Music in Pictures – Summer Outdoor Film Series
Wednesday, June 10 begins the NoMa (north of Massachusetts Avenue) summer outdoor film screening series with No Direction Home, a chronicle of Bob Dylan’s strange evolution between 1961 and 1966. Building on their success from last year, NoMa has chosen the theme Music in Pictures for their 2009 and has selected 8 films about musicians.
Highlights of this season include Ray starring Jamie Foxx (June 24), Scratch a documentary on hip-hop (July 22) and the classic biopic Lady Sings the Blues featuring Diana Ross as Billie Holiday (July 1st). Films will be screened every Wednesday at 7:00pm on L Street between 2nd and 3rd Street, NE near the red line New York Avenue Metro station. Bring blankets, lawn chairs, coolers and enjoy great films under the stars. Each film screening will be preceded by live DJs, special guests, barbeque, and surprises. Funk, soul, boogaloo, and other types of music will be provided by local DJ collective Fatback. For a complete list of movies visit their website here.