TUESDAY, JULY 17TH: Are you one of those people who stomp around in the summertime complaining about all the fluff and robot movies that Hollywood keeps shoveling at you? The documentary No End in Sight, a tale about the fall of Baghdad, and (shockingly) the “principle errors of U.S. policy,” is heading your way. Tonight a screening takes place for the Overseas Press Club, with a panel discussion to follow with foreign service lady Barbara Bodine (for fun, ask her about that ABC docudrama The Path to 9/11—she was mighty pissed about how she was portrayed as obstructing FBI agent John O’Neill’s terrorism investigations in Yemen); Colonel Paul Hughes, director of strategic policy for the U.S. occupation, 2003; and director Charles Ferguson. Who misses robots now? For a more peaceful evening, head to the The Strand, where authors Beatrix Ost and Robert Thurman, Uma’s pop, discuss Tibetan Buddhism and their books.
[Overseas Press Club Screening of No End in Sight, Dolby Screening Room, 1350 Avenue of the Americas, 7 p.m.; www.opcofamerica.org; Beatrix Ost and Robert Thurman, The Strand, 828 Broadway, 8:30 p.m., www.strandbooks.com]