If you live in the metro Washington, DC area, you may want to clear your calendars from July 11 – August 1. Dunbarton House, a colonial age house in the Georgetown neighborhood in DC, will be holding a Jane Austen Film Festival starting July 11 (tomorrow!) and running until August 1.
The films are:
Love and Friendship (2016): July 11th
Sense & Sensibility (1995): July 18th
Emma (1996): July 25th
Pride & Prejudice (2005): August 1st
Tickets are $6 USD per film or $20 for all four films. If you become a museum member, the films are free and you also get early entry.
Gate open at 7:00pm for members, 7:30pm for the public. The film will start at sunset, approximately 8:30pm.
Why Jane Austen at Dumbarton House?
“Austen was writing and publishing these timeless, engaging novels during a time of great tumult between the United States and Great Britain: The War of 1812. This conflict started to brew in 1811 (Emma), heat up in 1813 (Pride & Prejudice), climax in 1815 (Sense & Sensibility), and ended in early 1816. Dumbarton House’s primary owners, the Nourse Family, were in residence 1804-1813, and second resident Charles Carroll played first host to First Lady Dolley Madison at Dumbarton House on August 24, 1814, in her hurried departure from the White House as the British approached to burn it.”
You can find more information on entrance, parking, and recommendations of items to bring to enjoy the event at Dumbarton House’s website.