There’s still time to nominate local icons for Best of D.C.
No, I have not seen Quentin Tarantino’s latest film, so I apologize if it ends up sucking (though, when has a Tarantino film sucked?), but here’s why you need to see it: Tarantino, a true cinephile, arranged for about 100 theaters around the world to be retrofitted with anamorphic 70mm film projectors to screen a special “roadshow” edition of the film. One of those theaters, the AFI Silver in Silver Spring, is one of the last theaters in the area that still projects movies on film and is perhaps the perfect venue to take in Tarantino’s latest. In addition to the retrofitted 70mm projectors, the “roadshow” edition harkens back to movie-going of yesteryear; running over three hours with an intermission and overture and without 30 minutes of previews and advertisements before the show. A trip to the movies is a classic Christmas tradition for those who don’t celebrate (or for those that do, but need a break from family time), and nothing screams “the holiday season” more than a bloody Quentin Tarantino film about stranded bounty hunters presented on gorgeous 70mm. ‘Tis the season. The film shows daily at AFI Silver Theatre, 8633 Colesville Road, Silver Spring. $20. (301) 495-6700. afi.com/silver.