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Should you be one of the lucky people not moving boxes this weekend, you’re entitled to a day of relaxation. The D.C. Jewish Community Center has anticipated your need and lined up a selection of classic films by Jewish directors and, as an added bonus, none of their names rhyme with Shmoody Pallin’. Start your afternoon with The Apartment, Billy Wilder’s dark comedy about a corporate drone who lets his boss use his home for affairs; then transition to the dark world of bank robberies when Dog Day Afternoon screens and Pacino starts screaming “Attica! Attica!” Things brighten up when Elaine Mays’ A New Leaf, starring Walter Matthau as a man who’s spent his entire inheritance and needs to find a wealthy wife immediately, screens at 5 p.m. Closing out the day is Mel Brooks’ Young Frankenstein, a slightly predictable choice that never disappoints. You might be able to recreate this experience from your bed using Netflix, but these films are even better when you watch with a group of chosen people. The films screen beginning at noon at the Washington D.C. Jewish Community Center, 1529 16th St. NW. $13–$25. (202) 518-9400. washingtondcjcc.org.