The Hiroshima-Nagasaki Commemoration Committee will present a video screening of "Sounder" tonight at 7: 30 p.m. Cicely Tyson and Paul Winfield star in Martin Ritt's classic 1972 drama about a sharecropper family living in Louisiana during the Depression. The video will be shown at the American Friends Service Committee, 4806 York Road. Doors open at 7 p.m. Admission is free, and refreshments will be served. For more information call 410-377-7987.
It's `Wonderful' to give
If it's the holiday season, it must be time for the Senator to dust off a print of "It's a Wonderful Life," Frank Capra's classic Christmas tale starring Jimmy Stewart. The heartwarming 1946 drama will be shown Sunday at 11: 30 a.m., 2: 30 p.m., 5: 30 p.m. and 8: 30 p.m. Admission is $3, or film-goers can bring $3 worth of non-perishable food items to donate to the Maryland Food Bank. Call 410-435-1440.
A captioned `Bachelor'
"The Bachelor," the comedy starring Chris O'Donnell and Renee Zellweger, will be shown in open-captioned form at the Loews White Marsh Theatre Monday and Tuesday. These performances will be part of the regular daily schedule with one performance in the afternoon and one in the evening using the captioned print.
No, THESE are the fees
We stand corrected: Last week's Film column mistakenly reported the new membership fees for Cinema Sundays at the Charles. Full memberships for Winter 2000 Series 17 will cost $88 for all eight films; mini-memberships for four films will cost $52. The next Cinema Sundays series will begin Jan. 9 with a screening of Pedro Almodovar's "All About My Mother."
`Magnolia' and munchies
In the meantime, don't miss the final installment of Cinema Sundays' Fall Series: "Magnolia," Paul Thomas Anderson's hotly anticipated follow-up to "Boogie Nights," will be the featured film this Sunday morning at the Charles Theatre, 1711 N. Charles St. In lieu of a guest speaker, there will be a members appreciation party after the show, with food catered by Spike & Charlie's Restaurant in the Charles lobby.
"They are the life-blood of the program," series programmer Gabe Wardell said of the Cinema Sundays regulars, "and we wanted to take the day to thank them for their support and participation. Rather than interacting with a guest speaker, everyone can adjourn to the lobby for light refreshments and discuss the film together -- and since the film is three hours long, we'll all be a little hungry anyway."
"Magnolia" will unspool at 10: 30 a.m. Walk-up tickets may be purchased for $15, if space permits, when doors open at 9: 45. For more information call 410-727-3464.
A `Royal' turnout
More than 1,100 people showed up Sunday for two benefit screenings of "Liberty Heights" at the Senator Theatre. The Pennsylvania Avenue Committee raised about $12,000 in cash and services to help build a monument on the site of the old Royal Theatre, according to committee chairman George Gilliam.
"We couldn't have written a script for it to have gone as well as it did," Gilliam said of the event, which included an appearance by Mayor Martin O'Malley, a performance by the Dunbar Jazz Band and an abbreviated version of the Royal Theatre Review stage show. Gilliam said that he and Senator owner Tom Kiefaber are discussing the possibility of staging the complete Royal review at the historic movie house sometime in February, to help commemorate Black History Month.