Maryland Film Festival April 27 - 30

April 27, 2000

Pull it out, tape it to the fridge, put it in your pocket or throw it in the car. This handy, dandy guide to the Maryland Film Festival is meant to be at your side for the next four days. Included are the dates, times and venues for all of the films and related festival events. All films are at the Charles Theater except where noted. Venue locations, as well as ticket prices, are listed elsewhere on this page. For last-minute changes in this schedule, call the festival office at 410-752-8083 or check out the Web site at

All screenings are at the Charles Theatre, 1711 N. Charles St., unless otherwise noted. Other venues for films and special events are the Senator Theatre, 5904 York Road; the Maryland Historical Society, 201 W. Monument St.; Theatre Project, 45 W. Preston St.; the Charles Palace, 225 N. Charles St.; the National Aquarium, 501 E. Pratt St.; and Atomic Books, 1806 Maryland Ave.

April 27


7:00 King Gimp (w/A Whole New Day)

9:00 Opening-night party (Maryland Historical Society)




9:30 A. J.'s Dogumentary

10:15 George Wallace

11:00 Panic


12:00 Bad Money

12:15 La Esquina Caliente

1:15 Panel: Writing in Two Media

2:00 Rosebud Presents

2:15 I Am Cuba

2:15 Joyce Scott: Long, Hot Summer

2:30 The Corner

2:30 Omaha (the movie)

4:15 Blue Collar/Juvies

5:30 Kill by Inches

4:30 Brothers Kuchar: Video

5:15 Jay Carr: TBA

5:15 Compensation


7:15 Makebelieve

7:45 Wattstax

8:00 John Waters: Clean, Shaven

8:15 The Initiate

8:30 Bill Miller: TBA

9:00 Filmmaker's party (Charles Palace)

9:30 Enter, Happy? Window Work

11:00 The Great Rock n' Roll Swindle

11:15 Shorts: A Real Barrel of Laughs

11:30 Work in Progress: Barry's Gift




10:00 Paradise Lost 2

10:15 This Is Cuba

11:00 Danny Plotnick's Wild Kingdom

11:00 Long Night's Journey Into Day


12:00 Compensation

12:00 Omaha (the movie)

1:00 Panel: Filmmaking Outside the Mainstream

1:15 The Battle of City Springs

1:00 Panel: Filmmaking Outside the Mainstream

1:00 My Fair Lady (at the Senator)

1:30 Another Planet

2:15 We Married Margo

2:30 Finley/Serra

2:30 I Am Cuba

3:00 Shael Stolberg (International Film Festival Guide) book signing (Atomic Books)

4:00 Good Kurds, Bad Kurds

4:30 Bad Money

4:45 Cooley High

5:00 Brothers Kuchar: Films


6:30 Acting Class

7:00 Kill by Inches

7:00 Scott Erickson: TBA

7:15 Double Parked

7:30 Searching for Roger Taylor

8:00 Lawrence of Arabia (Senator)

9:00 The Night Larry Kramer Kissed Me

9:30 La Esquina Caliente

9:30 Forbidden Zone

9:45 Shorts: Short Stories

11:00 Trash

11:00 The Night Larry Kramer Kissed Me after-party (at Theatre Project)

11:30 The Scott and Gary Show (followed by performance by Jad Fair)

11:45 Trashmonster

12:00 Girl Next Door




9:30 The Wizard of Oz

10:00 A. J.'s Dogumentary

10:00 Acting Class

10:00 Taylor Branch: One-Eyed Jacks

10:30 Behind the Scenes of the Local News


12:00 Jonathan Richman: Cyrano de Bergerac

12:00 The American Magic Lantern Theater (Maryland Historical Society)

12:15 Another Planet

12:30 The Girl Next Door

12:30 The Fall of Newt Gingrich

1:30 Trash

2:00 Double Parked

2:00 Spartacus (Senator)

2:00 Lecture: Julia Fair: Making Up History (Maryland Historical Society)

2:15 Black Maria Film Festival

3:00 A Sign From God

3:30 Makebelieve

4:00 Great Rock n' Roll Swindle

4:30 A Long Night's Journey into Day

4:45 Shorts: Other Worlds

5:00 Wilgus Stories


7:00 Panic

7:00 Spring Forward

9:00 Closing-night party with performance by Jonathan Richman ( National Aquarium in Baltimore)


Individual tickets are $10 ($8 for seniors and students with ID). A three-pass is $20, good for any three regular screenings. Tickets for the opening-night gala (tonight) are $75. A screening of the Academy Award-winning film "King Gimp" is included. Closing-night tickets are $25 (admission to a film and the closing-night party). An all-access pass is $250, good for admission to all festival events. Several events are priced separately. Call 410-752-8083 to purchase tickets, buy them online at or visit the festival box office at the Charles Theater beginning at 8:30 a.m. tomorrow.


Acting Class (w/Please Kill Mr. Kinski)

Comic mock documentary spoof. (2000) Saturday, 6:30 p.m., Charles, Sunday, 10 a.m., Charles.

A.J.s Dogumentary (w/Sporting Dog)

Doggie day care, dog parks and other issues are examined in this affectionate documentary tribute to our four-legged friends. (2000)Friday, 9:30 a.m., Charles. Sunday, 10 a.m., Charles.

American Magic Lantern Theater

One-of-a-kind presentation for kids of all ages. (c. 1890) Sunday, noon, Maryland Historical Society.

Another Planet

The first feature film written, directed and produced by a black woman in Canada is an offbeat tale of self-discovery. (1999) Saturday, 1:30 p.m., Charles. Sunday, 12:15 p.m., Charles.

Bad Money

Canadian comedy stars Graham Greene and Karen Sillas as people with money problems. (1999) Friday, noon, Charles. Saturday, 4:30 p.m., Charles.

The Battle of City Springs

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