Film Programs

An ongoing program of classic cinema, documentary, avant-garde, and area premieres occurs each weekend. Programs are free of charge, but seating is on a first-come, first-seated basis. Films are screened in original formats. Doors open approximately 30 minutes before each show. Programs are subject to change. The Gallery is affiliated with the International Federation of Film Archives (FIAF).

While the East Building is undergoing renovations, screenings take place in the following locations and the venue for each film is noted. For more information, visit, e-mail, or call (202) 842-6799.

AFI     American Film Institute, Silver Theater, 8633 Colesville Rd, Silver Spring, MD

AU     American University School of Communication,
          Malsi Doyle and Michael Forman Theater, McKinley Building, 4400 Massachusetts Ave NW

FG     Freer Gallery of Art, 1050 Independence Ave SW

FR     Embassy of France, 4100 Reservoir Rd NW

GI     Goethe-Institut Washington, 812 7th St NW

NA     National Archives, McGowan Theater, 7th St and Constitution Ave NW

PG     National Portrait Gallery, McEvoy Auditorium, 8th and F Streets NW

WB     National Gallery of Art, West Building Lecture Hall, 6th and Constitution Ave NW

Please see our accessibility page for information on services for the hearing impaired.


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Quarterly Film Calendar

The current quarterly Film Calendar is also available in PDF format. Call (202) 842-6799 for recorded information or contact us by e-mail at to add your name to the mailing list.

Spring 2015 Film Calendar
April-June (PDF 515KB)

Winter 2015 Film Calendar
January-March (PDF 499KB)

Fall 2014 Film Calendar
October-December (PDF 529KB)

Summer 2014 Film Calendar
July–September (PDF 475KB)

Spring 2014 Film Calendar
April–June (PDF 528KB)

Winter 2014 Film Calendar
January–March (PDF 1.5MB)

Fall 2013 Film Calendar
October–December (PDF 741KB)

Summer 2013 Film Calendar
July–September (PDF 705KB)

Spring 2013 Film Calendar
April–June (PDF 815KB)

Winter 2013 Film Calendar
January–March (PDF 742KB)