Free screening of Neil Young concert film outdoors

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August 11, 2006|By CHRIS KALTENBACH | CHRIS KALTENBACH,SUN REPORTER

Neil Young: Heart of Gold, Jonathan Demme's 2006 concert film of Young's two-night stand at a Nashville auditorium, will be shown outdoors tomorrow at Belvedere Square, at the corner of York Road and Belvedere Avenue. In his review of the film, Sun critic Michael Sragow referred to it as an "intimate epic ... a performance film that conjures a vision of American life as moving, funny and rueful as John Ford's Young Mr. Lincoln." The evening begins at 8:30 p.m. with a shorts program; the film starts at 9 p.m. Admission is free. Call: 410-534-2358.

Double bill

Two works by surrealist filmmaker Luis Bunuel, 1929's Un Chien Andalou and 1961's Viridiana will be shown Tuesday at the Hamilton Arts Collective, on the third floor of 5440 Harford Road. Showtime is 7:30 p.m. Admission is $5. Information: hamiltonartscollec tive.org or 443-653-2120.

Talking film

Carl Theodor Dreyer's 1928 masterpiece, The Passion of Joan of Arc, will be the subject of this month's Filmtalk at the Enoch Pratt Free Library, 400 Cathedral St. The silent film, which recounts Joan's trial on charges of heresy (and uses passages taken from the trial transcripts), is unrivaled in its use of shadow and light to convey emotion, and in its careful use of set design to accentuate the story. It also features one of the greatest performances in all of cinema, the French actress Maria Falconetti's portrayal of Joan. Legend has it Dreyer essentially terrorized the young actress to get the performance he wanted (which may he true, given that Falconetti never made another film). Showtime is 10 a.m. tomorrow in the library's Wheeler Auditorium, with discussion to follow. Admission is free. Information: 410-296-5487 or pratt.lib.md.us/events/films.html.

Also at the Pratt

In Alain Resnais' 1959 Hiroshima Mon Amour, a European woman and a Japanese man, both emotionally scarred by their own World War II experiences, meet in Hiroshima and enter into a doomed love affair. The film will be shown at 2:30 p.m. tomorrow in the Wheeler Auditorium of the Enoch Pratt Free Library, 400 Cathedral St. Admission is free.

`Bread & Tulips'

Italian director Silvio Soldini's 2000 Bread & Tulips stars Licia Maglietta as a wife and mother who, after being inadvertently left behind at a bus stop by her family, decides to find her way home alone. It's tonight's entry in the annual Little Italy Open-Air Film Festival. Festivities at the corner of High and Stiles streets begin at 7 p.m., with the movie set to show at 9 p.m. Admission is free. Big crowds are expected, so arrive early and take a lawn chair. Information: littleitaly-baltimore.com.

Family films

The animated An American Tail, director Don Bluth's 1986 story of a young Russian mouse who gets separated from his family in the course of emigrating to America, is tomorrow's feature in the University of Baltimore's Summer Family Film Series. Showtime is 10 a.m. in the UB Student Center's Performing Arts Theater, Maryland and Mount Royal avenues. Admission is free. Information: 410-837-5420 or ubalt.edu.

Dinosaurs!

Steven Spielberg's 1993 Jurassic Park, with cloned dinosaurs as the featured attraction at a deceptively tranquil-looking island theme park, will be shown outdoors at Mount Vernon Place Wednesday. Showtime is dusk, and admission is free. Information: mvcd.org/100.cfm.

Samurai Charles

New Tale of Zatoichi (Shin Zatoichi monogatari), in which Japan's favorite blind swordsman seeks an elusive life of peace, is this weekend's scheduled feature in the Charles Theatre's series of Japanese Samurai films. Showtime is noon tomorrow, with encores set for 7 p.m. Monday and 9 p.m. Thursday. Tickets are $6 tomorrow, $8 other times. Information: 410-727-3456 or thechar les.com.

chris.kaltenbach@baltsun.com

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