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The Westway is the highway that cuts across the north side of London’s Notting Hill, the neighborhood whose mid-’70s riots were immortalized on the cover of The Clash; it’s the road the band traveled—symbolically—to Sandinista! and the rest of its politically charged punk/world music. Released as part of a slightly premature silver jubilee for the band, Westway to the World is a documentary directed by Don Letts, who started out making Clash videos and later played with Mick Jones in Big Audio Dynamite. As is revealed by the film—and Johnny Green’s recent memoir, A Riot of Our Own: Night and Day With the Clash—the group’s politics were never as coherent as its call to arms was stirring. But these screenings, a Positive Force benefit for the Washington Peace Center, should provide rousing intermissions during what is likely to be another dispiriting election day. At 8:30 and 10 p.m., Tuesday, Nov. 7, at the Black Cat, 1831 14th St. NW. $5. (202) 667-7960. (Mark Jenkins)