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April 17, 1994|By Scott Timberg

Film festival still rolling

The Baltimore International Film Festival continues this week with a wide variety of films, starting tonight with "The Life and Times of Allen Ginsberg," a documentary about the beat poet, at 7 p.m.

From Robert Redford's Sundance Film Festival comes "Mama Awethu!" Wednesday at 7:30 p.m. It is preceded by "Blood Ties: The Life and Work of Sally Mann." On Thursday night, the festival offers a tribute to late director Federico Fellini with a restored version of his 1954 masterpiece, "La Strada."

The Baltimore premiere of "Neria," from Zimbabwe, will be at 7:30 Friday night. Screening at 9:30 p.m. will be England's "Wide Eyed & Legless," a love story about a couple's fight against a mysterious illness. And on Saturday, "Women From the Lake of Scented Souls," from China, co-winner of the top prize at last year's Berlin Film Festival, will be shown at 7:30 p.m. "The Northerners," from the Netherlands, will be screened at 9:15 p.m.; and at 11:15 p.m. "Between the Teeth," a concert film of a recent tour by David Byrne, will be shown.

The films will be shown at the Baltimore Museum of Art. Tickets are $6 general admission. Advance tickets are available at the BMA box office, (410) 235-0100. Call (410) 889-1993 for film information. The festival, sponsored by the Baltimore Film Forum, runs until April 30.

The real-estate agent Lynne McCoy, who was murdered four days before Christmas, was a professionally trained singer who was devoted to music. Her family and employer have since organized the Lynne and Bob McCoy Scholarship Fund at the Peabody Prep. Baltimore native John Aler, one of the world's great tenors, has donated his services this Sunday to raise money for the fund in a concert at St. Bartholomew's Church, where Mrs. McCoy was a parishioner. Two of the city's most respected musicians, organist Rodney Hansen and Baltimore Symphony hornist Peter Landgren, are also donating their services by assisting Mr. Aler. For the concert -- which will include works by Mozart, Duparc, Schubert and Vaughan Williams -- offerings will be accepted, with a suggested minimum of $7. But to become a patron of the scholarship fund (at a minimum $30) or a benefactor (at a maximum $50), please send a check, payable to St. Bartholomew's, to the church office, 4711 Edmondson Ave., Baltimore 21229. For more information, call the church, (410) 945-7263 or Bill Spencer, (410) 377-7126.

Stephen Wigler The steel industry may no longer play as large a role in Baltimore as it once did, but it is a proud part of the community's heritage. In recent years it has found a champion in Nadezda Prvulovic's large-scale paintings of blast furnaces and in her portraits of steelworkers. Beginning Saturday and continuing through May 23, Gomez Gallery will present what it calls an "interdisciplinary installation" of three elements focusing on the steel industry. It will combine Prvulovic's paintings with photographs by Joseph Elliott and with artifacts from the industry itself, including historic photographs. Gomez is at 836 Leadenhall St. For information, call (410) 752-2080.

John Dorsey

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