Free For All: Stranger than fiction
I wonder how your story ends, HMMM?!
Fiction: The Story
First-time director Mouly Surya has brought to the screen a film that combines Gothic-style horror with haunting psychodrama. With her 2008, Indonesian film, Fiction, she tells a story of a pampered rich girl infatuated with the handsome writer next door. Obviously, all hell breaks loose, and they become plunged into a world of ghosts, murder, and obsession.
The line between truth and fiction becomes frighteningly blurred (lucky for you, the title of the movie tells you that the latter is probably a more appropriate of definition for the events that take place). There will be a free, first come first served, screening taking place at the Meyer Auditorium in the Freer Gallery this Friday at 7 PM.
Coffee + Art
Coffee and art—the two go hand-in-hand. Don’t get too excited about the coffee though, this is primarily about art. The Luce Foundation Center for American Art, an open study/storage facility for over 3300 objects from the collection of the Smithsonian American Art Museum. Occupying three floors of the Museum’s West Wing, visitors can see works that would otherwise not be on view due to space restraints in the main galleries.
If you need some direction, everyday Wednesday through Sunday, you can meet in the F Street Lobby so that you can be directed in group through the building in search of a specific object to discuss. Each day will be different, so if you have some free time around 1:30 pm on one of those days, make sure to head on over. Plus, they give you a free cup of coffee or tea at the end.
This upcoming Saturday, September 26th, from 11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m., The National Postal Museum will be offering a free homage to Latin Jazz. This tropical day combines celebration for Hispanic Heritage Month with jazzy activities, recorded music, and the retelling of Hispanic musicians’ stories. Located at 2 Massachusetts Avenue, N.E., you can access the museum from the Union Station stop on the Metro’s red line.