`42 Up' at the Charles

Screening: Michael Apted catches up with his `7 Up' subjects, all grown up


January 14, 2000|By Ann Hornaday | Ann Hornaday,SUN FILM CRITIC

Michael Apted's "42 Up," the latest of a series of documentaries following a group of British children as they grow from childhood to middle age, will be this weekend's offering at Cinema Sundays at the Charles.

Critic Mike Giuliano will lead the post-screening discussion of the film, which catches up with the 42-year-old subjects of Apted's "7 Up," the original movie made when they were 7. Full seven-film membership packages are still available for $77; four-film mini-memberships are also on sale for $52. Walk-up tickets will be sold for $15, if seating allows, when doors open at 9: 45 a.m.

For more information about how to join Cinema Sundays, call 410-727-3464. The Charles Theatre is at 1711 N. Charles St.

Film explores breast cancer

The Fells Point Creative Alliance will screen Reginald McNeely's video documentary "Nefertiti's Breasts" Thursday at 8 p.m. McNeely examines his mother's breast cancer to consider the wider social and political implications of a disease that goes undiagnosed in black women at alarming rates. McNeely, his mother Clara McNeely and oncology expert Kimberly Jeffries Leonard, M.D., will discuss the documentary after the screening.

"Nefertiti's Breasts" will be shown at The Ground Floor, 1726 Thames St. Admission is $10 ($8 for members). A vegetarian dinner will be served at 7 p.m. Proceeds will help McNeely transfer his video to film. For more information, call 410-276-1651.

Dans to sign `Movies' book

Peter E. Dans, M.D., author of "Doctors in the Movies" (Medi-Ed Press), will sign copies of his book Tuesday at 7 p.m. at the Bibelot book store in the Woodholme Shopping Center. The book examines how physicians and medicine have been portrayed on screen through the past six decades. Dans is the film critic for the medical journal Pharos.

Classes include Rose session

Maryland Institute, College of Art has announced its spring 2000 adult education classes, among them an evening session with film and media artist Peter Rose. Rose's work has been shown at the Red Room in Normal's Bookstore in Baltimore, as well as at the Centre Pompidou in Paris, the Museum of Modern Art and the Walker Art Center in Minneapolis.

Rose will screen his 1981 film "the man who could not see far enough," the 1999 short video "Revolt of the Masses" and "Requiem," the first installment of a three-part video/sound opera.

Rose will be at MICA March 3 from 7 p.m. until 9 p.m. Registration is $20. For a catalog and more information, call 410-225-2219.

Levinson to be honored

Barry Levinson will be honored at the U.S. Comedy Arts Festival in Aspen, Colo., next month. Levinson has been chosen to receive the AFI Filmmaker Award for his achievement in film, including such comedies as "Diner," "Wag the Dog" and, as producer, "Analyze This." The U.S. Comedy Arts Festival will be held Feb. 9 through Feb. 13.

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