The 1998 film about a small-fry criminal who finds a way out, at least intellectually, with poetry, “Slam” shows parts of the district that aren’t likely to show up much in, say, Mark Leibovich’s “This Town.”
The Hill Center/Friends of Southeast Library series “Hill Flicks/Hollywood on the Potomac” is hosted by Hill Rag film critic Mike Canning. The reels start spinning at 7 p.m. at 921 Pennsylvania Ave. SE. Admission is free, but please register at hillcenterdc.org.
Roll Call After Dark is about what Washington does when it's not at work.
The District of Columbia is a cultural capital where you can you get your kicks from movies projected on the National Mall, lectures on vermouth or Russian avant-garde art. There's always something to do.
Jason Dick is the Hill Life editor for Roll Call and has also worked at Greenwire, CongressDaily and National Journal Daily during his time in Washington. @jasonjdick