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In 1966, it didn’t take much for the East German government to ban a film with possible existential themes, particularly if the film was a comment on the Nazis’ confiscation of art in the years leading up to World War II. Director Ralf Kirsten’s drama The Lost Angel, a chronicle of an artist whose memorial for World War I veterans was removed by Nazis in 1937, was finally released in a drastically shortened version in 1971. Now, the Goethe-Institut is screening The Lost Angel to mark the Great War’s centennial, paired with an introduction by art historian Marion Deshmukh, who will place the film and its featured art in their cultural context. Read more >>> The film shows at 6:30 p.m. at Goethe-Institut Washington, 812 7th St. NW. $4–$7. (202) 289-1200. goethe.de/washington. (Caroline Jones)
Capriotti’s, home of the year-round Thanksgiving-themed sandwich and a Joe Biden fave, opens its second D.C.-area location in Rosslyn today. The first 100 people in line at 11 a.m. will receive a free Bobbie sandwich (turkey, cranberry sauce, stuffing), and the first 50 will also get certificates for free Bobbies for a year. (Which actually translates to two subs a month for a year.) Capriotti’s, 1500 Wilson Blvd., Arlington. (703) 465-2277. capriottis.com. (Jessica Sidman)
OH AND ALSO
Acclaimed tap dancer, actor, and choreographer Savion Glover takes the stage at the Howard Theatre. 8 p.m. at 620 T St. NW. $35–$55.
Canadian folk rock group Frog Eyes performs at DC9 with Toronto-based rock duo PS I Love You. 8:30 p.m. at 1940 9th St. NW. $14.
The Anacostia Arts Center showcases affordable artwork from nearly 50 local artists in its new exhibition, “Cheap Thrills.” Celebrate the exhibition’s opening tonight at a reception featuring a live performance by ska band Eastern Standard Time. 6 p.m. at 1231 Good Hope Road SE. Free.
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