Patapsco to appear in Ford thriller Set: 'Random Hearts' scenes shot at the Key Bridge


September 04, 1998|By Ann Hornaday | Ann Hornaday,SUN FILM CRITIC

That wasn't Harrison Ford at the Key Bridge Monday night, but it was the next best thing: the tail-end of a plane sticking out of the Patapsco was put there in the service of "Random Hearts," a political thriller he's currently filming in the Washington, D.C., area. Director Sydney Pollack used the bridge to film an early sequence in the movie, in which an airplane crash sets off a series of events. The project will visit a cabin in Prince George's or Howard County for a week later on in the schedule.

Women in Film and Video

Women in Film and Video of Maryland (WIFV) will hold its next open membership meeting at UPN24 on Thursday, Sept. 10. Local filmmakers Mary Hardcastle and Shelly Morhaim ("Mixed Blessings") will be the guest speakers. The meeting is open to the public for a donation of $10 and free to WIFV members. Networking starts at 6 p.m. and the meeting starts at 7 p.m. UPN24 studios are at 4820 Seton Drive. WIFV is a nonprofit organization dedicated to promoting women in the film and video industries. For more information, call the WIFV hot line at 410-685-FILM.

Documentary screening

"Family Name," a documentary about a white filmmaker's search for the African-Americans in his family tree that will be shown later this month on Maryland Public Television, will be screened at Johns Hopkins on Tuesday at 7: 30 p.m. The filmmaker, Mackey Alston, will answer questions after the screening. "Family Name" will be shown at Donovan Room, Gilman #110. The screening is free and open to the public.

'The Thief' at the Charles

Cinema Sundays will resume Sept. 13 with a screening of "The Thief," an acclaimed drama from Russia that will open at the Charles later this month. NPR film reporter and WETA commentator Pat Dowell will lead the discussion after the movie. Doors open at 9: 45 a.m.; screenings usually begin at 10: 30 a.m. A brunch of bagels and coffee is served.

Memberships for this season's 10-program series are $145 (renewing members can re-up for $125). Members receive a benefit package worth a minimum of $100, including free passes to the Charles, invitations to special previews, discounts at area restaurants, cafes and theaters, as well as a discount on next season's program. For more information, call 410-727-3464.

Pub Date: 9/04/98

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