Taking a look at film, past and present

Seminar: Avant-garde filmmaker Peter Rose will discuss media-making of the future.


March 03, 2000|By Ann Hornaday | Ann Hornaday,SUN FILM CRITIC

There's still room at this evening's seminar with filmmaker Peter Rose at the Maryland Institute, College of Art. Rose, who has been making avant-garde films, tapes, installations and performance works for more than 30 years, will present older and recent works and will discuss the future of media-making with film programmer Vicki Westover.

Works that will be on view include Rose's seminal 1981 film "the man who could not see far enough," as well as "Requiem," the first installment of a three-part video/sound opera that Rose is currently producing. The program begins at 7 p.m., and registration is $20. To attend call 410-225-2219. Walk-in registrations are also welcome at the Mount Royal Station Auditorium, at Cathedral Street and Mount Royal Avenue.

`Miracle' rescheduled

Because The Sun was not informed of a schedule change, we inadvertently ran a review of "The Third Miracle" last Friday. The movie will open next Friday, March 10, at the Charles Theatre.

All `Smiles'

Towson University's Film and Video Society 2000 Annual Spring Film Series continues Monday with a showing of Ingmar Bergman's gossamer "Smiles of a Summer Night" (1955), a fanciful roundelay of romance starring Gunnar Bjornstrand and Harriet Andersson. The movie starts at 7: 30 p.m. in Van Bokkelen auditorium on the Towson campus. Admission is free. For more information call 410-830-2787.

Guerrilla films

Women in Film and Video of Maryland (WIFV) will present a screening of works by local and regional guerrilla filmmakers on Thursday. Martha Colburn, Lindsay Waite, Skizz Cyzyk and Jennifer Gouvea will present recent works at the Ground Floor of the Fells Point Creative Alliance, 1726 Thames St. Networking will start at 6 p.m., a WIFV meeting will be held at 7 p.m. and the screening will begin at 7: 30 p.m. General admission is $10; FPCA members can attend for $8, and WIFV members get in free.

A ghoulish weekend

Film lovers with a taste for the occult and the horrific may want to take advantage of this weekend's "Festival of Darkness."

Tomorrow's event is a 10th anniversary screening of director Stuart Gordon's "The Pit and the Pendulum," at the Charles. First, though, there'll be a 3 p.m. champagne and hors d'oeuvres gala, where guests will include Gordon, followed by a peek at new films in the horror genre, a screening of the film and a Q&A with Gordon.

The really ghoulish fun begins at noon Sunday at Bohager's and goes until midnight. On tap are five feature films, a host of shorts, panel discussions, live music, guest appearances and all sorts of things horrific.

Tickets to "The Pit and the Pendulum" are $10 ($30 for the champagne gala) and may be bought at the Charles. Tickets for Sunday's events (you must be 18 or over) are $22.50 through TicketMaster or $25 at the door of Bohager's, 701 S. Eden St.

For more information, check the festival's Web site at www.festivalofdarkness.com. -- Chris Kaltenbach

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