A Soldier’s Story

August 11th, 2014

“Alone, far from home, and far from justice, he has three days to learn the truth about a murder…and the truth is a story you won’t forget.”

Tonight, join Friends of Screen on the Green for the fourth and final film of the season, A Soldier’s Story.

This 1984 American drama based on the Pulitzer Prize-winning production of “A Soldier’s Play” is a story about racism and segregation in a African American U.S. Army regiment led by white officers. Tensions run high when an African American officer, unprecedented at the time, is sent to investigate the murder of an African American sargeant in Louisiana at the end of World War II.

Fun fact: Denzel Washington and David Alan Grier appear as minor characters in A Soldier’s Story.

 

As always, the movie will play live on a huge 20′x40′ screen between 7th and 12th Streets NW, and will begin at sunset. We suggest arriving early to stake a claim on your preferred spot!

And don’t forget to post pictures of you and your crew at Screen on the Green tonight. We’ll be posting photos on Twitter and Instagram, so use the hashtag #SOTG2014 or tag us at @SOTGinDC and we’ll repost some of our favorites. Facebook and Foursquare users, don’t forget to check in and show your support for Screeen on the Green!

Trivia: A Soldier’s Story

August 11th, 2014

Enter for your last chance to win a prize from Friends of Screen on the Green this season!

Tonight: Key Largo

August 4th, 2014

Join us tonight on the National Mall for the 1948 film Key Largo, starring Humphrey Bogart and Lauren Becall!

A World War II veteran travels  to South Florida to honor the memory of a fallen friend. He is one of only a few guests at his hotel, a rundown property managed by his friend’s widow and her father. Without warning, the trio find themselves prisoners when the hotel is taken over by a group of gangsters seeking shelter from a fast-approaching hurricane. And the hurricane isn’t the only storm brewing — the town sheriff is on the hunt for a murderer who killed several innocent Seminole Indians. You won’t want to miss the excitement and mystery!

Fun fact: The film also features Lionel Barrymore, Hollywood royalty and grand-uncle of Drew!

As always, the movie will play live on a huge 20′x40′ screen between 7th and 12th Streets NW. The movie will begin at sunset and we recommend arriving early to secure your spot.

And don’t forget to post pictures of you and your crew at Screen on the Green tonight. We’ll be on Twitter and Instagram, so use the hashtag #SOTG2014 or tag us at @SOTGinDC and we’ll repost some of our favorites. And for all of you Facebook and Foursquare users, don’t forget to check in and show your support for Screeen on the Green!

There’s still time to enter our trivia contest, too! Good luck!

Key Largo Trivia!

August 4th, 2014

Enter this week’s trivia contest for a chance to win prizes from Friends of Screen on the Green partners! Good luck!

Trivia: Key Largo!

July 23rd, 2014

Enter this week’s trivia contest for a chance to win prizes from Friends of Screen on the Green partners! Good luck!

Tonight: The Karate Kid

July 21st, 2014

Hope you’ve packed your blankets and picnic baskets because Screen on the Green returns tonight!

Grab your friends, coworkers, and families and head down to the National Mall to see the 1984 classic The Karate Kid playing live on a huge 20′x40′ screen between 7th and 12th Streets NW. As always, the movie will begin at sunset and we recommend arriving early to secure your spot.

And don’t forget to post pictures of you and your crew at Screen on the Green tonight. We’ll be watching Twitter and Instagram, so use the hashtag #SOTG2014 or tag us at @SOTGinDC and we’ll repost some of our favorites. And for all of you Facebook and Foursquare users, don’t forget to check in and show your support for this iconic film festival.

There’s still time to enter our trivia contest, too! We’ve added new prizes from Qualia Coffee and some awesome swag courtesy of HBO. Good luck!

See you at the (outdoor) movies!

 

Trivia Contest: The Karate Kid

July 16th, 2014

The Karate KidIn anticipation for next week’s first film of the season, The Karate Kid, Friends of Screen on the Green is proud to host a trivia contest for movie lovers!

Think you know this movie? Answer the following questions for a chance to win a prize from one of our fantastic partners!

And don’t rush to sumbit your answers. Be patient and take your time. Remember: “Wax on, wax off.” - Mr. Miyagi

Season Kick-Off Party!

July 16th, 2014

Please join
Friends of Screen on the Green

for a

Kick-Off Party

celebrating

Screen on the Green in 2014

at
Hill Country BBQ

410 7th Street NW

Thursday, July 17th
6:30 – 8:30 PM

Tickets are $10 and include one (1) free draft beer, house wine, or well drink.

Your ticket purchase will help Friends of Screen on the Green continue to engage Washingtonians around this iconic film festival.

Can’t attend? Show your support and make a donation to Friends of Screen on the Green today!

Attendees and donors will be entered into a raffle for a pair of tickets to see Wolf Trap’s screening of 2001: A Space Odyssey, where the NSO will perform the score live!

See you Thursday, moviegoers!

SOTG Summer Schedule!

June 2nd, 2014

Friends of Screen on the Green Announces 2014 Line Up

Free outdoor movie festival returns to the National Mall for 16th Year

@ljbige, Instagram //  July 29, 2013

DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA – Friends of Screen on the Green, along with HBO and Comcast, are proud to announce Screen on the Green’s summer line up. This year’s film festival kicks off on Monday, July 21 with a showing of the 1984 classic The Karate Kid.

The free outdoor event will continue with screenings on Monday evenings at sunset through August 11 with movies shown on a giant 20’ by 40’ screen between 7th and 12th Streets on the National Mall.

“After the long winter, I can’t wait to get to the Mall this summer to watch these American cinema treasures,” said Jesse B Rauch, President and founder of Friends of Screen on the Green. “On behalf of the tens of thousands of people who attend Screen on the Green each year, we appreciate HBO and Comcast’s continued support of the cornerstone of the region’s summer film festival scene.”

The lineup for Screen on the Green 2014 is:

Working with HBO and Comcast, Friends of Screen on the Green is devoted to promoting and preserving Screen on the Green and other outdoor movie festivals in the Washington, DC Metro area.

Screen on the Green is a remarkable free summer movie series that provides a tribute to classic films. Each screening attracts approximately 15,000 Washingtonians and tourists, making this one of the largest community events in the District of Columbia.

To learn more about how you can get involved with Friends of Screen on the Green please visit our website, www.friendsofscreenonthegreen.org or like us on Facebook at www.facebook.com/savescreenonthegreen. We’re also on Twitter, @SOTGinDC – follow us and be sure to use this year’s hashtag #SOTG2014 when tweeting about the event.

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About Friends of Screen on the Green:

Friends of Screen on the Green, is an organization determined to support Screen on the Green and ensure this family-friendly, community event remains a part of the District of Columbia’s summer landscape.

Contacts:

Jesse B Rauch, President
Friends of Screen on the Green
president@friendsofscreenonthegreen.org
202.630.2185

Keri Kae Nacin, Communications Director
Friends of Screen on the Green
press@friendsofscreenonthegreen.org
202.667.5374

Stay tuned, DC!

May 27th, 2014

Hope you all had a fantastic Memorial Day weekend! Get your picnic baskets ready – the Screen on the Green lineup will be announced soon!!

CAN'T WAIT, I'M EXCITED