Local Screenings

September 23, 2005

NOSFERATU -- F.W. Murnau's masterpiece of silent-film horror, 1922's Nosferatu, A Symphony of Horror, with Max Schreck as the vampire against which all future bloodsuckers would be measured (and most would come up short), will be shown Thursday at the Senator Theatre, 5904 York Road, in a screening sponsored by the Senator and the Creative Alliance. A live score will be performed by Devil Music Ensemble, a Boston rock band. Showtime is 8 p.m., and tickets are $10. Information: 410-435-8338.

OLIVER TWIST -- A new screen version of Charles Dickens' Oliver Twist, directed by Roman Polanski (The Pianist) and starring Ben Kingsley as Fagin and 12-year-old Barney Clark as Oliver, will be this weekend's Cinema Sundays offering at the Charles Theatre, 1711 N. Charles St. The postfilm discussion will be led by Ellen Handler Spitz, a professor of visual arts at UMBC. Tickets are $15 and include pre-film coffee and bagels. Doors open Sunday at 9:45 a.m., with the movie starting at 10:35 a.m. Information: 410-727-FILM or cine masundays.com.

CAMM SLAMM KICKOFF -- Teams of local filmmakers will gather at 7 tonight at the Creative Alliance, 3134 Eastern Ave. for CAmm Slamm to show off their extemporaneous cinematic skills. Each team will be given a common prop that must appear in the film - and will have 48 hours to produce a finished product, no more than 10 minutes in length. (Though there's no limit on team size, at least one member must belong to the alliance.) At 7 p.m. Sunday, the films will be shown at the alliance, and audience members will pick a winner. Teams may register tonight for $50; tickets for Sunday's screening party are $8. Information: 410-276-1651 or creativealliance.org.

XVI WASHINGTON LATIN AMERICAN FILM FESTIVAL -- Movies from our neighbors to the south are being featured at the 16th annual Washington Latin American Film Festival, running through Oct. 3 at the American Film Institute's Silver Theatre, 8633 Colesville Road in Silver Spring. Offerings this week include Argentinean director Pablo Jose Meza's Buenos Aires 100 Km. (7:30 tonight and 12:30 p.m. tomorrow) and Brazilian director Claudio Torres' Redeemer (9:45 p.m., 3:05 p.m. tomorrow). The festival will also include screenings of a series of shorts. For the full schedule or to purchase tickets, check out the AFI's Web site at afi.com/silver/new/. Information: 301-495-6720.

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