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“Or maybe it was just the plain fact that I am tired and growing old,” says Philip Marlowe in the opening lines of Farewell, My Lovely. The AFI Silver’s tribute to Robert Mitchum wraps up with this 1975 adaptation of the novel by Raymond Chandler. Hard-boiled private detective Philip Marlowe is a perfect character for the aging, jaded actor. Set in 1941 Los Angeles, the movie is drenched in a neon art deco that was once the standard for film noir but now has all but disappeared from the big screen, much like icons such as Mitchum. Co-starring Charlotte Rampling as a rich judge’s young wife and Sylvester Stallone as a small-time thug, the movie seems to be passing the silver screen baton to the next generation. Despite a subplot involving a rare jade, Farewell, My Lovely is no Chinatown, but they still don’t make them like this anymore. Read more>>> The film screens at 12 p.m. at the AFI Silver Theatre and Cultural Center, 8633 Colesville Road, Silver Spring. $8–$10. (301) 495-6700. afi.com/silver. (Pat Padua)
OH AND ALSO
British pop crooner Sam Smith performs at Capital One Arena for his The Thrill of It All tour. 8 p.m. at 601 F St. NW. $60–$99.50.
Argentinian reggae band Los Cafres performs at the Fillmore Silver Spring. 8 p.m. at 8656 Colesville Road, Silver Spring. $24.50–$35.
With Independence Day fast-approaching, head to the National Postal Museum to see Alexander Hamilton: Soldier, Secretary, Icon, an exhibition exploring the iconic Founding Father’s life. 10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. at 2 Massachusetts Ave. NE. Free.
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