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July 5, 2007

See Sicko with DC for Democracy This Friday


Here’s the latest from our friends at DC for Democracy:

Finish out the holiday week by joining other DCFD members at the movies! Bring a friend or two!

Michael Moore’s new documentary, Sicko, opened at theaters across the nation last week to amazing reviews. Sicko explores our crumbling health care system and the role of the insurance and pharmaceutical industries.

Come out to see the flim with us this Friday, July 6th for the 7:30pm showing at the Landmark E Street Cinema at 555 11th Street NW. We’ll meet at 7pm sharp to get tickets and seats.

RSVP Today!

SPECIAL OFFER!* Bring along a potential new member and we’ll pay for his or her ticket. If you plan to bring someone, please contact Lynda at lynda.laughlin{at}gmail.com.

*This offer is only available to new members.

See you at the movies!

DCFD Secretary

December 18, 2006

Amnesty International Film: “Outlawed”


The Cleveland Park chapter of Amnesty International USA is having an “America I Believe In” house party Tuesday, December 19, at 7:30 at the Cleveland Park Library, 3310 Connecticut Ave NW (RSVP):

Outlawed: Extraordinary Rendition, Torture and Disappearances in the “War on Terror” tells the stories of Khaled El-Masri and Binyam Mohamed, two men who have survived extraordinary rendition, secret detention, and torture by the U.S. government working with various other governments worldwide. “Outlawed” features relevant commentary from Louise Arbour, the U.N. High Commissioner for Human Rights, U.S. President George W. Bush, Michael Scheuer, the chief architect of the rendition program and former head of the Osama Bin Laden unit at the CIA, and Condoleezza Rice, the U.S. Secretary of State.

“Outlawed” a documentary produced by WITNESS and AI USA in association with 12 other groups worldwide, places the post-9/11 phenomenon of renditions and the “war on terror” in a human rights context and calls for action end these human rights abuses.

December 7, 2006

Join Us for “Bobby” and Yenching Palace Saturday


This Saturday, December 9, Dupont Circle Drinking Liberally will be going to the 7 o’clock showing of Bobby, the new movie about Robert Kennedy, at DC’s last movie palace, the Uptown Theatre, 3424 Connecticut Ave NW (Cleveland Park Metro), which opened in 1933.

Then at 9:30, we’ll head up the street to Washington’s best Chinese restaurant from the time of the movie and see how well it’s surviving the modern era. Yenching Palace (3524 Connecticut Ave NW) was the site of meetings in 1962 between emissaries of JFK and Khrushchev during the Cuban missile crisis and in 1971 between Henry Kissinger and Chinese representatives when Nixon was planning to restore relations with China. Rumor has it that Yenching Palace will be turning into a Walgreen’s before long, so check it out before it’s gone.

If you’re interested in joining us, meet in front of the theater at 6:40, and please e-mail us at dcthu@drinkingliberally.org so we can have some idea how many people will be going to the restaurant.

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October 3, 2006

Iraq for Sale


Iraq for Sale - The War Profiteers

On Thursday, October 12, Join us in the back room of Timberlake’s, 1726 Connecticut Ave NW (Dupont Circle Metro), for this special screening of Robert Greenwald’s latest film, Iraq for Sale.

Cash bar starts at 6:30, and the screening will start at 7:30.

Iraq for Sale: The War Profiteers is the story of what happens to everyday Americans when corporations go to war.

Acclaimed director Robert Greenwald (Wal-Mart: The High Cost of Low Price, Outfoxed and Uncovered) takes you inside the lives of soldiers, truck drivers, widows and children who have been changed forever as a result of profiteering in the reconstruction of Iraq. Iraq for Sale uncovers the connections between private corporations making a killing in Iraq and the decision makers who allow them to do so.

September 29, 2006

Dinner and a Movie — “Al Franken: God Spoke”


It’s time for another DCDL movie outing. This Saturday, September 30, we’ll be going to see the new movie Al Franken: God Spoke:

The makers of The War Room turn their cameras on yet another burgeoning political career. A cinema verite pursuit of Al Franken, shot over the course of two years, the film follows the former SNL writer turned political attack dog from his highly publicized (and well-timed) feud with Bill O’Reilly over Franken’s best selling book, “Lies and the Lying Liars Who Tell Them” to his tireless campaign against George Bush in the 2004 Presidential election.

We’ll be converging on Landmark E Street Cinema, 555 11th Street NW (near Metro Center and Gallery Place), meeting in front of the theater at 7 sharp to go to the 7:15 show. Afterward we’ll head over to the Capitol City Brewing Company, 1100 New York Ave NW (near 11th and H) for dinner and beer. You can meet us there at 9:15 if you’re not going to the movie. Let us know at dcthu@drinkingliberally.org if you’re coming to dinner so we have an idea how many people to tell the restaurant we have.

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