My brother David is such a good influence. Rather than just talking about doing fun stuff around DC, he actually manages to get us to do it. Tonight's adventure: Screen on the Green. This is a fun one - you sit on the National Mall, with the Capital Building in the background, watching a classic movie. See what I mean:
As you can see above, the show opened with a classic Bugs Bunny cartoon (which was over-the-top sexist, as the witch complains how bad women drivers are) and then went onto the feature film which was On the Waterfront.At first I found the film to be hard to follow, though, eventually, I got my head wrapped around the story. I can actually say that in the end, I liked it. I can't tell if it was hard to understand because I was missing the 1950's references/context, or if movies today are more spoon fed to you, or if I simply found some of the audio hard to understand and missed some key lines. Regardless, as classic movies go, it's one I'm glad I saw.
I can't recommend Screen on the Green highly enough. It was such a novel and fun way to take in a movie and the scenery is just perfect. If you have a chance to go, make sure you bring a blanket and some food and you'll have an excellent time.Here are some more photos from the evening.