther — gets tested when he’s drawn into a conflict that puts the fate of Wakanda and the entire world at risk. Faced with treachery and danger, the young king must rally his allies and release the full power of Black Panther to defeat his foes and secure the safety of his people.
NR | 90 mins | 2017 | Directed by Alexandra Dean
National Evening of Science on Screen®
Tuesday, March 27 @ 8:00PM
Austrian actress Hedy Lamarr fled an oppressive marriage to create a name for herself as one of Hollywood’s top leading ladies in the 1940s. Behind the glamour and sex appeal, though, was a talented and inquisitive inventor who created a radio system that is now considered the basis of Bluetooth technology.
Twenty-eight independent theaters in 25 states will participate in the National Evening of Science on Screen event, each hosting a program pairing a scientific lecture with a screening of a feature or documentary film. We’ll be joined for a post-screening discussion by Drs. Jessica Vitak and Christina Walter of University of Maryland, College Park.
The purpose of the evening? To celebrate using one of the nation’s favorite pastimes—going to the movies—to promote public understanding of science.
Guest Speakers (from left to right):
Jandelyn Plane, PhD
Dr. Jan is the Director of the Maryland Center for Women in Computing, and Associate-Director of ACES (the first undergraduate cybersecurity honors program). She has been a faculty member in UMD’s Computer Science Department since 1990. For 15 years of those years, she also worked on university computer science capacity building projects in sub-Saharan Africa and Afghanistan. She holds graduate degrees in both computer science and education; her work focuses on computer science education – curriculum development, pedagogical methods and underrepresented populations in computing.
Christina Walter, PhD
Christina Walter is the Program Coordinator for the Graduate Certificate in Critical Theory and the related Theory Colloquium, and the Director of Undergraduate Studies at University of Maryland. She specializes in post-1900 British and Anglophone literature and visual culture and in the intersections of science, technology, and aesthetics in the modernist period.
Jessica Vitak, PhD
Jessica Vitak is an assistant professor in the College of Information Studies and an affiliate professor in the Department of Communication at the University of Maryland. She holds a B.A. in Communication and Journalism from Elon University, a M.A. in Communication, Culture & Technology from Georgetown University, and a Ph.D. in Media & Information Studies from Michigan State. Her research evaluates the benefits and drawbacks of mediated communication by focusing on the role that social and technical affordances shape interactions online.
The National Evening of Science on Screen is the annual showcase event of the nationwide Science on Screen grant initiative, which is funded by the Sloan Foundation and administered by the Coolidge Corner Theatre.
NR | 82 mins | 2017 | Directed by Phil Grabsky
Sunday, March 25 @ 8:00PM
Monday, March 26 @ 1:00PM
One can’t appreciate 20th century art without understanding the significance and genius of Paul Cézanne. Featuring interviews with curators and experts from the National Portrait Gallery London, MoMA New York, National Gallery of Art Washington, and Musée d’Orsay Paris, and correspondence from the artist himself, the film takes audiences beyond the exhibition to the places Cézanne lived and worked and sheds light on an artist who is perhaps the least known of all the impressionists – until now.
R | 107 mins | 2017 | Directed by Armando Ianucci
Opening Friday, March 30
The one-liners fly as fast as political fortunes fall in this uproarious, wickedly irreverent satire from Armando Iannucci (Veep, In the Loop). Moscow, 1953: when tyrannical dictator Joseph Stalin drops dead, his parasitic cronies square off in a frantic power struggle to be the next Soviet leader. Among the contenders are the dweeby Georgy Malenkov (Jeffrey Tambor), the wily Nikita Khrushchev (Steve Buscemi), and the sadistic secret police chief Lavrentiy Beria (Simon Russell Beale). But as they bumble, brawl, and backstab their way to the top, just who is running the government? Combining palace intrigue with rapid-fire farce, this audacious comedy is a bitingly funny takedown of bureaucratic dysfunction performed to the hilt by a sparkling ensemble cast.