Advance tickets are available until noon the day of the show.
We always reserve a number of tickets to be sold at the theater (except for the Embassy of France) starting one hour before the first show, even when tickets are sold out online.



James Erskine - UK - 96 mins

More than 60 years after her death, Billie Holiday is still considered one of the greatest singers ever; however, her troubled life remains swathed in myth. In the 1970s, journalist Linda Kuehl began audio-taping hundreds of hours of interviews with Holiday's associates in the jazz world (Count Basie, Sylvia Syms, Billy Eckstein, Tony Bennett, Artie Shaw, John Hammond), bandmates, family, ... more

Friday, October 2 - Tuesday, October 6

If the history of rock 'n' roll will be told in great documentaries, add Jon Brewer's Chuck Berry to the pantheon. In songs like "Maybellene," "Johnny B. Goode," and "No Particular Place to Go," Berry was an American storyteller, and his own story is as indispensable to America's as blues is to rock 'n' roll. Brewer tells it through unique access to Berry's family and to musicians who revere ... more

Friday, October 2 - Tuesday, October 6
This screening is geographically restricted to DC, Maryland, and Virginia

A Soul Journey
Marco Della Fonte - Italy, UK - 75 mins

A huge annual summer festival of American soul music in a hillside town in Italy—who knew?! Decades ago, a teenaged Graziano Uliani heard the music of Otis Redding and was so captivated that he wanted to pay tribute. Uliani organized the Porretta Soul Festival, which has been going strong for 30 years. Attended by thousands from all over Europe, it is the largest such event on the continent. ... more

Wednesday, October 7 - Sunday, October 11