(Aug 6. - Sept. 19) Sans Queen Elizabeth II
If that whole jumping out of a helicopter with the Queen sequence at the London Olympics opening ceremonies has you thirsting for more Bond, James Bond, the AFI Silver in Silver Spring has some cinema, Spy Cinema for you through mid-September. Some of the best Bond films screen along with internationally acclaimed cuts like Germany’s The Lives of Others and last year’s Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy.
(Aug. 6) Taffety Punks Shakespeare
Another famous Englishman is in the District this week. Taffety Punk Theatre Company tackles the Bard in Bootleg Shakespeare, which is like seeing normal Shakespeare staged, but with only one advance rehearsal. A slightly more chaotic version of Hamlet than you’re probably used to is presented at the Folger Shakespeare Library just east of the Capitol building tonight.
(Aug. 6-Sept. 28) Outward Reach
Jamaica is celebrating the golden jubilee of its independence from the United Kingdom this year. So is Northwest Washington’s Art Museum of the Americas. Outward Reach features the photography and video of seven Jamaican artists exploring their native culture while living and working in the United States.
Music: “James Bond Theme” by Monty Norman