Chinese cancer rom-com Go Away Mr. Tumor comes to America – for free!

In 2011, Xiong Dun started an irreverent webcomic about her cancer diagnosis that gained millions of followers before she died a year later. Her comic was adapted into a romantic comedy movie this year, and although it was a success when it was released in China last month, it hasn’t yet come out in the … Continue reading “Chinese cancer rom-com Go Away Mr. Tumor comes to America – for free!”

In 2011, Xiong Dun started an irreverent webcomic about her cancer diagnosis that gained millions of followers before she died a year later. Her comic was adapted into a romantic comedy movie this year, and although it was a success when it was released in China last month, it hasn’t yet come out in the United States. You can be one of the first in the country to see it!

It’s unclear when the film will be publicly released in the United States, but we’re giving away passes to see it at a private screening at the National Geographic Society on Thursday, September 24th at 6:30pm. Variety liked the movie and compared it favorably to thematically similar movies like The Fault in Our Stars and Me and Earl and the Dying Girl, so why not give it a shot? (Assuming you can get past the papal security downtown.)

You can pick up the passes at the Media Services desk in the AU Library (or grab them online here). Please remember as usual to show up early for this screening: the organizer intentionally overbooked this event, so you’ll need to get in line if you want to see it.

We hope you’ll attend! Again, we have no idea when the movie will actually come out in the United States, so this is your best (and cheapest) chance to watch it.

See a free movie in advance on Wednesday and help a Tenleytown charity

We often share free advance movie passes, and we’re excited to something a little differently with them this time. We have passes for you to see 99 Homes, an Andrew Garfield-led drama about eviction and homeless – and proceeds from the event are going to a local charity. To promote 99 Homes, filmmaker Broad Green … Continue reading “See a free movie in advance on Wednesday and help a Tenleytown charity”

We often share free advance movie passes, and we’re excited to something a little differently with them this time. We have passes for you to see 99 Homes, an Andrew Garfield-led drama about eviction and homeless – and proceeds from the event are going to a local charity.

To promote 99 Homes, filmmaker Broad Green Pictures started the 99 Good Deeds Program, a charitable effort that holds benefit screenings of the film for small non-profit organizations fighting homelessness. This screening of 99 Homes supports Friendship Place, a homelessness group founded in Tenleytown. (In fact, you’ve probably walked past one of their locations if you’ve ever gone north on Wisconsin Avenue near the Safeway.)

The screening will be held this Wednesday, September 9th at 7:30pm at the Mazza Gallerie in Friendship Heights. Passes can theoretically be redeemed online at broadgreen.ticktbox.com, but the link hasn’t been working for us. But we do have a bunch of physical passes you can pick up at the Media Services desk in the library.

Remember the usual caveats: this event is intentionally overbooked, and a pass does not guarantee entry. Arrive in advance to ensure you get a seat!

See sci-fi drama Ex Machina with director Alex Garland

Science fiction screenwriter Alex Garland makes directorial debut in theaters today with Ex Machina, a futuristic drama starring future Star Wars co-stars Domnhall Gleeson and Oscar Isaac about artificial intelligence. The movie has mostly glowing reviews so far, which bodes well for Garland’s transition from the writing desk to the director’s chair. If you want … Continue reading “See sci-fi drama Ex Machina with director Alex Garland”

Science fiction screenwriter Alex Garland makes directorial debut in theaters today with Ex Machina, a futuristic drama starring future Star Wars co-stars Domnhall Gleeson and Oscar Isaac about artificial intelligence. The movie has mostly glowing reviews so far, which bodes well for Garland’s transition from the writing desk to the director’s chair. If you want to pry his mind a little, we have an opportunity for you…

Alex Garland will be at Landmark E Street Cinema next Tuesday for a special screening of Ex Machina. Although we don’t have details about what will happen at this screening, we imagine there will be a Q&A or guided discussion with the director. Garland’s career trajectory is putting him on the path to being a big name in science fiction film, so take advantage of this opportunity!

The event takes place at Landmark E Street Cinema on Tuesday, April 14th. Unlike many screenings that we offer passes for, you’ll have to RSVP for this one. Send an email to ExMachinaDC@gmail.com in advance to indicate that you’ll be attending. We’ll see you there!

Внимание! Preview the next season of The Americans at the Spy Museum (21+)

We like to offer passes to upcoming film events, but even the best of those (like one in which Jake Gyllenhaal apparently took selfies with everyone in the audience) are restricted to traditional theater and Q&A settings. You may ask: do we have anything classier to offer? Just for you, discerning patron, we’re proud to … Continue reading “Внимание! Preview the next season of The Americans at the Spy Museum (21+)”

We like to offer passes to upcoming film events, but even the best of those (like one in which Jake Gyllenhaal apparently took selfies with everyone in the audience) are restricted to traditional theater and Q&A settings. You may ask: do we have anything classier to offer?

Just for you, discerning patron, we’re proud to announce our first-ever passes to a 21+ event and reception!

Next Tuesday, January 20th at 7pm, the Spy Museum will host an advance screening of the upcoming season of FX’s acclaimed Cold War drama The Americans. The screening includes a free tour of the museum (typically $22) as well as free hors d’ourves and, yes, an open bar. This event is of course restricted to attendees over the age of 21.

(NOTE: The tickets list a different starting time, but the event does indeed start at 7pm. Don’t be fooled! This is likely a KGB trick.)

Redeem your two-person pass online here. Given the age restriction, there’s a small registration required before you can get your passes. You’ll want to show up early, as usual, especially since this is such a swanky affair that’ll undoubtedly bring out a big crowd.

Hopefully see you then, товарищ!

Get re-revenge this Thursday at a free Horrible Bosses 2 preview!

There’s a scene in Horrible Bosses where Jamie Foxx’s character (whose name is not repeatable here) admits to serving jail time for bootlegging a copy of Snow Falling on Cedars. We tell you this to warn you that such behavior will not be permitted at this week’s free preview screening of Horrible Bosses 2! Horrible … Continue reading “Get re-revenge this Thursday at a free Horrible Bosses 2 preview!”

There’s a scene in Horrible Bosses where Jamie Foxx’s character (whose name is not repeatable here) admits to serving jail time for bootlegging a copy of Snow Falling on Cedars. We tell you this to warn you that such behavior will not be permitted at this week’s free preview screening of Horrible Bosses 2!

Horrible Bosses was a runaway success in 2011, particularly because of lead Charlie Day in his first major film role. We don’t know too much about the sequel, but we expect it to be at least as funny and chaotic as the original. And you can see it weeks before it hits theaters!

This free screening event happens on Thursday, November 13th, at the Regal Gallery Place Stadium 14 in Chinatown at 8pm. Unlike many of our screenings in which we give out physical passes, you can redeem these passes online through our friends at GoFobo. Keep in mind, as with every screening, that these events are intentionally overbooked, so you are encouraged to show up at least an hour or two in advance to ensure that you get a seat.

Hope to see you there! (But please leave your peanut-infected shampoo at home.)

Screenings galore! More passes available at Media Services

Based on the number of early screening promos we’ve been running recently, we’re clearly in the midst of fall movie season. We never want to disappoint, so this week, we have two advance passes for you! Our passes this week are to see Jake Gyllenhaal go full sleazebag in Nightcrawler on Saturday, October 25th at … Continue reading “Screenings galore! More passes available at Media Services”

Based on the number of early screening promos we’ve been running recently, we’re clearly in the midst of fall movie season. We never want to disappoint, so this week, we have two advance passes for you!

Our passes this week are to see Jake Gyllenhaal go full sleazebag in Nightcrawler on Saturday, October 25th at 9:30pm; and Nicole Kidman’s spin on Memento in Before I Go to Sleep on Wednesday, October 29th at 7pm. Both screenings will take place at the AMC Loews Georgetown 14. This is one of the rare occasions on which we have a movie that screens on a weekend, so plan accordingly! Assuming you were able to make it to The Wedding Ringer on Monday, that’s three free movies in two weeks. Lucky you.

Come to the Media Services desk to pick up your passes. (We’re back to doing physical tickets rather than digital passes for these two films.) As usual, remember that these screenings are intentionally overbooked, and your pass does not guarantee entry. Show up early to ensure that you get a seat.

See Kevin Hart in The Wedding Ringer MONTHS before it hits theaters!

Free advance movie passes have once more returned to Media Services! This time, we have passes to see The Wedding Ringer, an upcoming comedy in which Kevin Hart plays a for-hire best man for awkward grooms. Between Ride Along and the Think Like a Man a series, Kevin Hart has been on a hot streak, … Continue reading “See Kevin Hart in The Wedding Ringer MONTHS before it hits theaters!”

Free advance movie passes have once more returned to Media Services!

This time, we have passes to see The Wedding Ringer, an upcoming comedy in which Kevin Hart plays a for-hire best man for awkward grooms. Between Ride Along and the Think Like a Man a series, Kevin Hart has been on a hot streak, and his co-star Josh Gad is still on top after his success in The Book of Mormon. This movie doesn’t normally hit theaters until January 2015, so details are scarce, but those two actors sound like a winning combination.

The screening goes down Tuesday, October 21, at the AMC Loews Georgetown at 7pm. Claim your pass online at our page on SonyScreenings.com. (We don’t have physical passes for this one.) As usual, keep in mind that these screenings are intentionally overbooked, and your pass does not guarantee entry. Show up early to ensure that you get a seat.

We hope to see you there!

See Men, Women & Children, then grab the T-Shirt!

As we head into October, we’re leaving behind summer blockbusters and heading straight into the prestige season, when award-contenders and major dramas are released for the discerning public. One of the more conspicuous debuts this week is Men, Women & Children, the latest film by director Jason Reitman (Up in the Air, Juno, Young Adult). … Continue reading “See Men, Women & Children, then grab the T-Shirt!”

As we head into October, we’re leaving behind summer blockbusters and heading straight into the prestige season, when award-contenders and major dramas are released for the discerning public. One of the more conspicuous debuts this week is Men, Women & Children, the latest film by director Jason Reitman (Up in the Air, Juno, Young Adult). Reitman has some pretty strong dramedy chops under his belt, so we have high expectations for this one. But we also have some movie swag!

We currently have a bag full of posters and T-shirts for Men, Women & Children to give away at the Media Services desk. If you’re interested in this movie, enjoy Jason Reitman, or just want something to decorate your wall/body,  we encourage you to come by and pick something up! We also have a poster for Kristen Wiig and Bill Hader’s indie hit The Skeleton Twins and a tote bag for summer breakout Chef.

And of course, we also have passes to see Men, Women & Children this Wednesday evening at the AMC Loews Georgetown 14. Swing by to grab a shirt and a pass. As always, remember that these advance screenings are intentionally overbooked, so show up early to ensure that you get a seat.

Simon Pegg fan? See Hector and the Search for Happiness THIS THURSDAY

We’ve been posting a ton about free film screenings recently, but there have just been a great number happening in the last few weeks. That’s certainly not a bad thing, especially if you enjoy quality entertainment for minimal price. But it’s been a while since we brought you an advance screening of an upcoming movie. … Continue reading “Simon Pegg fan? See Hector and the Search for Happiness THIS THURSDAY”

We’ve been posting a ton about free film screenings recently, but there have just been a great number happening in the last few weeks. That’s certainly not a bad thing, especially if you enjoy quality entertainment for minimal price. But it’s been a while since we brought you an advance screening of an upcoming movie. Time to fix that.

We have passes to an advance screening of Hector and the Search for Happiness, an upcoming star vehicle starring Simon Pegg. A far cry from his usual dark comedies, Pegg stars as a psychiatrist who travels the world in pursuit of… well, happiness. To be frank, the movie isn’t getting good reviews so far. But if you like Simon Pegg, it might be worth an opportunity to see him doing something strikingly different.

The screening goes down tomorrow night, Thursday, September 18th, at 8pm at the AMC Loews Georgetown. Pick up your advance pass in person at the Media Services desk. As always, please remember to show up early, as these screenings are intentionally overbooked and passes and do not guarantee entry.

See indie comedy Obvious Child two weeks before theaters!

Our access to advance summer movie passes continues! Sometimes we have tickets to big blockbusters, but this time around, we want to put a movie on your radar that you might not know was coming out. Obvious Child is an upcoming comedy film that found life on Kickstarter and premiered at Sundance earlier this year. … Continue reading “See indie comedy Obvious Child two weeks before theaters!”

Our access to advance summer movie passes continues! Sometimes we have tickets to big blockbusters, but this time around, we want to put a movie on your radar that you might not know was coming out.

Obvious Child is an upcoming comedy film that found life on Kickstarter and premiered at Sundance earlier this year. In addition to coming from a first-time director, Obvious Child boasts an impressive lineup of independent comedy names, including Jenny Slate, David Cross, and Jake Lacy. This movie doesn’t premiere until June 6th, but you can see it on Thursday, May 22nd at 7pm!

To redeem an advance pass, follow the link here. As with all advance screenings, please keep in mind that your pass does not guarantee entry. These events are intentionally overbooked to ensure a full house, so be sure to show up early to ensure that you get a seat.