Final week of Baltimore International Film Festival

April 24, 1994|By Scott Timberg | Scott Timberg,Contributing Writer

In Sunday's Arts & Entertainment section, the location for the Baltimore International Film Festival's screening of "Highway Patrolman" was incorrect. The Alex Cox film will be shown at the Baltimore Museum of Art at 7:30 p.m. Saturday.

The Sun regrets the errors.

This is the final week of the 25th Baltimore International Film Festival, sponsored by the Baltimore Film Festival. All films will be shown at the Baltimore Museum of Art, 10 Art Museum Drive, except the closing-night screening of Alex Cox's "Highway Patrolman," which will be screened at the Senator Theatre.

"Secuestro," a documentary about strife-torn Colombia, will play tonight at 7 p.m.

Wednesday will bring Baltimore a taste of Robert Redford's Sundance Film Festival with "Where the River Flows North," a portrait of life in early 20th-century New England.


Thursday night will feature winning selections of the 1993 National Black Programming Consortium's competition -- featuring films that sketch black culture while dodging stereotypes. Beginning at 7:30 p.m., the films to be shown include: "Hardwood Dreams," about the Morningside (Calif.) High School basketball team; "Say Brother: Authentic Voices: Featuring Nikki Giovanni"; "Word From the Front," a portrait of a Massachusetts prison; and, "Women Should Be Priority," a rap anthem by Sweet Honey in the Rock that celebrates feminine power.

Friday will feature "Warrior Marks," which grew out of Alice Walker's "Possessing the Secret of Joy." The film looks at the African practice of female genital mutilation. A second taste of Sundance, "The Making of . . . 'And God Spoke,' " will follow at 9 p.m. The mock documentary chronicles the unraveling of a Biblical epic whose production problems doomed it to oblivion. "The Making of . . ." offers a rare glimpse of Hollywood's petty underside.

The festival will conclude Saturday with "Highway Patrolman," directed by Alex Cox of "Repo Man" and "Sid and Nancy" fame. Set in the wilds of Mexico, the film traces the descent of an idealistic young policeman into an inferno of violence and moral uncertainty.

The film will be shown after brief closing remarks at 7:30 p.m. A closing-night party, with Mexican music and food, will follow at 9:30 p.m.

Tickets for all films, except closing night, are $6 general admission and $5 for festival or forum members, seniors or students. Closing-night tickets, which include the party, are $10 general admission, $9 for members, seniors, and students.

Tickets are available at the door or at the BMA Box Office at (410) 235-0100. For information, call (410) 889-1993.

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