Red Room will screen `Them Films'

Makeover Day is Sunday


February 11, 2000|By Ann Hornaday | Ann Hornaday,SUN FILM CRITIC

The Red Room at Normals Books and Records will hold another screening of Them Films Saturday at 8: 30 p.m. The Red Room's Eric Hatch plans to show Les Blank's "Werner Herzog Eats His Shoe," Stan Brakhage's "Desist Film," Kenneth Anger's "Kustom Kar Kommandos" and work by George Kuchar and local filmmakers. Admission is $6. Normals is at 425 E. 31st. St. For more information call 410-243-6888.

Makeover Day

Women in Film & Video of Maryland (WIFV) will hold its second annual Makeover Day on Sunday from 11 a.m. until 4 p.m. Haircuts, manicures and makeup applications will be available (for $25, $10 and $15, respectively). There will also be a silent auction: Goodies include having John Waters record the message on your home answering machine; a "Divine Trash" world premiere poster signed by director Steve Yeager and tickets to the Baltimore Opera's performance of "Tannhauser" directed by Werner Herzog (who presumably will not eat his shoe).

The Makeover Day will be held at the Europa Salon, 5701 Newbury St., in Mount Washington. Make an appointment by calling the salon at 410-367-1111. Walk-ins will also be welcome.

Last year's Makeover Day raised more than $1,000 for the WIFV Scholarship/Mentorship Fund. Applications are now being received for this year's WIFV Scholarship/Mentorship, which will go to a young woman who will be a college junior in the fall. Call 410-685-FILM, mailbox 7, for more information.

Valentine's Day film

Towson University's Film and Video Society will celebrate Valentine's Day with a screening of Ernst Lubitsch's 1932 comedy "Trouble in Paradise" Monday at 7: 30 p.m. Kay Francis stars as a wealthy heiress who becomes the target of fortune hunters played by Herbert Marshall and Miriam Hopkins. The film will be shown as part of Towson's "Comedies of Romance and Marriage" series, which takes place at Van Bokkelen Hall Auditorium on the Towson campus. Admission is free. For more information, call the Center for the Arts box office at 410-830-2787.

Blaxploitation classic

"Getting Her Groove Back," the movie series examining black women in film sponsored by the Johns Hopkins Medical Institutions Office of Cultural Affairs, will present the blaxploitation classic "Cleopatra Jones" (1973), starring Baltimore native Tamara Dobson. Dobson stars as a hard-boiled heroine to rival Pam Grier in this violence-packed cult classic.

"Cleopatra Jones" will be preceded by the short film "Badass Supermama," Etang Inyang's meditation on race, gender and identity.

"Getting Her Groove Back" takes place every Wednesday in February at 7 p.m. at the Preclinical Teaching Building at the Johns Hopkins Medical Institutions (on the corner of Wolfe and Monument streets). Admission is free. For more information, call 410-955-3363.

A-rab documentary

Local filmmakers Joy Lusco and Scott Kecken ("Louisville") are currently editing their coming documentary about Baltimore a-rabs, and would like anyone with photographs of the local vendors, Baltimore street scenes, the markets or related subjects to share their material for use in the 90-minute film. Contact the Film Foundry at 800-931-3083 or e-mail the filmmakers at

Kecken and Lusco are also curating this year's film and video exhibition at ArtScape, and they have extended the deadline for entries for film and video. To have your film or video considered, mail a tape and your name, address and phone number to Foundry Films, 3932 Brooklyn Ave., Baltimore, Md., 21225. Entries should be postmarked no later than Feb. 16.

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