Celebrity Sightings: Natalie Portman in Town for Filming of ‘Jackie’

Missed Kevin Spacey at the National Portrait Gallery? Ashley Judd at Gaston Hall or Halcyon House? Leo DiCaprio at Cafe Milano or 1789 Restaurant? You have a chance to catch a glimpse of actress Natalie Portman, who will be filming in town for the movie, “Jackie.”

Sure, many actors have traveled to Washington, D.C., not only for testifying before the Senate or House on Capitol Hill or putting their influence behind a good cause but also for doing their daytime job — working on a movie.

This weekend brings the production crew of “Jackie,” which stars Natalie Portman as Jacqueline Kennedy. The storyline focuses on the days immediately after the assassination of President John F. Kennedy in 1963. The movie is scheduled for 2017 release.

On March 2, Portman will attend a film screening of “A Tale of Love and Darkness,” focusing on life in Jerusalem during the end of the British mandate at the AFI Silver Theater in Silver Spring, Maryland.

The following is a traffic advisory from the Metropolitan Police Department for the filming of the motion picture, “Jackie.”

The Metropolitan Police Department and the Department of Transportation would like to inform the public of intermittent street closures in conjunction with the filming of the motion picture “JACKIE” which is scheduled for both Saturday, February 27, 2016, and Sunday, February 28, 2016. 

On Saturday, February 27, 2016, the filming will be from 9:00 a.m. until 4:00 p.m.
— 17th Street between “E” Street and Constitution Avenue, Northwest.

On Sunday February 28, 2016, the filming will be from 9:30 a.m. until 4:00 p.m.
— 15th Street between New York Avenue and “E” Street, Northwest.

Also on Sunday, February 28, 2016, the filming will be from 6:00 p.m. until 11:00 p.m.
— 14th Street between “E” and “F” Streets, Northwest

Motorists traveling in the area of this event may experience delays and should consider alternative routes if possible. The Metropolitan Police Department and the District of Columbia Department of Transportation would like to remind motorists to pay full attention whenever operating any motor vehicle and to be mindful of heavy pedestrian traffic that may be associated with special events.  These street closings are subject to change without notice based upon unanticipated events and prevailing conditions.

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