Jane Austen Film Festival at Dumbarton House, Sept. 18

The Bennet sister from 2005 film.
The Bennet sister from 2005 film.

Dumbarton House will host the Jane Austen Film Festival on the lawn of its North Garden on Wednesday, Sept. 18. This free showing of "Pride and Prejudice," starring Keira Knightley and Matthew Macfadyen, puts action to Jane Austen’s most famous novel. It is about a headstrong young woman, Elizabeth Bennet (Knightley), entering womanhood with four sisters, a crazy mother and no men that seem worthy of her time. Elizabeth is thrown when she meets Fitzwilliam Darcy (Macfayden), a rich and seemingly pompous man. She puts all her energy into hating and avoiding him, until she finds his hidden side.

The show will start around sunset or approximately 8 p.m. The lawn will open at 7 p.m, 2715 Q Street entrance only. Tradewinds Specialty Imports, Dean & Deluca, and Café Bonaparte will be selling food and drink. No pets or smoking allowed. Please bring blankets. You can thank Long & Foster and Christie's International Real Estate for sponsoring this event.

The museum will be closed during the event but is open Tuesday through Sunday, 11 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. Visit the Dumbarton House, the Headquarters of the National Society of The Colonial Dames of America, during that time to experience its rich history -- DumbartonHouse.org.

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