Mixed bag of movies

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Albert and David Maysles' Run- ning Fence, a documentary on artist Cristo's four-year project to run a fabric fence across 24 miles of California farmland, will be shown outdoors tonight at the Evergreen House, 4545 N. Charles St. Also showing will be Charles and Ray Eames' Powers of Ten, a close-up look at two picnickers in a park. Gates open at 7 p.m., with the movies starting at 9 p.m. Tickets are $8 for adults, $5 for children 11 and younger. Infants get in for free. Food will be sold by the Creative Alliance, co-sponsors of the event. Information: jhu.edu/evrgreen/events.

Mount Vernon Place

The comedy Barefoot in the Park, starring Robert Redford and Jane Fonda as a young couple making do with a tiny New York apartment, will be shown outdoors Wednesday at Mount Vernon Place. The 1967 film, based on a play by Neil Simon, kicks off a four-week series of films, all with "park" themes, being shown outdoors in Mount Vernon. Coming films include Jurassic Park (Aug. 16), A Troll in Central Park (Aug. 23) and Wicker Park (Aug. 30). Movies begin at dusk, and admission is free. Information: mvcd.org/100.cfm.

Outdoors in Little Italy

Lawrence Kasdan's 1990 I Love You to Death, a comedy about a woman seeking vengeance on her cheating husband, is tonight's feature in the Little Italy Open-Air Film Festival. The movie's all-star cast includes Kevin Kline, Tracey Ullman, River Phoenix, William Hurt and Joan Plowright. Festivities at the corner of High and Stiles streets, including live music, begin at 7 p.m., with the movie starting at 9 p.m. Admission is free. Big crowds are expected, so arrive early and take a lawn chair. Information: littleitaly-baltimore.com.

Silent classic at St. Thomas

F.W. Murnau's masterful Sunrise is the story of a young man struggling to be true to his wife, even as he's being dazzled by a woman visiting from the city. It's this week's feature in the Wednesday evening film series at St. Thomas Aquinas Church, 37th Street and Roland Avenue. The movie, one of the most beautiful ever shot, with a poetic, dreamlike quality that still entrances, won a 1927 Oscar for Artistic Quality of Production (the only Oscar ever awarded in that category), and its lead actress, Janet Gaynor, was named Best Actress. Showtime is 7 p.m. in the church's parish center. Admission is free, but donations are appreciated. Information: 410-366-4488.

Samurai Charles

Zatoichi on the Road (Zatoichi kenka-tabi), a 1963 entry in the continuing series of films featuring Japan's favorite blind swordsman, is this weekend's entry in the Charles Theatre's samurai film series. Showtime is noon tomorrow, with encore showings set for 7 p.m. Monday and 9 p.m. Thursday. Tickets are $6 tomorrow, $8 other times. Information: 410-727-3456 or thecharles.com.


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