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While the DMV is teeming with free outdoor movie screenings—providing its residents perhaps too many opportunities to indulge in Whole Foods cheese wheels—this year’s schedule has one glaring exclusion: Woody Allen’s Annie Hall. A bonafide crowd pleaser, Annie Hall is a fine option for an outdoor film festival; its witty, fast-paced dialogue induces big laughs, and its reasonable 93-minute running time is easy on the bladder. Luckily, the mensches over at the Washington D.C. Jewish Community Center have rectified this injustice with “Double Take: Woody Allen,” a two-week series of air-conditioned double features featuring some of Allen’s most revered films. This week pairs Annie Hall with Purple Rose of Cairo, Allen’s lighthearted comedy about the joys and perils of cinematic escapism. Those who prefer Allen in his Bergman-like moralist mode should seek out next week’s more indoor-inclined pairing of Manhattan and Crimes and Misdemeanors.
The films show at 6:45 p.m. and run July 8 to July 21 at the Washington D.C. Jewish Community Center, 1529 16th St. NW. $11. (202) 518-9400. washingtondcjcc.org.