`Titicut Follies' screening at Hopkins

local screenings

October 13, 2006|By Chris Kaltenbach | Chris Kaltenbach,Sun Reporter

The Johns Hopkins Film Society's Fall 2006 Film Series continues Tuesday with Frederick Wiseman's 1967 Titicut Follies, a controversial look, banned upon its initial release, at the treatment of patients at a Massachusetts mental hospital. Showtime is 8 p.m. in Shriver Hall on Hopkins' Homewood campus, 3400 N. Charles St. Admission: $6, $3 for Hopkins students, faculty and staff. Information: hopkinsfilmfest.com/home.php.

Cinema Sundays

Stephen Frears' The Queen, starring Helen Mirren in a sure-to-be-Oscar-nominated turn as Britain's Queen Elizabeth II, struggling to understand both her monarchy and her people in the days following the death of Princess Diana, is this weekend's scheduled Cinema Sundays offering. Showtime is 10:35 a.m. Sunday at the Charles Theatre, 1511 N. Charles St. Tickets are $15, and include no-extra-charge coffee and bagels beginning at 9:45 a.m. Information: 410-727-FILM or cinemasundays.com.


Fritz Lang's 1931 M, a masterpiece of paranoia and suspense, will be the subject of this weekend's Filmtalk at the Enoch Pratt Free Library, 400 Cathedral St. The film begins at 10 a.m. tomorrow in the library's Wheeler Auditorium, followed by lots of spirited and thoughtful discussion. Admission is free. Information: 410-396-5487 or epfl.lib.md.us.

Good rockin'

The Enoch Pratt Free Library, 400 Cathedral St., concludes its "Swingin' '60s Music Flashback" series Wednesday with a collection of "Scopitones," short films shown on video jukeboxes in the early 1960s and showcasing such artists as Bobby Vee, Gary Lewis and Nancy Sinatra. The program begins at 6:30 p.m. in the library's Wheeler Auditorium. Admission is free. Information: 410-396-4616 or epfl.net/events/adults.html.

Latino films

Viva el Cine Latino!, a celebration of Hispanic filmmaking, wraps tonight with Te Doy Mis Ojos (Take My Eyes), Spanish writer-director Iciar Bollain's drama about spousal abuse, with Laia Marull as the wife trying to escape it and Luis Tosar as the husband wrestling with a culture that seems to excuse it. Showtime is 7 p.m. at the Baltimore Museum of Art, 10 Art Museum Drive. Tickets are $6, $5 for members of the BMA or the Creative Alliance. Information: 410-767-7425 or mary landhispanics.org.

Justice on film

The Creative Alliance's "Views of Justice" film series continues Thursday with A Justice That Heals, Jay Shefksy's documentary look at one community's efforts to rally around an 18-year-old killer - not to defend what he did, but to offer the teenager hope and remind everyone of his humanity. The series is sponsored by the alliance and the Open Society Institute, and the showing will be followed by a panel discussion. Showtime is 7 p.m. at the Creative Alliance at the Patterson, 3134 Eastern Ave. Tickets are $8, $5 for CA members. Information: 410-276-1651 or cre ativealliance.org.


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