Through May 13: 'L.A. Rebellion: Creating a New Black Cinema' at AFI
Starting in the late 1960s, the UCLA School of Theater, Film and Television made an effort to recruit and include more people of color into its programs. The continuing legacy of that effort is reflected in "L.A. Rebellion: Creating a New Black Cinema," a series of films presented by the UCLA Film & Television Archive and screening at AFI through May 13.
"There was a need to see images of oneself that reflected real life," said Shannon Kelley, head of Public Programs for the UCLA Film & Television Archive. He added that the students came from different places in life but had one common purpose. "They knew there were stories to be told that weren't getting out at all."
What started in the late '60s continued through the years with filmmakers learning, creating and passing the torch to the next class.
Kelley said that some of the films have been recognized in the film world. For example, the 1969 film "Killer of Sheep" was selected to the Library of Congress' National Film Registry. Kelley added that some of the filmmakers are still working as such, while others teach.
"Emma Mae," a 1974 film originally titled "Black Sister's Revenge," kicks off the series Sunday.
"L.A. Rebellion" took three years to put together and is curated by Kelley, Allyson Nadia Field, Jan-Christopher Horak and Jacqueline Stewart.
Info: For ticket prices, visit afi.com/silver
When: See website for movie times.
Friday: Better Block Night in Mt. Rainier
Enjoy art, music, shopping, film, pop-up galleries, street performances and more in Mt. Rainier, Md.
Info: Free; artlivesheremd.wordpress.com
When: 6 to 10 p.m.
Friday: Bill O'Reilly and Dennis Miller: Bolder & Fresher Tour 2013 at DAR Constitution Hall
Advancing political thought? Enriching public discourse? Just pure entertainment? You decide.
Info: $65 to $125; 202-628-4780; dar.org/conthall
When: 8 p.m.
Friday & Saturday: 'Mike Tyson: Undisputed Truth' at Warner Theatre
The former boxing champ takes the stage and talks about his life. Popular well-received performance reveals Tyson at his most vulnerable.
Info: $35 to $300; 202-783-4000; warnertheatredc.com
When: 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday
Saturday: Raspberry Brothers double feature at the Arlington Cinema N Drafthouse
The Raspberry Brothers bring the funny and skewer what some might consider bad movies. On Saturday's docket are Patrick Swayze's "Road House," followed by "The Lost Boys."
Info: $12; 703 486-2345; arlingtondrafthouse.com
When: "Road House" at 7 p.m. and "The Lost Boys" at 9:45 p.m.