Baltimore Film Festival screens documentary, animation, 0...


April 10, 1994|By Scott Timberg

Baltimore Film Festival screens documentary, animation, 0) farce

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

"The Wonderful, Horrible Life of Leni Riefenstahl," a documentary that chronicles the rise and fall of Hitler's favorite filmmaker, will be shown at 7 tonight. Riefenstahl created "Triumph of the Will," an epic film of the 1934 Nazi Party Congress at Nuremberg. The Best of the International Tournee of Animation," a collection of 17 films from six countries, plays at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday. The program includes the original pilot of "The Ren & Stimpy Show" and six Academy Award winners.

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

Tickets for all showings are available at the BMA Box Office, (410) 235-0100. General admission is $6; $5 for seniors, students and forum members. For information, call the Baltimore Film Forum at (410) 889-1993. The figure in Robert Salazar's photographic montage "Verso: Cryptoporticus" is presented as one of drama and mystery. The curtains part to show her posing as if in a tableau, and surrounded by objects such as ropes, ribbons and a shell that presumably relate to her -- but what do they mean? Salazar, a 1983 graduate of the Maryland Institute, College of Art in drawing and painting, later turned to photography and is now pursuing a master's of fine arts degree from Towson State University. This is one of the works in his current show, running through April 22 at TSU's Union Gallery. For information, call (410) 830-2808.

John Dorsey "The House of Bernarda Alba," one of the best-known workby the great Spanish playwright, Federico Garcia Lorca, will be presented at Towson State University's Studio Theatre at 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday, and again April 20-23.

Peggy Penniman directs this drama about a domineering mother who attempts to confine her unmarried daughters at home for eight years of mourning after the death of her husband. "Lorca has woven an intricate tale of passion that is driven by repression and the effects of conservatism," says Penniman.

The Studio Theatre is in the TSU Fine Arts Center on the corner of Osler and Cross Campus drives. Tickets are $8. For more information, call (410) 830-2787.


J. Wynn Rousuck

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