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Before she became the first woman to win an Oscar for Best Director, Kathryn Bigelow helmed Point Break, a surfer-dude crime thriller that’s become a cult classic thanks to its stunning action sequences and formidable acting: It’s Keanu Reeves at his most endearingly vacant. It’s an “enlightened” Patrick Swayze. It’s Gary Busey before he went nuts. And, randomly, Anthony Kiedis of the Red Hot Chili Peppers. Point Break is the Top Gun of the waves, and it’s resonated so deeply that it’s spawned Point Break Live!, a Rocky Horror-esque interactive film screening. The theatrical parody allows one lucky audience member to perform an on-the-spot audition to play Reeves’ Johnny Utah; the rest of the crowd acts as extras and quotes favorite sequences word for word. Take this as an opportunity to reenact the infamous bank robbery scene and put Reeves’ blank performance as Utah to shame. The film shows at 8 p.m. at the Howard Theatre, 620 T St. NW. $20–$35. (202) 803-2899. thehowardtheatre.com.