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27 “The Tin Drum” The National Gallery of Art screens Volker Schlondorff’s film adaptation of Nobel Prize-winner Gunter Grass’s novel. The director’s cut will be screened in this Washington area premiere. At National Gallery of Art, East Building.
29 “Bill W” The film chronicles the life of Bill Wilson, founder of Alcoholics Anonymous, tracing his disease, recovery and the founding of the now-ubiquitous organization. At Landmark's E Street Cinema.
30 “As Luck Would Have It” Directed by Alex de la Iglesia, this Spanish satire stars Salma Hayek, Jose Mota, Blanco Portillo and Fernando Tejero. Area theaters.
31 “Sound City.” Dave Grohl’s documentary tells the story of the legendary Los Angeles recording studio, featuring appearances by a host of famous musical artists, including Stevie Nicks, Paul McCartney, Tom Petty, Trent Reznor and Rick Springfield. At Landmark’s E Street Cinema.
1 “Bullet to the Head” A New Orleans hit man (Sylvester Stallone) and a D.C. police officer (Sung Kang) team up to bring down the men who killed their respective partners. Directed by Walter Hill. Area theaters.
1 “Girls Against Boys” A psycho-drama thriller directed by Austin Chick about two girls who, after bad experiences with men, team up to kill them. Starring Danielle Panabaker, Nicole LaLiberte and Liam Aiken. Area theaters.
1 Howard Hawks Coinciding with Academy Awards season, this two-part retrospective explores the diverse oeuvre of the director, who was awarded an honorary Oscar by the academy in 1975. At AFI Silver Theatre. Through July 2.
1 Mr. and Mrs. Hitchcock.A selection of Hitchcock films with screenplays by Alfred Hitchcock’s wife, Alma Reville. At AFI Silver Theatre. Through April 11.
1 Oscar-Nominated Short Films 2013: Animated This year’s crop of Academy Award-nominated animated shorts are “Adam and Dog” (Minkyu Lee), “Fresh Guacamole” (PES), “Head Over Heels” (Timothy Reckart and Fodhla Cronin O’Reilly), “The Longest Daycare” (David Silverman) and “Paperman” (John Kahrs). At Landmark's E Street Cinema.
1 Oscar-Nominated Short Films 2013: Live Action This year’s selection of Academy Award-nominated live-action shorts are “Asad” (Bryan Buckley and Mino Jarjoura), “Buzkashi Boys” (Sam French and Ariel Nasr), “Curfew” (Shawn Christensen), “Death of a Shadow” (Tom Van Avermaet and Ellen De Waele) and “Henry” (Yan England). At Landmark's E Street Cinema.
1 Quentin Tarantino Retrospective.On the heels of the director’s Oscar-nominated “Django Unchained,” this series includes films from throughout the director’s career, including the spaghetti Westerns that inspired “Django.” At AFI Silver Theatre. Through April 13.
1 Screen Valentines: Great Movie Romances.Returning again this year is AFI Silver’s series of romance movies, including romantic comedies and dramas, both contemporary and classic. At AFI Silver Theatre. Through March 14.
1 “Stand Up Guys” Al Pacino, Christopher Walken, Alan Arkin and Julianna Margulies star in this action-comedy about a pair of aging con men who get their old crew together as one struggles with his assignment to kill the other. Area theaters.
1 “Warm Bodies” A zombie romantic drama directed by Jonathan Levine and starring Nicholas Hoult, Teressa Palmer, Rob Corddry and John Malkovich. Area theaters.
1 “Reservoir Dogs” Quentin Tarantino’s early work follows a jewelry heist gone awry. At Artisphere.
2 “Ashes and Diamonds” A digital restoration of Andrzej Wajda’s 1958 Polish film. At National Gallery of Art, East Building.
3 Isaki Lacuesta RetrospectiveA film series celebrating the work of the Barcelona-based director. At National Gallery of Art, East Building. Through Feb. 24.
5 “Please Subscribe: A Documentary About YouTubers” Dan Dobi’s film documents a day in the lives of major YouTube sensations such as Hannah Hart, Wheezy Waiter, Kevin Khandijian and Daily Grace. At Landmark's E Street Cinema.
7 Second Annual ReelAbilities: Greater D.C. Disabilities Film FestivalA disability-themed film festival, hosted by the Jewish Community Center of Northern Virginia and with screenings throughout D.C., Maryland and Virginia. Area locations. Through Feb. 14.
8 “Identity Thief” A comedy about a man (Jason Bateman) who goes to great lengths to clear his name and credit score after his identity is stolen by Diana (Melissa McCarthy). Also starring Amanda Peet, Jon Favreau, Tip “T.I.” Harris, John Cho and Robert Patrick. Area theaters.