Free for All: For all you redheads and movie buffs out there

An Eclipse in Georgetown

Students don’t seem to go to movies all that often. Aside from the general suckiness of most movies that have come out lately (yes, that includes Valentine’s Day), seeing them in the theater has gotten ridiculously expensive.

But this Tuesday, at the conveniently-located Georgetown AMC theater, you can see The Eclipse, a critically-acclaimed Irish independent film which debuted last year at the Tribeca Film Festival, for free before it opens at E Street in April. Following the screening, there will be a question-and-answer segment with the film’s director Conor McPherson and star Ciaran Hinds. Space is limited, so RSVP at The movie starts at 6:30 p.m., and the theater is located at 3111K Street.

Redheads Have More Fun

No matter how many Olympic medals Shaun White wins, it seems like redheads will never get past the “gingers have no souls” stereotype that South Park started so many years ago. But artists Melissa Hackmann and Kathy Beynette are out to debunk some of these stereotypes—and embrace a few—with their current exhibit at the Lee Arts Center.

The collection, entitled “Redheads,” is on display through February 28, and it explores the different conceptions about those with the ginger gene through mixed-media acrylic paintings. The gallery is located at 5722 Lee Highway, and the best way to get there is by cab.

Cool Movies

March of the Penguins isn’t the first movie to ever be made about the South Pole, although it’s definitely the most “aww” inspiring. After aviator Richard Byrd became the first man to fly over Antarctica in 1929, the footage filmed of his voyage was compiled into the Oscar-winning documentary With Byrd at the South Pole. This Thursday at 7 p.m., the National Archives will be screening the film in conjunction with the Explorers Club Washington Group. To get there, take the Green or Yellow line to the National Archives station.

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