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Ignore R.E.M.’s advice and go back to Rockville tonight for the Peerless Rockville historical society’s screening of Robert Rossen’s 1964 movie, Lilith. Filmed throughout Rockville (subtly renamed “Stonemont” in the film), Lilith, based on J.R. Salamanca’s novel, features presidential hopeful Warren Beatty as a wet-behind-the-ears therapist who falls for an enchanting mental patient, played by silver-screen legend Jean Seberg. Other stars include Peter Fonda, Gene Hackman, and Olympia Dukakis, but, as the press release says, “the real star of this black-and-white film is Rockville” whose landmarks will be examined when the projector stops “at strategic times” throughout the screening. As pre-election pundit fodder, Lilith doesn’t hold a candle to Ronald Reagan’s star turn in Bedtime for Bonzo, but if Mr. Beatty goes to Washington, this film should at least provide some decent ammo for those Inauguration Day water-cooler jokes. At 7 p.m. at the Red Brick Courthouse’s Grand Courtroom, 29 Courthouse Square, Rockville. Free. (301) 762-0096. (Amanda Fazzone)