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ARTSBEAT and Culture 11-27-13

By on November 30, 2013

NBC’s new “The Sound of Music” is not trying to remake the classic movie.

photoforweb   The televised version of the stage production will feature Carrie Underwood as Maria.  A part immortalized on film by  Julie Andrews.  The original Broadway musical starred Mary Martin, along with Theodore Bikel as Captain von Trapp.

NBC will broadcast the production live from a hangar in Queens, New York on one night, Thursday, December 5 at 8 p.m. EST.


Agnieszka Holland Lecture and Film

The Embassy of the Republic of Poland and The National Gallery of Art will present an illustrated lecture by film director Agnieszka Holland followed by a screening of her latest miniseries Burning Bush.

photo-1forweb   Holland discusses her latest narrative feature In Darkness (2011) and the miniseries Burning Bush (2013). Both works are based on historic events — the struggle to survive in Nazi-occupied Poland and the revolutionary reaction to the Soviet invasion of Czechoslovakia in 1969, respectively — and illustrate with empathy the humanitarian and existential plight of various individuals.

Born in 1948 in Warsaw, Holland is one of Poland’s most internationally acclaimed film directors and screenwriters.

Sunday – December 1, 2:00- 3:00 pm Lecture / 3:30 pm Film screening; Admission Free.  National Gallery of Art – East Building Concourse Auditorium (National Mall between 3rd and 4th Streets along Constitution Avenue NW), Washington, DC.