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There’s no denying it: Supercapitalist is a terrible movie. Another corporate thriller about a big financial scheme gone wrong, the film suffers from transparent plot twists, an utterly hackneyed storyline, and characters both unbelievable and archetypal. But it raises questions about the hedge funder as this generation’s go-to villain. Do we hate them because they helped bring on the financial crisis? Or because they’re rich, arrogant, and they wear suits—the preferred costume of assholes? MORE >> (Ally Schweitzer)
The film opens today at E Street Cinema.
DC Beer Week is winding down, but there are plenty of events tonight and tomorrow. Head to H Street Country Club from 4 to 8 p.m. today for “Brews, Bikes, and Putt Putt Golf.” The restaurant (with indoor mini-golf course) is teaming up with Colorado’s New Belgium Brewing for a tap takeover, including some beers not otherwise available in D.C. They’ll also be raffling off a 2012 Cruiser bike during a “hole-in-one” challenge at 8 p.m. For more Beer Week events, check out our calendar and guide. H Street Country Club, 1335 H St. NE; (202) 399-4722;hstreetcountryclub.com. (Jessica Sidman)
OH AND ALSO
If the D.C. art scene had an assistant principal, it would be Eames Armstrong. Under the banner Aether Art Projects, Armstrong has assembled a series of curators to bring (or co-bring) summer shows to an underused Bloomingdale art space at 87 Florida Ave. NW. “ScanTron,” the second show in the series, puts a D.C. artist collective called YouGotGot to the test. MORE >> (Kriston Capps)
The opening reception for “ScanTron” begins 6 p.m. Saturday at 87 Florida Ave. NW. Free.
District Comics is billed as “an unconventional history of Washington, D.C.” The graphic anthology is unconventional, definitely, but above all, it’s ambitious. Editor Matt Dembicki, a local cartoonist, gathered an all-star team of artists and writers to peer into the District’s past, illustrating obscure chapters of our history, like the story of James Hampton, the janitor and outsider artist who built a religious shrine out of garbage in his Shaw garage. MORE >> (Christopher Heller)
Contributors discuss and sign the book at 3 p.m. Sunday at One More Page Books, 2200 N. Westmoreland St., No. 101, Arlington. Free.onemorepagebooks.com. (703) 300-9746.