Fill up on film

Ah, mid-January. That time of year when we are finally free of having Michael Buble Christmas songs forced upon us and everyone around us is too busy talking about their social-media detox to pay much attention to the fact no one cares. Is now the time for quiet reflection? Or manic vision-board-making to ensure everything you ever wanted happens this year thanks to the power of positive thinking? We’ve all got big plans, sure. But if you’re going to tune into the cosmos and all that, consider this: From what we can tell, the city really wants you to spend this week doing nothing but watching movies. Behold:

Over at the Crest Theatre (1013 K Street) on Friday, January 8, at 7:30 p.m., they’ll be showing the ’80s classic Ferris Bueller’s Day Off. Is there any better endorsement for “living in the moment” or “investing in yourself” than this masterpiece on the art of slacking off? Tickets are $8-$10. The next evening on Saturday, January 9, at 7:30 p.m., the Crest is showing Gone With the Wind as part of the second annual “Eat on K” event. Dine at a participating restaurant beforehand and bring your receipt so you can watch Rhett Butler not give a damn for free.

Or, if you are the type to give a fiddlesticks about things, don’t miss the Art on Film series presented by the Crocker Art Museum (216 O Street) one night earlier, Thursday, January 7, at 6 p.m. Tickets are $10-$15. The series is a showcase curated by local film buffs and this week’s selection is Hal Hartley’s 1990 indie classic Trust starring the late Adrianne Shelley along with Martin Donovan and a pre-Sopranos Edie Falco. It’s the story of a knocked-up teen drop-out and what happens after she breaks the baby news to her family. Local filmmaker Jenny Stark will introduce the film and host a Q&A after. The film is stripped down and the vibe moody but also a little bit funny. Culture!