An 'aqua-mentary,' singing hotdogs

Critic's choice: Film

February 06, 2000|By Ann Hornaday

The Fells Point Creative Alliance is one of those unsung, under-funded groups that continually makes the improbable possible. A bunch of amateur but energetic swimmers -- of both genders and all body types -- want to put on a water ballet at the Patterson Park Pool? The FPCA will make sure it happens.

In fact it did happen last summer. If you were unfortunate enough to miss "Water Shorts," which was performed by the community arts group Fluid Movement before a sold-out audience, you won't want to miss the movie.

Filmmaker James Manni has made a video documentary about the sweat, tears -- and yes, water -- that went into that extraordinary production. "Water Log: Fluid Movement in Patterson Park," will be shown at The Fells Point Creative Alliance's Ground Floor on Thursday at 8 p.m. (Fluid Movement will also perform "Carmen -- The Hotdog Opera," in which a cast of tofu wieners interprets the Bizet classic. This is why we love the FPCA.)

Admission is $5 ($4 for FPCA members). The Ground Floor is located at 1726 Thames St. For more information call 410-276-1651.

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