Arthouse Theater Day featuring Titicut Follies (Special Event)

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Arthouse Theater Day featuring Titicut Follies
Sunday, September 24, 2017 7:00 PM
Arlington Cinema and Drafthouse, Arlington, VA
  • Theater admission 21 or over unless accompanied by parent/guardian before 9PM - 21 or older after 9PM.
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  • Ticket Price: $10.00
  • Door Time: 6:00 PM
  • Restrictions: Theater admission 21 or over unless accompanied by parent/guardian before 9PM - 21 or older after 9PM.
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A 50th anniversary restoration of TITICUT FOLLIES will also be featured, followed by a conversation with documentary director Frederick Wiseman and visionary filmmaker Wes Anderson.

The Arlington Drafthouse wants to make sure you saw the BIG news that a special conversation between Wes Anderson and Frederick Wiseman has been recorded to be attached to the newly restored 4K version of Titicut Follies for its 50th Anniversary as part of the 2017 Art House Theater Day on 9/24. 

Wes and Fred have been friends for many years and their conversation covers their influences, the importance of art house theaters, and a few other random tidbits. Those of you familiar with Fred's High School might recall the student taking a call on a pay phone in the hallway, which Wes lifted to use in Rushmore when Jason Schwartzman makes a similar call.

Also included is never before seen footage of Fred Wiseman - at the age of just 36 - at the court arguments for the State of Massachussetts' hearings to ban the film. You won't believe it.

This of course takes place on 9/24, so it would also serve as a perfect pre-cursor for those planning on showing Fred's newest film, EX LIBRIS: The New York Public Library, which opens at the Film Forum in New York on 9/13.

Art House Theater Day celebrates the legacy of independent theaters as advocates for cinema arts. In an age where media has become more digital than tangible, more solitary than social, art house theaters remain the physical spaces where film lovers congregate and connect with intrepid, creative filmmaking. They are the beating heart for new and exciting cinema that is shaping the future of the medium.

In recent decades, a colorful constellation of art houses has emerged across the globe. This art house movement has nurtured a flourishing ecosystem of adventurous audiences, independent productions, and an incredible diversity of original filmmaking. Art House Theater Day is a worldwide celebration in honor of this movement, a day to celebrate cinemas that stand the test of time and the tremendous film culture that art house theaters promote.


Every theater is unique, and the Art House Theater Day celebrations will reflect that. But one invariable is that every event will be special. Several film distributors are offering exclusive programs that you will only be able to see on Art House Theater Day at participating theaters (keep an eye on our news feed for announcements).

Participants will also have special film ephemera and other exclusive items to giveaway. Add to that your own locality’s unique filmmaker visits, live music and parties, and there is an abundance of festivities to look forward to on September 24!