- The Washington Times - Wednesday, April 4, 2007

Janis Goodman’s Shifting Waters at the Gallery at Flashpoint evokes water’s myriad moods. With powerful markings of her graphite pencil, Miss Goodman shows sudden bursts of water flying up — rendered with dense crosshatchings — or more gentle movements of tides through marshes and wetlands. Don’t miss these 13 large-scale drawings by Miss Goodman, who also teaches at the Corcoran College of Art and Design. At Flashpoint, 916 G St. NW. Noon to 6 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday or by appointment, through April 21. Free. 202/315-1305.

— Joanna Shaw-Eagle

The spring movie programs at the National Gallery of Art include a three-part homage to Paris in the 1920s called “Parisian Panorama.” Originally released between 1923 and 1930, the movies are designed to supplement an exhibition called “Paris in Transition.”

The first selections, on April 14 at 12:30 p.m., consist of the feature Etudes sur Paris and the short Paris Cinema. Both feast on the scenic potential of the city. The second program, scheduled for April 15 at 4:30 p.m., exhibits some of the famous early films of Rene Clair — the shorts La Tour (alluding to the Eiffel Tower) and Paris qui Dort and the musical Under the Roofs of Paris, a pioneering talkie. The final program, April 21 at 1 p.m., offers Paris Express, a half-hour collaboration of Pierre and Jacques Prevert, Marcel Duhamel and Alberto Cavalcanti, associated with the surrealists at the time, and a fanciful short feature by Henri Diamant-Berger titled Paris la nuit, in which a countess tours the poorer quarters of the city.

All showings are free and held in the auditorium of the East Building. An early arrival is advisable. Fourth Street and Constitution Avenue Northwest. 202/847-6799.

— Gary Arnold

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