What we're about

Are you a film buff? Have you ever wanted to watch and discuss films with other people who share your passion of this art form? The Washington Film Meetup - seeks to unite people in the DC-Metropolitan area to watch and discuss all types of films!


The idea behind the group is that fellow film lovers will participate in the screenings posted on the site, or suggest their own choices of films at local theaters, venues - or even in their homes. After each film screening, we will get together and discuss the films, sometimes with the actual filmmakers, or experts, and other times with just our group members.


Our group is very democratic and we don't rely on just the organizer to plan every event. Members can contact the Organizer(s) with suggestions by clicking 'Suggest a Meetup.'


As a host, we only ask that you do the following:
1) Confirm the details of the event on our Meetup page
2) Greet other members before the event
3) Have an informal discussion at the end of the event

Hosting is fun, easy... and we get to watch all the films that we love, and hang out together as a real group! We hope you enjoy this democratic ideal, and get into the spirit by suggesting and hosting events, not only in theaters, but in your homes, churches and other venues all over the DC Metro area!


When you suggest an event, you will be designated as the Event Organizer of that event.

If you would like to suggest, organize and host events on a regular basis, we can select you as an Event Organizer for the entire group.

We are excited to have you, as part of our group, and we can't wait to "See You at the Movies!" If you have questions, feel free to contact us.


Upcoming events (1)

John Ford's The Searchers
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This will be a private home screening - NOT at BloomBars!
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In John Ford's masterful film, John Wayne stars as a Civil War veteran who embarks on an epic journey to rescue his niece from an Indian tribe.

The screening will be followed by discussion. We will be asking our group to OBSERVE the film's narrative elements - setting, theme, plot, characters, point of view, tone, and imagery / symbolism - to EXPLORE the film-making techniques Ford uses to tell the story.

I will pop popcorn, and I'm asking that guests bring a beverage or other snacks.

The Searchers (1956, 119 min), directed by John Ford - a 1956 American Technicolor VistaVision Western film, based on the 1954 novel by Alan Le May, set during the Texas–Indian Wars, and starring John Wayne as a middle-aged Civil War veteran who spends years looking for his abducted niece (Natalie Wood), accompanied by his adoptive nephew (Jeffrey Hunter). Critic Roger Ebert found Wayne's character, Ethan Edwards, "one of the most compelling characters Ford and Wayne ever created."


What: The Searchers
When: TBD
Where: A private residence

Parking and Directions: Street parking available on Chillum Place. The location is about 15 minutes walking distance from the Fort Totten METRO Station (map (https://www.google.com/maps/dir/Fort+Totten+Metro+Station,+Washington,+DC/5300+Chillum+Place+Northeast,+Washington,+DC+20011-2621,+USA/@38.954275,-77.0014371,16z/am=t/data=!3m1!4b1!4m13!4m12!1m5!1m1!1s0x89b7c7da578e1f2d:0x5e2a5def36950300!2m2!1d-77.0021153!2d38.9517231!1m5!1m1!1s0x89b7c7cf218258f7:0x6cde3e22426dd5eb!2m2!1d-76.994375!2d38.955201)).

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