Film festival unreels at BMA

April 08, 1994

The Baltimore International Film Festival continues this week with 7 films showing at the Baltimore Museum of Art, 10 Art Museum Drive.

"Luna Park," showing tonight at 7:30, focuses on a young man caught in a racist subculture in crumbling Russia. Tonight at 9:30, "Sunday's Children," a collaboration between Ingmar and Daniel Bergman, tells the story of a boy growing up and coming to terms with a family crisis in 1920s Sweden.

"Calendar," Atom Egoyam's story of marital estrangement in Armenia, shows Saturday night at 7:30 p.m. "Raining Stones," Saturday night at 9:15 p.m., walks the line between optimism and despair as it tells the tale of an out-of-work laborer in post-Thatcher Britain. "The Wonderful, Horrible Life of Leni Riefenstahl" will show Sunday at 7 p.m. The film, one of four documentaries slated for the festival, chronicles the rise and fall of Hitler's favorite filmmaker. "The Best of the International Tournee of Animation," a collection of 17 films from six countries, plays Wednesday, April 13, at 7:30 p.m. The program includes the pilot of the "Ren and Stimpy Show" and six Academy Award winners.

On Thursday, the festival features "Tito and Me," a French and Yugoslavian farce about Josip Broz Tito -- tyrannical leader of post-World War II Yugoslavia-- told from the point of view of a 10-year-old boy.

Festival films are are $6 general admission and $5 for seniors, students and forum members.

Tickets for all showings are available at the BMA box office, 10 Art Museum Drive, at 235-0100. For film information, call the Baltimore Film Forum at 889-1993.

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