Exposed to independents Movies: MicroCineFest will show more than 25 films in Highlandtown.

September 25, 1998|By Ann Hornaday | Ann Hornaday,SUN FILM CRITIC

MicroCineFest presents Blackchair Productions' Independent Exposure tonight at 9 p.m. at the Lodge in Highlandtown.

More than 25 films will be shown, including two by local artists Alvin Ecarm and Dwayne Moser. The Lodge is at 244 S. Highland Ave. Doors open at 7 p.m. Admission is $2.

Experimental film

Former Baltimore filmmaker tENTATIVELY, a cONVENIENCE returns on Saturday with yet another concoction of sound and images.

He will preside at the Red Room at Normal's Bookstore Saturday, starting at 8: 30 p.m. Don't miss this rare chance to experience the return of one of Baltimore's most revered prodigals, at one of the city's coziest experimental film venues! Normal's Bookstore is at 425 E. 31st St. A donation of $5 is encouraged.

Making of 'Titanic'

The Smithsonian will hold an all-day seminar on the making of James Cameron's "Titanic" Saturday from 10 a.m. until 4: 30 p.m. Five members of the film's technical and creative team will discuss the mechanics that went into making Cameron's vision a reality, including producer John Landau, historian Dan Lynch, videographer Ed Marsh, visual historian Ken Marschall and visual effects supervisor Robert Legato.

The seminar will be held at the Baird Auditorium in the Natural History Museum. Admission is $80 for the general public; $60 for resident members and $54 for senior members. For more information, call 202-357-3030.

Americans at war

Film historian Thomas Cripps will lead the discussion at the first video screening of "From Rosie to Roosevelt: A Film History of lTC Americans in World War II," a viewing, reading and discussion series at the Enoch Pratt Free Library.

The series starts Saturday at noon, with "Hollywood Goes to War," a lecture with film clips presented by Cripps. At 2 p.m., the film "Since You Went Away" (1944) will be shown at the Wheeler Auditorium. The series, which is free and open to the public, will continue through Nov. 15.


Scott Loughrey will screen his 36-minute short film "Double-Cross" at the Charles Theater Sunday at noon. The Jazz Collective will accompany the film, and a continental breakfast will be served. Suggested donation is $10 to $15.

Baltimoreans featured

If you're lucky enough to be wired for the Independent Film Channel, look out for Baltimore filmmaker Darryl LeMont Wharton's segment of "Split/Screen" Monday night. Wharton, a former writer for "Homicide" whose debut feature film "Detention" is currently making the festival rounds, provided a segment on how "Homicide" provides day jobs for the city's burgeoning film community.

Film representative, author and independent film guru John Pierson is the host of "Split/Screen," which airs at 8 p.m. and 11 p.m. And stay tuned: A segment by Steve Yeager ("Divine Trash"), about the experimental filmmakers George and Mike Kuchar, will air on Oct. 12.

Pub Date: 9/25/98

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